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The Man Who Has Been Counting His Sneezes for 8.5 Years

Tanya Basu

Ever wonder how many times people sneezed in a year?

The Accidental First Female Senator

Erin Blakemore

Call it a combination of bad luck and sheer doggedness.

Here’s the Fastest Way to Increase Your Salary

Michele Debczak

You may be looking for a raise in the wrong place.

13 Grimy Facts About ‘Taxi Driver’

Eric D Snider

Martin Scorsese's dark masterpiece is turning 40.

Invent Your Own Board Game With These DIY Kits

Anna Green

Tired of your old board games? Now you can design your own.

Alert: Girl Scout Cookies Differ Depending on Where You Live

Shaunacy Ferro

While you're eating Peanut Butter Patties, someone in the next county over is eating Tagalongs. And yes, they taste a little different.

Many American Deer Have Malaria Parasites

Kate Horowitz

Up to 25 percent of white-tailed deer living in Virginia and West Virginia sites were infected.

3 Scientific Suggestions for Living a Better Life

Shaunacy Ferro

How to be a happier person, in just a few simple(ish) steps.

The Missing Links: Stanford Explains How Spider-Man Could Be Real

Colin Patrick

The Art of Repairing and Digitizing a 400-year-old 3D Book

Kate Horowitz

The pages of the Renaissance-era medical text feature intricate flaps that lift to reveal the inner workings of the human body.

Cherry Blossom-Flavored Pepsi Is Coming to Japan

Andrew LaSane

Japan has a history of releasing unusual snack and drink flavors.

11 Secrets of Life Coaches

Jessica Hullinger

Business is booming for life coaches—but what exactly do they do?

Ancient Mesoamericans Kept and Bred Dangerous Predators 1000 Years Earlier Than We Thought

Matt Soniak

They found the remains of nearly 200 carnivorous animals, including golden eagles, pumas, jaguars, wolves, and rattlesnakes.

A History of the Food Court

Leigh Raper

In the days before Wi-Fi or Snapchat, social networking was done in person, at the mall, with an Orange Julius or a Hot Dog On A Stick in hand.

The Feathers on This Jacket Mimic a Bird's Navigational System

Andrew LaSane

The jacket features tech that mimics the navigational system of migrating birds.