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135 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

Store these away for future trivia nights.<p>1. Mister Rogers always mentioned out loud that he was feeding his fish because a young blind viewer once …

Mary Magdalene

9 Words Formed by Mistakes

Of all the ways that words come into being—descent from ancient roots, handy neologisms, onomatopoeia, back-formations that make sense, borrowings …

Introduction to Old English

Old English Online<p>Series Introduction<p>Jonathan Slocum and Winfred P. Lehmann<p>Old English is the language of the Germanic inhabitants of England, dated …

Linguistics
NBA

Thousands Once Spoke His Language in the Amazon. Now, He’s the Only One.

INTUTO, Peru — Amadeo García García rushed upriver in his canoe, slipping into the hidden, booby-trapped camp where his brother Juan lay dying.<p>Juan writhed in pain and shook uncontrollably as his fever rose, battling malaria. As Amadeo consoled him, the sick man muttered back in words that no one …

Indigenous Peoples

Here's Why Post Malone Is a Problem

The comedy legend Paul Mooney has a very well-known routine. He delivered its most prominent version on the <i>Chappelle Show</i> some years ago:<p>“The black …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Origins of All 30 NBA Team Names

Why is a team in Los Angeles nicknamed the Lakers, and what are the Jazz doing in Utah? Here's the story behind the nicknames of all 30 teams.<p>Atlanta …

NBA

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make | Inc.com

When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation are powerful and can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make common writing and …

Language

How To Coach Your Brain To Stop Being Mad At Someone

You’re mad as hell and you can’t take it anymore! Lucky for you, you don’t have to.<p>You and a coworker–or, for that matter, a relative, partner, or friend–had a falling out. The wounds are still fresh. You’re still angry. And every time you see or even think of that person, you seethe. Maybe plenty …

Self-help

Guitar Reflection GIF

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What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Life's Stories

How you arrange the plot points of your life into a narrative can shape who you are—and is a fundamental part of being human.<p>In Paul Murray's novel <i>Skippy Dies,</i> there’s a point where the main character, Howard, has an existential crisis.“‘It’s just not how I expected my life would be,'" he …

Psychology

Scientists Make The Case For A 6th Taste — But It's Less Than Tasty

To the ranks of sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami, researchers say they are ready to add a sixth taste — and its name is, well, a mouthful: "oleogustus."<p>Announced in the journal Chemical Senses last month, oleogustus is Latin for "a taste for fat."<p>"It is a sensation one would get from eating …

Nutrition
Sean Hannity

These are the memories you’re most likely to get wrong

It isn’t surprising that many Bostonians have vivid memories of the 2013 Marathon bombing, or that many New Yorkers have very clear memories about where they were and what they were doing on 9/11.<p>But many individuals who were not onsite for these attacks, or not even in Boston on Apr. 15, 2013 or …

The Brain

DC & Marvel Comics ~ characters through the ages > Well done GIF whoever crea...

DC & Marvel Comics ~ characters through the ages ><br>Well done GIF whoever created it, thank you much! Added to collection!

Injured tortoise given 3D printed shell

Cleopatra the leopard tortoise has been given a 3D printed prosthetic shell to protect her from injury<p>A tortoise has been given a 3D printed prosthetic shell to protect her own, as she suffers from a painful disease which has caused it to wear away.<p>Cleopatra, a leopard tortoise who was taken in by …

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

Running

Why We Like Food That Makes Noise

The crunch of a chip, the snap of a carrot, or the fizz of a freshly opened beverage may greatly influence just how good we think those foods taste, …

Oxford University

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

Apps

How The Brain Performs 'Mental Time Travel'

In one important way, we are capable of traveling back in time. Through memory, we can return to childhood, go back to the moment we first fell in love or recall our first professional triumph.<p>Vivid memories that call to mind an experience in deep sensory detail can seem to transport us back to …

The Brain

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

John Legend: Let every child's light shine

<b>(CNN) —</b> I grew up in a crowded house with three siblings, many passions and incredible energy. I was surrounded by loving family, including two wonderful parents who cared so much about our education.<p>My father often talked to us about his definition of success. He told us that it wasn't measured in …

Nobel Prize

Why we may fall ill when we’re on holiday

Does rushing to meet work deadlines before a break leave you more prone to coming down with an illness? Claudia Hammond finds out.<p>I’ve lost count of the number of people who have told me how they rushed to get everything done in the run-up to their holiday, only to be struck down with a stinking …

Immune System

If the passenger in the seat next to you buys a snack or a movie, you probably will too

If the passenger sitting next to you on a flight buys a snack or a movie, does that make it more likely that you, too, will buy something?<p>Yes, says Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Pedro M. Gardete. He examined what’s known as social effect—when our behavior is influenced by the …

Marketing Strategy

Kanye West's Ryan Seacrest Interview: 11 Things We Learned

From interrupting Beck to why he thinks the Grammys are a joke, the rapper opens up<p>Kanye West recently spoke with Ryan Seacrest and co-host Ellen K …

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

Creativity

Why we are saying "uh" less and 'um' more

<b>What's in an "um"? According to experts, "uh" and "um" are somewhat different beasts.</b><p>"It does seem to be the case that 'um' generally signals a longer or more important pause than 'uh'," says Mark Liberman, a linguist at the University of Pennsylvania.<p>At least that's what he thought.<p>Liberman has …

Linguistics

Hip-Hop

How Killer Mike Was Wrong — And Right — About Black Gun Ownership<p>Aaron Williams 03.26.18 7 hours ago<p>How One Line Derailed Ludacris' Rap Career<p>Aaron Williams 03.23.18 3 days ago 10 Comments<p>Lil Skies Has The Stage Presence Of A Seasoned Rap Veteran Already<p>Aaron Williams 03.22.18 4 days ago 3 …

Rap & Hip-Hop

This Is The Texting Service Undocumented Immigrants Are Using To Avoid Police

PaseLaVoz is a peer-to-peer texting service that undocumented immigrants across the South use to alert one another about police checkpoints. Its success suggests potential for technologies designed to help the undocumented navigate life in America.<p>When Alfredo Rodriguez and his friends sit around a …