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Figure Skating Jumps, Explained

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Figure Skating Jumps, Explained. We all become experts for two weeks every four years, so we might need to brush up on what's happening on the ice.

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Thank These Master Alchemists for the Magic of Alcohol. Distilled spirits are a product of the Islamic Golden Age.

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Meet the Women Who Led the Klondike Gold Rush. The northern frontier enticed those looking for riches, freedom, and adventure.

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The Story of Honest Abe’s Family Tree. What happened to President Lincoln's descendants?

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Why Do We Need to Sleep? While we still don't know the answer, a lab doing pure sleep research has learned a lot about the process.

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What Kurt Vonnegut Can Teach Us About Coping With the Internet. Our online footprints exist forever, like time-traveling aliens.

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Conjoined Twins Abby and Brittany Hensel are Now Fifth Grade Math Teachers. While students may expect two different perspectives, the sisters are perfectly in sync.

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9 Pre-Lenten Treats from Around the World. Even if you don't observe Lent, Shrove Tuesday is a great day for indulging in traditionally rich sweets.

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