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Rare, Candid Photos of Bob Hope’s USO Shows

Bob Hope was known for his dedication to American troops, and these rare photos attest to his… >>

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5 Unbelievable Sources of Found Music

All sound is vibration, and anything that can vibrate can make a little music. Join us for a tour… >>

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10 Remarkably Freaky Animal Species

Lions and tigers and ... glowing roaches? Oh my. >>

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7 Commonly Misused Words You Should Get Right

Did you know that every time you misspeak, a kitten cries? Okay, that's not true. But get these… >>

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I’m a Telemarketer; Here’s How To Get Rid of Me.

You can't just screen my calls using caller ID. How can you make me go away for good? >>

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Why America Loves a Con Man

Savvy entrepreneurs have always sold people the same thing: dreams. >>

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After Hackers Steal Credit Cards, Here’s What Happens

If you're a victim of credit card hacking or fraud, you should know what goes on after the thieves… >>

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Why Do Seashells Sound Like the Ocean?

What is it about seashells that makes them sound like the beach at which you found them? >>

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Here’s How to Take Superior Pictures With Your Smartphone

Smartphones have great cameras built in, yet tapping a button on the screen often sends a small… >>

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10 Amelia Earhart Quotes to Propel You to Greatness

We can all learn a thing or two from this pioneer of flight, who paved the way for women in… >>

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Why 26.2 Miles Is a Marathon and Other Number Trivia

Ever wonder why February has 28 days or bank PINs have four digits? >>

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6 Indispensable Apps for People Who Love Books

Make your book life better with tools that help you find the time and reading material you want. >>

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Word Power: How Do Others See You?

The confidence you project hugely affects how others perceive you. Test yourself on these words… >>

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5 Animals With Unusual Superpowers

These creatures can do amazing things. >>

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8 Intimate Animal Portraits That Will Stop You in Your Tracks

We're used to seeing animals in vivid color, which may be one reason Boza Ivanovic's photographs… >>

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8 Cool Things to See in the Night Sky This Summer

Warm summer nights offer great stargazing conditions; keep an eye out for these celestial must-sees. >>

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5 Wacky Reasons to Love the USPS

The Postal Service has put its stamp on American history in unusual ways. >>

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Outrageous: The $99,000 Outhouse & Other Follies Your Taxes Paid For

These ridiculously expensive federal projects prove that government waste comes in all shapes and… >>

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How Biomimicry Works: Janine Benyus Explains

To biologist Janine Benyus, nature is the great inventor. >>

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The Case of the Fan in the Line of Fire

An unlucky onlooker is hit in the face by a wayward baseball. Can she sue and win? >>