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10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Fourth of July. Now you'll look knowledgable and have plenty to talk about at the family picnic.
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How to keep your dog from going nuts during Fourth of July fireworks. The advice from Cesar Millan is very different from what you'd expect.
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DJ Earworm makes it possible for you to listen to all the hottest songs of this summer at the same time. The mashup is more than the sum of its parts.
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Feeling patriotic yet? You'll feel even more so after viewing these Captain America cosplayers. And even more here.
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Witness the joy, the excitement, and the enthusiasm of dogs playing with sprinklers.
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Feminist Disney smashes the patriarchy in your childhood favorites. Meet the woman behind the Tumblr blog that's taking on the Mouse in a big way.
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It's become more accepted to drink with co-workers—sometimes even at the office. But this acceptance doesn't extend to women, who are held to a different standard at the workplace.
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Pluto's two recently-discovered moons were given names associated with the mythology of the underworld (like Pluto itself). When are they going to start using Star Trek mythology, like they should?

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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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