Lyme disease is named for Lyme, CT, where several cases were identified in 1975.
Flossy Reader Joe's amazingly fun website Bad Cover Versions may make you run for cover (but laugh as you do).
Dating can be tough, but dating hipsters can be tougher.
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You guys give us lots of great story ideas—too many to answer them all. So I'm going to toss out some reader-submitted questions to the audience every now and again.
Bikes can be awkward to carry around and tie up when they're not in use, which has brought about things like the folding bike.
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Rob Lammle posted some great videos in an article called The Ultimate Superfans: Tribute Bands That Really Rock (you should read and watch if you haven't already).
Even the most famous people had to start somewhere; for people in the music industry, that means playing second-banana backup.
You may recall me mentioning the video talent contest sponsored by our friends at Reddit and Neatorama. Well, the 14 finalists have been chosen and voting has been happening all week.
Katharine Graham helmed The Washington Post from the 1960s through 1991, and under her steady, resolute leadership the paper was able to break huge stories like the Nixon White House's cover-up o
Look Around You is a British TV show, and my favorite kind of comedy -- a parody so subtle that it takes a few minutes and a sharp eye to realize it's not the real thing.
A brewery in Scotland has begun brewing what they claim is the world's most potent beer. You'd think that would be enough of a marketing hook right there.
Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.
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