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A Brief History of April Fools’ Day (& One of the Best Pranks Ever)

Although it's not a national holiday, April Fools' Day is widely recognized as a day to play practical jokes and invent elaborate hoaxes. In other words, it celebrates foolishness. This day of pranks …

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Surprising Origins of 6 Christmas Traditions

  It's the most wonderful time of the year once again, but I didn't need to tell you that. It's all around -- homes are lit up, shops are decked out with trees and garlands, and you'd be hard-…

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Yoga History Inspires Smithsonian Art Exhibit

Washington D.C. will soon be the home of a piece of yoga history. The Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian's Museums of Asian Art will host the first large exhibition of yoga-related art. The show, titl…

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Tattoos: A Permanent Human Obsession

Do you have a tattoo? My boyfriend and I recently realized that we're an anomaly among our friends. Almost everyone we know has at least one tattoo or piercing of some kind. Eric and I have neither…

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6 Lesser Known World Landmarks (Slideshow)

  Sure, we all know the great pyramids in Egypt, the coliseum in Rome, or the Niagara Falls in North America. But there are plenty of other historically, culturally and ecologically important …

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What’s the History of Valentine’s Day?

Love is in the air. If you’re in a part of the world that celebrates Valentine’s Day then you most likely can feel it. Whether you anticipate the day with joy or dread, this yearly celebration marks…

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The Freedom To Ignore

By: Monica Wilcox Now that the riots have tempered down in the Middle East and the offender ran off to hide in his hole, I’d like to cautiously offer a line of communication. We’ve come to a point …

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5 Things Doctors Used to Believe

  If history can teach us anything, it's that absolute truths are always evolving. Take medicine: before the discovering of viruses, germs and bacteria, and how they are linked to disease, Wes…

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Humans 13,000 Years Ago Were Wise Enough to Recycle

By Stephen Messenger, TreeHugger Prehistoric humans often get a bad rap as club-wielding knuckleheads, lumbering along in their tacky animal skin outfits, avoiding hungry saber-toothed cats and b…

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9 Healthy, Delicious Autumn Vegetables to Roast

By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, Experience Life Ah, fall. The season of the first scarlet leaves and the first scarlet flushes of sheepish regret: Why didn’t I plan elaborate activities to take advan…

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