Agatha Christie once famously said, “The simplest explanation is always the most likely.” However, when something shocking or catastrophic happens in our lives, simple explanations just aren't satisfying. We crave deeper reason and meaning and when that isn't given to us, sometimes we create our own. This is how conspiracy theories are often born--someone doesn't like the official account of a major event and challenges it with a different version.
Your moon sign and rising sign give an in-depth look into what makes you tick--they are determined by not just your birthday, but the place you were born and the exact time of your birth. Simply, your sun sign rules your personality--it's your soul. Your moon sign rules your emotional core--it's your heart. Your rising sign rules your outer appearance--it's your book cover.
As a kid I rocked crimped hair and pegged pants. Yup, you guessed it, I was born in 1980s. Back then, toys were simple. They were USB-plug-free, and offered endless hours of wholesome amusement. If you listened to George Michael and Debbie Gibson, odds are you owned at least one of these classics.
Bored of bananas? Apples giving you apathy? Over oranges? If you're trying to expand your fruit horizons, traveling the world, or just searching for a cool-looking edible centerpiece, look for one of these weird fruits in your local grocery store (though you might have a hard time finding them in America).
There's nothing sexier than a man (or woman for that matter) who knows how to cook. Fortunately, my future husband is an amazing chef. In fact, he wooed me with a four-course meal the night he proposed. These 12 sexy chefs could serve me cold slugs and I'd still be begging for more.
Whenever I smell a cold rectangular pizza or tater tots defrosting in an oven, I'm immediately thrown back to third grade. In those days, Kindles and iPhones were not necessary to keep kids entertained; a mere bubble gum cigarette or Abba-Zaba was all we ever needed. As an eight-year-old, I got more excited about those treats than I ever could have about some new app.
If you think art heists are just the stuff of action movies, think again. Whether art is stolen to be sold on the black market or is destined to be displayed in a private collection, art theft is a booming trade. Some of the stories surrounding these paintings' disappearances are even more incredible than the masterpieces themselves.
We all know zodiac signs can give insights to personality traits, but they can also hint at how your dates will act in the sack. Before you find yourself mixed up with a narcissistic lover – read: Leos – check out this breakdown of how each sign delivers in bed.
Cursing might've earned us time-outs back in the day, but as we get older, it becomes an increasingly accepted part of the vernacular. So if you, like me, suffer from potty mouth syndrome, fret not--turns out using bad words can do our bodies good.
In recent months, a homeless man was found having a picnic in a Walmart bathroom, a man was arrested for popping his pimples outside the entrance to a McDonald’s, and two burglars were arrested after bringing a 14-month-old baby along to rob a house. Wanna guess where all these things happened? Florida. As if there was any doubt.
Mangled forms of English idioms may be common, but that doesn't make them right. And unfortunately, correcting people's grammar is not always a great way to gain popularity. But maybe you can improve your own grammar, or at least these 15 tricky phrases.
I bet school-supply shopping's a whole lot less complicated these days, thanks to multitasking accessories like iPhones and netbooks. But when I was a kid, pens and binders were bona fide status symbols, just as important to your cool quotient as light-up shoes and mini-backpacks. Pity the youth of yesteryear who didn't sport these school supplies.
Many travelers take it for granted that cities will be here for centuries to come, but these metropolises are sinking fast. It's not a disaster movie; it's a scary reality. From landlocked Beijing to medieval Venice, global warming and man-made construction are slowly destroying these cities forever.
Who hasn't had the experience of watching television and seeing a commercial or infomercial for a product so ridiculous, so unbelievable, that it's hard to imagine why anyone, anywhere, would ever need it? We see these products all the time, watching with skepticism as they promise to improve our lives in innumerable ways. We change the channel, we dismiss them as cheap junk, we doubt their greatness. But look again--some of the products we love to make fun of could actually make our lives a whole lot better.