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Therese Oneill

Therese Oneill writes about the oddities of history for such outlets as The Atlantic, Jezebel, The Week, and mental_floss. Her new book Unmentionable: The Victorian Ladies Guide to Sex, Marriage and Manners is coming in November from Little, Brown. Follow her on her blog.

History
8 Old Wedding Traditions You Didn't Know Existed
List
8 Items from the 1985 Montgomery Ward’s Catalog We Wish Were Still for Sale
Books
6 Beach Reads From 100 Years Ago
The Week
9 Delightful Recipes From the 1950s You Should Make with Your Kids Today
List
7 Practical Uses for Tattoos
History
Can You Decipher These 11 Historical Political Cartoons?
Movies
7 Creative Ways Modern Horror Films Get Rid of Cell Phones
The Week
8 How-To Books From 100 Years Ago That Are Still (Sort of) Useful
List
6 Products That Were Ahead of Their Time
The Week
12 Things You Didn't Know Were Named After People
List
14 Fun Pinterest Easter Alternatives
History
15 Classified Ads We Hope Had Happy Endings
List
12 Chinese Travel Tips for Visiting America
History
16 Ways to Find Love in the Personal Ads (in 1900)
History
7 Ways People Humiliated Each Other 100 Years Ago
The Week
Elks, Shriners and Masons: How 6 "Old Man" Frats Got Their Names and Symbols
History
6 Predecessors to the Toilet
Fun
10 Awesome 100-Year-Old Crafts for Kids
The Week
How to be a Servant Worthy of Downton Abbey
The Week
How to Give Birth 100 Years Ago
List
7 Lesser-Known Hobbies for the Bored and Adventurous
List
4 Russian Travel Tips for Visiting America
List
7 Pinterest Boards Dedicated to Your Childhood Toys
The Week
What to Expect When You're Expecting (100 Years Ago)
List
11 Weird Artistic Tributes to Mr. Spock
List
17 Really Strange Pinterest Boards
Big Question
How Did Humans Learn to Paint in Three Dimensions?
Fun
18 Vintage Photos of Very Cranky Kids
List
15 Beautiful Objects We Don’t Use Anymore
Food
15 Strange and Awesome Cookbooks
List
10 Cool Handmade Toys Kids Will Actually Want
List
6 Forgotten Places, Rediscovered
List
10 Internet Lies That Won't Die
History
Mr. Mumler’s Ghosts: The Father of Spirit Photography
List
16 Practical Uses for Really Creepy Dolls
List
18 Terrifying Old Costumes You Can't Unsee
The Week
6 People Who Survived Their Own Executions
Fun
11 Things You Might Not Know You Can Still Buy
The Week
5 Disturbing Historical Practices You Should Never, Ever Try
List
5 Great Skincare Tips (From 100 Years Ago)
List
How to Be Popular: 5 Helpful Films From the 1940s and '50s
List
5 How-To Manuals from the Middle Ages
The Week
5 Easy Tips for Better Hair (From the Early 1900s)
List
8 Weekly World News Headlines that Turned Out to be True
The Week
5 of the Fiercest One-Liners in History
The Week
5 Ways to Avoid Being Rude (According to 100-Year-Old Etiquette Rules)
List
How Evil is Your Head?: 9 Illustrations from a 1902 "Character Reader"
The Week
The True Origin Stories of 7 Happy Words
Music
11 '80s TV Stars Who Recorded Obscure Albums
List
7 Tips for Keeping Your Man (from the 1950s)
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