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Chipotle has a creative new plan to turn spam email into healthier school lunches.
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The painter behind The Presidential Ham describes it this way: "Been talking about painting all the U.S. Presidents holding hams for a couple years now. Decided to do it this year 2010, finally." What more is there to say?
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This fascinating video features famed American Psychologist Phillip Zimbardo discussing the secret powers of time, set to a brilliantly-executed animation sequence.
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Are traditional movie theatres slowly dying off? This author seems to think so.
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Speaking of movie theatres - if you're one of the millions of people that have already seen Toy Story 3, you'll enjoy these inside jokes and images hidden in the film.
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These 10 amazing teenagers will make even the most accomplished among us feel lazy.
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The great internet sketch group Good Neighbor scored a hilarious video last year with their awkward fan interviews at the Lakers championship parade. Thank God the Lakers repeated - so we could get this hysterical follow-up.
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What do you do with a TV show nobody is watching? Sure, you could cancel it. But it's much more interesting to turn it into something really, really strange.
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And finally, ALT/1977: We Are Not Time Travelers is a project by artist Alex Varanese that brilliantly depicts modern technologies within the world of 70's-era advertisements.

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Tips For Baking Perfect Cookies
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Perfect cookies are within your grasp. Just grab your measuring cups and get started. Special thanks to the Institute of Culinary Education.

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Netflix's Most-Binged Shows of 2017, Ranked
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Netflix might know your TV habits better than you do. Recently, the entertainment company's normally tight-lipped number-crunchers looked at user data collected between November 1, 2016 and November 1, 2017 to see which series people were powering through and which ones they were digesting more slowly. By analyzing members’ average daily viewing habits, they were able to determine which programs were more likely to be “binged” (or watched for more than two hours per day) and which were more often “savored” (or watched for less than two hours per day) by viewers.

They found that the highest number of Netflix bingers glutted themselves on the true crime parody American Vandal, followed by the Brazilian sci-fi series 3%, and the drama-mystery 13 Reasons Why. Other shows that had viewers glued to the couch in 2017 included Anne with an E, the Canadian series based on L. M. Montgomery's 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables, and the live-action Archie comics-inspired Riverdale.

In contrast, TV shows that viewers enjoyed more slowly included the Emmy-winning drama The Crown, followed by Big Mouth, Neo Yokio, A Series of Unfortunate Events, GLOW, Friends from College, and Ozark.

There's a dark side to this data, though: While the company isn't around to judge your sweatpants and the chip crumbs stuck to your couch, Netflix is privy to even your most embarrassing viewing habits. The company recently used this info to publicly call out a small group of users who turned their binges into full-fledged benders:

Oh, and if you're the one person in Antarctica binging Shameless, the streaming giant just outed you, too.

Netflix broke down their full findings in the infographic below and, Big Brother vibes aside, the data is pretty fascinating. It even includes survey data on which shows prompted viewers to “Netflix cheat” on their significant others and which shows were enjoyed by the entire family.

Netflix infographic "The Year in Bingeing"
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