Keep Your Pets Cool

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Friday, May 20, 2022 11:20 AM Summer is on its way, bringing along heat, humidity and lots of sun. In hot, oppressive weather it's extra important to keep an eye on your pets to make sure they don't overheat. Head over to Mental Floss for more on how to keep your furry friends safe, cool and happy this summer.

What to Know About Monkeypox

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Thursday, May 19, 2022 11:37 AM Two cases of monkeypox have been reported here in the United States, with more in the United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain and other European countries. Do we need to be worried? And what is monkeypox exactly? Head over to NPR for the latest.

More Free COVID Tests

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 10:52 AM The federal government has opened up a third round of free COVID-19 tests for American households. Head over to WebMD for more, including how to place your order.

What's Going On With Crypto?

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022 11:35 AM You may have heard recently that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are dropping in value pretty dramatically. Head over to NPR for a look at what's going on, why it's happening and what it could mean for the future of cryptocurrency.

A Lunar Eclipse to Remember

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Monday, May 16, 2022 10:55 AM On Sunday night, people around the world were treated to a special lunar eclipse: the longest in 33 years, according to Space.com. Head over to Space.com to learn more about the "Super Flower Blood Moon," and see some stunning pictures from around the world.

How Air Traffic Control Helped a Passenger Land a Plane

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Friday, May 13, 2022 1:10 PM Last week, a 39-year-old Floridian man named Darren Harrison made headlines when he landed a private single-engine airplane after the pilot had a medical emergency and was incapacitated. Harrison, who had no flight experience, landed with the calm, detailed help of air traffic controller Robert Morgan. Head over to HuffPost to learn how Morgan coached Harrison through the ordeal.

What's Going On With Baby Formula?

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Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:40 PM The U.S. is experiencing a shortage of baby formula nationwide right now, caused by supply chain issues and recalls. According to WebMD, about three quarters of babies are fed formula for the first six months, making this shortage a serious (and scary, for many) issue. Head over to WebMD to learn what steps the FDA is taking to resolve this shortage.

Houseplants and Health

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022 12:31 PM Spring is the perfect time to add some greenery to your home. In addition to their beautiful visual benefits, it turns out that having houseplants can be great for your overall health. Head over to WebMD for more on how indoor plants can benefit you, too. 

Warhol’s 'Marilyn' Breaks a Record

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022 9:26 AM This week, Andy Warhol's famous 1964 "Marilyn" silkscreen of Marilyn Monroe sold for $195 million. This sale breaks the auction record for an American artist, which Jean-Michel Basquiat previously held. Head over to The New York Times for more on this record-breaking sale.

Rich Strike Upsets

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Monday, May 9, 2022 10:57 AM This weekend, Rich Strike won the Kentucky Derby in the second largest upset in Derby history, according to NPR. Rich Strike's odds were 80-1, with horses Taiba and Epicenter as favorites to win the race. Head over to NPR for more about Rich Strike, the surprising race and what to expect going into the Preakness in two weeks.

Are Tennis Balls Yellow or Green?

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Friday, May 6, 2022 12:00 PM The International Tennis Federation, says that tennis balls are yellow, but not everyone sees it that way. Head over to Mental Floss to learn more about both sides of the argument, and why some people perceive tennis balls as yellow and others green.

First Quarter of 2022 Brings Double-Digit Price Appreciation for 70 Percent of Metros

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Thursday, May 5, 2022 5:52 AM The first quarter of 2022 saw more markets reach double-digit annual price gains than the previous quarter, according to the National Association of Realtors’ latest quarterly report. Seventy percent of 185 measured metros experienced such price gains, up from 66 percent in the preceding quarter. The reality: a family of four needed at least $100,000 to afford a 10 percent down payment mortgage in 27 markets. Head over to Forbes to read the full story.

65 Facts About the Star Wars Universe

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022 5:49 AM In the 45 years since Star Wars first entered the pop culture landscape, there have been a dozen feature films released, with plenty more on the way. There have also been millions, if not billions, of words written about the films, from reviews to fan theories and beyond. In honor of yesterday’s Star Wars Day on May 4, Mental Floss would like to add one more story into the mix. Here are some fascinating facts about the Star Wars universe, any one of which makes a perfect response the next time someone says “May the 4th be with you.”

Gilded Glamour Comes to Life at 2022 Met Gala

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Monday, May 2, 2022 5:46 AM Gilded glamour came to life at the 2022 Met Gala thanks to performers who turned the red carpet into their stage. Head over to Vogue for an up-close and personal look at the best dressed stars at the 2022 Met Gala.

FDA Advisors Make Moves on Vaccines for Kids

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Monday, May 2, 2022 5:43 AM The FDA's panel of independent advisors has plans to meet next month in order to discuss the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children under age 5, as well as the Novavax vaccine for adults. The Novavax vaccine is already approved in over three dozen countries worldwide, WebMD reports, including most of Europe. Head over to WebMD for everything we know on these important upcoming meetings.