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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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5 Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors
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Five Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors. Our genes are largely the result of travel and intermingling.

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The Top 10 National Parks You've Probably Never Heard Of. One of them may be closer to you than you thought.

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The Well-Dressed Suffragist. If you're going to protest, you'll need to buy a charming new hat.

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The Presidential Portrait That Was the “Ugliest Thing” LBJ Ever Saw. (The artist did not take that comment kindly.)

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In the game Robot Mind Meld, the object is to come up with the same word as a robot in as few steps as possible. Keep in mind that the robot is not as intuitive as you are.

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The Father Of Artistic Figure Skating. It was all about making a perfect figure 8 on the ice until Jackson Haines came along.

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Amazon's Big Gamble on Grocery Delivery. What impact could a giant competitor have on existing businesses?

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President John Tyler's Grandsons Are Still Alive. Tyler took office in 1841, and eventually had 15 children.

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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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