Helmet cams let you watch firefighting very close-up

Our mothers collectively told us never to play with fire, but when firefighters don heat-resistant "helmet cams," the general public is able to get up ... Full story


Study says more than two hours of homework is useless

Homework may not be doing kids much good. Researchers in Australia discovered that hitting the books at home offered no real benefit to children and ... Full story

Accidental bigamist discovers she has four husbands

As if one husband isn't enough trouble -- Anna Vargas has four of them. The 37-year-old Queens woman was rejected for a marriage license when ... Full story

More women are prospering as sugar mamas

Bacon may be the aphrodisiac of the new millennium, because men apparently love women who bring it home. Research from the Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project ... Full story

560,000 dollar parking space sold at IRS auction in Boston

Can you really put a price on a parking space? Yes, yes you can. Two tandem parking spaces in Boston just sold for $560,000 at ... Full story

Researchers may have found long-lost da Vinci mural

In a story of art history intrigue that sounds like it could have been ripped from the pages of a Dan Brown novel, researchers in ... Full story

Zombie-fighting boot camp offered in UK

There is only one episode of "The Walking Dead" left this season, but one UK company hopes that if you aren't watching average people fight ... Full story

Women fake moans to end sex early, boost male ego

The restaurant scene from "When Harry Met Sally" taught us that women's cries of ecstasy in the midst of the final wrap-up may not exactly ... Full story

Daylight saving shift will make you (more) lazy at work

Waking up to a new circadian regime under Daylight Savings Time sends your brain into a disoriented frenzy, and the effects aren't over by Sunday ... Full story

Festival sets 'incredible' animal-nose-wearing record

Six hundred and seven people simultaneously donning fake chicken beaks looks pretty funny, but attendees at a Michigan comedy festival, Gilda's LaughFest, were serious about ... Full story

Bookstore explains the history behind the 'Keep Calm' slogan

It's a print that has launched a thousand parodies (and twice that many Etsy products) but a recently posted YouTube video explains the history behind ... Full story

Site lets users ask “Why’d you dump me?” in less-creepy way

"It's not you, it's me" is a breakup strategy that might work for George Costanza (who also claims to have invented it), but it doesn't ... Full story

Arizona bill would let parents snoop on kids' texts

Hey kids, that sext you just sent could go straight to your mom! It's currently illegal for parents to access their kids' text-message transcripts from ... Full story

More students are turning to prostitution to pay debt

Working part-time in the dining hall apparently isn't cutting it these days to help pay the bills. University students in the U.K. who don't want ... Full story

Ladies chase after men in vintage Leap Year postcards

Who knew early-20th-century artists had Leap Year memes? Slate.com has rounded up a series of classic postcards dedicated to the tradition of the fairer sex ... Full story

'Facebook Parenting' parodies take on trigger-happy dad

The video of Tommy Jordan, the gun-toting North Carolina dad who shot up his daughter's laptop, is closing in on 30 million viewers on YouTube ... Full story

Teddy bears are cuddled by 1 in 3 British adults

Aww. Wook at the wittle twaveling executive with his snuggy bear. A Travelodge survey of 6,000 Brits revealed that 35% of adults sleep with a ... Full story

You and most of your friends are addicted to the Internet

If you can't stop refreshing that browser window or scrolling through your Twitter feed, you're not alone. According to SodaHead, 61 percent of people can't ... Full story

'World's hairiest girl' is proud to be unique

This extraordinarily rare condition would be the undoing of most people, but, for Supatra Sasuphan, it's a source of pride. The 11-year-old Thai girl, known ... Full story

Disney World can be your neighbor for a price

Disney is developing a subdivision just three miles from Disney World in Orlando, but the homes aren't for typical families, and they come with a ... Full story

Crash-test family adopts its newest member

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is out with plans to repeatedly subject a 10-year-old to a slew of collision experiments. The 10-year-old in question, ... Full story

Ikea (finally) admits its instructions are confusing

Ikea, the Swedish purveyors of modernist DIY home furnishings and 50-cent hot dogs, has heard your pleas: They understand their much-parodied, wordless assembly instructions make ... Full story

'The Scream' expected to fetch $80 million at auction

The iconic work has been in an M&M's commercial, parodied by "The Simpsons" and stolen, twice. Now, the only privately owned version of Edvard Munch's ... Full story

Parade promotes idea that mustaches boost economy

If you rock a walrus better than Hulk Hogan, head to D.C. on April 1 to join other facial-hair aficionados converging for the Million Mustache ... Full story

Young guys (try to) impress the ladies with funny videos

Is "Tosh.0" the key to young love? That's what a new survey conducted by Comedy Central found (sort of). The network with an audience that consists ... Full story

Man turns Mardi Gras trash into cash

One person's Fat Tuesday trash is another's treasure -- especially for Michael Smith, who cleans up and cashes in on the post-Mardi Gras aluminum cans ... Full story

Odd holiday gear honors presidents, undead or alive

Retailers typically celebrate Presidents Day by hawking discounted cars and mattresses, but vendors on Etsy have other, more unconventional ideas in mind on how to ... Full story

Mary Kay's pink mansion is on the market

If you love the color pink, we've got the house for you. The Dallas home of late cosmetics guru Mary Kay Ash is for sale ... Full story

The dog food ad that's making everyone cry

There have been several companies featuring dogs in their TV spots lately, but only one commercial is causing dog lovers (and maybe some cat lovers) ... Full story