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Interactive Chart Shows Which Words Originated in Your Birth Year

The OxfordWords Blog has created an interactive chart that shows which words entered usage in the English language during a given year. You can …

Teacher Vows to Complete Doodles on Student's Exams

Redditor Squeezymo is a teacher at an all-girls Catholic school in Bangkok, Thailand who has vowed to complete or add to any drawings that students leave on homework assignments or exams. The quirky educator manages to add drawings and text in red ink to the young pupils' doodles, turning them into …

What 20 years of best sellers say about what we read

What we read and how we read it has changed a lot in two decades.<p>When USA TODAY began its Best-Selling Books list 20 years ago, J.K. Rowling was a struggling unknown writer teaching English in Portugal. Suzanne Collins was helping to write a children's TV show for Nickelodeon called <i>Clarissa</i> …

Why Are Thousands of People Dreaming About This Man?

Have you dreamed about this man comforting or befriending you over the past five years? Then you are one of thousands across the world who have …

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18-Foot Oarfish Livens Up A 'Leisurely Snorkel' In California

A snorkeler off the coast of California found more than she bargained for on the ocean floor Sunday, when she saw the large eyes of an 18-foot fish staring back at her. It turned out to be a dead oarfish, a mysterious creature known to live in waters thousands of feet deep.<p>The discovery at the …

Apple isn't dead yet – iPhone 5S and iOS7 have a secret weapon

When Steve Jobs was still with us, many commentators – yours truly included – used to complain about the "reality distortion field" that surrounded Apple's charismatic leader. Those in attendance when Jobs launched the devices and services (iPod, iTunes, OS X, iMac, MacBook, iPhone and iPad) that …

Why Do These Hermès Bags Cost $70,000?

Many consider collecting a male-dominated hobby, with men dominating categories like stamps, cars and baseball cards. But a surge in luxury accessory …

Warren Buffett Invites Good Deed Dairy Queen Teen to Shareholders Meeting

A Minnesota teen's act of kindness for a blind customer has gone viral and has prompted an outpouring of praise, including from billionaire Warren …

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American Apparel's 'Unisex' Ads Portray Men And Women Very Differently

While men in non-gender-specificshirts are shown modeling the clothing in innocuous poses — looking straight at a camera or smoking a cigarette — the female models all seem to forget their pants.<p>Swedish blogger Emelie Eriksson is sick of American Apparel's habit of letting male models wear shirts …

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Florida Graves Reveal Reform School Horrors, Recall Witnesses and Families

Robert Straley was 13 when he entered the Florida School for Boys in the early 1960s for running away from home. The 1,400-acre grounds in the city …

Hilarious Twitter Feed Highlights First World Problems

London-based Benjamin Lee is the clever mind behind the Twitter account Middle Class Problem, a feed through which he retweets all kinds of “problems” that people complain about through social networking. Each dramatic statement is made by a person suffering from what Lee calls “Real problems but …

Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

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Teen births hit historic low, half of 1991

Teen birthrates were down for all racial and ethnic groups.<p>Teen births have continued to drop, reaching a historic low in 2012 and hitting half of what they were in 1991, says a government report out Friday.<p>The birthrate for teens, ages 15 to 19, dropped 6% from 31.3 births per 1,000 teen girls in …

Family Living a Whole Year Like It’s 1986

“<i>Blair McMillan holds a map he uses instead of a GPS in his car. McMillan has rid his family of all technology, living his life as he did in …

Positive pregnancy tests in high demand on Craiglist

Classifieds advertise tests for women hoping to trick their boyfriends into popping the question<p>Troubling new trend alert: In the last few months, there’s been a preponderance of Craigslist ads selling positive pregnancy tests. In May, a woman in Buffalo offered hers for $25, apparently as a …

Inside The Largest Simulation Of The Universe Ever Created

A giant supercomputer is making massively detailed models of the cosmos.<p>Imagine being asked to solve a complex algebra problem that is roughly 95 percent variables and only five percent known values. This is a rough analogy perhaps, but it paints a fairly accurate picture of the task faced by …

Long-Lasting Celebrity Couples Still Together Today

It seems as if every other week another celebrity couple is calling it quits, but not reality star and fashion designer Rachel Zoe, who Thursday …

Candy Crush: You play, you're hooked. Now what?

Odds are that someone you know has a love or hate relationship with Candy Crush Saga, the seemingly never-ending game that's become the fixation of people everywhere.<p>The game is the undisputed leader in the casual-gaming sector, witnessing more than 600 million active game sessions each day from …

What It Was Like to Work at the Lusty Lady, a Unionized Strip Club

The San Francisco peep show closes September 2. A former stripper remembers the empowering atmosphere, even amidst a grueling schedule.<p>To locate the ethos of San Francisco’s just-shuttered Lusty Lady peep show, one must look for a sign. Not some mystical “message from the universe” sign, as one …

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One escaped inmate back in jail, two remain on the loose<p>The Midwest slammed with severe weather<p>Doctor caught on camera laughing and cursing at a …

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Six Flags Says World's 'Tallest Drop Ride' To Open In 2014

Talk about terrifying: Six Flags announced today that it is building the world's "tallest drop ride" at New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure.<p>As the company said in a press release, it'll "hoist riders 415 feet into the sky, twice as high as the Statue of Liberty, and rocket them back to Earth at …

Pressy: the one-button Android controller so cool it was Kickstarted in under a day

If Kickstarter had a 24-hour funders club, Pebble and the Bolex Camera would be welcoming Pressy today. In under a day, the multifunction Android controller has more than doubled its $40,000 goal (raising $108,435 from 4,889 backers as of this writing) and with 45 days left to go, the numbers keep …