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What Happens if the Electoral College Ties?

Austin Thompson

While it would be a political crisis if the Electoral College completely disregarded the will of the people, it’s not impossible.

Tips for Scoring a Satisfying In-Flight Meal

Michele Debczak

Dining at 30,000 feet doesn't have to be a source of dread.

7 Places Every History Buff Should Visit on the U.S. Virgin Islands

Presented by U.S. Virgin Islands.

British Phone Booth Transformed Into ‘World’s Smallest Museum’

Michele Debczak

They're still waiting to hear back from the Guinness World Records committee for official designation.

The Most Popular Halloween Candy in Each State for 2016

Kirstin Fawcett

Find out if your region prefers sweet or sour treats.

Here's How You're Robbing Tomatoes of Their Taste

Jake Rossen

Millions of Americans are putting tomatoes into shock. Here's how.

You Have to See Wednesday's Best Amazon Deals

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, October 19.

5 Ways a Post-Antibiotic Era Could Change Medicine

Tara Smith

1. A scratch could become deadly.

Smithsonian Launches Kickstarter to Save Historic Ruby Slippers

Kirstin Fawcett

In lieu of Emerald City magic, the Smithsonian is turning to crowdfunding.

Amazing Macro Images From the Nikon Small World Contest

The contest honors the best small-scale scientific photography of the year.

12 Offbeat, Small-Town Festivals To Visit This Fall

Nina Pearlman

Mmmm, bacon and mushroom festivals.

11 Classic Facts About ‘Rashomon’

Matthew Jackson

The 1960 classic brought Japanese cinema to the world cinema stage, and turned Akira Kurosawa into an icon.

Tasmanian Devil Milk Could Help Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Michele Debczak

Marsupial milk has evolved to provide extra immune support.

The Etymologies of 13 Words From the 2016 Election

John Kelly

Here’s a look back at some of the buzzwords the campaign and candidates have given us—and a look into their surprising histories.

9 Places You Might be Losing Money in Your Home

Presented by Allstate.