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Does the Language You Speak Affect How You Think?

Jun 8, 2022

Imagine enjoying a picnic as a friend suddenly informed you that there was a spider on your north shoulder. Would you know which shoulder to check? This might sound bizarre to an uninitiated English speaker, but to a speaker of Gugu Yimithirr, it would be perfectly natural. Speakers of this Australian language (and several others around the world) primarily use absolute directions when describing everyday situations, to the exclusion of relative directions like “left” and “right”. Sim ...read more

30 Restaurants That Are Open on the 4th of July

Jun 8, 2022

Skipping the cookout this 4th of July? Celebrate America's birthday at these restaurants that are open on Independence Day. Independence Day falls on a Monday this year, and plenty of people will be celebrating America’s birthday (and the three-day weekend) with outdoor cookouts and family barbecues. But there are also plenty of people who’d rather skip the cooking and cleaning, opting to head to a restaurant on the 4th of July instead. In most cases, on the 4th of July restaurants open m ...read more

Can You Really Make Yourself Immune to Poison by Taking Tiny Doses Over Time?

Jun 8, 2022

Mithridates VI, also known as Mithridates the Great, was the ruler of the Kingdom of Pontus, a region of northern Anatolia in what is now modern-day Turkey, from 120 to 63 BC. In 120 BC Mithridates’ father, Mithridates V, was assassinated by poison, allegedly as part of a conspiracy lead by his wife, Queen Laodice VI. Throughout his life, the younger Mithridates lived in fear of being poisoned, and began taking small non-lethal doses of various poisons in order to build up an immunity. Afte ...read more

25 Uplifting Headlines of the Week – Part 274

Jun 6, 2022

Here are this week’s uplifting headlines. 1-5 Uplifting Headlines of the Week 1. Some restaurants are abandoning tipping in favor of paying their staff higher wages. – Source 2. A cancer trial’s unexpected result: remission in every patient. – Source 3. Japanese man, 83, becomes the oldest person to sail solo non-stop across the Pacific. – Source 4. Kerala lesbian couple, separated by parents, reunited by the high court. – Source 5. Women finds $36K in couch acquired in ...read more

25 Kickass Random Facts List #749

Jun 6, 2022

Here are 25 kickass random facts. For part 748, click here 1-5 Kickass Random Fact 1. Martin Van Buren was not only the first president born in the USA, but also the first president to speak English as a second language. – Source 2. A suicidal teen from the UK used several fake online personas to convince his best mate to kill him, he survived the attack but became the first person in UK history to be charged with inciting their own murder. – Source 3. The high % of NASA astronauts ...read more

8 Mind-Blowing Facts About Of Mice and Men

Jun 6, 2022

The 1937 publication by John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men, is a timeless story of life and liberty. The 107-page novella follows the four-day adventure of George and Lennie as they start work on a ranch in Soledad. You probably know all that from your time dissecting this classic piece of literature in English class. However, there are at least eight interesting facts about Of Mice and Men that you probably didn’t learn in school. John Steinbeck’s dog ate his first draft. “My dog ate my ...read more

31 LGBTQ-Owned Businesses to Support During Pride Month and All Year Long

Jun 6, 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. From queer-centered bookshops to gender-diverse apparel, we've rounded up some excellent LGBTQ-owned businesses to shop throughout the year. via @playoutnyc/instagram.com You’ve probably heard the phrase “vote with your dollar” at some point or o ...read more

100 Heartfelt Love Messages That Will Make Your Beloved Melt

Jun 6, 2022

Love is in the air and will soon be on your screen when you send these love messages. When you love someone so much, sometimes it can seem like you’ve run out of words to express how you feel. And when your partner is on your mind, you may want to send them a message that goes beyond a simple “I love you.” You’ve seen all the relationship quotes and love quotes, but these messages will inspire your own words. If you’re looking to write a sentimental card, whether for Valentine’s D ...read more

40 Grandma Quotes to Honor Your Beloved Grammy

Jun 5, 2022

Missing your granny? Reminisce and cherish her with these uplifting quotes. Whether you call her Nana, Meemaw, Abuela, Grammy, Babushka, or Lola—there’s no denying the special role grandmothers play in our lives. She raised one of your parents, and maybe even helped raise you, and did a darn good job. As you make sure to celebrate your grandmother, just as she deserves, these loving grandma quotes are the perfect way to honor her. Whatever the occasion, in addition to getting a great gift ...read more

Is Avocado a Fruit or a Vegetable?

Jun 5, 2022

They're versatile, healthy, and the tastiest part of any plant-based meal. But is avocado a fruit or a vegetable? We have the answer to that pressing question! Sure, it’s clear that the best way to eat avocado is on toast, with a poached egg and everything seasoning. Or mashed with tomatoes and jalapeños and scooped up with tortilla chips. Or cut into avocado fries. Those are what you call food facts! But beyond the delicious ways to eat it, most people know surprisingly little about the b ...read more