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A series on autism starts by asking whether it is more prevalent today or just more likely to be diagnosed. There are links to the other articles in this thoughtful series. (via Metafilter)
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The 1966 TV series Batman began with a comic book-style intro with music. The only way to make that more awesome would be to do the exact same thing in LEGO.
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Several decisions before the Supreme Court may affect the 2012 presidential election. Learn the issues and what each side wants.
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If you're out past curfew, you might be able to sneak in your house through the chimney. But unless you are Santa Claus, you might get stuck and have to be rescued.
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A construction crew deals with a runaway concrete buffing machine. Needs more Yakety Sax.
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Here's a look at Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer. OK, it's a poster, but it's a striking poster that would look good in your office.
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A photo shoot for a couple's engagement in Brooklyn is a keeper. The bride, the groom, the ninja assault, and his comeuppance all turned out nicely.
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A dash-cam recording from a trip down an icy road in Russia should remind you to drive slowly and cautiously in bad conditions. It just might also give you the willies.
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The Affordable Care Act requires that all Americans get health insurance, or pay a fine. Whether or not that's a good idea, some say it is unconstitutional.
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You Better Watch Out: 7 Evil Santas in TV and Film. As if sneaking into your house and eating your cookies isn't already evil enough.

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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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