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      The Real History of Thanksgiving

      The history of Thanksgiving isn't the rosy story from your childhood. Here's what really happened and the truth about some commonly held Thanksgiving myths.

      Everything to Know About the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2021

      The annual event marks the Thanksgiving holiday and kicks off the Christmas season. Here's when and how to watch it.


      Who Is the Pringles Man? The History Behind Pringles’ Mascot

      The man on the can has a name you won't forget.


      34 Best Pieces of Thanksgiving Trivia to Wow Your Dinner Guests

      You may know Thanksgiving as a day off from work filled with good food, football, and loved ones—but there is...


      When Is Thanksgiving and Why Do We Celebrate It?

      There's a lot more to this popular holiday than handprint turkeys and pumpkin pie. Here's what to know going into...

      Thanksgiving Turkey Wishbone: Why We Break It and How to Find It

      Here's what to know about the timeless Thanksgiving tradition of breaking the turkey wishbone—and how to win this turkey face-off.


      24 Email Etiquette Rules You Still Need to Follow

      These rules change as fast as the technology. From using emojis in business emails (it's fine!) to requesting read receipts...


      This Is What the Numbers on a Toaster Really Mean

      Using the number dial on your toaster should be simple, but this kitchen appliance isn't as easy as 1-2-3.


      13 Powerful Things Surviving a Terrorist Attack Taught Me About Life

      Here's how I learned to see the good in a world that can seem, at times, to be horrifically evil.


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      6 Places You’re Most Likely to Catch Coronavirus

      Life isn't back to normal just yet. As the Delta variant continues to spread, experts recommend being particularly cautious at...

      Why Is Snooze Nine Minutes?

      It seems like ten minutes would make more sense, but the choice isn't arbitrary.


      The 20 Best Books by Latinx Authors You’ll Want to Read Right Now

      From memoirs to noir and YA to essays, these books feature fresh perspectives and diverse voices—and you won't be able...


      Can You Find the Hidden Objects in These Pictures?

      You only have 45 seconds for each image. Game on!


      Here’s What the Lines on a Solo Cup Are Actually For

      You can use Solo cup measurements for more than beer, wine, and liquor.


      Which One Doesn’t Belong? See If You Can Spot the Image That’s Different

      Try to solve these challenging puzzles by finding the one image that doesn't belong with the rest. How quickly can...

      Here’s What Those Colored Squares on Your Toothpaste Tube Actually Mean

      That colored block on each tube of toothpaste has generated all kinds of myths. Here's the real explanation!


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      9 Things You May Not See in Theme Parks Anymore

      Theme parks are open again, but you'll definitely notice some differences if you visit one right now.


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      24 Famous Hispanic Americans Who Made History

      During Hispanic Heritage Month and beyond, take a look at just a few notable Hispanic Americans who have changed the...


      50 Halloween Trivia Questions and Answers for a Night of Spooktacular Fun

      Test your knowledge of October 31 with these Halloween trivia questions—answers included.


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      Here’s When You Should Use a Semicolon

      The semicolon is the comma's first cousin, but it works a little bit harder; it also makes you look smarter.


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      Why Do We Say the “Dog Days of Summer”?

      Dogs are man's best friend and adorable, but what do they have to do with summer?


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      100 Funny Words You Probably Don’t Know

      Do you think you have a good vocabulary? We can guarantee you've probably never heard these funny words before.


      Why Do People Say “Bless You” After Someone Sneezes?

      You'll never look at "bless you" the same way again.

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      Here’s Why 7 Is Considered a Lucky Number

      Is lucky number 7 your favorite digit? Here's why you're not the only one.


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      23 Grammar Memes That’ll Crack You Up

      These memes about spelling and grammar errors will tickle you're—sorry, YOUR—funny bone!


      Where Did the Phrase “Dime a Dozen” Come From?

      Why do we say something's a "dime a dozen" and what does it even mean? Turns out, its meaning has...


      Where Did the Phrase “Break a Leg” Come From?

      When we say "break a leg," we don't actually want people to break their legs. So, why do we say...


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      Where Does the Phrase “Spill the Beans” Come From?

      "Spill the beans" is a common idiom, but why are beans being spilled?


      Word Power Knowledge Quiz: Words Beginning with A-M

      Match the word to its correct definition to test your Word Power.