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12 Movies That Are Just As Good As The Books They're Based On. So you can honestly enjoy them twice.
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Combine a slip-n-slide, a waterslide, and a ski jump for the best pool party ever. The music makes me want to try this even more.
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Although they had their differences, Thomas Jefferson and the other Founding Fathers were committed to the idea of religious freedom in America. A new book tells how they took Islam into account when they set that principle into the Constitution.
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37 Over-The-Top Evening Gowns From The 2013 Miss World Fashion Show. Every dress shouts "Look at me!"
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10 Bizarre Literary Myths and Conspiracy Theories. Whether mundane or outlandish, we still don't know how true they are.
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Pakistan has a new island rising off its coast after a huge earthquake. It could be the result of a landslide or a mud volcano.
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Ten-year-old Tobias Bass wanted to take his brother, who has cerebral palsy, with him on a 5k race. With the help of local publicity, he received a permanent gift of jogger-pusher so they can keep running together.
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Arizona's Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has a new scheme to save money on jail inmates. In addition to living in tents and wearing pink underwear, they will now be served vegetarian meals.
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Born in the wrong body: The transgender struggle. An overview of the facts and the challenges for those who want to adjust their biology.

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What If Earth Rotated in the Other Direction?
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Reversing Earth’s Spin Moves Deserts, Reshapes Ocean Currents. Everything would be different if our planet rotated in the other direction.

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NFL Player Wade Davis Talks Masculinity and Pro Sports. "We must create the conditions for all individuals to feel comfortable taking the risk to be themselves."

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This Old Soviet Airport Car Was Probably The Biggest Sedan In The World. It was equipped for two drivers, one to go forward and the other in reverse.

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The Race to Save the World's Disappearing Languages. In the last 60 years, 230 human languages went extinct.

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The Netflix documentary Mercury 13 tells of the women who passed NASA's astronaut screening in 1961. Only their gender kept them earthbound and out of history books.

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The Desert Architecture School Where Students Build Their Own Sleeping Quarters. The School of Architecture at Taliesin (SOAT) takes experimental living spaces seriously.

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I Gave Birth and I Didn't Even Get a Good Story Out of it. A normal birth is miraculous and transformative, but it's too common for anyone outside the family to listen to.

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10 Ridiculously Precise Units of Measurement. They make sense once you know the stories behind them.

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How a Country Bumpkin Turned Into the King of Hollywood
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How a Country Bumpkin Turned Into the King of Hollywood. The kid from Ohio with big ears and bad teeth eventually became Clark Gable.

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The Kilopower Project Could Power a Mars Colony and Deep Space Missions. It involves small, portable nuclear reactors fueled by uranium.

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The Top 15 Game Of Thrones Episodes to Watch and Rewatch. Fans still have a lot of time to fill before the final season begins.

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Turns Out They Invented That 'How You Think You Look Vs. How You Really Look' Meme Back in 1921. It was the only joke on that page that deserved to survive.

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The Planet That Took Us Beyond the Solar System. Pegasus, the first exoplanet, was discovered 23 years ago.

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It’s Not Your Imagination: Allergy Season Gets Worse Every Year. The changing climate is producing more pollen, and more people are allergic to it.

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Baby Pangolins Always Look Like They’re Waiting To Nervously Ask You To Prom. They're adorable, so you'd have to say yes.

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The Surprising Link Between the Deaths of Three 19th Century Presidents: James K. Polk, William Henry Harrison, and Zachary Taylor may have died from living in the District of Columbia.

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