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Backstage at the Puppy Bowl

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The 58 Cutest Things Found Behind The Scenes At The Puppy Bowl. Who needs to win games when winning your heart is way better?
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There have already been three sequels and a TV movie version of Psycho that never measured up. But a new A&E series called Bates Motel is a prequel, and just might be worth watching.
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Beautiful Vintage Menus Featuring Gross Vintage Dishes. Altogether, the lovely artwork outweighs the outdated recipes.
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Remembering those who left us by the books they read and loved. A shared appreciation of literature can help us understand our family members.  
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Why don't some New Yorkers pronounce their Rs? The fall and rise of rhoticity in New York City English.
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Doogie Houser Meets Catch Me If You Can in Real Life. A teenager in Australia impersonated a doctor for months, but couldn't be arrested until he started treating patients.
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Green energy may be colliding with unintended consequences in California. Lots of new acreage devoted to solar and wind farms is taking an undetermined bite out of agricultural land.
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A crime writer and former detective believes his father was a serial killer 70 years ago, and is responsible for the Black Dahlia murder. A corpse-sniffing dog may have turned up new clues to bolster his case.
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If you're not one of the working poor, learn something about those who work hard for poverty-level wages. They make up a huge part of the U.S. population.
 

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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws?
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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws? Enforcement of existing laws from Earth will be impossible for a small population millions of miles away.

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The Creepy Cabinet That Inspired Jekyll and Hyde. Robert Louis Stevenson's childhood bedroom had a cabinet made by a carpenter who led a double life.

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14 Unmade Hammer Horror Films. Some ideas were too bizarre even for the erstwhile British gothic film studio.

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A Brief History of Bat-Marriage. Batman has been spotted carrying Kathy Kane, Vicki Vale, Julie Madison, Selina Kyle, Lois Lane, and Wonder Woman across the threshold—most of them twice.

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John Banvard is the most successful American artist you've never heard of. His chosen medium was an obscure 19th-century show business gimmick, and he managed to completely squander his fortune.

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Why Everyone Knows the Same Scary Slumber-Party Stories. People who know them don't recall where they first heard them.

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9 Naked Cakes for When You Don't Feel Like Frosting. You'll feel good about avoiding too much sugar, too.

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8 Antique Maps That Were the First of Their Kind. Each one gave us a new way to look at our world.

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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession?
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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession? Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur discuss what it takes to be a superfan.

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The Roller Skating Scene from Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times. A lesson in special effects from 1936.

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From Prejudice to Pride. As the indigenous Ainu begin to assert their place among the people of Japan, an archaeological dig reveals more about their past.

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How U.S. Colleges Went from Pitiful to Powerful. The flexibility born of the system's ragged beginnings helped make the American higher education business what it is today.

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A Brief History of the Danse Macabre, from a Paris cemetery to David S. Pumpkins. It's a reminder that no one escapes death.

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Life Along the Russian Border. Border security reflects each nation's history with Russia.

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The Frenetic Enchantment of New York City. French photojournalist Jean-Pierre Laffont captures the city's charm in 50 years of photos.

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Hellish Nell, The Last Person Imprisoned for Witchcraft in Britain. And that was only 73 years ago!

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