The ZIP in ZIP Code stands for Zone Improvement Plan.
A series on autism starts by asking whether it is more prevalent today or just more likely to be diagnosed. There are links to the other articles in this thoughtful series.
Late Sunday, the Associated Press reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has died of heart failure. He was 69.
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For some people, the Christmas season doesn't officially start until A Charlie Brown Christmas is on.
That thousand-yard stare of wonderment and beguilement!
"Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" originally aired on December 17, 1989. Not long after, you couldn't go anywhere without seeing a Bart Simpson t-shirt.
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From James, a fascinating look at the most remote people on Earth (also check out this nice companion article from How Stuff Works).
What's it like to be jolly for a living?
You may have heard before that Louis Armstrong got his first Christmas tree at age 40, and he loved it so much that he took it on tour with him for a month.
Legions of Santas are currently perched in malls all over the country, waiting for your children to climb atop their laps and whisper to them their most secret desires.
by Matthew Hickman and Andrew
If you answered: The food Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy eat, you are sorely mistaken.
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.