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10 Intimate Snapshots of Nurses Stationed in Vietnam

The ‘60s were an exciting time for women’s liberation. The second wave of feminism was well under way, and women were freer than ever. Unfortunately, though, this swinging era was also blighted by the Vietnam War, which had a huge impact on the collective psyche of the generation. Vietnam nurses, the majority of them female, faced enemy bombs, bullets, shells, overwork, and horrible conditions. And the brutal warfare devastated both sides, physically and mentally. Nursing was as noble a calling then as it is now, and the photographs of nurses during this period reflect an extraordinary combination of liberal cultural trends, harsh working environments, and making the most of a bad situation. Read on for ten poignant snapshots of nurses stationed in Vietnam.

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10 Disgusting Things Done to Food and Drink

Food and drink is necessary to our survival. With that in mind, if you have a weak stomach you may want to skip this one because we’re about to show you ten examples of disgusting things people got away with doing to the things we put in our mouths. here’s nothing wrong with eating horse meat: it’s disgusting, sure, but it’s also a very lean and nutritious meat. But if you were to buy something that advertised itself as “beef” and found that you were actually eating scabby ground-up Romanian horses and donkeys—you’d probably flip your lid.

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15 Firsts In Video Game History

We are so far away, now, from the original computer games, it doesn’t seem outrageous to claim that in a few years we might achieve complete virtual reality and, indeed, become a race unsure of what is real and what is unreal, as portrayed in films such as The Matrix. Most people have only experienced fully functioning 3D games with decent graphics, but games had beginnings routed in the very basics of electronics and computing. Here are 15 past advancements in video game technology that have made the industry what it is today: they gave birth to it, shaped it and are steering it towards a future.

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10 Classic Cars for Under $5,000

The collector car market may have driven the price of vintage muscle cars into the stratosphere, but there are still awesome classics out there for the budget collector. Here are Jalopnik readers' top ten classic cars for under $5,000. A quick eBay search reveals 41 Datsun Z-series cars for sale, with 24 of them landing at or below our $5000 limit. Surely there's one in there that's not a total basket case. Either way, for under five grand, there's got to be at least one for you. The Z is often a blank canvas, ready to be transformed in one way or another.

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The 10 Worst People in NYC Restaurants

Through blogging, social media, and the rise of foodism, we've created a monster of a restaurant industry here in New York City. Unfortunately, that same momentum has spawned an equally scary rise in unsavory characters.

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The 3 Best-Selling Drugs in the World

Billions of dollars are spent annually on researching and developing drugs, but the truth of the matter, according to Medscape, is that just one out of every 5,000 to 10,000 compounds studied in preclinical trials is ever going to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration and find its way to market. And of those drugs that are approved, just a very select few are going to achieve blockbuster status (i.e., account for more than $1 billion in annual sales). The odds are certainly stacked against biopharmaceutical companies, but when a winner is discovered, shareholders tend to latch on with all their might.

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30 Common English Idioms and the History Behind Them

Every language and dialect involves its own complex system of idioms, metaphors and other bits of figurative language that oftentimes perplex non-native speakers. However, even some of the most well-educated individuals don't always know how even the most familiar phrases popped into being. While not a comprehensive list by any definition, the following summaries explore some of the more popular English-language idioms. Be sure to click on the links for more detailed information.

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35 Mind-Blowing Quotes That Will Change How You See The World Around You

If you aren’t already obsessed with Neil deGrasse Tyson, you should be. An extraordinarily eloquent astrophysicist and public figure, Tyson might be the world’s most interesting man. He’s a frequent guest on Real Time With Bill Maher, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, and Stephen Colbert has already come out as a huge fanboy of his. When you read his speeches and work, it’s easy to see why. The man is nothing short of amazing — thoughtful, poetic and awe-inspiring. Here’s 35 of his absolute best quotes, proof that a single person might not be able to change the world, but he can inspire the world to make change.

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16 Of The Worst Comic Book Castings

Hollywood has spoiled us with a glut of really good comic movies of late, with pitch perfect acting and stunning special effects. Both of the Batman movies, the Iron Mans (Iron Men?), and Thor have all been perfect. I have high hopes for Captain America, too. However sometimes, the casting goes completely wrong. They choose a totally wrong person for the role, and you’re stuck watching a movie where you can’t stomach, never mind root for, the main characters.

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10 Fascinating Facts About Bears

Bears have captivated mankind since they were scrawled on the walls of France’s Chauvet cave some 32,000 years ago. Even today, doctors look to bears and their hibernation cycles for clues to help patients through medical trauma. They are some of the most fascinating creatures on Earth.

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5 Unique Road Races

Any old runner can take on a standard road race. Strap on a good pair of shoes, do a little training, get hydrated, and it’s not too much of a struggle. Not all races are quite as straightforward as your local charity’s 5K, though. Here’s a look at five unique takes on road racing.

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15 Ways to Raise a Happy and Healthy Dog for Less

These irresistible, hand-lettered signs decorate lamp posts and bulletin boards across America. But even a free dog can become expensive after you've paid for shots, dog food, veterinary care, dog grooming and all the rest. If such signs were honest, they'd read "Free puppy for sale, after you've paid for all the extras." Still, who can resist such fuzzy little bundles of joy. There's a reason dogs are known as "man's best friend." That lifelong friendship is worth every penny: I just don't think you need spend every last penny to make sure your new puppy is healthy and happy. Read on for 15 lessons I've learned while raising my dogs that are the pride of their mother's eye.

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