birthdays
Books
Today Would Be Isaac Asimov's 97th Birthday (ish)
"My parents were always uncertain and it really doesn't matter. I celebrate January 2, 1920, so let it be."... READ ON
Miss Cellania
10 Famous Birthdays to Celebrate in January
Do you share a birthday with one of these famous people from history?... READ ON
Animals
America’s Oldest Polar Bear Turns 36
Happy birthday, Coldilocks!... READ ON
List
10 Famous Birthdays to Celebrate in December
These famous folks share a spotlight with the holiday season.... READ ON
List
50 Bright Book Ideas For Everyone on Your List
You can thank us later.... READ ON
News
World’s Oldest Person Turns 117. Her Secret? Raw Eggs
Emma Morano is the last living person who was born in the 19th century.... READ ON
List
10 Famous Birthdays to Celebrate in November
A number of history's greatest pioneers and artists were born in November.... READ ON
List
10 Famous Birthdays to Celebrate in October
You might share a birthday with one of these famous folk.... READ ON
Science
12 Facts About Ivan Pavlov
There's more to the noted physiologist than just the famous "Pavlovian response."... READ ON
Movies
Mark Hamill's Original Star Wars Audition
He got $1000 a week for 'Star Wars.' He's doing better now.... READ ON
List
10 Famous Birthdays to Celebrate in September
Some of our favorite historical figures were born in the month of September.... READ ON
TV
5 Fun Facts About Lucille Ball
The First Lady of Television was born 105 years ago today.... READ ON
List
Good Things: 20 Perfect Quotes About Life From Martha Stewart
The domestic diva isn't shy about sharing her opinions on everything from sleep to sex.... READ ON
List
10 Famous Birthdays to Celebrate in August
Some of our favorite historical figures were born in the month of August. We couldn't possibly name them all, but here are just a handful of lives we'll be celebrating.... READ ON
Live Smarter
9 Things You Can Get for Free on Your Birthday
Money-saving experts give us the scoop on birthday freebies worth celebrating.... READ ON
List
11 Famous Birthdays to Celebrate in July
Have some cake this month on behalf of these historical figures, all of whom were born in July.... READ ON

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