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How to hug, according to science.

“Love them or hate them, hugs are part of Western culture. They don’t just confer emotional closeness, they’ve been shown to improve our mental and physical health. But hugging is not as straightforward as it may seem. Where do your […]

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How to grow weed in your AeroGarden.

“Miracle-Gro AeroGarden™ is an exciting hydroponic system. You can grow fresh herbs, lettuce, year-round, in the comfort of your home. You may be wondering: Is it possible to grow weed in an AeroGarden? And is it worth it? The short […]

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Congress has to disclose all of their trades.

“Big legislative events (such as the Infrastructure Bill getting passed by the Senate) were often preceded by politicians trading in the sectors affected. There were tons of unusual trades where politicians made millions of dollars.” | learn more

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The effects of the Spanish Inquisition linger to this day.

“We find that today – two hundred years after its abolition – the locations in which the inquisition was strong have markedly lower levels of economic activity, trust and educational attainment than those in which it was weak.” | learn more

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Tiger Woods is a ridiculously good golfer.

“In the last 60 years, there are 3 instances of a player winning 5 (or more) PGA Tour starts in a row. They belong to: Tiger Woods (7), Tiger Woods (6) and Tiger Woods (5).” | learn more

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Why horses explode if you look at them funny.

 “The Problem with having fewer toes and running Really Fucking Fast is that it kind of fucks your everything else up. When a horse runs at full gallop, it sort of… stops actively breathing, letting the slosh of its guts […]

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There is nobody more generous than the miser.

“Regardless of Scrooge’s motives, because he spent little, everyone else enjoyed more, as surely as if Scrooge had divided his fortune and sent a few coins to everyone in the country.” | learn more