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Weekend Links: How to Boil an Egg

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There’s more nuance to a perfect hard-boiled egg than just boiling water.

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Here’s what’s going on in Ukraine. A deal has been signed, but protestors still aren’t pleased.

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Armies across the world make sacrifices every day, not least of which are home-cooked meals. Instead, they’re treated to ration packs that, depending on nationality, can contain anything from pre-packaged pork and beans (UK) and Vegemite (Australia) to duck cassoulet (France) and good old PB&J (Canada)—and now, finally, pizza that will remain edible for three years.

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Disney and Pixar movies have plucked story inspiration from all around the world, as this handy map demonstrates.

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Finding the perfect next book to read can be a struggle for both casual and committed readers. Instead of turning to one of those innumerable “what to read next” lists, try taking some more unconventional suggestions.

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Time waits for no man (or beast): These before and after photos of people’s pets growing up prove that kids aren’t the only ones who grow so fast.

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Rebecca Louise Law is no ordinary floral arranger. For one thing, she works on a scale of thousands of blooms at a time; for another, she prefers to hang her flowers from the ceiling.

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What do Justin Bieber and The Beatles have in common? Two words.

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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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