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10 Things to Know About Thor

Rick Marshall

Marvel's god of thunder returns to the big screen this weekend in Thor: The Dark World. Here are a few facts about the Silver Age superhero.

What Does "The" Mean?

Arika Okrent

It’s the most frequent word in the English language, accounting for around 4 percent of all the words we write or speak.

9 Passions that are Due for a Comeback

Tastes change over time, but if you're a certain age, you no doubt remember being a passionate fan of these fashions, items, and activities in your younger days.

Morning Cup of Links: Reporting the JFK Assassination

Brian Abrams

5 Questions: "-ink" Blots

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5 Reasons Pets are Great for the Workplace

The Week

Rover and Mittens could be the key to higher productivity.

What Does Salt Add to a Margarita?

Clair McLafferty

The Missing Links: The Newest Members of the Toy Hall of Fame

Colin Patrick

35 Obsessively Specific Gifts for Every Person on Your List

the mag

This hyper-tailored shopping list has something for everyone you know, including your very sophisticated chicken.

Abraham Lincoln's Retirement Plans

Mark Mancini

We all know Honest Abe’s untimely fate, but had it not been for that deadly trip to Ford’s Theatre, how would he have spent his private life after leaving office?

16 Artworks Made From Sweet, Sweet Gummy Bears

Jill Harness

You might be surprised by how many artists choose to work with gummy bears. Here’s a small sample of the many creations artistically crafted from these sweet snacks.

SimCityEDU: Gaming in the Classroom

Chris Higgins

Why Are Puppies Born With Their Eyes Closed?

Ethan Trex

Because they won the evolutionary lottery.

How to Behave Politely In 12 Countries

When you travel abroad, you always want to mind your manners. Here’s an easy guide to behaving brilliantly around the world.