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DeAnna Kerley is a writer from Charleston, South Carolina and never leaves home without her Moleskine. She has written for various publications, including Charleston City Paper and The Daily Pennsylvanian. When she’s not knee-deep in Joan Didion books, she can be found channeling her inner 90s rapper with her favorite Biggie Smalls album. Follow her @deannakerley.
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13 Dining-Related Taboos from Around the World
5 Strange Movie Terms—Explained!
Here are five storytelling terms to store away for movie trivia night.
5 Famous Characters with Brunette Evil Twins
Having an evil twin can be a drag. They run around causing mischief and often trying to steal their innocent twin’s identity. Thankfully for us, when it comes to the realm of fiction, it's easy to tell the good twin apart from the evil one: by their hair.
Where Does the Term "Honeymoon" Come From?
From reality TV shows to The Beach Boys’ croons of Aruba and Jamaica, references to honeymoons are everywhere. But where did the term "honeymoon" first come from?
What Causes Baldness?
If you’ve got a receding hairline, don’t be so quick to blame it on your baseball caps or your grandpa.
9 Unusual Things That Astronauts Brought to Space
Over the span of human spaceflight, some pretty weird things have made the trip. Here are a few of them.
ToyTalk: How to Create Space Sounds from Everyday Life
Why Do We Put Salt on Icy Roads?
Winter is officially here, and for those of you at more northern latitudes, you know what that means: snow and ice. And while walking in a winter wonderland is certainly wonderful, slipping and sliding can mean some nasty injuries.
Why Do We Blow Out Candles on Birthday Cakes?
Birthday cakes have been a tradition since the Ancient Romans were around, and celebrating someone’s birth with a delicious pastry seems pretty logical. But have you ever wondered who the first pyromaniac was to light a cake on fire?
10 Awesome New Species Discovered in 2013
Geckos and shrubs and sharks, oh my! 2013 was a big year for new species. Scientists found hundreds of them this year. Here are some of our favorites.
William Wordsworth: How Last Names (Sometimes) Determine Your Career
William Wordsworth is a famous poet. Usain Bolt broke the record for fastest human being. Somewhere out there, a guy named Daniel Snowman authored a book called Pole Positions: The Polar Regions and the Future of the Planet. Coincidence? Scientists thin
Scientists Recreate Dreams With YouTube Videos
Mind reading used to belong to the realms of sci-fi books and comic strips. But in 2011, a team of scientists from UC Berkeley discovered a way to construct YouTube videos from a viewer’s brain activity.
The Top 10 Moments of 2013... in Play-Doh
To celebrate 2013, Play-Doh chose ten attention-grabbing headlines and trends from the year and sculpted them out of 100 percent Play-Doh. Just in case you wanted to relive your kindergarten arts and crafts class (and you know you do), here they are.