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Ferris Bueller House Finally Sells

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A modernist home in Highland Park, Illinois, that was featured in Ferris Bueller's Day Off sold for $1.06 million. The house had been on the market since 2009.

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In the recent tradition of the other female comedians taking our screens big and small by storm, Amy Poehler will be releasing a sorta-kinda memoir with a suitably sassy cover.

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The late Dr. Maya Angelou wrote seven autobiographies, over a dozen volumes of poetry, cookbooks, children's books, plays, and more—and she was a proficient Twitter user as well.

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A 94-year-old woman in Massachusetts is proving that it's never too late to pick up that high school degree.

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There is nowhere in the continental United States more than 192 miles away from a Starbucks. Whether that's thrilling or terrifying information will depend on your personal affinity for brand-name iced lattes.

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People were faking photos long before Adobe Photoshop was invented, albeit with far more difficulty.

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When NASA indulges in arts and crafts, they do it on a grand scale: over 36,000 selfies combined, from 131 nations/regions, form an enormous self-portrait collage of sorts of the entire Planet Earth, as seen from space.

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There is a single best way to hold a hamburger for maximum efficiency and minimum mess. This is it.

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World War II's Greatest Urban Legend
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An Invisible Warship is at the Center of WWII’s Greatest Urban Legend. Secret experiments, magnetic fields, and conspiracy theories led people to believe the USS Eldridge achieved teleportation.

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The Next Big Discovery in Astronomy Has Already Been Found. We Just Don't Know It Yet. Many important breakthroughs come from interpreting old data.

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Richard Wilkinson is producing a series of insect illustrations based on Star Wars characters called Arthropoda Iconicus. Star Wars fans will recognize who inspired each of these insects, but non-Star Wars fans will be forgiven if they take them as real species.

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The Curse of an Open Floor Plan. Do the benefits of a great room outweigh the disadvantages?

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Don't Pay for a Spell to Remove the Impediment. Especially if the impediment is you!

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The Army’s First Black Nurses Were Relegated to Caring for Nazi Prisoners of War. The military didn't want them, even during a nurse shortage.

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Rise of the Ticks. Insect-borne diseases have more than tripled in the past few years due to climate change.

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The Birthplaces of 9 Classic Salads. Read them all, and then select one to enjoy today.

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The History of Monopoly
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Elizabeth Magie and the History of the Board Game Monopoly. What it became was a far cry from her original intention.

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How North American Bison Ended Up in the Swiss Alps. Several Alpine herds are all descended from one farmer's crazy idea.

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South Georgia Island Is Officially Free of Its Bird-Killing Rodents. The invasive species wrecked the balance of nature for 250 years.

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Listen to These Auditory Illusions When You’re Bored With Laurel and Yanny. Learn about five ways your brain affects what you hear.

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Everybody Once Thought Stegosauruses Could Actually Fly. Early fossil finds led one paleontologist into wild speculation about the dinosaur.

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The Truth About the First Academy Awards and the Dog Rin Tin Tin. He was a good boy, but not an Oscar winner.

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Las Vegas is everything right—and wrong—with sports right now. Stadiums built with tax money rarely benefit the taxpayers.

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15 Life Hacks to Make Doing the Dishes a Breeze. Make them a habit to save yourself time and trouble.

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