The Long, Strange History of Dieting Fads

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The Long, Strange History of Dieting Fads. We're always looking for an easier way to shed extra weight.

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Justice League and the Psychological Appeal of Superheroes. Henry Cavill and the Justice League actors discuss why we adore the comic book characters.

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Is a Cat a Liquid? A 2017 Ig Nobel Prize winner explains his work.

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A Universal Travel Tip to Get to Know Any New City. Look for the most elaborate sit-down breakfast.

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Hedonist Hollywood’s Lost Garden of Allah. Scandalous behavior in the early film industry found a place to happen behind walls and away from the press, fans, and families.

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The Truth About Medieval Toilet Habits. People tried all kinds of ways to dispose of their household sewage.

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The Traveling Buddha. Taken as a Vietnam War souvenir, the statue went home 48 years later.

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13 Things You Might Not Know About the Berlin Wall. The most notorious symbol of the Cold War is now a chapter in world history.

Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks

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Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks. Imagine Glacier National Park without a glacier.

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The Chimp Who Believed She Was Human. After being raised in a human home, it took years for Lucy to learn to be an ape again.

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The Mathematical Madness of Möbius Strips and Other One-Sided Objects. A look at the history of the mind-bending field of topology

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These 1930s Housewives Were the Godmothers of Radical Consumer Activism. They protested rising food prices with the Hamtramck Meat Strike.

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Disneyland’s Fantasyland Recreated in Incredible Detail in a Basement. A railroad engineer hand-crafted his own theme park over ten years.

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The Princess Who Worked at Macy’s. The Queen of Romania also built furniture, raised poultry, and enjoyed off-roading.

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America is on the Verge of a Nursing Crisis. Our nursing schools don't have the capacity to supply our current needs, much less our future needs.

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15 Amazing Animal Reunions. It's good to know that pets lost for years might find their way home.

Why Can We Hear Others' Footsteps, But Not Our Own?

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Why Can We Hear Others' Footsteps, But Not Our Own? Brain experiments shed light on our personal filters.

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Stilt Fishing in Sri Lanka. Homemade stilts driven into the sand make for a grueling yet productive haul.

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11 Horror Movies it's Safe to Watch With Your Kids. They don't cross the line from scary to traumatizing, but you'll still want to check the details.

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Tracing the Mysterious “Turks” of South Carolina Back to the Revolutionary War. Hundreds of descendants of Joseph Benenhaley still live in Sumter County.

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The Dad-Joke Doctrine. Clean and simple jokes are embarrassing, comforting, and they bond generations together.

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A Dog With Cancer Got a New, 3D-Printed Titanium Skull. Patches is a pioneer for what might some day be available for human patients.

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The Wardrobe Team at Saturday Night Live Works With No Margin for Error. Costume changes have been done in as little as 10 seconds.

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The 19th Century Manual That Claimed the Color Blue Could Cure All Ills. Augustus J. Pleasanton was responsible for the "blue glass craze."

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