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Past articles by Shaunacy:

11 Explosive Facts About Mount St. Helens

When it blew on May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens became the most explosive volcanic eruption in U.S. history. And no, it’s not done. → Read More

How IKEA Comes Up With Its Product Names

IKEA, the beloved Swedish home furnishings chain, has a coherent naming strategy that its non-swedophone customers are missing out on. → Read More

10 Facts About Jane Austen’s Sanditon

'Sanditon,' the British miniseries based on Jane Austen’s final, unfinished novel, premiered on PBS on January 12, 2020. Here’s what you should know before you watch. → Read More

Honey Bees Can Get STDs, Too

Bees, like many animals, are polyandrous—meaning females partner with multiple mates. And they might need their own PSAs about the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases. → Read More

The Best Deals to Take Advantage Of for Prime Day Today (Updated)

July 15 and 16 marks Amazon's annual Prime Day sales extravaganza. Here are the things you can get big discounts on. → Read More

What's the Difference Between Vanilla and French Vanilla Ice Cream?

French vanilla may sound a little fancier than just plain ol’ vanilla, but it has nothing to do with the origin of the vanilla itself. → Read More

5 Ways to Prepare for Prime Day 2019 Before Amazon's Sales Start

Limited-time flash sales can be stressful, and you want to be prepared to grab those amazing deals before they're gone, so here are five ways to prepare to have the best Prime Day yet. → Read More

13 Cat Essentials for National Kitten Day

Bringing home a new furry friend, or hoping to pamper your existing kitty? Keep your home stocked with these vital cat products. → Read More

Waiting to Buy a KitchenAid Mixer? Sur La Table Is Offering 25% Off Any 1 Item Right Now

If you've been waiting for the right moment to make a big kitchen or dining purchase, Fourth of July weekend is your chance. → Read More

Everything at Hydro Flask is 25% Off Right Now. Here Are 6 Things to Buy

Hydro Flask has water bottles, coolers, hydration packs, and more on sale through the Fourth of July. Oh, and everything the company sells comes with a lifetime guarantee, so don't be afraid to splurge. → Read More

8 Things to Grab From Baggu's Incredible 60% Off Sample Sale Today

We love Baggu's totes and compact reusable bags, and you can grab a ton of them for extra-cheap today. → Read More

31 Amazing Facts About Millennials

Marketers and magazines love to talk about Millennials, the generation of people born between 1981 and 1996. Here are some surprising facts about the approximately 73 million of them in the world. → Read More

Turn Your Phone Into an Instant Camera With KODAK's New Handheld Printer

Instant cameras are fun, but you don't need to carry around an extra gadget to create retro-style prints. KODAK's camera-sized digital printer will create sticker-sized prints straight from your smartphone's camera roll. → Read More

ThinkGeek Is Merging With GameStop, and Everything is 50 Percent Off Right Now

ThinkGeek is migrating its shop over to its parent company GameStop, and offering huge discounts to clear out its inventory in the meantime. → Read More

Need a Robot Vacuum? Neato's Botvac D6 Is $330 Off This Week

Robot vacuums are an amazingly easy way to keep your home clean, but it can be hard to convince yourself to drop hundreds on one. Except when there's a great sale, like this week's Best Buy deal on Neato's Botvac D6. → Read More

Cleanyst's Countertop Machine Aims to Be the (Eco-Friendly) Keurig of Cleaning

Cleanyst turns packaged concentrates into soaps and cleaning products, reducing shipping weight and packaging for shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, dish soap, laundry detergent, and more. → Read More

Celebrate Earth Day With 7 Eco-Friendly Fashion Options That Won't Pollute the Planet

The fashion industry is one of Earth's biggest polluters, but you don't have to feel bad about looking good. Here are a few clothing options that won't ruin the planet. → Read More

The Best Ultra-Discounted Rugs From Wayfair’s 36-Hour Sale

Time to zhuzh up your floors: Wayfair's 36-hour sale includes some pretty incredible discounts on rugs. Check out our favorites. → Read More

6 Game of Thrones- and Star Wars-Themed Games That Are 20 Percent Off for April

Walmart has deals on a bunch of board games this month, including 'Game of Thrones' Monopoly, Star Wars card games, and more. → Read More

The 5 Best Le Creuset Deals From Sur La Table's Cookware Super-Sale

Dutch ovens, fry pans, pot sets, braisers, and more from the iconic French kitchen brand are up to 60 percent off at Sur La Table until April 15. → Read More