Julie Douglas is a former podcaster, writer and editor at HowStuffWorks. She co-hosted the podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind for several years and co-produced the podcast The Stuff of Life. Julie lives in Atlanta with her most excellent spouse and their whirling-dervish daughter.
Humans have only been bipedal for a sliver of history. What if we returned our spines to their original position and quit walking upright? What would that world be like?
Eggs are trickier than you might think.
There are so many tweaks we wish airlines would implement, especially if future seat configurations mean stacking passengers with butts suspended above heads.
Have you ever had the thought that you had to have a warm, gooey chocolate chip cook right at this moment, or a bag of crispy, perfectly salted fries -- the ones just like your favorite burger joint had when you were kid? If you've experienced something similar to this and found yourself throwing away the rest of your food craving in the garbage and burying it under coffee grounds to keep yourself from retrieving it, then you, my friend, have been under the spell of a food jonesing. Find out why, who gets them and what we consume the most of.
If you think the term "freerange parenting" has a parallel to chickens, you're not too far away off from the heart of the movement. Newspaper columnist Lenore Skenazy inadvertenly started the movement when she wrote a piece for the New York Sun on how she and her husband allowed their 9-year-old son to ride the New York City subway system by himself, something he had always wanted to do. Test your freeranging parent smarts now.
Until the 20th century the female orgasm was woefully misunderstood. While aspects of it still require demystification, it's no longer taboo to speak of it and discuss the fascinating discoveries of the last century. Not to mention searching for answers to our most intimate questions. Questions like, can a woman achieve the big O just by thinking about it? And why isn't there Viagra pill for women? Take a few minutes to test your female orgasm smarts.
You don't have to be super-rich to bid at an auction house. In fact, many auctions cater to all price points -- from clown portraits and Herman Miller chairs to airplanes. But you do have to possess a formidable will, not to mention a mean stink eye meant for fellow bidders.