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‘What happened to my sister’? After 35 years, family still searching for answers in Kathie Durst case

Mary McCormack Hughes has a vivid recollection of the phone call she got 35 years ago this week from Robert Durst, her brother-in-law. “Have you seen …

The Complex Lives of Babies

A new documentary explores how early experiences drive development.<p>The idea that new babies are empty vessels waiting to be filled with knowledge of the world around them doesn’t sound unreasonable. With their unfocused eyes and wrinkly skin, tiny humans sometimes look more like amoebas than …

Eliza Dushku, Alan Tudyk reunite for Con Man season 2

Is that Faith with Wash, or am I only dreaming?<p>Whedonverse alums Eliza Dushku and Alan Tudyk are reuniting for <i>Con Man</i>, Tudyk’s crowd-funded online …

‘You took away my worth’: The full statement a rape victim delivered to her attacker, the Stanford swimmer

She’s known in local newspapers as 23-year-old “Emily Doe” – a pseudonym to protect her privacy amid an emotional court battle in which former …

'People say there were no casualties. There are two now'

Fort McMurray mourns the loss of two people who were killed as they fled the wildfire, including the daughter of a deputy fire chief<p><i>This post has</i> …

Only 4% of the population can pass this geography test. Can you? [QUIZ]

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22 Gifts For the Supernatural Superfan

<b>Supernatural</b> is currently in its 13th season, and it's earned quite the loyal fan base over the years. Sam and Dean Winchester are practically part of our own families by now, and there's no shame in wearing their faces on a t-shirt or putting little quote magnets on the fridge. Right? We went …

44 Baby Animals Doing Baby Animal Things

Everything about a baby thing is a happy thing.<p>View this post on Facebook

Supernatural's Jensen Ackles performs Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Simple Man’ at VanCon

Jensen Ackles’ love for classic rock is well-documented, and over the years, he’s covered everything from “Sweet Home Alabama” to “Carry On My …

J.K. Rowling Loves That ‘Three Brothers’ Fan Theory As Much As You Do

Even though the last book and film have both come and gone, the <i>Harry Potter</i> fandom remains as active and obsessive as ever — I blame nargles. Definitely one of the largest and most vocal fandoms on Tumblr, there is no theory the fans cannot dissect down to the minutiae. Earlier this month, minds …

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Actor's openness about depression stirs glowing Comic-Con tribute

<b>(CNN) —</b> Those who suffer from clinical depression often feel they're shrouded in darkness. At the recent San Diego Comic-Con, fans of the hit series "Supernatural" shined a light.<p>They surprised star Jared Padalecki (also known for "Gilmore Girls") with a candlelight vigil in support of him and his …

12 Human Foods You Didn't Know Could Kill Your Dog

The most important thing with pet care is knowing what you can and can't feed your dog. That and capitalizing on your puppy for hilarious memes. As long as you stick to a pretty decent doggy diet, everything should be gravy right? Wrong. Turns out there's a ton of foods you probably didn't know …

Neville Longbottom And J.K. Rowling Had A Perfect Twitter Exchange Over His Half-Naked Photo Shoot

Basically further proof that J.K. Rowling is the queen of Twitter sass.

Ben Affleck's slave-owning family: records sketch a conflicted past

Ben Affleck's male ancestor didn't own slaves, the female did – report<p>Read more<p>A family death in 1858 left Ben Affleck’s great-great-great grandfather with legal custody of his mother-in-law’s most valuable property – her slaves.<p>There was Cuffey, whose value was estimated at $500 in handwritten …

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Jared Padalecki Cancels Public Appearances Due to Exhaustion: He 'Has Pushed Himself to His Limits'

<i>Supernatural</i> star Jared Padalecki has canceled various public appearances due to exhaustion.<p>In a statement to Zap2it, the actor’s manager thanked …

Jeremy Renner sings about his Hawkeye feelings on 'The Tonight Show'

Fighting with a stick and a string from the paleolithic era isn’t much when you’re brawling alongside Iron Man, Hulk and Thor. So last night, during …

25 Reasons Prince Harry Should Give You High Hopes for Royal Baby 2.0

What would life be like without Harry? Answer: Not as good.<p>Kate Middleton's due date is right around the corner, and Royal Baby Fever has set in (symptoms include obsessive Googling of Prince George and trying to squeeze his cheeks through the computer screen). And although his spare — the Harry or …

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In Alpine villages, Hobbits lurk

With jagged peaks, glacial grottoes and fertile dells of wildflowers, it was Switzerland’s epic landscape – not New Zealand – that inspired JRR Tolkien.<p>No one will believe you are going to Middle Earth. Most visitors arrive in Zurich ready to shop on Bahnhofstrasse and sightsee in the Niederdorf …

Skydivers make ‘miracle’ escape from New Zealand plane just moments before lake crash

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — All 13 people aboard a New Zealand skydiving plane that suffered an apparent engine failure Wednesday managed to leap out …

How a (TV) superhero inspired a (TV) angel's latest charitable move

LOS ANGELES — <i>Supernatural</i>'s Misha Collins is no a stranger to charitable acts.<p>His annual worldwide scavenger hunts have attracted increasing amounts …

What we learned from ranking every 'Supernatural' episode

Sitting down to rank 200 episodes of a show as beloved as <i>Supernatural</i> was not easy. Coming into it, we had our own ideas about what the best and …

Man Teaches Puppy To Ring Bell For A Treat, Unwittingly Creates Adorable Bell-Ringing Monster

Did you forget to feed your puppy? Maybe this video will ring a bell. Careful, though: Once that bell starts ringing, it may be impossible to stop.<p>This cautionary tale brought to you by Maddie, a 10-week old dachshund puppy whose owner taught her she'd get a treat every time she rang a bell. As …

A Brief History of Jennifer Lawrence and Woody Harrelson’s Love for Each Other

<b>Jennifer Lawrence</b> likes her <i>Hunger Games</i> co-star <b>Woody Harrelson</b> so much that, in this month’s <i>Vanity Fair</i> cover story, she tells <i>V.F.</i> contributing editor <b>Sam Kashner</b> that she does not even care that Harrelson is a raw vegan—high praise coming from a Cool Ranch Doritos carb fiend who dismisses …

John Francis Daley Says There’s Going To Be A Mini ‘Freaks and Geeks’ Reunion In The ‘Vacation’ Reboot

John Francis Daley has been busy since his <i>Freaks and Geeks</i> days. He’s had a successful career as a writer and director, as well as appearing as a series regular on <i>Bones</i> for years until his character was recently killed off. (Sorry, belated SPOILER.) Daley spoke with Vulture recently about the …

The Online 'Firefly' Game Will Feature Tons Of Amazing Cast Interviews

The upcoming "Firefly" online-role playing game will feature 14 interviews with all of the original cast.<p>News of the bonus content broke at the show's New York Comic-Con event Thursday night. According to io9, the interviews include one with Nathan Fillion and Adam Baldwin together, which the panel …

Lenny Kravitz: ‘I don’t see myself as cool. Generally I’m goofy and ridiculous’

The musician, 50, on losing a balloon, missing his dreadlocks, and the power of sex<p><b>Growing up, I had no knowledge of prejudice.</b> My father is Russian Jewish, my mother is from the Bahamas. I was raised in both the Brooklyn hood and the Upper East Side, in Christianity and Judaism. It was the road …

The 55 Essential Movies Your Child Must See (Before Turning 13)

20th Century Fox[/caption]<p>There are people out there who have never seen <i>The Princess Bride</i>. They walk among us, holding down jobs, contributing to …

Now Trending: Ladies, if you’re 42, men might still want to have sex with you (thanks, Esquire)

Women everywhere will be relieved to learn about a light at the end of the big 4-0 tunnel, a sweet spot on the journey to middle age, a beacon of hope in a life otherwise doomed to decrepitude and decay.<p>The age of 42 is officially sexually alluring, says Esquire Magazine, an expert in all things …

Billions of unclaimed dollars available for recovery by Canadians

Millions of Canadians unknowingly have billions of dollars worth of their money and assets being held by companies and government agencies, available for recovery.<p>The Bank of Canada alone is holding nearly $1-billion from bank accounts and Canada Savings Bonds, but experts estimate unclaimed assets …

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