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The Greening of the River

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50,000 people gathered Saturday morning to watch the Chicago River being dyed green. It was the perfect backdrop for the St. Patrick's Day parade.
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25 Things You Didn’t Know About The Godfather. Like, did you realize that this movie is now 42 years old?
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In Defense Of The 'Impractical' English Major. You may not find a job in your specific field, but it will help with whatever you end up doing.
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The March Madness Teams to Cheer If Yours Got Bounced. It’s like a short course on who’s still playing basketball at this point.
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Kids are the purest form of insanity. Here are 33 pictures that prove it’s so.
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This dog is not allowed on the bed. Let's see what happens when the person who made that rule is gone!
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Game of Thrones returns next month. To get you ready, here’s a 25-minute recap of season three to remind you why you can’t wait.
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14 decadent chocolate cakes you'll want to make immediately. Or give the recipes to someone who’ll share the results with you.
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The Adventures of St. Patrick. The real story is more epic than green beer and leprechauns.

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These Celebrities Weren’t Dead When Their Obituaries Were Published
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These Celebrities Weren’t Dead When Their Obituaries Were Published. The erroneous reports gave us some enduring celebrity quotes.
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Looking Like a Flapper Meant a Diet of Celery and Cigarettes. For freedom-loving women of the Roaring Twenties, it was worth it to ditch the corset.

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7 Split-Second Movie Jokes You Totally Missed. Production designers know that only avid fans will ever find them on their own.

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Stories Behind 10 Of The Most Haunted Paintings In The World. You don't want to spend too much time staring at them.

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What Would A Guitar Sound Like If You Played 37 Guitar Pedals All At Once? Samuraiguitarist Steve Onotera decided to find out.

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Eddie Putera Recreates People’s Childhood Memories With Realistic Dioramas. His attention to detail is a real delight.

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The Hidden Dangers of Flexible Work Hours. When you can work any time, you risk ending up working all the time.

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38 Facts About Shakespeare’s 38 Plays. We are still learning about them 402 years after his death.

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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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