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The Legacy of Nelson Mandela

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Mandela: The Miracle Maker. Nelson Mandela said he wasn't a saint, but he had what it took to bring democracy to South Africa.
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How the world reacted to Mandela's death in newspapers and in social media.
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20 Surprising Things You Might Not Know About National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The film has ties to almost every other movie Hollywood ever made.
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It was strange enough that the groom wore armor to the wedding. Then some really odd guests showed up to make it into a real spectacle.
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Cats can be real bullies. These cats have the household dogs terrified of crossing them.
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14 Holiday Gifts For Any Middle-earth Lover's Library. Surely the Tolkien fan in your family doesn't own all of these books already!
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The Glamourous and Scandalous Cats of Downton Tabby. Cats play all the roles in a charming set of photographs from the book Downton Tabby by Chris Kelly.
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The logic behind the world's 4 weirdest strategic reserves. It's always nice to have a spare steam locomotive in reserve in case you need to go somewhere.
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All Hail the Fail Whale! Yiying Lu's work "Lift a Dreamer" captured the hearts of Twitter users, even in their disappointment at the site.

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How Jupiter May Have Gifted Early Earth With Water
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How Jupiter May Have Gifted Early Earth With Water. Young gas giants throw debris toward inward planets, including hydrogen-rich materials.

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Brazil's Geography Problem. It's a big country with lots of people, so why isn't it a world power?

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The Science of Hearing. Our ability to detect and interpret sounds is due to an amazing and complicated biological system.

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Lucasfilm Might be Putting Future Star Wars Spinoffs on Hold. Solo's disappointing box office was a surprise glitch in the moneymaking machine.

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Why Women Say Nothing Is Wrong When Something Is Clearly Wrong. She has plenty of reasons not to share it with you right now.

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How to Decorate Like a Viking. Archaeologists have built a palette of the paint colors used on Viking homes and buildings.

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The Breastfeeding Zealots of the Neonatal Ward. Maternal lactation is pushed to the point of shaming mothers with hungry babies.

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9 Amazing Tiki Bars. A visit will cool you off even on the hottest day.

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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain
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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain. Check out 25 subtle tricks that make you spend more.

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Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border. A list of resources and organizations that need your skills, time, or money.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Summer Solstice. While the days will only get shorter from here, temperatures will still go up.

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The Forgotten Chefs Who Made Chili Con Carne a Tex-Mex Standard. Women running their own businesses gave us an entirely new cuisine.

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You Would Never Expect Killer Whales to Appear Here. Arctic Ocean prey that once fed polar bears is fair game for orcas.

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Brooklyn's Defunct Domino Sugar Plant Opens as Domino Park. Pictures show how an old factory can become a community park and still retain its history.

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First Impressions. Tom Comitta took the first sentence from 268 New Yorker short stories, sorted them, and combined them into one surprisingly cohesive tale.

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The Original Locations of 15 Famous Chain Stores. There might be one near you!

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