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        Chabad.org’s Offline Passover Haggadah for an Online World

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          Teen Who Drove 6 Hours to Shop for Prom Gifted $700 Dress

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          The Last WWII Veteran on Active Duty Served for Nearly 55 Years After the War

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            I found out I was Jewish when a girl on my street told me I was a “dirty Jew.”

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            How to learn touch typing and use the home row - The Verge

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            How Our Reality May Be a Sum of All Possible Realities - Nautilus

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            This March 6-10 in Los Angeles, you'll find a new discussion event from Zócalo, the Silent Book Club of Death, Oscar Week at The Academy Museum, Voices of the City at the Autry, ArtNight in Pasadena, and more.

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            Downsizing: The Shrinky Dinks Phenomenon of the ’70s and ’80s

            In 1973 Wisconsin, two Cub Scout leaders discovered a neat trick involving heated plastic. A classic toy was born.

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            The Mysterious ‘Sisterhood’ Tearing Families Apart

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            Chabad: Purim Backwards

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            Why Purim Isn't The Jewish Halloween

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            The Tehillim App You’ve Been Waiting For!

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            TikToker Surprises Father With Kidney Donation, Raises $11,190

            When Delayne Ivanowski found out that her father was dealing with organ failure, she made a plan to anonymously donate her kidney to him, she said.

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            10 Facts About the Hollywood Sign

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            Couple Finds Trove of 2,000 Cameras and Lenses in Storage Unit

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            Things To Do in L.A. This Week (2-27-2023 to 3-3-2023)

            This February 27 to March 3, catch see Directors Close-Up at The Wallis, learn about The Lady and the Octopus at AoP, catch the Groundlings 30th Anniversary of Cookin’ with GAS, hit up late night at Skirball, check out First Fridays at NHM, and more

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            The History of TV Dinners

            How the humble TV dinner changed American life in the mid-20th century.

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            From making the bed as hotel mades do, to grinding coffee beans easily. Here are 40 hacks we found on social media

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            Things To Do This Weekend in L.A. [2-24-2023 to 2-26-2023]

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            A 5-year-old boy miraculously survived under the earthquake rubble 192 hours. His testimony reveals how "a person in white" kept him alive:

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              Conspiracy Theorists Are Coming for the 15-Minute City

              A movement to promote neighborhoods with amenities within walking distance has enraged far-right activists, climate deniers, and extremists.

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              What Came First: The Color Orange or the Fruit?

              The story behind which orange came first involves Arab trade routes and a bunch of old phrases that mean 'orange apple.'

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              ‘Unsung hero’: the baker and activist whose death inspired calls for restorative justice

              After Jen Angel’s shocking death, loved ones honor her legacy of punk zines, gourmet dinner nights and social justice projects

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              30 Fascinating Photos of Disneyland From the Early 1960s

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              Things To Do This President's Day Weekend in L.A. (2-17-2023 to 2-20-2023)

              This February 17-20 in Los Angeles, check out the Felix Art Fair, the L.A. Art Show, Frieze Los Angeles, Mardis Gras at the Original Farmers Market, Lunar New Year at UPAM, the L.A. Travel & Adventure Show, Broken Hearts Circus at Angel City Brewery, a Fa

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              Opinion: Why California needs a wealth tax similar to what’s being floated at the federal level - The San Diego Union-Tribune

              With a national standstill, all the real action moves to the states.

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              What's Up With That: Building Bigger Roads Actually Makes Traffic Worse

              The concept is called induced demand, which is economist-speak for when increasing the supply of something (like roads) makes people want that thing even more. Though some traffic engineers made note of this phenomenon at least as early as the 1960s, it i

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              Don't Expect A Tip For Simply Doing Your Job

              As a national trend, we are expected to tip more money more often, while the quality of service continues its steady decline.

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                2 Cast Iron Skillet Tips for Beginners

                I wish I knew these simple yet game-changing tips before I bought my cast iron skillet.

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                Conspiracy Theorists Think Walkable Cities Are Really Open-Air Prison Dystopias Now

                To many city-dwellers, a "15-minute city" with everything you need within walking distance is a dream. Conspiracy theorists are seeing it differently.

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                Experts Believe Chinese Satellite Fired Green Lasers Over Hawaii

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                Things To Do in Los Angeles This Week (2-6-2023 to 2-10-2023)

                From February 6-10 in Los Angeles, you'll find Chuck D in conversation, Netflix Is A Joke at Dynasty Typrewriter, Lucha VaVOOM's Pasión de Fuego, a KCRW Open House Dance Party at CAAM, the California Antiquarian Book Fair, Flux screenings at The Hammer, a

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                “Reality Is Submerged in Fantasy”: The Villages Is a Boomer’s Utopia—And Demographic Time Bomb

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                A Big List of Things To Do This February in L.A.

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                Things To Do This Weekend in L.A. (2-3-2023 to 2-5-2023)

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                  Things To Do in Los Angeles This Week (1-30-2023 to 2-3-2023)

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                  13 Cool Slang Terms From the 1950s

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                  The Reason Why Singapore Is Beautiful

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                  Opinion: Confidence in the military erodes as culture wars rage

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                      Radio Stations Abandoned Decades Ago Are Still Transmitting And No One Knows How

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