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The Ladies' Privilege: Encouraging Women to Propose on Leap Day

Kathy Benjamin

Even with all the strides towards equality that women have made in the past hundred years, it's still fairly uncommon for a woman to propose to a man.

America's First Yoga Scandal

the mag

by Robert Love The founder of Anusara yoga recently stepped down amid accusations of sexual impropriety with his students.

The Late Movies: 6 of Emily Gilmore's Best Freak-Outs

Erica Palan

Though she’s well-known for her other roles—originating Sheila in A Chorus Line, Baby’s mom in Dirty Dancing—Kelly Bishop, who turns 68 today, is perhaps most recognized for her recent turn as Emily G

Help Wanted: Someone to Write Great Quizzes on Tuesdays

Jason English

If you've ever taken one of our Lunchtime Quizzes and thought you could come up with something much better, now's your chance. I need someone to take over the Tuesday quizmaster position.

10 Artists Who Work in Trees

Miss Cellania

Trees are exceedingly useful. They clean our air, cool our communities, and make the landscape beautiful.

10 Great Masters of Tilt-Shift Photography

Jill Harness

You might not recognize the term “tilt-shift” immediately, but you’ll certainly recognize the photo style when you see it.

The 9 Best Angelina Jolie Legs

David K. Israel

It's official!

Brain Game: The Film

The Academy Awards are all abuzz, so here's a mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge to gauge your Oscar knowledge. Good luck: Name the most recent Best Picture winner whose t

Morning Cup of Links: How to Watch Star Wars

Miss Cellania

How should the Star Wars films be presented to young people who didn't grow up seeing them in theaters? Try showing them in Machete Order for the greatest viewing pleasure.

Edgar Allan Poe's Eerie Richard Parker Coincidence

Stacy Conradt

Even Edgar Allan Poe, master of eerie twists and turns, would have been mystified by this mind-boggling coincidence created in part by one of his stories.

What Does That "Rx" Have to Do With Prescription Drugs?

Matt Soniak

Pill bottle image via Shutterstock???, sometimes transliterated as "Rx," is an abbreviation of the Latin recipe, the command form of recipere, "to take.” Back in the days when most ever

Visit the Great Barrier Reef via Google

Jill Harness

Google Street View allows you to travel through the Amazonian Rainforest, the San Diego Zoo, even a few buildings, but come September 2012, you can even swim along the perimeter of the Great Barrier R

Grace Hopper Explains Nanoseconds to Letterman

Chris Higgins

Rear Admiral Grace Hopper is famous both as a computer pioneer and for, at the time of her retirement (at age 79), being the nation's oldest active military officer.

14 Movie Cameos by the Authors of the Original Books

Stacy Conradt

Keep your eyes peeled for these writer cameos the next time you’re enjoying one of their movies. 1. Stephenie Meyer, Twilight. It’s a very subtle cameo.

Being Fred Mertz: The Life of William Frawley

Eddie Deezen

The man who achieved television immortality as Fred Mertz on I Love Lucy was born in Burlington, Iowa, on February 26, 1887.

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