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Surviving A Shipwreck

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After the Ship Sinks: A How To Guide

Here’s how you survive a shipwreck.

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Wow, I Feel Old

How is there a list of the 100 greatest video games of all time, and I have never even heard of the game named as the #1 best ever?

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The Great Bambino Was A Medical Trailblazer

He was one of the greatest, most iconic American athletes ever, but Babe Ruth was also one of the first people to ever receive modern cancer treatment.

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Looks Like Someone’s Got A Case of the Mondays

Well, feel better.

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Frequent Fliers

These are the 11 types of people you always encounter on a plane.

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Popping In To Apologize

The man who invented internet pop-up ads is ready to say he's sorry. I, for one, don’t accept.

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Money Talks

Warren Buffett made $62.7 billion AFTER his 50th birthday (so far). Here are some other mind-blowing facts about Mr. Berkshire Hathaway.

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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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