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Here’s Proof Selfies Have Been Popular Since 1839

Flip through a brief history of America's favorite photo trend. >>

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When Brain Injury Leads to Brilliance

Meet five people—savants, some call them—whose lives changed irrevocably after brain damage. >>

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The Case of the Bone Marrow Buyer

Should a desperate mother be allowed to entice donors with cash? You be the judge. >>

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Photo Contest Winners: How You See America

We received more than 1,200 reader entries for our Made in America photo contest; here are the 26… >>

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Photos of Lasting Interest

Events commemorate D-Day, soldiers come home, and a daredevil sets a world record in this week's… >>

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6 Breathtaking Views of the Night Sky That You Rarely Get to See

Tyler Nordgren, a physics and astronomy professor at the University of Redlands, has a mission: to… >>

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Photos of Lasting Interest

Remembering Maya Angelou, a celebration of Fleet Week, and more in this round-up of memorable… >>

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Real Rosie the Riveters: Rare Color Photos From WWII

Meet a few of the extraordinary women who kept the American war effort running. >>

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Maya Angelou at Her Best: 8 Quotable Quotes

Let these words from the beloved poet and civil rights activist inspire you. >>

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10 Stumpers From the National Geographic Bee

How well do you know your world geography? Take a whack at these questions, culled from past… >>

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Word Power: How Well Do You Know Your Travel Lingo?

How many of these 15 travel-related words do you know? Because it pays to increase your word power. >>

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Faces of America: A Civil War Reenactment in Dublin, VA

Photographer Glenn Glasser meets passionate performers in Dublin, VA at the Battle of Cloyd's… >>

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Deviously Ingenious Solutions to 5 Tricky Problems

A bus stop to nowhere, the dog who sold a home, and more ideas just crazy enough that they worked. >>

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12 Heartwarming Memorial Day Ceremonies

Since the end of the Civil War, Memorial Day has been a time for Americans to honor soldiers who… >>

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6 Incredibly Fierce Photos of Big Game Fishing

Not your grandpa's rod and reel. >>

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5 Bizarre Natural Phenomena, Explained

Including: why "shooting star" is a misnomer, what a moonbow is, and more strange natural… >>

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10 Pictures That Remind You of Being a Kid in Summer

School was out and the possibilities were endless. >>

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Photo Digest: Week of May 11, 2014 in Pictures

Photos of lasting interest from the week: A wildfire strikes California, Buddhists celebrate a holy… >>

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9 Graphic Novels Every Grown-Up Should Read

When you pair serious literature with "comic" art, the result can be extraordinary. Here's a… >>