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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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10 Holiday Controversies
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10 Holiday Controversies. What were once personal choices are now public arguments about how it should be done.

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How Zarafa, France’s First Giraffe, Became a Cultural Sensation. Artists across the country wanted to draw or paint her.

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The 6 Big Superhero Movies Of 2017, Ranked From Worst To Best. It's hard to disagree with such a short list, but some fans will.

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When They Tried to Collect on a Nonexistent Debt, This Man Fought Back. Andrew Therrien took the harassment personally, and set out to find out who was behind it.

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Competitive creative dog grooming is an activity that makes dogs into an art medium. The documentary short Well Groomed follows two creative dog groomers through the biggest such contest at Groom Expo.

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Ada Blackjack, the Forgotten Sole Survivor of an Odd Arctic Expedition. She didn't know how to shoot or trap, but she had to make it back to her young son.

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The American Savings Crisis, Explained. Even if we could build savings in this economy, it wouldn't be worth the effort.

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12 Heroic U.S. Military Chaplains. They didn't want to kill, but served by their own sacrifice.

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How Animals are Excavated at the La Brea Tar Pits
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Excavating 101 at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. See how paleontologists get those animals out of the ancient asphalt.

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Solving the Mystery of Lyme Disease. When a shocking number of children in one town developed rheumatoid arthritis, doctors and public health officials teamed up to find its cause.

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Horse Feathers: the Marx Brothers at Their Best. The 1932 film is better than its reputation.

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A Child Interviews Her Cat. Any cat owner can relate to the absolute accuracy of the cat's responses.

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10 Reasons Why We Already Know Rey Is a Skywalker. This speculation is derived from clues in The Force Awakens, and contains no spoilers for The last Jedi.

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The Netflix Movie A Christmas Prince is a Hit for All the Wrong Reasons. It might even be worth borrowing a Netflix password.

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Imagining the Jellyfish Apocalypse. As the ocean's ecosystems collapse, they are poised to take over.

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What Was FDR Doing On the "Date Which Will Live in Infamy"? Read how the president took the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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