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Dallas + 50 Years

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The History Channel will be "live" Tweeting John F. Kennedy's visit to Dallas, 50 years after it happened. The timeline will be much less confusing and tear-stained this time around.
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36 Stunning Color Photos Of The Kennedy White House. The picture of John-John at the controls of Marine One presages another family tragedy to come.
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Alex Chacon took a little motorcycle trip from Alaska to Argentina. You can go along, too, through the magic of his helmet-cam.
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A new island was born this week, just south of Japan. Japanese authorities won't name it until they are sure it will stick around.
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Flavorwire’s 50 Songs Guaranteed to Make You Cry. Save this Spotify playlist for a time you want to wallow in misery and self-pity.
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Retailers are pushing Black Friday sales earlier and earlier—in some cases, to even before Thanksgiving. It's a desperate move to get the spending money you don't have.
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13 Famous Book Characters You Just Want To Slap. They are often what makes you keep reading the story.
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The posthumous Scottsboro pardons: Too little, too late. The best it can do is to remind us of the shameful past.
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11 Facts (from last year) About the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons—And What It Takes To Inflate Them.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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The Man Who Made John Gotti the Most Powerful Mobster in New York
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The German Who Made John Gotti the Most Powerful Mobster in New York. Hitman Joe Watts parlayed his insider knowledge into both money and respect.

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Why Boaty McBoatface is the Meme that Just Won’t Die. The good news is that it may mean the end of naming polls.

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The False Cheer of Office Parties Can’t Cure the Loneliness Epidemic. In other words, don't rely on your workplace for long-lasting friendships.

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Inside Connecticut’s Secret Museum of Retro-Future Oddities. The Space Age Museum has aliens, robots, rockets, and spaceships that you'll only see online, as the museum is not open to the public.

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What To Do If Your Parachute Fails. Told in a hurry because you Googled this when it happened to you.

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American Employers' Mindless Obsession with College Degrees. Requiring one is a shortcut for eliminating job candidates more than a necessary career qualification.

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11 Beloved Movies That Were Box Office Flops. Many of them were way ahead of their time.

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