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    13 Vintage Presidential Campaign Posters That Will Take You Back

    In its new book, the Library of Congress celebrates the past two hundred years of presidential campaign poster art.

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    Nate Berkus on the Things That Matter

    The loss of his partner in the devastating 2004 tsunami underscored for Nate Berkus a guiding principle of his design...

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    ‘Classify’ Makes Classical Music Accessible, More Awesome

    Though I’m a big music fan, I’ve never really gotten into classical. Maybe it’s because my parents preferred the soundtrack

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    What Might Have Been: 5 Alternate Movie Castings

    A 3D, Blu-ray version of Titanic hit stores this week, containing more than two and a half hours of never-before-seen footage.

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    The Sweet (Rockin’) Sound of American English

    It’s a question I’ve often pondered when hearing foreigners talk in an unfamiliar tongue: What does American English sound like

    Throwback Thursday: The Worst (Or Best) ’90s Music

    The crown jewels of the 90s: Scrunchies, Spice Girl lollipops, and Tamagotchis, to name a few.

    7 Websites For Book Lovers

    Avid readers will love these sites.

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    Culture Digest: The RedBall Project On A Roll

    Follow the bouncing ball, a mobile installation, as it travels around the world.

    Stranded! Our Desert-Island Movie Picks

    If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be? Our editors answer...

    The 100 Most Valuable Movie Stars

    If you’re a bit of a cinephile—or just someone who really, really likes celebrities—clear your schedule now: New York Magazine‘s

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    The Lolcat’s Meow

    Next month, the Internet phenomena of adorable cats doing painfully cute things—like fitting themselves into way-too-tiny boxes and creeping up

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    Is Your Mind Bigger Than Your Pain?

    I have no intention of running a 130+ mile ultramarathon.  And I have no desire to eat vegan.  And yet,

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    “Call Me Maybe”: Why Is It So Addictive?

    Don’t be embarrassed. We’ve all blasted it in our cars or turned it up on our iPods (and then turned

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    99 Ways to Tell a Story

    Aside from my job at Reader’s Digest, I’m taking a class in Narrative Theory and Screenwriting. One of the books

    13+ Things Your TV Salesman Won’t Tell You

    Crank up the volume: Learn retail secrets for selling big screens in this TV buying guide.

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    The 50 Worst Words in Fifty Shades of Grey

    There’s been no shortage of media coverage of this erotica-lite trilogy, and frankly, it’s getting a little much. (You can

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    Funny Photos: Dogs in Sunglasses

    Doggone hilarious: Our readers sent in the funny dog photos, and we provided the celebrity quotes thought bubbles.

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    Culture Digest: The Saddest Movie in the World?

    Psychologists screened more than 250 of the saddest movies in front of 500 film buffs to find out which was...

    13 Iconic Shoes That Changed America

    Audrey Hepburn’s famous flats, 80s power sneakers, make-a-statement Manolos: Here, a well-heeled history of American footwear.

    Cookbook Obsession: Seamus Mullen’s Hero Food

    When rheumatoid arthritis almost caused chef Seamus Mullen to hang up his apron, he turned to food to help him...

    Cookbook Obsession: Martha’s American Food

    To introduce her newest cookbook of all-American recipes, Martha Stewart shares what makes a classic along with a few desserts...

    Baseball’s Best Short Stories

    You needn't even be a sports fan to enjoy these 34 hugely entertaining tales.

    How Carrots Won the Trojan War

    In each chapter, Rupp takes a different vegetable and explores its significance to human beings over the centuries.

    RecordSetter Book of World Records

    The weirder records are here.

    What Your TV Salesman Won’t Tell You

    1. Buy your new TV in September or January. That’s when the new models come out and the prices go

    6 Things Casinos Don’t Want You to Know About Your Odds

    Casinos keep you out of the loop for a reason.

    8 Recipes to Remember Elvis Presley

    August 16 marks the anniversary of Elvis Presley's death. If you can't join the fans in Graceland, at least you...