Jennifer Kantorski

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Chicago Requests More Charter Schools After Massive Wave Of Public School Closings

Chicago recently shut down 50 of its schools in the largest single wave of public school closures in history. So why is the city now trying to open more charter schools?<p>Chicago Public Schools on Monday quietly posted a 52-page document asking charter schools to apply to operate in the city starting …

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7 Civil War Stories You Didn't Learn in High School

For many American historians, the Civil War is the climax in the story of how the United States came to be what it is today. But it's also a source …

10 Artists Who Hate Their Biggest Hit

Sinead O'Connor announced earlier this year that she'll no longer sing "Nothing Compares 2 U" because she doesn't emotionally identify with the song. …

10 Best 'Sesame Street' Musical Guests

The biggest acts of their day have all sang with the gang<p><i>Sesame Street</i> has been a television institution since its premiere in 1969, captivating …

11 of the Best Customer Service Stories Ever

When someone wants to tell you a story about a recent customer experience, it usually tends to be more Tales from the Crypt than Happily Ever After. …

11 Offbeat College Essay Topics

<i>Let's take a look at some of the stranger questions those wacky admissions officers have asked.</i><p><b>1. How do you feel about Wednesday? (University of</b> …

11 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory

Whether you want to be a <i>Jeopardy!</i> champion or just need to remember where you parked your car, here are 11 things you can do right now to turn your …

Math Square #183

Good luck with today's <b>mentalfloss.com</b> Brain Game, <i>Monday Math Square #183:</i><p><b>Place the digits 1 through 9 in the white blanks so that the mathematical</b> …

11 Natural Disasters That Led to Wars

1. Eruption of Thera, c. 1600 BCE<p>Some of the most important events of ancient history -- and Greek mythology -- resulted from one of the more …

11 Things We No Longer See in Movie Theaters

Before faceless multiplexes became the norm, one could always spot a movie theater in the distance, even if it was your first visit to that town. A …

The 11 Best-Named Political Parties

When they came up with their party platforms, these politicians got creative. From beer drinkers to zombie enthusiasts to the just plain ridiculous, …

The 11 Worst Sounds in the World

Scientists agree that unpleasant sounds fall into two distinct categories: first, annoying sounds like incessant car alarms and snoring, because they …

11 Fast Food Oddities Nobody Had Asked For

Good news, everyone. Taco Bell’s waffle taco has been so successful in SoCal test markets that they’ve decided to expand the test. Get excited, …

11 Controversial SNL Moments

Most <i>Saturday Night Live</i> skits just make people laugh. But these 11 segments made people angry.<p>1. The mock movie trailer that sent Jesus on a killing …

Is It Duck Tape or Duct Tape?

If you’ve been rolling your eyes at people who say “duck tape” adhesive, prepare some apologies. The durable cloth-backed tape first appeared during …

The Very First Issues of 19 Famous Magazines

These magazines have come a long way since Volume 1, Issue 1. Here's what they looked like way back in the beginning.<p>1. Time<p><b>Date:</b> March 3, 1923<p>The …

11 Things You Might Not Know About Missouri

It seems like only yesterday—well, actually, 192 years ago—that Missouri became the 24th state in the Union. Let's celebrate with 11 facts about the …

A Patch Designed To Make You Invisible To Mosquitoes

<i>In our "Weekly Innovation" blog series, we explore an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Previously we've featured</i>the sink-urinal<i>and</i> a better travel neck pillow<i>.</i><i>(Do you have an innovation to share?</i>Use this quick form<i>.)</i><p>A small, square patch that's not yet …

Decades After Henrietta Lacks' Death, Family Gets A Say On Her Cells

Morning Edition talks with NIH's Dr. Francis Collins<p><b>Listen</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>The family of the late Henrietta Lacks finally got the chance to weigh in on how scientists use cells taken from her — without consent — more than 60 years ago.<p>The National Institutes of Health and the Lacks family …

Eight In-Flight Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Trip

Prone to self-sabotage? Even the best-intentioned travelers sometimes undermine their chances of a great vacation. What you do (and don't do) on a plane can make or break the trip to come. Seemingly innocuous activities can set you up for exhaustion, illness, and jet lag -- all total vacation …

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What to Pack: Alaskan Cruise

This is not your average Caribbean mega-cruise packing list. An Alaskan cruise is a vacation of a different sort. Sailing by stunning glaciers, wild …

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A terrorist in the family

“You’ll have to step aside.” The German gate agent held my ticket in her pudgy hands. “You cannot board this aircraft.”<p>“What do you mean? Why?”<p>She …

Top Ten Must-Have for Summer Travel

<b>Summer travel seems so effortless, but only when you have everything you need to enjoy it. Over the years, we have come up with a list of absolute must-haves for sun and fun. Hope you enjoy it and send us your own personal favorites.</b><p><b>1. What2WearWhere Travel Bags</b> - <i>we have traveled with the prototype</i> …

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10 Iconic Train Journeys That Are Trips Unto Themselves

One of the best ways to experience the travel style of yesteryear's rich and famous is to spend some time on a luxury train.<p>Typically, these trains provide private two-person overnight compartments, some with built-in showers, along with lavish service, onboard guides, and elaborate meals.<p>Many also …

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Exploring the quiet side of California Wine Country

Blooming orchards under azure skies, vivid mustard flowers beneath budding vines, and rocky hillsides wrapped in fingers of fog – it’s no wonder California’s Wine Country receives millions of annual visitors. With its mild Mediterranean climate and mineral-rich soil, Napa and Sonoma Valleys seem …

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Cardamom Recipes (PHOTOS)

The green pod cardamom is a spice that India greatly appreciates, and one that some of us think we need more of in this part of the world (like this editor, for one). Its spiced flavor is one that makes not only holiday baked goods notable, but all sweets in general. When recipes are spiked with …

Tater Tots x Nachos = Totchos

More<p>Nacho Generator<p>Build the ultimate custom recipe.<p>There are some mashups so gut-wrenchingly glorious, so decadently delicious, so damn greasy, that they deserve to be tasted, tested, improved, written about, modified, expanded, contracted, broken down, reassembled, broken down again, and possibly …

As Seen on TV: 17 Chicago Restaurants From Food-Show Stars