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Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• About how a giant panda in China apparently faked a pregnancy to get special treatment? Julia Thiel

• About the end of the happy wartime expat bubble in Kabul? Aimee Levitt

• About the Zara top for infants and toddlers that looks like it came from Auschwitz? Tony Adler

• That anxious interviewees fare better when provided negative feedback? Lucy Wang

• That Pioneer Girl, an early draft of the Little House on the Prairie series, will finally be published this fall? Aimee Levitt

• About the end of The Sopranos (plus some really great web design)? Aimee Levitt

• About former tennis star Monica Seles’s new YA romance series? Tal Rosenberg

• About an iPad app created by Tom Hanks that replicates the sound and feel of a typewriter? Tal Rosenberg