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The Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Shopping Malls

Remember shopping malls? John Green and his Scatterbrained co-hosts do—and that's exactly where they're headed in this episode of Scatterbrained.

Follow along with them as they introduce you to Victor Gruen, the man who invented the modern shopping mall, then head back to ancient Greece to trace the history of the mall. You'll also hear some behind-the-scenes secrets about what it's like to be a mall Santa, and learn everything you ever wanted to know—and then some—about the world's most famous department stores. Of course, no trip to the mall would be complete without the arduous task of finding a parking spot; they've got some life hacks for dealing with that, too (unless you want your mom to drive you). We can practically smell the Auntie Anne's pretzels!

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14 Favorite TV Moms
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Television moms. Everyone has a favorite. Whether it’s Carol Brady and her groovy pant suits or Wilma Flintstone (whose maiden name was Slaghoople). But how much do you really know about these small-screen maternal figures?

In the latest episode of Scatterbrained, John Green and his co-hosts are dishing some amazing facts about television’s most beloved moms (that segment begins at the 2:25 mark), just in time for Mother’s Day. They’re also delving into the history of the holiday itself, offering some tips on how to pick out the perfect bouquet for your mama and exploring the unique (and sometimes odd) habits of moms in the animal kingdom. You can check out the full episode below.

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The Stories and Scandals of Hollywood's Classic Actresses

“If you can’t handle me at my worst, then you don’t deserve me at my best,” Marilyn Monroe once famously quipped. Except she didn’t. As the hosts of Scatterbrained reveal in their latest episode about classic Hollywood starlets, many myths about this beloved blonde bombshell still abound.

In addition to setting the record straight once and for all, the Scatterbrained team dug up some surprising stories about Tinseltown’s leading ladies from the ‘20s up to the ‘60s. In this episode, you’ll learn why Mae West was jailed for lewdness, which famous literary role Audrey Hepburn almost landed, why Elizabeth Taylor hated being called Liz, and the personal favor that John F. Kennedy asked of Judy Garland.

Plus, the tale of how Clara Bow was blackmailed by her hair dresser-turned-personal assistant might make you rethink the details you divulge while getting your bi-monthly trim.

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