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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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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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