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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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Volcanic Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice
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Solid Evidence of Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice. Over 100 volcanoes, hidden under ice sheets, could destabilize the continent.

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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. The farmers of San Juan Island called in the troops to determine sovereignty once and for all.

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The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball. An engineer explains his experiments to find out why it curves.

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A Fortune Lost at Sea: Ship Sinks with California Gold Rush Treasure. Hundreds died, and the loss of gold caused several banks to fail.

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How Don Hewitt Invented 60 Minutes and Changed Journalism Forever. The show is beginning its 50th year on the air.

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This Ghost Town was Aiming Nuclear Missiles at America from Just 125 Miles Away. Gudym, on the eastern edge of Russia, is now just a shell of its former self.

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How Scientists are Revolutionizing Beer. Small batches of craft beer enable brewers to experiment and innovate.

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Welcome to One of the World's Last Matriarchal Societies. Kihnu, an island off the coast of Estonia, is struggling to preserve its culture.

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Why Denmark is the World's Happiest Country
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5 Reasons Why Danes Are Happier Than the Rest of Us. The surprise is not the reasons themselves, but the fact that they are common among the population.

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Who Would Win in a Competition Between a Science Museum and a Natural History Museum? A game of one-upmanship was played out on Twitter, and readers were the winners.

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What Happens When War Is Outlawed. Fifteen nations did just that in 1928, but it didn't last long.

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My Three Years in Identity Theft Hell. Proving who you are when someone else is, too, becomes a full-time job with no perks.

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Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures. Still, risking failure is the only path to technological breakthrough.

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Put Away Your Pumpkins, It's Still Summer. Autumn creep is a sign we're becoming divorced from the natural progression of the growing season.

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Early Time Travel? Why Britain Lost 11 Days in 1752.

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