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Science
10 Facts About Being a Climate Scientist—From Climate Scientists
What exactly is a climate scientist, and how do they make sense of the complicated systems that rule our lives on the planet?... READ ON
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13 Secrets of Historical Reenactors
They might wear breeches to the grocery store.... READ ON
Space
13 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of NASA Mission Controllers
What's it really like to work in Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center?... READ ON
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12 Secrets of Executive Recruiters
They can earn as much as $75,000 for placing a single candidate.... READ ON
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12 Secrets of Greeting Card Designers
There's a reason they don't like using faces.... READ ON
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14 Simple Secrets of Professional Organizers
They’re not judging you for how much stuff you have—promise.... READ ON
Science
13 Secrets of Forensic Entomologists
4. They rarely go to crime scenes.... READ ON
Movies
14 Secrets of Movie Trailer Editors
If you work on a Marvel movie, you'd better be prepared to get top-level security clearances.... READ ON
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12 Secrets of Caterers
No, they don't make everything from scratch.... READ ON
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13 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Substitute Teachers
Here's how they always know how to spot a troublemaker.... READ ON
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14 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Florists
Here’s why they hate the holidays.... READ ON
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14 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Paramedics
They probably hate the sirens, too.... READ ON
Food
8 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Chocolate-Makers
Don't keep your good chocolate in the fridge!... READ ON
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12 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Private Investigators
It's a trash-sifting, peeing-in-a-bottle job, but someone's gotta do it.... READ ON
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21 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Mall Santas
Rule number one: Always stay in character.... READ ON
Design
11 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Holiday Window Display Designers
Yes, they individually arrange every single light.... READ ON

The name "The Birdman of Alcatraz" is a bit of misnomer: Robert Stroud was allowed to keep birds when he was incarcerated at Leavenworth, but not when he was transferred to Alcatraz.

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