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Passive-Aggressive Notes from Parents

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Enjoy 20 really clever passive-aggressive notes parents left for their offspring. It's a shame that such subtlety flies right over kids' heads.
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Vince Gilligan Reveals Several More Rejected Breaking Bad Storylines. Enjoy imagining more, if not better, alternative plots.
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15 Jokes Only Philosophy Geeks Will Understand. I think I get them, therefore I am.
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The role of Sherlock Holmes has been cast for the film A Slight Trick of the Mind. The aging and retired detective will be played by Sir Ian McKellen.
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The 25 Most Memorable Moments in TV History. If you don't recall them, you can watch the videos and make a snap judgment.
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A house in Westminster, Colorado, was foreclosed upon and locked. Two months later, the cat that was left inside was rescued near death.
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Man Allegedly Steals Date’s Blackberry When She Won’t Split Tab. What are the odds these two will have a second date?
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Bill Hader picked up an Emmy nomination as he left Saturday Night Live. He tells us about his eight years there in an interview.
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Futurama has been cancelled four times (so far). Which of the four series finales was the best?
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What if Star Wars had been made in the silent film era? Several filmmakers have had this same idea.

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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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