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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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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution
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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution. The story of the discovery of green fluorescent protein.

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Ranking America’s Top 10 Chain Restaurants. When you're on the road for the holidays, you'll know what to expect for dinner.

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How Hoarding Works. It's not just a habit or a hobby, but a serious mental illness.

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Meet the Most Toxic Plant in North America. Whatever you do, do not eat the spotted water hemlock.

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Why Millennials are Facing the Scariest Financial Future of Any Generation Since the Great Depression. Being born in the wrong year has consequences that last a lifetime.

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How Titanic’s Iconic Necklace Almost Sank an Entire Company. The J. Peterman Company was the only officially licensed producer of the Heart of the Ocean.

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Star Wars and the Unfortunate Ubiquity of the Final Climactic Explosion. It's happened several times already; let's see something different.

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13 Weird and Wonderful Gingerbread Houses. You can make anything from imagination and royal icing.

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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa
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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa This Holiday Season. Your children will never forget the experience.

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Dr. No: The First James Bond Movie. Peruse some trivia behind the film that started it all in 1962.

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We Should Teach Basic Lifesaving Skills to Everyone. Even kids can develop the skills to be a hero when they are needed.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of South Africa’s Ostrich King. Lithuanian entrepreneur Max Rose raised his own birds to decorate European ladies' hats.

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In 1932, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner and His Wife Rachel of Kiel, Germany, Placed Their Hanukkah Menorah in a Window Facing the Nazi Party Headquarters Across the Street. The family still uses that menorah.

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The Doomsday Diet. Cold War bunkers were stocked for survival, not gourmet dining.

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38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. If we could pronounce them, we would adopt them.

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