Society and governments limit baby names in order to protect children from bullying and unnecessary judgment and scrutiny. But can the limits go too far? Read more..
Public bathroom hand dryers may be spraying you with particles of fecal matter and fecal bacteria. Click to learn more..
In the fall they disappear, and then in the spring they appear again. But what happens to all the insects during the cold, snowy winter months? Read more..
Ultra-processed foods are difficult to quit eating because they're engineered to addict you. Here's what you might be doing to your health by eating these 10 toxic ingredients.
It's not a dinosaur, whale, or giant deep-sea creature. In fact, the world's largest known living organism is an underground fungus that most people wouldn't notice even if it was right beneath their feet..
Everyone's always looking for the next great thing, and Glass Gem corn is it! Learn how to grow, harvest, dry, and cook this beautiful corn at home.
Cashews are the fourth most popular nut worldwide, but the human toll of processing them is barely realized. Learn more about how they're processed and how to support ethical practices here.
The broadleaf plantain is one of the most abundant and widely distributed medicinal plants in the world. Learn how to easily use its medicinal properties at home!
When two different types of metal come together in a solution, the metals effectively become a battery. In the mouth, this is called oral galvanism, and the symptoms can literally be shocking. Could you have a battery in your mouth? It's more common than you might think!
Apart from lubrication, saliva is key to digesting carbohydrates and fats, fighting infection in the mouth and body, protecting and remineralizing the teeth, and many other important functions. Click to learn more..
At the turn of the 19th century, British English began to change while American English stayed the same. How and why did this happen? Read more to find out.
Before Gutenberg's printing press, books were painstakingly inscribed, illustrated, and bound by hand. Books were priceless works that could not be easily replaced. Thus, chained libraries came to exist, and only a few still survive. Here's what you need to know about the world's biggest one.
The most documented dance plague in history leaves many questions: what was it, what caused it, and why did it eventually dissipate? Read more to find out.
Gum disease is the deterioration of the tissues and supporting structures around the teeth (bone, ligaments, and gums) over time. Removing the source of inflammation allows the body to stabilize and begin to heal.
Everything I was taught in dental school about fluoride was wrong. To my horror, it was all quite the opposite. I made it my goal to find out why. . . .
If you look at the quantum level, our presence appears to influence reality. A prime example is called the "observer effect" in physics. Physicists have found that "even passive observation of quantum phenomena" can actually change the measured result.
An introduction to the immortal jellyfish including fun facts, location map, video, and beautiful photos...
Learn more about censorship and how it affects us, our history, our society, and our world..
Tooth pain ranges from mild sensitivity to chronic severe pain. Learn about the types of tooth pain, causes, signs, symptoms, and at-home methods for tooth pain relief.
Do you grind your teeth? Teeth grinding is fairly common, but when left untreated can seriously injure the teeth, jaw joint, neck, and spine. Learn about symptoms, causes, and treatment.
This delicious and simple vegan recipe is great to create with kids! Learn how to make an easy and healthful snack in simple picture-by-picture steps. Read more..
The oil pulling facts are in, and the answers might surprise you! Is it a huge scam? Does it work? Click here to learn all about it!
Can you really cure cavities, or is it a big scam? Cut through the sensational internet stories and learn the truth about curing cavities.
Oral cancer can be deadly, especially when it is overlooked. This article covers examination techniques when it comes to checking yourself for cancerous markings in the mouth.
Just about anything made of "common" plastics is available in biodegradable form. Learn to identify which types are best for the environment. Photos, links, recipes, and more.
Are cucumbers really cooling? Or is it just one of those things people say? Facts, photos, recipes, helpful links...
Discover what that cloud was! Explanations, descriptions, and links, with over 20 photos, including common and unusual cloud formations. Which is your favorite?
The Great Beer Flood of 1814 was an important event that should be remembered! Includes photos, map, history, and a list of those who drowned.
The world's first analog computer was built by the Romans.. 2,000 years ago! See images of the Antikythera mechanism, learn about its history, and see it come to life in video.
An introduction to peacocks including fun facts, location map, videos, links, and beautiful photos.
Peruse this list of 25 common edible flowers to see if any grow in your garden. This includes videos, gorgeous images, nutritional information, and recipe links.
Orphaned squirrels are very common in the spring and fall. Learn how to identify them and help them survive. Includes videos, images, and important resources.
This is an ode to my 22+ years as a vegetarian. I've gone through various phases (know-it-all, extremist, etc.) to come out the other side as a level-brained moderate. My fire hasn't died, but I've realized my choices are my own. This is my personal journey.
It's spring, and it's time to start thinking about the garden again! Consult this extensive list of hardiness zones by region and state before planting. USDA hardiness zone maps, links, and photos of local plant species for all states.
Discover a side of Minnesota you might not know about: flowers! 11 flower images and information on what they are and where they grow, including a short video. Take a poll at the end to vote for your favorite.
Explore the history of Pointillism painting, the rationale behind the technique, and meet both classical and modern Pointillists and their works. Includes images, links, video, and quotations from the artists.
See 13 of the highest-rated photos on Wikipedia for the year 2009. These photos were taken by Wikipedia readers like you. Includes images, links, and interesting information on each image.
See 13 of the highest-rated photos on Wikipedia for the year 2010. These photos were taken by Wikipedia readers like you. Includes images, links, and interesting information on each image.
Learn to make an oil lamp from an orange (or other citrus) in 7 easy steps. Includes step-by-step images, tips, and a video. Fun for kids and the whole family.
Come explore the wintry Northern Shores of Lake Superior, USA (in images) from the comfort of your cushy chair and warm home!
Learn why organic cotton is better than commercial cotton, both for humans and the environment. Includes WHO pesticide classifications, cotton comparison chart, cotton facts, and useful links.
AMR = dog food-grade fatty meat trimmings + anhydrous ammonia, ground into a slurry and mixed into 70% of the ground beef for sale in the USA. Advanced Meat Recovery: Do you know what you're eating?
"Meat glue" is deceptive, nasty, and potentially deadly. Read on to learn more about why it's used, what it is, and the dangers that it poses.
There are many similarities between trophy hunters and serial killers. They are compelled to keep a trophy souvenir from their victims; the killing is addictive and leads to more killings; they seek fame, attention, and notoriety, etc. Read more.
Nick Vujicic epitomizes the power of positive thought. No arms, no legs? No problem! Includes a biography, images, videos, and links.
The question of life versus death is one of the biggest dilemmas facing families and modern medical professionals in this age of life-sustaining and death-defying technology. Which is more important: quality of life or life itself?
This is a brief introduction to Just War theory based on two authoritative essays by scholars on the subject. Includes a general definition, images, and links.
The Flying Turtle has won many awards for best toy, including the Dr. Toy Gold Seal Best Toy Award. You'll soon find, however, that the best toy ever certainly has no age limit! Includes videos, images, personal experiences, and links. Made in America.
The NeoCube is a futuristic puzzle; the magnetic beads have literally billions of solutions and work both the left and right brain, employing both logic and creativity at the same time. Discover the next phase in your gaming: brain development. Great stocking stuffers and therapeutic toys....
Add flair to your winter garden this year! Learn to make decorative ice gems in five easy steps. These ice decorations are a fun craft for adults and kids alike.
Dental grillz are a popular form of self-expression amongst the hip hop and rap communities. Find out what they are, which ones to buy, and how to take care of them (and your teeth.) Includes lots of images.
Did you know you can use olive oil for frizzy hair or to clean your leather jacket? It's one of the most useful, affordable, and green products to clean and fix things around the house naturally.
Vinegar has been used for cleaning and other applications since ancient times (Sumeria.) It's one of the most useful, affordable, and green products out there. Use these 50 tips to clean things around the house naturally. Includes Health & Beauty, Laundry & Clothes, Kitchen, and Bathroom solutions.
This article explores the sugar content in popular foods and drinks. It includes links, health tips, and nutritional information.
Love him or hate him, you have to admit Thomas Jefferson had some pretty awesome quotes. I offer these quotes as what they are: testaments to liberty and freedom for all. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Learning English grammar can actually be enjoyable! Here we explore the extremely useful hyphen. Learn about proper and incorrect usage, tricks, compound modifiers, prefixes, conventions, and more. Includes examples and funny images!
Learning English grammar can actually be enjoyable! Here we explore the poorly named colon. Learn about proper and incorrect usage, syntactical deductive, syntactical descriptive, segmental, and more. Includes examples and funny images!
Learning English grammar can actually be enjoyable! Here we explore the nearly extinct semicolon. Learn about proper and incorrect usage, series, independent clauses, and more. Includes examples and funny images!
Learning English grammar can actually be enjoyable! Here we explore the quotation mark. Learn about proper and incorrect usage, direct quotes, quotes within quotes, block quotes, and more. Includes examples and funny images!
Learning English grammar can actually be enjoyable! Here we explore the poor, misused comma. Learn about serials, appositives, independent clauses, and when not to use commas. Includes examples and funny images!
Learning English grammar can actually be enjoyable! Here we explore the poor, abused apostrophe. Learn about contractions, omissions, possession, and when not to use an apostrophe. Includes examples, stories, and funny images!
They say it is an act of faith, and that Goddess Draupadi covers the fire with a white cloth for devotees to walk over. Discover the magic of firewalking in this 20-line poem. Includes personal accounts and explanation.
If you're serious about writing, please consider grammar to be your best friend. You might quarrel sometimes, but in the end grammar is there to support your efforts and to help you succeed.
There's something absolutely ethereal and magical about India. This 12-line poem captures the essence of India's indispensable bullock cart. Includes introduction and personal accounts.
Leaving meaningful fanmail for others is a great way to increase your own fanbase, readership, and traffic--After all, it's free advertising! Includes the dos and don'ts to leaving effective fanmail on HubPages.
Prose poems look like prose but read like poems--an interesting twist on both of them. This 300 word prose poem is about hope, pain, and ultimately acceptance and gratitude. Includes afterthoughts and reflections.
Is your computer slow or crashing? Read about CCleaner, rated "spectacular" by CNET. Includes more information, user reviews, and free download for Mac and PC.
I couldn't help but notice. No—really. I couldn't help but notice because it's dark outside, your blinds are wide open, and all the lights in your entire house are on. My eyes are drawn to the light—and thus to you—like a moth to a flame.
What has your mirror seen in its lifetime?
Discover the largest Lego park in the world, Legoland Florida. Includes general information, tickets and pricing, tons of links, discounts, directions, map, and photos!
Do you say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays"? Follow the author on an introspective journey about PC-ism and people. Air your views on this interminable debate!
Discover what became of the Lord of the Rings hobbit village, Hobbiton! A brief history, multiple images, and tour information included.
Introducing the new all-electric DeLorean DMC-EV! Includes specs, photos, and links. Let's go Back to the Future (again!)
Learn about the world's first vertical forest in Milan, Italy! Includes artist concept artwork, history, and useful links.
Halloween: Bake crunchy pumpkin seeds in 7 easy steps. Includes step-by-step images and overview of the history of pumpkin carving.
Explore the future of music in this review of Björk's 2011 interactive iPhone/iPad app album, "Biophilia." Reconnecting musicology with nature. Link to a free download of the mother app.
Do you have dry mouth? Learn how chronic dry mouth is related to cavities, why saliva is critical to a healthy mouth, and how to remedy the symptoms associated with a chronic dry mouth.
Exploring why some people can't handle differing opinions, and five tips to help you deal with differing viewpoints yourself.
Trying to protect your teeth? Learn how much sugar and acid common drinks contain, how to minimize the damage from these drinks, what causes cavities to form, and how prevalent tooth decay really is.
Looking for the best sugar substitute? Check out this substitute that's actually a natural kind of sugar. Xylitol is sweeter than ordinary sugar, is safe for diabetics, and is naturally 5-6 times more effective at cavity prevention than fluoride. Find out more!
What we think of today as the Indian caste system is actually a mistake! Learn about varna and the true caste system now!
Well-sourced article. CFL lights contain cancer-causing chemicals, can trigger breast cancer and seizures, emit UV radiation, and contain mercury. Learn more!
Learn about Melatonin: Superlative natural sleep aid and remedy for jet lag; boosts the immune system; the most potent, versatile antioxidant; helps maintain a healthy heart; helps treat and prevent cancer; increases longevity!
From brown bag lunches to making your own bread, follow these 25 money-saving tips and see how much you can save!
As we think, so we become. What we think translates into how we act, what type of energy we exert, and what types of circumstances, energies (positive / negative), and people we attract to ourselves.
In a few thousand years, what will they know about us? Everything now, it seems, is slap-dash and ephemeral. Our expertise is no longer preserved in stone for those who come after us. Rather, it's becoming increasingly digital, convenient, commercial, or mass-produced.
Christopher Columbus was not the first to discover the Americas, nor was he the first to realize that the earth is round. He was the first, however, in other exploits, namely genocide and the transatlantic slave trade. Doesn't sound familiar? Read on.
Learn how to floss correctly by following these easy steps. Video lessons are included.
In 2006, I went on a hiking and camping trip with my parents and brother. Little did I know, I would witness something that I could not identify, that nobody would believe I had seen, and that would change my view of life on Earth and other planets.
Eleven animal rights quotes from the Bible with discussion and commentary. "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:14-15)
Imagine a place where bullocks mix freely with carts, cars, motorcycles, auto-rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws, pedestrians, buses, bicycles, bicycle carts, stray dogs, menacing trucks, scooters, wheelbarrows, and depending where you are, even elephants and camels. This place is India, and you quickly...
Learn how to build and maintain a plant terrarium in seven easy steps. This article includes a list of appropriate terrarium plants, how to choose the container and environment, and how to plant and maintain your terrarium.
Follow these 8 basic techniques of proper brushing and notice a world of difference in the appearance of your gums and teeth!
Learn to build and maintain a reflecting pond by following these 12 easy steps. Includes picture-by-picture examples, tips, and helpful links.
Bleeding gums are a sign of oral disease, but often the cure is simple. Learn about biofilm, calculus, oral bacteria, bleeding gums, and why you should floss!