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Not-So-Scary Movies

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Some scary movies are more likely to induce nightmares than most—but not these ones.

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For coffee aficionados, here’s a handy visual comparison of the right grind levels to achieve your perfect cup of coffee, from extra coarse for cold brewing to medium for drip to extra fine for Turkish – just watch your caffeine levels.

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A new design for a custom toothbrush that can power through your dental hygiene routine in six seconds means you’ll have to come up with new excuses for your dentist next time.

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What’s on glam rocker David Bowie’s bookshelf?

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It’s bad enough, as a celebrity, to fall down once and have a paparazzo with good timing immortalize the moment; it’s infinitely worse to have your graceless tumble turn into the latest meme. Poor Scarlett Johansson.

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Make art, not war: these Stormtrooper helmets redesigned as art pieces are more fashion-forward than Emperor Palpatine’s army might be used to.

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In an era of fast-moving montages, the long take is an underutilized film technique that still packs a punch. Movies like Children of Men, Oldboy, and Citizen Kane knew what they were doing.

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Dolphins: maybe not as smart as we thought.

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar term carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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