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Sea Otters: Adorable Partners in the Fight Against Global Warming
A new study published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment shows...
‘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...
A Reader’s Reminder: Books Still Provide “Some Kind of Hope”
As a senior editor for Reader’s Digest Select Editions, I read a lot of...
Support Our Troops: Wear Our Boots
One of the most recognizable accessories of the U.S. military uniform, the humble combat...
Beyond Libya: Milestones in American Foreign Affairs
As the turmoil in the Middle East continued two days after the murder of the...
Artist Gives New Life to Old Books
For the folks out there reading the latest Michael Chabon novel on an electronic device,...
What Might Have Been: 5 Alternate Movie Castings
A 3D, Blu-ray version of Titanic hit stores this week, containing more than two and...
Candid Moments on the Campaign Trail
One of the most fun aspects of following the news on the campaign trail is...
9/11: One Remarkable Story Out of Many
Each year, the New York Says Thank You Foundation helps a community in need as...
Can’t-Miss Book: ‘Beautiful Ruins’ by Jess Walter
Sometimes a good book is all about balance. It should be accessible, yet challenging. Funny,...
PBS Map Makes Electoral College Fun—Seriously.
With Labor Day behind us, the race for the White House becomes a sprint, and...
Art You Can Eat: Campbell’s Cans Salute Warhol
In 1962, Andy Warhol held his first solo show, debuting one of the most iconic pieces...
Major Moments in Democratic Convention History
This Thursday, President Barack Obama will address the nation from the Democratic National Convention in...
Here’s a Guaranteed Mood-Booster
Our Beautiful World and Universe, a Facebook "community page about Mother Nature," never fails to...
Leading Sacred Cows to Slaughter
Fed up with the "all or nothing intransigence" that is paralyzing Washington, Fortune magazine writers...
Under $20 Guide: The Superman-Wonder Woman Lip-Lock
As Entertainment Weekly first reported last week, Superman and Wonder Woman are set to bring...
Encyclopedia Farmica: Read This, Don’t Step in That
For a dose of delight in the closing days of summer, I recommend Barynard Confidential:...
The Six Apps You Need This Election Season
With more Americans turning to mobile devices for political news, navigating the plethora of politics...
7 Websites For Book Lovers
This past weekend, friends and I had a long conversation about our latest and greatest...
Has Your Hometown Been Pinned?
Our Best of America Pinterest board began amidst the planning of our July/August We...
Life Found in Outer Space!
Potentially, that is. Gliese 581g orbits the star Gliese (Glee-zuh) and according to NASA, this...
Hey Girl, It’s Paul Ryan!
Even before he stepped into the election spotlight as Mitt Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan,...
The Best Damn Book About Politics Ever
Every now and then a great writer finds his ideal subject. Herman Melville on whaling....
I Stole This From You
Stealing is wrong. This I know. But sometimes we take things that do not belong...
I’m Voting for Rutherford B. Hayes!
As some of you may know, there’s a presidential election coming up. But what...
We Found Love… in the Olympic Village
They are the most talented athletes in the world, have perfect bodies, and break world...
What?? Citizen Kane No Longer Best Picture, After 50-Year Reign
I spent some time studying film in college before ultimately switching majors—to a...
NASA, Cool? When Rocket Scientists Rock Out
I will never be mistaken for an astronomy geek (though I did make an effort...
The Psychology of a Silver Medal
A psychology professor who studied the emotions of Olympic athletes has found that silver medal...
Books: The Latest Jeffrey Deaver
Best-selling author Jeffery Deaver (The Bone Collector and others) has come out with the latest...
Stuck on a Desert Island with the Best Books Ever
Our staffers played the "desert island" game and came up with our single-favorite great books...
If Sandy and Danny Were Hipsters…
"Stranded at the drive-in" would be all the more dramatic if, instead of hopping into...