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Milan "Miki" Janicin slates a scene on a location shoot for The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Given the crowded location, "I'm actually on the phone with my first assistant, so he could let me know when the camera is rolling," Janicin says. Sidney Ray Baldwin hide caption

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Hollywood Jobs

'Clap!' On Set, The Signature Sound Of The Slate

On a movie set, every scene and every take gets "slated" during filming, and there's that distinctive clap sound we all know. But what's it for? The job of the clapper, revealed.

What makes the Mona Lisa — or any piece of art — successful? Sergio Velayosf/Flickr hide caption

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Your Health

Good Art Is Popular Because It's Good. Right?

Research suggests that after a basic standard of quality is met, what becomes a success and what doesn't is essentially a matter of chance.

Levees, like this one in New Orleans, must be certified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before appearing on federal flood maps. This change has resulted in higher flood insurance premiums in some areas. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics

Overhaul Of A FEMA Program Has Homeowners Calling Congress

The law, passed in 2012, was meant to shift the financial risk of insuring flood-zone properties to homeowners. But some residents' premiums have skyrocketed.

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