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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 Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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