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They can be stored for up to five years before they lose their potency, and they are a versatile nutritional powerhouse.
Do you have a complaint to lodge against a large business, or a government agency or university, but feel like you're going up against a giant? Then you may just need an ombudsman on your side.
Smelling fecal matter is gross enough, so the possibility that tiny bits of poop are actually getting into your nose is outright disgusting. But should you be worried?
With so many people living in one state and working in another these days, taxes can be more complicated than ever before. Here are 10 tax tips to remember when filing.
Putting 300,000 miles on a vehicle may seem like an impossible goal, but there are plenty of ways to extend a car's life span.
You should never, ever flush tissues. What else?
We've all seen "flame wars" on the Internet. Maybe we've been the victims or the perpetrators, too. But what causes people to say things online that they would never say in person?
In many cultures, it's considered vital that your feet face away from the bedroom door as you sleep. And it's not because they're sweaty or stinky, or because you need to be prepared for a quick exit.
Since Longfellow's famous poem, Paul Revere has gotten the credit for warning colonists about the British attack in 1775, but is he worthy?
When temperatures drop below freezing, homeowners are advised to leave one tap dripping overnight. But does this advice hold up, or is it kind of leaky?
Are people with the last name Cook more likely to work as chefs? Nominative determinism is the phenomenon that the name a person is given may have a significant impact on their path in life.