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The Government Shutdown

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Everything You Need to Know About the Government Shutdown. A link roundup of information you may need in the days ahead.
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If serious subjects are just too much right now, here's a video of a cat eating with a fork.
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Breaking Bad ended the anti-hero genre by introducing good and evil. A life of crime isn't all victimless fun and games, no matter how much you identify with the main character.
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Man Named Fudge Charged with Stealing Ice Cream. He took the concept of nominative determinism a little too seriously.
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This Is What A Year Of Breast Cancer Treatment Looks Like. An appropriate way to enter Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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Marina Shifrin quit her job at Next Media video, by posting a dance video under a text explanation. We hope she already has another job lined up at a company that doesn't care about pageviews.
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Video from the series Archer is set to the music of MacGyver. They really should use this music all the time, if they could get a new clean copy.
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12 traditional dances from around the world. Illustrated with large photographs of people who are good at dancing.

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Every Christmas Horror Movie, Ranked
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
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Every Christmas Horror Movie, Ranked. There are 79 to choose from, with critiques.

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Academic Publishing is Headed for a Day of Reckoning. When you must pay to publish and then pay to read, how can we afford to learn science?

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12 Bizarre Inspirations Behind Star Wars Movie Characters. The creators have been asked time and time again where they got their ideas, and the answers range from goofy (literally) to sublime.

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The World Might Be Better Off Without College for Everyone. It's become an arms race for unnecessary job credentials.

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2017 is the Year that Computers Became Phones. The way people use technology is driving the design of the modern desktop and laptop.

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15 Things You Might Not Know About Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man. The mathematical sketch was a personal note that became one of the artist's most famous works.

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10 Holiday Controversies
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10 Holiday Controversies. What were once personal choices are now public arguments about how it should be done.

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How Zarafa, France’s First Giraffe, Became a Cultural Sensation. Artists across the country wanted to draw or paint her.

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The 6 Big Superhero Movies Of 2017, Ranked From Worst To Best. It's hard to disagree with such a short list, but some fans will.

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When They Tried to Collect on a Nonexistent Debt, This Man Fought Back. Andrew Therrien took the harassment personally, and set out to find out who was behind it.

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Competitive creative dog grooming is an activity that makes dogs into an art medium. The documentary short Well Groomed follows two creative dog groomers through the biggest such contest at Groom Expo.

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Ada Blackjack, the Forgotten Sole Survivor of an Odd Arctic Expedition. She didn't know how to shoot or trap, but she had to make it back to her young son.

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The American Savings Crisis, Explained. Even if we could build savings in this economy, it wouldn't be worth the effort.

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12 Heroic U.S. Military Chaplains. They didn't want to kill, but served by their own sacrifice.

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