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Weekend Links: Spiders Love Big Cities

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Arachnophobes might want to consider moving to the suburbs.

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Penguin Essentials released 10 gorgeously designed new book covers for classic novels. Judge away.

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Ferguson, Missouri's schools are closed in the midst of crisis, but their library remains open, setting an inspiring example of a community that will find a way to educate its children, no matter what.

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It's a pelican! It's a seahorse! It's a blossoming flower against a white background! It's...a model, cleverly painted to look like all of those things.

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It's no use trying to convince a ketchup devotee to ditch the Heinz. There's literally nothing in the world quite like it.

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A great haircut can practically turn someone's life around, so one hairdresser gives back to his community by offering free haircuts to the homeless, whose before-and-after transformations are payment in themselves.

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How much would you pay to see your favorite NFL team play -- and win -- live? Some teams' ticket price-per-win ratios offer fans a relative bargain; others will really have to pinch pennies to witness a winning touchdown in person. Sorry, Chicago Bears fans.

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Two-letter words are the key to Scrabble success.

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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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How Do You Make a Bruce Lee Fight Scene Even Cooler?
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20th Century Fox

How Do You Make a Bruce Lee Fight Scene Even Cooler? With the addition of lightsabers!

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The Mysterious Origins of the First Scandinavians. The tools they left behind suggested that migration may have come from two directions.

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When Quackery on the Radio Was a Public Health Crisis. From magic bracelets to goat gonad transplants, medical marketers got rich.

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Found: The Real Bullitt Mustang That Steve McQueen Tried (and Failed) to Buy. The '69 sports car had been in private hands since after the movie wrapped.

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When Did People Start Making Bread? A short history of the staple that feeds the world.

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How Women Broke Into the Male-Dominated World of Cartoons and Illustrations. First off, pretend you're a man.

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The Skillet. Susannah Nesmith beautifully chronicles the legacy of her great-great-grandmother's iron cookware.

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12 Cultured Facts About the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Knowing these will enhance your visit, whenever that happens.

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