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10 habits of mentally strong people

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer …

Self-improvement

15 Favorite Interview Questions to Completely Disarm Job Candidates (in a Really Good Way)

We asked readers for their favorite interview questions -- and we weren't disappointed.<p>Maybe your favorite interview question is one of the most common interview questions. Maybe it's one of the most common behavioral interview questions. Or maybe you have a less conventional interview question you …

Forget Bitcoin and Ethereum: Say Hello to Qtum

This business-focused blockchain developer aims to combine the best of bitcoin and Ethereum, with a twist.<p>This turned out to be a truly incredible …

Optimizing Travel in the Cloud

As the population swells in urban centers, cities across the globe are looking for innovative solutions to outpace the need for mass transit.<p>We’re a species that’s drawn to urban living. Fifty-six percent of the world’s population lives in cities, and by 2050, that number is expected to jump to 66 …

Tel Aviv

5 Adventures Your Teenager Will Love

Once the kids hit their teen years, it’s almost impossible to convince them to go on another family trip that doesn’t include a posse of their …

Travel

Mossberg: Lousy ads are ruining the online experience

But an alternative is elusive<p>Last Saturday, as the New England Patriots were sloppily beating the Houston Texans 34–16 in a playoff game, I wanted to look at the highlight video of a play using the NFL app on my iPad. To watch that 14-second clip, I had to suffer through a 30-second ad for …

The Hot Club

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7 must-see Second World War films

Rife with drama, tragedy and danger, the Second World War has inspired – and continues to inspire – countless filmmakers across the world, generating …

Remembrance Day

Most Popular Food Hacks of 2016

Food is pretty important. Whether you consider yourself a “foodie” or not, you’ve gotta eat, and everyone can use tips on how to eat and cook better, …

The ultimate US road trip? Scientist devises nerdy tour of 47 national parks

In a month that the US National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday, a road trip fanatic has devised a remarkably nerdy way to see each and every one in a single epic holiday.<p>Randy Olson, a data scientist at the University of Pennsylvania, has used a combination of genetic algorithms and …

A visual history of U.S. $20 bills, ranked

The Internet is a marvel for, among other things, making history enormously easy to access. Back in the late 1800s, seeing a $20 silver certificate required a transaction involving the value of $20 worth of silver. Nowadays, it's on Wikimedia Commons, as are a slew of other past $20 paper …

Set up your new iPhone X the right way

The new iPhone X is radically different from previous iPhones, but the setup hasn’t changed much at all. The biggest difference from your current iPhone, is that you’ll be able to take advantage of Automatic Setup. And of course Face ID has ousted Touch ID, so you’ll only have to save one face, …

ManCan Personal Keg System

Now this is the kind of "water reservoir" I'm talking about. The ultimate in hiking hydration, or portable happy hour, the ManCan is a personal keg …

Some Lucky High School Kids Will Now Learn Physics With "XKCD" Cartoons

What if your most fearsome high school bugaboos like physics, chemistry and biology could be reduced and explained in just the 1,000 most commonly …

UK asks for boat name, Internet overwhelmingly responds: Boaty McBoatface

There's few rules on the Internet, but I think we can all agree on this one: Never put things to a public online vote.<p>The Natural Environment …

Mountain Dew

Watch 'The Most Satisfying Video in the World'

Some things, like stepping on a crunchy leaf or hitting a tennis ball in the perfect spot, are inexplicably satisfying to experience. Watching the …

How to Stream Every March Madness Game On Any Device

The NCAA March Madness tournament begins tonight. You’ve got your perfect bracket, your snacks, and you’re ready to cheer on your favorite team. …

The Story Behind This Mystifying Photo of KKK Members at a Colorado Fair

(Photo: Courtesy of the Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center)<p><i>This is the first of an occasional series called Camera Obscura, a deep dive</i> …

Succession Planning

Mapping the Hotspots of Britain's Surnames

It’s amazing how little has changed over the centuries.<p>Looking for someone in the U.K. with the same last name? If so, a new map tool can show you where to find them. Created by geographers at University College London together with the U.K.’s Economic and Social Research Council, the ”named” …

North London

116 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

<b>1.</b> The first webcam watched a coffee pot. It allowed researchers at Cambridge to monitor the coffee situation without leaving their desks.<p><b>2.</b> Between …

The Biggest Wastes of Time We Regret When We Get Older

We spend a lot of energy looking for shortcuts to save time, and sure, those shortcuts add up. But when I look back, my biggest time regrets aren’t …

Why Deadlifts Are Worth the Hype, and How to Do Them Safely

Deadlifts: you either love ‘em or are afraid of ‘em. To the casual eye, they look like a great way to throw out your back (and you can if you have …

Researchers Have Made GPS Accurate to Within a Centimetre

Awesome.<p>Most of us rely on global positioning systems (GPS) to figure out where we're going on a daily basis, but current technology works on the …

The 10 Most Popular Web Fonts of 2015 (And Fonts You Should Use Instead)

Welcome to the third annual edition of the 10 most popular Web fonts of the year, as featured on Typewolf, the site I curate for everything related …

The Top 20 Weird News Stories of 2015

Almost every Friday, you can catch The Weird Week in Review here at <i>mental_floss</i>. I have to admit that not every weird news story makes it into the …

Crime

Bill Murray Gives a Delightful Reading of Twain’s Huckleberry Finn (1996)

George Bernard Shaw once called Mark Twain “the American Voltaire,” and like the inspired French satirist, Twain seems to have something to say to …

20 Word Usage Mistakes Even Smart People Make

English vocabulary is full of pitfalls that you might not be aware of. Don't let them trip you up.<p>1. INVARIABLY<p>If something happens invariably, it …

The Space Doctor’s Big Idea

There once was a doctor with cool white hair. He was well known because he came up with some important ideas. He didn’t grow the cool hair until after he was done figuring that stuff out, but by the time everyone realized how good his ideas were, he had grown the hair, so that’s how everyone …