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How Michael Jackson Changed Music Forever. Play the first video while you read this …it's still awesome.
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Where 11 Beloved Novels Got Their Names. Most were nicked from other literary sources.
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Are These The Ugliest Animals In The World? The endangered species are competing to be the mascot for the Ugly Animal Preservation Society.
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Watch the annual world's largest tomato fight in Brunol, Spain. Charging admission this year didn't stop thousands of people from participating.
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To help David Letterman celebrate 20 years at CBS, Bill Murray outdid himself by showing up dressed as Liberace. He was also the first guest when the show debuted in 1993.
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Farming Taught Me That the Ordinary Life Is Worth Living. Bob Comis write about how he found a "high, simple, and useful life."
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In the new book Gaddafi’s Harem, a woman tells about becoming the dictator's sex slave at the age of 15. And she was just one of many.
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Does sending your kid to private school make you a scourge on society? It's a choice between what's best for society in general and what's best for the child you love with all your heart.
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10 Venn and Not-quite-Venn Diagrams. And how to tell the difference.

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How Jupiter May Have Gifted Early Earth With Water
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How Jupiter May Have Gifted Early Earth With Water. Young gas giants throw debris toward inward planets, including hydrogen-rich materials.

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Brazil's Geography Problem. It's a big country with lots of people, so why isn't it a world power?

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The Science of Hearing. Our ability to detect and interpret sounds is due to an amazing and complicated biological system.

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Lucasfilm Might be Putting Future Star Wars Spinoffs on Hold. Solo's disappointing box office was a surprise glitch in the moneymaking machine.

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Why Women Say Nothing Is Wrong When Something Is Clearly Wrong. She has plenty of reasons not to share it with you right now.

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How to Decorate Like a Viking. Archaeologists have built a palette of the paint colors used on Viking homes and buildings.

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The Breastfeeding Zealots of the Neonatal Ward. Maternal lactation is pushed to the point of shaming mothers with hungry babies.

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9 Amazing Tiki Bars. A visit will cool you off even on the hottest day.

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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain
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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain. Check out 25 subtle tricks that make you spend more.

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Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border. A list of resources and organizations that need your skills, time, or money.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Summer Solstice. While the days will only get shorter from here, temperatures will still go up.

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The Forgotten Chefs Who Made Chili Con Carne a Tex-Mex Standard. Women running their own businesses gave us an entirely new cuisine.

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You Would Never Expect Killer Whales to Appear Here. Arctic Ocean prey that once fed polar bears is fair game for orcas.

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Brooklyn's Defunct Domino Sugar Plant Opens as Domino Park. Pictures show how an old factory can become a community park and still retain its history.

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First Impressions. Tom Comitta took the first sentence from 268 New Yorker short stories, sorted them, and combined them into one surprisingly cohesive tale.

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The Original Locations of 15 Famous Chain Stores. There might be one near you!

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