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Weekend Links: How Not to Shower

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Apparently I’ve been showering wrong for my entire adult life. Anyone else out there unaware that we’re not supposed to be using soap these days?

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Former President George W. Bush traded in his politics for paintbrushes, and the results are…surprisingly adept.

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These gorgeous photographs of airports as viewed from above will almost make you forget what an unpleasant experience going to the airport is.

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The Mars Curiosity rover just keeps doing cooler and cooler things. This 4-billion-pixel panorama stitched together from 295 separate images taken by the rover’s MastCams lets you virtually stand on Martian soil and take a look around. Use fullscreen mode for best effect.

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Remember those color-changing Hypercolor t-shirts? Oh, the ‘90s.

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Anderson Cooper met Grumpy Cat (you know, of Grumpy Cat fame) and it was a thing of beauty.

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After-Easter candy sales are coming! Resist the urge to indulge too freely in the post-holiday jellybean markdowns by making “the perfect chocolate truffle” at home instead.

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Watch this 2-year-old get caught red-handed sneaking around in the middle of the night, picking the lock to his sister’s room, and stealing her Pillow Pet, then let me know your opinion on whether this kid a) deserves a time-out, or b) is a genius.

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The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel
Peter Burka, Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0
Peter Burka, Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0

The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel. The ducks have been the stars of the show for 85 years.

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Remembering One of the Most Violent Days in the History of the U.S. Senate. A passionate but insulting speech brought out a congressman's wrath—and his cane.

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Investigating One of the Oldest Private Detective Agencies in Paris. The Duluc Détective is still in business after 105 years.

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Why Does Harrison Ford Love Indy And Hate Han? He's been willing to play older versions of both characters anyway, plus Rick Deckard.

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Pterodactyls Probably Didn’t Fly Like We Think They Did. A new study theorizes they resembled birds more than bats in flight.

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Rollin' on the River: Pittsburgh Shanty Boat Life. Thousands who couldn't afford land or rent lived in homemade barge houses.

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How Succulents Took Over Instagram—and Then the World. They make a perfect garden for the Millennial lifestyle.

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Resilience Isn't Innate. Here's How We Can Cultivate It.

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An ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding
BEN STANSALL, AFP/Getty Images
BEN STANSALL, AFP/Getty Images

This ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding is So Dumb—But So Very Enjoyable. As if it were like everyone else's wedding.

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A Lonely Avocado Searches for His Other Half in The Pits. This sweet short film, written by David Bizzaro, has been selected for more than 30 film festivals so far.

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We’ll First Find Aliens on Eyeball Planets. These are exoplanets that are tidally locked to their star, and carry a thin habitable zone in a ring shape.

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Vulture Ranks Every Star Wars Movie. Ten mini-reviews to justify the rankings include Solo without giving away too much.

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Han Solo was Almost in Revenge of the Sith. His part would have been too silly to believe.

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Deep in the Honduran Rain Forest, an Ecological SWAT Team Explores a Lost World. The diverse biology is a bigger treasure than the lost city that lured explorers there in the first place.

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Roxy, the Long Island Railroad Dog. He knew every train and its schedule, and how to get where he wanted to go.

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The Great Fertility Reversion. America's plummeting birth rate might not be as dire as it seems.

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