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How 'Star Wars' Director J.J. Abrams Got His Start Working on a Troma Film

Anna Green

The future 'Star Wars' director composed the score for a 1982 Troma film about a killer alien lizard.

When You Combine a Senior Home and a Daycare Center, Everybody Wins

Kate Horowitz

The very young and the very old share music, art, and joy at Seattle’s Mount St. Vincent care center.

How Seeing Eye Dogs Found Their Way to America

Ethan Trex

In the 1920s, a journalist, a college student, and a German shepherd teamed up to change the lives of the blind.

The Home Where Bruce Springsteen Wrote 'Born to Run' Is Now for Sale

Kirstin Fawcett

Now's your chance to own—and live inside—a piece of rock 'n' roll history.

Watch Beavers Parachute From Planes in Footage From 1948

Rebecca OConnell

The best way to relocate beavers in the '40s? Drop them out of plans, of course.

Pod City: 10 Podcasts to Help You Sleep

Whitney Matheson

Battling insomnia? Here are 10 podcasts designed to help you catch some Zs.

A Carpet Designed to Ease Your Anxiety

Rebecca OConnell

Relax by pacing over this interesting carpet.

9 Clever Ways to Hack Your Brain Today

Kate Horowitz

From relieving pain to winning games, these nine tricks have you covered.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Odd news items from around the world.

Mindfulness Might Create False Memories, New Study Finds

Shaunacy Ferro

All that focus on being self aware leaves people susceptible to false memories.

Get Blissed Out With The Very First Episode of 'The Joy of Painting'

Caitlin Schneider

Proof that the classic show was amazing from the very beginning.

Kansas City and Toronto Libraries Exchange Literary Insults on Twitter

Michele Debczak

Even the librarians are getting caught up in playoffs fever.

What Discontinued Food or Drink Do You Miss the Most?

Jason English

On Fridays we ask a bunch of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon.

Barcelona's Sagrada Família Begins Final Stage of Construction

Rebecca OConnell

After 133 years of construction, the Sagrada Familia is still only 70 percent finished.