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How a Phone Call Works: Then and Now. While I’m more familiar with the old way, you might find it stranger than cell phone technology.
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Photographer Karen Abad dressed a friend's baby up as her favorite TV characters for an adorable photo shoot. Too bad it will be many years before Olivia is old enough to watch any of them.
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Online clothing retailer BetaBrand has released a catalog of its spring collection, modeled entirely by women with Ph.D.s or who are Ph.D. candidates. The models were recruited through Facebook, and yes, they are all very pretty.
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10 Fictional Characters Who Just Might Be Psychopaths. Do we really like them or do we just envy their control and chutzpah?
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Screen Junkies presents an Honest Trailer for Frozen. It explains the Disney formula for a surefire hit musical.
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True Detective Was a Case Study in the Drawbacks of TV Recap Culture. The very complex online discussions led people to believe it was a complex show.
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Thanks to an ongoing drought, California rivers are too low and warm for salmon to navigate. If there’s no rain soon, the fish may travel from a hatchery to the ocean in trucks.
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A guy attended Magic: The Gathering and took a selfie with every butt crack he saw. It was a traumatic experience, but he may recover with time.
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How America's internet can become the fastest on Earth. Too bad this plan would be opposed by those with money and political power.

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Liam Neeson, World's Worst Traveler
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Liam Neeson, World's Worst Traveler. The Commuter is the latest of a long line of films in which the action star ruins transportation for everyone.

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Snow Rollers: Nature’s Winter Treat. Snow can naturally form into wheels, carpet rolls, or big boulders.

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A Former Gang Member Explains How Easy It Is to Join a Gang. It offers a sense of belonging when you don't get that at home.

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Hollywood Movies Renamed for Japanese Audiences. Some are funny, and some are better than the English title.

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Ladykillers: Murder Ballads and the Country Women Who Sang Them. The underappreciated who sang about the unacceptable eventually became hidden treasures.

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13 Quick and Easy Breakfasts to Jumpstart Your Winter Mornings. Something new will make the whole day go easier.

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11 Ways Advertisers Make Food Look Delicious. It's much more difficult than you might think.

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How Do You Make a Bruce Lee Fight Scene Even Cooler?
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20th Century Fox

How Do You Make a Bruce Lee Fight Scene Even Cooler? With the addition of lightsabers!

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The Mysterious Origins of the First Scandinavians. The tools they left behind suggested that migration may have come from two directions.

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When Quackery on the Radio Was a Public Health Crisis. From magic bracelets to goat gonad transplants, medical marketers got rich.

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Found: The Real Bullitt Mustang That Steve McQueen Tried (and Failed) to Buy. The '69 sports car had been in private hands since after the movie wrapped.

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When Did People Start Making Bread? A short history of the staple that feeds the world.

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How Women Broke Into the Male-Dominated World of Cartoons and Illustrations. First off, pretend you're a man.

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The Skillet. Susannah Nesmith beautifully chronicles the legacy of her great-great-grandmother's iron cookware.

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12 Cultured Facts About the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Knowing these will enhance your visit, whenever that happens.

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