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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

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

25 Interesting Historical Photos – Part 338

May 26, 2022

Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 337, click here. 1. Dr. Erich Salomon faked a broken arm so he could hide a camera in his cast to photograph the US Supreme Court, 1932. 2. The scene on the highway near Palermo after a bomb killed anti-mafia judge Giovanni Falcone, his wife, and three police escort agents on 23 May 1992. The bombing was a terror attack by the Sicilian Mafia who placed 400 kg of explosives under the highway, in Sicily, Italy in 1992. 3. Pr ...read more

15 Captivating Facts About New Mexico

May 26, 2022

Officially nicknamed the “Land of Enchantment” but also known as “The Colorful State,” New Mexico was the 47th state to join the United States of America on January 6, 1912. It has a population of 2,096,829 people (as of 2019), making it the 36th most populous state. New Mexico is bordered by the states of Oklahoma, Utah, Texas, Colorado, and Arizona. With 121,590 square miles (314,917 square kilometers) of land and water, it is the fifth-largest state. The capital of New Mexico is Sa ...read more

How Close Is Alaska to Russia?

May 26, 2022

Russia is the largest country in the World, and Alaska is the 49th state in the United States. Russia, in 1867, sold Alaska to the United States for $7.2 million. Russia and the United States were allies because of their common dislike of the British. If you have a look at how close Alaska is to Russia now, you will be surprised. Here is a deep dive into the distance between these two regions and the history of the Alaska and Russian deal. Russia Sold Alaska for $7.2 million which is about $11 ...read more

32+ Stores Open on the 4th of July

May 26, 2022

The 4th of July is all about backyard barbecues, pool parties, and of course, fireworks. While heading to a store may not be top of mind, it will be if you need something. Maybe you didn’t buy enough hot dog buns or forgot to buy bug spray. Or maybe you’re not the outdoor type and your ideal holiday celebration entails taking advantage of the stellar 4th of July sales. Instead of running from store to store, trying to find one that isn’t closed, bookmark this list of the stores that are ...read more

How to Permanently Delete iPhone Apps

May 27, 2022

Whether an app is causing problems on your iPhone or you just want to free up some space, you can follow these steps to get rid of it for good. There truly is an app for everything. That’s a fact avid iPhone users know all too well—especially when they look down at their phones and realize they have more apps than they ever wanted or needed. Ready to get rid of a few of yours and finally organize your apps? Not so fast. You need to make sure that you’re actually deleting them instead of ...read more

This Pediatric Social Worker Creates Dolls That Represent Every Kind of Child

May 27, 2022

Amy Jandrisevits believes that representation matters—and that all kids should have a doll that looks like them. Mortensen Photography/Courtesy Rick Swearingen Amy Jandrisevits wants every kid to have a doll they can identify with. Amy Jandrisevits knows the value of a good doll. “Dolls have a power we don’t completely understand,” she told The Today Show. It’s a conclusion she came to while working as a pediatric oncology social worker using dolls to help her young clients ad ...read more

25 Interesting Shower Thoughts – Part 305

May 27, 2022

Here are this week’s shower thoughts. 1-5 Shower Thoughts 1. Being in the sun for only two hours makes you realize how incredibly resilient plants are. 2. In gaming, repeatedly crouching when you first see someone is a sign of friendship, but repeatedly crouching after you killed them is a sign of disrespect. 3. Resident docs earn less than fifteen per hour when you consider they do more than eighty hours per week year-round. 4. Considering that the experiment was created in 1935, it is ...read more

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

May 27, 2022

Even if you don't live in Texas, you can still help the Uvalde 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

Eastern State Hospital: Abandoned Turn of the Century Hospital in Oklahoma

May 27, 2022

For close to a century, many doctors termed Oklahomans mentally unstable, and professionals admitted mentally ill patients to the Eastern State Hospital in Vinita, Oklahoma. Even when mental illness was considered taboo, doctors deemed it best to build a mental hospital. At the time, people attributed mental illness to moral failures or ill decisions. Even so, the clientele of the Eastern State Hospital grew fast, despite staff not being able to meet the demand. History of the Eastern State H ...read more