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Past articles by Michele:

The Most Popular Gen Z Slang Term in Each State

From boomer to basic, this map shows the most popular Gen Z slang terms by state. → Read More

“The Paper Airplane Guy” Teaches You How to Fold a Record-Breaking Flying Machine

John Collins's paper airplanes can spin, flap like birds, and make 360-degree turns. → Read More

Make Your Own Shamrock Shake With This At-Home Recipe

With this recipe, you can keep making Shamrock Shakes at home after they leave McDonald's. → Read More

Toblerone Must Remove the Matterhorn From Its Logo Due to 'Swissness' Law

Toblerone is no longer Swiss enough for the Swiss mountain peak in its logo. → Read More

Raspberry Rally Girl Scout Cookies Are Reselling for $100 on eBay

eBay is one of the only places you can find Raspberry Rally, a popular new Girl Scout cookie that sold out in the 2023 season. → Read More

The Best Time to Go Thrift Shopping, According to Goodwill

There's a perfect time to go to your local thrift store if you want to find the best deals. → Read More

The Al Dente Pasta Timer Sings When Your Spaghetti Is Ready

With the Al Dente kitchen timer, you’ll find yourself singing along while stirring your spaghetti. → Read More

A 'Stranger Things' Prequel Play Is Coming to London's West End

The new 'Stranger Things' stage play will follow teenage Hopper and Joyce in 1950s Hawkins, Indiana. → Read More

8 Facts About Ida B. Wells

To understand the power of journalism, look at the career of Ida B. Wells. → Read More

You Can Make Crème Brûlée at Home With Four Ingredients

If you’re intimidated by crème brûlée, this recipe from the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) is perfect for beginners. → Read More

How Do Airplanes Stay in the Air? Watch and See

If you can’t wrap your head around the physics of air travel, this video will illustrate it for you. → Read More

How Cocaine Bear’s Taxidermied Body Ended Up in a Kentucky Mall

Cocaine Bear’s afterlife as a taxidermied tourist attraction is worthy of its own movie. → Read More

The Most Common Questions Americans Have About Other Countries—Mapped

To see which questions Americans are asking about the rest of the world, check out this map. → Read More

Watch the Captivating Process of Cutting Vinyl Records

The types of songs cut on vinyl may be changing, but the way the physical records are made has stayed the same. → Read More

The 25 Worst Sequels of All Time, According to Rotten Tomatoes

These franchises should have ended with the first movie. → Read More

Why Is Cupid Associated With Valentine’s Day?

Cupid’s connection to love and romance dates back centuries. → Read More

This Shortbread Cookie Recipe Comes Together in Four Steps

These rosemary shortbread cookies are perfect for anyone who’s sick of chocolate boxes. → Read More

Middle School vs. Junior High: What’s the Difference?

The two terms describe the period of education between elementary and high school, but they aren’t exactly the same. → Read More

The 10 Most Hackable IKEA Furniture Items

For builders who think outside the flat pack box, here are the most hackable furniture items from IKEA. → Read More

This Easy Recipe for Herbed Cheese Spread Is Perfect for Parties

This recipe for cervelle de canut will add class to your Super Bowl menu. → Read More