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NFL Prospect Comes Out

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University of Missouri defensive lineman comes out. High-ranking NFL prospect Michael Sam is now on the road to becoming the first active gay football player.
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Exquisite Photos of Grandiose Movie Palaces. Franck Bohbot captures stunning images of theaters around Los Angeles that epitomize the old Hollywood glamour of movie-going.
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Free Play: An abstract playground for fostering creativity. Inspired by modern art, a father creates a series of nonspecific modular play structures designed to appeal to his daughters' imagination.
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Critics' early reactions to the Beatles. "Not even their mothers would claim that they sing well," and other reviews history has disagreed with.
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A mother responds to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong's controversial comments about "distressed babies." The mother of the very baby he was referring to.
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Answers to everything you might have been wondering about ski jumping. With lots of incredible photos, of course.
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Agent Anna Goodson commissioned a series of illustrations in support of gay rights in Russia. The mustaches are my personal favorite.
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How to mount a PS4 Vita onto the DualShock controller. A hack inspired by kids' desire for a portable device.

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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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