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The Origins of 10 Thanksgiving Traditions

Stacy Conradt

There's a lot more to Thanksgiving than just the turkey and the Pilgrims.

6 Product-Related Stampedes From History

Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi

For more than a century, shoppers have stampeded towards goods they really wanted, but didn’t quite need.

9 Unusual Last Wills

Claire Cock-Starkey

One was called "the legacy of bitterness."

Introducing a Smartwatch That's Powered by Body Heat

Kirstin Fawcett

The PowerWatch is currently available for pre-order on Indiegogo.

Supermoon Tides May Have Stranded an Octopus in a Parking Garage

Kate Horowitz

Experts say we can expect to see more sea critters inland as sea levels rise and flooding increases.

For Sale: A Glass Mural Commissioned by East Germany's Secret Police

Kirstin Fawcett

A German art historian is hoping to sell the work for $21 million in Miami next week.

8 Ways to Score Amazing Cyber Monday Deals

Danielle Braff

Find great deals without having to change out of your pajamas.

How Do You Stress the Word: THANKSgiving or ThanksGIVing?

Arika Okrent

Here’s something else to stress about for Thanksgiving.

Why Do We Wish on the Turkey’s Wishbone?

Matt Soniak

The tradition comes from Europe, and is thousands of years older than Thanksgiving.

How to Keep Your Pet Safe This Thanksgiving

Abbey Stone

Go ahead and let Fido or Fluffy join in the celebrations, but follow these dos and don'ts to keep your pet safe.

Nobody Pinches Harder Than a Coconut Crab

Kate Horowitz

Scientists say the crab’s “mighty claw” is only bested by the jaws of an alligator.

7 Rarely Used Orchestral Instruments

Paul Anthony Jones

Composers have long pushed the boundaries of classical music by writing parts for new and innovative instruments—but not all of them have ended up a permanent fixture in the orchestra …

Beware of Buying 'Aloe Vera' That Contains No Aloe Vera

Shaunacy Ferro

New lab tests find that "aloe vera" gels sold by major retailers don't contain chemical traces of the plant.

Over 1 Million More People Than Last Year Will Travel for Thanksgiving

Abbey Stone

The vast majority of travelers will be hitting the open road.

20 Vintage Photos of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

A look back at 90 years of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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