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Money for (Practically) Nothing: 4 Very Big Paychecks for Very Little Work

Ethan Trex

Work hard, get promoted, succeed in your new post, and eventually you'll start earning the big money.

Creatively Speaking: George Musser

David K. Israel

Today we have a real treat: Scientific American writer/author George Musser joins us for a chat about his new book: The Complete Idiot's Guide to String Theory.

Brain Game: T-shirts for All!

Life is not the same today as it was yesterday.

8 Ways to Cross the English Channel (without a boat)

Miss Cellania

The English Channel (La Manche) is the part of the Atlantic Ocean that separates Britain from France.

Morning Cup of Links: Preserved Body Parts

Miss Cellania

A privately developed rocket, the Falcon 1 by Space X has made it into space. It passed above the International Space Station on Sunday. With video. * The 10 Most Famous Preserved Body Parts.

How Criterion is Going Hi-Def

Chris Higgins

The Criterion Collection is known for excellence.

How Did You Know Avery Dale, Colin Utley & Ken Laskowski?

David K. Israel

First, a hearty congrats to all of you who got all the answers correct this month.

The Quick 10: 10 Celebrities Almost Felled By Food

Stacy Conradt

A really good opener for this Q10 would be to tell you about this time I was choking and had my life saved by some wonderful person who knew how to do the Heimlich.

Anyone Can Play Guitar - Lesson No. 1

David K. Israel

Welcome to the first in a weekly series of mental_floss guitar lessons. We're starting at the very beginning and presume that an air guitar is the only guitar you've ever strummed.

Remembering Paul Newman

Ransom Riggs

An actor, filmmaker and philanthropist among many other things, Paul Newman was one of the last great 20th century actors -- and he was also the most famous alum of my undergraduate alma mater, Kenyon

The Tantrum-Throwing Alarm Clock

Miss Cellania

We've posted lists of crazy and annoying alarm clocks before. Here's one that is guaranteed to drive you stark raving bonkers. It's the The Tantrum Throwing Alarm Clock.

Brain Game: Gettin' Yer Mind Right

This weekend, I watched one of my favorite films - Cool Hand Luke - in remembrance of the late, great Paul Newman.

Morning Cup of Links: Einstein's Mistakes

Miss Cellania

Einstein's 23 Biggest Mistakes. Like I tell my kids, if you don't make mistakes, you won't learn anything new. (via Geek Like Me) * The Geek Guide to New Fall TV.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Let Me Take Your Photo: Gregory Crewdson

Andréa Fernandes

As American photographer Gregory Crewdson celebrates his 46th birthday today, let's take a look at his life and methods. (Shown above is one of his untitled photographs from 2004.) 1.