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Explaining the Chinese Zodiac

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The Lunar New Year Festival is underway to welcome in the Year of the Snake. Maybe it's time for you to brush up on the Chinese Zodiac.  
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The Complete 2013 Grammy Awards Winners List. In case you were busy watching The Walking Dead last night.
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Who was the best dressed at the Grammys? The award ceremony had new rules about covering up, which led to a more formal look.
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A satire about Hitler in modern-day Berlin is the bestselling book in Germany. Six decades after his death, Er Ist Wieder Da (“He’s Back”) makes citizens and critics nervous.  
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Meet the Florida couple who are addicted to coffee enemas. As odd as that is, their willingness to tell everyone is so much weirder.
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How climate change contributes to blizzards and heavy snowfall. It sounds counterintuitive, but warmer winter storms can carry more moisture.  
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12 historic photos of the world's most formidable snowstorms. This is not the first time Boston was buried -nor the second.
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The Best Pickup Lines in Film History. They can still be used, too, if you want to impress a film lover.
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Why Only Some Grammar Rules Are Breakable. Which ones they are depend on the situation and how much of a grammar nazi you really want to be.  

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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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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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