The Rush

Mental Floss has compiled this list, which explains the origins of several commonly-used slang expressions. Here they are: FOMO. Credit for the popular usage of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) often goes to venture capitalist and author Patrick J. McGinnis, who used the term in 2004 in an op-ed for Harvard Business School’s magazine The […]

Early reviews of Samsung’s new Galaxy Fold phone are not encouraging, with multiple users reporting that the foldable phone breaks after just a day or two of use. According to Motherboard, reviewers from The Verge, CNBC, and Bloomberg have all reported faults with the phone–including bulges and creases in the screen that inevitably lead to full-on […]

Before his team’s playoff game last night against the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers revealed that a San Francisco stranger returned $2,000 in cash that he accidentally dropped while walking down the street. “I reached in my pocket to grab my phone, unbeknownst to me I dropped about two grand on […]

Mental Floss has compiled a list of six seemingly boring tasks that are actually great for managing your stress. Here they are: Washing the dishes. With the right mindset, zoning out in front of a sudsy sink is basically Nirvana. Decluttering your home. Research suggests that clutter is more likely to stress out women. Exercising […]

If you’re sitting at a bar, is it ever acceptable to reach into the bartender’s work station and grab a napkin, straw or even a lime? Rarely, writes the Takeout columnist known as The Salty Waitress. “If it’s going to touch someone’s mouth, hands off. That means you should never reach for the lime wedges, […]

French billionaire François-Henri Pinault, who is married to actress Salma Hayek, said Monday night that he and his family will donate 100 million euros to help reconstruct the Notre Dame Cathedral after the devastating fire. “My father [François Pinault] and I have decided to release as of now from the funds of Artemis a sum […]

Most of the time, when you go to see an artist perform live, you’re hoping to hear a medley of hits from their entire discography, not just from the last few years. But that doesn’t always happen and sometimes musicians will play too many new songs in the hopes of encouraging fans to buy their […]

Mental Floss recently spoke with a handful of Starbucks’ employees to learn some behind-the-scenes secrets. Here are the things they revealed: Starbucks employees are referred to as partners, not baristas. They’re referred to as “partners” because a year into their employment, they get a small percentage in the company. The apron color means something. Black […]

Bob Ross must’ve made tens of thousands of paintings over the course of his career on PBS. So where are they and how can you buy one? In a season 11 episode of The Joy of Painting, Ross remarked, “One of the questions that I hear over and over is, ‘What do we do with all […]

The rumors were true! After teasing a reunion on social media for several days, the fellas of ’N Sync–minus Justin Timberlake–reunited during Ariana Grande’s headlining set at Coachella on Sunday, April 14. Us Weekly reports that Joey Fatone, Lance Bass, Chris Kirkpatrick and JC Chasez joined Grande onstage to perform “It Makes Me Ill” and […]



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