Country Music Queen Dolly Parton has Donated 100 Million Books to Kids

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Country Music Queen Dolly Parton has Donated 100 Million Books to Kids. Her Imagination Library program has been running for 23 years.

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Thelma and Louise: The First Female Buddy Picture. Read the story of how the groundbreaking movie was made.

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One of the World’s Most Irreplaceable Books Was Used as a Cutting Board. The 10th-century Exeter book wasn't always seen as a literary treasure.

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How Does GoFundMe Actually Work? Learn what you need to know before you start passing the hat.

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Bijlmer, City of the Future. Lessons from a failed utopian architectural plan in Amsterdam, part one and part two.

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How a Sneak Attack By Norway’s Skiing Soldiers Deprived the Nazis of the Atomic Bomb. The raid on the Vemork chemical plant changed history.

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Billions of Birds Migrate. Where Do They Go?

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8 Expert Tips for Choosing the Perfect Job Interview Outfit. Forget the Batman costume; no one can afford him.

Friday’s Best Amazon Deals Include Digital Projectors, Ugly Christmas Sweaters, and Speakers

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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, December 4. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!

Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks

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Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks. Imagine Glacier National Park without a glacier.

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The Chimp Who Believed She Was Human. After being raised in a human home, it took years for Lucy to learn to be an ape again.

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The Mathematical Madness of Möbius Strips and Other One-Sided Objects. A look at the history of the mind-bending field of topology

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These 1930s Housewives Were the Godmothers of Radical Consumer Activism. They protested rising food prices with the Hamtramck Meat Strike.

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Disneyland’s Fantasyland Recreated in Incredible Detail in a Basement. A railroad engineer hand-crafted his own theme park over ten years.

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The Princess Who Worked at Macy’s. The Queen of Romania also built furniture, raised poultry, and enjoyed off-roading.

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America is on the Verge of a Nursing Crisis. Our nursing schools don't have the capacity to supply our current needs, much less our future needs.

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15 Amazing Animal Reunions. It's good to know that pets lost for years might find their way home.