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With a new SimCity coming soon, let's look back at the Sim franchise.

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If you’re looking to spice up your vocabulary, Mrs. Byrne's Dictionary of Unusual, Obscure, and Preposterous Words has you covered.

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The Missing Links: Real and Useless Sports Rules

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Traditions have grown up around the annual Super Bowl football game, such as the halftime show scandal, the ad critiques, and of course, the food.

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Want to give a new car company some instant gravitas? Pick an old name and bolt it to a shiny new car.