Put Candles on a Birthday Cake? The custom is older than you think.
You can be notified when people open your email messages, even years later. It’s great for some purposes, but creepy for others.
Pre-Meds Should Suffer Through Hunger Games. Competition to get into medical school is stressful, but medicine itself is stressful.
How a Mexican Dictator Introduced Chewing Gum to the US. He wasn’t the one who made the money, though.
What Transmen See that Women Don’t. The world treats you very differently when you’re a man.
12 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Pharmacists.
21 Depressingly Funny Tweets About The FAFSA.
Need some ideas to write your crimefighting buddy story? Try out the generator They Fight Crime. (via Metafilter)
The Waco Horror. The story of the lynching of Jesse Washington 100 years ago is disturbing, and contains graphic photos.
Modern Marriage Proposals. These are some of the pioneers of the creative and very public act of popping the question.