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America's Most Dangerous States, Based On Law Street's Analysis Of FBI Crime Statistics

You may have heard about a recent uptick in violent crime, though the levels of crime are still far below the worst historical years.<p>Now, we know the most dangerous states.<p>Law Street took a look at the FBI's violent crime statistics for American cities with more than 25,000 people to come up with a …

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Tea Party phonies: Doing the conservative zigzag and right-wing flip-flop, based on who’s president

The Democratic Party is not as liberal as it was. The GOP is further right. Why do Republicans live in fantasyland?<p>Fifty years after its underlying polling was done, "The Political Beliefs of Americans" by Lloyd Free and Hadley Cantril remains the starting point for anyone who wants to understand …

What would the Founding Fathers have thought about our libertarian crazies?

Modern-day libertarians fancy themselves freedom fighters. How would their fantasies strike our nation’s founders?<p><i>When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another...</i><p>Say whatever nasty things you want about …

California Police Officer Caught Beating Up A Woman On LA Freeway

Unfortunately for the CHP, most drivers nowadays have cellphones with recording devices: the whole incident was caught on camera, uploaded onto YouTube, and sent to various press agencies.<p>Fair warning: the video is hard to watch. It shows a woman being caught and held down on the ground along the …

The 10 Most Underutilized Spaces In Your Home

No matter the square footage of your home, the hunt for a little extra space will ensue every now and then. The go-to solution, typically, is to haul items off to local storage facility until you can figure your space issues out. As tempting as that may be, there's a good chance there are a couple …

This Presidential Selfie Is Out Of This World

President Obama, Bill Nye the Science Guy and Neil deGrasse Tyson took the most epic, scientific selfie known to mankind.

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50 Places Every Literary Fan Should Visit

If you’re like us, and you hear that you’re in an area that is home to a place that has any little bit of literary historical significance, you have …

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Writing Quotes by Famous Authors

Writers on writing: 21 tips to inspire your prose and poetry<p>Are you in need of some big inspiration from masters of verse and fiction? Well sit down …

The 22 Maps That Define America

Everything from the teams Americans root for, to the companies they work for, to the dangers they contend with, make America unique.<p>Here, we look at 22 maps that show us the similarities and differences between Americans.<p>It's a big country and every state is unique.<p>Let's break down some of the most …

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25 Signs You're Addicted To Books

The first step is admitting it. The second step is to keep right on reading.<p>Read more on www.buzzfeed.com

The best books for summer 2013

<b>The Sea Inside by Philip Hoare</b><p>Philip Hoare won the Samuel Johnson prize for Leviathan, his musings on whales. This new book, "part memoir, part …

The Astronomical Cost of Building the U.S.S. ENTERPRISE

Seven Tips From Ernest Hemingway on How to Write Fiction

Before he was a big game hunter, before he was a deep-sea fisherman, Ernest Hemingway was a craftsman who would rise very early in the morning and …

Boosting Brain Power: 8 Ways To Sharpen Your Mind

By Jena Pincott<p>Billions of neurons in your brain can reshape themselves in response to what you do and learn. Help them along with these eight strategies to be sharper, make wiser decisions and stay focused.

The Most Playful Libraries in the World

We could write volumes about our love for libraries — and, well, we kind of have. During our Internet travels, we’ve stumbled across some pretty …

First Sentences of Great Books - 20 Books That Have Become Classics

Thumbs up or thumbs down on these first sentences?<p>In most issues of <i>Poets & Writers</i> you’ll find a fun section called “Page One” where they print the …