Why Does Pregnancy Last Nine Months?
Have you ever wondered why the human gestation period is nine months long? A recent study bucked years of traditional wisdom and revealed a surprising answer.
Would You Snoop Through a Partner’s Email and Texts?
Privacy seems to be an antiquated notion, especially when it comes to our personal lives. Not only are more and more people splashing details on social media sites for all the world to see, but lots of us have become increasingly nosy about what our romantic partners are doing, too.
Just How Rare Is an Actual Blue Moon? [VIDEO]
Saying something only happens “once in a blue moon” typically means it’s extremely rare. True blue moons — defined as the second full moon in a month — aren’t actually that uncommon, but if you don’t catch the one on Aug. 31, it’ll be three years before you get another chance.
Where in America Are Drivers Most Likely to Have a Wreck?
Driving a car is always risky, but if you want to stay safe, you may want to avoid the nation’s capital.
Can We Learn Even When We’re Asleep?
All-night cram sessions are commonplace for students. But even though we know being sleep-deprived could be counter-productive, it seems learning doesn’t have to stop just because we nod off.
Lindsay Lohan Now a Suspect in Yet Another Burglary
Another day, another jewelry heist, another nail in the coffin of what was once Lindsay Lohan’s promising career. Last week, LiLo was partying at the home of her wealthy friend Sam Magid, and while she was there, about $100,000 worth of jewelry, watches and designer sunglasses went missing. Coincidence?
Why Do We Gravitate Toward Middle Items When We Shop?
When you’re at the grocery store and reach for certain brands, is it because you trust them or because they’re simply where you can best see them? Researchers say it could be a little of both.
Standing Up Is an Easy Way to Improve Your Health
You exercise, eat well and don’t smoke, but if you think that’s all it takes to be healthy, think again.
Which Celebrities Are Having the Most Influence on Baby Names?
Parents on an eternal quest to give their little ones unique names are increasingly turning to celebrity monikers for inspiration. And it’s not the first time.
How Many Website Usernames and Passwords Do You Have?
Household chores may be among the most-hated tasks, but the digital era has introduced a whole new layer of annoyance to our lives: website usernames and passwords.
Why Are People Buying So Many Lottery Tickets These Days? — Dollars and Sense
The economic downturn has been rough on a lot of businesses, but it’s been a boon for state lotteries. Seems people who only have a few dollars to spare aren’t putting them away for a rainy day — they’re trying to parlay them into big bucks.
This Day in History for August 25 – New Orleans Founded and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1718 – New Orleans is founded by French settlers and named after the Duke of Orleans (More info) 1768 – James Cook begins his first voyage (More info)