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25 Things You Didn't Know About the Greatest Musical of All Time
25 Things You Didn’t Know About the Greatest Musical of All Time

Many call "Singin' in the Rain" the greatest musical of all time, and it's getting a diamond… >>

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This July Fourth, Remember Our War Widows

Two hundred thirty-six. That's how many years of freedom we've enjoyed since our founding fathers… >>

Visual Feast: Deep Fried Gadgets
Visual Feast: Deep Fried Gadgets

In his "Deep Fried Gadgets" series, photographer Henry Hargreaves battered and fried some of his… >>

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Atari Turns 40, Celebrates with New Centipede

Forty years ago today, Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney founded Atari, and the gaming giant is… >>

What Does a Hometown Smell Like?
What Does a Hometown Smell Like?

America’s heart is in its hometowns, and one of the driving themes of this summer’s Best of… >>

“Call Me Maybe”: Why Is It So Addictive?

Don't be embarrassed. We've all blasted it in our cars or turned it up on our iPods (and then… >>

Three Things a Mummy Won't Tell You
Three Things a Mummy Won’t Tell You

As the books editor at Reader's Digest, I usually have my nose in a manuscript, but today I’d… >>

A Moment of Silence for Lonesome George
A Moment of Silence for Lonesome George

Last night I found out that Lonesome George died—the 100-year-old Galapagos turtle, who was the… >>

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Vincent Van Dominogh!

I first saw this crazy, artistic video on Gawker.com, where domino artist FlippyCat patiently… >>

Beach Read: Second-Chance Foodie Romance, on Martha's Vineyard
Beach Read: Second-Chance Foodie Romance, on Martha’s Vineyard

If you boiled down the plot of Steven Raichlen's charming debut novel, Island Apart, to a sentence… >>

Take that, Instagram!
Take that, Instagram!

In a series called Pencil Vs. Camera, Artist Ben Heine seamlessly combines sketches and photography… >>

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About “Mad Men”

It's been a week since the fifth season finale of "Mad Men" and my mind is still reeling… >>

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3 New Bands My Dad and I Can Both Appreciate

Dads? Cool? Turns out they figured out the best in fashion, music, and even movies years ago. For… >>

The 50 Worst Words in Fifty Shades of Grey
The 50 Worst Words in Fifty Shades of Grey

There’s been no shortage of media coverage of this erotica-lite trilogy, and frankly, it’s… >>

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Are These America’s Most Interesting Towns?

Breathtaking scenic views, powerful local legends, and more: As we search for America's Most… >>

Olympic moments that changed history, 2000 Sydney
13 Olympic Moments that Changed History

The Olympics have a rich history of inspiring achievements as well as controversial moments, but we… >>

10 Social Networking Sites That Could Replace Facebook
10 Social Networking Sites That Could Replace Facebook

Facebook recently became one of the largest IPOs in history (with 500+ million users, some… >>

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13 Iconic Shoes That Changed America

Audrey Hepburn’s famous flats, 80s power sneakers, make-a-statement Manolos: Here, a well-heeled… >>

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Celebrities Share the Best of America

Bright spots: See America through the eyes of your favorite celebrities. >>

13 Things Your Card Store Won't Tell You on Valentine's Day
13 Things Your Card Store Won’t Tell You on Valentine’s Day

Yes, you can buy greeting cards practically anywhere these days. You can even craft your own… >>