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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… >>

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7 Websites For Book Lovers

This past weekend, friends and I had a long conversation about our latest and greatest reads. I… >>

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Has Your Hometown Been Pinned?

Our Best of America Pinterest board began amidst the planning of our July/August We Hear You… >>

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Life Found in Outer Space!

Potentially, that is. Gliese 581g orbits the star Gliese (Glee-zuh) and according to NASA, this… >>

Hey Girl, It's Paul Ryan!
Hey Girl, It’s Paul Ryan!

alternate text here" width="200" height="150" />Even before he stepped into the election… >>

The Best Damn Book About Politics Ever
The Best Damn Book About Politics Ever

Every now and then a great writer finds his ideal subject. Herman Melville on whaling. F… >>

I Stole This From You
I Stole This From You

Stealing is wrong. This I know. But sometimes we take things that do not belong to us. These items… >>

I'm Voting for Rutherford B. Hayes!
I’m Voting for Rutherford B. Hayes!

As some of you may know, there’s a presidential election coming up. But what if neither… >>

We Found Love... in the Olympic Village
We Found Love… in the Olympic Village

They are the most talented athletes in the world, have perfect bodies, and break world records when… >>

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What?? Citizen Kane No Longer Best Picture, After 50-Year Reign

I spent some time studying film in college before ultimately switching majors—to a much more… >>

NASA, Cool? When Rocket Scientists Rock Out
NASA, Cool? When Rocket Scientists Rock Out

I will never be mistaken for an astronomy geek (though I did make an effort to see the super moon a… >>

Books: The Latest Jeffrey Deaver
Books: The Latest Jeffrey Deaver

Best-selling author Jeffery Deaver (The Bone Collector and others) has come out with the latest… >>

If Sandy and Danny Were Hipsters...
If Sandy and Danny Were Hipsters…

"Stranded at the drive-in" would be all the more dramatic if, instead of hopping into your… >>

Elections: Primary News Source Is TV, But Mobile Close Behind
Elections: Primary News Source Is TV, But Mobile Close Behind

You can find politics news on the web in an overwhelming number of places, but to keep up… >>

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Stranded! Our Desert-Island Movie Picks

If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be? Our editors answer… >>

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H.P. Lovecraft’s Horror Stories, for the Low Price of Free

Beloved horror author H.P. Lovecraft wrote no fewer than 63 short stories between 1917 and 1935… >>