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Ben Affleck Signs Up to ‘Live Below the Line’ with a Food Budget of $1.50 per Day. It's a group project to bring awareness to global poverty -but it only will last five days.
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Our Misguided Terms of Terror. We use familiar words to deal with mass killings, but what do they really mean?
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A peek inside the George W. Bush Presidential Center, to be dedicated Thursday in Dallas. The library and museum contains exhibits on 9/11, Katrina, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Florida recount.  
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The 10 Greatest Creepy Farm Books. Perfect for a quiet night of reading while the barnyard critters sleep.
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Here's What The First SAT Test Looked Like. The questions didn't make any sense back in 1926, either.
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Is the United Potato Growers of America a cooperative working for the benefit of farmers, or a price-fixing cartel? A court in Idaho will make that determination.
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Just when you think we've reached the limits of strange reality TV, the limits are pushed further. DIY Network is making a show called Vanilla Ice Goes Amish.
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How dangerous is the cinnamon challenge, really? The good news is that no one has died from it -yet.
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Funny and Fabulous Fortune Cookies. It's a good day when you get a nonsensical fortune that makes you laugh.  

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The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel
Peter Burka, Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0
Peter Burka, Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0

The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel. The ducks have been the stars of the show for 85 years.

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Remembering One of the Most Violent Days in the History of the U.S. Senate. A passionate but insulting speech brought out a congressman's wrath—and his cane.

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Investigating One of the Oldest Private Detective Agencies in Paris. The Duluc Détective is still in business after 105 years.

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Why Does Harrison Ford Love Indy And Hate Han? He's been willing to play older versions of both characters anyway, plus Rick Deckard.

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Pterodactyls Probably Didn’t Fly Like We Think They Did. A new study theorizes they resembled birds more than bats in flight.

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Rollin' on the River: Pittsburgh Shanty Boat Life. Thousands who couldn't afford land or rent lived in homemade barge houses.

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How Succulents Took Over Instagram—and Then the World. They make a perfect garden for the Millennial lifestyle.

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Resilience Isn't Innate. Here's How We Can Cultivate It.

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An ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding
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BEN STANSALL, AFP/Getty Images

This ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding is So Dumb—But So Very Enjoyable. As if it were like everyone else's wedding.

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A Lonely Avocado Searches for His Other Half in The Pits. This sweet short film, written by David Bizzaro, has been selected for more than 30 film festivals so far.

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We’ll First Find Aliens on Eyeball Planets. These are exoplanets that are tidally locked to their star, and carry a thin habitable zone in a ring shape.

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Vulture Ranks Every Star Wars Movie. Ten mini-reviews to justify the rankings include Solo without giving away too much.

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Han Solo was Almost in Revenge of the Sith. His part would have been too silly to believe.

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Deep in the Honduran Rain Forest, an Ecological SWAT Team Explores a Lost World. The diverse biology is a bigger treasure than the lost city that lured explorers there in the first place.

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Roxy, the Long Island Railroad Dog. He knew every train and its schedule, and how to get where he wanted to go.

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The Great Fertility Reversion. America's plummeting birth rate might not be as dire as it seems.

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