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Stem Cell Dental Implants Could Grow New Teeth in as Little as Two Months

My parents always, ALWAYS, pounded it into my skull to take good care of my teeth while I was growing up or I’d pay the price later. And it would be painful. And they’re right. Here I am and I’ve still never had a cavity in my life (knock on wood). But the fact remains...

This Dude’s Twitter Thread Explains Why ‘Game of Thrones’ Felt So Different in the End

Game of Thrones fans are still trying to figure out why the last season was so…different. Some say it went too fast. Why not stretch it out over ten episodes rather than six? Or did they not have the right budget to expand the story for a justified ending? No matter the theories, we may...

Here’s Why You Should Stop Using That Charcoal Toothpaste Today

Using activated charcoal as a “detoxifier” has been gaining steam among health fanatics since 2016 – you can find it it everything from lattes to ice cream, and even some French pastries – but like other hot, Instagram-worthy trends, a recent study shows that it can do more harm than good. Though the demand for...

‘Run’ Is the Most Complex Word in the English Language with Over 600 Definitions

English is a notoriously tricky language to learn, with unnecessarily complicated tenses and pronunciations. Some words are almost laughably complicated, and the most complicated word of all may surprise you: “run.” Run, as a verb, has a record-breaking 645 definitions, making it the most complex word in the English language. Author Simon Winchester explained it...

Nevada Bans the ‘Panic’ Defense in Courts for Violence Against Gay and Trans People

Nevada recently became the fourth U.S. state to ban the “panic” defense in court. This defense has been used for years in courts to attempt to justify or explain that defendants injured or killed LGBTQ people who they claim made unwanted sexual advances toward them. Senate Bill 97 bans people from using someone’s sexual orientation...

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Love Your Cat’s Adorable Socks? Thank Genetics

I’m biased, I admit. I think just about everything about my cats is adorable. Their little paws. Their meows. Their constant demands for food. Well, maybe not the last one. One of my cats has these perfect, gorgeous white socks. Only on two of his legs, though. So how did those get there? It turns...

This Is the Real Difference Between Regular Anxiety and an Anxiety Disorder

Mental health used to be a taboo topic, but now it’s freely discussed in Twitter memes and cheeky Facebook posts. A lot of people refer to their “anxiety” in casual conversation, but there’s a difference between regular anxiety and an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is a universal human experience. Everyone experiences it in some form, and...

6 Times Experts Predicted the Future and Were Spectacularly Wrong

Predicting the future is always a precarious business. But one of the things we rely on industry experts for is their ability to foresee trends. This influences the technology we invest in (RIP, cassette tapes and Betamax) and even the career paths we choose. And it works because sometimes experts get things right… And sometimes...

If You’ve Got Knitting Skills, These North Carolina Birds Need Your Help

Knitting, crocheting, and other “old lady” hobbies seem to be coming back en vogue (or I’m just getting closer to the “old lady” stage of life), and if you’ve taken one or both up recently, you could use your new passion (and skills!) to help out some sweet, orphaned baby birds. Posted by Julie Heller...

Here’s The Truth About Why Coffee Makes You Poo

And nope, it’s not the caffeine! As any coffee drinker knows, there are many benefits to knocking back a cup (or four) of joe on a daily basis – you can keep up with your kids, it’s yummy, the smell of it gives you life. Also, it keeps your intestines awfully regular. View this post...