Lessons from Christmas Stories

7 enduring lessons from It's a Wonderful Life. It may not have the number of laughs that other Christmas movies have, but it leaves you feeling more satisfied at the end.
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What How The Grinch Stole Christmas! Can Teach You About The Holidays. Reach back into your childhood to recall the best way to celebrate Christmas.
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When a man loves his cat, of course he wants to take it to visit Santa Claus. And he'll want to document the whole trip in photographs.
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Scott Summit turns prosthetic legs into works of art. They look fashionable, hi-tech, and sometimes totally badass.
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Imagine skating on ice so clear that you can see the bottom of the lake. This idyllic interlude happened on Lake Vann in Condon, Montana.
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Watch a stop-motion video of Mario Kart in real life. It might make your butt hurt.
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15 Awesomely Terrible Christmas Songs To Make Sure Your Party Is A Huge Success. These aren't traditional carols, but they might get your guests dancing. Some are NSFW.
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2013 was the Year of Women at the Box Office. Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, and Jennifer Lawrence prove that female leads can draw a huge audience.
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See One Room Transformed Into 14 Unbelievably Surreal Fantasy Landscapes. Artist Jee Young Lee is serious about the backdrops in her self-portrait series.

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The 100 Greatest YouTube Videos of All Time, Ranked
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The 100 Greatest YouTube Videos of All Time, Ranked. Watching them all will keep you too busy to argue about the ranking.

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Why Are There No Mosquitoes at Disney World? A lot of hard work goes into making sure you don't have to think about them.

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Wollemi Pines Are Dinosaur Trees. After flourishing for 100 million years, they had to be rescued from extinction in the 1990s.

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Why the Finns Don't Want to be Happy. Despite the highest quality of life in the world, they aren't going to press their luck.

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The Heyday of Penny Restaurants. The food wasn't free, because that would rob the transaction of its dignity.

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Forget the World Cup, Let’s Play Motor-Ball! Soccer played on motorcycles was exciting, but not at all safe.

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The Ultimate Guide To Buying, Wearing, And Caring For Jeans. They never go out of style, because they come in so many styles.

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10 Star-Studded Facts About the Hollywood Sign. It's been there, off and on, since 1923.

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How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture
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How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture. When creating heroic tales, filmmakers still ask, "What would Indiana Jones do?"

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The Unexplained Dancing Plague and Other Epidemics of Yore. The power of suggestion is still the most logical explanation.

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Reanimation! Science Stories About Frankenstein. This seven-part video series features conversations with scientists on Mary Shelley's book and the issues it addresses.

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George Lucas's Plan for Star Wars 7 through 9, Starring Mid-Chlorians. No matter how much you dislike any of the new Star Wars films, you can tell yourself it could have been so much worse.

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The Recipes of Cleopatra. Her elixirs were well-regarded in the fields of cosmetics, gynecology, and alchemy.

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The Iroquois Theater Disaster. More than 600 people died in the stampede and conflagration, which led to new safety standards.

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The Secret to Loving Your Life. The first step is giving up on the notion that you are in control.

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10 TV Characters Who Were Inspired By Real People. Not all of them were happy about it.

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