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25 Uplifting Headlines of the Week – Part 275

Jun 24, 2022

Here are this week’s uplifting headlines. 1-5 Uplifting Headlines of the Week 1. New York passes a bill to ban the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores. The puppy mill pipeline bill aims to “stop the flow of cruelly bred puppies into New York,” according to a press release from the ASPCA. – Source 2. Mealworms can safely consume polystyrene (Styrofoam) safely returning it to organic matter. – Source 3. A judge has extended a ban on bullfighting in Mexico City indefini ...read more

I Tried the Foreo Luna Mini 2, and My Skin Has Never Felt Cleaner

Jun 24, 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. courtesy Jill Schildhouse I’ve always considered myself “medium-maintenance” when it comes to my beauty routine. There are some products I simply won’t skimp on when it comes to quality—like prestige-brand foundation and high-end shampoo—which ...read more

What Is Electricity?

Jun 24, 2022

To put it very simply, electricity is the flow of electric energy that powers technology – from the lights in our house, the computer we work on, and the smallest of gadgets we use in our daily lives.  But there’s more to it than that, of course. Like, what is it exactly? Diving deeper into electricity’s complicated science produces more questions for us laypeople. Even scientists don’t have definitive answers for us, only more abstract questions on top of ours. And isn’t this what m ...read more

25 Kickass Random Facts List #752

Jun 24, 2022

Here are 25 kickass random facts. For part 751, click here 1-5 Kickass Random Fact 1. The asteroid impact that caused the dinosaur extinction set 70% of the world’s forests on fire, caused tsunamis that rose to a height of 300ft (100m) and ejected 25 trillion metric tons of debris into the atmosphere that reduced sunlight by up to 90% for a decade. – Source 2. ‘Jeopardy!’ super champion and eventual host Ken Jennings won so many games during his initial streak that he admitted t ...read more

A Worthy Opponent: the Glorious Death of Hampton Gray, the Last Canadian Victoria Cross

Jun 24, 2022

On August 9, 1989, a solemn ceremony was held on a hill outside the town of Onagawa in Japan. The townsfolk and a handful of foreign guests gathered to dedicate a monument to a fallen airman, who in the final days of the Second World War sacrificed his life pressing home a suicidal attack on an enemy ship. But this courageous act was carried out not by a Japanese pilot, but rather a Canadian. On August 9, 1945, Royal Navy pilot Hampton Gray became among the last Canadians to die in the war ...read more

Dance Until You Die: The Perverse Depression-Era Fad of Dance Marathons

Jun 24, 2022

The “Roaring 20s” were a time of liberation and experimentation in America. In the wake of the First World War and the Spanish Flu pandemic, which collectively killed more than 100 million people worldwide, Americans were eager to break free of the moral and social constraints of the past and experience every pleasure and thrill life had to offer. Women smoked, drove cars, and flaunted their sexuality, unmarried couples did the previously unthinkable and danced in public, and everyone d ...read more

Life Pro Tips of the Week – Part 304

Jun 24, 2022

Here are this week’s Life Pro Tips. 1. If you live by the Mexican border, photograph your most valuable items as federal agents can now legally search your house without a warrant. The Supreme Court handed down a decision in Egbert v. Boule on Wednesday which effectively gives B order Patrol agents who violate the Constitution total immunity from lawsuits seeking to hold them accountable. 2. When you’re leaving for a trip, plan to be packed and ready an hour before you need to leave, ...read more

Does Anything Radioactive Actually Glow Bright Green?

Jun 24, 2022

If I were to ask you to picture “radioactive waste,” the image that would likely spring to mind is that of a rusty metal barrel leaking glowing, neon-green sludge. It is an image which has appeared in countless movies and TV shows, yet, as we saw in our previous video How Does Nuclear Waste Disposal Work, real nuclear waste looks nothing as exciting as its fictional counterpart, consisting mainly of rather plain-looking rods of depleted Uranium pulled from nuclear reactor cores. So then ...read more

How to Save Water: 11 Tips for Reducing Water Consumption

Jun 24, 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. It's time to change the way we think about water conservation. It wasn’t long ago that we were talking about the effects of climate change primarily in terms of what it meant for the Earth’s future. But that’s no longer a viable approach. If anything, gi ...read more

Are All Snowflakes Actually Unique?

Jun 24, 2022

If you’ve ever spent any amount of time discussing snowflakes with almost literally anyone, you’ve probably at one point or other heard that snowflakes are all unique. But… are they? Like many widely-believed notions such as the “fact” that sugar makes children hyper (it doesn’t at all, though in controlled studies where parents are told their kids have been given sugar, the parents will often say their kids are acting extra hyper, despite no discernible change in behavior and r ...read more

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