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The Trend in Group Selfies

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Who knew? A selfie taken of more than one person is called an "usie," which is pronounced "ussie." Us old folks will still call them "group pictures."
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A BBC ad for the Winter Olympics coverage is poetic, ominous, and downright frightening. They frame the Games as an epic battle of supernatural proportions while the rest of us just wait for someone to slip and fall.
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When there are no humans around, a Beagle will do what he has to do to get chicken nuggets. With these problem-solving skills, he should be put to work to earn them.
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19-year-old Jason Brown’s performance at the 2014 U.S. National Championships won him a spot on the Olympic team. It also made him a star in the eyes of those who watched it.
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A survey shows us which are the best and worst state license plates in the U.S. The winner is from the least populous state, so favoritism was not a factor.
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When an athlete's championship ring goes up for sale, there's always a sad story behind it. Sometimes it's theft, sometimes they just need the cash.
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Two Years On, Costa Concordia Remains the Wreck Italy Can’t Forget. Prosecutions are continuing, and the shipwreck site has become a pilgrimage destination.
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Watch the first trailer for season four of Game of Thrones. There will probably be more coming before the show returns in April.

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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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