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A Reading List for Twentysomethings

65 Books You Need To Read In Your 20s. I've read a few of these, but most weren't written until I was way past my twenties.
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26 coffee mugs for your inner nerd. For the office, you've got to have a cup that's distinctly yours.  
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10 vintage how-to tutorials for perfect etiquette. Educational films from the '40s and '50s showed us what was expected, even if it wasn't what was done.
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The mother in How I Met Your Mother was finally revealed last night. After eight years, the story is about to get going now.
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Ten Reasons Why Time Travel is No Good. I feel much better about not being able to do it now.
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How to Reinvent College. You shouldn't have to pay so much to get so little return on your education.
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A new umbrella has been developed to make it easier to text in the rain. Meanwhile, talking on a phone only takes one hand.
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Orbiting Earth at 17,239 Miles Per Hour: Amazing Scenes from the International Space Station.
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Should Cleveland destroy Ariel Castro's house? They'll never find anyone who wants to ever live in it again.

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Liam Neeson, World's Worst Traveler
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Liam Neeson, World's Worst Traveler. The Commuter is the latest of a long line of films in which the action star ruins transportation for everyone.

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Snow Rollers: Nature’s Winter Treat. Snow can naturally form into wheels, carpet rolls, or big boulders.

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A Former Gang Member Explains How Easy It Is to Join a Gang. It offers a sense of belonging when you don't get that at home.

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Hollywood Movies Renamed for Japanese Audiences. Some are funny, and some are better than the English title.

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Ladykillers: Murder Ballads and the Country Women Who Sang Them. The underappreciated who sang about the unacceptable eventually became hidden treasures.

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13 Quick and Easy Breakfasts to Jumpstart Your Winter Mornings. Something new will make the whole day go easier.

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11 Ways Advertisers Make Food Look Delicious. It's much more difficult than you might think.

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How Do You Make a Bruce Lee Fight Scene Even Cooler?
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20th Century Fox

How Do You Make a Bruce Lee Fight Scene Even Cooler? With the addition of lightsabers!

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The Mysterious Origins of the First Scandinavians. The tools they left behind suggested that migration may have come from two directions.

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When Quackery on the Radio Was a Public Health Crisis. From magic bracelets to goat gonad transplants, medical marketers got rich.

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Found: The Real Bullitt Mustang That Steve McQueen Tried (and Failed) to Buy. The '69 sports car had been in private hands since after the movie wrapped.

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When Did People Start Making Bread? A short history of the staple that feeds the world.

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How Women Broke Into the Male-Dominated World of Cartoons and Illustrations. First off, pretend you're a man.

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The Skillet. Susannah Nesmith beautifully chronicles the legacy of her great-great-grandmother's iron cookware.

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12 Cultured Facts About the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Knowing these will enhance your visit, whenever that happens.

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