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7 Dubious Ways to Gain an Olympic Edge

Ethan Trex

The Winter Olympics are supposed to be a shining beacon of sportsmanship and goodwill, but things don't always work out that way.

Caption Contest No. 17 Winners!

David K. Israel

The people have spoken! More than 1,000 of you cast a vote and the two winning captions appear below. Congrats to Niki and Randy!

The Quick 10: 10 Roses With Surprising Namesakes

Stacy Conradt

In case you haven't noticed, Valentine's Day is Sunday.

Dear Valentine: A Brief History of Great Love Letters

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

For as long as people could write, it seems, the more romantic and less self-conscious have been penning love letters.

"Deadliest Catch" Star Captain Phil Harris Dies

Chris Higgins

Fans of the Discovery Channel show Deadliest Catch are in mourning, after learning that Captain Phil Harris died on February 9. He suffered a stroke while unloading his boat, the Cornelia Marie.

Using Duke-UNC Highlights to Study PTSD

Meghan Holohan

Duke basketball fans might argue that a big win against UNC has significant cultural relevance. And in a sense, they're right.

Sister Salad returns with "String Theory"

David K. Israel

I've written about Sister Salad before. Some of you might recall their Yo Comments Are Wack music video, which has been viewed more then 1 million times now, partly thanks to the mental_floss

Olympics 2010: Skiing Solo for a Snowless Nation

Miss Cellania

Jamaica is not sending a bobsled team to Vancouver for the Winter Games, but the Caribbean nation will be represented by one skier.

Brain Game: U and I

Welcome to the Thursday Brain Game: One nine-letter word means "marked by imagination," while another nine-letter word means "lacking in imagination." Both words begin wit

Miryachit, the Mysterious Siberian Mental Disorder

Ransom Riggs

Morning Cup of Links: ISS Tour

Miss Cellania

What do you say to a scared little girl who's just had a baby and feels all alone in the world? A young  NICU doctor has a few suggestions.

The Late Movies: "Dust in the Wind" Covers

Chris Higgins

"Dust in the Wind" was released way back in 1977.

The Quick 10: Why Betty White is Awesome

Stacy Conradt

Between her Snickers Super Bowl ad, the petition to have her host Saturday Night Live and just because she's awesome in general, Betty White has been getting a lot of press lately.

Chicago Gang Business Cards

Chris Higgins

So here's something that happened. Back in the 70's and early 80's, Chicago gang members had their own business cards.

Dietribes: Gnocchi For You

Allison Keene

"¢Â "Gnocchi," a kind of traditional potato dumpling, means "lumps" in Italian (how ... appetizing).