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Why You Should Sleep Naked

We’ve mentioned before that sleeping in the nude has all sorts of benefits, including deeper, better sleep and helping you stay cool while you rest, but this video from DNews wraps up all of those benefits nicely, and adds some more we haven’t discussed.


What The Numbers At The End Of Runways Actually Mean

The numbers at the end of a runway aren’t just there to help pilots see where they’re supposed to land. They actually mean something important: the runway’s degree from magnetic north. This video from Atlas Obscura explains.


Why Slower Drivers Shouldn't Hang Out In The Right Lane

The right lane is for passing and slower traffic should keep left. It’s one of the first things you learn when you get your driver’s licence, yet so many drivers forget it or don’t understand it. Here’s a detailed explanation for why this simple rule is so important.


Thinking Cap: Podcasts, Articles And Clips To Make You Smarter

The 1900s-era origins of the battle for net neutrality, drone footage of Norway’s midnight sun set against it’s beautiful mountains and Walt Whitman’s suggestions for “manly health and training” in this week’s Thinking Cap.


The Personality Traits You Need To Be A Great Friend, According To Science

If you want to make more friends, and hold on to the ones you’ve got, it all boils down to three key personality traits.


Why You Probably Shouldn't Pick Your Nose

Picking your nose probably won’t kill you, but it’s not exactly a healthy habit either. Not only does picking your nose look gross, it could be leaving the door open for dangerous bacteria that want to call your nose home.


To Get The Tastiest Parmesan Cheese, Buy Close To The Rind

You may think that as long as you’re buying real Parmigiano-Reggiano, your getting the best parm your money can buy, but it turns out that cheese closest to the rind is the tastiest.


Thinking Cap: Podcasts, Articles And Clips To Make You Smarter

The unassuming story of the greatest — and ongoing — war in animal history; your next desktop wallpaper, courtesy of NASA; and an airline that wants you to join the mile-high club in this week’s Lifehacker Thinking Cap.


Five Science 'Facts' Taught At School That Are Just Plain Wrong

Let’s start with a quiz: How many senses do you have? Which of the following are magnetic: a tomato, you, paperclips? What are the primary colours of pigments and paints? What region of the tongue is responsible for sensing bitter tastes? What are the states of matter?


Can You Answer These 15 Questions About Our Solar System? [Quiz]

General knowledge is important. While it might not come up in everyday life, it’s an effective intelligence barometer that can colour people’s perception of you and leave your reputation permanently tarnished. This got us to thinking — how much does the average human actually know about the solar system? Take our quiz to find out!


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