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Niche Blogs: What Kids Eat

Chicken nuggets and pizza, right? That’s what kids would eat if we let them decide for themselves, but we’re concerned about raising the quality, and sometimes regulating the quantity, of children’s nutrition. And of course, that leads to blogs that impress us one way or another. Nine-year-old Martha Payne posts pictures of her meals at NeverSeconds, [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Books Written by Presidents (of the non-memoir variety)

It’s no secret that Barack Obama has penned a couple of books – they flew off of the shelves during his bid for the presidency. In fact, most presidents have ended up writing their memoirs at some point after leaving the White House. But some presidents have chosen to write about the things that really [...]

Our Weekend in Review: Decatur Book Festival & Dragon*Con

It was a busy Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, Georgia, and the mental_floss staff was smack in the middle of the action. Not only were we rockin’ the mental_floss booth at the Decatur Book Festival, but we were able to sneak away for a little fun at Dragon*Con on Saturday night. For those unfamiliar with [...]