Best of 2012, Part I

13 Little-Known Punctuation Marks We Should Be Using
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12 Proposed U.S. States That Didn’t Make the Cut
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The 25 Most Powerful TV Shows of the Last 25 Years
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Famous Novelists on Symbolism in Their Work and Whether It Was Intentional
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A 50-part series on the causes of World War I
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What’s the Mystery Flavor of Dum Dums?