10 Red Flags for Used Car Buyers

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10 Red Flags for Used Car Buyers. Know what to avoid before you seal the deal.

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Your Next Serving of Truffles Should Be From Oregon. Try these recipes with one of four varieties of Oregon truffles.

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Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times. The story of the final, and groundbreaking, silent film.

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The Hidden History of Anna Murray Douglass. Her loyalty and support enabled her husband to become Frederick Douglass.

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Your Day Can Always Be Improved With Dancing Porgs. Consider it a 20-second inoculation against grumpiness.

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Al Pacino Talks About His Legendary Roles. The 77-year-old actor is psyched for a 31-film New York retrospective of his career.

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The Story of the Internet, as Told by Know Your Meme. The database has tracked and archived online culture for 10 years.

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11 Incredible Acts of Courage. Some had no choice, while others took a risky step into heroism.

Wednesday’s Best Amazon Deals Include Computer Monitors, Plant-Based Protein Powder, and Blu-ray Sets

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As a recurring feature, our team combs the web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, December 2. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!

Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks

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Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks. Imagine Glacier National Park without a glacier.

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The Chimp Who Believed She Was Human. After being raised in a human home, it took years for Lucy to learn to be an ape again.

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The Mathematical Madness of Möbius Strips and Other One-Sided Objects. A look at the history of the mind-bending field of topology

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These 1930s Housewives Were the Godmothers of Radical Consumer Activism. They protested rising food prices with the Hamtramck Meat Strike.

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Disneyland’s Fantasyland Recreated in Incredible Detail in a Basement. A railroad engineer hand-crafted his own theme park over ten years.

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The Princess Who Worked at Macy’s. The Queen of Romania also built furniture, raised poultry, and enjoyed off-roading.

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America is on the Verge of a Nursing Crisis. Our nursing schools don't have the capacity to supply our current needs, much less our future needs.

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15 Amazing Animal Reunions. It's good to know that pets lost for years might find their way home.