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by Dave Roos
You can replace your iPhone easily but what about its contents? That's why it's good to back them up. Here's how.
by Chris Pollette
President Abraham Lincoln signed into law that any person in the U.S. could have free land — 160 acres in fact. But there was a catch.
by John Donovan
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by Wendy Bowman
Most Americans are covered by their employers' group health insurance. But what happens if they lose their jobs? COBRA health insurance allows people to continue their coverage, but on their own dime.
by Melissa Jeffries
Male Breast Cancer Is Rare, But Real
Although it's far more common in women, men get breast cancer too. And they have a much higher fatality rate. Why is this and what can be done?
By Alia Hoyt
Why Do People Eat Dirt?
It's called geophagy and it's a relatively common practice all over the world, but nobody's completely sure why.
By Jesslyn Shields
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Why Annie Oakley Was America's Sharpshooting Sweetheart
Meet Violet Jessop, Survivor of Three Shipwrecks
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