Reader Sarah writes in to ask, “What is it that causes that distinctive 'old person' smell? Whatever it is, it seems to be common to all elderly people. Is it inevitable or is there something you can do to avoid it?”... READ ON
“Blown to smithereens” is such a great, colorful phrase. Almost everyone knows exactly what you mean, without being able to define what exactly a smithereen is. What the heck are they?... READ ON
When your playlist strikes all the right chords, your body can go on a physiological joyride.... READ ON
It’s a common misconception that has been going on for centuries, and it’s difficult to unravel.... READ ON
Most people take the partitions that divide the traffic on U.S. highways for granted. But these seemingly simple barriers are actually deceptively sophisticated: Their designs have been well-tested and tweaked to ensure driver safety on both sides of the road in the event of a crash. The most common name for these ubiquitous concrete slabs are “Jersey Barriers”—but why?... READ ON
Blushing is an involuntary reaction that seems to serve no purpose beyond making an embarrassing situation even worse.... READ ON
Will McGough answers today's Big Question.... READ ON
Above the Supreme Court is a basketball court—"The Highest Court in the Land."