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Weekend Links: Lion Cubs Go Swimming

Roma Panganiban

"Tonight Show" Science

Chris Higgins

10 Pieces of Gear for a Smarter Campsite

the mag

Getting out into the great outdoors doesn't necessarily mean roughing it.

Interview: Dr. Stanley Burns, The Knick's Medical Advisor

Chris Higgins

Dr. Stanley Burns is the medical advisor for The Knick. He's also curator of an encyclopedic archive of historical medical photography.

7 Historical Parallels to 'Game of Thrones'

Christian Bond

When creating his highly detailed fantasy world, George R.R. Martin based much of 'Game of Thrones' on medieval European history. Here are seven possible historical connections.

27 Offbeat College Essay Topics

Rebecca OConnell

"How do you feel about Wednesday?"

The Top 10 U.S. Cities by Population (1790-2010)

Jason English

Westward Ho!

The Missing Links: The 100 Best B Movies

Colin Patrick

Digital Life Guide: How To Avoid Checking Email On Vacation

Nick Greene

Email is like an atmospheric gas that enters your smartphone through desublimation and buzzes your thigh to tell you, "Use this code to get 15% off your next purchase at Bed Bath & Beyond.&qu

41 Brand Names People Use as Generic Terms

Lauren Harrell

You might be surprised to learn that some of these words are trademarked.

6 Ways to Have a Lucky Baby

the mag

Every culture has its infant-blessing method.

Mother’s Day Cards for When You and Your Mom Have Issues

Arika Okrent

David Ellis Dickerson used to create cards for Hallmark, but his tendency toward straight-up, tell-it-like-it-is sentiments for specific and unusual situations did not jibe well with the culture there

The Day the Royal Navy Ended its Daily Rum Ration

Erin McCarthy

Rum isn't just the preferred drink of pirates: For more than 300 years, the booze was also part of the daily rations of sailors in Britain's Royal Navy.

What's a Life Hack Everyone Should Know?

Jason English

On Fridays, we ask a series of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania