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20 Years of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

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It’s been twenty years since the birth of the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Now the actor tells how the game has affected his life.
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10 Fascinating Fictional Cities in Film. They got our attention, but you wouldn’t want to live in most of them.
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Watch two tree kangaroo joeys frolic in their foster family’s home. They’re learning the skills they’ll need to return to the rainforest.
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9 Novels Based On Extraordinary True Stories. For those who can’t decide whether they prefer fiction or non-fiction.
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If you’re going to get into trouble at school, it should be for something worth bragging about. Here are 24 of the coolest detention notes ever.
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Jennifer Lawrence took her best friend, Laura Simpson, to the Oscars. Simpson wrote about the odd experience of being the only non-famous person at the Awards.
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Barbie dolls aren’t selling like they used to. After 55 years, the reign of the fashion doll may be over.
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A brief history of Russia’s relationship with Ukraine. If they were on Facebook, they’d say, “It’s complicated.”
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A Tribute to the Grilled Cheese Sandwich. There’s no finer comfort food, and everyone else loves them as much as you do.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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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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