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The 19th Century Manual That Claimed the Color Blue Could Cure All Ills

Shaunacy Ferro

A retired Civil War general's assertions about the color blue led to what was known as the "Blue-glass craze."

9 Facts That Tell the True Story of Johnny Appleseed

Kristy Puchko

Pediatricians Recommend Including Eggs and Peanuts in Babies’ Diets

Kate Horowitz

Studies have concluded that small, early doses of common food triggers can protect kids from developing allergies.

Aerial Drone Footage Takes Viewers Soaring Above Versailles

Michele Debczak

Experience the 17th century marvel from a stunning perspective.

4 Ways You Can Register to Vote in Less Than 5 Minutes

Kirstin Fawcett

The process doesn't have to be tedious or time-consuming.

Baltimore Elementary School Replaces Detention With Meditation

Michele Debczak

There have been zero suspensions since the program launched.

Why Don't Formula 1 Cars Have Airbags?


They don't call it a "survival cell" for nothing.

Meet the Artist Who Works in New York's Sanitation Department

Shaunacy Ferro

A new retrospective explores half a century of work by artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles, who highlights the under-appreciated maintenance work that keeps society humming.

7 Tips for Living with Asthma in a Big City

Kirstin Fawcett

Breathe a little easier.

Want to Avoid Shipping Damages? Pretend the Package Is a TV

Kirstin Fawcett

With a clever disguise, Dutch bicycle manufacturer VanMoof has reduced wear and tear on U.S. orders by 70 to 80 percent.

Food Waste Supermarket Opens in the UK

Michele Debczak

It follows a "pay-as-you-feel" policy.

Kick Off the Week With Monday's Best Amazon Deals

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, September 26.

In California, You Can Now Legally Rescue Dogs From Hot Cars

Kirstin Fawcett

"The Right to Rescue Act" is a response to a string of incidents in which dogs died in closed vehicles.

12 Things You Might Not Know About T.S. Eliot

Suzanne Raga

You can thank him for "Cats"—and the word "bulls**t."

24 of the Most Banned Books of All Time

Shaunacy Ferro

You probably know that 'Lolita' was controversial, but what about 'Green Eggs and Ham'?