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7 Innovative Architectural Ideas With World-Changing Potential

Our ancient relatives, Homo heidelbergensis, were constructing shelters at least 400,000 years ago, and architectural innovation has been a defining feature of societies since then, changing to ...

Read These 10 Books Before They’re Banned Books

Books have been banned and burned for as long as the written word has been circulating in print. That’s why you need to read each one ...

8 Bizarre Facts About Animal Reproduction

There's no rule that regulates how animals obtain the necessary genetic material to reproduce—and as a result, there is a lot of weird animal sex ...
Baby show by National Media Museum

7 Parenting Superstitions From Around the World

Raising children is confusing and stressful, which is why new parents rely on traditional wisdom and the experiences of others to help guide their decisions. ...

Anti-Jolly Christmas Creatures

Christmas is coming and this year I’m not into it. Something you should know about me is that I have always been the spirit of ...

5 Badass Facts About Women History Books Leave Out

The thing that's easy to forget about history is that so much of it is bullshit. It's the result of modern people trying to piece ...
Notebook with espresso cup Public Domain photo

10 Successful Books Authors Wish They Hadn’t Written

It is a writer’s dream to write a best-selling novel, or maybe even a best-selling novel with a blockbuster film adaptation. Who wouldn’t want the ...
Woman in face mask looks out of window.

10 Surprising Ways The Modern World Is Making Us Sick

Everything in moderation, as the old adage goes. As it turns out, that couldn’t be more accurate, as research continues to shed light on how ...
Squirrel with kernel of corn by colleen

10 Stories Of Terrifying Pack Behavior

Animals can be scary, especially when they hang out in groups. Even the most docile creatures can create terrifying scenes under the right (or wrong) ...

10 Amazing Stories Of Love

Movies constantly bombard us with unrealistic expectations of love. Real life, meanwhile, tells us that most relationships are poor, nasty, brutish, and short. But there’s ...
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10 Spine-Chilling Ghostly Tales From Vermont

The wind is howling outside, the lights flicker, and the floorboards creak in the next room. If you’ve ever stayed in an old house in ...

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Pirates

Pirates are insanely popular today. Everything from infant onesies to restaurant walls bear the Jolly Roger and images of pirates on the high seas. Pirate ...
Vermont by Kristance Harlow (7)

10 Strange Things Everyone Should Know About Vermont

If a Vermonter abroad is asked what state they’re from, about half of the time the people asking won’t even have heard of Vermont, while ...
Motorized elderly by Roel Driever

10 Elderly People Who Are Anything But Feeble

Have you ever looked at someone and thought, “I would love to be able to do what they do?” We’ve all done it at one ...
Tiwanaku by Leanora Ellie Enking

10 Horrifying Archaeological Discoveries Of Human Sacrifice

Human sacrifices are a terrifying facet of our shared history. While most archaeologists would agree that human sacrificial practices were probably not as widespread as ...
Children plantation workers in Bacolod, Philippines

10 Horrifying Examples Of Modern-Day Child Slavery

Photo by Vladislav Klapin on Unsplash Childhood is defined by culturally set boundaries which have changed throughout human history. The acceptable age to work varies ...
Edinburgh Castle

10 Things You Should Know About Scotland

The Scotland of the imagination is a land of rolling green hills, kilt-wearing bagpipers, and crumbling castles. While you can find all of this in ...
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10 Terrifyingly Huge Extinct Versions Of Adorable Animals

We’ve covered the topic of gigantic animals before, looking at ancient and terrifying huge versions of snakes and scary carnivorous reptiles. Now we’re going to ...
Girls smiling peace sign

10 Scientifically Proven Ways To Become A Happier Person

It’s the holiday season and the new year is upon us. The holidays are not always an easy time of year—many of us are missing ...
Happy child by 迪 王

10 Amazing Child Heroes

Everyone knows and celebrates mythic heroes and famous leaders. But then there are those everyday heroes who just make a difference when the need suddenly ...
Man and bike on river front

10 Fascinating Facts About Argentina

Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is the fourth biggest city on earth, but the rest of the world has surprisingly little knowledge of this ...

25 Little Things I’ve Learned About Argentina

It’s always the little things isn’t it? The little things that make your day like someone holding the elevator door for you, a kind word ...

Three Horrifying Examples of the Poultry Industry Exploiting Workers’ Rights

Photo by Jay Wennington on Unsplash The Poultry Industry employs a large number of undocumented workers in their slaughter houses and they are aware that ...

3 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Their Work is Critiqued

I am not a perfect writer, but I have an eye for editing (other people's work...) and have edited countless essays, short stories, and cover ...

Child Exploitation – 3 Terrible Forms of Child Labor

"There are more slaves today than were seized from Africa in four centuries of the trans-Atlantic slave trade." Andrew Cockburn Children work all over the ...

Five Pirate Women You Never Knew Existed – Arr Matey We Be Seafarin’ Ladies

Today the Supreme Court of the United States struck down the anti-abortion bill in Texas (Wendy Davis), the overthrow of the Same Sex Marriage Ban ...