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One Fan's Game To Find The Throne In Sweden

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An increasing body of research has documented the addictive nature of social media. Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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In An Increasingly Polarized America, Is It Possible To Be Civil On Social Media?

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In Abby's, Natalie Morales plays the titular bartender — whose establishment is run out of her own backyard. Ron Batzdorff/NBC hide caption

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Behind The Bar With Natalie Morales, The Abby Of NBC Sitcom 'Abby's'

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Milicent Patrick poses in the Universal Studios monster shop with her most famous creation: the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Family collection/Courtesy of Hanover Square Press hide caption

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The Forgotten Woman Who Designed The Creature From The Black Lagoon

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