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What Queen Elizabeth and Marilyn Monroe Have In Common—a 19 Other Surprising Historical Connections

Marilyn Monroe

Secrets of the German supermarkets conquering America

United States

Stunning photos show what it's like inside a Chinese factory that makes American toys

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8 Ways to Be a More Confident Person

Look at yourself. Who do you see? Superhero, muscles bulging, cape flying—ready to conquer the world? No? If you don’t <i>believe</i> you can conquer the …

Three Billion People Cook Over Open Fires ― With Deadly Consequences

In Guatemala, locally made cookstoves are helping combat toxic smoke—but economics and tradition keep many people from using them.<p>On Easter Sunday morning, in the small town of San Antonio Aguas Calientes in central Guatemala, Elbia Pérez and her sister, daughters, and 18-month-old grandson are …

Guatemala

Live A Good Life

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There’s an Eighth Continent Underwater—and 12 More Mind-Boggling Discoveries Scientists Made in 2017

The easiest (and hardest) states to find full-time work

If You Want To Become The Best Version Of Yourself, Take More Risks

At 23 I set out on a cross-country road trip by myself.<p>I couldn’t tell you why I needed to do it, I just FELT something deep inside me calling me forward.<p>I had to listen.<p>So I did.<p>The first night was in New Orleans, and it was extremely difficult. The hostel was dirty, the people were a little …

Self-improvement

Chinese museum offers $15,000 to anyone who can crack this ancient bone riddle

Deciphering even 1 character from these 'oracle bones' will matter.<p>If deciphering ancient characters is something that comes easily to you, a museum …

Cool homestead retreat with vintage trailer brings glamping to Mojave desert

Architect Andreas M. Larisch is revamping the homestead movement for those who’d prefer a little luxury with their off-grid dreams. Larisch has …

Soar above London along the world's fastest urban zip line

Embrace your inner Peter Pan at London's newest thrill attraction.<p>London is becoming an increasingly difficult place to visit for those struggling …

The bride wore rolls and rolls of toilet paper

Designers craft amazing, intricate gowns for annual contest.<p>Each year Ripley's (of "Believe it or Not" fame) displays a number of the finalist …

5 Foreign Foods That Can Kill You (But You Should Eat Anyway)

How far are you willing to go to enjoy a rare delicacy? These foreign foods aren’t just delicious—they’re also potentially deadly!<p>Foreign Foods That …

The 14-Room House Inside This Rock Has Been Frozen In Time Since the '70s

For $7, you can take a 12-minute guided tour and learn all about the cave's quirky history. Then spend some time at the on-site petting zoo, browse …

The coolest items at the Unclaimed Baggage Center

51 Favorite Facts You’ve Always Believed That Are Actually False

30 Geography Facts Everyone Keeps Getting Wrong

11 Facts about the history of marriage that might shock you

What's the point of life if not to fall in love, get married and have lots of babies? While that may be the ultimate goal for many people, it …

Marriage

Why optimistic recycling is a problem

Single-stream recycling may be convenient, but it has a few pitfalls. And what consumers don't know can hurt the recycling process.<p>You think you're …

Recycling

Sinking cities around the world

11 Terrifying Abandoned Places in the U.S.

Australia may build catacombs for the dead

Faced with overcrowding and growing demand, a Sydney cemetery is exploring the idea of moving future operations underground.<p>A popular burial practice …

When Britain tried to blow up an island

Found Titanic locket is even greater love story than movie

A massive, waterfall-dotted land bridge once connected Britain to Europe

Around 450,000 years ago, the White Cliffs of Dover formed a dam 20 miles long across the modern day English Channel.<p>Some 450,000 years ago, Britain …

United Kingdom

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