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8 Times Cats Interrupted Things

Kirstin Fawcett

Because cats.

CPAs Reveal 9 Tips for Filing Your Taxes

Suzanne Raga

Getting your taxes done doesn’t have to be a horribly arduous, taxing (pun intended) experience.

Funko is Now Offering Disney Mystery Boxes

Jake Rossen

The Disney Treasures subscription service will deliver exclusive, Mickey Mouse-approved items directly to your door.

Family Cracks Open Chicken Egg to Find Another Egg Inside

Michele Debczak

The phenomenon is rare but not unheard of.

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6 Questionable Historical Methods of Controlling Children

Meg Van Huygen

Parents of the past had their shortcuts too.

Fifth Grader Contacts the Police for Help—With Her Math Homework

Kirstin Fawcett

While the officers' hearts were in the right place, their numbers weren't.

The Story Behind the Poem on the Statue of Liberty

Mark Mancini

“The New Colossus" was a later addition, but it's become an essential part of how we think about the statue.

10 Surprising Facts About Alan Rickman

Jennifer M Wood

3. He auditioned for 'Return of the Jedi.'

7 Trés Interesting Facts about Canadian French

Arika Okrent

Most Americans don’t need to fly across an ocean to immerse themselves in the French language. There are millions of French speakers just to our north in Canada.

Morning Cup of Links: Early Drafts of Movie Villains

Miss Cellania

Links to keep you busy all day!

This Light-Up Bike Helmet Helps Keep Cyclists Safe at Night

Kirstin Fawcett

The helmet, called Lumos, has a brake light and turn signals.

14 Things You Didn't Know About Nina Simone

Khalea Underwood

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Jaywalking Behavior Varies by Culture, Study Confirms

Shaunacy Ferro

An analysis of French and Japanese crosswalks found that the former are much more likely to cross against a red light.

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