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3 Favorite Shows Back from the Dead and a Book

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Any TV addict will tell you: there’s nothing worse than our favorite show getting canceled. We spend hours watching and obsessing, becoming devoted to characters and storylines. So when they’re suddenly ripped away from us, it feels like an open wound that never totally heals. But thanks to new networks, new media, and crazy fan interest, canceled shows are suddenly seeing the light again. Just look at the buzz around Veronica Mars when creator Rob Thomas used Kickstarter to help fund a movie—and prove to executives that fans cared enough to pay up. Since then, it seems like a flood of long-dead shows are coming back: from Lisa Kudrow’s cult classic, The Comeback, to an X-Files six-episode miniseries set to…

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Why I Gave My Fitbit Away: A Cautionary Tale

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Look, it’s no secret that I’m prone to bouts of unbelievable idiocy. There was the time I decided rock climbing was, “totally the exercise I’ve always been looking for” and wound up on display, stricken with vertigo half-way up a rock wall in a crowded shopping mall. I’d known I had vertigo issues for about 20 years up to that point, but believed with absolute certainty that climbing would be different because, “The ground doesn’t move.” I’m still not sure what’s worse, the throng of laughing children or the sarcastically polite way the rope handler (Butch) kept insisting as he lowered me to the ground that, “It happens more often than you’d think, man.” One of my more recent journeys…

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