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Preparing for San Diego Comic-Con

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11 Things You Should Know Before Going to the San Diego Comic-Con. To get the most enjoyment out of your first experience, you have to be well-prepared.

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The Team That Conquered Mexico, MLB-Style. How the 1907 White Sox popularized baseball in Mexico.

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5 Simple Ways to Save Thousands of Lives (Nobody Does). Some are counterintuitive, but studies say they work.

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Meatballs: An Oral History. The 1979 film laid the groundwork for Stripes, Ghostbusters, and dozens of other comedy classics.

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How Newport, Kentucky Lost the Title of ‘Sin City.’ The investigation made national news, prompted Robert Kennedy to send in federal investigators, and revealed that Newport's organized criminal masterminds were working on a Three Stooges level.

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The 5-Year Quest to Unglue the MacBook Pro’s Battery. You'll soon be able to keep the computer even after the battery goes bad.

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Rebuilding the Great Wall of China. Take a photo tour of the current renovation project.

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10 Vintage Postcards from America’s Classic Beach Destinations. The places are still there, but you might not recognize them.

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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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