Brain Game

A Piece of Pie

Brain Game

A Piece of Pie

R.I.P. Joan Rivers

R.I.P. Joan Rivers


30 Discoveries About Family History in Spanish Surnames

Judith B Herman

Some occupational surnames are transparent. Here are a few that are a bit less obvious.

33 Grocery Store Staples Named After Real People

Jennifer M Wood

From Duncan Hines to Chef Boyardee.

Why Do Americans Eat What We Eat For Breakfast?

Hannah Keyser

Here's how breakfast foods became breakfast foods in the first place.

11 Eat-It-All-And-It's-Free Road Trip Gems for Hungry Foodies

You’ll get a real bargain, a great story, or both.

Morning Cup of Links: The Vacation That Never Was

Miss Cellania

36 Things You Might Not Know About Cats

Jason English

Amazing facts for the cat lovers out there.

The Missing Links: Saturday Morning Beatles

Colin Patrick

11 Beautiful Black Chickens

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The Stories Behind 10 Johnny Cash Songs

Stacy Conradt

Here's what the Man in Black was singing about.

Beautiful Bowling Balls Dance in Waves

Chris Higgins

How Rainbow Rowell Went From Newspaper Reporter to Superstar Novelist

the mag Jen Doll

A friend asked me, “What are you writing for yourself?” I realized I’d never written anything just for myself.

Why Are Baseball Seasons 162 Games Long?

Hannah Keyser

This week, Major League Baseball released the schedule for the 2015 season.

11 Successful Products Originally Invented for Something Else

Hannah Keyser Haley Sweetland Edwards

Although some of these are sort of cringe-inducing in their original applications, they found new life—and commercial popularity—in unintended ways.

A Levitating Toy Train

Chris Higgins

How Crossword Puzzles Are Made

Matt Gaffney

Last week, we published an item on how crossword puzzles are made. As many, many readers pointed out, we didn't have our facts straight. You deserve better!