‘Hot Mess’ Dates to 1899 and 5 Other Pieces of News from the Latest OED Update

Arika Okrent

The Oxford English Dictionary just announced its latest update, adding 500 new words and over 2400 new senses of existing words to its online database.

8 Women Who Changed Comedy Forever

Colin Patrick

Today’s comediennes stand on the shoulders of many hilarious women who came before them.

The Man Who Invented the Spork

Shaunacy Ferro

The combo spoon/fork's inventor was a rich New York doctor with a string of wacky patents.

Inside Sweden's Largest Underwater Cave

Hannah Keyser

Each winter, a group of intrepid divers head deeper and deeper into the country's largest underwater cave.

Beethoven: The World's First Rock Star

Lucas Reilly the mag

Thumbing his nose at authority and whipping crowds into a frenzy, he changed music forever.

15 Facts of Life About ‘The Facts of Life’

Eric D Snider

You take the good, you take the bad, you take 'em both, and there you have these 15 facts about the ladies of Eastland.

Why Don’t Eyelashes and Eyebrows Grow Long Like Head Hair?

Katie Oliver

The cycles that govern hair growth are keeping your eyebrows firmly under control. Although one man has grown his to 18.1cm...

11 Secrets of Wedding Planners

Sarah Crosland

You already know that they're in charge of pulling the behind-the-scenes strings on the big day, but we asked a collection of real wedding planners to anonymously share what they wish brides and

A Brief Illustrated History of Sweets

Rebecca OConnell

The perfect history lesson—for your sweet tooth.

Morning Cup of Links: Doggy Delivery

Hayley Harding

Comprehensive Map Shows How Europe's Population Is Shifting

Hannah Keyser

The different colors on the map show average annual population change for each municipality over the ten years studied.

See an Early Work From Dr. Seuss called 'The Pocket Book of Boners'

Caitlin Schneider

In 1931, Dr.

15 Things You Should Know About 'Little Girl in a Blue Armchair'

Kristy Puchko

11 Steps to Becoming an Expert Yogi This Summer

Do you dream of someday being able to bring your feet over your head? Or even just to touch your toes?

WWI Centennial: Women at War

Erik Sass

The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that shaped our modern world. Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened.