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Start Saving Early with These Pre-Prime Day Deals and Promos

Jun 23, 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. The wait is over—Amazon Prime Day 2022 is finally happening! Here are all the deals you can score early. When is Amazon Prime Day 2022? Get ready to click “Add to cart,” because one of the most highly anticipated annual online shopping events is back. Ma ...read more

That Time a Group of Psychiatrists Pretended to be Mentally Ill to Prove a Point

Jun 23, 2022

In 1972, eight people presented themselves to 12 psychiatric hospitals across the United States. They had seemingly nothing in common save for a very specific set of symptoms, with all eight reporting hearing voices saying a single word: “thud,” “empty,” or “hollow.” They were all immediately admitted, seven being diagnosed with schizophrenia and one with manic depression. Following admission, all eight patients suddenly stopped hearing the voices and reported feeling entirely n ...read more

What Are Cookies, and Why Do Websites Have Them?

Jun 23, 2022

Cookies simplify our online lives, but it's important to understand what they are before accepting them. If you’re online all the time (and we’re willing to wager most people are), you’ve no doubt been bombarded with the “accept cookies” pop-ups that appear on every website. And aside from wondering how to make them go away, the question you probably ask every time you hit “accept” is, “What are cookies anyway?” Some cookies are safe—there to offer you a more personalized ...read more

Life Pro Tips of the Week – Part 305

Jun 22, 2022

Here are this week’s Life Pro Tips. 1. When your kids move out, tell them, that if they meet any hardship, they are welcome to come back at any time. It’s like an invisible security net that makes them feel more secure, knowing you have their back if something goes wrong. 2. Never send a work email when you’re emotionally compromised. Type it up, save it as a draft, and walk away. Ideally, sleep on it. You’ll make a smarter choice when not heated. 3. Please mail your key(s) in ...read more

The Best Burger in Every State

Jun 22, 2022

RD.com, via @tommysburgerstop/instagram, via napsgrillmt/instagram, via sollysbutterburgers.com, via bigo_midtown/instagram, via Lexie's Joint/Facebook The best burgers from coast to coast From coast to coast, burgers are one of America’s favorite foods. But the best burger isn’t always where you’d think to find it. Sometimes, it’s served out of a gas station or otherwise off the beaten path. Other times, it’s in a traditional restaurant. Though these spots might not be ab ...read more

12 Best Cooling Pajamas That Make Hot Summer Nights Bearable

Jun 22, 2022

rd.com, via merchant (3) Cool pajamas for hot sleepers Summer is heating up, and that means hot nights ahead. Rather than spending a fortune to crank up the AC, though, consider a pair of cooling pajamas—ones that are designed to regulate your temperature while you sleep and wick away moisture to keep you dry. Even if you’ve already invested in one of the best cooling mattresses, these cool pajamas can help you stay comfortable all night long. How we chose the best cooling pajam ...read more

15 Podcasts from LGBTQ+ Creators to Add to Your List

Jun 22, 2022

rd.com, via merchant (4) Get hooked on these LGBTQ podcasts With the explosion of podcasts over the past decade, more people than ever have been able to create their own platforms to tell stories. For queer people in particular, producing LGBTQ podcasts has been an accessible way to contribute to a growing canon of queer media across disciplines. For Pride Month, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best queer podcasts available to stream. Going beyond questions of what LGBTQ stan ...read more

Curious Facts About The Cancer Zodiac Sign

Jun 22, 2022

Cancer season extends from June 21 to July 22, representing the fourth sign of the zodiac. The resilient crab symbolizes the Cancer zodiac sign. However, don’t let their hard outer shells fool you. Underneath that tough exterior is a soft and emotional Cancer — quite like the other water signs, Pisces and Scorpio. Cancers make great friends and lovers, and if you’ve got one in your life, you should stay tuned to learn more about them! What are Cancers known for? One feature that’s c ...read more

25 Interesting Historical Photos – Part 341

Jun 22, 2022

Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 340, click here. 1. British soldiers after their release from Japanese captivity in Singapore, 1945. 2. A boy and his owl, 1933. 3. 59 years ago, Soviet space mission Vostok 6 was launched with Valentina Tereshkova onboard, who became the 1st woman in space! This is her during the fifth Earth orbit on 16 June 1963. 4. Sikh soldier of the Indian Red Eagle division showing a captured German flag after taking over Monte C ...read more

That Time an Entire French Town Went Insane

Jun 21, 2022

The town of Pont-Saint-Esprit lies 30 kilometres northwest of Avignon, in the Gard department of Southern France. Founded in the fifth century, the town, site of a famous famous bridge over the Rhône river built in 1309, has had a long and eventful history. In the 9th Century legendary Frankish ruler Charles Martel defeated an army of Moors nearby, while in 13th Century the town was sacked by Raymond VII, Count of Toulouse. During the Nazi occupation of 1940-1945, the German SS established ...read more