Yves is a writer and podcast host and producer based in Atlanta. Beyond her articles for HowStuffWorks, her writing has been featured in Lapham's Quarterly, The Bitter Southerner, Paper Darts, and elsewhere on the internet and in print. Hiking, traveling, practicing yoga, and watching horror are a few of the many activities that bring her joy.
You've probably heard that staring at the sun is bad — even a few seconds can damage your eyes. But what if you looked at a solar eclipse?
Is it millions of marchers with clever signs and slogans, or does effective protest take more than just raised voices and collective outrage?
George C. Parker was so successful he gave rise to the phrase, "And if you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you."
Among the millions of pictures taken every year, some capture our hearts and stand the test of time. Here are the stories behind 13 of the most iconic.
On Aug 22, 1781, the court ordered that Mum Bett, later known as Elizabeth Freeman, should be emancipated from slavery. She was the first enslaved black woman to sue for her freedom and win.
Afrofuturism isn't just about placing a Black person in a futuristic landscape. It takes into account the challenges Black people face and allows them to imagine futures of their own making.
Blackface is alive and well. HowStuffWorks explores the history behind the practice, from minstrel and Halloween costumes to Shirley Temple and Drake.
Some people really can hear silent moving images. It's called visual-evoked auditory response, or vEAR, and one in five people may have it.
Free kids books that come out of a vending machine? Yes, please!
'Black Panther' may be the first superhero blockbuster of the year, so what's the deal with all the hype? We'll tell you.
Americans are struggling to maintain their core values in the face of heightened political polarization.
Yes, these nocturnal mammals can fly faster than our most beloved speedy birds. And they beat the record by a long shot.
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