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Halloween Around the World: Customs and Traditions

How do people celebrate their version of Halloween around the world? With less candy corn than… >>

8 Stunning National Geographic Photos to Remind You How Wondrous Our World Is

Go on a journey around the globe—no passport needed!—via these images from a new National… >>

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Finish This Sentence: For One Day, I Would Like to Trade Places With …

If you could be anyone else for a day, who would it be? >>

8 Presidents Caught in Rare Candid Pictures

In these excerpted quotes from his book, Presidential Picture Stories, veteran photojournalist… >>

Malcolm Gladwell on the Late Bloomer Phenomenon

If you haven't discovered your exceptional gift yet, you're in good company. Mark Twain, Alfred… >>

Why Does This Woman Have 362 Exotic, Endangered Birds Living In Her Backyard?

Sure, Michele Raffin has 35 aviaries to clean and many, many beaks to feed. But she does have help… >>

Weird Animal Photos: 7 Bizarre Creatures You Won’t Believe Are Real

It's hard to believe these odd-looking critters actually evolved to look this way. Here, the new… >>

Beyond Frosty: The Bizarrely Important History of the Snowman

Miracles, massacres, and Michelangelo; see how snowmen had a frosty hand in them all. >>

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Weird Facts About 5 Punctuation Marks You See Everywhere

Hashtags, ampersands, and pilcrows, oh my! Grammar nerds, #ReadOn >>

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13 Halloween Party Games

At your next Halloween party, play these new and fun games that are great for kids and adults alike. >>

6 Weird Facts About Lightning Strikes

From strange lightning strike rashes to exploding trees, these facts about lightning will, well… >>

Meet the Patron Saint of Introverts

How Susan Cain is leading a quiet revolution. >>

13+ Things Rabbis, Priests, and Ministers Won’t Tell You

Religious leaders share embarrassing moments, secret frustrations, and what they've learned from… >>

10 Book Gifts for the Person Who’s Got You Stumped

For this holiday season, let us recommend some new and classic titles. >>

She Left Her Son Alone in the Car. They Put Her on the Child Abuse Registry.

Does a mom deserve 
to be punished for leaving her child to run an errand? You be the judge. >>

Faces of America: Photos at the Twins Day Festival

Photographer Glenn Glasser visits the Twins Day Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio to get an inside look… >>