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20 Gentle Quotations from Mister Rogers

In times of tragedy, we look to teachers for guidance and hope. I can think of no better teacher than Fred McFeely Rogers for his gentle wisdom on children, humility, grief, and the specialness of every person. Many of these quotations are collected in the posthumous volume The World According to Mister Rogers, though they come from various sources, including his many television appearances.

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The Top 10 Saturday Night Live Sketches

“Live from New York, it's Saturday night!” Those simple but evocative words have been welcoming audiences to television’s premiere sketch comedy show since October 11, 1975, when Lorne Michael’s brainchild made its highly anticipated debut on NBC. The groundbreaking program has since won 19 Emmy Awards while redefining comedy for countless generations of television viewers. Tune in as we select the 10 most memorable skits in Saturday Night Live’s glorious history. You’ll notice we’ve shied away from popular recurring characters like Wayne and Garth, Hans and Franz and the Church Lady to focus instead on the program’s most enduring individual sketches.

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Top 10 Greatest Food Combinations

Previously on listverse we had a top 10 list of bizarre food combinations so when this current list arrived in my inbox it seemed the perfect compliment. Here we look at ten combinations of food that seem to be a match made in heaven. Although I have ordered them to my preference, they can all be easily interchanged. Feel free to add your own favorites to the comments.

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10 Desks that are Probably More Interesting than Yours

As you sit at the plain old wooden table where you work, take a look at these ten desks, which are probably more interesting than yours. We’re not exactly clear what’s happening in this picture, but more people should have a ball pool around their desk. And why isn’t he in it?

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10 Reasons for Man to Leave Religion Behind

Regular readers of our site know that it is the purpose of Listverse to inform, entertain, and occasionally spark (ideally) healthy debate. We publish material from many different authors of widely varying backgrounds, and as such, are able to present articles on a huge variety of subjects containing myriad points of view. Since you read the title of the article, you may see where we’re going with this. It is not our purpose to belittle the beliefs of others, nor to declare any one point of view on such a dense and divisive topic as religion to be the correct one. We assume that our readers are intelligent, well-informed, and capable of thinking for themselves, and that is the end of this disclaimer.

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41 Money Facts That Will Blow You Away

Do you think you know a lot about money? Maybe you do. Maybe you don't. But let's see if any of the following facts are in any way surprising to you.

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20 Startling Stats on Minorities in Our Schools

Even the briefest scan of education news sources will reveal a plethora of articles concerning minorities in primary, secondary and higher education. Any teachers, administrators, students or parents wanting to know more about the different trends — both positive and negative — that directly affect racial and ethnic minorities in the United States should certainly seek out the exceptionally detailed statistics available through multiple government and educational institutions. By no means comprehensive, the following list looks at some of today’s most prominent issues.

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7 Ways to Foster Gratitude in Kids

Research has shown that gratitude plays a major role in an adult’s well-being and success, but there has been little corresponding research addressing its development and enhancement in children’s lives. In fact, until 2005, we know of no studies that examined gratitude and well-being in young children. Then, in 2006, psychologists Nansook Park and Christopher Peterson conducted an analysis of parents’ descriptions of their children’s strengths—and found that gratitude had the strongest relationship to life satisfaction. In more recent years, two long-term studies have shown why gratitude may be particularly beneficial to youngsters.

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30 Baby Animals That Will Make You Go Aww

Even though our parents are probably happy and relieved to see us grow up and let go of some baby habits, but in all honesty, some animals could just stay babies for ever – that’s how cute they are! The age of reaching the maturity differs with every specie, and while a kitten might be considered a kid for around a year, and elephant might take 20 to mature! Just like us, baby animals are curious, naive and big-eyed; only, of course, a wee bit furrier. Learning to tell right from wrong and the best ways to survive takes time, and definitely gives you some amusing photo opportunities if you’re around with a camera to capture it. Take a break and go through these cute baby animal pictures, radiating all the best vibrations and emotions!

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8 Awesome Movie Detectives

I’m not sure how many real life detectives have the lives that movie detectives do. In fact I would bet that most of the job is boring paperwork. However I’m sure on occasion they get some amazing cases and it’s those cases that movie detectives are probably based on. And just to not get too technical, not all the people below have the rank of detective in the movie but I couldn’t title the article best movie cops because it’s too broad. Trust me. These guys are detectives anyway.

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The 60 Very Best Costumes at Comic-Con 2013

Looking through the Monday morning round-ups of Comic-Con 2013 cosplay, I realized that there's not a single article from a major publisher out there who's actually put all of the amazing costumes from the convention into any kind of order. They're all just kind of thrown together into a rummage sale of awesomeness. So, in an effort to give a shout-out to those who worked really hard on the 2013 Comic-Con costumes, here are the funniest, most well-thought out, best-made and most generally great cosplays from this year.

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10 Things Canada Does Better Than Anywhere Else

Who wouldn't expect great things from the world's second largest land mass? This is a nation hoarding enough prosperity, natural beauty and curling talent to serve a population a hundred times its size. But Canada is more than elbow room, good roads, respected banks, promo posters of Mounties on horseback, sweet views of Niagara Falls and tired media frenzies about the odd crack-smoking mayor. This country could really brag about all the stuff that truly sets it apart. Not that it ever would. Self-effacing modesty is one the more endearing Canadian virtues -- along with these 10 national assets that really put the "O" in Canada.

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