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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.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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