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13 Peaceful Protests and Whether They Worked

© Julie Dermansky/Julie Dermansky/Corbis The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations have been going on for over a month. From one side, we hear that the occupiers are a bunch of naive kids who need to change out of their hemp ponchos and take a shower if they want to be taken seriously. Others say the demonstrators are [...]

6 Famous People Whose Identities We Still Don’t Know

In this day and age of instant stardom, it’s hard to believe that someone can make a public splash and then fade into the background and remain anonymous forever. But a few managed to do that in the past, and were never found out -yet. For example, the fellow at the left who stood in [...]

Who Was the Unknown Rebel?

This month marks the anniversary of an amazing act of nonviolent protest by a man whose name we still don’t know. As a string of tanks – 17 or 18 in all, though you can only see a few in the pictures – rolled near Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989, this unknown man, his [...]

Tricks Our Minds Play On Us

Image via hurleygurley [Flickr] (BTW, if you want to make your own brain Jell-O, get the mold at the Neatoshop.) Our brains are incredibly complex organs that allow us to comprehend both our surroundings and abstract concepts. Unfortunately, because our minds have to process so much information at once in order to help us understand things, [...]

10 Bizarre Uses for Your Discarded Hair

Ed. Note: Todays’ guest blog star (and our good friend) Dr. Michael Reed knows hair care. The Manhattan-based dermatologist and hair loss expert has devoted his life to helping folks keep the locks on their heads. He’s even got a new book out on the topic: Women’s Hair Loss: The Hidden Epidemic. Today, Dr. Mike’s [...]