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      Here Is Every “Word of the Year” Since 2000

      To qualify as a potential “word of the year,” terms must be newly popular, widely used, and reflective of regular...


      13 Differences in Regional Food Names You’ll Argue About Forever

      A soda by any other name will still taste just as sweet.


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      9 Countries That Have Banned McDonald’s

      Despite what you might think, the fast-food giant is not loved the whole world over.


      17 Famous Company Names You’re Actually Pronouncing All Wrong

      Most businesses could not care less how you say their name as long as you spell your name correctly on...


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      13 Creepy Real Experiments That Sound Like Science Fiction

      Scientists growing human brains in mice? It sounds like science fiction, but it's happening right now.


      If You Have This One Crazy Sleep Habit, You Could Be a Genius

      Spoiler alert: It's probably a good thing if you don't.



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      9 Tricky Etiquette Scenarios for Getting Through the Holiday Season

      Family time, traditions, comfort food, lit-up kids’ faces … and, inevitably, drama. Avoid holiday mishaps with this guide to basic...

      The Most Notorious Criminals in Every State

      From the infamous (Jesse James, Butch Cassidy) to the horrific (the BTK Killer, Jeffery Dahmer), here are the worst residents...


      20 of the Most Shocking DNA Test Discoveries—Exposed

      Thanks to mail-in ancestry DNA services, people are discovering all kinds of surprising things—like shocking lineages, long-lost siblings, and family...


      Reading in This Font Could Improve Your Memory

      Here’s a science-backed—and totally simple—way to remember more of what you read


      Where 25 Major League Baseball Teams Got Their Names

      Which team was literally named because a sports reporter ran out of space? Find out here.


      9 Crazy Old-Time Remedies That Were Used to Treat the Flu

      It wasn't so long ago we were draining patients' blood and numbing them with whiskey.


      The Surprising History of the Gingerbread Man

      'Tis almost the season for gingerbread. Here's a look at the history of this holiday visitor—and his house.


      Is This the Last Photo Ever Taken of JFK?

      On the night of November 21, 1963, President John F. Kennedy flew to Texas for a five-city re-election campaign tour....


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      Why Chick-fil-A Employees Don’t Say ‘You’re Welcome’

      When you say "thank you" to your Chick-fil-A server, you won't hear "you're welcome." Expect something even better!

      The Real Reason Brits and Americans Spell “Color” Differently

      Hint: It has to do with the American Revolution.


      This Common Medication Could Help Treat Dementia

      The discovery that depression meds slow the build up of plaques could point the way to effective treatments down the...


      The Only U.S. State Whose Flag Is Not a Rectangle

      Guess which state wanted its flag to stand out!


      17 Common Food Names You Probably Pronounce Wrong

      Fact: 100 percent of people pronounce "sriracha" wrong.


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      10 Incredible Benefits of Owning a Pet

      As if you needed another reason to love your furry friend, your pet could give you these health-boosting benefits.

      13 Capital Cities People Always Get Wrong

      In the United States and all over the world, there are lots of big cities that you might think are...


      18 Fall Activities for Frugal Family Fun

      Make lasting memories with all the changing season has to offer while sticking to a budget.


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      What Watching Scary Movies Really Does to Your Body

      Your body's reaction to fear just might save your life—or it could just curdle your blood the next time you're...


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      10 Pieces of Gift-Giving Etiquette You Need This Holiday Season

      Who should you give to? How much should you spend? Your questions, answered.


      14 American Sayings That Don’t Make Sense Outside the United States

      When are cows coming home? And you want my what?! You never realized how silly these sayings sound to people...


      16 Everyday Phrases with Surprisingly Dark Origins

      They say the devil is in the details...