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Robert The Doll Might Be The Most Haunted Toy In History

Old-timey dolls can be creepy, but Robert the Doll might be the creepiest. For one, he’s life-sized and dressed in an actual child’s clothing. For...

What Inspired ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’?

History.com - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow resurfaces every year around Halloween. Washington Irving's 1820 tale of a headless horseman who terrorizes the real-life village of...

Why Do Presidents Get Their Own Libraries?

Over the years, millions of public and private dollars and ostensibly, man hours, have been spent curating these institutions. Which begs the question: why? Franklin...

6 ways you can help support the right to literacy around the world

Mashable - As you read this, you're exercising a human right just by looking at these letters, stringing them into words and understanding their...

How to talk to teens about dealing with online creeps

Salon.com - We might not want to think about our kids dealing with creepy people online. But for many parents, it's the scariest thing...

Watch Teen Kids News Full Episode | October 25th – November 1st, 2019

A BLOCK: Public schools are mostly funded through local taxes, so when communities refuse to support higher taxes, schools get less money.  Sadly, electives...

The secret history of Monopoly: the capitalist board game’s leftwing origins

The Guardian - One night in late 1932, a Philadelphia businessman named Charles Todd and his wife, Olive, introduced their friends Charles and Esther...

Bees are dying — What can we do about it?

CNN - Maybe you could stand to live in a world without honey. But what about almonds, pears, avocados, grapes and -- dare we...

Pride and prejudice? The Americans who fly the Confederate flag

The Guardian - It was 1957 when little Lindy Luby’s great-uncle showed up at her house near Benton, Mississippi, where the family had lived for...

Golf In The Days Of Black & White

Golf Digest - It's a midweek afternoon in August at the Durban Country Club, one of South Africa's most famous golf courses, and a...