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Using the same techniques as the originators of Sleeveface, these bookstore employees pose in such a way that they and their books become one and the same.

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Public transportation is better for the environment and often easier on the pocketbook, and this comprehensive map of transit routes across the country makes planning trips sans car or plane even easier.

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Even on a computer screen, the northern lights are a sight to see.

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Now in addition to its desktop version of Angry Birds, Google Chrome offers users another opportunity for virtual play with “Build with Chrome,” its absorbing collaboration with Lego that runs zero risk of anyone stepping on the pieces.

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Four-year-old Angie is already beyond dressing her paper dolls, instead dressing herself (with her mother’s help) in construction paper couture creations that both mimic and rival the best runway designs.

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Frozen’s hit song “Let It Go” is a favorite in any country, in any language—or multiple languages at once.

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Have lemons, make lemonade; have potholes, make art.

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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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