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10 Carnival Traditions From Around the World
Several parts of the globe have developed rich and elaborate Carnival traditions, some of which survive even in places where Lent is no longer observed.... READ ON
The Presidents
Listen to 10 Famous Presidential Speeches From History
Listen to inaugural addresses and other speeches from each president since John F. Kennedy.... READ ON
Fun
New Zealand KFC Hands Out Valentine's Day Bouquets of Fried Chicken
Because nothing says “I love you” like a bouquet of chicken.... READ ON
Food
The Origin of the Conversation Heart
Valentine's Day means chalky candy hearts with a lot to say. But what's behind these very loud little candies?... READ ON
Fun
Give Your Favorite Astronomer a Heart Nebula Necklace or Cuff Links
Make Valentine's Day out of this world.... READ ON
List
20 Funny Valentine's Day Cards to Give Your Loved Ones
Show how much you care by giving your loved one the gift of laughter.... READ ON
List
15 Offbeat Holidays to Celebrate in February
February may be the shortest month of the year, but it still has plenty of quirky celebrations.... READ ON
List
10 Things You Might Not Know About the Chinese New Year
Some celebrants rent boyfriends and girlfriends to bring home to their parents.... READ ON
Fun
This Valentine's Day, Fall Asleep to Tom Hardy's Sonorous Voice 
The British actor is making his second appearance on the BBC's "CBeebies" anthology series.... READ ON
List
8 Festive Chinese New Year Traditions
The fireworks do more than just provide entertainment.... READ ON
Fun
Torture Your Valentine With This Passive-Aggressive Card
The perfect gift for all your complicated relationships.... READ ON
Live Smarter
For the Best Deal, Order Your Valentine's Day Flowers Now
Love is free, but romance certainly isn't.... READ ON
Food
Spoil Your Valentine With a Bouquet of Beef Jerky Flowers
Because few things says "romance" like cured meat.... READ ON
Videos
10 Misconceptions about Holidays
Fun
Sunday is the 16th Annual No Pants Subway Ride
If you're heading out on Sunday and don't know what to wear, stop thinking.... READ ON
List
16 Offbeat Holidays to Celebrate in January
Start the year off right with January's quirkiest celebrations.... READ ON

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