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Critiquing the Oscar Nominees

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10 Facts about the 2014 Oscar Nominations That Will Make You Sad. That is, if you care anything at all about the Academy Awards.
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18 Teachers Who Are Real Life Heroes. Get a hankie before you follow all the linked stories.
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Is This What American Football Would Sound Like With A British Announcer? Get ready for Alabama to advance to the Super Bowl!
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Linguistic Mistakes Everyone Has to Stop Making in 2014. Amen, amen, and amen.
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Fun with clothing care labels. A little attention to detail makes wearing them all the more fun.
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Animals vs. Ice: The Ultimate Mashup. You have to feel sorry for the dogs, but the cats are having a great time.
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7 Chillingly Evil Corporations in Literature. Money, then power, then corruption makes a cautionary tale understandable even when it's over-the-top.
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This is why birds fly in a V. It has to do with the wind beneath their wings.

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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution
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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution. The story of the discovery of green fluorescent protein.

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Ranking America’s Top 10 Chain Restaurants. When you're on the road for the holidays, you'll know what to expect for dinner.

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How Hoarding Works. It's not just a habit or a hobby, but a serious mental illness.

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Meet the Most Toxic Plant in North America. Whatever you do, do not eat the spotted water hemlock.

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Why Millennials are Facing the Scariest Financial Future of Any Generation Since the Great Depression. Being born in the wrong year has consequences that last a lifetime.

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How Titanic’s Iconic Necklace Almost Sank an Entire Company. The J. Peterman Company was the only officially licensed producer of the Heart of the Ocean.

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Star Wars and the Unfortunate Ubiquity of the Final Climactic Explosion. It's happened several times already; let's see something different.

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13 Weird and Wonderful Gingerbread Houses. You can make anything from imagination and royal icing.

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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa
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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa This Holiday Season. Your children will never forget the experience.

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Dr. No: The First James Bond Movie. Peruse some trivia behind the film that started it all in 1962.

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We Should Teach Basic Lifesaving Skills to Everyone. Even kids can develop the skills to be a hero when they are needed.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of South Africa’s Ostrich King. Lithuanian entrepreneur Max Rose raised his own birds to decorate European ladies' hats.

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In 1932, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner and His Wife Rachel of Kiel, Germany, Placed Their Hanukkah Menorah in a Window Facing the Nazi Party Headquarters Across the Street. The family still uses that menorah.

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The Doomsday Diet. Cold War bunkers were stocked for survival, not gourmet dining.

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38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. If we could pronounce them, we would adopt them.

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