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February 27th, 2008

9 Medical Conditions You Couldn't—and Shouldn't—Do A Thing About. Of course, you will get plenty of differing advice from people who aren't doctors.
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How to Create and Manage Your "Bucket List" Before You Kick. Start soon- you don't have to be near death to redefine your life.
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The People's Mario stars Mario as a Soviet-style worker/hero who fights the evil mushrooms. The look is reminiscent of classic propaganda posters.
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When Mr. Spock said something was (or wasn't) logical, he gave us the wrong idea. "Logical" is not the same as "reasonable."
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41 Hilarious Science Fair Experiments. That is what happens when you try to do something new and different with no equipment, budget, or clue.
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The Smartest TV Shows of All Time, as compiled by the chairman of Mensa. Your opinions may vary.
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Why Easter is so early this year. It won't happen again for a long time, which is good, because it's not pleasant hiding eggs in the snow.
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There's nothing wrong with a nap. In fact, a catnap in the middle of the day may help you ward off heart disease!

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What Koalas and Humans Have in Common
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There's something strange about koala fingerprints. Read more bizarre koala facts here.

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Don't Have Space For a Christmas Tree? Decorate a Pineapple Instead
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Christmas trees aren't for everyone. Some people can't fit a fir inside their cramped abodes, while others are turned off by the expense, or by the idea of bugs hitchhiking their way inside. Fake trees are always an option, but a new trend sweeping Instagram—pineapples as mini-Christmas "trees"—might convince you to forego the forest vibe for a more tropical aesthetic.

As Thrillist reports, the pineapple-as-Christmas-tree idea appears to have originated on Pinterest before it, uh, ripened into a social media sensation. Transforming a pineapple into a Halloween “pumpkin” requires carving and tea lights, but to make the fruit festive for Christmas all one needs are lights, ornaments, swaths of garland, and any other tiny tchotchkes that remind you of the holidays. The final result is a tabletop decoration that's equal parts Blue Hawaii and Miracle on 34th Street.

In need of some decorating inspiration? Check out a variety of “Christmas tree” pineapples below.

[h/t Thrillist]

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