Before structured shoes became prevalent in the 16th century (and apparently in those places where they never have) people walked with a different gait, pushing onto the balls of our feet instead of rocking forward on our heels. It looks a little affected — like a gymnast or ballet dancer — but is apparently much healthier. I'm going to master it!
Henry VIII went through six wives, themselves later the subject of a delightful musical theatre experience. During the English Civil War, his crown was reportedly melted down by order of the famed imperialist shitbag Oliver Cromwell—but now, some 350 years later, the central figurine to the crown may have been rediscovered by a casual treasure… READ THE REST
'Vanilla' has come to mean standard, ordinary, even boring. But the story of Vanilla is considerably more complex than that. It is a centuries-long epic involving a child genius, modern chemistry, and a much more complex flavor than it is given credit for. Image: Screengrab READ THE REST
Crazy maps! Secret codes! Gunshots that ring out in the dead of night! There is more legend than gold in these Superstition Mountains, even if the gold is real! Ignoring any practice that might be considered archaeology, a team of mineral enthusiasts casts about the Superstition Mountains in search of lost gold. There are multiple… READ THE REST
We all know we should avoid staring at screens all day, but an offshoot of this past year spent mostly at home is that more and more of us are doing the exact opposite of that heartfelt advice. App analytics firm App Annie found the average American spent about four hours a day on their… READ THE REST
Parents love their kids… but no matter how much they dote on the little rugrats, a few common kid statements are bound to prompt an eyeroll every time. Like, "Are we there yet?" Or, "That's not fair." Or the ultimate sticking point moment when they're hit with the ultimate, non-negotiable fallback of the two-year old,… READ THE REST
Our pandemic-plagued 2020 didn't just change our daily routines and patterns. It also accelerated new trends that have been ramping up for years. For example, our time spent consuming digital content skyrocketed last year. Most U.S. adults engage with almost 8 hours of digital media every day, a 15 percent increase over 2019. During those… READ THE REST