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20 Common Grammar Mistakes That Almost Everyone Makes

I’ve edited a monthly magazine for more than six years, and it’s a job that’s come with more frustration than reward. If there’s one thing I am grateful for — and it sure isn’t the pay — it’s that my work has allowed endless time to hone my craft to Louis Skolnick levels of grammar geekery. As someone who slings red ink for a living, let me tell you: grammar is an ultra-micro component in the larger picture; it lies somewhere in the final steps of the editing trail; and as such it’s an overrated quasi-irrelevancy in the creative process, perpetuated into importance primarily by bitter nerds who accumulate tweed jackets and crippling inferiority complexes. But experience has also taught me that readers, for better or worse, will approach your work with a jaundiced eye and an itch to judge. While your grammar shouldn’t be a reflection of your creative powers or writing abilities, let’s face it — it usually is.

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9 Supervillains Who Would Make Awesome Heroes

Superheroes aren't the only ones who occasionally jump the fence to the other side of the good/bad spectrum. Bad guys try their hands at being heroes every once in a while, too. For some, it even takes permanently. Hawkeye and Rogue got their starts as villains. The Riddler's now a semi-reformed mystery solver. And Emma Frost was a major villain until she took up residence at Professor X's School for Gifted Youngsters. Others have merely dabbled -- Magneto led the X-Men for a while, Catwoman straddles the hero/villain line on a daily basis, The Sandman remade himself into crime fighter for a minute there and even became a reserve Avenger -- but not all supervillains have yet got the chance to try their hands at heroin'. Here's some who we'd like to see try the blues and reds instead of the greens and purples.

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Living Off Land: 12 Amazing Houseboats & Floating Homes

They come in all shapes and sizes, from traditional-looking contemporary homes that just happen to be floating on water to ultramodern houseboat concepts that look like they might be able to fly, too. Some are high-end, while others are cobbled together from reclaimed planes, trains and automobiles, proving that you don’t have to have a large budget to take your home to the high seas – or the lake, bay, river or canal.

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15 Picturesque Shipwrecks Worldwide

The United Nations estimates that there are more than 3 million shipwrecks on the ocean floor. But, also, shipwrecks can be found on deserted beaches, on coral reefs in the middle of the ocean, at restricted diamond areas, uninhabited islands or other remote & uncivilized places. Therefore, this is a list dedicated to picturesque shipwrecks which are still visible on beaches around the world.

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10 Stories of Teenage Hackers Getting into the System

Much like Lolcats, some überteens are up in the Internet, stealing your ... well, whatever they want. If you envision these kids as harmless nerds who hole themselves up in their rooms clicking away their adolescence, check out this list, which details the costly and frightening toll their computer “games” have exacted throughout recent history.

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10 Most Depressing States in the U.S.

On its own, where you live isn't enough to make you depressed. Personal circumstances and genes also play an important role in mental health, so an area that feels like a downer to one person may be home sweet home to another. That said, mental distress is unusually and persistently common in some states, whether due to economic troubles, lack of access to health care, or other factors. Using data from federal health agencies, Health.com has identified the 10 states with the highest rates of depression, psychological distress, and other indicators of poor mental health.

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20 Best Android Apps for Your Job Search

Even with Twitter, LinkedIn, e-mail, and numerous online job boards, you've got to get out in the field and pay house calls if you want to be competitive in your job search. That's why it's important to stock your Android with plenty of apps that will arm you with enough support to stay productive even when you're away from your computer. Here are 20 of the best to help you in your busy job search.

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11 Scientifically Proven Ways to Boost Metabolism

Every time we eat or drink, we can thank our metabolism for converting all those calories into energy. Our size, gender, and age all factor into our metabolic rate, but there are also ways to independently control its speed. And the faster our metabolism, the more calories we burn off, making that Krispy Kreme breakfast no longer such a big deal.

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17 Amazing Bodypaint Superhero Costumes

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a -- what the heck is that? Oh. Ohhhhh. Superhero costumes in comic books are often drawn as so impossibly tight and form-fitting that they basically look painted on. These 17 daring people have brought that concept into the real world by "wearing" superhero costumes made of nothing but bodypaint (and the occasional strategically placed bit of clothing). Wonder Woman and Superman/Supergirl seem to be the outfits of choice for bodypainters ... and we're okay with that.

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The 9 Most Breathtaking Drone Videos on the Web

Spectacular video footage is undeniably the best byproduct of consumer drone technology. There are many as-yet-unresolved concerns about privacy and safety, but at their most innocent, drones are the perfect tool for capturing stunning images. Unfortunately, for every epic viral drone video, there are about 20 unoriginal copycats that duplicate someone else’s idea without improving on it in any way. There’s also the problem of desensitization: What was a groundbreaking idea for a drone video way back in 2010 has now become commonplace. If you watch enough of these videos you start to recognize some patterns, too. Namely, that drone enthusiasts seem to love electronic music.

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The 10 Best Post-Apocalyptic Survival Vehicles

We asked you what you think the best post-apocalyptic vehicle would be, assuming you could fuel it up and were unable to stay in one place due to the lack of other resources (and likely abundance of radioactive zombies looking for a tasty brain to munch upon). The response we received from commenters was phenomenal. We've culled the comments down to our ten top responses. Some we expected and some we didn't, and we even had a quasi-fictional vehicle thrown in for some fun. After you've had a moment to take a gander at the zombie-fighting machines-o-war below, drop all the way down to the bottom and help us cull the wheat from the proverbial radioactive chaff and determine the ultimate ride for living through the bleak world that awaits us. The very fate of humanity may rest upon your decision.

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10 Celebrities You’d Never Guess Studied to be Accountants

Accountancy has an undeserved reputation for being an uncreative field, but when it comes to balancing the books, it seems that inspiration can sometimes be key. In fact, from eccentric comedian Eddie Izzard to rock superstar Robert Plant, a variety of creative individuals have trained to be accountants over the years; and so too have other celebrities more renowned for brawn than brains. Here’s our list of the 10 most surprising famous people who wanted to join the profession and studied to do so.

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