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.

Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks

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Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks. Imagine Glacier National Park without a glacier.

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The Chimp Who Believed She Was Human. After being raised in a human home, it took years for Lucy to learn to be an ape again.

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The Mathematical Madness of Möbius Strips and Other One-Sided Objects. A look at the history of the mind-bending field of topology

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These 1930s Housewives Were the Godmothers of Radical Consumer Activism. They protested rising food prices with the Hamtramck Meat Strike.

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Disneyland’s Fantasyland Recreated in Incredible Detail in a Basement. A railroad engineer hand-crafted his own theme park over ten years.

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The Princess Who Worked at Macy’s. The Queen of Romania also built furniture, raised poultry, and enjoyed off-roading.

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America is on the Verge of a Nursing Crisis. Our nursing schools don't have the capacity to supply our current needs, much less our future needs.

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15 Amazing Animal Reunions. It's good to know that pets lost for years might find their way home.

Why Can We Hear Others' Footsteps, But Not Our Own?

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Why Can We Hear Others' Footsteps, But Not Our Own? Brain experiments shed light on our personal filters.

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Stilt Fishing in Sri Lanka. Homemade stilts driven into the sand make for a grueling yet productive haul.

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11 Horror Movies it's Safe to Watch With Your Kids. They don't cross the line from scary to traumatizing, but you'll still want to check the details.

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Tracing the Mysterious “Turks” of South Carolina Back to the Revolutionary War. Hundreds of descendants of Joseph Benenhaley still live in Sumter County.

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The Dad-Joke Doctrine. Clean and simple jokes are embarrassing, comforting, and they bond generations together.

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A Dog With Cancer Got a New, 3D-Printed Titanium Skull. Patches is a pioneer for what might some day be available for human patients.

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The Wardrobe Team at Saturday Night Live Works With No Margin for Error. Costume changes have been done in as little as 10 seconds.

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The 19th Century Manual That Claimed the Color Blue Could Cure All Ills. Augustus J. Pleasanton was responsible for the "blue glass craze."

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