40 Common Sayings with Surprising Origins You Never Would Have Guessed 40 Common Sayings with Surprising Origins You Never Would Have Guessed
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Have you ever thought about the expressions people use on a daily basis and wonder how they became such a widespread part of the English language? Some sayings are now so commonplace, we’ll utter them with no idea of where they came from. But every phrase, saying or proverb starts somewhere. In this post, we’ve uncovered the surprising origin... View Article
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For those who question the value of college in this era of soaring student debt and high unemployment, the attitudes and experiences of today’s young adults—members of the so-called Millennial generation—provide a compelling answer. On virtually every measure of economic well-being and career attainment—from personal earnings to job satisfaction to... View Article
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The Best Ways to Help in the Aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

September 18, 2017 3:59 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 11552
It’s not too late to help Texas and Florida residents recover from hurricanes Harvey and Irma. But how do you make sure you’ve picked the right charity when donating money, food, clothing, or other items? 

Indeed, not all charities are created equal. Charity Navigator, a nonprofit that has independently rated over 8,000 charities, compiled a list of some of the best organizations to donate to in the wake of Harvey and Irma. Its team considers several factors when giving a charity a score out of 100. These include program expenses (e.g. how much of the donations go straight to victims) and transparency (e.g. audited financials prepared by an independent accountant).

Here are some of the charities that Charity Navigator recommends for Hurricane Harvey and Irma, along with their scores out of 100.

The World’s Oldest Photos Reveal a Rare Side of History

September 13, 2017 11:33 am  | Comments: 1 | Views: 69920
It’s often said that a photo is worth a thousand words, touching people at a deeper level than even the best and most eloquent writing. Even the world’s oldest photographs, those that may seem so very distant from today’s high-tech society, may tug at your heart strings or give you a sense of belonging. Here, Live Science looks back at 20 historical photos, shot between the 1820s and 1860s, that may make you look at history, and the world, just a little bit differently.

The Best TV Shows This Fall You Should Watch

September 12, 2017 2:24 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 34017
This is a hugely exciting time for TV addicts: shows have been canceled and renewed left and right, and networks are unveiling their plans for the Fall. Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, and The CW have already made some big announcements about the new shows they’ve greenlit for the 2017 to 2018 season. See what new and returning shows you’ll be obsessed with this upcoming Fall.

Fall Travel: 22 Trips You Should Take This Season

September 12, 2017 10:27 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 37427
There are things about fall that make it an ideal time to travel — like cheaper prices, fewer crowds, and milder temperatures. However, from Vermont’s stunning foliage to Munich’s legendary Oktoberfest, some destinations are simply at their very best during this season. Keep reading for the best fall travel destinations around the globe.

PHOTOS: Hurricane Irma Slams Florida

September 11, 2017 2:42 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 56848
Hurricane Irma paid a brutal visit to Florida on Sunday and Monday after thrashing several Caribbean islands for much of last week. The storm, once a fierce and record-breaking Category 5, had downgraded to a tropical storm Monday afternoon and was gradually weakening as it moved over northern Florida toward Georgia. As the storm’s final gusts dissipate, the southern part of Florida is now reckoning with flotsam and flooding. The extent of the wreckage is still unclear, yet early images emerging from the state show significant flooding and damage to buildings, vehicles, boats, and trees in the Florida Keys, Everglades City, Miami, Naples, and small towns in between. These photos offer a glimpse of the destruction Irma has wrought in the state.

10 Surprising Things That Are Deadly For Your Pet

September 7, 2017 12:25 pm  | Comments: 2 | Views: 78808
Anyone who owns a pet knows that animals have no hesitation when it comes to trying to eat random objects they find lying around the house. Cats chew on various plants and dogs work part-time as vacuum cleaners when food is dropped on the kitchen floor. However, many things that people wouldn’t ordinarily give a second thought to can be incredibly toxic to common household pets. Because animals don’t have the same metabolisms as humans, a compound that human bodies can easily break down may prove to be lethal in a smaller animal at the same dose. Here, we will explore several foods and plants that you may not realize can be potential medical dangers for your pet if consumed.

The 10 Most Destructive Hurricanes In US History

September 7, 2017 10:21 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 32660
After steamrolling several Caribbean islands as a category 5 storm on Wednesday, Hurricane Irma — one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean — continues to churn on what appears to be a direct course toward the Bahamas and then South Florida. The storm is the latest in an already catastrophic hurricane season, which lasts from June to the end of November for the Atlantic Ocean. It follows Hurricane Harvey, which devastated parts of Texas including Houston last week and caused damage estimated to be worth more than $100 billion. The US has seen plenty of catastrophic and costly storms throughout its history, with single events causing billions of dollars in damage. Here’s a look at some of the most devastating, costly storms ever to hit the US.

The Best Under-The-Radar Travel Destinations in the U.S.

September 6, 2017 4:14 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 72130
The US is vast: 3.797 million square miles to be exact. Yet when it comes to choosing a vacation, we often limit ourselves to a tiny fraction of the country. There are plenty of good reasons we would want to visit Yosemite National Park in August, along with 600,000 other people who visited the destination in August; or skiing in Vail, Colorado, in the winter, along with 1.6 million other visitors. But for those prepared to go off the beaten track, there are a lot of lesser-known places that are well worth a visit, especially if you’re looking to ditch the crowds. Here is a selection of some favorite underrated travel destinations — from cities to day trips and national parks, these are all places that deserve a bit more attention.

Famous Love Letters Throughout History

September 6, 2017 12:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 34069
In an age of emails and texts, it’s rare that we sit and reflect on our relationships the way couples used to do in love letters. Indeed, it’s one tradition that needs to make a comeback. To inspire you, here’s an intimate look at the romantic words exchanged between iconic couples throughout history, from Abigail and John Adams to Johnny and June Carter Cash.

Where Your Favorite Celebrities Went to College

September 6, 2017 11:43 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 72009
The perks of a career in Hollywood often times gives stars the opportunity to opt out of a college or even high school education. But for some major A-listers, skipping hours-long library sessions and polishing up those SAT scores was a major priority. Perhaps the following stars may pleasantly surprise you since they see the true value in a college education. Check out the following celebrities who attended college, many of whom still continue their education on the off-season.

Why Americans Get the Day Off Work on Labor Day

August 30, 2017 2:25 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 22428
The first Monday of September means that white clothes are out, sales are in, summer holidays are over and classes begin. For many of us (but far from all of us), it’s a welcome day off of work or school, ahead of what is likely to be a busier month than the last. But the Labor Day holiday has a storied past, one of violence and celebration, that’s embedded deep in the history of the American labor movement. And while it has spread around the world in different forms, Labor Day has distinctly American roots. Here’s a quick primer on the meaning and history of the holiday.

25 Places People Are Forbidden From Visiting

August 30, 2017 2:24 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 93556
With today’s travel technology, it’s hard to imagine a place you’re not allowed to visit. Yet, there are still places that cannot be (legally) visited as they are cut off for various reasons. Places such as secret military bases, forbidden islands, fragile natural landmarks, and even sites closed due to paranormal activities are off limits to regular people. Take a virtual tour with us on these 25 forbidden places you’re not allowed to visit.