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The Missing Links: Breaking Your Bad Gift Habit

Colin Patrick

13 Essential Summer Reads According to Book Critics in 1852

Nick Greene

The Most Expensive College in Each State

Alvin Ward

If your alma mater is on the map, here's hoping they were generous with scholarships.

Weird Swimsuits Designed by Salvador Dalí

Erin McCarthy

You know his artwork, but did you know that surrealist painter Salvador Dalí also dabbled in women's fashion? Swimwear, specifically.

John Oliver Explains Net Neutrality

Chris Higgins

17 Skeuomorphs That Show Retro Is Always In

Judith B Herman

A skeuomorph is an object or feature that imitates the design of an older similar object, just for show.

13 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in June

Hannah Keyser

We missed the chance to implore you to celebrate "Say Something Nice Day" with us on the first of the month (and "National Leave the Office Early Day" yesterday), but there are ple

Brain Game: Cactus vs. Grapefruit

Sandy Wood

10 Facts About Ankylosaurus

Mark Mancini

Whenever Ankylosaurus is mentioned—in basic cable documentaries, cheap time-travel novels, or elsewhere—you might as well just start counting the seconds until somebody inevitably compares it to a tan

New App Makes Identifying Bird Species Easy

Erin McCarthy

This electronic field guide can identify 500 common North American birds with nothing but a cell phone photo.

How Does Counting Cards in Blackjack Work?

William Herkewitz

Owning a casino isn't much of a gamble.

Alan Alda's Flame Challenge Winners Explain "What Is Color?"

Hannah Keyser

On Sunday, the final day of the World Science Festival, Alan Alda hosted an event to announce the winners of his third annual Flame Challenge, in which he tasks world-class scientists with explaining

Americans Who Believe "Most People Can Be Trusted"

Alvin Ward

(1972 to present)

7 Music Video Injuries and Ailments

Mandy Savoie

But making videos wasn’t all glamour. Behind the scenes, the long days were filled with vomit, blood, and diarrhea.

8 Notable Price Points Adjusted for Inflation

Kara Kovalchik

Were those prices as cheap as they sound in retrospect, or were they on par with what we’d pay today?

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