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Lessons from Christmas Stories

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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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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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