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Mental Floss

MENTAL FLOSS STUDIOS<p>Holidays<p>Holiday word origins<p>Holidays<p>Holiday word origins<p>Food<p>Tips for Perfect Cookies<p>Food<p>Tips for Perfect Cookies<p>Pop …

Ethical Eating: The Plants (and Animals) Are Watching Us

Are some things too smart to eat?<p>Maybe. Most of us aren’t comfortable at the thought of chowing down on such bright sparks as dolphins, chimpanzees, kangaroos<b>,</b> or border collies. Then there are pigs, which researchers point out are inquisitive, attentive, social, and (relatively) sharp as tacks. …

Animals

Family-Friendly America: 8 Places to Add to Your List

Each spring, thousands of bloggers and entrepreneurs flock to the Mom 2.0 Summit for a weekend of workshops and networking. This year, I joined in on the fun to see what this travel-savvy group had to recommend when it came to outstanding kid-friendly destinations in the United States.<p><b>Here are</b> …

Laguna Beach

Quentin Tarantino's Movie References

Quentin Tarantino is more than just a filmmaker. He's a scholar of film who loves the craft. Tarantino's works are filled with references to other …

Amur Tigers on the Rise, according to Latest Figures

<b>Vladivostok, Russia</b> – The population of Amur tigers in Russia has increased to as many as 540 individuals, according to figures released by the …

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Natalie Portman

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What Life Is Like When Getting Your Period Means You Are Shunned

For Radha dinner is served at 7. She crouches down behind a shed, a good distance from her house, then waits. She knows what the menu will be: boiled …

Northeast Nigeria: Alarming spike in suicide attacks involving women and girls - UNICEF

<b>ABUJA, Nigeria, 26 May 2015 –</b> More women and children have been used as suicide bombers in Northeast Nigeria in the first five months of this year …

Slittens: Kittens And Sloths Together At Last

The genius mad scientist behind the SLITTENS Tumblr has managed to tap into an artery of bizarre Internet cuteness that we never even knew existed. …

Cats

Here's How An Ebola Quarantine Works In The U.S.

Thomas Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the United States, is in isolation in a Dallas hospital, and the family he stayed with is now in quarantine in an apartment complex north of downtown Dallas.<p>That means the family has been ordered not to leave their home and is banned …

How Did Uranus Form?

Although planets surround stars in the galaxy, how they form remains a subject of debate. Despite the wealth of worlds in our own solar system, …

Universe

The 10 Weirdest Facts About Venus

Photo Credit: Magellan Spacecraft, Arecibo Radio Telescope, NASA<p>Slide 1 of 21<p>Welcome to Venus<p>Venus, the second planet from the sun, is an oddity in …

Ancient DNA Sheds New Light on Arctic's Earliest People

First arrivals kept to themselves for thousands of years.<p>The earliest people in the North American Arctic remained isolated from others in the region for millennia before vanishing around 700 years ago, a new genetic analysis shows. The study, published online Thursday, also reveals that today's …

Archaeologists Discover Two Long Lost Ancient Maya Cities in Jungle of Mexico

In an amazing new discovery in the jungles of Mexico, archaeologists have uncovered two ancient Mayan cities, including ruined pyramid temples, …

Solved: Mystery of Moving Stones in Death Valley

So-called sailing stones in California’s Death Valley National Park have perplexed tourists and scientists alike for their apparent ability to move …

Death Valley

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Self-improvement

IMDb Movies & TV

IMDb, the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV, and celebrity content. Watch trailers, get showtimes near you, buy tickets, …

Golden Globes