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The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

16 Arrested in Fight at Nonviolence Concert Silver Spring, Maryland hosted a youth concert called Stop the Violence in memory of 14-year-old student Tai Lam, who was shot to death last year.

Be Amazing: Get a New Word in the Dictionary

Be Amazing

Whether you're looking to start your own religion, swallow a sword, quit smoking, find Atlantis, buy the Moon, sink a battleship, perform your own surgeries, or become a ninja, our new book Be Am

Brain Game: Getting Your Word's Worth

Here's a quickie puzzle to get your day started.

Morning Cup of Links: Pi Day

Miss Cellania

Congress has designated Saturday as National Pi Day. Time to eat pie and sing Pi Day Carols! * The Cocktail Party Effect.

Going Down in History: Lois Mailou Jones

Andréa Fernandes

At the request of reader Gillian, today's post features Lois Mailou Jones (1905-1998).

The 5pm Quiz: Nickelodeon

Brett Savage

Today's 5pm Quiz was originally posted during '80s Week last spring. Half the fun of Nickelodeon was tuning in to find out what those kooky producers could dream up next.

The Quick 10: The 10 Most Annoying Things Your Co-Workers Do

Stacy Conradt

I'm not sure that I agree with this list from Forbes "“ some of them, yes. But there are definitely a few missing...

How to Quit Smoking

Be Amazing

Whether you're looking to start your own religion, swallow a sword, crack an unsolved murder, find Atlantis, buy the Moon, sink a battleship, perform your own surgeries, or become a ninja, our ne

News About Our 'Most Influential Books' Issue

Jason English

Neely Harris, editor-in-chief of mental_floss magazine, snapped this picture in a Birmingham Barnes & Noble yesterday.

Life After Death - A Philosophical Discussion

Chris Higgins

In today's geeky web video, Professor Shelly Kagan of Yale asks some huge questions: is there life after death? Well...to answer this, Kagan backs up and asks: what is a person?

3 Modern Artists and the Politics that Affected Their Work

Special Guest Star

This week we're lucky to have guest blogger Elizabeth Lunday, author of Secret Lives of Great Artists: What Your Teachers Never Told You about Master Painters and Sculptors, spilling the dirt on

Lunchtime Quiz: Who's More Stylish?

Jason Plautz

I'm not exactly what you'd consider a stylish guy; I'm set with a pair of jeans and a hooded sweatshirt. But the people in this quiz are a little more fashion-minded.

TV Shows that Didn't Cut it Across the Pond

Kara Kovalchik

Last week we looked at a few Britcoms that had been successfully co-opted by U.S. television producers.

8 Weird Sea Creatures

Miss Cellania

More and more often, humans are discovering weird marine life that would tax even Dr. Suess' imagination.

The instrument behind the adults on the Peanuts

David K. Israel

Ever wonder what instrument was used to make that funny sound of the adults talking on the Peanuts cartoons?

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