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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? >>

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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… >>

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Love a Good Thriller? OJ Prosecutor Marcia Clark’s 8 All-Time Favorites

Marcia Clark knows nail-biting crime stories—after all, she was the lead prosecutor on the O.J… >>

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Word Power: How Artful Is Your Vocabulary?

Take our quiz to see if you've got a flair with artful words. >>

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Shh! These 8 Famous People Have Little-Known Secret Talents

Some stars do more than walk the red carpet. Can you guess what else they're good at? >>

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Best 4th of July Movies the Whole Family Can Enjoy

Whether watching with the kids, the neighbors, or yourself, these movies are great choices around… >>

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How Corporate America Is Selling to Your Senses

One expert explains how companies want you to see, smell, touch, and buy. >>

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How Doug Bernier Keeps Hope Alive in Baseball

A sports reporter recalls the encounter that gave him new love for baseball. >>