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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the Academy Awards
40 million home viewers gawk at the celebrity winners, losers, and questionably dressed. This is the good, the bad, and ugly of the Academy Awards, Hollywood's biggest night.

10 State Nicknames That Are Absolute Lies
A classic

7 Stages of "Giving Up" for Lent (or Other Reasons)
While this tradition is closely tied to religious beliefs, everyone can relate to a personal test of will. Today, we explore the 7 stages people go through when facing 5 modern sacrifices.

7 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to Mars
Have you heard of the Mars One mission that's sending people to live on Mars? Before you get all excited about the prospect of living in space, you may want to read this first.

7 Blunt Questions Your Accountant Needs to Answer
Thinking about hiring an accountant to take care of your taxes this year? It's a good strategy... as long as they can do the job right.

Quiz: 5 Signs Your Job Has Turned You Into a Zombie
Our careers are important. They provide us with the financial ability to do the things that we love. But what happens when your job has turned you into someone you don't really know anymore? Perhaps you've noticed you only like working at night now? Or, you suddenly can't concentrate on anything at all? Maybe you're burned out. Or maybe you are, in fact, a zombie. We've devised a simple test for you to find out.

13 Phobias and Superstitions Weirder Than Friday the 13th
If you're afraid of Friday the 13th, you might not want to check out these other common phobias.

13 Phobias and Superstitions Weirder Than Friday the 13th
If you're afraid of Friday the 13th, you might not want to check out these other common phobias.

6 Reasons Why New Orleans is Actually the WORST Place to Celebrate Mardi Gras
It's a big big world out there, so why is New Orleans the one supposedly getting all the Mardi Gras fun? Well, we're about to change that.

5 Leaks Bigger Than "House of Cards" Season 3
If this was indeed a

Presidents' Day Partayyy! 9 Presidents You'd Totally Want As Your Wingman
What better way to commemorate our nation's presidents today than by imagining an awesome party with them? From movie star to ladies' man, which president would you want to party with?

17 Clever Ways To Reuse Household Items
Reusing old household items is a great way to save money, and also help the environment at the same time. With this in mind, we compiled 17 fun ways to get a little more life out of your household goods that will save some strain on your wallet and the planet we live on.

17 Clever Ways To Reuse Household Items
Reusing old household items is a great way to save money, and also help the environment at the same time. With this in mind, we compiled 17 fun ways to get a little more life out of your household goods that will save some strain on your wallet and the planet we live on.

7 Things More Awkward Than Watching 'Fifty Shades of Grey' With Your Parents
What could possibly be more awkward that watching 'Fifty Shades of Grey' with your parents (and a face redder than Christian Grey's Red Room)?

14 Mind-Blowing Facts About Brains
That mass in your skull is directly responsible for all of your amazing ideas, dumb decisions, embarrassing crushes, and weird dreams. For lack of a better term, brains are mind-blowing.

A Very Brief History of Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day is just around the corner again. Some people love it. Some people loathe it. But, the holiday's origins are as complex as the emotions around it. Here's a quick look at how Valentine's Day came to be.

14 Mind-Blowing Facts About Brains
That mass in your skull is directly responsible for all of your amazing ideas, dumb decisions, embarrassing crushes, and weird dreams. For lack of a better term, brains are mind-blowing.

What Kind of Powerball Winner Would YOU Be?
For almost anyone in the world, winning the $450 million Powerball lottery would be a dream come true. The possibilities are endless... so how would YOU spend the money?

8 Times You Want Kanye West to Interrupt
Where is Kanye West when you really need him to pull a

6 Cute Animals With a Dark Side
Some of the cutest animals you want as a pet, have a dark side you might not recognize. We've compiled a few of the most wild to remind you of the large responsibility that pet adoration and ownership requires.

What Kind of Powerball Winner Would YOU Be?
For almost anyone in the world, winning the $450 million Powerball lottery would be a dream come true. The possibilities are endless... so how would YOU spend the money?

Why Am I So Tired All The Time?
In this stressful modern world, just about everyone gets tired. Ok, everyone gets tired. There are lots of reasons to be tired. Some of them are more dangerous than others.

The 10 WORST Things to Do on Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day can be hard enough to plan when everything DOES go right. But what happens when you do these 10 WORST things?

6 Questions Answered About Data Breaches
Unfortunately, data breaches are not uncommon, but consumers can be proactive about their personal information in these situations.

A Whole Lotta Crazy Things That Happened in the 70s
From the Watergate Scandal to the first Star Wars movie, here are some crazy things that happened in the 70s everyone should know about.

10 Reasons Winter Running is the WORST
Winter running pretty much sucks. It's dark, cold, depressing, and even sometimes downright dangerous. Here are 10 reasons why winter running is the worst.

Epic Fails, Big Wins, and Head-Scratchers in Grammy Awards History
If history is any indicator, The Grammy Awards will always feature jaw-dropping performances, head-turning fashion, and unexpected winners.

Meet Harper Lee: 9 Facts About the 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Author
With the excitement of her new novel, learn more about author Harper Lee with these nine facts about her life and impact on American literature.

World Cancer Day: 10 Celebrities Who Beat 10 Kinds of Cancer
What better way to celebrate World Cancer Day than by getting inspired? Here are 10 celebrities who beat 10 different types of cancer.

8 Times When Technology Is the Worst
Throughout history, technology has made life simpler in a multitude of ways. Consider... the washing machine, the microwave oven, or even, indeed, the automobile. But with every new advance in technology, there are a whole new set of problems to deal with. Including that whole, you know, robots take over the world thing (we'll get to that one later).

9 Types of Guys On Tinder as Portrayed by Historical Figures
After using this dating app enough, you might notice some common personality types.

Can I Really Write That Off?
13 uncommon tax deductions and their fine print. Pay attention to the details for all of your write-offs to avoid any unwanted attention from the IRS.

4 Reasons Rehab Could Be Good For Manziel's Career
Johnny Manziel may be in rehab, but here's proof of 4 other sports stars that have come back better after turning their lives around.

Can I Really Write That Off?
13 uncommon tax deductions and their fine print. Pay attention to the details for all of your write-offs to avoid any unwanted attention from the IRS.

7 Signs that Winter is Ending
Let's face it - winter can really suck sometimes. It's cold. It's snowy. People get sick easily. It's the worst. But, fear not, because Spring is merely weeks away! To help give you hope and get over the winter blues, we wanted to offer a few key signs that winter really is ending! Enjoy.

16 Fun Facts For Disneyland's 60th Anniversary
Disneyland is celebrating its 60th anniversary today! Take a trip back down memory lane as we share some fun facts from Disneyland's last 60 years.

15 Surprising Ways to Life Hack Your Food
Life hack your food! From milk to salt to oatmeal to beer, here are 15 inexpensive foods that can come in handy outside of the kitchen.

16 Fun Facts For Disneyland's 60th Anniversary
Disneyland is celebrating its 60th anniversary today! Take a trip back down memory lane as we share some fun facts from Disneyland's last 60 years.

15 Surprising Ways to Life Hack Your Food
Life hack your food! From milk to salt to oatmeal to beer, here are 15 inexpensive foods that can come in handy outside of the kitchen.

Punxsutawney Phil's Lessons on Groundhog Day
Every year on Groundhog Day, The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club calls on me, Punxsutawney Phil, to do a very important job: predicting the weather for the next 6 weeks.

9 Dumb Things Celebrities Do That Make You Say "WHAAAAT?!"
From what they name their kids to crimes they commit, celebrities can do some pretty dumb things. And when they do, you'll be all like,

6 Things You Need to Know About Measles
With recent measles outbreaks making headlines, we thought it would be helpful to gather some facts about measles from our network of Experts on pediatrics, infectious diseases, and dermatology.

Measles can be prevented through vaccination
Prior to introduction of the measles vaccine in 1963, infection during childhood was nearly 100%, causing the measles virus to be named “the most infectious of microbial agents.

Measles is highly contagious
Measles is a highly contagious infection spread through coughing and sneezing. The infection is contagious 4 days before and 4 days after appearance of the measles rash.

Measles breakouts can and do still happen.
There have been recent outbreaks all over the United States, mostly among people who have higher than usual risk factors for measles.

Measles is noted by the appearance of Koplik spots in a rash
The measles rash can look like other viral rashes, but someone with measles gets Koplik spots which differentiates this rash from any other.

There is no cure for measles once infected
There are no antiviral medications for treating measles. Treatment includes supportive care, such as good nutrition and lots of fluids to prevent dehydration.

Vaccines do not cause autism; yet controversy continues
Read why even after many published studies, the controversy over autism and vaccines rages on.

For more about measles...
Read more measles advice from About.com Experts.

A Cold, Flu, or Allergies?
The cold, the flu, and your allergies have important differences.

For More on The Flu...
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Why Are There Onions Everywhere?
There was a claim that onions can act as sponges and absorb the germs so you don't.

Summer Flu
People can still get the flu in the summer, but it's much less common.

Alternative Flu Remedies
Some alternative remedies showed signs of reducing the severity and length of the flu.

The Deadly Spanish Flu
The 1918 Spanish Flu outbreak killed 5% of the world's population

Ready for Snowmageddon?
If you're still not sure about how a low pressure system can create such trouble, then go over to weather.about.com

Is This Forecast For Real?
Sometimes forecasts seem overly dramatic, but the point is to show the potential for severe weather is real.

What Kind of Gear Do I Need?
Heavy snow and wind can take out power lines, which can compromise your home's refrigeration, heat, electricity and phone.

What Happens if Something Goes Very Wrong?
If staying at home is just absolutely not an option for you, make sure you and your car are geared up for travel.

Do I Really Have to Go to Work in This?
Clearly communicate with your manager to know exactly how your work handles emergency weather situations.

How Can Shoveling Be Mildly Enjoyable?
Keep your music players at least above 35 degrees fahrenheit, so the device functions properly.

How Can I Keep My Kids from Going "Snow Day Crazy"?
Coloring books, board games, and a fully charged iPad can save you all from going snow day stir crazy.

Hold on, What Happened to Global Warming?
A big wintery mess doesn't mean global warming is over, but you can't say one extreme storm is directly caused by global warming either.

Winter Weather Makes You Sick
Wintery conditions actually help the flu virus thrive.

Healthy Kids Can Get Very Sick
Between the 2012-2013 flu season, 170 children died from the virus.

How Can I Save My Back When I Shovel?
You've heard it before, but the reminder is necessary: LIFT WITH YOUR KNEES.

Flu Fact vs. Flu Fiction
It's easy to misunderstand how the flu virus travels and makes people sick.

There are Hundreds of Flu Viruses
The virus can mutate into different forms.

The Flu Shot Did Not Make You Sick
It isn't absolutely necessary for most young healthy adults, but you're more at risk if you don't get the flu shot.

Gotta Get The Bread and Milk!
Don't get hysterical over stocking up on bread and milk, but some preparations are in order. Here's how to deal with blizzard conditions.

Madonna
She's most known for her 80s pop hits, but she was a hit in several movies too.

These Stars Make Bank On Many Talents
Depp might be sickened, but we can't really blame connected celebrities who try something a little different.

Macaulay Culkin
The former Home Alone star is now performing in a comedy rock band.

Ronald Reagan
Before he was elected President, he was a big movie star.

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Some might say his best comedic role was when he became the Governor of California aka The Governator.

Elvis
The King never really earned the respect of critics, but his movie career is pretty solid in retrospect.

Michael Jordan
We can't forget the greatest athlete of all time, who also starred in one of the best 90s sports/cartoon movies ever.

For All Things Entertainment...
Check back to entertainment.about.com

Will Smith
You really can't contain Smith's talent to one avenue.

Carrie Brownstein
While rocking out, recording 8 studio albums, and touring the world, she was also working on sketch comedy with SNL comedian Fred Armisen.

Jimmy Fallon
It's pretty obvious this comedian is bursting at the seems with musical talent.

Justin Timberlake
The pop music juggernaut had impressive appearances on SNL.

Zooey Deschanel
5 studio albums and a Grammy nomination later, the Deschanel proved she can sing and act.

Joaquin Phoenix
Things got a little strange when Phoenix unexpectedly

Queen Latifah
In the 2002 movie-musical Chicago, she became a real Hollywood success.

Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus
These two former Disney stars are sharing a slide because their stories are remarkably similar.

Binge Drinking
Binge drinking is dangerous to begin with, but mixing in freezing temperatures... a whole lot worse.

Hanging Out With People Who Are Sick
You want to bring your S.O. soup. Or go out with that friend who's catching a cold. DON'T DO IT.

Working Too Late
Working too late can get you sick for all sorts of reasons? Plus who wants to do that anyways?

Stay Healthy!
How to actually enjoy winter, once you're done following this incredibly smart advice.

7 Stupid Ways to Get Sick This Winter
You know you're better than that.

Polar Bear Plunge
If you want to dive into freezing cold water in the middle of winter, a polar bear plunge is the thing for you.

Going Outside With Wet Hair
Don't go outside with wet hair in winter! It will likely freeze and make you sick, and it's so stupidly easy to avoid doing.

Kissing Strangers
Wait to kiss that Tinder date until you know a little more... you don't know where that mouth has been!

Being Bad at Hand Washing
Being bad at washing your hands is just gross, and in the winter it can get people sick (including yourself). so please, just wash them.

You CAN Be Allergic
Allergies to coffee DO exist, but not in the way you might think.

The 1930s Dust Bowl
Those who tried sticking out the dust bowl developed severe coughing fits and delirious fevers known as dust pneumonia.

Ice Water Will Tell You if Your Coffee Was Roasted Well
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Good Ol' Cup O' Joe
Coffee is a strange but desirable thing, but there are far worse things in life than loving a good ol' cup o' joe.

Coffee Can Paralyze and Kill Insects!
Caffeine acts as a natural pesticide in plants and can be toxic to household pets. It CAN be lethal for people as well! Enjoy your morning coffee!

Caffeine Is the World's Most Widely Used Drug
If you're drinking coffee you're actually partaking in the world's most popular drug use. Be careful!

It Makes You Poop!
Yes, coffee makes you poop. Well, if you're 29% of the population, that is.

And There's Some That's Made OUT of Poop!
If you think coffee having to make you poop is bad, think about how some coffee is made OUT of poop!

Coffee Comes From a Fruit!


There Are Like a Million Ways to Drink It
There are like a million variations on how to drink coffee... do you know all of these terms and types?

It Can Affect Your Risk of Dying
How coffee affects your risk of dying.

Landmark American Disasters
Starting from the earliest to the most recent, these are some of the worst disasters in America.

New York's Great Fire of 1835
In the aftermath, 674 buildings were destroyed and the total cost was estimated to be about $20 million.

The Great Chicago Fire of 1871
While 300 people were killed in the disaster, less than half of those bodies were recovered.

San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
More than half of San Francisco's homes were destroyed and anywhere from 700 to 3,000 people we killed.

Hurricane Katrina
With nearly 2,000 people killed, the aftermath of Katrina still lingers in the streets and hearts of area's residents.

2011 Tornado Outbreak
During April 2011, 288 confirmed tornadoes formed with the unofficial count reaching over 800.

Hurricane Sandy
Though technically not a hurricane, it was America's second most destructive storm after Hurricane Katrina.

For More Events that Changed the World...
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The 9 Weirdest Things About Coffee
From the funky things it does to your body to the crazier things it does to insects, coffee is a strange thing to drink when you think about it.

Make Musical Instruments at Home
If you want to get a bit more sophisticated than pots and pans without buying pricey equipments for your toddler to play with, here are 5 instruments you can make for less.

Make Bacon at Home
Why should you make bacon at home? It's easy, inexpensive, and the result is even tastier than store-bought. Also, because, bacon.

Make Cheese at Home
Yes, you too can be a cheesemaker. And we're not just talking about your terrible party jokes.

Make a Small Compost Bin at Home
Don't have much space to compost, or just want to start composting on a small scale before committing to a full size bin? Use these tips to make a small compost bin out of a plastic storage container.

Make Sugar Wax at Home
Why spend $30 or more on a leg wax when you can do it yourself? Sounds legit. Here's how.

Bouncy Play Balls
You can use chemistry to make your own bouncing ball. Once you understand the basic technique, you can alter the recipe for the ball to see how the chemical composition affects the bounciness of the ball, as well as other characteristics.

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Make Bubbles at Home
This one's awesome because, well, who doesn't love bubbles?

Make Slime at Home
There are lots of recipes for slime. This one, is the most awesome.

Make Bird Toys at Home
While many great bird toys can be found online and in pet shops, paying retail prices for toys can get expensive -- particularly if your bird is a heavy chewer and destroys his toys very quickly.

Make Rock Candy At Home
Rock candy is a simple sugar candy that can double as a science experiment. The process can take up to a week, but it’s fun to watch the sugar crystals growing over time.

Make Great Cocktails At Home
When you choose to stay home to save money you can still enjoy a great drink or two and there's no need to spend a fortune to stock your own bar either.

Make Saline Solution For Science Use at Home
This saline solution can be used as a disinfectant, sterile rinse, or for labwork. We wouldn't recommend using it for contact lenses, though.

Make Modeling Clay at Home
There are several ways you can make homemade clay for modeling, making ornaments, and for other projects and crafts.

Make Pastrami at Home
The first great thing about pastrami is that it, like ham, has the additional bonus of being also smoked. The second great thing about pastrami, is that it's delicious.

Michelle Smith... and Even Entire Countries
Think cycling has a bad rep for doping? It is now know that entire countries' swim teams have been found doping over a series of decades.

Make Laundry Starch at Home
Laundry starch adds body and stiffness to clothing giving it a crisp, polished look. It is very simple to make your own for just pennies at a time.

Make This Denver Diner Pizza
Do you like omelets? Well, then this pizza is for you. It is topped with ham, tomato, sweet bell peppers, two cheeses, and sunny-side up eggs. Looks pretty impressive. Tastes even better.

Make This Breakfast Pizza
So what if you want pizza, but you just don't want it at dinner time? This breakfast pizza should do the trick!

Make This Blueberry Pizza
Ok, ok. So if pizza for dinner isn't right for you, or dinner for breakfast isn't right for you either, how about pizza for dessert? This blueberry dessert pizza is made with cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, sugar, and blueberries.

Make This Chocolate Strawberry Pizza
Or, here's another dessert option for you - but this one is made with pizza dough for a less sweet, more

Cheater Cheater Pumpkin Eater!
Bill Belicheat. Deflate-Gate. Shady Brady: Has this all been blown out of proportion... or under as the case may be?

Only the Tip of The Iceberg
These cheating scandals are only the tip of the iceberg.

Lance Armstrong (So Dope)
Armstrong's participation and direction in the most sophisticated doping effort that professional cycling had ever seen.

Diego Maradona (Hand of God)
Who knew you could punch a ball into a goal and have it count? Well... that's exactly what happened with Diego Maradona's 'Hand of God.'

Shoeless Joe Jackson (The Curse of the Black Sox)
Eight players were banned from baseball for life following the 'Black Sox' scandal of 1919.

Jimmie Johnson (Yo... Too Low!)
NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson won a 2005 race in Vegas, even after finding the roof of his car was too low according to the regulations.

Bill Belichick... Again: Spygate
Throwback to the 2007-2008 Patriots season when the Pats were accused of videotaping the Jets' defensive signals.

Tonya Harding (Low Blow)
Tonya Harding was uncovered as being part of the conspiracy to attack Nancy Kerrigan, and was banned from U.S. Figure Skating for life.

Marion Jones (And Another One Bites The Dust)
This three-time Olympic track and field gold medalist was stripped of her Olympic medals after her hearing for lying about steroid use in 2007.

Not enough pizza?
Check out About.com's Expert to Pizza to get more recipes of the traditional variety!

Make This Sloppy Joe Pizza
Both Sloppy Joes and pizza have long been family favorites for a quick and cheap dinner - but what happens when you combine the two together for one supermeal? Minds are blown.

Make This Asparagus Pizza
Asparagus isn't typically a topping you'd find on pizza, but this recipe features it, along with white sauce, and white cheddar cheese.

Make This Creole Shrimp and Okra Pizza
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Make This Dairy-Free Artichoke Pizza
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Pizza, pizza!
Look. Who doesn't love pizza? With a history of delighting diners since 1000 A.D., pizza's place at the table is secure. But what if you don't want a traditional pizza? Or just to have pizza for dinner?

Make Soap at Home
Making your own soap at home is easy, frugal, creative and fulfilling. Plus, who doesn't want to smell good?

17 Things You Can Make at Home For Less
Who doesn't need a few extra dollars around the house? If you're feeling crafty, we've got a great list of things that you probably didn't know you could make at home for less than you may pay at the story

Make Gluten-Free Beer at Home
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Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes' classic mysteries will keep you wrapped up until spring returns.

Keep Your Reading List Fresh All Year Long
If you want more suggestions for great reads, both classics and new bestsellers, sign up for About.com's Books Newsletter.

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest because winter can make anyone feel a little stir crazy.

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Read The Catcher in the Rye when you're feeling nostalgic for your angsty teenage years (or are currently living them).

The Best Winter Reads
There's no better time than the winter to curl up with a good book and some blankets.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flyn
Put this at the top of your priority list, because there's a reason why this book became a phenomenon

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Fault in Our Stars is a tear-jerker that speaks to anyone with a heart.

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher is a collection of 10 short stories by the acclaimed author, Hilary Mantel.

Tacos Pequeno Recipe
What's the only thing better than tacos? Little tacos, of course.

Scallop Tacos Recipe
These easy and delicious spicy Scallop Tacos can also be made with shrimp or any fish fillet.

Tacos stuffed with Poblanos and Cheese
Rajas can stand alone as a wonderful side dish, but they also make a very delicious filling for tacos.

Feeling hungry? We've got you covered.
Along with lots of amazing taco recipes, the About.com Food channel has thousands of other recipes for mouthwatering, easily to make meals.

Meatloaf Tacos Recipe
Meatloaf can make for some great tacos, too.

Blackened Halibut Tacos Recipe
Totally gluten-free and daily-free, these blackened halibut tacos are healthy, refreshing and delicious.

Tacos in a Bag Recipe
A favorite of campers, worldwide and easy to clean up too!

Tuna Fish Tacos Recipe
This tuna fish taco recipe is cheap, kosher, and kid-friendly too.

Ten Minute TVP Taco Recipe
This simple vegetarian taco recipe uses store-bought salsa and taco seasoning to make a super-quick ten-minute vegetarian taco filling.

Buffalo Chicken Taco Recipe
Love buffalo wings? Love tacos? Your wishes have been answered.

Vegetarian Chickpea and Vegetable Tacos with Cauliflower Recipe
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Potato Rajas and Avocado Tacos Recipe
This taco recipe was created by Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger (from the Food Network show

Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin
Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin is hailed as a modern classic taking place in a mystical New York City during the turn of the 20th century

Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway
Angelmaker is 500-page thrill ride featuring super spies, a doomsday machine, and an unlikely hero.

A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
If you feel like making a big commitment to one (yet incredibly intricate) plot line this winter, may we suggest A Song of Ice and Fire.

11 Unusual But Delicious Taco Recipes
Tacos allow you to create a delicious array of different tastes and flavors. Here are 13 taco recipes that are a bit untraditional, but guaranteed delicious.

More on Lyme Disease
A guide to Lyme Disease. Social News.

What ISN'T True About Lyme Disease
10 scary myths about Lyme disease debunked.

How Lyme Disease Got Its Name
How Lyme disease got its name. Social News.

When Symptoms May (Or May Not) Appear
When do symptoms of Lyme disease appear?

Lyme Disease is the 'Great Imitator'
Did you know Lyme disease symptoms can mimic bipolar disorder and other diseases?

3 Natural Remedies for Lyme Disease
3 natural remedies for Lyme disease.

Does hunting reduce Lyme disease?
Does hunting reduce the number of lyme disease cases?

6 Things You Didn't Know About Lyme Disease
6 things you didn't know about lyme disease: From symptoms to treatment,

Winter Workouts are Extra Tough
How is anyone supposed to stay motivated to exercise when the sun is basically sleeping too?!?

Show the Winter Doldrums Who's Boss
When the cold darkness makes you feel like a hermit, it's time to rally.

8 Shows You Should Binge Watch Before They're Back
Don't want to miss out on some of the biggest shows of the season? Make sure you binge watch them to catch up before they return!

It's Just So Dark All the Time
While some can combat the winter doldrums by staying active and social, it can actually escalate into a real depressive state for some people.

8 Unusual Award Winners
We thought it would be appropriate to take a look at some of the more unusual award winners - including some outside the world of entertainment - to get you ready for the next round of upsets.

Have the winter blues? 10 ways to escape winter.
10 ways to get over the winter blues by escaping winter.

Make it Fun!
Escape the horribleness of winter by making it fun!

Don't Want to Spend Money?
22 ways to keep warm without turning up the heat this winter.

Good luck!
Good luck staying warm this winter!

Be Happy You Don't Live Here
Think you're cold? Try living in these cold capital cities!

Go to the Spa
Go to she spa and get a facial to help with that dried out skin! Or perhaps you just want to sit in the sauna and warm up and sweat it out.

Have a Beach Themed Party
Crank the heat up, mix up some margaritas, and host the hottest party around!

Warm Up With These "Hot" Movies
What better way to cheer up than to escape to summer without even having to leave your own living room!

Hot Yoga
Considering hot yoga is generally even warmer than the summer heat, you should have no problem forgetting the blistering cold of winter.

Keep Healthy!
The healthier you are, the less miserable you'll be this winter.

Winter is the Worst
Once the holidays are over, winter has very few redeeming qualities.

The Wind is Your Enemy
When the wind picks up, the gusts can feel like an icy slap in the face.

Your Skin Feels Like a Reptile
While regularly moisturizing helps, you need to bust out a few more (pretty easy) tricks to keep you silky smooth.

Snow Shoveling Injuries
Bending down and heaving pounds of wet snow is not a good time, it's also terrible for your back.

Driving in a Frozen Hellscape
Once you do finally dig out your car and scrape off the ice, you now need to navigate the slick, slushy roads.

Here Comes the Flu
While the cold temperatures itself isn't making you sick, the flu virus thrives in winter conditions.

Go Somewhere Warm
The best way to escape winter may just be to actually escape it!

14 Dark and Weird Stories Behind Cocktail Names
Some of your favorite cocktails have a dark past.

14 Dark and Weird Stories Behind Cocktail Names
Some of your favorite cocktails have a dark past.

Use a Sun Lamp
Light therapy is a proven way to feel better during the gloomy winter months and brighten things up a bit... literally.

9 Ways to Make it Through Hump Day
Just when you think you've almost made it to the weekend, you realize it's only Wednesday! These ideas will get you to the Friday 5 o'clock whistle.

Remembering the Lost Stars from "We Are the World"
On the 30th anniversary of

8 Ways Exercise Makes Every Day Better
You don't have to be a meathead, a jock, or spend hours at the gym to reap the benefits of regular exercise.

Exercise Improves Your Sleep
Exercise helps regulate your body's circadian rhythm, i.e. a lot of complicated physiological process in your body work a lot better.

Exercise Helps Your Sex LIfe
For those more creative positions, stronger muscles and extra flexibility are definitely going to help.

Exercise Boosts Your Mood
30 minutes of intense exercise has been proven to be just as effective as medication for improving a persons mood.

Exercise Makes You Smarter
Studies of children showed that better physical fitness could lead to improved memory and learning, particularly when it comes to challenging material.

Exercise Relieves Stress
Exercise reduces the stress hormone cortisol in your body.

Exercise Builds Confidence
The routine and activity itself, not necessarily the results, make your a more confident person.

Exercise Boosts Immunity
Studies have shown that there are physiological changes in the immune system as a response to exercise

Exercise Earns Bragging Rights
While your friends complain about being lazy, you know internally you just had an amazing workout.

20 Fun (But Probably Irresponsible) Ways to Treat Yourself Today
We should all be responsible with our money. But, it's fun to dream, right? Here's how to treat yourself when you've got the urge to splurge... big time.

20 Fun (But Probably Irresponsible) Ways to Treat Yourself Today
We should all be responsible with our money. But, it's fun to dream, right? Here's how to treat yourself when you've got the urge to splurge... big time.

9 Ways to Be the Best Super Bowl Party Guest Ever
Even if you know nothing about football, this how to be the best Super Bowl party guest ever.

16 Ways to Survive a Snow Day
Getting a little stir crazy? Here's your ultimate snow day survival guide to make sure you make the most of your day inside.

16 Ways to Survive a Snow Day
Getting a little stir crazy? Here's your ultimate snow day survival guide to make sure you make the most of your day inside.

The 14 Weirdest Facts Learned in 2014
Here are the top 14 weirdest things we learned this year:

The 14 Weirdest Facts Learned in 2014
Here are the top 14 weirdest things we learned this year:

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From the About.com social media team comes thoughtful takes on pop culture, quality life hacks, and a host of fun facts you didn't know about things you care about most.

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Top Tips to Celebrate National Piña Colada Day
Today is National Pia Colada Day! To celebrate, we challenge you to do these eight things... just as Rupert Holmes intended it in his 1979 hit song.

10 Surprising Facts About Ringo Starr
It's hard to believe the former drummer of The Beatles turns 75 today! Come together to celebrate with these 10 surprising facts, including how he got that nickname.

The 10 Most Famous Pro Athletes Named Michael
Michael is one of the most popular male names ever. With so many Michaels and Mikes running around, it's no surprise it's also the first name of some of the world's most famous athletes.

The 9 Weirdest Things About Coffee
From the funky things it does to your body to the crazier things it does to insects, coffee is a strange thing to drink when you think about it.

The 9 Most Annoying People You Meet on Your Commute
For billions of Americans, commuting via public transportation is annoying enough. These nine people find a way to make it suck even more.

8 Sports We Wish Were Part of the Olympics
When the Summer Olympic Games hit Tokyo in 2020, the lineup may include eight new sports. But we can think of plenty more that deserve a chance to go for the gold.

Car Trouble? 9 Common Questions That Shouldn't Make You Feel Dumb
When it comes to car trouble, anything can happen. Don't feel dumb asking these common car questions if they happen to you. Get prepared instead.

Women We Would Like to See on the $10 Bill
As Alexander Hamilton gets bounced from the $10 bill, there's room for history's important women to land the spot. Here are 8 candidates who

The 10 Most Common Questions About the Statue of Liberty
Now 130 years since her arrival in America, the Statue of Liberty is a true New Yorker, with a lot to say about the most common questions she gets asked.

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10 Times Kanye West Was Actually Kinda Awesome
Love him or hate him, Kanye West is always going to be the giant ego known as Kanye West. But here are 10 times he wasn't actually so terrible.

7 Unforgettable Floods of the Last Century
When nature strikes, tragedy and destruction often follow. These floods from the last century are no exception.

Why Strawberry Rhubarb is the Strangest Pie
Strawberry rhubarb pie is one of the quintessential summer desserts, but have you ever thought about what really goes into it?

5 Ways to Celebrate LGBT Pride Month
Every June, the world celebrates LGBT Pride Month. Here are five things you can do to spread its message of self-worth and equal rights for all.

8 Cool Summer Cocktails with the Spirit of Your Choice
Warm weather calls for cold drinks! No matter your preferred spirit of choice, we have the perfect summer cocktail for you.

10 Ways to Guarantee You Become a Bridezilla
You got the man! You got the ring! Now you just have to plan the perfect wedding -- without turning into a bridezilla.

How to Survive Your First Summer Working in the Real World
Graduating, landing a real job, and working through that first summer isn't easy. Here's some advice for recent grads on how to survive the 9 to 5 summer grind.

Our 5 Favorite Fictional Fantasy Worlds
From Tomorrowland to Narnia to Hogwarts, we're playing make-believe and sharing our favorite fictional worlds reimagined.

Red Nose Day: Can Laughter Really Change the World?
Today is America's first Red Nose Day. But can the power of laughter really help raise awareness and money to fight poverty? Here's why it just might.

Places to avoid walking barefoot today
Every May 21, TOMS Shoes delivers on one of the greatest examples of corporate social responsibility by encouraging the public to go barefoot for a whole day.

The Legacy of Malcolm X: How It's Still Relevant Today
On the 90th anniversary of the birth of Malcolm X, we reflect on the life of the civil rights leader and see how his legacy still resonates today.

Animal of the Moment: Goats
Unless you've been living under a rock, you may have noticed that goats are having a moment in popular culture.

10 Titanic Facts You Probably Didn't Know
From mummy curses to what people ate as their last meal aboard this infamous vessel, here's what you probably didn't know about the Titanic.

The 5 Worst Spring Time Pests
Some bugs really know how to do some damage. Here's what you need to watch out for.

13 Ways to Get Your Skin Ready for Spring
You're so ready for sandals, skirts, and playing outside again, but is your skin?

13 Ways to Get Your Skin Ready for Spring
You're so ready for sandals, skirts, and playing outside again, but is your skin?

How to Hate Your Job Less
Loving what you do for a living isn't a luxury everyone can necessarily afford, so here's some advice to try and hate your job just a little bit less.

How to Hate Your Job Less
Loving what you do for a living isn't a luxury everyone can necessarily afford, so here's some advice to try and hate your job just a little bit less.

America's Most Infamous Murder Mysteries
5 murder cases colder than Robert Durst's alleged crimes.

Are YOU Raising a Narcissistic Child?
Are you overpraising your child? You may want to see what your future might look if you continue down that road...

Winter
Love winter? Hate winter? Winter is as winter does.

16 Scary Technology Questions Grandma Never Had To Ask
Hackers, identity theft, your immortal Facebook account... Grandma never had to deal with this!

16 Scary Technology Questions Grandma Never Had To Ask
Hackers, identity theft, your immortal Facebook account... Grandma never had to deal with this!

2014's Top 10
The top About.com ideas, answers and inspiration from 2014.

Parenting
Because having children isn't always the easiest thing.

School
School: Love it, hate it, loathe it, or miss it. We've compiled all of that here.

Is Breakfast REALLY the Most Important Meal of the Day?
If you're not really a breakfast person, your day may have finally arrived. We answer the age-old question:

The Definitive Ranking of Sexy Valentine's Day Desserts
We've ranked Valentine's Day sweets from duds to studs. So don't just settle for

The Definitive Ranking of Sexy Valentine's Day Desserts
We've ranked Valentine's Day sweets from duds to studs. So don't just settle for

8 Questions Marshawn Lynch Can Definitely Answer
While Marshawn Lynch frustrated reporters with the same answer on Super Bowl Media Day,

The Super Bowl Trophy Was Renamed for Vince Lombardi After His Death
The iconic coach won the first two Super Bowls.

More Super Bowl fun from About.com.
Now that you can wow your friends and coworkers with your new found Super Bowl trivia knowledge, make sure to follow up with these great tips from About.com Experts to make your Super Bowl day great!

Super Bowl winner's rings have gotten more valuable over the years
Super Bowl rings easily command tens of thousands of dollars - but are priceless to players who win them.

How much do players in the Super Bowl earn?
They take definitely home a nice check, but it may not be as much as you might think.

Repeat success in the Super Bowl isn't easy
Super Bowl repeat success is rare. It's happened less than 20% of the time.

Do Disneyland and Disney World become a ghost town during the Super Bowl?
Who wins in a battle between Mickey and the NFL on the biggest TV day of the year?

Super Bowl XLIX will be the third Super Bowl played in Arizona
The big game has been hosted in the Valley of the Sun twice before.

Bet on the Super Bowl? You're Not Alone.
Joined an office pool? You're just one of many millions of Americans who have bet on the big game.

You Can Eat Healthy, Well, Healthier, At a Super Bowl Party
We'll give you a few tips to keep you avoiding the worst foods!

11 Things You Didn't Know About the Super Bowl
It's almost time for the big game - the one day a year when football fans, and non fans alike convene around the television to watch football, throw Super Bowl parties, actually watch the ads. The Super Bowl's rich history has provided a bunch of memorable moments, and things not so memorable as well.

Yes, the "1%" do enjoy the Super Bowl differently than you do
Got some cash? We'll show you how the super rich have a good time during Super Bowl Sunday.

The First Super Bowl Wasn't Even Called the Super Bowl
The First Super Bowl Wasn't Even Called The Super Bowl.

Watching the Super Bowl? It's gonna cost you.
The average Super Bowl viewer spends a tidy sum on merchandise related to the game - even if they aren't there.