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How David Lee Roth of Van Halen Almost Ruined My Marriage

I thought the man I’d married was a 
rock star. That turned out to be closer 
to the truth than I ever imagined.

I Was on the Fence About Hiring a Cleaning Person, So I Got a Roomba Instead

Long before Marie Kondo, there was Roomba. 
In this classic from 2003, Mary Roach 
gives the robot vacuum cleaner...


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10 Valuable Items People Have Found by Accident

Ever stumble upon something valuable? It’s an incredible feeling.


16 Photos That Celebrate the Good in All of Us

As we navigate through this unprecedented time, the number of people who need help continues to grow.


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21 Moving Photos of Kindness in the Time of Coronavirus

Tough times can truly bring out the best in people.

13 Weirdest Things People Have Tried to Steal

Cars, computers, art, packages, and jewelry are often the target of robberies and thefts. But what about Nutella and,...


Top Photographers Choose the Pictures That Make Them Happy

We asked photographers to send us the one image that most says "happiness" through their lens; these are a few...

9 Photos of the Most Dramatic Rescues from Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey killed at least 14 victims and left dozens injured in a category 4 hurricane—the most powerful one to...



My Dad Passed Out at the Sight of My Blood When I Was a Kid—and He’s a Drill Sergeant

I was in the ER to be stitched up. He came to make sure I was OK, but when he...


There Was Once a Wolf Who Loved Too Much. And What Happened to Him Was a Crime.

One day in Alaska, a black wolf appeared in front of wildlife photographer Nick Jans. This is the story of...

These Inspiring Photos Helped a Child with Muscular Dystrophy

An amateur photographer helps a boy with muscular dystrophy achieve his dreams.