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38 Common Spelling and Grammar Errors

On this week's episode of the mental_floss List Show, John discusses common spelling and grammar mistakes that probably drive you crazy.<p><i>Don't miss an</i> …

Salmon and Zucchini Baked in Parchment

Wrap up the day by sitting down to heart-healthy fish "en papillote," a fancy-sounding method that's so simple.


10 of the Most Expensive Typos in History

Typos can be embarrassing. They can also be costly. And not just for those individuals whose jobs depend on knowing the difference between “it’s” and …

Why is English Spelling So Messed Up?

If you're a kid learning how to write, or an adult speaker of a language with sensible spelling, English spelling can seem like a cruel prank. And …


11 Book Burning Stories That Will Break Your Heart

Recently, society has become more creative in the ways it shows displeasure for particular books, doing everything from banning them to using them as …

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12 Lonely Negative Words

Are you disgusted, disgruntled and disheveled? Well, unfortunately you’re never going to be gusted, gruntled or sheveled. <i>Disgusted, disgruntled</i> and</i> …


The Effortless Diet: Healthy Substitutions for the Most Unhealthy Cooking Ingredients

Everyone wants to improve their diet, but it takes a lot of work to do a full overhaul. If you want to ease into it a little, here's how to …