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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… >>

5 Things You Didn't Know About
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. How… >>

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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… >>