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13 Common Travel Scams—And How to Avoid Them

Robin Esrock

While the vast majority of travelers return home without incident, there’s no denying we make easy targets. Excited, disorientated, and unaware of local customs, petty scams play you for a fool.

Relive Alan Shepard's Harrowing Trip to Space With a View From His Cockpit

Nick Greene

What Is a Photocopier?

Chris Higgins

7 Movie Monsters That Allegedly Represent Communism

Mark Mancini

Whether by design or the result of over-analyzation, these sci-fi creatures were cited as physical manifestations of communism’s “evil empire” during the Cold War.

The Missing Links: Grilled Cheese Delivered By Parachute

Colin Patrick

11 Beautiful Alphabets from Ancient and Medieval Times

Arika Okrent

8 How-To Books From 100 Years Ago That Are Still (Sort of) Useful

Therese Oneill The Week

19th and early 20th century authors knew a thing or two about baby-naming, football-watching, drink-making, and more.

Q&A: Pun-Off Champion Benjamin Ziek

Erin McCarthy

Each May since 1978, some very punny people gather in Austin, Texas, to participate in the O. Henry Pun-Off.

7 Art Forgers Who Made a Fortune From Knock-Offs

Brooks Hays

Pablo Picasso said, "Good artists copy but great artists steal." He probably wasn't talking about these people.

What Made Nellie Bly Decide to Go Around the World?

Nellie Bly was born 150 years ago today. Here's how she described her decision to take her famous journey.

In the June Issue: How to Get Lucky!

Jessanne Collins

5 of the World's Unluckiest People

the mag Lucas Reilly

Some folks are lightning rods for success. Others are just lightning rods.

Do Big Cats Bury Their Poop?

Matt Soniak

8 Brilliant Tricks to Make Laundry Day Smarter and More Efficient

5 Questions: Railroad Cars

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