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The Mistake in Harry Potter

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J.K. Rowling has had a change of heart, and believes Hermione should have married Harry Potter instead of Ron Weasley. Maybe it’s time to write a book about divorce to fix it.
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Historical Slang We Love from the Oxford English Dictionary. Find out if you are twitterpated, tickety-boo, or just blotto.
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3 Punctuation Marks You Should Use More Often. But only if you don’t already overuse them.
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Here Are 11 Cool Ideas For Reusing Glass Jars. I do most of these, but only until canning season starts.
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60 Adorable Real Vintage Wedding Photos From The ’60s. Back when weddings were simple and dresses were stiff and scratchy.
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In case you forgot, tattoos are permanent. Here are 37 people who will one day regret that.
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Coca Cola aired an ad celebrating America’s melting pot by having people sing “America the Beautiful” in several languages. Somehow, a few people were offended by this.
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In “The Land of the Permanent Wave,” author Bud Shrake tells us what it was like to wear long hair in east Texas in the 1960s. And even worse, his wife had long hair, too.
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What not to do in a morgue. A teenager in his first job learns from his mistakes, after a rather embarrassing incident.

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The Many Deaths of the Joker
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The Many Deaths of The Joker. The villain is killed off time and time again, but he's too good to get rid of permanently.

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The Magazine That Started a Feminist Movement in Japan. Seitō was groundbreaking literature in 1911.

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Is Beaming Down in Star Trek a Death Sentence? We don't know whether the reassembled atoms at the other end are the real you.

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The True Story Behind Billie Jean King’s Victorious “Battle of the Sexes.” It was just one chapter in her campaign to elevate women in tennis.

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The Ultimate, Indisputable Ranking of Planets in the Solar System, with a justification for each. Earth needs some help to regain its formerly stellar reputation.

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The Delicate Art of the Amusement Park Caricature. The artist must negotiate the body image issues of strangers every day.

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America's Flood Epidemic. Houston has seen three "500-year floods" in just the last three years.

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11 Strange Battlefields Where the Cold War Was Fought. There was no competition too inconsequential for the U.S. And the Soviet Union.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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