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Moviegoer Woes

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The Only Way to Solve Movie Theaters’ Talking and Texting Problem Is to Give In to It. Or you could stay home and wait for the less expensive home video version.
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11 Unforgivable Changes Made To Book Adaptations. Contains spoilers for movies that if you haven't seen them by now, you probably never will.
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Brainy Beach Reads. These novels are recommended for getting away from it all without insulting your intelligence.
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21 Jokes Only Nerds Will Understand. I reckon this makes me a nerd -and probably will make you a nerd, too.
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29 Crazy Buildings from Around the World. Wonderful to visit, but living there would mean you'd have to keep it clean for all the tourists with cameras.
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How a used glass bottle becomes a new bottle. A fascinating recycling process, but wouldn't it be easier to just reuse them like we used to?
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10 TV Shows That Are Much Better Than You Probably Think They Are. Worth a second chance? It's only your time at stake.
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Illinois Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth lost both her legs flying a helicopter in Iraq. Watch her eviscerate a federal contractor who claimed disabled veteran status for a prep school football injury.
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The Kingdom of Boomeria. How one teacher dedicated his life to making science fun for students.

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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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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