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13 Things You Need to Know About National Parks

May 26, 2022

Serge Bloch for Reader's Digest There is something so peaceful about disconnecting from the world and exploring one of our nation’s national parks. After all, the stunning mountains, rivers, and terrains are what make this planet so beautiful. Whether you’re hiking through Yosemite, taking a road trip through Zion, or trying to spot alligators in the Everglades, there are so many parks to check off your bucket list. But there are a few things you may not know about our national ...read more

81 Flirty Texts to Send to That Special Someone

May 26, 2022

Crafting the perfect flirty text is an art form—but we’ve made it easy for you with these ideas guaranteed to strike just the right note. Flirting over text can go so very wrong. Between autocorrect fails, jokes that fall flat, and tones that miss the mark, the results can be disastrous. But done right, flirty texts can light a spark that ignites a whole romance—or stoke the flames of passion with a long-term partner. So, how do you craft the perfect flirty text? It’s an art. The text ...read more

Do Eggs Need to Be Refrigerated?

May 26, 2022

Have you ever wondered whether it's safe to leave eggs on the counter? We've cracked the case. Like butter, eggs are one of those foods that make us question how necessary it is to keep them cold. Do eggs need to be refrigerated? After all, many recipes call for room-temperature eggs, and if you go to a farm stand, those cartons of freshly laid eggs aren’t always in a cooler. So, is refrigerating eggs all it’s cracked up to be? Britanny Saunier, executive director of the Partnership for F ...read more

This Clever $13 Ball Keeps Your Purse Clean—Seriously!

May 26, 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. This tiny ball went viral on TikTok, and now it's flying off Amazon's virtual shelves. Say hello to the Sauberkugel Clean Ball and an effortlessly cleaner bag. Have you ever looked at how dirty the bottom of your purse is? You might have some handy cleaning pu ...read more

10 Brutal Criminals Who Hid in Plain Sight

May 26, 2022

It’s no secret that brutal criminals exist. However, it can be strange to think that despite being ruthless in their crimes, many of them were able to escape detection. In fact, from appearing on television shows to reporting on their own crimes, there are criminals who managed to hide in plain sight for quite a long time. Now, if that has caught your fancy, here are ten such brutal criminals who hid in plain sight.   1 Rodney Alcala, the Dating Game Killer In 1978, the serial killer ...read more

How to Help the Families and Victims of the Uvalde School Shooting

May 26, 2022

Even if you don't live in Texas, you can still help the Ulvade community during this trying time. Here's how. The United States is mourning another heartbreaking act of gun violence within its borders after a gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022, killing 19 children and two teachers. Although there have been 213 mass shootings (defined as involving four or more people) so far in 2022, according to Gun Violence Archive, this is the deadliest attack on ...read more

How are Guide Dogs Trained?

May 26, 2022

Dignified, loyal and, above all, very fury, guide dogs are a vital tether to the outside world for many blind and visually impaired people that allow them to live more independent, if dog hair covered, lives. As you’d expect, training one of these wonder-dogs is no easy feat and requires teaching the canine in question to ignore many of its own base instincts… including, yes, the desire to poop. Before getting to that, let’s first talk about how prospective guide dogs are chosen. Give ...read more

50 Shocking Facts about Parasites

May 26, 2022

1 Toxoplasmosis Gondii Toxoplasmosis Gondii is a brain parasite which spreads through cat feces, which slows rats, and causes attraction to cats. This parasite is transmissible to humans and can cause humans to excessively care for cats. Also, infected female humans (and rats) are more likely to find infected males attractive. 2. Henneguya Salminicola is the first known animal that doesn't use oxygen to breathe. It is an 8-millimeter white parasite that infects the fles ...read more

What’s the Deal with the $2 Bill?

May 26, 2022

Contrary to popular opinion the $2 bill is neither rare nor out of circulation, with millions of them being printed by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing each and every year. Despite this, you’ll occasionally get cashiers who refuse to accept them, thinking them fake, and even the occasional news report of the cops being called on someone who tries to use one, only for the establishment management to learn that the $2 bill is totally a thing. So why does the bill seem so rare in ci ...read more

A Giant Eyeball in Downtown Dallas: What Is its significance?

May 26, 2022

Taking a walk around Dallas, you are sure to notice a very odd sight – a giant eye placed in downtown Dallas! It is a gleaming orb that is 30 feet tall sitting right outside the Joule Hotel!  The giant eyeball structure is a must in the things-to-do on anyone’s Dallas list. The Joule Hotel is known for its art collection of original artworks from Andy Warhol, Tony Cragg, Richard Philips, and Adam Fuss. What does the Giant Eyeball in Dallas structure represent? Image cred ...read more