Slumber Party Barbie of 1965 came with her own "How to Lose Weight" book. One tip: "Don’t eat."
We've got a couple outstanding giveaways we need to wrap up.
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 is a community site in which people ask and answer questions.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
Tonight, a documentary in twelve parts about how money has ruined art.
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.
This TED Talk from designer Tim Brown is awesome -- it's about how playfulness is crucial to creative thinking.
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
Can the food your grandparents ate affect you? What about years of smoking one of your great-grandparents engaged in, and ended, decades before your parents were even born?
You can tell a lot about a society from its stock images. Not what the society is really like, but how it likes to perceive itself.