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What Do You Call Your Grandparents?

Reader Michelle has a question: “Are there any neat historical or regional terms for ‘grandma’ and ‘grandpa’ that my family might adopt? I’m having twins in January and my mom just asked what the kids will call them.” Since my family uses the standard Grandma, Grandpa, Nana, and Pop-Pop, I figured I’d throw this one out [...]

Rentrepreneur: Renting Your Stuff to Make a Living

Selling your junk on eBay is SO last decade. The new way to get money for all the stuff you’ve accumulated throughout the years is to rent them. In his Newsweek article, Rob Baedeker tells us how he makes money hand [...]

6 Magicians Who Died While Performing The Bullet Catch

Is it possible for a human being to catch a speeding bullet in his mouth? For centuries, magicians have been convincing audiences that it is. Whether the bullet catch is an illusion or the result of lightning-fast reflexes, it definitely comes with a fatal risk. Since its introduction in the late 1500s, many magicians have [...]

The Quick 10: Why a Typo Caused Popeye to Eat Spinach and Other Popeye Facts

Yesterday was a big day in Hollywood – it was the Golden Globes, sure (did you love Ricky Gervais or think he dropped the ball?), but it was also the anniversary of the first time the world was introduced to a beloved cartoon – Popeye. To celebrate the famous spinach-swilling seadog, here are a few [...]