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Remorseful Bloodsuckers

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Interview With The Vampire: 40 Years of Remorseful Bloodsuckers. A vampire with feelings for his prey turned the monster into a sexy beast.
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Where Do U.S. Taxes Actually Go? Take a quiz to see how much you know about the U.S. budget.
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Warren Buffet Wants To Build The Nation’s Largest Wind Farm. The proposed Wind XI project could provide a big chunk of the energy Iowa uses.
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The Last Musical Filmmaker: How John Carney Revived a Dying Movie Genre. The songs come naturally when the movies are about musicians.
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Is Empty Nose Syndrome Real? Sufferers are misdiagnosed because few are familiar with the condition, and doctors can’t find anything to fix.
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You Don't Win Friends with Salad. The story of the salad bar: its origins, rise, fall, and possible resurrection.
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More Babies Are Sleeping in Boxes — and That's a Good Thing. The story of Finland’s baby boxes explains how a small gift can generate big returns.   
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Greenland is now melting at a potentially catastrophic pace. It normally holds enough ice to make a 20-foot difference in the world’s sea levels.

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Vampires, Ghosts, and Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants
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Vampires, Ghosts, and the Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants of the Early 1970s. The Miss American Vampire Contest was a hit, but Miss Ghost America was not.

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As Users Opt for the Discounted iPhone 7, iPhone 8 Sales Underwhelm. It turns out that price and features matter more than owning the latest version, which may bode poorly for the iPhone X.

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Naps Have Amazing Health Benefits. Just a little shut-eye can make you more productive the rest of the day.

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The Incredible Story of Dawn Doe, the Real Skeleton in Dawn of the Dead. The movie crew didn't know they were using a real human skeleton until years later.

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There are No Spiders in This Pie. In case you were thinking there were, which you were not.

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It's Time to Bring Back Memento Mori.  Reminders of our own mortality could spur us to make the most out of the time we have.

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12 Creepy DIY Halloween Projects to Scare Your Guests. Any of them will add life to your Halloween party!

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The Phantoms of Paris
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The Phantoms of Paris. Dark ghost stories from the City of Light.

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How Hippies Put on the Worst Music Festival in History. The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival outdid Woodstock in bad planning and poor execution.

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A Very Special 1970s Nightmare, Starring Vincent Price, H.R. Pufnstuf, and the Brady Bunch. Variety shows were a simple way for TV networks to recycle familiar faces.

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Just About Everything We Know About the Pard. For hundreds of years, the leopard was thought to be a cross between a lion and a pard.

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Lt. Cliff Judkins Fell 15,000 Feet and Lived. His fighter jet caught fire, his ejection seat didn't work, and his parachute didn't open.

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The Great Thaw of the American North is Coming. The loss of permafrost will have profound effects.

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The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State. How does your state's tale stack up against the others?

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Ada Lovelace: The First Computer Programmer. In the 1840s, she crunched the numbers that were the software for a theoretical machine.

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