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14 Myths And Conspiracy Theories About Love
You often hear the phrase "Hallmark Holiday" when Valentine's Day pops up in conversation. But where does V-Day come from? And is love really just one big conspiracy to put you in your place, as the Powers That Be supposedly seek to do? These 14 stories will have you questioning everything you know about Cupid, February 14th and "the sanctity of marriage," not to mention a few more things.
10 Entrepreneurs Who Made A Fortune Before They Were 18
You actually don’t need a college education to make a fortune; in fact it turns out you don’t even need to have finished high school! All of these kids managed to come up with winning business ideas before they were even out of their teens. Of course, child entrepreneurs have a long history, as do their products — the Popsicle, trampolines and even earmuffs were all invented by children — and in light of this, we celebrate ten more contemporary entrepreneurs who made a fortune before they were adults.
The 7 Most Brutal Valentine's Day Murders
Valentine's Day is all about love, and passion. But what happens when that love and passion take a turn for the worst? We've all heard the term "crime of passion" and the following list is an extreme example of that term told in seven true stories. These seven people took that whole "love you to death" thing really, really, seriously. This is a list of murders committed on Valentine's Day that made the news in recent memory.
Invisible Edges: 15 Death-Defying Infinity Pool Designs
The edges of these pools seem to just drop off into space, threatening to whisk swimmers off a cliff, into the sea or over the edge of a skyscraper. Infinity pools, also known as zero-edge pools, use glass walls or waterfall-like overspill troughs to achieve this sometimes vertigo-inducing effect. These 15 particularly scenic infinity pools will have you daydreaming about booking summer vacations.
19 Famous People Who Started as Extras
Although it isn’t a written rule, an “extra”—a background player in a movie or TV show—usually has no spoken lines. If a line, or a few lines, are spoken, the person is often referred to as a “bit player” instead of an extra. (If a major star or a “known” actor is an extra in a movie, their non-speaking appearance is called a “cameo.”) The famous people listed below all made one or more appearances as movie extras before they went on to bigger and better things.
10 New Genetic Discoveries — And The Diseases They Could Treat
For years, scientists have recognized that many of the world's most dangerous diseases have an underlying genetic component. Even your susceptibility to conditions like heart disease and lung cancer, diseases closely tied to lifestyle factors like smoking and lack of exercise, are believed to be heavily influenced by your genetic makeup. Unfortunately, technological limitations have long prevented researchers from gleaning as much useful information as possible from the genetic screenings that search for genes that might underpin these diseases. But recently, advances in the world of genetics have been coming in greater and greater strides than ever.
15 Ways To Create Website Screenshots
Taking screenshots of web sites is probably one of the most commonly done tasks on the internet – doubly so if you have a blog or work as a journalist. This week, we wrote about Thumbalizr, a service that lets you take screenshots of websites. However, there are several other tools for easy screenshot capturing – some standalone and some in the form of a browser plugin.
8 Creepy Mystery Ingredients In Fast Food
Would you like a cow eyeball with your burger? One of the more-enduring urban legends about McDonald’s is that their hamburgers contain cow eyeballs. While this has not proven to be the case, their Baked Hot Apple Pie does contain duck feathers, or at least an ingredient commonly derived from such. Truth can be just as strange as fiction. How have duck feathers become a viable ingredient in apple pie? Welcome to the world of food additives. People have been adding flavors, spices, natural preservatives and ripening agents to food since antiquity. But as the popularity of highly processed food has risen dramatically since the 1950s, so has the astounding array of bizarre chemical additives used in food manufacturing. Fast-food recipes seem to be born more from the laboratory than from farm or field.
12 Important U.S. Laws Every Blogger Needs to Know
While the Internet still retains some of the “wild wild west” feel, increasingly Internet activity, and particular blogging, is being shaped and governed by state and federal laws. For US bloggers in particular, blogging has become a veritable land mine of potential legal issues, and the situation isn’t helped by the fact that the law in this area is constantly in flux. In this article we highlight twelve of the most important US laws when it comes to blogging and provide some simple and straightforward tips for safely navigating them.