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The Best and Worst Smiles

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The Best and Worst Smiles. A recent study concludes "There is not a single path to a successful smile."

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Everything We Know About Season 8 of The Walking Dead. We don't know who will die, but there are a few characters who definitely won't.

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The Black Death May Have Had a Surprising Effect on the Environment. According to information gleaned from ice cores, the five-year plague coincides with a sudden drop in lead in the air.

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The Story Behind the Duct-Taped Gamer. The guys who were at that LAN party in 2002 tell how they attached Drew Purvis to the ceiling and captured a long-lasting viral image.

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Situation comedies sometimes feature ridiculous recipes that are good for a laugh, but how do they taste in the real world? Loryn Stone prepared some of the most egregious joke foods found on TV, and ate them.

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Some 3000 years ago, the people of what is now Oxfordshire, England, carved a pictogram of a horse on a hillside made of chalk. All these years later, no one knows exactly why the Uffington White Horse was carved, but they still maintain it as their ancestors have done for thousands of years.

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How to go back to grad school without going broke. Oh, you'll still be broke, but these tips might keep you from sinking further into debt.

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Life Before Air Conditioning. Architectural details and social customs helped us deal with the heat.

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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar term carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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Great Stephen King Stories
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16 Great Stephen King Stories to Read This Fall. In case you want to scare yourself silly alone in the dark.

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Cowabunga! Strange Cow Stories. Bossy has gotten herself into some weird places.

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How Two Lesbians Fought the Nazis With a Typewriter. Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe kept up a propaganda war from their home in the Channel Islands.

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Can You Survive on Potatoes Alone? Maybe, but there are drawbacks to potatoes as a life-sustaining food.

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Why Back-to-School Season Feels Like the New Year—Even for Adults. The majority of people spend more than half their lives tied to the school calendar.

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A Visual History of Lunchboxes. Come for the nostalgia, stay for the trivia.

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An Austrian Ossuary Holds Hundreds of Elaborately Hand-Painted Skulls. The custom is a combination of memento mori and identification.

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A Brief History of United States Currency. Until the Civil War, money was printed privately by banks.

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