Laurie L. Dove is an award-winning journalist who covers timely topics for HowStuffWorks. She is the author of six books and the former owner of a newspaper and magazine. When not reporting on the latest tech breakthrough, health advance or economic development, Dove is tracking down hidden history, science innovations and biologic discoveries. As the Honorable Laurie Dove, Mayor, she has brought multi-million-dollar improvements to the small Midwest town where she lives with her husband, five children and two Akitas.
In recent years, every single U.S. state has seen freezing temperatures, so pay attention, because it can happen to you.
You should never, ever flush tissues. What else?
The way to a dog's heart is definitely through a belly rub, but just touching a cat's belly will probably get you a back-leg rabbit kick and a painful vise of teeth and claws.
Dr. Seuss didn't live atop Mount Crumpit. He didn't have a loyal pup named Max outfitted with reindeer antlers. But there were some similarities between Seuss and his famous green miser.
Reindeer are, of course, best known for their main gig om Christmas Eve every year, but there's more to them than just their flying and sleigh pulling prowess.
Did you know that the iconic monument in the French capital city is topped by a secret apartment? But who built it, and why?
The decision about whether to attend a college or a university is largely a matter of preference, but how do you know which is the better choice for you?
The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in New York City may be an iconic symbol of the holidays, but how well do you know this tree-dition?
It's called auto-brewery syndrome and, for some folks, it's a fact of life.
The most remarkable feature of a Munchkin cat is its short legs, though most litters have both normal-legged kittens and short-legged kittens.
No priming, no sanding, no expectation of a perfectly pristine surface. Chalk paint is the perfect answer for all kinds of do-it-yourself painting and refinishing projects.
Known as the dogs of the cat world, Maine Coons are intelligent, eager to please and love water.
Lovebirds make great pets either alone or in pairs and flourish when they're shown lots of affection.
Fellow graduates, as you go forward and seize the day, we pause to consider some less-clichéd and far more memorable commencement speeches given over the years, including one that made graduates wealthier.
Ever lost a bag when traveling? This story might just warm your heart and help to ease your pain.
It's probably dirtier than you think.
We may finally know how the ancient Egyptians built the pyramids.
The new labels, required to be in place by 2020, will help consumers make better food choices.
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is 34 miles (55 kilometers) long and connects the territories of Hong Kong and Macao to mainland China for the first time.
Presidents like to take credit for increases in Social Security, but is it the president, Congress or the Social Security Administration that decides when your check goes up?