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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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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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