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The Most Ridiculous TV Show Concepts in Pop Culture. I must admit that I watched a few of these every week.
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In England during World War II, clothing and fabric was rationed, women had to register for wartime jobs, and money was scarce. To encourage women to keep their appearances up, the Beauty as Duty campaign was born.
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Mike Rowe Is Running For County Judge In Lafayette, Arkansas. It’s a Dirty Job, but someone’s got to do it.
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10 Gadgets That Really Should Be Obsolete By Now. Should be, but I’ll keep my roadmaps, thank you very much.
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Can Chick Lit Grow Up? There’s nothing wrong with the books, just the connotations of the term.
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Cocoa farmers in Ivory Coast taste chocolate for the first time. Their crop of cocoa beans doesn’t bring in enough to actually buy the finished product.
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10 Stereotypes About Pit Bulls That Are Just. Dead. Wrong. The breed doesn’t deserve the reputation it’s drawn from a few headlines about dogs trained to fight.
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The 5 best and worst states for a well-lived life. States are ranked by statistical averages; your mileage may vary.

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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You?
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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You? No, but there's a reason behind why people still think so.

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10 Misconceptions About U.S. Immigration. Every wave of newcomers has encountered resistance from those already here.

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21 Facts You Might Not Know About Rodney Dangerfield. He got no respect, but we'll never forget him.

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Watch a Man Build a Log Cabin by Himself in Four Minutes. It actually took months, but this is a fascinating yet relaxing time-lapse version.

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How Montana Gold Rushers Literally Threw Away a Fortune in Sapphires. Yogo Gulch still produces some of the finest sapphires in the world.

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New Details Emerge About Solo: A Star Wars Story. Including an official synopsis.

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The Starbucks Logo Has A Secret You’ve Never Noticed. She was too perfect to be real before a small design change.

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8 Major Milestones in Facial Transplant Surgeries. What was recently thought impossible has been accomplished quite a few times.

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Liam Neeson, World's Worst Traveler
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Liam Neeson, World's Worst Traveler. The Commuter is the latest of a long line of films in which the action star ruins transportation for everyone.

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Snow Rollers: Nature’s Winter Treat. Snow can naturally form into wheels, carpet rolls, or big boulders.

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A Former Gang Member Explains How Easy It Is to Join a Gang. It offers a sense of belonging when you don't get that at home.

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Hollywood Movies Renamed for Japanese Audiences. Some are funny, and some are better than the English title.

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Ladykillers: Murder Ballads and the Country Women Who Sang Them. The underappreciated who sang about the unacceptable eventually became hidden treasures.

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13 Quick and Easy Breakfasts to Jumpstart Your Winter Mornings. Something new will make the whole day go easier.

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11 Ways Advertisers Make Food Look Delicious. It's much more difficult than you might think.

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