American Weddings vs. European Weddings

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Wedding Culture in America Is Much Different than Wedding Culture in Europe. Specifically, how much money is spent.

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Imagine walking through New York and seeing Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia driving by in one of those levitating speeder bikes from Return of the Jedi! YouTubers Jesse Wellens and Casey Neistat and model Carmella Rose made it happen.

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The New Guardians Of The Galaxy Pinball Machine Looks Pretty Darn Cool. Rocket and Groot will make you work hard to score points.

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This Instagram Assassin Is The Villain The Food World Deserves. Kevin Freshwater ruins food pictures, and people love him for it.

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Connecting To The Natural World Is Important To Our Personal Development. The growing gap between children and the outdoors may have consequences down the road.

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Can a Supermagnet Dangerously Affect the Iron in Blood? Brainiac75 shows us some amazing things with his powerful magnets.

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Meet America's Oldest Living Veteran. Richard Overton of Austin is a national treasure.

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11 Hacks for Packing the Perfect Suitcase. Because you want your stuff to get there intact and in working order.

Total Recall: How to Master the Art of Memorization

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How to Memorize Like a Champion. Some tips from a four-time winner of the USA Memory Championship.

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Time-Restricted Eaters Lose Weight Even Without Changing Their Diet. A later breakfast and earlier supper seems to work, if you can stick with it.

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When Thousands Struck Back Against the USSR … by Singing. The Soviets controlled a 1985 Latvian song and dance festival, but the seeds of revolution were sown with a folk song.

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How Cauliflower Took Over Your Pizza, Your Kitchen, and the World. It's a vegetable that can stand in for almost any other food.

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The Secret Rooftop Farms You Can Visit Above Parisian Department Stores. Take a tour of an organic farm even the store employees below didn't know about.

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American Weirdness: Observations From an Expat. A lot can change at home when an American lives in Paris for ten years.

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There's a Cat Butt in the Captain Marvel Poster. It's no accident; he's an important character in the comic books.

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11 Things You Might Not Know About The Monkees. The music group made for TV became a real band.

Drinking Gold Was a Grisly Anti-Aging Trend of 16th-Century France

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Drinking Gold Was a Grisly Anti-Aging Trend of 16th-Century France. It worked, as the alternative to aging is early death.

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The Finalists have Been Selected for the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. The winners will be announced November 15 at the awards ceremony.

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Carl Sagan's Problems With Plato. Sagan thought observable facts should shape philosophy; Plato, not so much.

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The Hidden Limits of the All-You-Can-Eat Buffet. Every buffet restaurant has a story about people who eat more than should be humanly possible, but dealing with them is a delicate balance of economics and reputation.

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You Have Teamwork and Courage and Magic in Your Blood. Blair Braverman's puppies helped to clean up fallen branches in the yard, so she told them a bedtime story about their heroic grandfather.

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11 Horrible Jokes Restaurant Servers Have Heard a Million Times. And more importantly, what they really think when they hear them.

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Science Fair is Full of Cocky Girl Geniuses—and It's Glorious. The new documentary is about smart, ambitious science students, and the girls steal the show.

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What’s the Difference Between a Pirate and a Buccaneer? The terms were not originally interchangeable.

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