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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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Always Wear a Helmet
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Powerful photos to remind you to always wear a helmet.

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In 1838, Missouri witnessed the “Missouri Mormon War.” It was the first of three armed conflicts before the Mormons found their home.

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Hippies, Guns, and LSD: The San Francisco Rock Band That Was Too Wild For the Sixties. The Charlatans were ahead of their time, but flamed out fast.

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Six "Common" Medical Conditions That Don't Actually Exist. Some of them were only named in order to sell you a cure.

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Remembering Hair-Raising Landings at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport. Landing on runway 13/31 was so terrifying, the procedure was called the Kai Tak Heart Attack.

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The Scariest Rides At The Fair, Ranked By An Anxious Man. Mark Shrayber is terrified of carnival rides, yet he can't help but try them.

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The 100 Greatest American Cooks of All Time. Many of the cooks on the list have a full article about them linked, which could keep you busy for some time.

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12 charming coastal towns to visit this summer. Get away from the crowds of tourists for a relaxing getaway.

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11 Fashion Trends of World War I. With the men away fighting, women went for comfort as well as style.

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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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