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Why your cat is so weird, explained by an actual scientist

Why are cats so weird?<p>It's something I consistently find myself asking when I watch my cat. Thankfully, a new video from TED Ed, narrated by cat guru Tony Buffington, gives a scientific explanation.<p>"Cats today retain many of the same instincts that allowed them to thrive in the wild for millions of …

20 Hilarious Comics That Show You Just Can't Win While Parenting

"Parenting is hard, but having a good sense of humor helps."<p>When cartoonist Chelsea Carr was pregnant with her now 17-month-old son, one of her friends had a negative reaction to the baby news.<p>"He responded by telling me my art would suffer, and I would damage my chances of doing anything …

Parenting

Temptations Made a Collar That Finally Gives Your Cat a Human Voice, So It Can Talk to You

Since the dawn of time, humans have been confounded by cats, those mystifyingly aloof creatures whose inner thoughts are famously inscrutable. But no …

Small-Scale Architecture Gets Adorable with These Houses for Pets

Rebecca Roke included some of the best designed architecture for animals in her new book Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things.<p>When writing her book about small-scale architecture, Rebecca Roke researched sheds, pods and other structures that we might associate with tiny living. But she also did her …

Former Stray Cat Becomes Assistant Librarian At Children's Library In Russia

A cat named Kuzya has taken the position as the assistant librarian at a children's library in Russia. Just like Dewey the Library Cat, Kuzya is a …

Cat Food

Intricate Illustrations of Star Wars Spacecraft Cutouts Reveal Their Inner Mechanics

Hans Jenssen has been working as a technical illustrator for decades, and it shows. With painstaking detail and accuracy, he creates cutaway paintings that expose the interior structures of complex vehicles and buildings, down to every last tiny piece of machinery.<p>Jenssen is best known for his <i>Star</i> …

Darth Vader

13 Laundry Room Makeovers That Will Actually Amaze You

The laundry room is never <i>just</i> a laundry room. It’s a place to store cleaning supplies, often doubles as a pantry, turns into a dog washing station every now and then and, oh, did we mention it’s usually the size of a small closet? Organizing your laundry room and decorating the multi-tasking space …

Welcome to MashReads: A books section for the way we read today

<i>POLONIUS: What do you read, my lord?</i><p><i>HAMLET: Words, words, words.</i><p>Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Act II Scene 2<p>The Bard, as usual, hit on a universal …

17 Adorable Kitten Photos To Get You Through A Bad Week

Keep calm, and kitten on.

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Famifi

38 Facts About Shakespeare’s 38 Plays

William Shakespeare died 400 years ago this month, on April 23, 1616. His complete works—at least 38 surviving plays (including several …

20 words William Shakespeare used completely differently to you

Shakespeare’s complete works (38 plays, 154 sonnets, and five full-length narrative poems, in case you're wondering) contain a total of 31,534 different words, roughly half of which he only used once, and just over 1,500 of which (around 1 in every 20) had seemingly never been used in written …

William Shakespeare