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These Kayakers Fought for Survival After Big Waves Overturned Their Boats

May 29, 2022

One by one, the three kayakers capsized in the cold, angry water. Then they became separated. It was meant to be another boys’ trip, the latest in a tradition that stretched back more than two decades. Every other year, the old friends—Jim Farrington, 49, an electrical lineman in Alden, Michigan; Sean Royston, 47, an electrical grid systems manager in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin; and Tolan Annis, 53, the co-owner of a craft distillery in Grand Ledge, Michigan—had kissed their wives goodbye ...read more

25 Most Flattering White Jeans for Women to Wear This Spring and Year-Round

May 29, 2022

Volodymyr Bushmelov/Getty Images White jeans for women to wear all year long Whoever said you can’t wear white after Labor Day never met these white jeans for women. Sure, they’re pretty much perfect for hot, sultry temps and deep blue skies, but your window for wear is much wider than the 14 weeks between Memorial Day and Labor Day. So ditch the old fashion rule and accept that this enduring summer classic has become a year-round staple. We’ve rounded up dozens of the best je ...read more

12 Best Reusable Straws That Are Better for the Earth

May 29, 2022

MirageC/Getty Images Sips and sustainability Plastic straws have become a real problem for the environment, filling up landfills and polluting oceans, where they kill marine life and release chemicals that are also toxic to people. It’s time to give up single-use plastics. Fortunately, as companies go green, putting their focus on products geared toward sustainable living, there are more options than ever for great reusable straws. Not only will they help save the planet, but like ...read more

What Is White Replacement Theory—and How Is It Fueling Racist Attacks?

May 30, 2022

Another mass murder targeting minorities thrust "White Replacement Theory" into the American consciousness. Here, we explain this racist ideology—and why it's so dangerous. The Reader’s Digest Version: White Replacement Theory holds that minorities are overtaking a country’s White majority and destroying White culture. It often leads to violence, including the May 2022 mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, that killed 10 people. Once a fringe theory, White Replacement Theory has gone ma ...read more

50 Creepy Facts About Mummies You Didn’t Know

May 30, 2022

1 Egyptian Nobelwomen Mummies According to Greek historian Herodotus' book "The Histories," the bodies of noblewomen in ancient Egypt would be delivered to embalmers three to four days after their death so that they would not find the corpse enticing. 2. When the mummy of Pharaoh Ramesses II needed to be moved to Paris for restoration, it was issued an Egyptian passport that listed his occupation as "King (deceased)." The mummy was received with the full military honors ...read more

I Tried Carbona Pro Care Laundry Stain Scrubber—And It Even Got Gross Blood Stains Out

May 31, 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. One bottle of Carbona Pro Care and a few minutes of my time was enough to make chocolate, mud, and even blood stains lift with ease. I’ve been on the hunt for the best stain removers since I became a mom years ago, but by the time I had my fifth child (and s ...read more

What Does TTYL Mean?

May 31, 2022

You’ve probably read it in a text or seen it online, but what does it mean, and how is it used? In today’s digital world, the number of text abbreviations seems to be growing endlessly. Here’s one you might have seen: TTYL. Maybe you got it in a text, or you read it online somewhere—but what does TTYL mean?  Along with ICYMI and FWIW , there are countless common acronyms used in text messaging that aren’t always intuitive. But don’t worry, we’ve gotten to th ...read more

15 Midwest Vacation Spots to Visit at Least Once

May 31, 2022

kathleencarney/Getty Images Vacations with Midwestern charm From national parks to the Great Lakes, iconic cities like Detroit and Chicago to historic small towns, the places you travel to for great food (and beer) to those you visit to get away from it all, the Midwest is a varied and beautiful place. While it’s often overlooked as a “flyover” region as travelers head to West or East Coast vacations, this area is home to some amazing hidden Midwest vacation spots that are ju ...read more

50 Interesting Facts About The Electromagnetic Spectrum

May 31, 2022

1 Visible Light Human only perceives 0.0035% of the electromagnetic spectrum with our eyes. This 0.0035% is known as visible light and comprises everything the human eye alone can detect in the universe. The range of visible light on the electromagnetic spectrum is so small that if you were to lay out the practical electromagnetic spectrum from Los Angeles to New York, the visible wavelengths would be nanometres across, small enough to pass through a surgical mask. 2. ...read more

10 Best Reusable Water Bottles to Keep You Hydrated on the Go

Jun 1, 2022

bigacis/Getty Images Ready to invest in a reusable water bottle? You already know that you should be drinking more water—and chances are, you know that single-use plastic water bottles are bad for the planet. After all, a growing list of stadiums, colleges, and airports have banned them. And with all the various reusable water bottles available, there’s really no excuse to keep buying bottled water. Yes, they do initially cost more, but after just a few uses, you’ll recoup tho ...read more