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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.

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7 Surprising Ways Mother Nature is Trying to Kill You
History
5 of History's Biggest Killjoys
The Week
10 Lifehacks from 100 Years Ago
History
10 Quotes from Queen Victoria on the Miseries of Royal Motherhood
List
9 Vintage Sample Cases from the Days of Traveling Salesmen
History
What Was That Used For? 9 Peculiar Artifacts of Yesteryear
History
5 Courtship Rituals from Colonial America
Fun
7 Games People Played in Colonial America
Booze
Drink Like a Patriot This Fourth of July
History
Advice for Daughters From Dads of Yore
List
The Faces Behind 9 Recognizable Names
List
7 Bizarre Ways Kids Entertained Themselves Before Video Games
List
Ruse of War: 6 Sneaky But Brilliant Strategies
List
18 Outlandish Uses of Real and Fake Body Parts on Etsy
List
5 Crazy Examples of Fear in Advertising
History
River Pigs and Gong Farmers: 7 Jobs We’re Glad are Obsolete
List
To Great Lengths: 7 Historic Cures for Impotence
List
Fatal Attraction: 7 Terrifying Beauty Practices from History
List
11 Couch Designs of the Future
History
Don’t Change a Thing: 8 Inventions That Never Needed Updating
List
10 Old Sayings We Need to Bring Back
List
Who's Sorry Now? 8 Belated Apologies from the History Books
History
The Life and Times of Hetty the Hoarder, the Witch of Wall Street
List
10 Medical Tools You’re Glad Only Exist in Museums
Words
The Origins of 10 Great Insults
Article
8 Grand Yet Forgotten Profane Expressions
Article
Don’t Change a Thing: 8 Inventions That Never Needed Updating
Article
10 Lifehacks from 100 Years Ago
Slideshow
11 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Little Mermaid'
Slideshow
15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About 'Aladdin'
Slideshow
10 Internet Lies That Won't Die
Slideshow
Fatal Attraction: 7 Terrifying Beauty Practices from History
Slideshow
15 Science Experiments You Can Do With Your Kids
Slideshow
Don’t Change a Thing: 8 Inventions That Never Needed Updating
Article
9 Creative Alternatives to the Business Card
Article
5 Myths of the 1920s That Were Debunked—Then Turned Out to be True
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