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Man Saved By Cellphone Battery

Jill Harness

Most people choose their cellphone based on available apps, keyboard placement, battery longevity, and other features, but here's one you've probably never considered: ability to stop a bull

Hoist the Mizzen, the Aurora Trust is on the Move

Allison Keene

Ahoy, me Hearties and scurvy dogs! Interested in shipwrecks on the high seas? Then the Aurora Trust should be your one-stop shop.

A Very Literal Spin on New Yorker Cartoons

Colin Patrick

As a bona fide comedy nerd I like to occasionally read The New Yorker to peruse the humorous bits and pieces it offers.

Brain Game: White Ink

The Wednesday Word Ladder has arrived. Don't crowd, folks; keep your positions.

Morning Cup of Links: Nic Cage's Hair

Miss Cellania

The New York City island hospital where Typhoid Mary was quarantined was abandoned in 1963, and is off-limits to the public. But we have pictures, and a look at the island's colorful history.

The Late Movies: Marathon Finishes

Erica Palan

In 2009, I ran the Philadelphia Half-Marathon. It was the hardest, most awesome thing I’ve ever done.

The Quick 10: 10 Unusual War Weapons

Stacy Conradt

Think fighting wars is all about grenades and tanks? Think again.

How the World's Greatest Game Designer Designs Games

Keith Law

If you like board games, you've probably run into one designed by Reiner Knizia.

Views From Cars in the Rain

Jill Harness

Artist Gregory Thielker's paintings look just like the view from a car window during rain.

The World Needs All Kinds of Minds

Ransom Riggs

If you saw the Golden Globes this year, then you probably saw Claire Danes accept the Best Actress award for her role as Temple Grandin (in the HBO movie Temple Grandin).

The Distasteful Wall Murals of Pawnee, Indiana

Colin Patrick

Fans of the Parks & Recreation – Amy Poehler's sitcom about small town government in the tiny fictional burgh of Pawnee, Indiana – have been anxiously awaiting the show’s return to TV this we

10 Cute and Creepy Crochet Creations

Miss Cellania

People all over the web are making amazing things with one hook and some yarn. If your idea of crochet is the afghan throw your great aunt made years ago, you are in for a treat!

They Buy Gold: A Brief History of Pawn Shops

Ethan Trex

You see them littering strip malls, and you know they allegedly pay top dollar for scrap gold. How well do you know the history and nuances of your local pawn shops, though?

5 Interesting Study Abroad Destinations

Kenny Gould

Study abroad has become a staple of the college experience, with England, Italy, Spain, France and Australia being some of the most popular destinations for U.S. students.

Brain Game: Contraction This Day

It's Tuesday Test Time: Not including possessives, only a handful of English contractions follow the ???'? pattern.

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