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Meet Margaret Hamilton: The Woman Behind the Apollo Project

When Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the surface of the Moon in July of 1969, software was a relatively new development. In fact, the Moon mission was one of the first times this kind of engineering was used in such a fundamental way. History was being written that day, and a woman named Margaret Hamilton had authored the code that made it happen. → Read More

30 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in May

From May Day to Memorial Day and everything in between, the month of May is full of delightful, offbeat holidays. → Read More

35 Offbeat Holidays to Celebrate in April

Spring is in the air, as is the promise of several offbeat holidays—even if you don’t like pranks or chocolate bunnies. → Read More

25 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in March

If you're into cute animals, delicious food, alien abductions, and/or proper punctuation, March is full of offbeat holidays that celebrate a wide variety of quirky passions. → Read More

15 Things You Should Do at Least Once a Year

Sometimes it can be harder to keep tabs on those to-dos that need annual attention—but we’ve got you covered. → Read More

25 Weird Holidays You Can Celebrate in January

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25 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in January

Thanksgiving and Christmas may have already come and gone, but Thomas Crapper Day is on the horizon. → Read More

A Brief History of 'Auld Lang Syne'

On New Year’s Eve, after the ball has dropped, revelers queue up 'Auld Lang Syne'—that song that makes you cry, even though you don’t understand it and know almost none of the words. → Read More

11 Delightful Icelandic Words and Phrases

Hunting for new ways to express yourself that don't involve emojis? Look no further than these charming words and phrases hailing from the land of fire and ice. → Read More

15 Amazing Sleeping Habits of Animals

The many weird and wonderful ways animals manage to catch some z's. → Read More

George Washington’s Incredible Hair Routine

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George Washington’s Incredible Hair Routine

America's Founding Fathers had some truly defining locks. While our first president's hair itself was all real, the color was not. → Read More

15 Wonderfully Wise Quotes From Judy Blume

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10 Common Crossword Puzzle Words You Should Know

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10 Common Crossword Puzzle Words You Should Know

These words rarely show up in real life, but they pop up again and again in the crossword world. → Read More

These Were the Highest and Lowest Paying Jobs of 2017

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15 Empowering Quotes From Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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15 Empowering Quotes From Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The suffragist, social activist, abolitionist and all around pioneer had a lot to say, and said it well. → Read More

11 of History's Toughest Riddles

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11 of History's Toughest Riddles

Can you solve these? → Read More