Everyone knows that women get less pay than men. It's a known fact that for every dollar a man earns, a woman receives only 80.5 cents. Many factors surround this absurd gap, and..
A Brief Guide to the Florence Syndrome Phenomena
If you have a huge knack for art, then there’s no feeling like being able to appreciate the finest visual craft you’ve ever laid your eyes on. As the minds of people evolve over..
These Acts of Goodwill Shaped History
Far too often, researchers and experts look at our past through the lens of war and politics. While these events have without a doubt shaped the world as we know today, they are..
The Origin of Dog Training
From cruelty to kindness — how our approach to dog training has become more enlightened. Dog training used to be cruel, a system that thrived on punishment, threats, and the..
The American Civil Liberties Union
Established in 1920, the American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU, a non-profit legal organization, aims to defend the constitutional rights of American citizens by offering litigation..
Bus Driver Saved a Toddler Strolling in the Cold
A female bus driver went above and beyond her duty when she stopped driving to save an unexpected passenger: a barefoot toddler. Irena Ivic was doing her normal routine, driving..
Apple Withdrew Facebook’s Developer Credentials Over An App That Mined Teenagers’ Device Data
Operating under the entirely Orwellian title “Facebook Research,” the app that got Apple up in arms paid users as young as 13 years of age $20 a month in exchange for unbridled..
Curious Facts About “The Sound of Music” You Never Knew
The hills are alive, with the sound of music, now doesn’t that make you want to start singing? The Sound of Music is a beloved American classic. The musical masterpiece won five..
The Secret Story Behind Some Of The Beatles’ Most Popular Songs
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds Considered one of the most famous Beatles' songs to date, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds became a worldwide 60s cult classic. Released in 1967, as..
The Pioneers of Women’s Rights
Numerous women in American history fought for the rights that their fellow sisters are enjoying today. If it weren't for their hard work, society wouldn't even recognize equal..
Strange Comic Book Adaptations That Are Hilariously Weird and Interesting
Comic books made a grand comeback a few years ago, with superhero blockbusters hitting cinemas and televisions one after another. It's safe to say that the hiatus has finally ended...
Inside the Neighborhood: Facts and Trivia About Mr. Rogers
From his unforgettable red sweater to the love of feeding his fish, the legendary friendly neighbor, Presbyterian minister, and all-around wonderful person Mister Fred Rogers delighted..
A Peek Inside Lauren Bacall’s Fabulous Manhattan Dakota Apartment
A $26 Million Central Park Luxury Apartment Lauren Bacall owned a fabulous apartment on Manhattan’s better side, overlooking Central Park. She didn’t just own it, she lived in..
Painful Beauty Gadgets That Thankfully Never Made it
Ironically, These Beauty Devices Were Designed to Torture People Chances are you’re not a supermodel (because nobody’s perfect, right?) Take it from the cosmetic industry that..
The Lost History of American River Communities, Revisited by an Artist in a Shantyboat
Wes Modes is documenting life along America’s waterways. American rivers used to be home to thousands of people, particularly during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Families..
Fascinating Facts You Never Knew About ‘The Shawshank Redemption’
'The Shawshank Redemption' tells the story of a banker named Andy Dufresne, a man who is wrongfully accused of a double murder and condemned to serve a life sentence in the eponymous..