25 Examples of Shrinkflation on the Rise

It’s not just you — that cereal box was bigger last month. In times like these, a phenomenon known as shrinkflation is common. Shrinkflation occurs when companies make their products smaller while keeping prices the same (or even raising them). Though meant to offset increasing costs of labor and materials without directly raising prices, shrinkflation …

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40 Military Slang Terms Only People In The Military Will Understand

If you’ve been “voluntold” would you know what just happened to you? How would you react if somebody referred to you as a “zoomie”? What about if you were told to “beat feet”? If these military phrases have you baffled, read further for some easy clarification. We’ve translated some of the most common military slang …

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Unexpected Facts You Probably Don’t Know About the Amish

Concealed from the rest of the world with their old-fashioned ways, the Amish population is rather isolated and rarely in the public eye. Often misunderstood, there’s so much more to them than buggies, bonnets, and beards. For one, they don’t actually go to church, and among their various, uncommon wedding traditions, Amish brides have a …

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The Untold History of Viking Women

In sagas of old, Viking women have often been neglected. During the Viking Age, these long-haired ladies were beautiful, fierce, and capable of much more than many other women of their time. From their unique wedding customs and funeral rites, to what they ate and how they dressed, this is what life was really like …

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People of the Wild West: A Look Back in Time

When we think of the Wild West we usually think of duels, saloons, and player pianos. We also think of black and white photographs that time has tinted with antique browns and yellows.  As a result, we tend to think of the people who lived back then as being–well–black and white. We don’t think of …

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Avoid These Foods for 30 Days to Feel Better

You’ve heard of the Freshman 15. Those pesky 15 pounds most college freshman gain their first year eating in the dining halls and drinking new “beverages” of all kinds. Here’s something else most of us are aware of–the 2020 . . . 20. Yeah, you guessed it. It’s the 20 pounds (on average) that people …

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Deepest Points on Earth Shock Researchers

Humans know a lot about the sun, the stars, and the solar system but as it turns out, there’s lots more to learn, specifically about the Earth. While man’s spatial quests have led to mapping galaxies, and more recently, Mars’ surface, underground explorations are rarely talked about. Since the 1950s, scientists have conducted experiments to …

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The Most Extraordinary Female Firsts to Ever Go Down in History

Obvious to most, women face countless life barriers, simply because of their gender. But despite those confines, plenty of women have taken innovative, critical risks to achieve the “unachievable” and change the world for the better. Whether it’s becoming the first female billionaire (Oprah, we’re looking at you) or making history as the first woman …

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