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7 Tips to Read Faster (and Still Understand What You Read)

Suzanne Raga

Slogging through dense passages can be time-consuming, mentally exhausting, and hard on your eyes. Speed up the process—without sacrificing comprehension—with these tricks.

All the Wands Featured in the Harry Potter Series

Kirstin Fawcett

Take a trip down memory lane in honor of this weekend's 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' release.

The Notorious B.I.G.'s Lyrics Have Inspired a New TBS Sitcom

Rudie Obias

The series will be called 'Think B.I.G.,' after one of the late artist’s unreleased songs.

Facebook Will Now Refund Accidental In-App Purchases Made by Your Kids

Anna Green

Blame the kids.

Big Questions: Talking Credit, Small Business, and Puppies with Bark & Co.'s Henrik Werdelin

Presented by Chase Slate.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

The Woman Who Might Have Been D.B. Cooper

Jake Rossen

The only unsolved skyjacking case in history might have been pulled off by a woman.

Friday'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 29.

Why Does Sunlight Damage Our Skin?

Kate Horowitz

Get the basics on ultraviolet rays in this new video from the American Chemical Society.

12 Regal Facts About ‘The Princess Diaries’

Kristin Hunt

When moviegoers first met Anne Hathaway, she was a frizzy-haired teen who lived in a firehouse and just happened to be royalty.

Wild Theory Suggests ‘Snow White’ is Actually a ‘Lord of the Rings’ Sequel

Rebecca Pahle

Mirror, mirror on the wall, what’s the most out-there Disney fan theory of them all?

Oral History: Tickle Me Elmo Turns 20

Jake Rossen

The hottest toy of 1996 led to concussions, mass hysteria, and one designer becoming a Unabomber suspect.

The Strange Coin Flipping Fact That Might Make Your Head Spin

Caitlin Schneider

Dr. James Grime explains why heads/tails pops up more frequently than heads/heads.

7 Photographic Tricks, Hoaxes, and Fads Before Photoshop

Jocelyn Sears

Fake decapitation was the LOLcats of the 19th century.