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12 Off-the-Wall Job Interview Questions and What They Mean
Why does an employer want to know why you'd want to fight a horse-sized duck?... READ ON
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The Most Common Second Languages Spoken Around the World
English is extremely popular as a second language, but some of the other commonly spoken second languages might surprise you.... READ ON
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17 Auction Items That Sold for Millions
A sword owned by Napoleon, an infamous Marilyn Monroe dress, and even the Roman Empire were all sold at auction.... READ ON
Movies
How Much Money Was Actually Stolen in Hollywood's Biggest Heist Films?
Compared to 'Die Hard,' the 'Heat' gang was going after chump change.... READ ON
Design
92 Years of New Yorker Covers Visualized by Color
Designer Nicholas Rougeux has created a color palette timeline from every issue of The New Yorker since 1925.... READ ON
Food
Brunch Your Way Around the Globe 
Many international cities offer their own uniquely delicious version of the midday meal.... READ ON
Travel
The Evolution of Tourist Destinations Around the World
This infographic shows which countries most benefit from tourism growth.... READ ON
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Chart the Evolution of Nintendo's Zelda Franchise
This infographic shows how the games have evolved over the years, from its NES debut to 2017's 'Breath of the Wild.'... READ ON
History
11 Hand-Drawn Infographics About African-American Life by W.E.B. Du Bois
The civil rights activist and scholar also had an eye for design.... READ ON
Math
Explore the Interconnected World of Mathematics in One Condensed Map
Dominic Walliman traces everything from counting to cryptography.... READ ON
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12 Phrases You Should Never Say at Work
Here's what you should say instead.... READ ON
Booze
Channel Your Inner Sommelier With This Crash Course in Wine
Memorize a few basic concepts, and you'll look like an expert.... READ ON
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7 Body Language Interview Mistakes You Might Be Making
An HR manger won't notice your slick suit if they're turned off by your weak handshake.... READ ON
Movies
Take a Tour of the 'Star Wars' Galaxy's Best Vacation Spots
Cultured travelers will appreciate Coruscant, while nature lovers may enjoy Hoth.... READ ON
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For the Best Deal, Order Your Valentine's Day Flowers Now
Love is free, but romance certainly isn't.... READ ON

The Arctic gets its name from the Greek word for "bear" (arctos) because of its proximity to the constellation "Ursa Major" ("great bear" in Latin).

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