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Jim C. Hines, who earlier threw his back out posing like women on book covers, has recovered enough to try it again, this time posing like men on book covers.
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Living in the spotlight means you automatically smile for the camera, even when it's a police mugshot. See a gallery of celebrities who don't drop the smile even in the worst circumstances.
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Google announced its latest service: online file storage. If it proves popular, our free storage days at Gmail and Blogger may soon end.
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Alfonso Ribeiro channeled Carlton Banks as he led a flash mob in a dance routine. Why yes, they did the Carlton dance ...how did you guess?
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The Speedy Greedy Hamster. It's a classic Tom and Jerry cartoon in real life!
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James Cameron and Peter Jackson are working on making 48 frames per second the new standard in film production. The Hobbit is being shot that way, but a test audience didn't like it at all.
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The Wondrous World of Aquascaping. It's like making an aquarium into a garden of art.
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This frog is just sitting there, doing his Kermit impression. Or maybe he's working on his other human capabilities in order to take over while we're sleeping.
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The heart-tugging Olympic-themed ads are starting already. Proctor and Gamble's ad for Mother's Day made me tear up and wish my kids had athletic ambitions.
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California voters may abolish the death penalty this fall, because this time it's all about economics. The state would save tens of millions of dollars every year by getting rid of death row.
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10 Horribly Misspelled Album Titles. Zappa is the obvious winner here.

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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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