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10 Backwards Words That Ended Up In The Dictionary

Thursday  22:50,   26 january 2017

From allerednic to yob, these ananyms and semi-ananyms have backed their way into the dictionary.Words coined by reversing others aren’t quite as rare as they might seem. It’s a technique used to invent everything from place names, like Adanac in... >>>

Is your dog's microchip causing more harm than good?

Thursday  22:50,   26 january 2017

Is your dog's microchip causing more harm than good?When you start reading all of the things that could possibly go wrong with a pet microchip, it admittedly gets... >>>

15-Year-Old Dog Finally Tastes Freedom After Spending His Life Chained Outside House

Wednesday  20:50,   25 january 2017

Rescuers gave the aging dog a new name and a new life.In the past few days, the newly christened Bear has been bathed, pedicured, taken to the vet, slurped a Puppucino at Starbuck's  and walked on a... >>>

10 of History's Best Compliments

Friday  22:35,   20 january 2017

They range from heartfelt and historically significant to bold, backhanded, or bizarre.Giving someone a memorable, cliché-free compliment is trickier than it sounds, but these famous figures managed to express their admiration—or in a few cases,... >>>

13 Superstitions From Around the World

Monday  19:50,   16 january 2017

In some countries, Tuesday the 13th is the unlucky day, not Friday the 13th.In honor of the spooky day, here are 13 superstitions from around the world, some more common than... >>>

5 Questions to Help You Figure Out if You’re in the Right Career

Tuesday  19:21,   10 january 2017

Trust, you're going to want to know the answers.Whether you’re looking to figure out what to focus on for your first job, weighing your options at a current gig that feels “meh,” or considering whether to jump ship into an entirely different... >>>

These Were the 9 Most Overused Words on the Internet in 2016

Thursday  20:35,   05 january 2017

Remember when the word squad somehow made its way into every other conversation? Or how the phrase Netflix and chill became pretty much inescapable on Instagram? Yes, the Internet is a strange, obsessive place; once it latches on to a catchy term,... >>>

The Surprising Reason Red Is the Official Color of Chinese New Year

Tuesday  21:20,   03 january 2017

From red lanterns to red envelopes, did you ever wonder why the color red is so popular in China, especially on the Chinese New Year? Legend has it that it all began with the Nian, a ferocious beast that would terrorize villagers on the New Year,... >>>

How To Catch The First Major Meteor Shower Of 2017

Tuesday  19:36,   03 january 2017

Your New Year's celebrations might have been full of confetti, fireworks, and the glittering crystal ball drop, but that's nothing compared to what this coming week has in store. That's because the night sky is ringing in 2017 with the first >>>

Can we be religious without God? Alain de Botton on "atheism 2.0."

Monday  23:05,   02 january 2017

Why "is God real?" is the most boring question you can ask. Alain de Botton is an author, philosopher, and founder of the School of Life, a London-based institute “devoted to developing emotional intelligence through the help of culture.” De Botton, >>>

I Took "Walk It Off" Literally, and 5,000 Miles Later, I Feel Better

Monday  23:05,   02 january 2017

In the summer of 2012, I stood at the foot of the Pyrenees, about to embark on a 500-mile Christian pilgrimage. Up until that moment, it would have been hard to convince me that the "I" in that sentence was actually referring to me, Masha. As a... >>>

5 Life Lessons Women Can Learn from Princess Leia and Carrie Fisher

Thursday  20:21,   29 december 2016

May the force always be with the iconic actress, who taught us so much about bravery and inner strength. Princess Leia was always my hero. The sharp-tongued, quick-witted, think-on-her-feet heroine was the ultimate role model for girls. But she... >>>

The 7 dos and don'ts of being the best guest this New Year's Eve

Thursday  19:55,   29 december 2016

Should you bring a gift? What kind? Who should make the Champagne toast and when should they do it? An etiquette expert answer has the answers.To help you answer these questions and many more, etiquette expert Faye de Muyshondt, who wrote "Social... >>>

10 Ideas for a Relaxing Stay-at-Home New Year’s Eve

Thursday  19:50,   29 december 2016

There's no law that says you have to go out, dress up or drink Champagne for the occasion. Here are tips for a sweet celebration at home. Holiday shopping, wrapping, parties and more leave some of us too pooped to pop the cork on an extravagant... >>>

Cat Finds New Home After 13 Years Confined to an Attic

Thursday  00:35,   29 december 2016

She was adopted just six weeks after the Humane Society's rescue.Earlier this month, the Humane Society of New York received a disturbing call from a man who admitted to confining his cat - who didn't have a name but boasted striking... >>>