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6 Myths About Using Mouthwash You Need to Stop Believing Right Now

Mouthwash can help keep your gums and teeth healthy but only if you use them properly. We've got expert tips...

This Is Why We Say “Abracadabra” During Magic Tricks

Share a fun fact at the next magic show you attend? Check.

Believe It or Not, This State Only Has Two Escalators—Here’s Why

The weird thing is, there's TONS of elevators...

The Creepy Reason So Many Southern Porches Are Painted Blue

It's not just pretty—there's a creepy legend behind the paint choice.

These Are the Luckiest Days of the Year to Do Everything, According to Numerology

Numerology predicts many life events, believers say. When will good fortune come your way?

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This Is the Surprising Reason You Can’t Achieve Work-Life Balance

Sometimes, it feels as though there just aren't enough hours in the day. Between working your socks off, caring for...

Irregular Sleep Patterns May Have Kept Early Humans Safe from Predators, According to Science

We finally know why we're always getting up at the same time every night.

If You Were Born Between These Years, You’re Part of a Brand-New Micro-generation

If you had to adapt to the digital age, you're probably a Xenial.

Believe It or Not, It Used to Be Legal to Ship Babies Through the U.S. Postal Service

Some parents trusted the postal service a little too much.

Can Drinking Water Before Chopping Onions Keep You from Crying? We Tested This and 5 Other Methods

From chewing gum to lighting a candle, it's time to figure out which of these myths about onion waterworks are...

Why Your Elbow Tingles When You Hit It (Hint: It’s Not Your Funny Bone!)

Spoiler alert: Your funny bone isn’t actually a bone.

Rip Currents Can Be Deadly—This Chart Shows Exactly What to Do If You Ever Get Caught In One

The sooner you share this post, the sooner you can save someone's life.

The Best Underwear for Your Butt Shape

Whether you refer to it as a fanny, booty, rump, or rear, the fact is we all have one. What...

How Your Nose Got Its Shape (It’s Not Just DNA)

You might have the same narrow nose as your mom, but new research has discovered that there's more to nose...

Science Says We Look So Much Like Our Names, Strangers Could Guess Them

A new study shows that your moniker can actually influence your mug. And you thought it was just a coincidence!

Can You Guess What These Eyes Are Saying? (Hint: Science Can Tell You)

New research reveals that when it comes to conveying complex emotional states, it's all about the eyes.

The Number-One Reason Why You Should Never Sip From Straws (And It Has Nothing to Do with Lip Lines)

Before you mindlessly stick a straw in your iced tea, consider that single-use plastics are having a devastating impact on...

Sorry, Selfie Lovers. Science Has Bad News for You.

Think the world loves your selfies as much as you do? Not exactly.

Quiz: Do You Understand These 15 Tricky Words From ‘Hamilton’?

This quiz will tell you whether you're smart enough to see 'Hamilton.'

Why Does Asparagus Make Your Pee Smell Funky?

Ever enjoyed feasting on spears of crisp-tender asparagus and then noticed a strange odor when you pee? Numerous studies have...

10 Ways to Recover After Making a Bad First Impression

Bad first impressions are a fact of life. The good news is, with hard work and consistency, you can recover...

16 Little-Known Secrets Behind Olympic Medals

What gold medals are really made of, how much they're worth at McDonald's, why Irish painters used to win them,...