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Surprisingly, Red Isn’t The Most Dangerous Color You Can Wear Aboard The Starship Enterprise. The statistics of Star Trek: The Original Series tell the real story.
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More and more Americans are childless by their own choice. When a logical decision that is good for an individual turns out to be bad for a society, the society will have to change.
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Argo and Other Forgivably False “True Story” Films. Does historical accuracy matter that much if the film is really good?  
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How Britain's Last Hangman Did His Job. Albert Pierrepoint shares the ins and out of execution in the 20th century.
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Texas Woman Gives Birth to Two Sets of Identical Twins (at the same time). The odds of this happening are so astronomical, she probably won't do it again.
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Stop Apologizing for What You Like to Read. You're an adult, you don't need anyone's approval of your taste in literature.
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Leonardo DiCaprio Asks Thai Government To Ban Ivory Trade. He should just make a movie about it, like the one that made people think twice about diamonds.   
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When your father is a photographer, you get used to modeling at an early age. Photographer Bill Gekas puts his daughter into classic paintings with beautiful results.
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7 gross-sounding foods that might help you live longer. I don't know about you, but I am down for a serving of kimchi with garlic, hot peppers, and onions!

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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The Man Who Made John Gotti the Most Powerful Mobster in New York
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The German Who Made John Gotti the Most Powerful Mobster in New York. Hitman Joe Watts parlayed his insider knowledge into both money and respect.

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Why Boaty McBoatface is the Meme that Just Won’t Die. The good news is that it may mean the end of naming polls.

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The False Cheer of Office Parties Can’t Cure the Loneliness Epidemic. In other words, don't rely on your workplace for long-lasting friendships.

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Inside Connecticut’s Secret Museum of Retro-Future Oddities. The Space Age Museum has aliens, robots, rockets, and spaceships that you'll only see online, as the museum is not open to the public.

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What To Do If Your Parachute Fails. Told in a hurry because you Googled this when it happened to you.

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American Employers' Mindless Obsession with College Degrees. Requiring one is a shortcut for eliminating job candidates more than a necessary career qualification.

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11 Beloved Movies That Were Box Office Flops. Many of them were way ahead of their time.

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