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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.

Lifestyle

This week I learned your coin toss odds are better than you think, and more

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One girl's extraordinarily wild world

Entertainment

Diagnosing Die Hard's craziest injuries: A professional weighs in

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The week's best photojournalism

Lifestyle

This week I learned that Canada was once accidentally at war with the U.S., and more

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The week's best photojournalism

Entertainment

This week I learned why people in old movies talk weird, and more

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The week's best photojournalism

Entertainment

Adam Sandler's 'Thanksgiving Song': Explaining the 22-year-old tune's pop-culture references

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The week's best photojournalism

Entertainment

This week I learned that it was Snow White's mother who wanted her dead, and more

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An ode to the great American road trip

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Fleeing the violence, then and now

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The week's best photojournalism

Lifestyle

This week I learned a major U.S airline once settled a legal dispute with arm wrestling, and more

Entertainment

What Darth Vader sounded like on the Star Wars set

Language

A linguistic dissection of the 2016 contenders' book title choices

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Lifestyle

This week I learned the best time and day of the week to buy airline tickets, and more

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Portraits of resilience: West Africa's Ebola survivors

Politics

President Obama is the most toxic man in America, according to these Republican and Democratic campaign ads

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The week's best photojournalism

Entertainment

This week I learned F. Scott Fitzgerald may have revolutionized the game of football, and more

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The week's best photojournalism

Entertainment

This week I learned the surprisingly dark origins of the Nobel Prize, and more

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