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4 Ways to Get Through a Power Outage on a Budget

Dennis Mersereau

Summer storms can leave you in the dark. Here's how to get ready without spending a lot of money.

Makeup Artist Channels the Manliness of Ron Swanson

Andrew LaSane

Nick Offerman would be proud of this spot-on transformation.

The @AskTSA Twitter Account Will Answer Pretty Much Anything

Jake Rossen

The airport security agency's account can advise you on traveling with liquids, animals, and mummified remains.

10 Dystopian Facts about Aldous Huxley

Suzanne Raga

His grandfather coined the term "agnostic."

Tuesday's Amazon Deals You Can't Miss

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, July 26.

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Returns to Its Retro Roots for 25th Anniversary

Rudie Obias

The Blue Blur is turning 25 years old.

Report Finds Circus Animals Are Denied Lives ‘Worth Living’

Kate Horowitz

Experts say the evidence supports a ban on using wild animals in traveling shows.

The Science of Sweet and Sour Cherries

Kate Horowitz

Plus: why you really shouldn’t swallow the pits.

50 American Beers To Try This Summer

Corinne Cummings

Toss any of these U.S. beers in your cooler to stave off this heatwave.

A New App Works Like a Translation Tool for Emojis

Michele Debczak

Dango suggests the perfect emojis for any situation.

City Purchases Man's Home for $4 Million, Lets Him Stay Rent-Free

Kirstin Fawcett

The house is surrounded by the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, a protected desert habitat.

Why Getting a Perfect Score in 'Pac-Man' Is Pretty Disappointing

Michele Debczak

Here's what happens when you hit 3,333,360 points.

10 Royal Facts About Babar the Elephant

Emily Becker

All hail the French pachyderm king.

A Breathtaking Time-Lapse of Lava Flowing From Kilauea Volcano

Anna Green

Oregon-based time-lapse photographer Tyler Hulett traveled to Hawaii recently to capture the otherworldly beauty of the volcano.