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  • Festivus and three other made-for-TV holidays

    Faux holidays like “Seinfeld’s” Festivus, popularized in 1997, forgo the traditional in favor of another way to celebrate the season. Consider it Hollywood’s way of poking fun at – or maybe offering a little social commentary about – Americans’ tendency to go overboard on their Christmas observances. Festivus is not the only made-for-TV holiday – and it even may not be the only one to catch on in real life. Here’s the skinny on Festivus and three other invented days of celebration, brought to you by the Dream Machine.
    12/23/2010 04:53 pm

  • Harry Potter video game 'Lego Harry Potter' is worth the money

    Harry Potter has a video game? Yes, and 'Lego Harry Potter' is a blast to play.
    06/30/2010 10:22 am

  • SpaceX launch: Falcon 9 powers into orbit

    Falcon 9 roared up Friday afternoon from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The SpaceX launch means that prospects for the Obama administration’s space-lift plans may have soared upward as well.
    06/04/2010 07:07 pm

  • 10 video games that should be made into movies

    Starring Swedish-American actor Jake Gyllenhaal as a Persian nobleman, the movie adaptation of the 2003 video game 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' opens Friday. Here are 10 more video games that would make great movies.
    05/27/2010 02:11 pm

  • Cool Astronomy We even talk like we're from space

    Whenever we use terms like 'light-year' or 'cosmic,' we're using language brought to us by astronomers.
    05/10/2010 04:51 pm

  • National Star Wars Day: Our top 10 Star Wars quotes

    May 4th is the unofficial National Star Wars Day, which means it's time to break out our favorite Star Wars quotes.
    05/04/2010 04:49 pm

  • In Pictures Famous Aliens

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Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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