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Kind Man Creates Wintertime Shelters for Stray Cats out of Discarded Coolers

Philip Rogich is a man we should all take a lesson from. The resident of Ogden, Utah, has taken it upon himself to look out for some of his town’s feral and stray critters this winter, which looks like it’s going to be a long and cold one. Rogich takes discarded coolers that would have...

Girls Won All Five Top Prizes in National STEM Contest for Middle Schoolers

As the saying goes, “The future is female.” And that trend was certainly on display recently at the 2019 Broadcom MASTERS competition. The competition, “Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars,” highlights very bright middle-schoolers and is run by the Society for Science & the Public. This year, girls won all of the...

15 People Who Should’ve Thought Before They Tweeted

Think before you tweet, people. I don’t know how many times we have to tell you this before you all learn your lesson. If you’re going to put anything on social media, make sure it’s not anything that will embarrass you, your friends, or your family. Seems simple enough, but trust me, it isn’t. We...

14 Not-So-Festive Things About Having a December Birthday

There are good and bad things about being born in each and every month, but while some people might think it would be fun to have your birthday coincide with school vacation or a time when gifts are already flowing freely, the truth is that there are plenty of downsides to being born in December....

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15 People Recount That Time They Picked up a Hitchhiker

Have you ever been tempted to pick up that person walking along the side of the road, thumb in the air as they waited for someone willing to give them a lift to wherever they’re headed? I have to admit that, though I’ve been tempted, I’ve never actually pulled the trigger. And now that I’ve...

17 Newspaper Headlines That Really Missed the Mark

We know that no one is perfect. Everyone is bound to make mistakes here and there, even newspaper editors, but these 17 headlines are so bad it makes me wonder whether they were paying attention at all. If they were, their bosses might want to think about hiring someone who knows what they’re doing because...

Here’s Why Your Dog Randomly Puts His Paw on You

It’s super adorable when dogs randomly put their paws on you — and apparently, it’s not as random as it might seem. Dog behaviorist Rebecca Forrest wrote about the topic at The Dog Clinic. She says that dogs are actually trying to communicate with you when they lay their paws on you. They can’t speak,...

Woman Stung By a Scorpion on a United Airlines Flight

If you’re not already scared of flying, this story might just change your mind. A woman was stung “multiple times” by a scorpion while on a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Atlanta. The passenger felt a stinging sensation on her leg during the flight, and when she went to the toilet, a frickin’...

Why Most Product Prices End in .99

From perusing your local supermarket to shopping on Amazon for Black Friday deals, you may notice that the price of nearly every product ends in a familiar number. Strangely, no matter if you’re looking at an expensive flat-screen TV or a can of tuna, the price tag almost always ends in .99. If you are...