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Behold, the Seemingly Immortal Hydra

Chris Higgins

Is There Such a Thing as Not Having an Accent?

Arika Okrent the mag

14 Money Saving Life Hacks

In this week's episode, John Green tests out some life hacks designed to save you money.

15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in October

Hannah Keyser

11 Techniques for Capturing Great Nature Photos in a City

Cities may not seem like the ideal place to go to photograph nature, but you can find a surprising amount of flora, fauna, and incredible views in any urban landscape.

5 Questions: The Moor of Venice

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The 2014 Platypus Awards

the mag

The Platties honor ideas that are interdisciplinary: a bit duck, a bit beaver, a bit otter. These are the new ideas and innovations that made us do a double take.

16 of Truman Capote's Fiercest Insults

Stacy Conradt

Besides being a wonderful writer, Truman Capote was also a master of the take-down.

The Pixar Theory, Illustrated

Chris Higgins

The Missing Links: The Scientifically Best Way to Kiss

Colin Patrick

French Fries Around the World

Miss Cellania

5 Famous Cocktails With Wartime Origins

Beth Ford Roth

If "war is hell," then it's no surprise it helped inspire a multitude of mixed drinks to ease the diabolical consequences of combat.

How an Awesomesauce New Suffix Came to Be

Arika Okrent

Sauce has come a long way from its original noun meaning, passing through idiom, to adjective, to adjective-forming suffix. Still, it has kept in touch with its roots.

What Should I Do If I’m About to Get Struck by Lightning?

Lucas Reilly the mag

10 Things You Might Not Have Known About Truman Capote

Kate Erbland