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Photos of abandoned Japanese ruins reveal an eerie, post-apocalyptic world


34 Awesome Holiday Celebrations Around the World

Lucky Business / As fall slips into winter, people around the globe prepare to celebrate. The season brings Christmas, of course — …


9.7 million-year-old teeth found in Germany have scientists baffled


Mind-blowing facts that will change how you see the world

10 Phrases You Never Knew Were Trademarked

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

Secrets of the German supermarkets conquering America

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 …


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 …


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 …

Ancient History

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 …

Mojave Desert

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 …

Rare 'fluid' sunset reveals unique clouds

Storm-chaser Mike Olbinski recorded this illuminated wave of 'undulatus asperatus' clouds in North Dakota.<p>We've all gazed in awe at the beauty of a …

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 …

Sinking cities around the world


11 Terrifying Abandoned Places in the U.S.

Abandoned Buildings