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Reader Question of the Week: Could You Dive Into a Jell-O Pool?

Jason English

Why Do Filthy Insects Spend So Much Time Grooming?

Roma Panganiban

fastidious self-care is reflected in human routines—brushing teeth, combing hair, clipping nails—but also in the habits of scuttling, scream-inducing cockroaches.

Brain Game: Those "W" States

Sandy Wood

Morning Cup of Links: Bracing for Nemo

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World War I Centennial: A False Glimmer of Hope

Erik Sass

Installment #55: After an alarming deterioration in 1911-1912, in February 1913 relations between Britain and Germany took a sudden and unexpected turn for the better.

The Late Movies: Guess the Theme 87

Mark Arminio

Trailer Tuesday: Despicable Me 2 and The Lone Ranger

Stacy Conradt

How 5 Other Countries Approach Childbirth

Amanda Green

America is the land of the free, the home of the brave, and the domicile of broke parents. With or without insurance, the U.S. is the most expensive place to give birth in the world.

10 Red, White, and Blue Treats for Independence Day

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The Cast of Teen Witch, 24 Years Later

Stacy Conradt

I remain steadfast and resolute in my belief that the “Top That” scene from Teen Witch is one of the best cinematic moments of all time.

Popping Water Balloons in Space

Chris Higgins

A Brief History of the 1947 Chocolate Candy Bar Strike

Rob Lammle

The year was 1947. World War II had come to an end, and nations across the globe were rebuilding.

Mabel Stark: The Lady with the Tigers

Miss Cellania

What is Gaslighting?

The Week

The term itself was popularized by the 1944 film Gaslight, an adaptation of the 1939 play Angel Street.

Morning Cup of Links: Dr. Seuss's Hats

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