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Shows For Scholars

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Who Says TV Rots Your Brain?

These shows might make you a better student.

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You Need A Nap

Here’s why.

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Writing That Really Paints A Picture

Fore-Edge book paintings are sort of difficult to explain, but they’re really cool. Check out some examples.

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Holy Cow

The Monastery of Saint Simon in Egypt is the most beautiful church you’ll ever lay eyes on.

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Life’s Cheat Sheet: Syria

You’ve heard a lot about it lately, but you might not know what any of it means. So, this video provides a really quick background on the conflict in Syria.

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You’ll Need A Reading Lamp

Hide & Eek is a children’s book with hidden images that can only be revealed by the light.

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The Sportscast About Nothing

Sportscaster goes on the air yada, yada, yada he makes 41 Seinfeld references.

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The Cab That Pays You

Imagine getting into a NYC cab and the driver is friendly and ready to give you money. Sounds too good to be true. So, is the Cash Cab real?

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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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