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Behind the Die Hard Movies

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The Strange History of the Die Hard Movies. No one knew there would eventually be five films, and each one has a production story.
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A single father sought tips from a cosmetology school on how to style his daughter's hair. A couple of years later, he is a hair artist, and his daughter has many Christmas styles to show off.
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Dramatizing Transience: How TV Reflects Our Shifting Concept of “Home.” We are no longer tethered to a place, or a time slot, or a network.
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AfterShock: Year One in the Life of a Comic Book Startup. A publishing company founded by writers turns out to be good to writers.
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Spy Satellites Show The Himalayas’ Changing Glaciers. Declassified data gives us forty years to line up and compare.
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What Happened to Dorothy's Ruby Slippers? There were several pairs made for The Wizard of Oz, and the pair at the Smithsonian are mismatched.
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There's a huge problem with how we judge rape cases. The concept of "reasonable doubt" leads to acquittals, repeat offenders, and reduced trust in victims.
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Contrary, Lazy, or Subversive (but Funny) Christmas Decorations. When you have some lights, but refuse to be merry.

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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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