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10 Myths About Hangovers

Ugh, the morning after the night before! Should you drink some coffee, lots of water or more liquor? Or have some bacon and eggs? There are lots of "remedies" out there for hangovers, most of which are useless.

    • 10 Real Events That Seem Like Hoaxes
      history 10 Real Events That Seem Like Hoaxes

      Did you hear the one about Elvis meeting President Nixon to help the youth stay off drugs? Or 50 Cent performing at a bat mitzvah? These may sound like urban legends, but this time the events are all true.

    • How Contact Juggling Works
      entertainment How Contact Juggling Works

      Watch the ball roll along his arm, around his back, down the other arm and under his palm. You've just seen contact juggling, an ancient practice where the ball stays in constant contact with your body. What's behind its newfound popularity?

    • 10 Fascinating Facts About Flatus
      health 10 Fascinating Facts About Flatus

      Flatulence is funny, but there's actually some pretty interesting stuff going on in your body to cause it. After reading these 10 facts, you may never look at airplane travel the same way.

    • 10 Tax Deductions for Home Improvements
      money 10 Tax Deductions for Home Improvements

      After putting countless hours of blood, sweat and tears — not to mention money — into improving your home, don't you deserve a break? Well, the IRS certainly thinks so, having created not one, but several tax breaks just for you and your home.

    • 5 Gay Parenting Myths
      people 5 Gay Parenting Myths

      Homosexuality has become increasingly accepted, yet social resistance to gay parenting still simmers, often hinging on bygone stereotypes. What myths can scientific evidence dispel about same-sex parents?

    • Top 10 Myths About the Brain
      science Top 10 Myths About the Brain

      You only use 10 percent of that big, wrinkled mass of smarts -- unless you listen to Mozart. At least, that's what we've heard about the brain. But how many common brain beliefs are just plain wrong?

    • How General Business Credits Work
      money How General Business Credits Work

      Running your own business can cost a lot of money, but there some 30 business tax credits out there that can help to lower your IRS burden and put more cash in your pocket. Which ones do you qualify for?

    • BrainStuff: Does the human body replace Itself every 7 years?
      shows BrainStuff: Does the human body replace Itself every 7 years?

      The short answer is “no.” Tune in to learn how long it really takes, plus how nuclear weapons led scientists to the solution.

    • How IRA Tax Deductions Work
      money How IRA Tax Deductions Work

      It may sound counterintuitive, but you can save money by spending money. The trick is to spend those dollars on your retirement plan.

    • The Science of Creepy Smiles
      shows The Science of Creepy Smiles

      What is it about a fake smile that creeps us out so much? Join Robert and Julie as they break down the science of genuine and phony grins.

    • Should I really punch animals in the nose when attacked?
      animals Should I really punch animals in the nose when attacked?

      You're not likely to ever get in a straight-up boxing match with another animal (kangaroos with boxing gloves aside). That said, it's probably a good idea to know whether a few efficient jabs to the schnoz can help you escape an irate animal.

    • How the Philadelphia Experiment Worked
      people How the Philadelphia Experiment Worked

      During World War II, a U.S. ship mysteriously disappeared in Virginia and reappeared suddenly in Philadelphia, with some crewmen embedded in the ship's hull. Was this the work of government experiments with time travel or of a wild imagination?

    • 10 Cool Things About Neil deGrasse Tyson
      science 10 Cool Things About Neil deGrasse Tyson

      He starred with Superman, drove the getaway car at Pluto's demise and was voted sexiest astrophysicist by People magazine. Is there anything Neil deGrasse Tyson can't do?

    • What the Stuff?!: 4 Scientific Words You're Probably Using Wrong
      shows What the Stuff?!: 4 Scientific Words You're Probably Using Wrong

      We all like to toss around words borrowed from science to class up our own speech, but chances are you're taking some very unscientific liberties with their usage. Here are 4 scientific terms you might be using wrong.

    • Could a planet exist without a host star?
      science Could a planet exist without a host star?

      It's not uncommon for planets to wander alone through the universe like a big, sullen teenager. But how do they end up flying solo, and could they still harbor life?

    • BrainStuff: Does your name determine your future?
      shows BrainStuff: Does your name determine your future?

      How much does your name actually matter? Are some names going to make you rich, while others make you poor?

    • How Plague Works
      science How Plague Works

      You may be familiar with the medieval "Black Plague," but did you know that bouts of plague still break out today? Find out what causes an outbreak, learn why plague still exists and explore how the plague has influenced history.

    • Can you make a living on YouTube?
      money Can you make a living on YouTube?

      Plenty of people make a living through content creation. Is it really as simple as uploading videos and picking up a paycheck?

    • 10 Creepy TV Show Fan Theories
      electronics 10 Creepy TV Show Fan Theories

      Yes, it may seem like the reason the characters on "The Simpsons" don't age is because it's a cartoon. But the real reason is because they're stuck in a time loop. Far-fetched? You haven't heard our other wild TV show theories.

    • 5 Food Animals That Are Smarter Than Your Pet
      animals 5 Food Animals That Are Smarter Than Your Pet

      Meet the pig: It can employ evasive maneuvers and play video games with joysticks, among other porcine talents. Kind of a whole different take on bacon, isn't it?

    • 10 Myths About Addiction
      health 10 Myths About Addiction

      Drug and alcohol addiction are huge problems throughout the world. Yet many dangerous myths persist about addicts. No, they don't have to hit bottom before getting help. And they're not all weak-willed.

    • 10 Famous Paranormal Hoaxes
      science 10 Famous Paranormal Hoaxes

      Crop circles. Alien autopsies. Time travelers. These are just some of the paranormal phenomena that people have believed in but were later found to be hoaxes. Often, even when someone admitted to making it up, that didn't stop the true believers.

    • 10 Surprising Tax Preparation Tips
      money 10 Surprising Tax Preparation Tips

      Got your W-2 forms? Check. Your handy calculator? Check. Your favorite tax-prep thinking cap? Check. Don't start crunching numbers just yet. First, check out these essential tax preparation tips.

    • 10 Aphrodisiac Myths
      health 10 Aphrodisiac Myths

      Throughout history, every culture has been looking for that one thing that will up users' sexual game. But most of it's just hooey.

    • 10 Most Thankless Jobs in Film
      entertainment 10 Most Thankless Jobs in Film

      You might have heard that Sandra Bullock got $77 million for "Gravity," but how much did the PA make? We've compiled a list of the most tedious, low-paying jobs in show business – that people still beg for.

    • 10 Cool Jobs for Insomniacs
      money 10 Cool Jobs for Insomniacs

      You don't have to be a Tyler Durden when it comes to off-hours work. There are plenty of opportunities for night owls on the job market, from baking bread to fighting crime.

    • 10 Jobs You Can Do in Your Jammies
      money 10 Jobs You Can Do in Your Jammies

      Working in your jammies doesn't mean you have to work from home. Maybe you could be a hotel tester, psychic or a professional cuddler! Here are 10 occupations where night attire is fine in or out of the house.

    • 10 Tax Tips for Small Businesses
      money 10 Tax Tips for Small Businesses

      Look at you, with your thriving small business, legion of loyal employees and throngs of faithful customers. You call all the shots -- but you also have to pay all the taxes. Luckily, plenty of juicy tax breaks abound if you know where to find them.

    • 10 Myths About Gaming Cheats
      electronics 10 Myths About Gaming Cheats

      Video games are often full of little surprises. But sometimes, there are rumors of unlockables that simply don't exist.

    • 10 Pieces of Disaster Safety Advice You Should Ignore
      science 10 Pieces of Disaster Safety Advice You Should Ignore

      There are certain steps you should take to protect yourself, your family and your home during a disaster. These are not those steps.

    • 10 Movies That Were Supposedly Cursed
      entertainment 10 Movies That Were Supposedly Cursed

      "Poltergeist" reigns as the king of supposedly cursed films. How did this classic 1980s horror flick and nine others gain their reputation? Is your favorite on the list?

    • 10 Myths About IRS Audits
      money 10 Myths About IRS Audits

      An IRS audit is treated on TV with the same dread as hearing Bigfoot in the forest. But an audit doesn't always spell doom and gloom and we'll tell you why. We can't speak for Bigfoot, though.

    • 5 Myths About Henry Ford
      auto 5 Myths About Henry Ford

      Henry Ford didn't just build cars — he totally revolutionized the process, inventing new systems and methods that are still in use today. But is everything you've heard about the man accurate?

    • 10 Scientifically Sound Weather Superstitions
      science 10 Scientifically Sound Weather Superstitions

      Ever hear that saying that a cow lies down when rain is coming? This superstition may not be as udderly ridiculous as you think.

    • 10 New Jobs Created by the Internet of Things
      money 10 New Jobs Created by the Internet of Things

      As our lives, work and entertainment all become digitally interconnected, new needs and opportunities arise. How will our technologically amped world impact job listings?

    • 10 Extinct Hominids
      science 10 Extinct Hominids

      Decades of fossil discoveries have revealed much about the extinct members of our hominid family tree, but we're far from having all the answers. What have we learned from some of these fascinating finds?

    • 10 Lessons We Learned From Filmmaking in the 1920s
      entertainment 10 Lessons We Learned From Filmmaking in the 1920s

      The film industry was revolutionized in the 1920s (hello, sound!), but the changes were not without growing pains. What were the wins and losses that taught us how to make great movies?

    • 10 Terrifying Extinct Cetaceans
      animals 10 Terrifying Extinct Cetaceans

      If you thought sea monsters were just the stuff of myth, you thought wrong. With giant, razor-sharp teeth, ancient cetaceans — the ancestors to modern whales, dolphins and porpoises — make even nightmares seem dull.

    • Why do some foods give you gas?
      health Why do some foods give you gas?

      The average person passes a good amount of gas — in the form of burps and farts — every day. Some foods, as you're surely aware, can increase this amount quite a bit. Why do some foods cause more internal turbulence than others?

    • Do black widows eat their mates?
      animals Do black widows eat their mates?

      It's good to be a little skeptical sometimes. Otherwise, we might believe the moon really is made of cheese or that the world is going to run out of bananas soon. So when people say female black widows eat their mates, we're not biting.

    • What are eye boogers made of?
      health What are eye boogers made of?

      You probably don't give much thought to eye boogers, except maybe when you wipe them away. But you're about to learn a lot more about them (and while you're reading, you'll probably check your eyes for crud a few times).

    • Is child support tax deductible?
      money Is child support tax deductible?

      Divorce and co-parenting probably weren't part of the plan, but as they say, your child's well-being doesn't have a price tag – though all of that food and clothing does. If you're making child support payments, it's good to know your tax rights.

    • Does any one industry have the happiest employees?
      money Does any one industry have the happiest employees?

      Can you boost your odds of happiness simply by choosing the right industry, or is there a better path to workplace satisfaction?

    • Is there a blood test for depression?
      health Is there a blood test for depression?

      Depression is a difficult condition to diagnose — a questionnaire is the primary method used these days. There are some promising diagnostic tools on the horizon, including a blood test. How reliable is this new test?

    • How the Child Tax Credit Works
      money How the Child Tax Credit Works

      Have a kid, save some money on taxes. Sounds simple, doesn't it? Though the amount of the child tax credit is not enough to offset child-rearing costs, every bit helps.

    • Are there really arachnids living in my eyelashes?
      health Are there really arachnids living in my eyelashes?

      If someone told you that oodles of arachnids are jumping (and mating) all over your eyelashes, you might be inclined to laugh it off. That sounds more like a scene from a horror movie than a scientific reality, right? Right?

    • How does your business structure affect your business taxes?
      money How does your business structure affect your business taxes?

      Congratulations, you're opening your own small business. You'll face many decisions along the way, and one of the most important is determining the best business structure.

    • Why do your teeth feel furry when you haven't brushed them?
      health Why do your teeth feel furry when you haven't brushed them?

      If you've ever skipped brushing your teeth before bed, you may have noticed that they have a fuzzy texture the next day. What is that icky-feeling stuff, and what can you do about it?

    • Can you make a living on YouTube?
      money Can you make a living on YouTube?

      Plenty of people make a living through content creation. Is it really as simple as uploading videos and picking up a paycheck?

    • Is what's in my belly button really lint?
      health Is what's in my belly button really lint?

      Certain scientists have taken on the unappealing job of evaluating the debris that hangs out in the human belly button. What's hiding in your belly button?

    • Does Social Security continue after a spouse dies?
      money Does Social Security continue after a spouse dies?

      Losing a spouse can provide financial, as well as emotional, challenges, but if he or she was getting Social Security benefits, that money may keep coming to you.

    • Who tests out amusement park rides?
      money Who tests out amusement park rides?

      Want to be the first to strap yourself into the hottest coasters and thrill rides? It's not all fun and games. In fact, it can be downright risky and dangerous being the first riders.

    • Can I get cancer from one cigarette?
      health Can I get cancer from one cigarette?

      A 2010 surgeon general's report about the dangers of smoking led to headlines warning "One Cigarette Can Kill You!" Should you take this claim with a grain of salt or start worrying about that cigarette you puffed at a party five years ago?

    • Did AMC’s social media strategy change TV?
      electronics Did AMC’s social media strategy change TV?

      How did AMC wrangle so many viewers via Twitter and Facebook for shows like 'Mad Men' and 'Breaking Bad'? And did its strategy really break ground for the future of television marketing?

    • What's earwax made of?
      health What's earwax made of?

      As anyone who's ever used a cotton swab knows, human ears generate a fair amount of earwax. But what exactly is the stuff, and do you need to make a point of clearing it out every so often?

    • Does having fun at work make you look bad?
      money Does having fun at work make you look bad?

      Working adults spend more waking hours in the workplace than anywhere else — you can't blame them for wanting to inject a little fun into their workdays. Do workplace laughs actually make you a better employee?

    • How do they test casino dice?
      entertainment How do they test casino dice?

      The craps table is always a casino hot spot, but how can you be sure the game's legit? Learn just how casinos test dice and how avid players spot the cheats.

    • Could you run a TV network from your home?
      electronics Could you run a TV network from your home?

      Think you're the next Rupert Murdoch or Ted Turner? Good luck with that. But seriously, if you want to run a little TV network from home, it can be done -- well, sort of.

    • Star Wars
      entertainment Star Wars

      “Star Wars” is one of the most successful movie franchises in cinema history. Check out these images of heroes and villains from long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away. Mind if we come along, too?

    • Nazca Lines
      history Nazca Lines

      Southeast of Lima, Peru, between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, are lines etched into the desert. See the Nazca lines in this gallery.

    • Dolphins
      animals Dolphins

      Did you know that there are 37 species of dolphin? Our dolphin image gallery depicts a handful of these species, including the bottlenose, dusty, false killer whale dolphin and more.

    • Iditarod
      adventure Iditarod

      Every year, dogsled teams brave a 1,000-mile journey across Alaska. See what it's like for the racers and their canine teammates as they speed their way from Anchorage to Nome.

    • All About Death
      science All About Death

      The saying goes that nothing in life is certain except for death and taxes. What do you know about death? Explore different types of burials and learn more about mortality.

    • The Greatest Olympians of All-time
      entertainment The Greatest Olympians of All-time

      Their athletic feats are the stuff of legend. Their dedication and fortitude boggle the minds of mere mortals. See the photos and learn the stories of 16 competitors who rose to the podium as they represented their countries in global competition.

    • Most Humiliating Political Flubs in History
      people Most Humiliating Political Flubs in History

      Being in the celebrity spotlight can be grueling, but being in the political spotlight is arguably even tougher. It’s one thing when a starlet acts foolishly or loses her decorum, but it’s something else entirely when you’re an official who’s supposed to be leading a nation. Which of these missteps was worst?

    • Big Storms
      science Big Storms

      Thunderstorms are impressive and destructive elements of nature. This collection of images highlights some of the most spectacular features of storms.

    • A Fiery Final Flight: Hindenburg Disaster
      history A Fiery Final Flight: Hindenburg Disaster

      On May 6, 1937, the Hindenburg, the largest airship ever built, crashed and burned in Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people were killed, including one person on the ground.

    • Creative Tax Deductions
      money Creative Tax Deductions

      It's about that time again. Yes, it's time to see your accountant to see what he or she can do to lower that pesky tax bill of yours. From wedding costs to private planes to car wrecks, here are some of the most creative tax deductions ever attempted. Don’t try them at home

    • Crime Scene Cleanup
      science Crime Scene Cleanup

      What's involved in crime scene cleanup? Learn about the people who do the cleaning and the various hazards they encounter in this interactive gallery.

    • Celebrity Fashion Disasters
      lifestyle Celebrity Fashion Disasters

      There's not too much we enjoy more than a good old-fashioned celebrity fashion disaster. So, for your voyeuristic entertainment, we've rounded up a list of the top 10 most heinous celebrity disasters of all time.

    • National Parks
      adventure National Parks

      Ever since the first national park was established in the United States, they've been a getaway for relaxation and adventure for humans, and a safe haven for wildlife. Take a journey through America's national parks.

    • Nuclear Power
      science Nuclear Power

      Nuclear power stands as one of humanity's greatest scientific achievements, as well as one of the greatest risks to its self-extermination. This collection of images highlights some of the main features of nuclear power.

    • Mysterious Marine Animals
      animals Mysterious Marine Animals

      Ah, the secrets of the sea. In this gallery, we'll introduce you to some of the more enigmatic animals that drift in the ocean, swim in the sea or shoot their intestines out of their anus in saltwater. Jump in.

    • Bermuda Triangle
      adventure Bermuda Triangle

      The Bermuda Triangle is an area in the Atlantic Ocean that has baffled scientists due to the high number of ship and plane crashes in the area. Delve into the disasters and the lore of this mysterious location.

    • Ancient Greece
      adventure Ancient Greece

      Like the imposing white marble of many Greek monuments, the impact of ancient Greek culture is still alive and well today. See and learn more about the ancient Greeks in this image gallery.

    • Creepy Gargoyles
      science Creepy Gargoyles

      Gargoyles have a long and fascinating architectural history. But whatever ... they're freakin' creepy.

    • Dubai
      adventure Dubai

      Dubai has earned a reputation for its booming economy and engineering feats, like man-made islands and the world's tallest buildings. What other spectacles are coming out of this desert city?

    • What spoiler are you?
      entertainment What spoiler are you?

      The best part of a movie is that twist you never see coming. It takes you by surprise and then you want to watch it over and over to catch all the little clues you missed. Take this quiz and find out how "twisty" you are. SPOILERS AHEAD!

    • Clicking and Picking: The 'Minecraft' Quiz
      electronics Clicking and Picking: The 'Minecraft' Quiz

      Punching trees is an easy way to begin, but to survive long term in 'Minecraft' you'll have to handle everything from starvation to skeletons to silverfish. Do you know your planks from your pistons and your ghasts from your golems?

    • Are you ready for the zombie apocalypse?
      science Are you ready for the zombie apocalypse?

      The zombie apocalypse might not be upon us just yet, but it's probably a good idea to be prepared. See if you're ready to face the living dead by trying your hand at this quiz.

    • Which famous animal are you?
      animals Which famous animal are you?

      Grumpy cat? Kermit? Snoopy? Or do you have the personality of another famous animal? Take the quiz to find out!

    • Test Your Real Knowledge on Fake People
      people Test Your Real Knowledge on Fake People

      We all know that if it sounds or looks too good to be true, then it probably is, whether it's a knockoff Coach bag (the real ones have serial numbers) or that new hot girl you met online (is she really that beautiful?). Can you tell the difference between a real person and a fake one online?

    • Should you really buy your first home?
      home Should you really buy your first home?

      Are you mulling over this big financial decision? Before you pull the trigger, you may want to take our quick quiz. Home ownership isn't for everyone.

    • Test Your Knowledge: The Worst Cars of the 20th Century
      auto Test Your Knowledge: The Worst Cars of the 20th Century

      These are some of the worst cars of the 20th century. You don't want to drive them; you probably don't even want to know anything about them. They're terrible. And yet! We're going to ask you 20 questions about them.

    • Miracle Cure or Medical Disaster: The Quackery Quiz
      health Miracle Cure or Medical Disaster: The Quackery Quiz

      Unscrupulous schemers are quick to take advantage of someone suffering from a major malady. Take our quackery quiz to see how much you know about charlatans and crazy cures both past and present.

    • Can you get fired for that?
      money Can you get fired for that?

      You might think your handlebar mustache is the epitome of cool, but your boss at the frozen yogurt shop disagrees. Can you get fired for personal flair? And if so, what other kinds of seemingly innocent behavior can get you sacked?

    • Nice move, smarty pants! The Great Smart People/Dumb Things Quiz
      science Nice move, smarty pants! The Great Smart People/Dumb Things Quiz

      Book smarts don't equal street smarts, and public figures that we consider super savvy are just as capable of pulling spectacularly bad moves as the rest of us. Want to test your own smarts? Take our quiz!

    • Which best-selling author are you?
      entertainment Which best-selling author are you?

      Much like Snoopy typing away on top of his doghouse, we all have a story inside we're dying to tell. Take this quiz to find out what best-selling author lives in your brain.

    • Can You Spot the Better Deal?
      money Can You Spot the Better Deal?

      Which credit card offers the best deal? Should you take the cash rebate on the new car or the low interest rate? You are bombarded with confusing financial questions every day. Here are 20 more.

    • Noble Hops: The Beer Styles Quiz
      recipes Noble Hops: The Beer Styles Quiz

      Think you know all there is to know about your favorite beers? Crack open a cold one and take our quiz to find out!

    • The Ultimate Kissing Quiz
      people The Ultimate Kissing Quiz

      It can be a sign of love, grief or respect worldwide. Kissing is a natural act that gives millions of people physical and psychological satisfaction, but where did it originate? Why does it make us feel good?

    • What's Your Celebrity Personality?
      entertainment What's Your Celebrity Personality?

      Ever fantasized about being famous? When you picture yourself on the cover of a tabloid or sitting down for an interview on a talk show, what are you famous for? Take this quiz and discover your famous alter ego.

    • On the Money: Test Your Knowledge on the World's Craziest Currencies
      money On the Money: Test Your Knowledge on the World's Craziest Currencies

      Humans have assigned value to all kinds of things through the ages, from stones to spices. There’s even money made for potential encounters with alien life. How much is the intergalactic value of a Space Quid? The answer may surprise you!

    • Cars & Drivers: Match Famous Rides to the People Who Drove Them
      auto Cars & Drivers: Match Famous Rides to the People Who Drove Them

      Cars can sometimes take on personalities of their own, both in entertainment and in real life. But how well do you know these iconic cars and the people who appeared behind the wheel?

    • Quiz: When is the cheapest time to fly?
      adventure Quiz: When is the cheapest time to fly?

      The cost of airfare shouldn’t keep you homebound. But do you know how to time your travels to save cash on your adventures? Return all tray tables to the upright position and answer these questions to find the best airline deals.

    • Which Tear-jerking Movie Are You?
      entertainment Which Tear-jerking Movie Are You?

      Everybody needs a good cry now and then. Luckily, we have movie theaters, where we can sob in the dark where nobody can see us. Grab the tissues, take this test and find out - which tearjerking movie are you?

    • Will you EVER get back to sleep? The Insomnia Quiz
      health Will you EVER get back to sleep? The Insomnia Quiz

      Whether it's a few sleepless nights from time to time or long-term insomnia, millions of people are tired. Test how much you know about how to get a good night's sleep -- and what to do when you can't -- in our insomnia quiz.

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