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Filmmaking in the Rainforest

The Lost City of Z and Its Brutal Production. Director James Gray talks about the difficulties of filming in the Amazon rainforest.
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WLKY wasn't allowed to take video of a football game, so they had to get creative for the TV broadcast. They used an "artist" to produce a reasonable facsimile of the plays.  
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Peter Flax crossed the U.S. four times in a 36-hour period for The Hollywood Reporter. That sounds like pure hell for most of us, but his assignment was to experience and compare four different airlines' premium first-class service.
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Screenwriters Share Their Weirdest Script Notes from producers and studio executives. Many of the best stories are about "totally missing the point." 
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Unsuspecting Woman Brings Therapy Dog to Local Furry Convention. She was invited, and figured it was about pets.
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Prince Harry reveals his mental health struggles as he was growing up. His mother died when he was only 12, and he didn't get counseling for 16 years.   
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Got a big tax refund? Here's what you should — and shouldn't — do with it.
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10 Cute and Creepy Crochet Creations. Even monsters are adorable rendered in yarncraft.

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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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