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‘Pretty Woman’ As A Dark Drama Instead Of A Romcom? 10 Facts
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‘Pretty Woman’ As A Dark Drama Instead Of A Romcom? 10 Facts

Pretty Woman celebrates its 25th anniversary this week. The movie

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Obama & His Fitbit Watch: The Privacy Implications Of Fitness Trackers
Lifestyle

Obama & His Fitbit Watch: The Privacy Implications Of Fitness Trackers

Our tech-oriented Commander in Chief recently picked up a new

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15 Foods That Help Promote A Good Night’s Sleep
Food

15 Foods That Help Promote A Good Night’s Sleep

I rarely experience trouble sleeping (quite the opposite, actually), but

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A Myopia Epidemic: What’s To Blame For The Rise Of Nearsightedness?
Science

A Myopia Epidemic: What’s To Blame For The Rise Of Nearsightedness?

Glasses, contacts, and laser surgery equal big business for optometrists. Nowadays,

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From Lawman To Cappuccino Heart Maker: 10 Facts About Timothy Olyphant
TV

From Lawman To Cappuccino Heart Maker: 10 Facts About Timothy Olyphant

Timothy Olyphant and his swagger triumphantly led Justified through six

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Is Your Cellphone Making You Old Before Your Time?
Lifestyle Science

Is Your Cellphone Making You Old Before Your Time?

Stephen King tried to warn us, in 2006’s Cell, that

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Did The 1970s Sugar Industry Play Dirty With Cavity Prevention Programs?
Food

Did The 1970s Sugar Industry Play Dirty With Cavity Prevention Programs?

Did shady actions by the sugar industry decades ago protect

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Celebrating Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s 82 Years With Her Most Scathing Quotes
Quotes

Celebrating Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s 82 Years With Her Most Scathing Quotes

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg turned 82 years old this weekend.

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Could Jupiter’s Moon Ganymede Hold More Water Than Earth’s Oceans?
Science

Could Jupiter’s Moon Ganymede Hold More Water Than Earth’s Oceans?

Jupiter’s moon, Ganymede, could harbor a large ocean beneath its

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A New Form Of Powdered Alcohol Called ‘Palcohol’: What Could Go Wrong?
Food

A New Form Of Powdered Alcohol Called ‘Palcohol’: What Could Go Wrong?

All of the effects of alcohol in a convenient powder.

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Mining Antarctica’s Blood Falls: Will This Help In The Search For Alien Life?
Geography

Mining Antarctica’s Blood Falls: Will This Help In The Search For Alien Life?

As far as the eye can see in Antarctica, the

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How Did Scientists Discover California Is Due For An 8.0 Earthquake?
Geography

How Did Scientists Discover California Is Due For An 8.0 Earthquake?

In the film 2012, a 10.9 earthquake struck the Los

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From Quarterback To Pilates Devotee: 10 Facts About Mark Harmon
TV

From Quarterback To Pilates Devotee: 10 Facts About Mark Harmon

As a television veteran with long-term roles in St. Elsewhere,

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Cockroaches Have Personalities, Much Like Humans Do
Science

Cockroaches Have Personalities, Much Like Humans Do

Cockroaches shall survive the apocalypse, or so the urban legend

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Turning Pee Into Power: Can Urine Generate Electricity?
Science

Turning Pee Into Power: Can Urine Generate Electricity?

Humans pee. A lot. Why not put this abundant form

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The Sad, Smelly Reason Behind Handshakes
Lifestyle Science

The Sad, Smelly Reason Behind Handshakes

Handshakes tell us a lot about the person we’re meeting.

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The Hidden Effect Of Daylight Savings: An Uptick In Deadly Accidents
Lifestyle

The Hidden Effect Of Daylight Savings: An Uptick In Deadly Accidents

Every year, we collectively spend an entire Sunday complaining about

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Celebrating The 75th Anniversary Of Raul Julia’s Birth: 10 Facts
Pop Culture TV

Celebrating The 75th Anniversary Of Raul Julia’s Birth: 10 Facts

Raul Julia would have turned 75 years old today. Although

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Will We See The 1st Human Head Transplant in 2017?
Science

Will We See The 1st Human Head Transplant in 2017?

In a story that sounds like overwrought science fiction, an

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The Center Of Our Milky Way Galaxy Smells Like … Raspberries & Rum?
Science

The Center Of Our Milky Way Galaxy Smells Like … Raspberries & Rum?

Everyone knows that no one in space can hear you

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Will A New Exercise Stimulation Hormone Cure Obesity & Diabetes?
Science

Will A New Exercise Stimulation Hormone Cure Obesity & Diabetes?

A new hormone may hold the key to pulling dieters’

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Why Have Heroin Overdoses Quadrupled In The Past Decade?
Science

Why Have Heroin Overdoses Quadrupled In The Past Decade?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new

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Shoe Size Doesn’t Predict A Thing? The Average Size of the Male Penis
Science

Shoe Size Doesn’t Predict A Thing? The Average Size of the Male Penis

Men around the world can rest (a little bit) easier

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Should We Really Cut Music To One Hour Per Day?
Lifestyle

Should We Really Cut Music To One Hour Per Day?

Music remains an essential diversion for most people. During driving,

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25 Iconic Quotes From Cinema’s Most Memorable Villains
Quotes

25 Iconic Quotes From Cinema’s Most Memorable Villains

Heath Ledger’s portrayal of The Joker in The Dark Knight