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10 Jobs You Didn't Hear About On Career Day

the mag

Back in preschool, there were only a handful of sensible options for the career-minded 4-year-old.

Weekend Links: A Modern-Day Dragon

Roma Panganiban

Brain Game: Lycanthrope

Sandy Wood

Search of the Internet Reveals No Evidence of Time Travelers

Erin McCarthy

“The discovery of time travel into the past could be transformative not only to physics but to humanity,” study authors Robert Nemiroff and Teresa Wilson note in the paper.

An Eerie Tour of China's Abandoned Disneyland Knockoff

Jason English

There were big plans for Wonderland, a Disney-esque park outside of Beijing. It was supposed to be the biggest amusement park in Asia.

The Missing Links: The Greatest Business Card in the World

Colin Patrick

4 Russian Travel Tips for Visiting America

Therese Oneill

A guide for visitors trying to navigate the peculiarities of American life.

Man vs. Beast: Is a Dog's Mouth Really Cleaner Than a Human's?

Matt Soniak

Comparing a dog's mouth with a human's mouth is sort of like comparing apples and oranges—really filthy apples and really filthy oranges.

What Famous Person Your Age Do You Really Want to Meet?

Jason English

On Fridays, I ask a series of unrelated questions. Reading your answers helps me get through the afternoon. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Check out the Latest Trailer for Ransom Riggs' Hollow City!

Erin McCarthy

If you're like me, ever since you finished reading Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, you've been waiting patiently (OK, maybe not so patiently) for the seq

13 Words of the Year from Other Countries

Arika Okrent

Gubbploga! GroKo! Bombeiro! Start slipping these into conversation.

Morning Cup of Links: Goodbye, Saturday Morning Cartoons

Miss Cellania

The Treadmill Originated in Prisons

the mag

Exercising on a treadmill often feels like torture, and that’s not exactly a coincidence.

Can You Catch Up On Sleep?

Caisey Robertson

When we pull an all-nighter to study for a test or put together a presentation, we assure ourselves we’ll just make it up later—but can you really catch up on lost sleep?