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12 BBQ Tricks and Tips from Pitmasters

Rebecca Pahle

Break out your tongs and hone your skills with these barbecue tips from the experts.

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find Today, May 27

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, May 27.

Researcher Maps the Devastation of the Black Plague Using Broken Pottery

Kate Horowitz

A survey of 12th- to 16th-century litter reveals an "eye-watering" drop in the population.

What Would You Sacrifice for a Better Work-Life Balance?

Kate Rockwood

Would you rather live without your phone for a year of have your HR director move in with you?

12 Intriguing (and Occasionally Bizarre) Harry Potter Fan Theories

Roma Panganiban

Some of these conjectures seem shockingly plausible, fitting perfectly within the events of the seven-book series and providing answers where Rowling’s original text has not; others are, to be blunt,

The Rare Asian Arowana Fish Can Cost Up to $150,000

Anna Green

People have even been murdered over the rare fish.

The Real People Who Inspired 5 Comic Book Characters

Rudie Obias

It’s a bird, it’s a plane … it’s a real person.

When it Comes to Dating, Does Having a 'Wingman' Actually Help?

Kate Horowitz

It works for birds.

Snake Fireworks Aren't Disappointing if They're Gigantic

Michele Debczak

This is significantly cooler than the black snakes you lit as a kid.

Want to Win at 'Scrabble'? Play Shorter Words

Caitlin Schneider

You don't need to be a master of $5 words to own the board.

15 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Art Restorers

Jane Rose

They're the professionals to call when art breaks—just don't be surprised when they break out the dental picks.

Watch Slackliners Walk 3346 Feet Between Mountains

Anna Green

Balance athletes Nathan Paulin and Danny Menšik recently broke the world record for longest highline walk.

The Best Beach in America Is Hawaii's Hanauma Bay

Andrew LaSane

"Dr. Beach" has unveiled his top 10 list for 2016.

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