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15 Reasons You Should Be Watching "Sleepy Hollow" Based Solely On The Pilot

Look, just trust me. This show takes a little bit of X-Files, throws in some Supernatural with a dash of Elementary then shakes until awesome. Warning: Pilot spoilers ahead!

8 Costume Dramas "Downton Abbey" Fans Need To See

Your next box set obsessions.

28 Cats Having A Way Worse Day Than You

Mondays, amirite?

11 Reasons Agatha Christie Was as Interesting as Her Characters

<b>From MI5 investigations to going missing for 11 days, Agatha Christie led a life that was every bit as interesting as her novels.</b><p><b>1.</b> <b>She started</b> …

10 Books For Getting Over Your Breakup

The cure for anything and everything is a good book... or 10. The authors of the new book The Novel Cure: From Abandonment to Zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You have you covered...<p>From <i>THE NOVEL CURE: From Abandonment to Zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You</i> by Ella Berthoud and …

23 Five-Minute Hairstyles For Busy Mornings

Forget complicated braids, fishtails, and 25-step chignons. These hairstyles are the ones you actually have time for.

25 Stunning Photographs Of Countess De Castiglione

The 19th-century Italian aristocrat, better known as as La Castiglione, was an iconic model, muse, mistress, narcissist, and queen of drama. Daphne Guinness, eat your heart out.<p>Biographical information via: <i>The New York Times</i> and Wikipedia.

Animal Sanctuary on the Greek Island of Syros Wants to Pay You to Take Care of 55 Cats

We’re all familiar with the phrase “raining cats and dogs,” but what about fish and frogs? Since biblical times, there have been reports of strange …

Pest Control

Cookie Monster Learns a Lesson from Tom Hiddleston

"Game Of Hearts" Turns "Game Of Thrones" Into A Romantic Comedy

Sansa Stark and Tyrion Lannister are made for each other... they just don't know it yet. Proof positive that movie trailers can be deceiving.

Early Footage of 10 Famous Musical Acts from the '90s

Recently, we happened upon a video of Rage Against the Machine playing in a tiny record store in 1992, shot just before they were a big deal. …

21 Little Lifestyle Changes That Will Help You Get Healthier

Diet and fitness plans just weren't built to last. These small tweaks will put you on the path of healthier habits.

50 Fascinating Facts About Felines

Modern technology has given us plenty of gifts (and plenty of gifs), but few of them can compare to the awe-inspiring magic of watching wild animals …


Ultron 101: Get to Know Your Next 'Avengers' Villain

Now that we know who will play Joss Whedon's Ultron in "Avengers: Age of Ultron," perhaps it's time to learn a little more about just who Ultron is …

The 8 Best Things About No Doubt's First Ever TV Performance

In 1990, the unsigned band from Anaheim made their TV debut... on public access.<p>Advertisement

How-To: Kitchener Stitch for Joining Seams in Knitting

Beautifully join two knitting pieces with active stitches together with this helpful kitchener stitch tutorial from the Purl Bee!<p>Ready to give it a try? Head over to the Purl Bee to see how it’s done.

10 Classic Books That Have Been Banned

Most people associate Stockholm Syndrome, a situation in which people being held captive feel sympathy toward their captors, with Patty Hearst and …


24 Foods Made With Surprise Potato Chips

Food rule of thumb: If you like it, then you better put a chip on it.

Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’

In addition to this blog, Laughing Squid is also an independent web hosting company that focuses on WordPress hosting. The revenue from our hosting …

How-To: Modern Colorblock Granny Square Baby Blanket

Is there a baby shower in your future? Hook up a modern gift for the mom-to-be with this colorblock granny square baby blanket tutorial from Live Modernly.<p>Crochet and modern are not necessarily two words you associate with each other. However, this colorblock granny square blank modernizes crochet …

The 16 Best Summer Jams Of 2013

This summer will go down in history as a magical time when we all got lucky and couldn't stop partying, cruising, or wondering what rhymes with "hug me."<p>"I Love It" is actually a pretty old song by now – it actually came out <i>last</i> summer — but it didn't tip over to the mainstream in the United States …

How to Tell If Someone’s Lying

The average American lies 11 times per week. Unfortunately, no one’s nose grows when they bend the truth, so it can be hard to tell when someone’s …

11 Artists Accused of Music Plagiarism

Could it be true? That the summer’s biggest hit is not really a Robin Thicke original? That’s the latest controversy brewing over Thicke’s “Blurred …

The Science of Sex (Part 1)

You Can Also Listen On<p>About This Episode<p>StarTalk Radio trades the cosmic for the orgasmic in “The Science of Sex (Part 1).” Astrophysicist Neil …

Sexual Health

13 Things You Might Not Know About Mae West

Mae West quipped, "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” She was born on this date in 1893 ... or so she claimed.<p><b>1.</b> Mae West's …

Coco Chanel

A Brief History of the Ice Cream Truck

<i>How a musical truck hijacked an elite dessert and delivered it to the people.</i><p>It’s the sound of summer: a string of jangly notes cutting through the …

Hayley Atwell: From Captain America to Jimi Hendrix

As she prepares to take to the West End stage in The Pride, Hayley Atwell talks to Chris Harvey about beauty, boredom - and bumping into a superhero in the bathroom.<p>Hayley Atwell’s beauty is the first thing you notice about her. She walks out of a rehearsal room near London Bridge into an outdoor …

Mystery 'Angel' Priest Appears At Missouri Car Crash, Performs 'Miracle,' Then Disappears (UPDATE)

<b>UPDATE:</b> 9/12 9:43 p.m. -- The mystery "angel" priest has been identified as Father Patrick Dowling, of the Diocese of Jefferson City, Mo. Click here for more information.<p><i>Previously...</i><p>Rescue workers and community members from a small Missouri town have a mystery on their hands. An "angel" priest …

7 Tips for Keeping Your Man (from the 1950s)

Disturbing advice from the mid-20th century. It’s about to get real.<p><b>1. Don't Talk</b><p>Oh, did Mavis from next door insult your prize winning squash? Did …

Lyndon Johnson

43 No-Cook Dinners You Can Make Without Turning On Your Stove

It's kind of hot outside.