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Welcome To Chamonix, The French Alps’ Real-Life Winter Wonderland

Welcome To Chamonix, The French Alps’ Real-Life Winter Wonderland

Winter wonderlands actually do exist.
Michigan Town Bans Baby Jesus From City Property

Michigan Town Bans Baby Jesus From City Property

City hall is no home for baby Jesus, say city officials.
World’s Oldest Person Credits “Being Single” For Her Longevity

World’s Oldest Person Credits “Being Single” For Her Longevity

"I didn't want to be dominated by anyone," the supercentenarian said.
Magic Mushrooms May Have Lasting Health Benefits, New Research Finds

Magic Mushrooms May Have Lasting Health Benefits, New Research Finds

Hallucinogenic drugs have been unfairly characterized as dangerous when, in fact, they likely have significant medical benefits. At least, that’s what is argued in the most recent issue of The Journal of Psychopharmacology. In two landmark studies focused on psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, researchers found that just...
What We Loved This Week, Nov. 27 – Dec. 3

What We Loved This Week, Nov. 27 – Dec. 3

David Bowie, Marilyn Monroe, and many others circa their kindergarten days.
Was Rasputin Actually The Sanest Man In Pre-Revolution Russia?

Was Rasputin Actually The Sanest Man In Pre-Revolution Russia?

In the final days of pre-revolution Russia, the "Mad Monk" Rasputin was arguably one of the most powerful people attached to the court. But what do we really know about the man himself?
Man Tracks Down The Person Who Killed His Great-Grandfather During Stalin’s Great Purge

Man Tracks Down The Person Who Killed His Great-Grandfather During Stalin’s Great Purge

He even managed to get an apology from the killer's granddaughter, who thanked the man for bringing out “the entire truth” of Russia's past.
Obama Will Forgive More Than $100 Billion In Student Debt On His Way Out The Door

Obama Will Forgive More Than $100 Billion In Student Debt On His Way Out The Door

The program forgives student debt after 10 or 20 years of reduced monthly payments.
The Bizarre But True Story Of Military Dolphins

The Bizarre But True Story Of Military Dolphins

Turns out dolphins make for far more than good children's movie protagonists.
When Grunge Took Over Seattle And The World

When Grunge Took Over Seattle And The World

The movement that defined a generation.
Dictionary.com Chooses “Xenophobe” As Its Word Of The Year

Dictionary.com Chooses “Xenophobe” As Its Word Of The Year

Irrational fear has become the theme for 2016.