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The Quick 14: The Banned Words List

Stacy Conradt

Every year, Lake Superior State University releases its banned words list based on overused words and phrases for the year.

Bowling For No Dollars: College Bowl Game Economics

Ethan Trex

College football fans will get to enjoy the BCS National Championship Game on Monday night, but before Auburn and Oregon take the field a few more bowl games will give us our pigskin fix.

Odds/Ends: Stuff We Promised to Give Away Ages Ago

Jason English

We've got a couple outstanding giveaways we need to wrap up.

12 Bookstore Cats

Miss Cellania

Books and cats go together as well as peanut butter and jelly. You could file them under "things that are nice to curl up with" -at the same time!

Ask MetaFilter Contains Everything You'll Ever Want to Know

Chris Higgins

Ask MetaFilter is a community site in which people ask and answer questions.

Secret Advice for Success in Life: Get More Sleep, Have More Dreams

Ransom Riggs

In this short-but-sweet TED talk, Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington talks about how she discovered the importance of sleep: by fainting from exhaustion a couple of years ago, hitting her face

Scouting New York

Colin Patrick

Scouting New York was started by Nick Carr as a way to showcase the interesting and eclectic nooks and crannies he discovers while scouring the Big Apple as a motion picture location scout.

Beautiful (Yet Terrifying) Viewing Platforms

Jill Harness

When you have a great viewing opportunity, it's always nice to have a good, but safe, way to make the most of the stunning scenery.

Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #20

It's Think Thursday here at the mental_floss Brain Game. Today, you'll be rolling your eyes at the newest entry in our Really, Really Bad Rebus series.

Morning Cup of Links: Beach Ballet

Miss Cellania

6 Real People With Secret Identities Nobody Saw Coming. Just the story of the wrestler who supported an orphanage made this worth a read. NSFW text. * The 10 Most Bizarre Celebrity Endorsements.

At the Libraries: Books vs. Bullets

Miss Kathleen

Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.

The Late Movies: The Mona Lisa Curse

Chris Higgins

Tonight, a documentary in twelve parts about how money has ruined art.

The Quick 10: It's Raining Cats and Dogs (and fish and spiders and eels)

Stacy Conradt

There’s some scary stuff going on around the world – hundreds of birds falling dead from the sky in Arkansas, Louisiana and Sweden; thousands of fish popping up glassy-eyed from the Arkansas River.

How Play Sparks Creativity

Chris Higgins

This TED Talk from designer Tim Brown is awesome -- it's about how playfulness is crucial to creative thinking.

The Girl Gang of London

Jill Harness

If you thought Victorian Era women were always demure and proper, the Forty Elephants could teach you a thing or two. This London all-girl gang started in the late 1700s and lasted for over 150 yea

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