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Sports
5 Fast Facts About Nancy Kerrigan
Sports
11 Fast Facts About the Boston Marathon
Heartbreak Hill isn't actually *that* high.... READ ON
Sports
Arizona Teen Becomes First Female to Earn a College Football Scholarship
Becca Longo will be competing for the kicking job at Adams State University.... READ ON
Movies
18 Winning Facts About Bend It Like Beckham
Not a lot of American moviegoers knew who David Beckham was. Even less had heard of Keira Knightley. The movie became a hit anyway.... READ ON
Sports
Yesterday at the North Pole, Marathoners Ran Across 26.2 Miles of Pure Ice
The destination marathon is a circular course that goes around a North Pole camp 10 times.... READ ON
Big Question
Why Do Baseball Pitchers Stand on a Mound?
Movies
15 Elevated Facts About White Men Can't Jump
Sports
6 Early Boxing Women Who Could Kick Your Ass
Ronda Rousey is among the fastest and most brutal fighters boxing and mixed martial arts has ever seen—but she’s not the only woman who’s made it in the boxing ring.... READ ON
Science
Study Finds Male Tennis Players Are More Likely to Choke Under Pressure
In the pressure cooker that is Grand Slam tennis, men are more likely to choke than women.... READ ON
Sports
How the NCAA Made Robert Parish Disappear
Parish had a monster college career, but according to the NCAA, the games he played in never took place.... READ ON
Medicine
Among H.S. Athletes, Girls Have Higher Concussion Rates Than Boys
From 2010 to 2015, the concussion rate in girls’ soccer was higher than that for boys’ football.... READ ON
Retrobituaries
Florence Chadwick, the Woman Who Conquered the English Channel
People didn't think a woman could cross the English Channel both ways—until Florence Chadwick came along.... READ ON
Movies
12 Solid Facts About Pumping Iron
6. It's not actually a documentary.... READ ON
Sports
'Longest Hockey Game Ever' Ends in Eighth Overtime
The winning goal was scored at 2:32 a.m.... READ ON
Live Smarter
The 7 Best New Sports Bras for Every Type of Workout
Need a new sports bra? The right type for you is based on your preferred form of exercise.... READ ON
Animals
11 Frosty Facts About the Iditarod
72 mushers are currently on the wintry trail to Nome.... READ ON

Time magazine’s first female “Man of the Year” was Wallis Warfield Simpson in 1936. The American divorcee made headlines when Edward VIII abdicated the British throne in order to marry her.

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