Therese Oneill

Therese Oneill writes about the oddities of history for such outlets as The Atlantic, Jezebel, The Week, and mental_floss. Her new book Unmentionable: The Victorian Ladies Guide to Sex, Marriage and Manners is coming in November from Little, Brown. Follow her on her blog.

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11 Incredible Acts of Courage
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13 Tips for Landing a Wife (in the 19th Century)
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5 Towns That Had to Change Their Names
Fun
10 Science Experiments You Can Eat with Your Kids
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15 Great Quotes You Wish They’d Said (But They Didn’t!)
History
15 Terrifying 18th Century Remedies for What Ails You
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11 French Travel Tips for Visiting America
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10 Japanese Travel Tips for Visiting America
The Week
100-Year-Old Wedding Night Advice for Newlyweds
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5 Ways to Guarantee a Baby Boy (100 Years Ago)
Movies
15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About 'Aladdin'
Movies
20 Things You Might Not Have Known About Gone with the Wind
Movies
11 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Little Mermaid'
Movies
16 Things You May Not Have Known About 'Annie'
Science
15 Science Experiments You Can Do With Your Kids
Food
7 of the World’s Oldest Foods Discovered by Archeologists
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7 Terrifying Beauty Practices from History
TV
20 Things You Might Not Know About 'The A-Team'
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6 Vintage Games We Should Bring Back
History
15 Historic Diseases that Competed with Bubonic Plague
Travel
12 Foreign Travel Tips for Visiting America
Fun
6 Bizarre Museums You Can Visit From The Comfort Of Your Desk
Art
Incredible Tilt-Shift Images of Van Gogh's Works
Technology
Build a Working Computer From Thread Spools, Screws, and … Paper Clips?
The Week
12 Cruel Anti-Suffragette Cartoons
Travel
17 Russian Travel Tips for Visiting America
Videos
100 Years of Beauty in One Minute
Books
Terrible Jokes from an 1886 Handwritten Gag Book
Language
15 Historic Terms for Crime and Punishment, Defined
History
6 True Tales of Thievery, Murder, and Witchcraft from the Old Bailey's Court Records
The Week
9 Creative Alternatives to the Business Card
Science
5 Myths of the 1920s That Were Debunked—Then Turned Out to be True
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8 German Travel Tips for Visiting America
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8 Italian Travel Tips for Visiting America
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16 Very Strange Christmas Ornaments You Can Buy
History
6 Forgotten Nursery Rhymes and Their Meanings
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5 Hideous DIY Monster Make-Ups for Halloween
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10 Internet Lies That Refuse to Die
History
6 Creepy Victorian Ghost Stories to Read Right Now
The Week
9 Bizarre and Endearing Inventions From 100 Years Ago
Art
7 Unique Tattoos of Lesser Known Masterpieces
History
9 Useful, Good Housekeeping-Approved Cooking Tricks from the 1920s
Words
8 Grand Yet Forgotten Profane Expressions
The Week
5 Delightful Science Experiments From 100 Years Ago
History
15 Century-Old Toys We Still Want to Buy
The Week
8 Surprisingly Fun Games Uncle Sam Told Soldiers to Play in 1943
History
6 Get-Rich-Quick Schemes From Vintage Comic Books
History
11 Female Health Products from the 1908 Sears Catalog
History
8 Old Wedding Traditions You Didn't Know Existed
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8 Items from the 1985 Montgomery Ward’s Catalog We Wish Were Still for Sale
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