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The Internet is Not Child's Play

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Are we letting kids online too early? Teaching them the technology isn't the same as exposing them to the distractions of the world wide web.
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Watch Elton John perform "Your Song" over the course of 43 years. He keeps changing, but the song stays simply beautiful.
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The 16 Most Depressing Kids’ Movies. Still, they stick with us because they made us react emotionally.
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Most men still pay for dates, but they wish women would help out. At the same time, they feel asking for her to chip in is risky.
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How can you improve on the simple pizza box? By making it work for your lifestyle, like this one.
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When you own a sinkhole remediation service in Florida, you're never out of work. And the state has about 70 such firms.
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It's not that hard to imagine Shel Silverstein's book The Giving Tree as a horror story. But this parody trailer takes a different direction from the original. NSFW language.
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The happy ending in the Beast Jesus fresco fiasco. Cecilia Gimenez's awful restoration effort has brought celebrity and tourist dollars to Borja, Spain.
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A Bovine Gift from the Heart. How an African village came together to help the U.S. get through the tragedy of 9/11.

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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar terms carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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Great Stephen King Stories
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16 Great Stephen King Stories to Read This Fall. In case you want to scare yourself silly alone in the dark.

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Cowabunga! Strange Cow Stories. Bossy has gotten herself into some weird places.

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How Two Lesbians Fought the Nazis With a Typewriter. Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe kept up a propaganda war from their home in the Channel Islands.

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Can You Survive on Potatoes Alone? Maybe, but there are drawbacks to potatoes as a life-sustaining food.

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Why Back-to-School Season Feels Like the New Year—Even for Adults. The majority of people spend more than half their lives tied to the school calendar.

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A Visual History of Lunchboxes. Come for the nostalgia, stay for the trivia.

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An Austrian Ossuary Holds Hundreds of Elaborately Hand-Painted Skulls. The custom is a combination of memento mori and identification.

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A Brief History of United States Currency. Until the Civil War, money was printed privately by banks.

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