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The Only Way to Solve Movie Theaters’ Talking and Texting Problem Is to Give In to It. Or you could stay home and wait for the less expensive home video version.
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11 Unforgivable Changes Made To Book Adaptations. Contains spoilers for movies that if you haven't seen them by now, you probably never will.
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Brainy Beach Reads. These novels are recommended for getting away from it all without insulting your intelligence.
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21 Jokes Only Nerds Will Understand. I reckon this makes me a nerd -and probably will make you a nerd, too.
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29 Crazy Buildings from Around the World. Wonderful to visit, but living there would mean you'd have to keep it clean for all the tourists with cameras.
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How a used glass bottle becomes a new bottle. A fascinating recycling process, but wouldn't it be easier to just reuse them like we used to?
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10 TV Shows That Are Much Better Than You Probably Think They Are. Worth a second chance? It's only your time at stake.
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Illinois Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth lost both her legs flying a helicopter in Iraq. Watch her eviscerate a federal contractor who claimed disabled veteran status for a prep school football injury.
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The Kingdom of Boomeria. How one teacher dedicated his life to making science fun for students.

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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