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Can You Go to Jail for Collecting Rainwater?

It's fine in most states, but some have stricter rules!

13 Polite Habits Pet Groomers Dislike—and What to Do Instead

Your intentions may be good, but pet groomers would prefer you ditch these "polite" habits. Here's what the professionals have...


How Late Is Too Late to Cancel Plans? 12 Tips from Etiquette Experts

From weddings to birthday parties to happy hour with friends, our experts share exactly what you need to know about...


23 Email Etiquette Rules You Still Need to Follow

Email etiquette rules change as fast as technology—make sure you stay on top of them!


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12 Rude Things You Probably Shouldn’t Be Doing at the Grocery Store

Grocery shopping is something we all have to do, seemingly all at the same time. Here's how to make the...

How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others for Healthier Self-Esteem

Don't compare your "real" to someone else's highlight reel


The “Legs on the Floor” Riddle: Can You Solve It?

Don’t get tripped up by the viral "legs on the floor" riddle

How to Win the Powerball Jackpot: 4 Strategies That Can Boost Your Odds

Lotto is a game of chance, but can strategy also come into play? We asked statisticians and looked at the...


The “Penny Has 5 Children” Riddle: Try to Solve the Viral Riddle

Penny has five children and a penchant for giving her kids some rather unusual names. You know the first four,...


There Are 8 Types of Intelligence: Which One Is Your Strength?

IQ isn't everything. Researchers say everyone has eight types of intelligence—which do you rank highest in?


How to Become Smarter and Wiser: 16 Strategies to Boost Your Brainpower

You can improve your focus and memory, better your creative problem-solving ability and get smarter with some simple and easy...

How to Read People: 16 Behaviors Experts Use to Decipher Thoughts and Feelings

Body language experts reveal how to read people using common behaviors, giving you a window into what others are really...


“I Met a Man on the London Bridge” Riddle: Try to Solve the Viral Riddle

Just like the English nursery rhyme, the "London Bridge" riddle has taken the world by storm. Don't fall down trying...


If You See Window Bars with a Potbelly, This Is What It’s For

The window bars are for security—and the bump serves a purpose too. Here's what we discovered.


The No. 1 Tipping Mistake You Don’t Realize You’re Making

Even the most polite diners may miss this important rule of tipping etiquette


Colossal Presents the America’s Favorite Teacher Competition: Celebrating Excellence in Education

In the heart of education's grand tapestry, we find exceptional teachers...

12 Surprising Facts About Fingerprints, Including Why We Even Have Them

Why do we have fingerprints? While impressive, it's not just to unlock a smartphone or catch a bad guy. Here's...


26 Famous People’s Names You’re Probably Mispronouncing

Sorry, but you've likely been pronouncing the names of these famous celebs and historical figures incorrectly. Here, we're setting the...


The Secret Meaning Behind the Numbers on Your Egg Carton

An egg carton's expiration date is not as reliable as it seems. Here's how to tell if eggs are fresh.


If You See a Gold Porch Light, This Is What It Means

Like red, green and purple porch lights, gold porch lights also have a meaning behind them


How to Send Food Back at a Restaurant Without Being Rude, According to a Chef

Not satisfied with your meal? It's perfectly acceptable to (politely) send food back at a restaurant. Here's when and how...


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Does the Color of Windshield Wiper Fluid Matter?

Windshield wiper fluid's only job is to assist in cleaning the windshield so you can drive safely. But does its...


You Can Make a Costco Return Without a Receipt—Here’s How

Costco is making our lives easier once again


21 Confidence-Boosting Songs to Make You Feel Invincible

Want to boost your self-esteem? Go out and conquer the world with these songs about confidence.


This One Habit Will Make You a Better Houseguest

Follow this etiquette expert's genius two-minute tip to ensure you're invited back time and again

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How to Stand Up for Yourself and Get What You Deserve

Learning how to stand up for yourself is a key to boosting your confidence


16 Holiday-Party Etiquette Mistakes You’re Probably Making—and How to Avoid Them

Sure, you know the big missteps to avoid at the annual Christmas bash. But what about these subtle holiday-party etiquette...


How to Build Emotional Strength for Maximum Confidence

With these expert techniques, you can develop the self-assurance and emotional strength to face whatever life throws at you


New Survey: This Is the No. 1 Most Gullible State in America

Do you believe everything you read? If you live in this state, you might!


That’s Why We Do That! The Uncommon Origins of Common Habits

These things seem so commonplace, we barely think about them. But how did they get started, exactly?


The Delicious History of Hot Chocolate

The tasty beginnings of a beloved winter tradition: drinking hot chocolate