10 More Scandalous Facts About Historical Figures

History, at least what we’re taught, is often whitewashed, glossing over details people feel are unimportant—or detrimental—to the idealized version in their heads. We’ve covered ten such historical scandals in the past, but if there’s one thing we know about history, it’s that there’s no shortage of immoral conduct. Here are 10 more obscure and scandalous facts…

9 Tactics for Rapid Learning (That Most People Have Never Heard Of)

Whenever the subject of why some people learn faster comes up, I get a whole host of common answers: Some people are just naturally smart. (Often implying you can’t improve) Everyone is “smart” in their own way. (Nonsense, research indicates different “intelligences” often correlate) IQ is all in the genes. (Except IQ changes with age and IQ tests can…

7 Social Hacks For Influencing People

Everyone wants to be an influential person and be accepted and liked among their peers. Try out these 7 social hacks to be more persuasive and get people to like you a more! 1. Whenever someone is angry and confrontational, stand next to them instead of in front of them. You won’t appear as so much…

20 Unlikely Animal Friendships

Who’d have thought? Even Mother Nature doesn’t set things in stone. From a sheep that brought a baby elephant out of a deep depression to natural enemies that snuggle down together for every nap, these heartwarming relationships are unforgettable. 1. The cat and the duckling Alishav / Via Flickr: alishav I can haz bffl? 2. The tiger and…

7 Optical Illusions That Will Blow You Away

1. The tea cups This optical illusion was created by Chris Westall. There is a tea cup on the table, next to which there is a cube with a small cup. However, on closer inspection, we can see that in fact the cube is drawn, and the cups are of the same size. 2. The Leaning Tower Here…

10 Things You Never Knew About The Biology Of Sex

As the single most important act for the survival of our species, you’d think sex would be easier. Most of the time, it’s a simple guessing game of figuring out what goes where, but anything more complicated than that lurks like a hideously promiscuous elephant on a slippery slope of darkness and contrition. The truth…

10 Reasons You Aren’t Who You Think You Are

Ask most people to name the universe’s greatest mystery and they’ll probably answer “Donald Trump’s hair.” But for all that it’s fun to make snide remarks about national laughingstocks, the real answer is something far, far stranger—you. Yes, you. Even though you may think you know yourself completely, the truth is that you’ve been sharing…