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Therese Oneill is the New York Times bestselling author of Unmentionable: The Victorian Ladies Guide to Sex, Marriage and Manners as well as Ungovernable: The Victorian Parent's Guide to Raising Flawless Children.
In the past, people who survived judicial executions often did escape with their lives. It was often seen as an act of God and a declaration of innocence. Sometimes it was just considered shoddy work. Below are some examples of people who survived their o
Don't drink water. And by God, be sure to breathe!
Pour cyanide on your scalp—and other tried-and-true pointers from the turn of the last century
From steaming out a splinter to stopping a mad dog, here's how your ancestors handled life's big problems.
Who would declare war on Christmas, alcohol, and sex? These extremely uptight people.
Plants, dirt, and even rocks are more dangerous than you probably imagined.
Not eating the last piece of pie would have hugely insulted your friends in 1905
Not all of them started out so happy.
For these people, finding the right words when staring down an enemy or sacrificing one’s life for friendship came easy
Nearly 30 years after its original release, 'Aladdin'—Disney's Oscar-winning animated film from 1992—is getting a 21st-century upgrade with Guy Ritchie's much anticipated live-action edition.
These lines would have sounded great coming from these famous mouths. Too bad they never did.
There are plenty of modern cosmetic practices that run the gamut from physically painful to medically risky. But most don’t hold a candle to the hazardous cosmetic techniques of yore.