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Movies
20 John Carpenter Quotes About Horror Movies
“Horror is a reaction; it's not a genre.”... READ ON
History
12 Historic Facts About Martin Luther King Jr.
In 1958, doctors told him that a single sneeze could have ended his life.... READ ON
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12 Old Hat Styles Due for a Comeback
With a healthy dose of fashion and confidence, these styles could still look just as fabulous today.... READ ON
TV
11 Golden Girls References Explained for Younger Viewers
For those of you who were too young to watch the show when it first aired, many of the topical references might be ancient history.... READ ON
History
10 Facts About Benedict Arnold
That Arnold defected to the British army in 1780 is common knowledge. But before he switched allegiances, Arnold engineered some crucial victories for the colonist rebels and, by all accounts, led a pretty interesting life.... READ ON
Movies
17 Bloody Facts About Friday the 13th
The landmark horror film has inspired countless imitators and nearly a dozen sequels.... READ ON
Video Games
7 Things We Know About the Nintendo Switch
Nintendo's latest console touts some innovation, some nostalgia, and a whole lot of potential.... READ ON
History
13 Amazing Things That Happened on a Friday the 13th
Leave your triskaidekaphobia at the door.... READ ON
List
35 Things Turning 35 in 2017
E.T., the CD player, Diet Coke, "Cheers," the list goes on!... READ ON
List
13 Trailblazing Facts About Kamala Harris
Being a pioneer is nothing new for Kamala Harris.... READ ON
Movies
8 Actors and Directors Who Did Not Get Along
When two highly paid creative visionaries work together, things don’t always go smoothly.... READ ON
Travel
7 Tips for Traveling to Cuba
Traveling to Cuba is easier than ever—but that doesn't mean it's easy.... READ ON
List
13 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Substitute Teachers
Here's how they always know how to spot a troublemaker.... READ ON
Movies
Watch the Song Recording Sessions from 10 Classic Disney Movies
Be our guest.... READ ON
Miss Cellania
12 Cool Ice and Snow Festivals Happening This Winter
You might be surprised by how many towns go out of their way to celebrate icy weather and snow!... READ ON
Politics
16 Things You Might Not Know About Tammy Duckworth
She has an impressive history of overcoming adversity with grit and humor.... READ ON

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