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Shh! Talking About Your Goals Makes Them Less Likely to Happen

Ransom Riggs

Let's say you've just set a difficult long-term goal for yourself -- something like becoming a lawyer, going vegan or writing a 26-volume history of the Civil War.

Morning Cup of Links: Contagious Loneliness

Miss Cellania

A study of the data from the Framingham Heart Study leads researchers to believe that loneliness spreads through social networks like a virus.

The Rise & Fall of The National Sports Daily

Bud Shaw

When mental_floss asked me to write about my experience with The National Sports Daily—one of the biggest swings (and subsequently one of the biggest misses) in the history of American sport

The Late Movies: Target Women (aka, TV Commercials are Stupid)

Chris Higgins

Sarah Haskins shows ridiculous portrayals of women in TV advertising in her "Target Women" web series for Current TV. It's full of jokes. You should watch it.

The Quick 8: Eight Out-of-Place Artifacts

Stacy Conradt

Imagine being on the archaeological dig of a lifetime, searching for dinosaur bones or ancient Egyptian treasures, when you finally find something embedded in centuries-old rock or sealed in a tomb th

The Original LOL Cat? (UPDATE: An Early LOL Cat)

Chris Higgins

UPDATE: please read the comments on this post for documentation of earlier LOL Cats, including a comment from Jason Scott.

Where Are They Now? What 8 former-celebs are up to

David K. Israel

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I Feel What You're Saying: Hearing With Your Skin

Meghan Holohan

Chefs know that when their dishes don't look appealing, diners think the food tastes bad.

Dietribes: Squashing Pumpkins

Allison Keene

"¢Â Evidence suggests that squash has been around for thousands of years, as it is native grown on 3 continents and has so many derivations.

A Letter From The Man Who Married A Video Game

Jill Harness

By now, you have probably already heard about the Japanese man who married his virtual girlfriend from the Nintendo DS game Love Plus at a Make: Japan meetup.

Brain Game: Pocket Change?

What's the next number in this sequence, and what is the pattern behind this Brain Game? 2, 6, 10, 11, 15, 20, 26, 30, 35, ? Here is the SOLUTION. THE SOLUTION: 50.

Morning Cup of Links: Lego Matrix

Miss Cellania

The world's most extreme and dangerous roads. You don't even have to go there, the pictures are scary enough!

The Late Movies: Springsteen's Last Stand

Matt Soniak

Philadelphia recently said goodbye to a beloved institution when the Wachovia Spectrum closed its doors forever on Halloween night.

How Did You Know, Kris & Ryan Kelly?!

David K. Israel

First a little update: We're now over 700 fans over on the Hunt's Facebook page! Gamers are taking it upon themselves to trade answers through cryptic clues! Nice going Fans!

The Quick 10: 10 Obsolete Units of Measurement

Stacy Conradt

Do you ever wonder if someday, things that we say and use every single day will be totally obsolete?

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