The Miracle of the United States Postal Service

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The Miracle of the United States Postal Service. It is self-sufficient, serves everyone equally, and takes its mission very seriously.

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At Sea on Taiwan’s Last Fire-Fishing Boats. The centuries-old practice relies on the sardine's attraction to light.

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How Empathetic Is Your Dog? An experiment involved 34 dogs of different breeds and how they reacted to seeing their humans in distress.

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Here's How America Uses Its Land. An interactive set of maps gives us views from different angles on the land of the 48 contiguous states.

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Inside the 23-Dimensional World of Your Car’s Paint Job. With more than 50,000 car colors, matching the original look is an art.

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Take a Mental Swim with These Live Marine Life Cams. There are eight relaxing feeds to choose from, plus a bonus for fun.

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Our Attitude Toward Aliens Proves We Still Think We’re Special. We shouldn't assume that life on other planets is anything we'd understand.

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A Brief History of the Ice Cream Truck. This is one strange vehicle everyone wants to see in their neighborhood.

6 of the Scariest Fictional Secret Societies

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Warner Home Video

6 of the Scariest Fictional Secret Societies. We've seen the movies, and we are just glad that they are fictional.

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The 6 Most Epically Pointless Arguments on Wikipedia. No detail is too small or obscure to fight about.

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Try an Online Artificial Intelligence Image Generator. Enter some text, and let an algorithm present its best guess for you.

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Half-Hanged Maggie and Other Survivors of the Gallows. Eight people who refused to die by hanging.

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Two Billion Years Ago, Andromeda Ate the Milky Way’s Sibling. It may have left some remains as a much smaller galaxy.

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European Printmakers Had No Idea What Colonial American Cities Looked Like, So They Just Made Stuff Up. They assumed that the New World couldn't be that different from what they'd seen at home.

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How to be Happier. Notes from a Yale University course on happiness.

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15 Blissfully Cool Facts About Ice. Just reading about it may cool you down a little.

19 Performances That Prove Aretha Franklin Was the Greatest of All Time

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19 Performances That Prove Aretha Franklin Was the Greatest of All Time. She was truly the Queen of Soul.

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Feral Children of Myth and Reality. Authenticated cases are rare and often quite sad.

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A Huge Misperception About Sex. Our mistaken view of other people's sex lives may color our attitudes toward them.

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Stop Telling Me to Turn My Brain Off During Movies. A well-made film will engross the viewer even if it doesn't make complete sense.

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Hey Jude” Still Makes Everything “Better, Better, Better.” Fifty years ago this month, the biggest band in the world released their biggest hit.

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How Not to Get Screwed Over by Your Mechanic. Most mechanics are not out to cheat you, but the few that do are enough to scare all of us.

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The Myth of the Soulmate. No one is perfect, but you don't need perfection to find love and a satisfying relationship.

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15 Must-Try Peach Dishes from Around the Country. Better get started if you want to try them all at the peak of the season.

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