Happy President’s Day! This federal holiday is often associated with sales and travel deals, but it’s important to remember that it’s also about patriotism and remembrance. As the country celebrates Presidents Day 2017, here are 10 inspiring things said by some of history’s most influential leaders. They include leadership advice from Thomas Jefferson, confidence lessons from Theodore Roosevelt, and reflections on success from Abraham Lincoln. Their words rang true then and continue to ring true today.
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Government and military secrets can range from terrifying to amusing to downright absurd, but most are nothing short of intriguing. From a secret U.S. Air Force project to build a supersonic flying saucer, to a now-famous World War II-era research program that produced the first atomic bombs, to a plan to train domesticated cats to spy on the Soviet Union, here are 15 declassified military and CIA secrets.
Violent natural disasters have devastated humanity over the centuries, but because some of them struck long ago, scientists have been unable to estimate a death count. However, the 10 deadliest natural disasters for which historians can provide accurate death tolls for have killed an estimated total of 10 million people. Here are the 10 deadliest natural disasters, from fewest casualties to most, starting with an earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people in Syria.
Just about everyone knows that you should never text and drive, and that you should stop, drop, and roll if you catch on fire. But life can also throw situations at us that we don’t have a quick, handy response for. Commenters in a recent Quora thread about life-saving facts offered their best tips, which are easy to remember and could have a huge effect if you ever find yourself in a dangerous situation.
It is hard to imagine that a word like “awful” once met something closer to “awesome” than “terrible,” but if you think about it and break it down, it kind of makes sense – awe/full or in other words “full of awe.” These are 25 original word meanings that will surprise you!
What’s the science behind the weird behaviors of cats and dogs? Live Science looked into several mysteries, including why dogs eat poop and why cats stretch so much, to explain the possible evolutionary and biological reasons for each. Let’s take a leap into the wild brains of your adorable, and often baffling, four-legged housemates.
It’s Valentine’s Day, and like a many other various holidays, different countries celebrate Valentine’s Day in different ways. Although in the U.S., shelves have been brimming with teddy bears and boxes of chocolate for the last few weeks, not every country turns to greeting cards and heart-shaped candies to declare love. Some exchange wooden spoons and pressed flowers, while others hold a special holiday for the loveless to mourn their single lives over black noodles. Here is a look at how 14 countries celebrate Valentine’s Day traditions all around the world.
When deciding where to put down roots, many factors rest in the eye of the beholder, such as climate, politics, or proximity to extended family. Other aspects are coveted by nearly everybody: affordable housing, access to well-paying jobs, a low cost of living, good schools, and quality healthcare. In its 2017 ranking of the best places to live in America, U.S. News & World Report gathered data on these crucial components for the 100 most populous US cities. Keep reading to discover the 30 best places to live in America.
We tend to hold inventors in high esteem, but often their discoveries were the result of an accident or twist of fate. This is true of many everyday items, including the following surprise inventions. From popsicles to Post-It Notes, and from the microwave oven to Penicillin, in this article we’ll take a look at 10 unintentional discoveries or inventions that changed the world for the better.
The days leading up to February 14 — particularly if you have someone special to shop for — can be stressful. To help guide your gifting and save you time (so you can get a leg up on planning your romantic itinerary instead), we put together 20 perfect presents for the special woman in your life (a gift guide for the special men if you life will be coming in the next couple of days). These ideas are suited for every stage of a relationship, so there’s bound to be something she’ll love in the list to follow.And of course, don’t forget to tell your Valentine you love her! Because that’s really the best gift of all.
We know the the brain is one of the most amazing and important organs in the human body, yet we surprisingly know very little about it. Even after thousands of years of studying and treating every aspect of the brain, there are still many facets of it that remain mysterious. And because the brain is so complex, we tend to simplify information about how it works in order to make it more understandable. Both our lack of understanding and our tendency to oversimplify the unknown have resulted in the development of many common myths about the brain. Here are 10 of the most common brain myths — and the surprising science to counter them.
The Super Bowl is this Sunday — do you have a game plan ready to feed your hungry fans? Beyond the big screen TV and a cooler stocked with ice cold drinks, this is one party that’s all about the spread. So whether you’re new to throwing a Super Bowl party (congratulations to the Falcons) or you throw one almost every year (time to break out the New England decorations again), we’ve got you covered. Score a touchdown with your family and friends with these tailgate-ready snacks, sandwiches, appetizers, and more.