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Fictional Women in Politics

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10 of the Most Groundbreaking Female Politicians in Pop Culture. These successful fictional women highlight the difficulties of breaking the glass ceiling.
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23 Jokes That Are Both Stupid And Smart. They are intellectual groaners, high concept, low humor.
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From Zombies to Aliens: 12 Scary Cinematic Sieges. You haven’t seen all these, but you might want to.
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An Experimental Autism Treatment Cost Me My Marriage. This story highlights the need to add professional counseling to experimental treatments, just in case they work.    
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8 Genius Ways To Use Old Coffee Grounds. We have enough of them for all of this and more.
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How Supreme Court Appointments Work. It doesn’t happen often, but the outcome can effect generations.
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Why you should really start talking to old people more. That’s where you find out what the rest of life is really like.
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Dirty Laundry and Civil War Espionage. Union intelligence let the Confederates’ racial prejudice work against them.

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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa
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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa This Holiday Season. Your children will never forget the experience.

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Dr. No: The First James Bond Movie. Peruse some trivia behind the film that started it all in 1962.

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We Should Teach Basic Lifesaving Skills to Everyone. Even kids can develop the skills to be a hero when they are needed.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of South Africa’s Ostrich King. Lithuanian entrepreneur Max Rose raised his own birds to decorate European ladies' hats.

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In 1932, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner and His Wife Rachel of Kiel, Germany, Placed Their Hanukkah Menorah in a Window Facing the Nazi Party Headquarters Across the Street. The family still uses that menorah.

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The Doomsday Diet. Cold War bunkers were stocked for survival, not gourmet dining.

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38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. If we could pronounce them, we would adopt them.

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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut
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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut. In 1966, Robert Lawrence, Jr. was selected for a space program you've never heard of.

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A Hubo Humanoid Robot Carried the Olympic Torch in Daejon, South Korea, on Monday. It showed off a bit by cutting a hole through a wall to pass the torch on.

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The Little Blue Pill: An Oral History of Viagra. A trial of the blood pressure medicine sildenafil had a strange side effect that made it world-famous.

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Banner Ladies: The Human Billboards of Yesteryear. Looking back on a peculiar advertising trend of the 1870s.

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The Surprising History of the Kimono. It went from simple body covering to cultural icon during the Edo period.

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Confessions of a Star Wars Nerd. No matter how much of a fan you consider yourself, there is always someone who will out-geek you.

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Incredible Photographs of a Doomed 1914 Antarctic Expedition. Over two years, they lived on a ship, on ice, and on an island before they could leave.

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