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12 Common Phrases You Never Knew Were From the Bible

No book in history has contributed more phrases to the English language than the King James Bible… >>

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The Best Thriller Books of All Time

We've organized the best thrillers by category; get ready for your hair to stand on end. >>

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Who’s the Rightful Heir to This Family Fortune?

A few weeks after their aunt's death, the Nixon children received a letter from the bank explaining… >>

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Dorothea Lange: Her Photos, in Her Own Words

"You know there are moments such as these when time stands still and all you do is hold your breath… >>

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You Be the Judge: A Grandmother’s Rights

A woman argues that she had a right to see her grandson, but her daughter claims she tried to… >>

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Oh, Cute! When Kittens Play Competitive Football

Move over, Super Bowl: Fierce little fuzzballs are ready to take the field in the first Kitten Bowl. >>

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7 Smart Books About Technology Today

A graphic novel, a gripping origin story, a cautionary tale: these are some of the most interesting… >>

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Year in Review: The Best Quotes of 2013

As 2013 winds down, we reflect on the words—funny and serious—that proved to be history in the… >>

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Cool Optical Illusions That Make You Look Twice

Believe it: These photographs of cool optical illusions and perspective definitely aren't what they… >>

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Experts Explain Why Certain Words Sound Fat

It's not just you: researchers say humans literally size up words based on how they sound. >>