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How to Become A Puppeteer

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You Don’t See A Lot of Puppeteers on Career Day

I don’t recall ever knowing a puppeteer. Or knowing anyone who knew a puppeteer. Or knowing anyone that wanted to be a puppeteer. Maybe my social circle is just way too small. This article explains just how someone finds themselves in a puppetry career.

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And One Last Thing...

This list of Unusual Dying Wishes shows that the classic coffin and grave isn’t for everyone. However, if one of my loved ones requested what Angel Pantoja Medina requested, I would have been way too weirded out to comply.

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And You Thought Golf Was Boring

That was before you realized that it includes hovercrafts.

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The Bluth Family Reunion

There is finally a date when long-suffering fans of Arrested Development (like me) will be able enjoy some new episodes. In fact, they can watch 15 new episodes in a single day. I’m totally gonna.

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Space Junk

There are 30,000 satellites, pieces of radars and other miscellaneous man-made objects floating around in space. What exactly are they doing up there?

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Earth Junk

There are millions and millions of pieces of man-made garbage being disposed of every day right here on Earth. What exactly happens with and to it? A new book gives a look inside the world of New York City Sanitation employees.

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RIP: MLK

Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated 45 years ago today. On that terrible day, LIFE photographer Henry Groskinsky heard what had happened, drove to the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, and took these photographs.

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Creating the King’s Game

Smithsonian explores how kings and queens and rooks and knights and pawns came to look the way they look.

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Tips For Baking Perfect Cookies
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Perfect cookies are within your grasp. Just grab your measuring cups and get started. Special thanks to the Institute of Culinary Education.

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Netflix's Most-Binged Shows of 2017, Ranked
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Netflix might know your TV habits better than you do. Recently, the entertainment company's normally tight-lipped number-crunchers looked at user data collected between November 1, 2016 and November 1, 2017 to see which series people were powering through and which ones they were digesting more slowly. By analyzing members’ average daily viewing habits, they were able to determine which programs were more likely to be “binged” (or watched for more than two hours per day) and which were more often “savored” (or watched for less than two hours per day) by viewers.

They found that the highest number of Netflix bingers glutted themselves on the true crime parody American Vandal, followed by the Brazilian sci-fi series 3%, and the drama-mystery 13 Reasons Why. Other shows that had viewers glued to the couch in 2017 included Anne with an E, the Canadian series based on L. M. Montgomery's 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables, and the live-action Archie comics-inspired Riverdale.

In contrast, TV shows that viewers enjoyed more slowly included the Emmy-winning drama The Crown, followed by Big Mouth, Neo Yokio, A Series of Unfortunate Events, GLOW, Friends from College, and Ozark.

There's a dark side to this data, though: While the company isn't around to judge your sweatpants and the chip crumbs stuck to your couch, Netflix is privy to even your most embarrassing viewing habits. The company recently used this info to publicly call out a small group of users who turned their binges into full-fledged benders:

Oh, and if you're the one person in Antarctica binging Shameless, the streaming giant just outed you, too.

Netflix broke down their full findings in the infographic below and, Big Brother vibes aside, the data is pretty fascinating. It even includes survey data on which shows prompted viewers to “Netflix cheat” on their significant others and which shows were enjoyed by the entire family.

Netflix infographic "The Year in Bingeing"
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