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David Carr: 10 Blunt, Introspective, and Downright Inspiring Quotes
The New York Times media columnist, culture writer, and author was known for his shrewd...
6 Classic Books Retold Through Their Iconic Meals
In her book Fictitious Dishes, Dinah Fried photographs the food that symbolizes some of literature's...
Stolen Moments from America’s Hidden Gems: Barbershops
In his book Barbershops of America, Photographer Rob Hammer set out to find America's last...
Meet George Washington’s Dentist: Incredible True Tales About 5 Sidekicks Who Changed History
Without these sidekicks, we might not have had John Wayne's Western movies, Coco Chanel's little...
12 Stephen King Quotes on Fear, Fitting In, and Being Walt Disney’s ‘Evil Twin’
Enjoy our curated round up of the best quotes from irrepressible thriller master Stephen King—...
Finish This Sentence: For One Day, I Would Like to Trade Places With …
If you could be anyone else for a day, who would it be?
A Deaf Woman Wants to Be a Nurse. Can a School Deem Her Unfit for the Job?
You be the judge: Can a nursing school dismiss a hearing-impaired person because they say...
Don’t Be a Sissy: Garrison Keillor’s Rules to Surviving a Minnesota Winter
The humorist makes a compelling case for embracing the cold.
Why Does This Woman Have 362 Exotic, Endangered Birds Living In Her Backyard?
Sure, Michele Raffin has 35 aviaries to clean and many, many beaks to feed. But she...
“Fragile” is Meaningless: Blunt Confessions of a UPS Handler
"I won't lie and say I've never stood on a package."
Meet the Patron Saint of Introverts
How Susan Cain is leading a quiet revolution.
10 Book Gifts for the Person Who’s Got You Stumped
For this holiday season, let us recommend some new and classic titles.
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.
Faces of America: Photos at the Twins Day Festival
Photographer Glenn Glasser visits the Twins Day Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio to get an inside...
Finish This Sentence: The Weirdest Christmas Present I Ever Received Was…
What was your wackiest holiday gift?
What Would You Do With a Dollar?
It can provide a meal for the hungry, brighten a child's day, and contribute to...
Gorgeous Glimpses of America’s Last Wild Places
Fifty years ago, Congress passed the Wilderness Act, preserving our country's most beautiful landscapes for...
Faces of America as Photographed by Glenn Glasser
Photographer Glenn Glasser travels across the United States to meet inspiring locals.
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?
6 Lego Sculptures That Will Blow Your Mind
In his new book, The Art of the Brick, Nathan Sawaya shows what happens when...
How to Donate Food So It Won’t Go to Waste
Giving is good, but giving smart is better. Once homeless and hungry, writer Deb Martinson...
5 Judges Who Will Erode Your Faith in the System
Most jurists warrant our respect. Then there are those who shake public trust.
What This Veteran Did for His “Alive Day”
For a new generation of wounded veterans, one day a year is special. It’s...
The Fascinating Stories Behind 5 Inventions You Use All the Time
How did someone think up the bendable straw, intermittent windshield wipers, the pop-top soda can,...
Why You’re Never Too Big to Come Home
A son of Cleveland considers the return of LeBron James to his hometown—and why...
Finish This Sentence: The Most Beautiful Sound in the World Is…
What is it for you? Tell us below.
You Be the Judge: Case of the Forgotten Felon
Officials never told a criminal when to report to jail. Does he have to do time 13 years later?
The Science Behind a New-Car Smell and 4 Other Powerful Odors
Sure, your nose knows, but shouldn't your brain be informed, too?
Why Are Starbucks’ Tables Round?
Plus, more ways furniture and your environment can be engineered to mess with your mind.
Cool Optical Illusions That Make You Look Twice
Believe it: These photographs of cool optical illusions and perspective definitely aren't what they seem...
Meet Bailey, the Cat Who Loves to Sail
This meezer may be only three years old, but inside he's an old salt who...
10 Great New Books From Small Presses
Good things come from small presses, and these novels, stories, and memoirs are top picks...