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5 Popular Parenting Fads That Make Sense (And Screw Kids Up)
5 Popular Parenting Fads That Make Sense (And Screw Kids Up)

We do have data on some of the most popular child-rearing techniques, and we have got to say -- it doesn't look great

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5 Upcoming Movie Plots That Sound Suspiciously Familiar
5 Upcoming Movie Plots That Sound Suspiciously Familiar

These seem original at first ... until you dig a little deeper.

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5 Horrifying Things Nobody Tells You About Cosmetic Surgery
5 Horrifying Things Nobody Tells You About Cosmetic Surgery

While most people think of cosmetic surgery as frivolous, vain, or only for folks who want to slowly transform into cats, there are all kinds of practical reasons to let a surgeon do some mild body editing.

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5 'Sucker' Behaviors That Secretly Give You an Advantage
5 'Sucker' Behaviors That Secretly Give You an Advantage

Science can tell you the physics of how light behaves around the event horizon of a black hole, but it doesn't tell you how not to be a total dickhead. Or at least, it didn't used to.

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5 Horrifying Things That Happen When You Go Missing
5 Horrifying Things That Happen When You Go Missing

When you disappear for a couple of days and actually make it back, you return with a much better understanding of how the world really responds to a missing persons case.

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5 Insane Beliefs of the World's Major Religions
5 Insane Beliefs of the World's Major Religions

Just like everyone's family, pretty much every religion has at least one bit of crazy they never bring up or talk about in public.

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6 Things You Learn When Your Penis / Vagina Doesn't Work
6 Things You Learn When Your Penis / Vagina Doesn't Work

We talked to two people -- Chloe and Carl -- who suffered from rare genital disorders. Each had a ridiculous and frightening tale of trying to get help in a society that would really have preferred they change the subject.

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8 Stupid Kitchen Hacks (Tested for Usefulness)
8 Stupid Kitchen Hacks (Tested for Usefulness)

Whoever thought of these kitchen hacks deserves a kitchen hack to their frontal lobe.

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4 Things Kids Never Learn (Because Parents Teach Them Badly)
4 Things Kids Never Learn (Because Parents Teach Them Badly)

Nearly every parent does this stuff, unfortunately.

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The 7 Most Psychotic Ways People Tried to Prove Their Love
The 7 Most Psychotic Ways People Tried to Prove Their Love

These won't melt anyone's heart. They'll put you in jail.

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7 Monsters That Bigfoot Hunters Are Too Scared to Believe In
7 Monsters That Bigfoot Hunters Are Too Scared to Believe In

The Pope Lick Monster is not a monster who licks the Pope. It's much, much worse.

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5 Gross Things You Learn About People Fixing Their Computer
5 Gross Things You Learn About People Fixing Their Computer

We spoke to a Geek Squadder about what his job was really like, then we asked him to fix our laptop, because there was no more room on the screen for us to download new browser toolbars.

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5 Reasons We're In the Middle of a Dumb Anti-Photoshop Panic
5 Reasons We're In the Middle of a Dumb Anti-Photoshop Panic

Word on the street is we're all mad about photographers and advertising agencies using Photoshop to make models look supernaturally good.

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5 Things Vigilantes Do to Screw Themselves
5 Things Vigilantes Do to Screw Themselves

It's concerning that the Internet can turn one dumb joke into a life-ruining experience, but what's even more alarming is that the way the Internet works is designed to encourage it.

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8 Hilarious Historical Fears That Seriously Delayed Progress
8 Hilarious Historical Fears That Seriously Delayed Progress

While it makes sense to get worried when scientists start breeding strains of genetically modified superintelligent flying spiders, there have been panics about even the most mundane, common-sense advancements.

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