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Retrobituaries: Thomas Farrell, the Man Who Built the World

David W Brown

In our Retrobituaries series, we spotlight those departed whose lives are insufficiently celebrated. Here is a look at the life of Major General Thomas Farrell, who died at 75 in 1967.

13 Balloon Sculptures That Let Your Imagination Float Away

Jill Harness

It’s easy to think of balloon twisters as nothing more than children’s entertainers ready to make hats, swords and animals at a moment’s notice, but balloon art can also be incredibly complex.

Wednesday is New Comics Day

Rich Barrett

4 Shows from Norway's Crazy, Successful Slow TV Experiment

Arika Okrent

Slow TV? Don't we already watch enough TV? Perhaps, but do we really watch it?

UPDATE: Does Being Cold Make You More Susceptible to Getting a Cold?

Matt Soniak

Last year, we talked about whether or not Grandma is right when she tells you to bundle up when you go outside, lest you catch a cold.

5 Fail-Safe Rituals for Protecting Your Newborn

Mangesh Hattikudur

To ensure a happy and prosperous future for a newborn, parents will do the darnedest things.

Morning Cup of Links: Einstein's Planet

Brian Abrams

The Late Movies: Time-Lapse Sand Sculptures

Erica Palan

Rare Color Footage of Depression-Era New York

Meg Boeni

The Missing Links: The Greatest TV Writing Ever

Colin Patrick

10 Lost or Forgotten Sports Trophies

Jens T Carstensen

Sport's most storied trophy, the Stanley Cup, has seen its fair share of abuse—but even so, it's well ahead of these other major league trophies.

The Real-Life Events That Inspired Sunday's Game of Thrones Episode

Stacy Conradt

If you’ve been on the Internet at all since Sunday night, chances are pretty good that you know what happened on Game of Thrones whether you wanted to or not.

12 Persnickety Rules From the Associated Press Stylebook

Bryan Dugan

Here are 12 rules from the AP Stylebook that you’d never know unless you looked them up.

T-Shirt Tuesday: #SMH

Erin McCarthy

What Are the Dangers of Blood Doping?

T Nelson

It worked for Lance, so why wouldn’t it work for you?

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