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What Country Feels the Most Loved?

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Everyone’s Valentine’s Day experiences may have differed, but according to a 136-country Gallup poll, the United States is leading in nations whose occupants feel the most loved.

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The biker gangs on the streets of Marrakech have a decided sense of style, and it’s not all black leather and chains: for a photo shoot, Morroco’s female motorbike enthusiasts, as seen in the artist's vision, lean more towards bright colors and polka dots.

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Facebook’s “Look Back” videos, individually-created time capsules of each user’s online history created in celebration of the social media site’s 10-year anniversary, could give a more honest impression of what the average user’s experience has been like.

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Not even Olympic athletes are safe from body critiques, but these determined Olympians chose to ignore the odds against their less-than-ideal bodies (too tall for figure skating, too small for ski jumping) and excel.

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Celebrate the life of Shirley Temple Black with a photo slideshow marking her years from America’s sweetheart to international ambassador.

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“Interesting” is also a word that could be used to describe this man’s creative experiments with his own beard, in a series called “Will It Beard?” (The answer is often yes.)

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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