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If You Want to Succeed, Don’t Bother With a Backup Plan

Michele Debczak

Having a Plan B could stand in the way of Plan A.

Advice to Hiring Managers: Don't Prolong the Interview Process

Kirstin Fawcett

Companies risk losing their best candidates if they wait too long to make a decision.

Vienna Zoo's Giant Panda Gives Birth to Surprise Second Cub

Kirstin Fawcett

If only all shocking events could be so adorable...

The Etymology of 16 Weird and Wonderful Olympic Words

John Kelly

A look at some winning Olympic words, and their origins, taking the podium at Rio 2016.

Why Are There High and Low Tides?

Autumn Spanne

Have you ever been to the beach and built a sand castle, then watched it wash away when the water came in?

How Rich Could You Be If You Bought '90s Apple Stock Instead of Having Kids?

Shaunacy Ferro

Very rich!

RIP Monster, the Beloved Sloth Who Inspired a Scientist

Jen Pinkowski

A star of our story and video about zoologist Sam Trull's work with sloths, Monster was recently killed by an ocelot.

6 Foolproof Tips for Decorating With Bold Colors and Textures

Kat Rosenfield

Color and bold patterns are nothing to be afraid of.

New York Farmer Creates 'Super Mario Bros.'-Inspired Corn Maze

Kirstin Fawcett

The labyrinth features images of Mario, Luigi, Princess, Toad, and Yoshi.

Research Sheds Light on the Connection Between Fingers and Fins

Michele Debczak

The two have more in common than we previously thought.

Why Do Olympic Swimmers Wear Two Caps?

Jake Rossen

There's a reason why two caps are better than one.

An Extravagant 'The Lord of the Rings' Box Set Is Coming Soon (Maybe)

Rebecca OConnell

We hope you have a comfortable couch, because you're going to be sitting there for a long time.

Why Do We Procrastinate—And Can We Stop?

Shaunacy Ferro

A procrastination psychology expert gives you the low-down on everyone's favorite activity.

Television Questions of Escalating Difficulty

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10 Trailblazing U.S. Law Women

Kyla Cathey

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the idea of a woman in law enforcement was unheard of. At least until these women came along.