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The Worst (But Funniest) Way to Kill a Spider
The Worst (But Funniest) Way to Kill a Spider

In our household, my wife’s job is to cook, clean, take care of our daughter, do the… >>

'But Mom, They're Art!' Major Museum Adds Video Games to Collection
‘But Mom, They’re Art!’ Major Museum Adds Video Games to Collection

New York's Museum of Modern Art—better known as MoMA—announced Thursday that 14 video games… >>

Mad About <i>Mad</i>? New Book Celebrates its Hilarious History
Mad About Mad? New Book Celebrates its Hilarious History

Sixty years ago, a new magazine took newsstands by storm. It was smart, funny, irreverent… >>

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Top Christmas Movies Guaranteed to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Cozy up to these top holiday classic Christmas movies. >>

What Would a 51-State Flag Look Like?
What Would a 51-State Flag Look Like?

With Puerto Rican statehood in the news once again, Smithsonian magazine's excellent Design Decoded… >>

Must See: Insanely Addictive Websites
Must See: Insanely Addictive Websites

Warning: These websites are highly addictive and may cause you to waste massive amounts of time… >>

The Word of the Year Is...Just 3 Letters Long
The Word of the Year Is…Just 3 Letters Long

What better way to kick off the season of year-end lists than with the announcement of the word of… >>

Fun Freebie: Stylish Snail Mail is a Hit
Fun Freebie: Stylish Snail Mail is a Hit

When's the last time you got a real, handwritten letter in the mail? Feeling nostalgic, artist Ivan… >>

Why Do Top Students Cheat?
Why Do Top Students Cheat?

Cheating has gone from a nasty habit to a nationwide epidemic. In March,nine seniors from… >>

Funky Map Shows State Size According to Votes
Funky Map Shows State Size According to Votes

An awesome new feature on Slate offers a unique look at America: What would our country look like… >>

Your End-of-the-World App Checklist
Your End-of-the-World App Checklist

Last week, the unthinkable happened: I found myself waiting in line to use a payphone. In… >>

Election 2012: Memorable Night, Cloudy Future
Election 2012: Memorable Night, Cloudy Future

With a  resounding electoral college win and a slim victory in the popular vote, Barack Obama was… >>

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Mitt Romney’s Loss and the Art of the Concession

Although the election was called by major news outlets shortly after 11 p.m. last night, most of us… >>

What's Your Newspaper Saying Today?
What’s Your Newspaper Saying Today?

We asked our friends and family to snap a picture of their newspaper's front page this morning… >>

James Bond is Back: 4 Reasons to See 'Skyfall'
James Bond is Back: 4 Reasons to See ‘Skyfall’

We recently covered James Bond mania in honor of the character's 50th anniversary, and now we've… >>

ASL Interpreter Rocks Storm Coverage
ASL Interpreter Rocks Storm Coverage

She's been described as mesmerizing, hypnotizing, a rock star. Last week, Lydia Callis, New York… >>

Election Day Must-Reads: One Last Hurrah
Election Day Must-Reads: One Last Hurrah

It's been a long road to Election Day (remember all of those GOP primary debates that began in the… >>

The Sweet Taste of Electoral Votes
The Sweet Taste of Electoral Votes

The Electoral College remains a mysterious process for many Americans, and electoral math can… >>

What to Read After a Hurricane
What to Read After a Hurricane

Shortly before Hurricane Sandy came to my town, flooding my house and knocking out the power (which… >>

5 Things You Didn't Know About Mitt Romney
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Mitt Romney

Four debates and countless campaign stops later, voters have learned much about their candidates… >>