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How Do We Know How Old Things Like Dinosaur Bones Are?

Jun 18, 2022

There’s an old joke told in natural history museums about a new tour guide showing around a group of visitors. Stopping before a dinosaur skeleton, he informs the group that the fossil remains are 80 million years and three weeks old. “How do you know that?” asks one of the visitors. “Because it was 80 million when I started,”  says the guide. “And I’ve been here three weeks.” So how do we really know how old fossils like dinosaur bones are? For hundreds of years the answer ...read more

This Clever Product Cleans Even the Smelliest Washing Machines

Jun 18, 2022

Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Ratings and prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication. Yes, even washing machines need a proper cleaning every now and then. Luckily, the Affresh washing machine cleaner does the heavy scrubbing for you. If you thought your washing machine was self-cleaning, think again. Even if you have one of the best washers a ...read more

How do The Persians Teach Alexander the Great and When Did He First Become “Great”?

Jun 18, 2022

We’ve all heard of him. Alexander the Great has been for many centuries a household name in much of the world- an impressive feat for a king who’s been dead for two millenia and reigned only for a little over a decade. In western countries, his defeat of the Persian Empire in the 320s BC has often been depicted as bringing culture to barbarian lands. And thus, the events of his life are put in a context of the clash between East and West. As you can imagine, however, there is another si ...read more

Germany’s Forgotten Genocide That Provided a Blueprint for the Nazis

Jun 18, 2022

When we think of Germany and genocide, we typically think of the Holocaust, wherein some 15 million Jews, Roma, homosexuals and others deemed “undesirable” by the Third Reich were systematically exterminated between 1941 and 1945. But policies of mass murder go back much further in German history than many dare admit. For some 30 years before the Nazis came to power, the Imperial German government of Kaiser Wilhelm II committed an atrocity in a remote corner of its empire which has come ...read more

8 Ways to Be a More Sustainable Traveler

Jun 18, 2022

Here's how to make your next vacation a positive experience for you—and the planet. Because it’s responsible for so many once-in-a-lifetime experiences and memories, there’s no question that travel has a lasting impact on all of us. What experts are now starting to understand more clearly, though, is the lasting impact it also has on the environment and the people who actually live in a destination. Just look at Venice, Italy. It’s sinking, and locals are moving out in droves because ...read more

Companies Are Trying to Cash In on Juneteenth. Here’s Why That’s a Problem

Jun 18, 2022

Big brands are trying to profit off Juneteenth, but that's not what the holiday is about. On June 19, 1865, more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, enslaved Africans in Galveston, Texas, learned they had been set free. They were undoubtedly happy to receive this news about the legal discontinuation of slavery. But what a shame that the news of their freedom was so delayed. Notwithstanding, Juneteenth became a day of celebration for African Ame ...read more

Dog Anxiety: 7 Reasons Your Dog May Be Stressed—and What to Do About It

Jun 18, 2022

Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Ratings and prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication. When your cherished pup is anxious, all you want to do is assure it everything will be OK. Here's what you should know about dog anxiety and how you can help your furry friend feel better. Some types of dog anxiety are fairly easy to understand: When your dog ...read more

The Best 4th of July Celebration for You, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Jun 17, 2022

Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Ratings and prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication. What’s the best way to ring in America's birthday this year? The answer lies with your zodiac sign. The 4th of July is almost here, and you know what that means—throwing an epic barbecue, complete with 4th of July games, and catching the best fireworks dis ...read more

Is Photographic Memory Actually a Thing?

Jun 17, 2022

One day in April 1929, a Moscow newspaper editor was handing out assignments when he noticed that one of his reporters wasn’t taking any notes. The editor pulled the reporter aside to question him, only for the man, one Solomon Shereshevsky, to reveal that he never took notes because he had a perfect memory. Then, before the editor could argue, Shereshevsky proceeded to recite the entire meeting down to the last detail. Astonished and sensing a good story, the editor suggested Shereshevsk ...read more

45 Best LGBTQ Shows to Watch During Pride Month—and All Year Long

Jun 17, 2022

RD.com, Getty Images Binge-worthy LGBTQ shows Over the past decade, the explosion of streaming television and an astronomical increase in queer visibility have made it hard to find a TV show without queer characters, creators, or themes. Every month is a great month to watch LGBTQ movies and read LGBTQ books. For this year’s Pride Month, we compiled a list of the most important LGBTQ shows created for television. Winning critical acclaim and/or cult popularity, each of these shows has c ...read more