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Books You Never Really Read

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George Orwell's 1984 and (unsurprisingly) Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace top the list of books people are most likely to claim they've read when they haven't. Are you one of the guilty ones?

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For those not yet burnt out on choreographed marriage proposals (and even those who are), this man's surprise for his boyfriend at Home Depot will coax a smile out of you.

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A frog photobombed NASA's latest spacecraft launch, but it wasn’t the first aspiring amphibian astronaut.

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The shortlist for the prestigious annual Man Booker Prize is out. The winner will be named October 15th.

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Joni Sternbach’s series of surfer photos are truly vintage-meets-modern, using 19th-century tintype processes to create one-of-a-kind images of 21st-century wave riders.

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Before René Magritte became one of the biggest names in the Surrealist art movement, he designed advertisements.

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Ninety-six year old Fred Stobaugh wrote a love song for his late wife Lorraine and submitted it to a singer-songwriter contest. Though he didn’t win, he did become the oldest artist ever to hold a spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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Liam Neeson, World's Worst Traveler
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Liam Neeson, World's Worst Traveler. The Commuter is the latest of a long line of films in which the action star ruins transportation for everyone.

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Snow Rollers: Nature’s Winter Treat. Snow can naturally form into wheels, carpet rolls, or big boulders.

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A Former Gang Member Explains How Easy It Is to Join a Gang. It offers a sense of belonging when you don't get that at home.

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Hollywood Movies Renamed for Japanese Audiences. Some are funny, and some are better than the English title.

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Ladykillers: Murder Ballads and the Country Women Who Sang Them. The underappreciated who sang about the unacceptable eventually became hidden treasures.

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13 Quick and Easy Breakfasts to Jumpstart Your Winter Mornings. Something new will make the whole day go easier.

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11 Ways Advertisers Make Food Look Delicious. It's much more difficult than you might think.

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How Do You Make a Bruce Lee Fight Scene Even Cooler?
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How Do You Make a Bruce Lee Fight Scene Even Cooler? With the addition of lightsabers!

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The Mysterious Origins of the First Scandinavians. The tools they left behind suggested that migration may have come from two directions.

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When Quackery on the Radio Was a Public Health Crisis. From magic bracelets to goat gonad transplants, medical marketers got rich.

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Found: The Real Bullitt Mustang That Steve McQueen Tried (and Failed) to Buy. The '69 sports car had been in private hands since after the movie wrapped.

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When Did People Start Making Bread? A short history of the staple that feeds the world.

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How Women Broke Into the Male-Dominated World of Cartoons and Illustrations. First off, pretend you're a man.

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The Skillet. Susannah Nesmith beautifully chronicles the legacy of her great-great-grandmother's iron cookware.

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12 Cultured Facts About the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Knowing these will enhance your visit, whenever that happens.

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