11 Things You Should Know Before Going to the San Diego Comic-Con. To get the most enjoyment out of your first experience, you have to be well-prepared.

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The Team That Conquered Mexico, MLB-Style. How the 1907 White Sox popularized baseball in Mexico.

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5 Simple Ways to Save Thousands of Lives (Nobody Does). Some are counterintuitive, but studies say they work.

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Meatballs: An Oral History. The 1979 film laid the groundwork for Stripes, Ghostbusters, and dozens of other comedy classics.

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How Newport, Kentucky Lost the Title of ‘Sin City.’ The investigation made national news, prompted Robert Kennedy to send in federal investigators, and revealed that Newport's organized criminal masterminds were working on a Three Stooges level.

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The 5-Year Quest to Unglue the MacBook Pro’s Battery. You'll soon be able to keep the computer even after the battery goes bad.

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Rebuilding the Great Wall of China. Take a photo tour of the current renovation project.

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10 Vintage Postcards from America’s Classic Beach Destinations. The places are still there, but you might not recognize them.