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A Brief History of Kool-Aid

Caisey Robertson

Though the fruity juice powder is now best known for the “Oh yeah!” of its Kool-Aid Man mascot, the recognizable anthropomorphic pitcher came along much later, after Kool-Aid was already a popular pro

One for the Books: 8 Literary Lawsuits

Amanda Green

You can't judge a book by its cover. Sometimes you need an actual court of law.

15 Famous People Who Used to Teach

Ethan Trex

You never know what hidden talents your teachers might have. Just look at all of these famous former teachers.

10 Remarkable Teachers for National Teacher Day

Jake Rossen

May 7 marks National Teacher Day, part of a weeklong celebration for educators who work tirelessly to make certain we can still function in the event the Internet happens to break.

How Do Noise-Canceling Headphones Work?

Roma Panganiban

Noise-canceling headphones seem like an oxymoron: a piece of audio technology that creates silence, rather than noise.

The Late Movies: George Clooney's Early Acting Roles

Erin McCarthy

Nailed It: 13 Amazingly Intricate Nail Designs

Jill Harness

Artistic nails might not always be functional, especially those involving 3D or odd nail shapes, but they’re certainly a skill that takes years to master.

Henry David Thoreau, Yoga Master

Mark Mancini

Henry David Thoreau is a man of many titles.

The Missing Links: The 50 Best Websites of 2013

Colin Patrick

15 Less-than-Inspirational Quotes from a Book of Moral Advice

Arika Okrent

Sometimes what we need, in our age of relentlessly positive inspirational quote sharing, is a refreshingly discouraging breath of stale air.

The Wonderful Chaos of "The Exquisite Corpse Project"

Colin Patrick

Imagine that you were given five random pages from the middle of a film screenplay to read. Then, imagine you were tasked with writing the next 15 pages of that screenplay.

10 Contestants for Earth's Next Superpower

the mag

These nations have been dismissed as underdogs and weaklings. But like budding superheroes, they’ve been sitting on hidden talents. And now they’re about to fly.

6 Wacky International Reality TV Shows

Bryan Dugan

America has Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and The Apprentice, but other countries have TV shows about burning wood, human Tetris, and Celine Dion gargling during a performance of "My Heart Will Go On.

Why Do We Feel Hot in Temperatures Lower Than Our Body Temp?

Matt Soniak

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Jason English