Americans Spend More Time Alone Than Ever—But That Doesn’t Mean We’re Lonely

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Americans Spend More Time Alone Than Ever—But That Doesn’t Mean We’re Lonely. Many of us enjoy solitude.

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Meet America's 'Sleeping Prophet.' Edgar Cayce predicted the stock market crash, World War II, and his own death.

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The Ancient Lost City of Mardaman has Been Uncovered in Iraq. Archaeologists dug up 92 cuneiform tablets that hold the city's administrative records.

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My Dad Painted the Cover for Aqualung, and It’s Haunted Him Ever Since. Burton Silverman is constantly reminded that he doesn't control his most famous work.

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Your Saddest Desperation Cocktails, Ranked. In college, mixing a drink was a matter of inventiveness.

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19 Heartwarming Stories That Will Make You Want To Start A Garden. Nurturing growing plants is a way to restore one's soul.

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America's Job-Market Puzzle. The unemployment rate has plummeted, so why aren't wages spiking?

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12 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Pharmacists. Learn how you can avoid annoying them.

Thursday’s Best Amazon Deals Include Guitar Kits, Memory-Foam Pillows, and Smartwatches

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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, December 3. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!

Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks

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Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks. Imagine Glacier National Park without a glacier.

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The Chimp Who Believed She Was Human. After being raised in a human home, it took years for Lucy to learn to be an ape again.

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The Mathematical Madness of Möbius Strips and Other One-Sided Objects. A look at the history of the mind-bending field of topology

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These 1930s Housewives Were the Godmothers of Radical Consumer Activism. They protested rising food prices with the Hamtramck Meat Strike.

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Disneyland’s Fantasyland Recreated in Incredible Detail in a Basement. A railroad engineer hand-crafted his own theme park over ten years.

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The Princess Who Worked at Macy’s. The Queen of Romania also built furniture, raised poultry, and enjoyed off-roading.

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America is on the Verge of a Nursing Crisis. Our nursing schools don't have the capacity to supply our current needs, much less our future needs.

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15 Amazing Animal Reunions. It's good to know that pets lost for years might find their way home.