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Michele Debczak

Michele Debczak is a staff writer for mentalfloss.com. In the past she’s written about cheese and movies, two of her favorite things in life. In her free time she enjoys dogspotting, eating breakfast foods, and reading about alien conspiracy theories on Wikipedia.
Design
‘Greenery’ Is Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year
TV
'Stranger Things' Mania Leads to Holiday Light Shortage at British Chain
Music
This Mini Speaker May Be the World’s Most Compact Record Player
Live Smarter
IKEA Plans to Offer Extended Paid Leave to All New Parents
List
11 Thoughtful Gifts That Give Back
Weird
Bring the Smell of KFC Home With This Fried Chicken-Scented Candle
Architecture
Bike Hotel Makes Cycling Simpler for Norwegian Commuters
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Watch a Live Stream of Sunken Pearl Harbor Subs for the 75th Anniversary
Movies
'Princess Mononoke' Will Return to Theaters in January
Music
Listen to a Cheery Holiday Song Written by an AI Program
Technology
European Flying Car Company Receives $10 Million Investment
Design
Moschino Designer Jeremy Scott Creates Most Expensive Barbie Set Ever
Art
Kings Cross Celebrates the Holidays With a Tree Trapped in 'Ice'
Art
A Nicktoons-Inspired Art Show Is Coming to Austin, Texas
Live Smarter
Creative Activities Like Baking and Knitting Boost Mental Well-Being
Fun
Barnes & Noble Is Hosting 'Harry Potter' Holiday Balls Across the Country
Music
This Startup Delivers a Live Orchestra to Your Apartment
Food
Google Charts the Seasonal Patterns of Food Trends
Science
Danish City to Power Water Treatment Plant Using Sewage
Fun
Get Deliciously Crafty With a Cheese-Filled Hot Glue Gun
Live Smarter
Our Poor Sleep Habits Cost the Economy Billions Each Year
Weird
Washington State Is Giving Away an 86-Year-Old Bridge
Music
Concert of Long-Lost Stravinsky Work to Stream for Free
Books
The Literary Man Hotel in Portugal Is Home to 45,000 Books
Food
12 Vintage Sandwiches You Can Make Today
Technology
Drones Are Being Tested as the Home Security Systems of Tomorrow
Fun
This Mind-Boggling Puzzle Has No Beginning or End
Movies
Wes Anderson’s H&M Commercial Stars Adrien Brody and Plenty of Whimsy
Technology
Durable Solar Roads Will Be Tested on Four Continents
Gift Guide
11 Brilliant Gifts for $20 and Under
Food
10 Creative Recipes to Make With Your Thanksgiving Leftovers
Animals
Crow Attacks on Humans Are on the Rise in Australia
Gift Guide
11 Brilliant Gifts for the 'Harry Potter' Fan in Your Life
Architecture
Green Apartment Building in Paris Spreads Seeds Across the City
Live Smarter
Why the Cheapest Flight on Travel Sites Could End Up Costing You More
Food
Food Security May Soon Be a Legal Right in Scotland
Space
NASA Needs Your Help Making It Easier to Poop in Space
Technology
Japan’s Shower Habits Mean Nearly Every Phone There Is Waterproof
Pizza
Domino’s Completes First Successful Pizza Delivery By Drone
Video Games
Drive a Tractor and Raise Livestock in This Meditative Farming Game
Live Smarter
Rid Your Feed of Fake News With This Hoax-Detecting Chrome Extension
Words
‘Post-Truth’ Named Word of the Year By Oxford Dictionaries
Travel
Morocco Welcomes Africa’s First Bike Share Program
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Shakespearean Theater Excavation Sheds Light on the Staging of ‘Henry V’
Music
Brutal Letter Written By John Lennon to Paul McCartney Post-Breakup Goes to Auction
Fun
Hot Wheels Enthusiast Shows Off His $1 Million Collection
Food
McDonald’s Italy Introduces a Burger That’s Just Nutella Between Two Buns
Movies
Hayao Miyazaki Comes Out of Retirement to Direct His Final Feature
Design
Literary Tights Display Classic Texts on Your Legs
Food
Philadelphia Welcomes Its First Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant
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