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Ryan Reynolds may look cool as a cucumber during red carpet appearances and talk-show interviews, but behind that dazzling smile and goofy demeanor, he's consciously trying to suppress his anxious jitters.
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Why Harvey Weinstein can fall and Donald Trump and Breitbart can rise at the same time. Law professor Cass Sunstein recently posted a draft of a new paper he’s working on. It’s called “Unleashed,” and
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In November 2011, Lotje Sodderland, aged 34, had a life-threatening stroke. Unbeknown to her, she had been born with tangle of abnormal blood vessels in her brain. That night, for no obvious reason, it