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Can Street Food Be Hazardous to Your Health?

Jake Rossen

Hold that falafel.

Think You’ve Got House Smarts?

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As a first-time home buyer, no doubt you’re encountering lots of new things all at once. From navigating confusing mortgage lingo to figuring out how everything in your place operates, there’s quite a learning curve. Take the quiz below to test your knowledge of common home features, and then download the accompanying PDFs for more information on maintaining various aspects of your new home.

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find Today, May 19

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, May 19.

This Smartphone App Can Solve Your Handwritten Math Problems

Rudie Obias

Point, shoot, solve.

11 Imaginative Regional Idioms to Describe Heavy Rain

Angela Tung

These imaginative regional idioms for heavy rain go way beyond cats and dogs.

The Time Carl Akeley Killed a Leopard With His Bare Hands

Erin McCarthy

Carl Akeley was born 152 years ago today. Let's talk about that time he strangled a leopard.

100 Years Ago, You Could Buy a House From a Sears Catalog

Shaunacy Ferro

The company sold housing designs and pre-cut materials from 1908 to 1940.

Altar Cloth in Rural Church May Be Rare Segment of Elizabeth I’s Gown

Kate Horowitz

The fabric, woven with strands of real silver, may have been a gift from the queen to one of her favored ladies-in-waiting.

Name the 50 Most Mentioned Harry Potter Characters (Without Missing One)

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12 Outrageous Facts About 'The Producers'

Mark Mancini

Utterly fearless, Mel Brooks’s classic comedy joked about every taboo subject the late 1960s had to offer.

Change Your LinkedIn Password: Over 117 Million Passwords Compromised

Jake Rossen

There's a good chance you and security thieves are now connected.

Why Do Diamonds Cost So Much?

Kate Horowitz

Two words: monopoly and propaganda.

Animatronic King Kong Returns to Universal Orlando

Michele Debczak

The new 'King Kong' attraction is a throwback to the original ride.

Spend the Night in a Massive 'Lightning Field' in the New Mexico Desert

Caitlin Schneider

Since its completion in 1977, the Land Art sculpture has only entertained six guests at a time.

15 Writers Who Were Also Medical Doctors

Judith B Herman

Doctors are notorious for their illegible writing (ask any pharmacist), but these medicos gained more fame for their readable writing than for their skill with a scalpel.