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Instagram Photos, Now in Cookie Form
Instagram Photos, Now in Cookie Form

I consider the mobile app Instagram to be like magic for photos: I snap a picture of my breakfast… >>

A World of Cute: Baby Pandas, Happy Elephants and More
A World of Cute: Baby Pandas, Happy Elephants and More

We're been big on baby pandas in our house ever since Tai Shan made his debut at the National Zoo… >>

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Sea Otters: Adorable Partners in the Fight Against Global Warming

A new study published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment shows that… >>

'Classify' Makes Classical Music Accessible, More Awesome
‘Classify’ Makes Classical Music Accessible, More Awesome

Though I'm a big music fan, I've never really gotten into classical. Maybe it's because my parents… >>

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A Reader’s Reminder: Books Still Provide “Some Kind of Hope”

As a senior editor for Reader’s Digest Select Editions, I read a lot of books. I also read a lot… >>

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Support Our Troops: Wear Our Boots

One of the most recognizable accessories of the U.S. military uniform, the humble combat boot is… >>

Beyond Libya: Milestones in American Foreign Affairs
Beyond Libya: Milestones in American Foreign Affairs

As the turmoil in the Middle East continued two days after the murder of the American ambassador to… >>

Artist Gives New Life to Old Books
Artist Gives New Life to Old Books

For the folks out there reading the latest Michael Chabon novel on an electronic device… >>

What Might Have Been: 5 Alternate Movie Castings
What Might Have Been: 5 Alternate Movie Castings

A 3D, Blu-ray version of Titanic hit stores this week, containing more than two and a half hours… >>

9/11: One Remarkable Story Out of Many
9/11: One Remarkable Story Out of Many

Each year, the New York Says Thank You Foundation helps a community in need as a way of repaying… >>

Can't-Miss Book: 'Beautiful Ruins' by Jess Walter
Can’t-Miss Book: ‘Beautiful Ruins’ by Jess Walter

Sometimes a good book is all about balance. It should be accessible, yet challenging. Funny, yet… >>

PBS Map Makes Electoral College Fun—Seriously.
PBS Map Makes Electoral College Fun—Seriously.

With Labor Day behind us, the race for the White House becomes a sprint, and the time has come to… >>

Art You Can Eat: Campbell's Cans Salute Warhol
Art You Can Eat: Campbell’s Cans Salute Warhol

In 1962, Andy Warhol held his first solo show, debuting one of the most iconic pieces of modern… >>

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Major Moments in Democratic Convention History

This Thursday, President Barack Obama will address the nation from the Democratic National… >>

Here's a Guaranteed Mood-Booster
Here’s a Guaranteed Mood-Booster

Our Beautiful World and Universe, a Facebook "community page about Mother Nature," never fails to… >>

25 Secrets Your Congressperson Won't Tell You
25 Secrets Your Congressperson Won’t Tell You

From campaign contributions to the secrets behind lobbyists, we got the dirt on what Washington… >>

Leading Sacred Cows to Slaughter
Leading Sacred Cows to Slaughter

Fed up with the "all or nothing intransigence" that is paralyzing Washington, Fortune magazine… >>

Under $20 Guide: The Superman-Wonder Woman Lip-Lock
Under $20 Guide: The Superman-Wonder Woman Lip-Lock

As Entertainment Weekly first reported last week, Superman and Wonder Woman are set to bring new… >>

Encyclopedia Farmica: Read This, Don't Step in That
Encyclopedia Farmica: Read This, Don’t Step in That

For a dose of delight in the closing days of summer, I recommend  Barynard Confidential: An A to… >>

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The Six Apps You Need This Election Season

With more Americans turning to mobile devices for political news, navigating the plethora of… >>