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A Poet’s Proper Goodbye

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Paul Muldoon's elegy for his friend and "the greatest Irish poet since Yeats," Seamus Heaney, honors a man he describes as not brazen, but bounteous, big-hearted, and beautiful—"as a bard, and in his being."

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The Association of French Bakers has issued a delightfully tongue-in-cheek rebuttal to Kanye West's assertion that French restaurants need to "hurry up with [his] croissants," in which they are extremely polite, but adamant that "a great croissant is worth waiting a lifetime for."

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The greatest movie kisses of all time aren't limited to romantic comedies.

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Could pop music be a path to peace in the Middle East?

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Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby uses the phrase “old sport” 59 times over the course of the movie. Here’s proof.

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If only more mother-daughter bonding time resulted in such whimsical drawings.

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Please try to stop telling people they "look tired."

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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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