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Weekend Links: The Smelliest Movie Screening

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Ladies and gentlemen, we have Smell-O-Vision! Or rather, Japan does: a theater in Nagoya will be screening Iron Man 3 as a “fourth dimension” experience, complete with odor effects. Finally, a chance to answer the age-old question: What brand of deodorant do superheroes use?

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Tylenol: great treatment for headaches, back pain, menstrual cramps, and – according to a new study – existential angst. There’s never been a better time to read Sartre.

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Every celebrity started out as a nobody. The proof: these now-famous actors who did whatever the opposite of “selling out” is in ten embarrassing early commercials as they struggled to make their way to the top.

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Weekends are for sleeping in, but that shouldn’t mean you have to miss out on a good sunrise. This photo of a particularly radiant California morning isn’t quite as good as the real thing, but it’s not a bad way to start your day, either.

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Ladies, take note: if you’re NOT sleeping in on weekends, maybe you should be. According to the CDC, women are statistically more likely to report feeling very tired or exhausted than their male counterparts, especially in the 18-44 age group. If that’s you, take a nap, stat!

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When the words of a great American novelist meet screenshots of America’s most dysfunctional family, these absurd mashups of The Great Gatsby and Arrested Development happen. Do they trivialize Fitzgerald, or do they elevate the Bluths to a higher philosophical plane? Your call.

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From the classic LOL to the more contemporary indifference of “meh,” the Internet has changed the English language, for better or worse.

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These photos of tributes paid to Boston victims from across the country and around the world are both a sobering testament to Monday’s losses, and a comforting reminder of how interconnected the world is.

 

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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