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50 Collective Nouns to Bolster Your Vocabulary

Lucas Reilly

Start working these into conversation.

Marie Manning: The Original Dear Abby

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Marie Manning wanted to report on crimes. Instead, she invented the advice column.

The Missing Links: Rewriting the Hobbit

Colin Patrick

Some Controversial Full Body Scanners Getting the Boot from U.S. Airports

Erin McCarthy

Why is the Flu Seasonal?

Matt Soniak

Brain Game: Look About You

Sandy Wood

Morning Cup of Links: The Wit of Dear Abby

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The Weird Week in Review

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Terms for the Penis Among American College Students

Arika Okrent

Happy National Thesaurus Day!

World War I Centennial: Poincaré Elected President of France

Erik Sass

Installment #52: On January 17, 1913, Raymond Poincaré, a leading conservative politician and the premier and foreign minister of France since January 1912, was elected President of France after a com

The Life and Times of Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves

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John and Hank Green Sell Out Carnegie Hall

Chris Higgins

The Missing Links: You Need to Watch Model Wife

Colin Patrick

12 Shocking Secrets Spilled to Oprah

Stacy Conradt

Lance Armstrong isn’t the first to admit a shocking secret beneath Oprah’s sympathetic gaze.

Listen to 8-Year-Old Betty White Play a Crippled Orphan in 1930

Sydney Beveridge

Betty White is celebrating her 91st birthday today. Eight decades ago as a little (Golden) girl, she made her radio debut.