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Should You Splurge on an Impulse Buy? This Chart Can Help You Decide

Shaunacy Ferro

It can be hard to talk ourselves out of an exciting sale, but your bank account will thank you.

A Brief History of Presidential Libraries

Mark Mancini

The modern presidential library is more than a roadside attraction.

9 Hardened Facts About Charles Bronson

Jake Rossen

He took up smoking at age 9.

City Maps Replace Transit Stops With Popular Instagram Hashtags

Michele Debczak

#Cronut, #innout, and #currywurst are all included.

15 Abstract Thinking Words With Concrete Etymological Roots

John Kelly

How would you explain what it means to think? This act, though central to our very humanity, is an incredibly abstract process.

Solar Charger Lets You Power Your Phone From the Sky

Alvin Ward

Let the power of the sun power your phone.

Dollyisms: 26 Quotes and Quips From Dolly Parton

Suzanne Raga

Because you probably hummed "9 to 5" on your way to work this morning.

Meet the Secret Grammarians in Ecuador Who Correct Graffiti Mistakes

Kirstin Fawcett

These grammar police are taking it to the streets.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Edgar Allan Poe

Ethan Trex

You’ve read Edgar Allan Poe’s terrifying stories. You can quote “The Raven.” How well do you know the writer’s quirky sense of humor and code-cracking abilities, though?

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You’re Probably Using the Drawer Under Your Oven Wrong

Shaunacy Ferro

You might be storing your pans in a drawer meant to keep your food warm.

9 Robots Designed to Optimize Your Life

Presented by Neato Robotics.

Hair Follicles May Help Wounds Heal Without Scars

Jordan Rosenfeld

The researchers say they've pioneered a method to regenerate the skin.

As German Bombs Fell on Paris, Marie Curie Decided to Go to War

Erin Blakemore

First, Marie Curie tried to donate her Nobel Prize medals. When bank officials refused to melt them down, she donated her prize money to purchase war bonds instead.

Black Sunday: The Storm That Gave Us the Dust Bowl

Erin Blakemore

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