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States That Need to Watch Their Language

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Ohio is the most foul-mouthed state in the union; Washington is the least. My home state of New Jersey ranks third in coarse language, but I’ll try to keep it toned down around here.
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After over a year and thousands of images collected by the MESSENGER probe, scientists have created a composite that shows Mercury from all 360 degrees around.
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The annual Chelsea flower show, for the first time in its 100-year history, allowed its green-thumbed garden competitors to include gnomes this year. These 10 garden gnomes from around the world are probably quite pleased to hear it.
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Contemporary and classical works of art collide in painter Cesar Santos’s latest body of work, entitled “Syncretism,” which features such incongruities as Nefertiti holding a Whirlypop and the Mona Lisa in a red knit beanie.
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We excuse a lot of things kids say because they’re cute, but as the first episode of Matt Clarke’s “Convos With My 2 Year Old” series proves by having a grown man speak the words of a toddler, our precious babes are actually kind of jerks sometimes.
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Ben Franklin was a famously prolific inventor, but not all of his ideas paid off. Case in point: these “practical” uses for balloons, including the creation of a floating icebox and helping foot messengers run faster.
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Amazon’s new ‘Kindle Words’ program attempts to monetize fanfiction, with the company buying licenses to whole franchises in order to turn a profit on any works fans create based on their characters. We’ll see how that one works out.
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These ingenious solutions to your most pressing first-world problems ensure that you’ll never have to suffer the injustice of unpopped microwave popcorn, brain freeze, lost lens caps, or overripe bananas again.

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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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