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Traveling with Lil Bub

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Internet fame and the travel it entails is exhausting for Mike Bridavsky. But it's been good for his cat Lil Bub, who is getting more exercise and novelty in her life.
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29 Breathtaking Día De Los Muertos Photos. The Mexican Day of the Dead is observed on November 1st and 2nd.
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With the sequel Thor: The Dark World opening November 8th, it's about time Thor got the Honest Trailer treatment. Yeah, it was goofy, but worth watching on home video just for the eye candy.
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A bus driver spotted a woman about to jump off a bridge. His security camera recorded how he intervened to save her life.
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Pop culture critic Jason Bailey now understands how your point of view changes when you become a parent. And it happens virtually overnight.
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The Simpsons' couch gag this coming weekend is a spoof of The Hobbit. Getting  to the couch is the epic quest of a lifetime.
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Tiny Plastic Beads Are Invading The Great Lakes. We need to stop putting plastic in facial scrubs, since they go down the drain, but aren't biodegradable.
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The FAA has given its blessing to airline passengers using electronic gadgets during takeoff and landing. Which raises the question: why was there ever a restriction on them?
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Is Forrest Gump's cross-country run even possible? The experts look at several factors and give their opinions.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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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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