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The Real Rules of Monopoly

Since the rules of Monopoly were very much instilled in all of us through a generational word-of-mouth, few people know the board game was intended to play at a much faster rate—or perhaps you already knew about the unpurchased property auction?

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Composer John Williams is slated to compose the score for Star Wars: Episode VII. Now, let's just get production going before Disney gets any ideas.

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Self-proclaimed "information artist" Heather Dewey-Hagborg creates 3D printer artwork with the help of a bio lab that sequences results from DNA samples. “I feed this information into a custom computer program I wrote which takes all these values which code for physical genetic traits and parameterizes a 3D model of a face to represent them.”

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The things man can learn from the anglerfish, the lynx spider and other species -- in particular with mating habits.

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Ed Shaughnessy, Doc Severinsen's drummer on The Tonight Show for more than 30 years, passed away on Friday at his home in Calabasas, California. He was 84.

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After three years of social media fanfare and hyperbole, the Internet got the Arrested Development resurrection it asked for. And it wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Here's why.

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Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" after the Boston bombing, Liza Minnelli singing "New York, New York" after 9/11, and four more heartstring-pulling moments in MLB history.

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Discovery's Science Channel has launched a live cicada cam, showing the insects swarming all over a miniature White House and depicting the apocalypse that we all fear is right around the corner.

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How to have a cookout in Gaza: A photo essay that shows how recycling experts turn scrap wood into charcoal for barbecue grills and local restaurants.

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The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) just released its 2013 Better Life Index, ranking each nation's happiness by judging categories from safety to health and education to environment.

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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You?
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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You? No, but there's a reason behind why people still think so.

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10 Misconceptions About U.S. Immigration. Every wave of newcomers has encountered resistance from those already here.

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21 Facts You Might Not Know About Rodney Dangerfield. He got no respect, but we'll never forget him.

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Watch a Man Build a Log Cabin by Himself in Four Minutes. It actually took months, but this is a fascinating yet relaxing time-lapse version.

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How Montana Gold Rushers Literally Threw Away a Fortune in Sapphires. Yogo Gulch still produces some of the finest sapphires in the world.

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New Details Emerge About Solo: A Star Wars Story. Including an official synopsis.

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The Starbucks Logo Has A Secret You’ve Never Noticed. She was too perfect to be real before a small design change.

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8 Major Milestones in Facial Transplant Surgeries. What was recently thought impossible has been accomplished quite a few times.

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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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