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Lauren Hansen

Lauren Hansen is the multimedia editor at TheWeek.com. A graduate of Kenyon College and Northwestern University, she started her career in arts publishing and has since worked at media outlets including BBC and Frontline. She knows a thing or two about pretty pictures and cute puppies, both of which she tweets about @mylaurenhansen.

Science

This week I learned we should all wish to have eyesight like the mantis shrimp, and more

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The week's best photojournalism

Lifestyle

This week I learned that parrots name their babies just as humans do, and more

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These stunning travel photos remind us that we're all just amateurs with iPhones

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Out and proud: Heroic portraits of America's transgender community

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The week's best photojournalism

Lifestyle

This week I learned that peeing in the pool is chemical warfare (kind of), and more

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The week's best photojournalism

Lifestyle

This week I learned how many bubbles are really in a glass of champagne, and more

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Remembering Rwanda's genocide, 20 years later

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Toys are us

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The week's best photojournalism

Lifestyle

This week I learned Ronald Reagan was once a pretty spectacular lifeguard, and more

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The week's best photojournalism

Lifestyle

This week I learned a man tried to invent the ‘Like’ button in the 1930s, and more

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These vintage, behind-the-scenes Star Wars photos will make you wish it was 1977 all over again

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The extraordinary athleticism of the Paralympic Winter Games

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The week's best photojournalism

Lifestyle

This week I learned the best way to cool your mouth after eating a hot pepper, and more

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Life inside Syrian refugee camps

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The week's best photojournalism

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These haunting portraits of former child soldiers reveal the spirit of redemption

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How to celebrate Mardi Gras like it's the 1950s

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Crimea: A picturesque tourist spot you won't be visiting anytime soon

Entertainment

How I watched all 9 Best Picture nominees in 24-hours — and lived to tell the tale

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