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Home School Legal Defense Association: How a home-schooling group fights any meaningful regulations of families that pull their kids from school.

<i>This story was reported through the nonprofit investigative news organization ProPublica. The Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia</i> …

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Justice Scalia And The Age Of Humanity

Earlier this month, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia delivered a commencement address to the graduating class of the Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, Md.<p>According to the <i>Washington Post</i>, Scalia drew laughter and applause as he spoke to the 79 graduates of the all girls' …

The Best Private Roku Channels, and How to Install Them

As if the Roku didn’t have enough channels already, there’s a decent selection of “private” channels you won’t find in the channel store. Here are …

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Robin Williams spent most of 'Good Will Hunting' reading his lines in different celebrities' voices

It was his attitude that often contributed to the film veering off script during rehearsals and production.<p>"He was constantly improvising," co-star Stellan Skarsgard said during a panel at the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, "And I liked that because if you prepare properly, it is trashed …

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Gallipoli: WWI's Most Disastrous Battle

It nearly ruined Winston Churchill’s career and launched Ataturk’s. On this day 100 years ago, tens of thousands died in one the most global battles …

The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Ukulele

The little instrument has gone from being an exotic new trend to the embodiment of kitsch since it arrived on Hawaii 125 years ago, but is currently enjoying a revival.<p>With its chunk-a-chunk sound, whispery nylon strings, and diminutive body, the ukulele is having a moment. Or maybe even a decade. …

Lion King's Broadway Cast Surprises NYC Subway Riders with 'Circle of Life' Sing-Along

Who says morning commutes are mundane?<p>The cast of Broadway’s <i>The Lion King</i> recently stepped onto a New York City subway car to give straphangers a …

China’s Last Foot-Binding Survivors

Photographer Jo Farrell has tracked down the last living survivors of a horrific practice that isn't as ancient as you think.<p>In rural China, where …

Last Days of School

A year ago I watched the mother of one of T's classmates struggle with the reality that her child was leaving the comfort of our extraordinary preschool and moving on to kindergarten. The transition proved painful for both mother and child. I sympathized with my friend, but I did not understand her …

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Word Sneak with Bryan Cranston

Jimmy and Bryan get cards with random words, such as dungarees and badonkadonk, and must work them into a casual conversation.

Barbara Tfank: The Red Carpet Radical

Barbara Tfank, the designer who reinvented Oscars night dressing, wonders why actresses today look so "uncomfortable" on the red carpet.<p>It might seem …

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: "Ew!" With Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell & First Lady Michelle Obama

video.other<p>Hulu<p>First Lady Michelle Obama teaches Sara and Stacy that being active and eating right isn't so "ew!"<p>https://www.hulu.com/watch/599486

Watch Will Ferrell’s Downton Abbey-Themed Figure-Skating Routine

If you are bored to tears by Sochi’s figure-skating events, don’t blame Will Ferrell. As he told Jimmy Fallon on <i>The Tonight Show</i> Thursday, he had a perfectly great routine to the <i>Downton Abbey</i> theme song choreographed, a Carson-inspired butler leotard custom-ordered, and was mentally prepared to …

Ellen DeGeneres Shares Her 5 Favorite Viral Videos

Ellen DeGeneres has made humor her business, literally. The talk-show host spends her working hours doing whatever it takes – dancing, joking, …

These Photos Of Asia Are Utterly Breathtaking

Weerapong Chaipuck is an absolute master of low-light and long exposure photography. He uses Photoshop, but the stunning colours in his landscape pictures are primarily due to his sense of timing. You can buy prints here.

What Really Happened to Michael Rockefeller

Asmat is, in its way, a perfect place. Everything you could possibly need is here. It’s teeming with shrimp and crabs and fish and clams. In the …

He’s been to hell and Mishapocalypse and back

He’s been to hell and Mishapocalypse and back.<p><b>#4. Castiel from Supernatural Is Wearing the Coat of an Asshole Demon Hunter</b><p>Misha Collins did such a great job with making the character his own that you can hardly tell anymore that Castiel was sort of meant to be a parody of John Constantine. … Eric Kripke, the creator of <i>Supernatural</i>, freely admits that Castiel’s clothes are the same ones worn by the occult sorcerer with cancer. Thematically it does make sense, because <i>Supernatural</i> is about …

Kurt Cobain's Hometown Celebrated His Birthday With A Terrible Statue Of Him Crying

"We should have done this a whole heckuva long time ago," said the Aberdeen mayor.

Top 10 Gardens

Travel<p>Top 10 Gardens from National Geographic.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p><b>Château de Versailles<br>Versailles, France <br>www.chateauversailles.fr</b> <br>The famous French landscape designer André Le Nôtre laid out these gardens southwest of Paris in the 17th century at the behest of …

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How the area code rose to power

Despite the rise of the internet, the 10-digit telephone number remains an ubiquitous and all-encompassing method of communication. But it hasn't been that long since human operators were responsible for completing telephone calls, and<i>The Atlantic</i> has put together a look at how the 10-digit number …

Under $100: 5 Luxe-Look Standing Reading Lamps

(Image credit: Target)<p>Reading lamps are one of those things that you really don't appreciate until you're sitting in a dark corner totally enthralled …

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

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Community Picks -- One-Pot Meals

The results are in -- here are the recipes our community loved from the Your Best One-Pot Meal contest!<p>Once again, we want to give a big thanks to all of our volunteer recipe testers for your thoughtful comments and for helping us continue to strengthen our recipe recommendations. You can read the …

33 GIFs From 2013 That Will Make You Laugh Every Time

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Comedians and their parents: Sarah Silverman and father Donald

Sarah Silverman is infamous for telling jokes that spark a reaction that's at least as much a gasp as it is a laugh. Some of her best-known gags have included making a music video for her then boyfriend, US talkshow host Jimmy Kimmel, in which she sings angelically about "fucking Matt Damon" ("On …

Prince On 'New Girl': Musician Joins Fox Comedy As Himself

When you're a music legend, anything goes ... even a guest spot on "New Girl."<p>According to E! Online, Prince will appear on the Super Bowl episode of "New Girl" as himself. Although few details are known, the site reports that he'll interfere with Nick and Jess' relationship. Sounds juicy!<p>The guest …

Oprah Opens Up About Her Choice Not To Become A Mother

Throughout her years of doling out advice, giving recommendations and offering famous faces and everyday folks a shoulder to cry on in their darkest hour, at times, Oprah Winfrey seems like a mother to us all. But the queen of media recently admitted motherhood was never in her plans, saying her …

Nirvana's Tense, Brilliant Unplugged in New York, 20 Years Later

Recorded four months before Kurt Cobain's death, Nirvana's MTV performance was intimate, awkward, and totally genius.<p>Nirvana’s legendary <i>Unplugged in New York</i> has never really had the chance to be evaluated outside of the canonization of Kurt Cobain that followed his entry into the “27 Club.” It’s …