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Do you throw a pinch of salt over your left shoulder if you spill a saltshaker at the dinner table? This odd little tradition is meant to ward off the Devil who, apparently, will lurk over your shoulder if you spill salt… I think. This is because, according to many famed daemonologists, spilled salt is
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Extortion not only sullies the reputations of the accused, but it also typically results in serious time behind bars and may include thousands of dollars in fines for the extortionists themselves. Such crimes frequently make the news, especially when their victims are as famous as the actors, models, producer, celebrity chef, late-night television host, and
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As we look to the stars, a common hope is that we will find planets like our own, able to support life as we know it. However, a search for habitable Earth-like planets is one that takes a lot of patience, as conditions needed to support life are rare. In fact, the space beyond our
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For better or worse, serial killers continue to fascinate us. You can find their stories in every medium, from books, television, and podcasts. We’ve all seen or heard the gruesome tales of Bundy, Dahmer, and Ridgeway. However one name stands out not only for the sheer scale of his crimes, but the fact that he’s
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Every comic book enthusiast has their favorite character. When it comes to comics snagged for the big screen, nothing makes fans quite as happy as when a characters’ importance as portrayed in the comic universes is mirrored in the movie. Studios who nail the results are raking in the cash, especially now that countless DC and Marvel films are released
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Do you ever think about what happens after death? Not necessarily about the afterlife or lack thereof, but about what will happen to our bodies. Death is inevitable; therefore, decision-making regarding end-of-life body disposal is inevitable. It is a choice that we will likely be faced with more than once, ranging from consideration of what
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Schools teach us valuable things. At least that’s what’s supposed to happen. But in some instances, what we learned was questionable. Will we use this? Should I be learning this? Who is telling me to put what where?  From stupid questions to egg babies, we learned some pretty weird stuff in school. Here are the
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All hotels are temporary spaces—a constant revolving door of guests coming and going. Consider the sheer number of people who will go to bed in just one hotel room over time. Now consider how many of those may never wake up again. The Eagles neatly summed it up in “Hotel California” with the line: “You
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There are a couple of major life events that you want to get right. You want high school prom to be a teenage dream, you want graduation from college to be a groundbreaking moment, and you want your marriage ceremony to go off without a hitch. If you skip to the end of your “perfect moments
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New species evolve from their predecessors, right? This lovely process isn’t new and is usually related to Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection. Natural selection is when a species is better able to adapt to its environment, diet, predators, mating, etc. This ability to adapt makes a species have a better chance of survival and eventual reproduction. The
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Going to the gym is critical for both mental and physical health. However, as much as it may make you feel good, gyms can be a gross hotbed of disease-causing microbes that negatively impact your health and fitness. Within the moist *ew* and enclosed environment, millions of bacteria and deadly viruses harbor on weights, yoga
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