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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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The Phantoms of Paris
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The Phantoms of Paris. Dark ghost stories from the City of Light.

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How Hippies Put on the Worst Music Festival in History. The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival outdid Woodstock in bad planning and poor execution.

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A Very Special 1970s Nightmare, Starring Vincent Price, H.R. Pufnstuf, and the Brady Bunch. Variety shows were a simple way for TV networks to recycle familiar faces.

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Just About Everything We Know About the Pard. For hundreds of years, the leopard was thought to be a cross between a lion and a pard.

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Lt. Cliff Judkins Fell 15,000 Feet and Lived. His fighter jet caught fire, his ejection seat didn't work, and his parachute didn't open.

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The Great Thaw of the American North is Coming. The loss of permafrost will have profound effects.

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The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State. How does your state's tale stack up against the others?

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Ada Lovelace: The First Computer Programmer. In the 1840s, she crunched the numbers that were the software for a theoretical machine.

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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws?
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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws? Enforcement of existing laws from Earth will be impossible for a small population millions of miles away.

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The Creepy Cabinet That Inspired Jekyll and Hyde. Robert Louis Stevenson's childhood bedroom had a cabinet made by a carpenter who led a double life.

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14 Unmade Hammer Horror Films. Some ideas were too bizarre even for the erstwhile British gothic film studio.

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A Brief History of Bat-Marriage. Batman has been spotted carrying Kathy Kane, Vicki Vale, Julie Madison, Selina Kyle, Lois Lane, and Wonder Woman across the threshold—most of them twice.

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John Banvard is the most successful American artist you've never heard of. His chosen medium was an obscure 19th-century show business gimmick, and he managed to completely squander his fortune.

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Why Everyone Knows the Same Scary Slumber-Party Stories. People who know them don't recall where they first heard them.

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9 Naked Cakes for When You Don't Feel Like Frosting. You'll feel good about avoiding too much sugar, too.

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8 Antique Maps That Were the First of Their Kind. Each one gave us a new way to look at our world.

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