The Long, Strange History of Dieting Fads

The Long, Strange History of Dieting Fads

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The Long, Strange History of Dieting Fads

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The Long, Strange History of Dieting Fads. We're always looking for an easier way to shed extra weight.

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Justice League and the Psychological Appeal of Superheroes. Henry Cavill and the Justice League actors discuss why we adore the comic book characters.

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Is a Cat a Liquid? A 2017 Ig Nobel Prize winner explains his work.

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A Universal Travel Tip to Get to Know Any New City. Look for the most elaborate sit-down breakfast.

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Hedonist Hollywood’s Lost Garden of Allah. Scandalous behavior in the early film industry found a place to happen behind walls and away from the press, fans, and families.

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The Truth About Medieval Toilet Habits. People tried all kinds of ways to dispose of their household sewage.

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The Traveling Buddha. Taken as a Vietnam War souvenir, the statue went home 48 years later.

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13 Things You Might Not Know About the Berlin Wall. The most notorious symbol of the Cold War is now a chapter in world history.

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Ranch Dressing by the Keg

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You Can Now Buy Ranch Dressing by the Keg. Or even a ranch dressing fountain for your holiday party.

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Fake Joel Osteen Crashes an Appearance and Schmoozes with Fans. Comedian Michael Klimkowski looks a lot like Osteen, and the crowd bought it hook, line, and sinker.

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How to Make an Amazing 9 Layer Density Tower. Stacking liquids is a sure way to impress your family and friends.

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The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are Back! See the 40 finalists showing nature at its derpiest.

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I Was A Contestant On The Worst Reality Show Ever. Joe Millionaire was a prank show that could never be recreated.

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A Rare Carved Stone That Could Change Art History. The tiny Pylos Combat Agate shows an unusual level of artistic sophistication.

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My Gig Economy Nightmare. There's no safety net when a side hustle is your only income.

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10 Friendly Facts About the Golden Retriever. The sweet dogs that everyone loves.

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The Watergate Excuse No One Believed

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How the "Rose Mary Stretch" Sold Watergate to the People. Nixon's secretary took the blame for the infamous erased tape, but her explanation made no sense.

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The Curious Animosity of Fred and Ethel Mertz. The supporting players of I Love Lucy never got along with each other.

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6 Times a Single Vote Really Did Change an Election. Every vote counts, since we never know when it will happen again.

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America’s Retail Apocalypse Is Really Just Beginning. The economy is recovering, but stores are not.

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24 Brutally Honest Confessions From A Dermatologist. This includes advice for preventing cancer and treating acne.

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When Was "A Long Time Ago"? Physicist Patrick Johnson created a speculative timeline from the beginning of the universe to the events of Star Wars.

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A Lavishly Illuminated Medieval Bestiary Goes Online. The Aberdeen Bestiary was written in England 800 years ago, with elaborate full-color illustrations.

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10 Fascinating Facts About Jim Henson’s Early Life. The world's premier puppeteer had many accomplishments before the Muppets.