Recent Contributions

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By Madison Orradre

Magnesium glycinate and magnesium citrate are two similar sounding but distinct chemical compounds that can have differing effects on the human body when consumed orally. Both may also be effective at treating magnesium deficiency.

By Talon Homer

The accidental death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab on August 7, 2016, at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City sent shockwaves through the local community and marked a heart-wrenching chapter for the Schwab family.

By Marie Look


Today Americans mostly celebrate it as the start of summer. But the annual May holiday has a significant history that's worthy of acknowledgment.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

Surprisingly enough, horsepower actually does refer to the power of horses. But over the years it’s become a valuable measurement for all kinds of machinery. Learn how horsepower is calculated and what it means to the automobile industry.

By Marshall Brain & Talon Homer

Boolean logic is the key to many of a computer's most mysterious and human-like functions, from playing chess to balancing a checkbook. How do "AND," "NOT" and "OR" make such amazing things possible?

By Marie Look

Have you ever wondered how the historical figure known as Jesus was actually referred to in his own time and place? Hint: It wasn't by that name.

By Desiree Bowie


Want to change your name on Facebook? It's easy to do in just a few simple steps.

By Jeremy Glass & Zach Taras

The concept of place values is fundamental to mathematics and the number system, particularly when you're dealing with whole numbers and decimal numbers. A place value chart is an essential tool that can help students visualize the position of each digit in a number and understand its actual value within the context of the number.

By Marie Look

It's the rare person indeed who is always pleased with how their hair looks. Most of us have to fight it a little bit (or a lot) to get it the way we want it. If you have a cowlick, hair management is even more of a struggle.

By Zach Taras

From sock hops and bell bottoms to low-rise jeans and TikTok dance challenges, each generation has many characteristics and trends that set it apart from the next.

By Desiree Bowie


Similes are like spices for writing: Used in the right proportion, they can add zest and verve to your prose. Once you're familiar with them, you'll likely notice that simile examples abound in everyday speech, writing, song lyrics and even advertising slogans.

By Zach Taras

You can find Universal Serial Bus connectors on just about every PC made today. But when it was introduced, USB was leaps and bounds ahead of the technologies it replaced. What makes this standard so useful?

By Marshall Brain

Torque wrenches are precision tools used to measure the force applied when tightening a fastener. Learn if a torque wrench stops when it reaches its torque in this article.

By Contributors

Parchment paper is great as a non-stick surface for baking, but it has a lot of other uses that you may not have thought about.

By Laurie L. Dove


Mold smells, and if you have it in your home, your nose is one of the most inexpensive devises you can use to detect it. The struggle is in understanding when mold is dangerous to your family or home.

By Sara Elliott

Super glue is strong glue that bonds almost instantly. Learn why super glue is so strong in this article.

By Contributors

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can make you dizzy and give you a headache. How long will these gross gasses hang out after you're done painting?

By Emilie Sennebogen

Termites are nasty customers, but they don't have to be a deal-breaker when you're buying a home. An expert can help you know what you're dealing with.

By Sara Elliott


If your closet is overflowing, you might need to organize your clothing by season. How do you get started, and what's the best way to store out-of-season clothes?

By Eileen Duncan

The search for tranquility can sometimes seem never-ending. But your very own fountain can at least help you get a little peace, quiet and relaxation.

By Eleanor Duse

When you leave for college, there may be many things you want to take, but there some that you simply can't live without. You may be surprised what you find necessary.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

What would happen if you stopped taking care of your house? Would it completely fall apart? How long would it take?

By Josh Clark


The identical ranks of cookie-cutter neighborhoods have been immortalized (and often satirized) in American pop culture, but who first came up with the idea for these "little boxes on the hillside?"

By Kate Kershner

Eventually, you may find reel mowers sitting between treadmills and free weights at your gym. After all, these old-school, environmentally friendly gardening tools rely on human power to mow your lawn.

By Robert Lamb