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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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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws?
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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws? Enforcement of existing laws from Earth will be impossible for a small population millions of miles away.

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The Creepy Cabinet That Inspired Jekyll and Hyde. Robert Louis Stevenson's childhood bedroom had a cabinet made by a carpenter who led a double life.

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14 Unmade Hammer Horror Films. Some ideas were too bizarre even for the erstwhile British gothic film studio.

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A Brief History of Bat-Marriage. Batman has been spotted carrying Kathy Kane, Vicki Vale, Julie Madison, Selina Kyle, Lois Lane, and Wonder Woman across the threshold—most of them twice.

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John Banvard is the most successful American artist you've never heard of. His chosen medium was an obscure 19th-century show business gimmick, and he managed to completely squander his fortune.

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Why Everyone Knows the Same Scary Slumber-Party Stories. People who know them don't recall where they first heard them.

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9 Naked Cakes for When You Don't Feel Like Frosting. You'll feel good about avoiding too much sugar, too.

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8 Antique Maps That Were the First of Their Kind. Each one gave us a new way to look at our world.

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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession?
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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession? Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur discuss what it takes to be a superfan.

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The Roller Skating Scene from Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times. A lesson in special effects from 1936.

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From Prejudice to Pride. As the indigenous Ainu begin to assert their place among the people of Japan, an archaeological dig reveals more about their past.

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How U.S. Colleges Went from Pitiful to Powerful. The flexibility born of the system's ragged beginnings helped make the American higher education business what it is today.

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A Brief History of the Danse Macabre, from a Paris cemetery to David S. Pumpkins. It's a reminder that no one escapes death.

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Life Along the Russian Border. Border security reflects each nation's history with Russia.

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The Frenetic Enchantment of New York City. French photojournalist Jean-Pierre Laffont captures the city's charm in 50 years of photos.

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Hellish Nell, The Last Person Imprisoned for Witchcraft in Britain. And that was only 73 years ago!

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