Secret Advice for Success in Life: Get More Sleep, Have More Dreams

Ransom Riggs

In this short-but-sweet TED talk, Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington talks about how she discovered the importance of sleep: by fainting from exhaustion a couple of years ago, hitting her face

Scouting New York

Colin Patrick

Scouting New York was started by Nick Carr as a way to showcase the interesting and eclectic nooks and crannies he discovers while scouring the Big Apple as a motion picture location scout.

Beautiful (Yet Terrifying) Viewing Platforms

Jill Harness

When you have a great viewing opportunity, it's always nice to have a good, but safe, way to make the most of the stunning scenery.

Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #20

It's Think Thursday here at the mental_floss Brain Game. Today, you'll be rolling your eyes at the newest entry in our Really, Really Bad Rebus series.

Morning Cup of Links: Beach Ballet

Miss Cellania

6 Real People With Secret Identities Nobody Saw Coming. Just the story of the wrestler who supported an orphanage made this worth a read. NSFW text. * The 10 Most Bizarre Celebrity Endorsements.

At the Libraries: Books vs. Bullets

Miss Kathleen

Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.

The Late Movies: The Mona Lisa Curse

Chris Higgins

Tonight, a documentary in twelve parts about how money has ruined art.

The Quick 10: It's Raining Cats and Dogs (and fish and spiders and eels)

Stacy Conradt

There’s some scary stuff going on around the world – hundreds of birds falling dead from the sky in Arkansas, Louisiana and Sweden; thousands of fish popping up glassy-eyed from the Arkansas River.

How Play Sparks Creativity

Chris Higgins

This TED Talk from designer Tim Brown is awesome -- it's about how playfulness is crucial to creative thinking.

The Girl Gang of London

Jill Harness

If you thought Victorian Era women were always demure and proper, the Forty Elephants could teach you a thing or two. This London all-girl gang started in the late 1700s and lasted for over 150 yea

Ghosts in Your Genes

Allison Keene

Can the food your grandparents ate affect you? What about years of smoking one of your great-grandparents engaged in, and ended, decades before your parents were even born?

Woman Laughing Alone With Salad, and other strange trends in stock imagery

Ransom Riggs

You can tell a lot about a society from its stock images. Not what the society is really like, but how it likes to perceive itself.

Brain Game: Beef or Fish?

Thanks for giving this Wednesday Word Ladder a shot.

The Very Definition of "Sweetheart"

Colin Patrick

As the man who invented Jelly Belly jelly beans, David Klein is a pioneer in the candy industry.

Morning Cup of Links: Editing Huck Finn

Miss Cellania

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is now in the public domain.