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Disney Villain Inspirations

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The Fascinating Real-Life Inspirations Behind Disney Villains. Led by, but not limited to, the original Maleficent.
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Meet Boots, a rescue kitten who lost her back paws somewhere. She’s learned to walk downstairs in a handstand position!
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The 100 Most Obsessed-Over People on the Web. A better title would be The 100 Most Fussed-over Living People on Wikipedia.
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This is what the birth of a star looks like. The Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of one about 2,500 light years away.
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UK Education Revamp Leaves US Authors On The Shelf. New book guidelines are limited to authors from Britain or Ireland.
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When Houdini Horse wants a snack, it will take more than a little latch to keep her from getting it. You may as well just store all the hay in her personal stall.
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Here’s A Crash Course In All The Film School, Samurai, And Race Car Influences On Star Wars. Your choice: a seven minute overview or a two-hour in-depth study.
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The Queen of the Playboy Centerfolds. Remembering Bunny Yeager, who discovered Bettie Page and had a knack for getting women to take their clothes off.
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5 secrets to making the perfect ice cream sandwich. While you’re at it, make one for me, too.

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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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The Man Who Made John Gotti the Most Powerful Mobster in New York
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The German Who Made John Gotti the Most Powerful Mobster in New York. Hitman Joe Watts parlayed his insider knowledge into both money and respect.

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Why Boaty McBoatface is the Meme that Just Won’t Die. The good news is that it may mean the end of naming polls.

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The False Cheer of Office Parties Can’t Cure the Loneliness Epidemic. In other words, don't rely on your workplace for long-lasting friendships.

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Inside Connecticut’s Secret Museum of Retro-Future Oddities. The Space Age Museum has aliens, robots, rockets, and spaceships that you'll only see online, as the museum is not open to the public.

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What To Do If Your Parachute Fails. Told in a hurry because you Googled this when it happened to you.

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American Employers' Mindless Obsession with College Degrees. Requiring one is a shortcut for eliminating job candidates more than a necessary career qualification.

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11 Beloved Movies That Were Box Office Flops. Many of them were way ahead of their time.

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