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Lost In Translation: 5 Botched Business Messages

Karina Martinez-Carter

With corporate lexicon, seemingly small differences can cause a world of costly trouble, particularly when translation is required.

Today is a Holiday in Honor of World’s Greatest Alphabet

Arika Okrent

Happy Hangul Day!

Brain Game: Marbled

Sandy Wood

5 Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

Every Wednesday, I preview the 5 most interesting new comics hitting comic shops, Comixology, Kickstarter and the web.

Testing 30 Life Hacks We Found on the Internet

Jason English

For our 30th episode, John Green tests 30 life hacks we read about on the internet to see if they work as promised.

Where Does the Phrase “To Turn the Tables” Come From?

Will McGough

According the Oxford English Dictionary, if you “turn the tables” on someone, it is generally understood that you have reversed the fortunes in your favor to some capacity, so as to “reverse one’s pos

11 Leif Erikson Facts for Leif Erikson Day

Kate Erbland

While most people associate Italian explorer Christopher Columbus with the discovery of the giant landmass that we know today as North America, it’s long been believed that it was actually Vikings who

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12 R.L. Stine Quotes for His Birthday

Erin McCarthy

You would never know from his books that Goosebumps and Fear Street author R.L. Stine used to write joke books for kids under the name Jovial Bob Stine.

The Missing Links: Green Screen In A Starring Role

Colin Patrick

9 Gross and Gruesome Goodies for Your Halloween Party

Miss Cellania

Fun with The Great Language Game

Arika Okrent

If you like languages, you’ll love The Great Language Game.

7 Schools That Dropped Their Native American Nicknames

Lucas Reilly

Over the past three decades, 28 high schools nicknamed “Redskins” have ushered in a new mascot. The last college with the moniker dropped it over a decade ago.

10 Things You Might Not Know About the Nobel Prize

Amanda Green

There's no red carpet or twerking involved, but it's an exciting time: Nobel Prizes are being announced this week. Who knows? Maybe you almost won.

What’s the Origin of “Chinese Fire Drills"?

Matt Soniak