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7 Sanguine Facts About Human Blood

Autumn Spanne

5. The life span of a healthy red blood cell is only about 120 days.

Airbnb Is Offering Two Guests a Stay in Dracula’s Castle on Halloween Night

Michele Debczak

Leave your garlic at home.

The Ideal Charge Amount for Prolonging Your Laptop's Battery Life

Jake Rossen

One simple trick for keeping your laptop power source in good health.

Prince's Urn Is a Small-Scale Replica of Paisley Park

Kirstin Fawcett

R.I.P., The Purple One.

Tomorrow ESA Will Land a Spacecraft on Mars

David W Brown

You can follow the action live at ESA's Facebook page beginning at 8 a.m. EDT.

12 Ways You Can Help Your Local Food Bank

Suzanne Raga

More than 40 million Americans are food insecure. Here are some ways you can help.

Don't Miss Tuesday's Best Amazon Deals

Smart Shopping Team

A Factor in Babies’ Blood May Treat Inflammation and Sepsis

Jordan Rosenfeld

The peptide only exists in the umbilical cords and circulatory systems of newborn babies for about two weeks; then it disappears.

The Japanese Baseball Team Cursed by the Ghost of Colonel Sanders

Rebecca OConnell

Yes, the KFC guy.

Name the Countries Larger Than Texas

Take the quiz!

The True Stories Behind 6 Haunted House Movies

Garin Pirnia

Sometimes, the truth really is stranger—and much scarier—than fiction.

Mom Crochets Son an 'E.T.'-Inspired Onesie for Halloween

Kirstin Fawcett

The entire project took Stephanie Pokorny four days, and she didn’t use a pattern.

High-Tech Paper Rolls Up Into a Functioning Torch

Michele Debczak

The light adjusts based on how tightly it's rolled.

6 Punctuation Marks Hated by Famous Authors

Arika Okrent

Punctuation marks are not the most important tools in a writer's toolkit, but writers can develop some strong opinions about them. Here are six punctuation marks that famous authors grew to hate.