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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? >>

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5 Creative Ways Cops Are Cutting Down on Crime

Could these innovative ideas handcuff criminals? >>

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16 Funny Family Movies That You’ll Enjoy, Too

Here's what gets the laughs with a 21st-century audience. >>

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17 Memoirs Everyone Should Read

Looking for something splendid to read? These brilliant stories, old and new, stand the test of… >>

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25 of the Most Memorable Movie Quotes of All Time

Did your favorites make our list? >>

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Are You a Creative Creature or the Village Videot?

Living is more than watching and listening. It is doing. (This Reader's Digest classic short story… >>