In a mere four minutes, this interactive page imparts some of the most basic rules of good web design. Even if you’re not a web designer, it’s a great investment in 21st century literacy.

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Everyone knows the sad story about how John Lennon was senselessly killed on the street in front of his apartment by a deranged fan. This article provides an intimate glimpse into what Lennon’s life was like on that last day.

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I Am Mine

Check out this beautfully written profile of a woman caring for her husband, who has developed rapidly progressing Dementia in the prime of his life.

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The Story of Pez

If you’re of a certain age, then you remember Pez, the candy, and even more so, the ingenious spring-loaded mechanical dispensers. They were the kid’s equivalent of a gold cigarette lighter.

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The Bench Rater

Samuel Wilmot rates benches throughout the UK on Instagram. Seriously, that’s what he does with most of his free time. And his reviews are sincere, thorough, and accurate.

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We learn differently at different ages. The learning advantages of the young mind are well established, particularly in the area of language acquisition. But in some dimensions, we may actually learn better at a more advanced age.

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Secret Sauce

I don’t speak a word of Italian and I have very little interest in the culinary arts, yet I was absolutely riveted by this video about how traditional authentic Italian tomato sauce is made.

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The Big Crash

Can you imagine the sort of worldwide panic that would ensue if everyone’s smart phone suddenly stopped working? Something analogous happened thirty years ago when, on January 15, 1990, the entire US long-distance telephone network crashed for nine hours.

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GoFraudMe

Here’s a fascinating story about a scammer who faked grave illness in order to defraud friends, family, and sympathetic strangers.

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Marc Cohen

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London, UK