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Baby Bao Bao

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The National Zoo's panda cub Bao Bao will go on public display for the first time later this month. See pictures from the Media Day event as she prepares for her big debut.
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You Know It’s Seriously Cold When…  escaped prisoners turn themselves in and polar bears can't go outside and play.
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Six Things You Can Do When It's REALLY Cold Outside. Looks like fun -except for the swimming.
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A Star Trek Fan Spent $30,000 Turning Her Basement Into The Starship Enterprise. Good luck ever getting the kids to move out now.
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14 Tips on How to Write for an Hour. Get in the habit, and those hours may become a career.
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Gorgeous Vintage Illustrations of Dickens Novels in Full Color. It's enough to make you want to read The Old Curiosity Shop all over again.
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Just another day on an Australian river tour, where everything wants to eat you. Aww, those crocodiles are just looking for a little love.
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Every movie dance scene is better with the Pointer Sisters. Watch them joyfully strung together with "The Neutron Dance."
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'Tis the season -and the weather- for turkey bowling in International Falls, Minnesota! At these temperatures, rolling a turkey down the sidewalk doesn't even make it inedible.
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How to keep warm outside: 5 science-based tips. My preferred method: stay inside.

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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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The Man Who Made John Gotti the Most Powerful Mobster in New York
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The German Who Made John Gotti the Most Powerful Mobster in New York. Hitman Joe Watts parlayed his insider knowledge into both money and respect.

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Why Boaty McBoatface is the Meme that Just Won’t Die. The good news is that it may mean the end of naming polls.

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The False Cheer of Office Parties Can’t Cure the Loneliness Epidemic. In other words, don't rely on your workplace for long-lasting friendships.

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Inside Connecticut’s Secret Museum of Retro-Future Oddities. The Space Age Museum has aliens, robots, rockets, and spaceships that you'll only see online, as the museum is not open to the public.

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What To Do If Your Parachute Fails. Told in a hurry because you Googled this when it happened to you.

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American Employers' Mindless Obsession with College Degrees. Requiring one is a shortcut for eliminating job candidates more than a necessary career qualification.

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11 Beloved Movies That Were Box Office Flops. Many of them were way ahead of their time.

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