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The White House Staff Confesses: What It's Really Like to Work for the Presidents
The White House Staff Confesses: What It’s Really Like to Work for the Presidents

From the Kennedy administration to the present day, touching White House stories from the people… >>

Forecasting War: The Military's  Weathermen Heroes You Never Knew About
Forecasting War: The Military’s Weathermen Heroes You Never Knew About

They swing like Tarzan, climb like Spider-Man, and think like Einstein. Inside the secret world of… >>

4 Women Revolutionary War-Era Heroes Your History Class Forgot to Mention
4 Women Revolutionary War-Era Heroes Your History Class Forgot to Mention

Though they may not always be mentioned in textbooks, these courageous ladies fought for the… >>

15 Fascinating Facts You Never Learned About America
15 Fascinating Facts You Never Learned About America

Which president was a hangman, which owned a saloon, the country's deadliest job, and more… >>

14 Things You Didn't Know About the Confederate Flag
14 Things You Didn’t Know About the Confederate Flag

The Confederate flag we know today looks a lot different than the first version adopted in 1861… >>

Extraordinary America: 13 Unsung Heroes Who Will Restore Your Faith in Our Country
Extraordinary America: 13 Unsung Heroes Who Will Restore Your Faith in Our Country

From an Arkansas woman who feeds the town on her pension to the Ferguson, Missouri librarian who… >>

9 of the Most Inspiring, Powerful Quotes from Pope Francis on Climate Change
9 of the Most Inspiring, Powerful Quotes from Pope Francis on Climate Change

On June 18, 2015, Pope Francis releases a 184-page encyclical addressing the threat that global… >>

6 People Who Tried to Be Criminals and Failed Miserably
6 People Who Tried to Be Criminals and Failed Miserably

See how these six imbecile outlaws just couldn't get the job done. >>

20 Mind-Blowing Facts About the Statue of Liberty (She Turns 130 This Year!)
20 Mind-Blowing Facts About the Statue of Liberty (She Turns 130 This Year!)

Boston's plan to steal her, the French mother she made famous, the seafaring suffragette protest… >>

15 Comically Candid Cartoons About Politics and Money
15 Comically Candid Cartoons About Politics and Money

Maybe they're not quite right for dinner table conversation, but these thoughtfully funny political… >>

12 of the Best David Letterman One-Liners of the Last 33 Years
12 of the Best David Letterman One-Liners of the Last 33 Years

As the longest-serving late night host in history, David Letterman could fill a library with his… >>

From Global Warming to Cancer, 5 Brilliant Ways Animals Help Scientists Solve Big Mysteries
From Global Warming to Cancer, 5 Brilliant Ways Animals Help Scientists Solve Big Mysteries

They may not wear lab coats, but creatures big and small can help scientists study global warming… >>

12 Historical Predictions That Completely, Utterly Missed the Mark
12 Historical Predictions That Completely, Utterly Missed the Mark

Elvis should stick to his day job? Excessive smoking plays only a minor role in lung cancer? Check… >>

How I Made My Mind Up About Fracking
How I Made My Mind Up About Fracking

What are the pros and cons of fracking? A science writer who inherited a share in a Texas oil well… >>

The Bizarrely Ordinary Lives of Astronauts: A Day Inside the International Space Station
The Bizarrely Ordinary Lives of Astronauts: A Day Inside the International Space Station

Largely forgotten by the American public, astronauts have been orbiting Earth for 15 years. Here's… >>

14  Abraham Lincoln Quotes That Are Truly Modern Rules to Live By
14 Abraham Lincoln Quotes That Are Truly Modern Rules to Live By

One hundred fifty years after his assassination, Abraham Lincoln remains one of America’s most… >>

“It Was On Good Friday”: A Detailed Glimpse Into How Lincoln Spent His Very Last Hours

Originally published in Reader's Digest’s April 1965 issue, this story is a fascinating account… >>

How This Sixth-Grade Teacher's Warning About the Internet Went Viral on Facebook
How This Sixth-Grade Teacher’s Warning About the Internet Went Viral on Facebook

Melissa Bour was concerned by what her students were posting on Facebook. Instead of lecturing, she… >>

Exonerated: How This Innocent Man Spent 39 Years In Prison for a Murder He Didn't Commit
Exonerated: How This Innocent Man Spent 39 Years In Prison for a Murder He Didn’t Commit

A crime, a lie, life sentences and vindication: The remarkable story of how three innocent… >>

A Woman Asks to Pump Breast Milk at Work. Can She Be Fired Without Cause?
A Woman Asks to Pump Breast Milk at Work. Can She Be Fired Without Cause?

Did a Houston, Texas debt collection firm sexually discriminate against a new mom for wanting to… >>