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A World of Cute: Baby Pandas, Happy Elephants and More
A World of Cute: Baby Pandas, Happy Elephants and More

We're been big on baby pandas in our house ever since Tai Shan made his debut at the National Zoo… >>

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Wired Picks 12 Most Annoying Technologies

What? Only 12? Sure, Wired names some doozies of irritating tech, no question about that. Camera… >>

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Sea Otters: Adorable Partners in the Fight Against Global Warming

A new study published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment shows that… >>

'Classify' Makes Classical Music Accessible, More Awesome
‘Classify’ Makes Classical Music Accessible, More Awesome

Though I'm a big music fan, I've never really gotten into classical. Maybe it's because my parents… >>

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A Reader’s Reminder: Books Still Provide “Some Kind of Hope”

As a senior editor for Reader’s Digest Select Editions, I read a lot of books. I also read a lot… >>

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The Man of Steel Is Also the Man of Money!

Yes, it's a cliche, but in my case it is absolutely true. One day, after I moved out of the house… >>

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Support Our Troops: Wear Our Boots

One of the most recognizable accessories of the U.S. military uniform, the humble combat boot is… >>

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6 Reasons Our Love-Hate Relationship with Jack Reacher Grows

1. He's an ugly hero. Jack Reacher is big and tall, ragged and unkempt. In A Wanted Man, the… >>

Beyond Libya: Milestones in American Foreign Affairs
Beyond Libya: Milestones in American Foreign Affairs

As the turmoil in the Middle East continued two days after the murder of the American ambassador to… >>

Artist Gives New Life to Old Books
Artist Gives New Life to Old Books

For the folks out there reading the latest Michael Chabon novel on an electronic device… >>