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The Happiness Benchmark for Each State

Hannah Keyser

The annual salary you need to make before more money won't make you any happier.

17 Historical Reactions to Air Conditioning

Erin McCarthy

Here’s what people thought of “colderizing,” "air chilling," “mechanical weather,” and being “cooled by refrigeration” in its early days.

Renovation is Taken to a Whole New Level on HGTV’s 'Flipping the Block'

Four skilled duos move into identical, grungy condos and battle it out room by room to transform their homes into showplaces.

The Missing Links: The Top Dog of Baseball Uniforms

Colin Patrick

Science Explains Why Some People Are Attracted to Jerks

Erin McCarthy

We all know at least one: That friend who complains incessantly about his fickle girlfriend, and yet keeps going back to her, even though most of the time she doesn’t treat him well.

A New Supply of Oddly Specific Niche Blogs

Miss Cellania

The First-Ever Submissions to 6 Social Media Sites

Rebecca OConnell

Looking back at the humble beginnings can be fun; often the first posts are mundane and otherwise insignificant.

Stunning Drawings of the 1901 World's Fair in Buffalo, NY

Hannah Keyser

"Since the world began, this is the first time that human eyes have beheld such floods of artificial light as the untiring cataract of Niagara generates for the Exposition.

Brain Game: About Nothing

Sandy Wood

Sports Illustrated's Predictions for the Future of Sports (in 1991)

Nick Greene

For the fan, the future was good.

15 Twitter Accounts for History Buffs

Erin McCarthy

We’ve covered word nerds; now, follow a few twitter accounts that will satisfy your historical curiosity.

How Did Soldiers Communicate Long-Distance Before Radios and Walkie-Talkies?

Kara Kovalchik

The military has been using musical instruments for strategic purposes ever since Joshua made those walls at Jericho come a-tumblin’ down.

Morning Cup of Links: Photoshop Magic

Miss Cellania

12 Predictions for the Year 2000 from a 19th-Century German Chocolate Company

Hannah Keyser

Right around the same time that French postcards were predicting lots of aerial and aquatic activities in the year 2000 as part of the 1900 Paris Worlds Fair, a German chocolate company decided to get

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