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Walter White vs. Walt Whitman

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O Cranston, my Cranston: Poetry magazine sizes up Walter White with Walt Whitman in an essay perfectly titled "Leaves of Glass."

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Nick Offerman spoils eight summer reading classics, but we already knew that Animal Farm “is like Babe: Pig in the City.

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Move over, .com: a new wave of domain names (.wed, .mom) will soon hit the Web.

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A thought scarier than most public restrooms—smart toilets that are susceptible to hackers.

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Apple nixed an iPhone game that involves throwing your iPhone as high as you possibly can.

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If you’re in the mood for hysteria, Popular Science charted all of the 1400 asteroids that would cause major devastation if they bumped into Earth.

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Meet the author behind the fan fiction story six times longer than Infinite Jest and 13 times bigger than Ulysses.

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Because there’s no one else on Mars to celebrate with, NASA’s Curiosity Rover sang “Happy Birthday” to itself.

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Cracked debunks some widely-believed myths about prehistoric times—at least the Geico cavemen will be happy the record’s straight. 

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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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