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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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A Sports Car is Born
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A Sports Car is Born. The story of that car you wanted as a kid, but thought twice about as an adult.

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The Quiet War Against Ownership. Manufacturers want to maintain control over the products they sell you.

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No One Will Bet Against Science on August 21. Even those who deny climate change will be headed to the solar eclipse totality zone.

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A Brief Tour of European Wedding Cake Traditions. You might want to use one to make your wedding more memorable.

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How the Internet Changed the Meaning of ‘Mamihlapinatapai.’ It perfectly summed up an incident we all know, but now is used to describe online behavior.

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Scientists Discovered a Trove of Volcanoes Hidden Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet. It might be the densest area of volcanoes in the world.

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The Science of Suffering. Research indicates that trauma can affect your descendants for generations.

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10 Snack Foods Originally Sold as Medicines. While they didn't cure anything, they turned out to be pretty tasty.

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2017 College Football Preview
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Here's Your Crash Course on College Football for 2017. Catch up on everything you should know before the first kickoff.

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The Teenager Who Stole Queen Victoria’s Panties. Edward Jones made a reputation for himself by sneaking into the Royal Palace.

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The Stories Behind TV Production Company Closing Logos. The few seconds of video has no purpose other than to serve as a signature.

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High: 35 Years Later. Writer Cameron Crowe and director Amy Heckerling reminisce about the film that launched a dozen careers.

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Adam Ellis is coming to the realization that his apartment building is haunted. Even his cats know someone is there at midnight.

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The Surprising Origins of Kotex Pads. No one wanted to manufacture a product that couldn't be advertised.

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5 Perfect Accessories for Viewing the Solar Eclipse. And you have just enough time to have them delivered.

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This Super-Sweet Watermelon Has a Deadly History. Thieves risked their lives to steal Bradford watermelons in the 19th century.

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