The ZIP in ZIP Code stands for Zone Improvement Plan.
September 11, 2001, was my second day on the job at Duke University's Office of Student Development, an unglamorous post-graduate internship I accepted after failing miserably at finding a real j
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.
Child Held for Ransom Over Pizza
Lisa Paardekooper of Darwin, Australia ordered a pizza to be delivered last Saturday, but refused to pay full price when the pizza arrived an hour late.
Hi, folks: Sandy "Norwegian" Wood here.
Project 2,996 has bloggers from all over posting tributes to victims of 9/11 so they will be remembered as individuals instead of a large group.
When I went off to college, my aunts Sarah and Laura were both very generous with the care packages.
Each year, the Kennedy Center honors a group of legendary performers who have contributed to the arts.Â This morning, they announced that Mel Brooks would join Robert DeNiro and Bruce Springsteen, am
Way back in September of 2007, I posted some links to the bizarre world of ferrofluid, illustrating how fluids can interact with magnets (often magnets driven by sound -- like speakers) to create stra
Chaos has descended this week on the tiny Pacific island of Samoa after government officials decided to force the entire nation to switch sides of the road on Monday.
Just because you've made millions before the age of 18 doesn't mean you don't need an education. Just ask Emma Watson and the Olsen twins.
The trailer for 2012, a film about the predicted end of the world, promises destruction galore and cements Roland Emmerich as the undisputed king of toppling world monuments.
People love the Periodic Table of Elements, as long as they don't have to deal with the actual chemistry.
With college football season starting up, we thought it might be interesting to take a look back at a few colleges who have changed their nicknames or mascots.
Last year was my first Lollapalooza ever. It's been around since 1991, but let's just say there's no way my parents would have let me go back then.
The Greeks used it to construct building materials. The Romans used it to clean up blood after gladiator contests.