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Weird Animal Photos: 7 Bizarre Creatures You Won’t Believe Are Real

It's hard to believe these odd-looking critters actually evolved to look this way. Here, the new… >>

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Beyond Frosty: The Bizarrely Important History of the Snowman

Miracles, massacres, and Michelangelo; see how snowmen had a frosty hand in them all. >>

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Weird Facts About 5 Punctuation Marks You See Everywhere

Hashtags, ampersands, and pilcrows, oh my! Grammar nerds, #ReadOn >>

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13 Halloween Party Games

At your next Halloween party, play these new and fun games that are great for kids and adults alike. >>

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6 Weird Facts About Lightning Strikes

From strange lightning strike rashes to exploding trees, these facts about lightning will, well… >>

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“Fragile” is Meaningless: Blunt Confessions of a UPS Handler

"I won't lie and say I've never stood on a package." >>

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Meet the Patron Saint of Introverts

How Susan Cain is leading a quiet revolution. >>

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13+ Things Rabbis, Priests, and Ministers Won’t Tell You

Religious leaders share embarrassing moments, secret frustrations, and what they've learned from… >>

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10 Book Gifts for the Person Who’s Got You Stumped

For this holiday season, let us recommend some new and classic titles. >>

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She Left Her Son Alone in the Car. They Put Her on the Child Abuse Registry.

Does a mom deserve 
to be punished for leaving her child to run an errand? You be the judge. >>

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Faces of America: Photos at the Twins Day Festival

Photographer Glenn Glasser visits the Twins Day Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio to get an inside look… >>

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These 7 Foods Are Banned From Space

Zero gravity and little storage space seriously limits astronauts' menu options. Here's what's off… >>

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What Would You Do With a Dollar?

It can provide a meal for the hungry, brighten a child's day, and contribute to the growth of… >>

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Gorgeous Glimpses of America’s Last Wild Places

Fifty years ago, Congress passed the Wilderness Act, preserving our country's most beautiful… >>

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Word Power Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Shapes?

In this edition of Word Power, we test your geometry vocab. Think you can get them all? >>

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Top Christmas Movies Guaranteed to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Cozy up to these top holiday classic Christmas movies. >>

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Can You Guess How Old These Natural Species Are?

Photographer Rachel Sussman combines art and science in her journey to capture some of the oldest… >>

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Inside 5 of the World’s Spookiest Places and Haunted Attractions

If you enjoy a real chill, these five spots offer a chance to get close to some of the more grisly… >>

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The Science Behind a New-Car Smell and 4 Other Powerful Odors

Sure, your nose knows, but shouldn't your brain be informed, too? >>