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Eating on $1.50 a Day

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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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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar term carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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Great Stephen King Stories
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16 Great Stephen King Stories to Read This Fall. In case you want to scare yourself silly alone in the dark.

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Cowabunga! Strange Cow Stories. Bossy has gotten herself into some weird places.

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How Two Lesbians Fought the Nazis With a Typewriter. Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe kept up a propaganda war from their home in the Channel Islands.

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Can You Survive on Potatoes Alone? Maybe, but there are drawbacks to potatoes as a life-sustaining food.

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Why Back-to-School Season Feels Like the New Year—Even for Adults. The majority of people spend more than half their lives tied to the school calendar.

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A Visual History of Lunchboxes. Come for the nostalgia, stay for the trivia.

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An Austrian Ossuary Holds Hundreds of Elaborately Hand-Painted Skulls. The custom is a combination of memento mori and identification.

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A Brief History of United States Currency. Until the Civil War, money was printed privately by banks.

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