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Weekend Links: So Many British Accents

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Don't get caught out naïvely referring to a single "British" accent—the British Isles have dozens of different ways of speaking English, each distinct but all equally British.

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Vending machines have come a long way since their cigarettes and chewing gum days.

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Body language can be tricky for the untrained observer to read, despite the widespread belief that it’s easy to tell when someone’s lying. Are you sure you could spot a liar

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Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed in Afghanistan this week, but she leaves behind a legacy of insightful and important work that helps to illuminate day-to-day realities in the Middle East.

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Former president and current hobbyist painter George W. Bush has turned back to politics, but only as the inspiration for his latest exhibition, featuring portraits of world leaders like Tony Blair and a stoic-faced Vladimir Putin.

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The first openly gay American elected official is about to be commemorated on a Forever stamp.

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If you can’t have an elaborately furnished home library stuffed to the brim with beautiful volumes, at least you can live vicariously.

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With Google's nutrition comparison tool, it's finally possible to compare apples to oranges.

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The 100 Greatest YouTube Videos of All Time, Ranked
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The 100 Greatest YouTube Videos of All Time, Ranked. Watching them all will keep you too busy to argue about the ranking.

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Why Are There No Mosquitoes at Disney World? A lot of hard work goes into making sure you don't have to think about them.

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Wollemi Pines Are Dinosaur Trees. After flourishing for 100 million years, they had to be rescued from extinction in the 1990s.

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Why the Finns Don't Want to be Happy. Despite the highest quality of life in the world, they aren't going to press their luck.

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The Heyday of Penny Restaurants. The food wasn't free, because that would rob the transaction of its dignity.

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Forget the World Cup, Let’s Play Motor-Ball! Soccer played on motorcycles was exciting, but not at all safe.

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The Ultimate Guide To Buying, Wearing, And Caring For Jeans. They never go out of style, because they come in so many styles.

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10 Star-Studded Facts About the Hollywood Sign. It's been there, off and on, since 1923.

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How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture
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How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture. When creating heroic tales, filmmakers still ask, "What would Indiana Jones do?"

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The Unexplained Dancing Plague and Other Epidemics of Yore. The power of suggestion is still the most logical explanation.

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Reanimation! Science Stories About Frankenstein. This seven-part video series features conversations with scientists on Mary Shelley's book and the issues it addresses.

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George Lucas's Plan for Star Wars 7 through 9, Starring Mid-Chlorians. No matter how much you dislike any of the new Star Wars films, you can tell yourself it could have been so much worse.

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The Recipes of Cleopatra. Her elixirs were well-regarded in the fields of cosmetics, gynecology, and alchemy.

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The Iroquois Theater Disaster. More than 600 people died in the stampede and conflagration, which led to new safety standards.

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The Secret to Loving Your Life. The first step is giving up on the notion that you are in control.

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10 TV Characters Who Were Inspired By Real People. Not all of them were happy about it.

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