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The Quick 10: 10 of the Most-Covered Songs Ever

Stacy Conradt

I'm one of those music snobs that very rarely likes a cover song more than I like the original, especially when it comes to the Beatles.

Bill Gates, Philanthropist

Chris Higgins

Bill Gates is the world's third-richest person, and the driving force behind the vastly-endowed Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation -- which is concerned primarily with global health and educ

$50,000 Tuition Giveaway Update

Jason English

Thanks to all 6,467 of you who entered our $50,000 Tuition Giveaway. That number of entries exceeded all expectations.

Friday Happy Hour: A Growing Pains Conundrum & Another Book Giveaway

Jason English

1. In one of my previous jobs, I had the good fortune to interview a lot of potential employees. I say "good fortune" because this role gave me steady access to strange resumes.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Psychotic Episode is Performance Art Art student Anna Odell of the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Sweden staged a suicide attempt and got herself admitted to the psychiatric ward of

Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #7

The number seven is known for being lucky, but not when it's attached to a Really, Really Bad Rebus. I'm a bit proud of this one, which may frighten some of you.

Extreme expedition: Anthrax Island

Ransom Riggs

At the center of one of the world's worst man-made ecological disasters -- the now almost nonexistent Aral Sea, a dusty, forbidding graveyard for beached ships -- is one of the world's deadl

Morning Cup of Links: Biomimicry

Miss Cellania

Academic Earth has thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholars. This is like attending Ivy League classes without that annoying tuition.

The Hermit of Holland Park: Lucian Freud

Andréa Fernandes

At the request of reader Lauren, today's "Feel Art Again" post features the famous—and infamous—grandson of Sigmund Freud, the 86-year-old British painter Lucian Fr

Another Book Giveaway: Casino Confidential

Jason English

Today's book is Casino Confidential: A Pit Boss's Guide To Beating The House. Let's stick with the gambling theme and play a little roulette.

The Quick 10: How 10 Famous People Were Rejected

Stacy Conradt

As a writer, I have definitely gotten my share of rejection letters. It's a bit disheartening, to be sure.

How Nate Silver Predicted Obama's Win

Chris Higgins

Throughout last year's election, Nate Silver ran a fascinating website called FiveThirtyEight, named after the number of electors in the United States electoral college.

8 Successful People Grateful They Got Canned

Ethan Trex

In our tough economic climate, it's worth reminding ourselves that losing a job might not be the end of the world.

5 New short story formats exploding on the web

David K. Israel

As you recall, we've started a new feature on this blog called No Small Tales. The idea is to publish one short story a month by and up-and-coming author.

Angels of Death: 6 More Medical Murderers

Miss Cellania

In this third installment of Angels of Death, we'll take a look at several serial medical murderers you may have never heard of.