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Fitness for Women Over 40 - Useful Facts You May Not Know

Life begins at forty. While this may be a time when an individual reaches the peak of her career, it is also the time when your body begins to …

This abandoned town in Namibia has been filling with sand for 50 years

Kolmanskop was once full of life. The former diamond mining town, located in the Namib desert in the south of Namibia, was home to over 1,000 people.<p>They had a ballroom, a hospital, and a bowling alley among other amenities, but by 1954, it was completely abandoned.<p>Australian photographer Emma …

21 Travel-Ready Snack Packs You Can Make Yourself

Mess-free treats that are perfect for packing.

Obama Administration to Give Schools Guidance on Transgender Bathroom Use

The Obama administration is stepping up the fight for transgender bathroom equality.<p>The federal government will tell public schools across the country on Friday morning that they should allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity.<p>The new …

5 important questions we still have about Disney's “Robin Hood”

The first time I saw Disney’s 1973 animated movie <i>Robin Hood</i> might’ve been the first time my child self wondered if it was possible to marry a cartoon …

The "Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie" Trailer Is Finally Here

There are more than 60 confirmed cameos. SIXTY.

31 Genius Facts About Jim Henson

On this episode of the List Show, John Green shares some little-known facts about the brilliant man behind pop culture icons like Big Bird and Kermit …

An Illustrated Starter Guide to Phrases Coined by Shakespeare

Next time you’re at the local bar’s quiz night, and the question has something to do with state birds, guess cardinal. That is, if you’re otherwise unsure. Seven U.S. states use the cardinal for their representative plumed pal. Seven out of fifty odds isn’t bad for a guess.<p>Likewise, if you’re …

Literature

6 Spectacular Praying Mantises

<i>Mantis religiosa</i>, the green praying mantis you sometimes see in your backyard, is just one of the approximately 2400 species of mantises. These …

The Sweetest 'Sesame Street' Moment

On November 19, 1973, young Joey Calvan and Kermit the Frog shared a song on <i>Sesame Street</i>. Though it started as a simple version of "The Alphabet …

America’s Best Little Beach Towns

Tucked between popular Monterey, Pebble Beach, and Carmel, this quiet town is more famous for its butterflies and stray deer than its tourists. You …

17 Dogs Who Are Very, Very Patient

Gotta love 'em.

The New Jungle Book Reimagines King Louie as an Extinct Species of Ape

If you've seen the trailer for Disney's upcoming live-action remake of the <i>Jungle Book</i> (hitting theaters April 15), you may have noticed a major …

90 Amazing Facts About the '90s

In this nostalgic List Show episode, John Green remembers the '90s.<p><i>Don't miss an episode of mental_floss on YouTube—subscribe here.</i> <i>(Images and</i> …

Cartoonist Shows Why You Should Say 'Thank You' Instead of 'Sorry'

If you're anything like me, you might find yourself apologizing for everything, even when it's not your fault. While often portrayed as a female …

This Vampire Cat Needs A Forever Home

Don't worry, he won't suck your blood.<p>After the cat was brought to the home, he had dental work that removed most of his teeth, the group said.<p>However, the kitty dentist left his "fantastic fangs" intact.<p>"Lovely Rory can be timid at first, but once he bonds with you, he will show how affectionate …

Pets

Picture Books for Grownups: A Conversation With the Author of Are You My Boyfriend?

<i>by Jen Doll</i><p>In 2006, Christina Bryza was working in publishing, reading children’s books daily as part of her job. She found herself envious of how …

Ansel Adams' Grand Canyon photos | CNN Travel

Pamela Anderson Models Her New Cruelty-Free Shoes (and Not Much Else)

Pamela Anderson has a reputation for using her body to make a statement, be it giving new meaning to the term "lettuce cups" in a provocative PETA ad or signifying the end of an era as the cover model of <i>Playboy's</i> last nude issue. And now she's letting her feet do the talking.<p>The actress and …

Activism

Feeling Overwhelmed? 4 Mistakes to Avoid

Tell me if any of this sounds familiar.<p>You feel you are going in circles and never moving forward.<p>You are always busy, but nothing ever seems to get done.<p><i>You are exhausted.</i><p>Work and life cry out for your attention and pull you in different directions, regardless of what you really want to do.<p><b>You</b> …

These Stunning Vintage Photos of Betty White Will Blow You Away

Believe it or not, Betty White turns 94 years old today. (Happy birthday, Betty!) There are so many reasons to love this Golden Girl—and now we're adding these stunning vintage photos we dug up to the list. Take a look at this mega-babe in her younger years:<p><b>It's clear she loves animals (and posing</b> …

Vintage

See Arcade Fire's Second Line Parade Celebrating David Bowie

As promised, Arcade Fire and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band paid tribute to David Bowie Saturday with a traditional second line parade through the …

David Bowie

57 Facts Every Disney Fan Should Know

With Disney parks setting new attendance records and <i>Star Wars</i> crushing the box office, there's never been a better time to be a Disneyphile. Here are …

15 Fun Facts About When Harry Met Sally

Nora Ephron's most beloved romantic comedy opened in theaters more than 25 years ago. We'll (still) have what she's having.<p>1. HARRY AND SALLY WERE …

Pop Culture

17 New Year's Eve Struggles Every Introvert Knows Too Well

To go out or not to go out?

How to make homemade doughnuts

You don't have to be Homer Simpson to swoon over a doughnut. But no matter how wonderful they appear, it's hard to find a store-bought doughnut that compares with homemade.<p>And believe it or not, they're really not hard to make.<p><b>Devil's food doughnuts</b><p>Total time: About 1 hour<br>Servings: Makes about 1 …

Here are the Official White House Photographer's Favorite Photos of 2015

What a year.<p>At the end of each year, chief White House photographer Pete Souza does a roundup of his own favorite photographs from the last 12 months. His edit never disappoints. From Jerry Seinfeld knocking on the Oval Office window to Obama playing with a costumed toddler, Souza's intimate and …