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11 More Words That Are Their Own Opposites

Judith B Herman

Every month on the 11th, we do 11 lists of 11. Judith B. Herman gets us started a day early.

The Missing Links: Auditions That Launched Careers

Colin Patrick

A Sea Lion that Dances to the Backstreet Boys

The Week

UC Santa Cruz researchers say Ronan is the first mammal to successfully get funky

Artistic Takes on 9 Classic Fairy Tales

Jill Harness

We’re all familiar with the classic Disney and Brothers Grimm versions of fairy tales, but with a little artistic skill and imagination, it’s amazing how drastically these tales can change—at least vi

The Great Gatsby as a 1987 Nintendo Game

Jason English

Retrobituaries: Albert Ellis, Pioneering Psychologist

David W Brown

In our Retrobituaries series, we highlight interesting people who are no longer with us. Today let's explore the life of Albert Ellis, who passed away in 2007 at the age of 92.

10 Old Sayings We Need to Bring Back

Therese Oneill

Before the Internet, we could not use memes of Willy Wonka or a triumphant baby to express ourselves. Instead, we used proverbs; catchy lines that encapsulate universal truths.

Why Do We Get Emotional When We Drink?

Kevin Kampwirth

At one time or another, though, we’ve all been the emotional drunk, a condition typically marked by ill-timed espousals of affection (or reprisal), acute introspection, and an incontrollable urge to c

Behold, the Google Street View Hyperlapse

Chris Higgins

Bates Motel Recap, Episode 4: "Trust Me"

Stacy Conradt

The Late Movies: Henry V, as Played by...

Erica Palan

8 Pseudonyms Famous Writers and Directors Used in Movie Credits

Rudie Obias

Just because you created the work doesn’t mean you want credit for it.

mental_floss Was Nominated for a Webby Award (and We Need Your Vote!)

The Missing Links: Inside the New Legoland Hotel

Colin Patrick