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Morning Cup of Links: People Who Became Nouns

You know you’ve really done something with your life when your name becomes a noun.
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AV Club offers this intriguing interview with Davis Guggenheim – director of the much talked about new documentary Waiting For Superman.
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Find out everything you need to know about Molecular Gastronomy – including how you can make things like novel little flavor pearls at home.
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It didn’t take long for the internet to offer up the Chilean Mine Rescue in Terms That Nerds Will Understand.
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If you’re more of a sports video game fanatic, you’ll likely recognize some of the 50 Greatest Video Game Athletes of All Time.
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New York’s Central Park has ponds, forests, fields, restaurants, museums, an amusement park, a zoo, and much more. So, why not a 39-foot tall dinosaur? That’s the aim of one man looking to resurrect a long-forgotten exhibit.
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After a long, hard day, there’s nothing more relaxing than some light bedtime reading about the cremated remains of the mentally ill.
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Though he may be about 14:50 into his fame, Antoine Dodson found just enough time to perform the Bed Intruder Song live at the recent BET Hip-Hop Awards.
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The only commercials that can rival the political commercials all over your TV right now are the shamlessly dreadful ads for attorney services. These are 10 of the worst ever.
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And finally, in honor of Halloween fast approaching, let’s venture into the 5 Scariest Buildings in America.

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7 Science-Backed Ways to Improve Your Memory
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Being cursed with a bad memory can yield snafus big and small, from forgetting your gym locker combination to routinely blowing deadlines. If your New Year's resolution was to be less forgetful in 2018, it's time to start training your brain. The infographic below, created by financial website Quid Corner and spotted by Lifehacker Australia, lists seven easy ways to boost memory retention.

Different techniques can be applied to different scenarios, whether you're preparing for a speech or simply trying to recall someone's phone number. For example, if you're trying to learn a language, try writing down words and phrases, as this activates your brain into paying more attention. "Chunking," or separating long digit strings into shorter units, is a helpful hack for memorizing number sequences. And those with a poetic bent can translate information into rhymes, as this helps our brains break down and retain sound structures.

Learn more tips by checking out the infographic below.

[h/t Lifehacker.com.au]

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Son of Frankenstein: Hitting the Horror Trifecta
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Son of Frankenstein: Hitting the Horror Trifecta. A perfect ending to the first great movie trilogy.

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It Wasn't Easy Being Green for These Mysterious Children in 12th-Century England. The village of Woolpit has never been the same since.

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The Strange History of One of the Internet's First Viral Videos. If you had an email address in the late 1990s, you probably received a video file titled “badday.mpg” at least once.

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The Contentious Burial of Bo-Bo, the Blenheim Spaniel of Civil War Hero General Daniel E. Sickles. His relatives didn't want the beloved dog interred in the family plot.

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Here's Why Your Body Stores More Fat in Certain Places. Hormones do it, but in an insanely complicated manner.

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Butterfly Breeder Romy McCloskey Saw One Emerge from its Chrysalis with a Torn Wing. So she got her tools together and performed a wing transplant.

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How to Get Your Procrastination Under Control. It's a matter of valuing the things you need to do.

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19 Times That Actors Have Been Injured On Set. Some of the scenes were then included in the finished film.

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