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On the Set of Star Wars VII

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Want to see 25 leaked photos from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII? It’s either the genuine movie set, or a bunch of folks are about to have the world’s largest pig roast.
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See What It Feels Like to Ride the World’s Tallest Water Slide. Not that anyone’s done it -they sent a sandbag with a camera attached down for a test.
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Stunning Photos Of Tropical Sea Creatures Will Make You Rethink How You Feel About Slugs. Nudibranchs bring their own style and a great dose of color to the sea floor.
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25 Amazing Cocktails To Help You Celebrate The 4th Of July. Patriotic colors and lots of ice will take you far.
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As we approach 2015, how close are we to the future imagined in Back to the Future II? You may be surprised at how prescient that was!
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Painkiller Overdoses Kill More Than One American Every Hour. Prescription opioids are responsible for way more deaths than heroin or cocaine.
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Eleven books you should read in July. A few suggestions to class up your beach reading.
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10 TV Events to Look Out For in July. Because it’s too hot to go outside anyway.
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Summer movie guide: All the films you should see in July. Or else jot them down to enjoy in the privacy of your home in November.

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Morning Cup of Links: San Diego Comic Con News
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The Biggest San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Stories. The latest updates from every pop culture universe.

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Freedom Ride: a glimpse into the experiences of one group of the Freedom Riders of 1961.

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"Dude, where's my car?" Parents take to Craigslist for help after ‘doofy’ son loses car at Metallica show.

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Scientific Journals Publish Bogus Paper About Midi-chlorians from Star Wars, a reminder that not all journals use peer review or even proofreaders.

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Puzzlewood, Tolkien’s Inspiration for Middle-earth. The peaceful, green, 14-acre section of Gloucestershire is truly inspirational.

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How to Turn Your Used Electronics Into Cash. Read the comments, too, for the experiences of people who have used these methods.

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The Accent Whisperers of Hollywood. An influx of global acting talent must be taught to passably sound like Americans.

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Are You Bold Enough to Play Motorcycle Soccer? It's one of several sports mash-ups involving motorbikes.

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Always Wear a Helmet
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Powerful photos to remind you to always wear a helmet.

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In 1838, Missouri witnessed the “Missouri Mormon War.” It was the first of three armed conflicts before the Mormons found their home.

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Hippies, Guns, and LSD: The San Francisco Rock Band That Was Too Wild For the Sixties. The Charlatans were ahead of their time, but flamed out fast.

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Six "Common" Medical Conditions That Don't Actually Exist. Some of them were only named in order to sell you a cure.

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Remembering Hair-Raising Landings at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport. Landing on runway 13/31 was so terrifying, the procedure was called the Kai Tak Heart Attack.

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The Scariest Rides At The Fair, Ranked By An Anxious Man. Mark Shrayber is terrified of carnival rides, yet he can't help but try them.

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The 100 Greatest American Cooks of All Time. Many of the cooks on the list have a full article about them linked, which could keep you busy for some time.

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12 charming coastal towns to visit this summer. Get away from the crowds of tourists for a relaxing getaway.

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11 Fashion Trends of World War I. With the men away fighting, women went for comfort as well as style.

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