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10 Words with Hidden 'Shoe' Etymologies

John Kelly

By some accounts, the average person owns 19 pairs of shoes. But it’s not just our closets that are overflowing with sneakers, loafers, pumps, and wedges. It’s also our vocabulary.

You Can Now Light a Candle With Your Smartphone

Kirstin Fawcett

Give your room some much-needed ambience without ever leaving the couch.

5 Questions: Prime Rib

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18th Century Inn Wants Stolen Historic Items Back, No Questions Asked

Kirstin Fawcett

The Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Massachusetts is missing silverware, pictures, and even a copy of the Declaration of Independence.

You Can Rent an Inflatable Irish Pub for Your Backyard

Shaunacy Ferro

Who doesn't want a bar with very forgiving walls?

11 Well-Paying Careers You Haven't Thought Of

Presented by Allstate.

The Answer Begins With 'J'

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Ready to Cut the Cord? 12 Cost-Saving Alternatives to Cable

Rudie Obias

You’re finally ready to take the plunge; but where do you start?

Pigeons Can Distinguish Written Words From Nonsense

Anna Green

These common birds are masters of the four-letter word.

The Longest Lightning Bolt Ever Recorded Stretched 200 Miles

Michele Debczak

Zapping across the sky in 2007, the 200-mile flash over Oklahoma could be seen from Colorado.

15 Fascinating Facts About 'L.A. Law'

Roger Cormier

Even 30 years later, we still can't tell you what the The Venus Butterfly is.

'Alice in Wonderland' Edition Features Illustrations by Salvador Dalí

Rebecca OConnell

The version has long been a rarity owned almost exclusively by collectors and scholars.

Museum of Modern Art Releases Free Online Archive of Every Exhibit Since 1929

Rudie Obias

That includes over 3500 collections.

Feral Cats Are Key Contributors to the Sixth Mass Extinction

Michele Debczak

In the past 500 years, cats have played a role in the demise of 63 species.