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How We Got Voting Booths

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The U.S. National Archives via Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain 

Voting Booths Were a Radical 19th Century Reform to Stop Election Fraud. The secret ballot wasn't even a thing before that.
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17 Bizarre Conspiracy Theories That’ll Freak You Out. If you can dream it up, someone will believe it.
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Pages from History: The Green Book. Wonderfully obsolete, but vanishingly rare.
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Oscar Season 2016: Meet the Players. The contenders include many movies you haven't seen yet, but will probably want to.
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10 Overrated Life Decisions. You don't have to take all these steps.
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This Bird’s Stunning Plumage Is Visible Only In The Right Light. But if you catch his good side, you'll never forget it.  
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The day I found out my mother was a hoarder. It began a frustrating but necessary program to help.
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8 Heroic Cats. They may have had ulterior motives, but these felines are life savers.

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These Celebrities Weren’t Dead When Their Obituaries Were Published
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These Celebrities Weren’t Dead When Their Obituaries Were Published. The erroneous reports gave us some enduring celebrity quotes.
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Looking Like a Flapper Meant a Diet of Celery and Cigarettes. For freedom-loving women of the Roaring Twenties, it was worth it to ditch the corset.

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7 Split-Second Movie Jokes You Totally Missed. Production designers know that only avid fans will ever find them on their own.

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Stories Behind 10 Of The Most Haunted Paintings In The World. You don't want to spend too much time staring at them.

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What Would A Guitar Sound Like If You Played 37 Guitar Pedals All At Once? Samuraiguitarist Steve Onotera decided to find out.

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Eddie Putera Recreates People’s Childhood Memories With Realistic Dioramas. His attention to detail is a real delight.

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The Hidden Dangers of Flexible Work Hours. When you can work any time, you risk ending up working all the time.

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38 Facts About Shakespeare’s 38 Plays. We are still learning about them 402 years after his death.

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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