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4 Comic Albums And Audiobooks To Lighten Up Your Holiday Road Trip

Are you among the hordes of people expected to hit the road over the holidays? If so, what'll you do to pass the time? We suggest you try laughing: 2014 was a great year for comedy albums and comic audiobooks. These recommendations will help you chuckle away the tension while you're stuck in …

How Tinseltown Got Tipsy: A Boozy Taste Of Hollywood History

If the bars of Los Angeles could talk, they'd have an awful lot of tales to tell — old Hollywood was full of famously hard drinkers. And while LA's watering holes are keeping their secrets, one author, Mark Bailey, has uncorked a slew of stories from the city's plastered past.<p>In his book <i>Of All the</i> …

Want To Enhance The Flavor Of Your Food? Put On The Right Music

Here's an experiment: take a bite of whatever food you have nearby and listen to some music, something with high notes. Now, take another bite, but listen to something with low notes.<p>Notice anything?<p>Researchers at the University of Oxford have been looking for a link between sound and taste. …

Why The 'Redskins' Name Can't Be Separated From The Bigger Issues Native Americans Face

Earlier this year, the on-field humiliation of the Washington football team was briefly overshadowed by increasingly vocal disapproval of the team name and Native American imagery associated with it, even among the team's faithful. But as the NFL season winds down and the organization counts the …