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Staying Positive

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Staying Positive

Here’s how to trick your brain into staying positive—but it probably won’t work and it’s dumb and nothing ever works and shut up.

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Blood Money

ISIS makes $3 million every single day. Here’s how they do it.

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May the Force Be With You...

In the form of a pair of headphones. Check out these eight silly Star Wars branded gadgets for adults.

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Tat Toon

This animated short charts the 8,000-year history of tattoos.

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Gather ‘Round and Hear the Tale...

Of the light bulb in the California firehouse that has been in use for 113 years without burning out. And nobody knows how it’s still going.

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Not A Real Breakthrough Performance

The pee-wee football team had serious issues with the first play of the game—attempting to run through a pre-game banner. This is fantastic.

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The Griffins Come to Springfield

Here are 11 interesting bits of background trivia on the upcoming Simpsons-Family Guy crossover episode.

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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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