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5 Words That Trace Back to the Word "Mother"

Arika Okrent the mag

Make Mom proud this Mother's Day—incorporate her in your vocabulary.

The Panic Over Dungeons & Dragons (in 1985)

Chris Higgins

In the mid 1980s, the U.S. media latched on to a story: teens were committing suicide, and the roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons was somehow to blame.

20 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Cosby Show'

Kara Kovalchik

With The Cosby Show turning 30 this year, here's a look back at the Huxtables.

Brain Game: The Abridged Brain Game

Sandy Wood

Brain Game: It's a Long, Long, Long Fly Ball

Sandy Wood

The Early Days of the NFL Draft

Aaron Gordon

The NFL Draft wasn't always the overblown football bacchanal it is today.

Why Do We Sometimes Call Aluminum Foil "Tin Foil”?

Kara Kovalchik

10 Incredible Ways Electronic Artists Are Using Found Sound

Rebecca OConnell

5 Awe-Inspiring Teachers of Yore

Chris Higgins

It's Teacher Appreciation Week! Let's celebrate some educators from years gone by.

5 Questions: "Bo" Knows

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A Guide To Catching a Foul Ball In Your Beer: The Coolest Thing You Can Do

Nick Greene

The Most Desirable College in Each State

Jason English

Today's map shows the school in each state that received the most applications in the fall of 2013.

The Missing Links: Godzilla's Urine

Colin Patrick

9 Animals That Can Live Longer Than You

Clay Wirestone

The average life expectancy in the United States these days is nearly 79 years. As animal species go, humans are pretty hearty, especially given all these fancy medicines we’ve developed.

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