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The 2013 Allergy Season Could Be The Worst Ever. Lots of rain and snow boost pollen levels, and an early spring could see it released in record amounts.
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14 Pancakes Experiencing An Identity Crisis. Meaning, they look like something besides pancakes, but we'd still eat them.
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Unable to hold its ground against a real army, the Taliban turns its terrorism against teachers and young schoolgirls. Educated females may be their worst enemy, but the victims did nothing to deserve this.   
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Here’s A Particularly Wonderful Mr. Rogers Story To Warm Your Cold, Dark Heart. He took the time to help one student -and many other students who came after.
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Shakespeare was a tax dodger who grew rich through shady business deals, according to a new study.  Which may have inspired some parts of his plays.   
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A Brief Guide to Pop Culture in 1968. This meant to help you understand the series Mad Men, but for many of us, it's a trip down memory lane.
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Scientists Invent Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak—Sort Of. It works with microwave light so far; visible light is the next step.
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America is raising a generation of interns. The best jobs go to those who don't require a paycheck.
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Great Moments in April Fool's Day Online. Read about some of the classic pranks that others will try to top today.

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Peanuts Aren't Nuts
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Why aren't peanuts classified as nuts? Turns out, they're closer to green beans than you think. Peanuts are biologically legumes.

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What This Company Is Offering Employees Is Raising a Privacy Debate. Would you let your company implant a chip in your hand?

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Your Roomba is Spying on You. The devices have been gathering information about your home, and that data could be more valuable to Roomba maker iRobot Corp than the sales of its vacuum cleaner.

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The Legend of The Fatal Sisters: Voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau put a curse on plantation owner De Coucy, swearing his bloodline would die out, but he ignored it.

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Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp? Kids don't mind giving up their cell phones for the week, but it really bothers parents.

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He Thought Butternut Squash was Cheese: Funny observation of the daily struggles of customer service employees and the fact that the customer is not always right.

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Why you should vacation somewhere new, unexpected, and totally out of your comfort zone.

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15 Monumental Facts About the Lincoln Memorial. One tidbit: The project took a long and winding road from idea to finished structure.

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Morning Cup of Links: San Diego Comic Con News
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The Biggest San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Stories. The latest updates from every pop culture universe.

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Freedom Ride: a glimpse into the experiences of one group of the Freedom Riders of 1961.

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"Dude, where's my car?" Parents take to Craigslist for help after ‘doofy’ son loses car at Metallica show.

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Scientific Journals Publish Bogus Paper About Midi-chlorians from Star Wars, a reminder that not all journals use peer review or even proofreaders.

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Puzzlewood, Tolkien’s Inspiration for Middle-earth. The peaceful, green, 14-acre section of Gloucestershire is truly inspirational.

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How to Turn Your Used Electronics Into Cash. Read the comments, too, for the experiences of people who have used these methods.

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The Accent Whisperers of Hollywood. An influx of global acting talent must be taught to passably sound like Americans.

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Are You Bold Enough to Play Motorcycle Soccer? It's one of several sports mash-ups involving motorbikes.

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