Morning Cup of Links


10 Little Facts About Louisa May Alcott

Suzanne Raga

The 'Little Women' author was also an early suffragette and Civil War nurse.

World’s Oldest Person Turns 117. Her Secret? Raw Eggs

Jennifer M Wood

Emma Morano is the last living person who was born in the 19th century.

Celebrate the Holidays With Festive 'Star Wars' Nutcrackers

Alvin Ward

Since you can't use the Force to open walnuts.

11 Brilliant Gifts for the Teacher in Your Life

Shaunacy Ferro

Teachers spend all year giving their all to students. Show them some love with these gifts.

Morning Cup of Links: The Short-Lived Gävle Goat

Miss Cellania

Get a head start on websurfing with these links!

5 Questions: Square Dancing

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St. Petersburg, Florida Pledges to Run Exclusively on Renewable Energy

Shaunacy Ferro

It will be the first city in Florida to do so.

Here Are Amazon's Best Cyber Monday Deals

Smart Shopping Team

Cyber Monday is here, and Amazon is celebrating with deals you can grab from the comfort of your own home.

4 Ideas From Linguistics to Help You Appreciate 'Arrival'

Arika Okrent

The most exciting thing about Denis Villeneuve’s new sci-fi space-encounter movie isn’t the aliens or the spaceships or the worldwide panic they bring on.

CERN’s Particle Detector Now Has Robot Inspectors

Shaunacy Ferro

The two automated inspectors patrol the Large Hadron Collider’s 17 miles of tunnels.

Show & Tell: A Rebus Token for an Abandoned Child

Erin Blakemore

Children at London's Foundling Hospital were left with a tiny token that often served as the only clue to their identity.

6 Tips for Being Smart About Snow Forecasts

Dennis Mersereau

It’s easy to become a savvy consumer of snow predictions with a little bit of knowledge—and a healthy dose of skepticism.

Does Drinking a Hot Drink Really Cool You Down?

Mental Floss UK

It sounds like an old wives' tale, but hot drinks really can make you cooler.

FTC Requires Labels on Homeopathic Drugs: 'No Scientific Evidence' They Work

Kate Horowitz

“There is no scientific evidence that this product works.”

Amazon's Favorite Versatile Pressure Cooker Is a Steal Today

Smart Shopping Team