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The Best 4th of July Celebration for You, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Jun 25, 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. What’s the best way to ring in America's birthday this year? The answer lies with your zodiac sign. The 4th of July is almost here, and you know what that means—throwing an epic barbecue, complete with 4th of July games, and catching the best fireworks dis ...read more

Is Photographic Memory Actually a Thing?

Jun 25, 2022

One day in April 1929, a Moscow newspaper editor was handing out assignments when he noticed that one of his reporters wasn’t taking any notes. The editor pulled the reporter aside to question him, only for the man, one Solomon Shereshevsky, to reveal that he never took notes because he had a perfect memory. Then, before the editor could argue, Shereshevsky proceeded to recite the entire meeting down to the last detail. Astonished and sensing a good story, the editor suggested Shereshevsk ...read more

45 Best LGBTQ Shows to Watch During Pride Month—and All Year Long

Jun 25, 2022

RD.com, Getty Images Binge-worthy LGBTQ shows Over the past decade, the explosion of streaming television and an astronomical increase in queer visibility have made it hard to find a TV show without queer characters, creators, or themes. Every month is a great month to watch LGBTQ movies and read LGBTQ books. For this year’s Pride Month, we compiled a list of the most important LGBTQ shows created for television. Winning critical acclaim and/or cult popularity, each of these shows has c ...read more

50 Horrible Facts About Colonial Governments & Colonialism

Jun 24, 2022

1 Tasmanian Aboriginal Population Eradication During the British colonization of Tasmania, the colonizers infected Tasmanian aboriginal women with venereal diseases that left a significant percentage of the population unable to reproduce. This was one of several factors that led to the complete eradication of the Tasmanian aboriginal people. 2. The Goa Inquisition was a colonial-era Portuguese institution established by the Roman Catholic Holy Office in India, to stop ...read more

How Two Guys are the Reason We Eat What We Eat for Breakfast

Jun 24, 2022

Bacon, eggs, toast, and a tall glass of orange juice: it’s a breakfast as traditionally American as apple pie. And it’s not hard to see why: after all, bacon and eggs are chock-full of protein while orange juice provides a healthy dose of vitamin C. Packing the calories and nutrients needed to fuel our busy lives, this combination has been a fixture of the American breakfast table for hundreds of years. …only, no, it hasn’t. While few of us can imagine eating anything else in the mo ...read more

Apple’s Passkeys Could Usher In a Password-Free Future

Jun 24, 2022

Apple's recently announced passkey feature may forever change the way you log in to your online accounts. Here's what passkeys are and how to use them. Let’s face it: Hackers love to prey on our weak and reused passwords. Most of us struggle to follow proper password hygiene, and using easy-to-guess passwords puts our online security at risk. That’s why Apple’s new “passkey” feature—which the company unveiled at its recent developer conference—might just be the solution to stop ...read more

Human Men Losing Their Testicles Causes Medical Problems so Why Doesn’t the Same Happen with Pets?

Jun 24, 2022

When a man loses his testicles it causes a variety of medical issues, and thus, hormone replacement therapy is common when possible. In contrast, most of us bring our male pets to the vet to have their balls removed, and after the pain of the surgery is gone, they seem to do just fine. So, what are the different affects here in humans vs. animals and why is the latter not seen as a big deal, while the former is the stuff of nightmares for almost every male currently watching this? To illust ...read more

Every Type of Wedding Guest Attire, Explained

Jun 24, 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. Not sure how to interpret those confusing dress codes? We've got you covered with the proper wedding guest attire for every type of celebration. Even if you’re well versed in wedding traditions, there’s a good chance that one bit of wedding etiquette give ...read more

How are you really?

Jun 24, 2022

We asked our regular contributors through e-mail How are you really? We got many interesting responses. Here are some of them. We have just copied and pasted their responses, not editing them in any way. 1. Not great. Go through the motions, live day to day, just keep going hoping it gets better one of these days… – xtinav86 2. This is your life, I’m just in it. – hooleyoh 3. According to my lawyer I don’t have to answer that question. – EmileeHaven185 4. I’m just existing ...read more

How Lobbyists from the Auto Industry Invented Jaywalking

Jun 24, 2022

From an early age, we are all taught the fundamental rules of the road: don’t run out into traffic, look both ways before crossing, and only cross at traffic lights or a designated crosswalk. Even as adults, few of us would ever think of crossing a road just anywhere, lest we commit the risky – and often finable – crime of jaywalking. But while such rules might seem like simple common sense, less than 100 years ago they would have been unthinkable. Indeed, the very concept of jaywalki ...read more

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