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What Does It Take to Be a Freelance Fortune Cookie Writer?

Kirstin Fawcett

They might not be tall, dark strangers, but their stories are fascinating nonetheless.

5 Questions: Stuff Kara Likes II

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22 Outlawed Baby Names From Around the World

Michele Debczak

It's one thing to think outside the baby name book; it's another to name your kid "Sex Fruit."

11 Lies You’ve Been Believing About Sex

When it comes to sex, there’s so much misinformation floating around that it’s hard to know what—and what not—to believe. Here are the cold hard facts about 11 lies you’ve been told about sex.

WWI Centennial: Huge Bombardment Opens Fall Offensive

Erik Sass

This Medieval Manuscript Has Stumped Codebreakers for More Than a Century

Michele Debczak

Some scholars have dedicated decades of their lives to cracking the code.

How Building a Real-Life Spacecraft Inspired a Game of Space Exploration

David W Brown

A game of space exploration and government setbacks.

6 Sssecrets of a Snake-Sound Scientissst

Kate Horowitz

It's not all hiss, rattle, and slither. Snakes can also growl, fart, and shriek.

Study Finds Trees Are Good for Your Heart

Shaunacy Ferro

When all the trees die, people tend to have more heart attacks.

What Do Penguins Find Sexy? Beaks

Shaunacy Ferro

A new study finds that king penguins look for mates with similar beak coloring.

Some Japanese Monkeys Can’t Taste Bitterness

Kate Horowitz

And that may be working in their favor.

7 Cautions for Chicago Tourists From an 1888 Visitor Guide

Nick Greene

"Keep your eyes open and your mouth shut."

45 Years of Monday Night Football's Memorable Theme Music

Erika Berlin

Are you ready for some football?

11 Facts About 'The Grapes of Wrath'

Joy Lanzendorfer

For Birds, Beauty is Only Feather Deep

Anna Green

Flashier feathers don't necessarily mean better genes, according to a new study.