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10 good luck charms from around the world

You may be familiar with horseshoes (thanks to St. Dunstan) and four-leaf clovers (way to go, Celts and Druids!), but there are plenty of other good …

Japan

9 travel hacks for even the most-seasoned fliers

Tips to help your trip go smoothly, from before takeoff to post-landing.<p>Nearly 2.5 million people fly every day, keeping airports across the United …

Airlines

16 simple ways to reduce plastic waste

These easy things can dramatically decrease the amount of plastic trash you make.<p>Plastic is found in virtually everything these days. Your food and …

Recycling

16 of the Strangest Unsolved Mysteries of All Time

Microsoft

8 intangible cultural traditions protected by UNESCO

There are intangible parts of culture that are important, too.<p>The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is …

Unesco

Why Does Amazon Ship Tiny Items in Huge Boxes?

Ever wonder why a logistical paragon like Amazon wastes so much packaging on small items? Here's the best theory so far.

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

Microsoft

A 'Last Jedi' battle was filmed on Earth's largest salt flat

Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is the setting for a key moment in the latest 'Star Wars' film.<p>When "The Last Jedi" blasts into theaters this week, fans …

StumbleUpon

30 Small Changes That Can Transform Your Life for the Better

Syda Productions / Shutterstock.com Magazines and websites just love to click-bait us into thinking big changes are possible with little to no …

Shopping

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

34 Awesome Holiday Celebrations Around the World

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

Shopping

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

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

Microsoft

10 Phrases You Never Knew Were Trademarked

Microsoft

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 …

Self-improvement

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

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 …

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 …