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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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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You?
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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You? No, but there's a reason behind why people still think so.

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10 Misconceptions About U.S. Immigration. Every wave of newcomers has encountered resistance from those already here.

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21 Facts You Might Not Know About Rodney Dangerfield. He got no respect, but we'll never forget him.

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Watch a Man Build a Log Cabin by Himself in Four Minutes. It actually took months, but this is a fascinating yet relaxing time-lapse version.

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How Montana Gold Rushers Literally Threw Away a Fortune in Sapphires. Yogo Gulch still produces some of the finest sapphires in the world.

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New Details Emerge About Solo: A Star Wars Story. Including an official synopsis.

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The Starbucks Logo Has A Secret You’ve Never Noticed. She was too perfect to be real before a small design change.

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8 Major Milestones in Facial Transplant Surgeries. What was recently thought impossible has been accomplished quite a few times.

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Liam Neeson, World's Worst Traveler
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Liam Neeson, World's Worst Traveler. The Commuter is the latest of a long line of films in which the action star ruins transportation for everyone.

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Snow Rollers: Nature’s Winter Treat. Snow can naturally form into wheels, carpet rolls, or big boulders.

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A Former Gang Member Explains How Easy It Is to Join a Gang. It offers a sense of belonging when you don't get that at home.

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Hollywood Movies Renamed for Japanese Audiences. Some are funny, and some are better than the English title.

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Ladykillers: Murder Ballads and the Country Women Who Sang Them. The underappreciated who sang about the unacceptable eventually became hidden treasures.

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13 Quick and Easy Breakfasts to Jumpstart Your Winter Mornings. Something new will make the whole day go easier.

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11 Ways Advertisers Make Food Look Delicious. It's much more difficult than you might think.

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