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The NFL’s No Good, Very Bad Season. There was more drama than football, and the league needs to return to entertaining its fans with sports.
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Why telecommuting may destroy your work/life balance. Punching a clock may be demeaning, but at least you get to punch out.
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When you give a kid a puppy, he may get excited and act all cute. But when Dad does it, you know those feelings come straight from the heart.
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Watch a video in which sparkly particles of the universe converge together to form fairly inert bombs which fall to earth over Melbourne, Australia. Fireworks in reverse are mesmerizing.
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The 10 Most Important Television Events In 2013 You Should Have On Your Radar. You've got a new calendar, so go ahead and mark them down.
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Fishmonger Muhammad Shahid Nazir became a YouTube star when someone recorded his catchy sales patter. Since then he's recorded a version that reached the British Top 40 and was greeted as a celebrity when visiting Pakistan.
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Flavorwire’s Most Anticipated Movies of 2013. With more dates you can mark down on your brand new calendar!
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9 hilarious images of people taking the polar bear plunge. What is it about January first that makes people in the Northern Hemisphere want to go swimming?
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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Albert Einstein. Especially how most of what you've heard is not quite true.

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What Koalas and Humans Have in Common
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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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