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The Scary Side of Adorable Animals

They may look harmless, but these five cute creatures have a dark side. >>

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Gloria Steinem Tells: How to Change the World in 5 Steps

The feminist icon, in celebration of the release of the 200th video from the MAKERScollection of… >>

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5 Louis C.K. Quotes That Tell It Like It Is

The truthful comedian channels his inner Buddha and offers lasting life advice as curated from… >>

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Scary: 9 Vampire Legends That Are Actually True

Hold onto your garlic: These vampire myths are actually rooted in fact, which makes them all the… >>

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13 Halloween Movies that Will Scare You Senseless

From slashers to seances, we've rounded up the best Halloween movies (with bonus video trailers)… >>

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Game or Lame: Is Baseball America’s Greatest Sport?

It’s an argument for the ages as baseball naysayer James Breakwell riles up our bat-happy humor… >>

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Inspiring Quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr.

In 1968, Dr. King gave his final speech — 'I Have Been to the Mountaintop' — to striking… >>

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Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing: The Reader’s Digest Version

Writers, take note: Elmore Leonard instructs on what you should never do. >>

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11 Best Haunted Houses in America

We asked haunted house expert Steve Kopelman his picks for the scariest spooky homes and… >>

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Why We Copy People Around Us Without Even Realizing It

Synchronizing isn't just for swimmers and ice skaters; you might be mimicking others without even… >>

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What Can a Billion Dollars Buy You?

It's amazing how far those zeroes can stretch. >>

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The Most Comforting Roald Dahl Quotes

Roald Dahl's classic tales of acceptance are the stuff of childhood, but sometimes grown-ups need… >>

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6 Creative Ways to Save Endangered Languages Before They Disappear

Each year twenty-five languages die out, but these groups are developing creative ways to keep… >>

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The Reader’s Digest Version: New Books to Read Right Now

If you are looking for a good book, consider these beautifully written, emotionally transporting… >>

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4 Video Game Facts that Prove the Console Is Mightier than the Movies

Yes, well-designed video games are stealing story lines, acquiring actors, and winning over our… >>

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5 Crazy Ideas that Just Might Save the Planet

The Earth is getting warmer. Luckily, scientists are working on creative ways to keep our planet… >>

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5 Can’t-Lose Poker Strategy Tips for Seven-Card Stud

Playing some seven-card stud? Hone your poker strategy and avoid a tough fold with these expert… >>

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15 Little-Known Game Facts and Trivia

Who knew Super Mario was connected to Popeye? Or that Monopoly helped free Allied POWs? One expert… >>