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In The Not-So-Distant Past, People Used Dogs For Labor, Not Companionship

In The Not-So-Distant Past, People Used Dogs For Labor, Not Companionship

Believe it or not, the idea of owning dogs for the sole purpose of companionship is actually a new one.
Would You Electrocute An Innocent Person If Told To? New Research Says Yes

Would You Electrocute An Innocent Person If Told To? New Research Says Yes

An update on the infamous Milgram obedience experiments reveals chilling results.
What Did People Actually Eat In Medieval Times?

What Did People Actually Eat In Medieval Times?

Medieval people drank almond milk before it was trendy.
Andrew Robinson Stoney May Have Been England’s Worst Husband Ever

Andrew Robinson Stoney May Have Been England’s Worst Husband Ever

Stoney lied and cheated his way into becoming the husband of Mary Bowes, an heiress who would endure decades of abuse at his hand.
The Tragic Tale Of Audrey Munson, America’s First Supermodel, Who Died In A Mental Asylum

The Tragic Tale Of Audrey Munson, America’s First Supermodel, Who Died In A Mental Asylum

Audrey Munson's statuesque likeness can be seen throughout New York City to this day. Unfortunately, her own success didn't last long.
How Your Grandma’s Experiences Can Leave Their Mark On Your Brain

How Your Grandma’s Experiences Can Leave Their Mark On Your Brain

New research adds another layer of complexity to the "nature versus nurture" debate.
The Quiet Tragedy Behind The Invention Of Coca-Cola

The Quiet Tragedy Behind The Invention Of Coca-Cola

John Pemberton struggled with addiction for much of his life. Somewhere along the way, this addiction spurred invention.
Cloaked In Ink: The Story of Maud Wagner, America’s First Known Female Tattoo Artist

Cloaked In Ink: The Story of Maud Wagner, America’s First Known Female Tattoo Artist

Think tattoos are an art form? You can thank Maud Wagner for that.
Dying Stars, Physics, And The Reason Barns Are Painted Red

Dying Stars, Physics, And The Reason Barns Are Painted Red

Turns out that the stars above have a lot to do with the iconic red barns that dot the U.S.
How “Fake News” Led To The Flour Riot Of 1837

How “Fake News” Led To The Flour Riot Of 1837

If the Flour Riot of 1837 teaches us anything, it's that people often believe what they read — and will act upon it.
Dealing With Grief: Japanese Phone Booth Connects The Living And The Dead

Dealing With Grief: Japanese Phone Booth Connects The Living And The Dead

Called "the phone of the wind," this device allows Japanese mourners to leave messages for those who died in the 2011 earthquake.