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A Captain Retires

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Perennial All-Star shortstop and Yankee Captain Derek Jeter took to his Facebook page yesterday to announce that he will be retiring at the conclusion of the 2014 season.
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Paris-based graphic designer Yann Pineill made a short film that is a perfect palindrome—it works if you play it forwards or backwards.
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Don't know how to say "I love you" this Valentine's Day? Buzzfeed shows you how to say it with food.
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Jaywalking started as a propaganda campaign by the auto industry to blame walkers and not drivers for pedestrian casualties.
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More than one company decided it would be a good idea to make edible underwear. The folks at Complex think that most of them failed on the taste front.
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It has been 18 months since the last "confirmed" sighting of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. And people are getting worried about it (her?).
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Artist Freya Jobbins has created a series of sculptural portraits out of dismembered doll parts. Click over and see at your own risk of nightmares.
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Sorry about that last link. Let's end things on an adorable note this morning with pictures of kids reading to shelter cats.

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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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