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Sir Paul and the Concert Proposal

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Paul McCartney helped a couple in Albany, New York, become engaged during his concert Saturday. It was the moment of a lifetime, for one reason or another.
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After his left leg and right foot were amputated, toddler Kayden Kinckle learns to walk again with his new prosthetics. The spirited little guy says, “I got it!”
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25 Perfect Drinking Songs for Lazy Summer Evenings. With accompanying videos for your convenience.
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If it’s possible for a five-ton animal to frolic, that’s what these elephants are doing during a rainfall. As they dance and wallow in the mud, you cannot mistake their happiness.
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Ten Actors Who Made Remarkable Physical Transformations To Star In Biopics. Some were so spot on, they gave chills to the subjects’ relatives and friends.
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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy is condensed into a TL;DW version of only 90 seconds. Unsurprisingly, it contains almost no spoilers.
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A guy gets nervous when he meets his girlfriend’s best friend for the first time. After all, she’s a stranger who already knows everything about him.
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Designer Babies Are Only for the Rich. Select for sex, screen out genetic diseases, and use only the embryos that won’t miscarry -for a price.
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11 brilliant household tips from my cleaning woman. May also be handy for those of us who do our own cleaning.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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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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