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Oregon Trail for Millennials

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If 'Oregon Trail' Was Made For Twentysomethings. Learning to adult is kind of like pioneering, isn’t it?
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10 Movie Couples Who Definitely Didn’t Make It, Sorry. Opposites are only made for each other in romantic comedies.
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The Walking Dead Season 6: A Spoiler-Filled Preview of Negan, The Saviors, & More. Learn what happens in the comic, although the TV show may be different.
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10 Whistleblowers and the Horrors They Exposed. Some paid a heavy price for their efforts.
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That 'Lobster' You Ordered Might Not Be Lobster At All. In a restaurant survey, a third of lobster dishes were made from a substitute.
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Michael Jackson's Pet Chimp, Bubbles, Is Living Out His Twilight Years in Florida. And he’s got a family of simian celebrities.
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Innovating the way we grieve. The funeral business is changing to help us work through and understand death.
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8 Regional Foods You Might Not Know. Even the natives of some of those states aren’t familiar with them.  

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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain
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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain. Check out 25 subtle tricks that make you spend more.

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Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border. A list of resources and organizations that need your skills, time, or money.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Summer Solstice. While the days will only get shorter from here, temperatures will still go up.

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The Forgotten Chefs Who Made Chili Con Carne a Tex-Mex Standard. Women running their own businesses gave us an entirely new cuisine.

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You Would Never Expect Killer Whales to Appear Here. Arctic Ocean prey that once fed polar bears is fair game for orcas.

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Brooklyn's Defunct Domino Sugar Plant Opens as Domino Park. Pictures show how an old factory can become a community park and still retain its history.

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First Impressions. Tom Comitta took the first sentence from 268 New Yorker short stories, sorted them, and combined them into one surprisingly cohesive tale.

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The Original Locations of 15 Famous Chain Stores. There might be one near you!

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How Volcanoes Work
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How Volcanoes Work. The U.S. has 169 "potentially active" volcanoes, but they're not all alike.

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The Internet is Learning an Important Lesson About Service Dogs. We know you're not supposed to pet them without permission, but what if one approaches you?

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That Time the U.S. Postal Service Tried Delivering Mail By Missile. It saved neither time nor money, but that wasn't the point.

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Why You Should Slack Off to Get Some Work Done. The world's most productive scientists and engineers worked only 10 to 20 hours a week.

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Postcards From the Honeymoon Capital Of The World. For many couples, the Poconos was where the Baby Boom began.

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The Dark Side of ‘Service With a Smile.’ Putting on a happy face when you're not feeling it can lead to mental and physical problems.

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A Horror Story About a Shower Curtain. Or it could be a comedy; either way, it needs to be filmed.

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What's the Difference Between a Broadway and an Off-Broadway Show? It's more than just the street address of the theater.

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