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When Did Women Start Shaving Their Pits?

Earlier this week, Ethan Trex taught us the history of shaving.

7 TV Celebrities Your Parents Loved

Miss Cellania

The trailer for the new movie Julie & Julia brings back fond memories. Julia Child was the first voice impression I perfected as a teenager. My kids have no idea who she was.

Brain Game: The Monthlies

It may take you days to solve today's Brain Game. In fact, I guarantee that it will, because it's about calendars.

Morning Cup of Links: Kriminalmuseum

Miss Cellania

Behind the scenes at Sesame Street. The Muppeteers make it look so easy -and so fun! * A visit to the Kriminalmuseum in Vienna yields a couple of chilling stories of torture and murder.

Rising up the Charts

Jason English

Congrats to Rob Lammle, whose article about people who accidentally found a fortune has been hovering near the top of CNN.com's 'Most Popular' list all day.

The Late Movies: 6 Re-Edited "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" Trailers

Chris Higgins

Let's keep it simple this week -- here are a few of the best re-edits of the Ferris Bueller's Day Off trailer.

Lessons From the "Real" Ferris Bueller

Chris Higgins

In the wake of John Hughes' death, a lot of material is circulating about his 1986 masterpiece, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, a teen classic in which the title character skips school and espouse

10 People Who Made a Fortune During the Depression

Greg Sabin

Even during our country's worst economic downturn, some folks still knew how to make a buck—many bucks, in fact. 1. Babe

Rockin' Rebuttals: 3 Non-Presidential Debates

Eric Johnson

The Convention Confrontation: Gore Vidal vs. William F. Buckley, Jr.

The Quick 10: The Baby-sitters Club

Stacy Conradt

Today is Ann M. Martin's birthday.

Dietribes: Gum Control

Allison Keene

"¢ "Chewing gum may be a $19 billion industry, but it's not a universally accepted practice.

Congrats to the Hoover High Mathletes

Jason English

The Hoover High School Math Team from Hoover, Alabama—our founder Will Pearson's alma mater—recently finished 8th at the national Mu Alpha Theta Conference, so we sent them ou

Still Following the Yellow Brick Road (After 70 Years)

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

It was 70 years ago today that The Wizard of Oz premiered at The Strand Theatre in the little lakeside town of Oconomowoc, Wis. The film, based on the hugely popular children's series by L.

Judging Books by their Covers: 10 Unforgettable Designs

David K. Israel

If you're a fan of this blog, you probably like to read. A lot. And you probably have your own favorite book jacket designs.

Brain Game: Bra, Rain, and In

Thanks for taking a crack at the Brain Game. Today, we ask you for a simple five-letter word. What could be easier than that?

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