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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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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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