Why We Lie

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Why We Lie: The Science Behind Our Deceptive Ways. We're pretty good at deception, but not so good at detecting it.

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This new game tests your ability to spot fake news—and it’s not as easy as you’d think. However, Factitious will help you to distinguish between who to trust and who not to trust on the internet.

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The Strange Tale of Two Irishmen Who Fought for Hitler. For them, it was the easiest way out of the POW camp.

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Mary Katherine Goddard was the brave printer who made copies of the Declaration of Independence for the colonies, and put her full name on the document. That could have gotten her killed if the Revolutionary War had ended differently.

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Nightmarish Crocodile Relative Terrorized Dinosaurs in Prehistoric Madagascar. The newly-named Razanandrongobe sakalavae was a land predator that ate dinosaurs for breakfast.

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Aliens Among Us: Almost psychedelic microscopic photography of beetles, mites, spiders, and moths. Photographer Igor Siwanowicz makes them into works of art.

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I went to Disney World as a childless adult. It was awesome.

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6 Amazing Animals That Practically Lived Forever. The longevity outliers became celebrities in their time.

6 of the Scariest Fictional Secret Societies

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Warner Home Video

6 of the Scariest Fictional Secret Societies. We've seen the movies, and we are just glad that they are fictional.

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The 6 Most Epically Pointless Arguments on Wikipedia. No detail is too small or obscure to fight about.

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Try an Online Artificial Intelligence Image Generator. Enter some text, and let an algorithm present its best guess for you.

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Half-Hanged Maggie and Other Survivors of the Gallows. Eight people who refused to die by hanging.

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Two Billion Years Ago, Andromeda Ate the Milky Way’s Sibling. It may have left some remains as a much smaller galaxy.

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European Printmakers Had No Idea What Colonial American Cities Looked Like, So They Just Made Stuff Up. They assumed that the New World couldn't be that different from what they'd seen at home.

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How to be Happier. Notes from a Yale University course on happiness.

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15 Blissfully Cool Facts About Ice. Just reading about it may cool you down a little.

19 Performances That Prove Aretha Franklin Was the Greatest of All Time

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19 Performances That Prove Aretha Franklin Was the Greatest of All Time. She was truly the Queen of Soul.

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Feral Children of Myth and Reality. Authenticated cases are rare and often quite sad.

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A Huge Misperception About Sex. Our mistaken view of other people's sex lives may color our attitudes toward them.

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Stop Telling Me to Turn My Brain Off During Movies. A well-made film will engross the viewer even if it doesn't make complete sense.

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Hey Jude” Still Makes Everything “Better, Better, Better.” Fifty years ago this month, the biggest band in the world released their biggest hit.

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How Not to Get Screwed Over by Your Mechanic. Most mechanics are not out to cheat you, but the few that do are enough to scare all of us.

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The Myth of the Soulmate. No one is perfect, but you don't need perfection to find love and a satisfying relationship.

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15 Must-Try Peach Dishes from Around the Country. Better get started if you want to try them all at the peak of the season.

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