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  • 10 Chinese New Year Food Superstitions

    10 Chinese New Year Food Superstitions

    Chinese New Year is made up of a rich fabric of symbols, traditions and superstitions designed to influence the future. With a cultural heritage that spans more than 5,000 years, it's a 15-day celebration filled food that may shape your future.

  • 10 Times Humanity Found the Answer (and Then Forgot)

    10 Times Humanity Found the Answer (and Then Forgot)

    As technologically advanced as we are, could we have been even farther ahead if we hadn't forgotten so much of what we'd learned centuries ago?

  • Who Sang It: Beyoncé or Rihanna?

    Who Sang It: Beyoncé or Rihanna?

    Pop music often has striking similarities so discerning your favorite divas can get tricky. Are you up on your Beyoncé and Rihanna tracks?

  • How Chinese New Year Works

    How Chinese New Year Works

    Every year, more than 20 percent of the world's population plunges into a period of feasts, festivities and fireworks in celebration of Chinese New Year. How did this culture-rich, superstition-filled holiday get its start?

  • How Mardi Gras Works

    How Mardi Gras Works

    Mardi Gras turns New Orleans into a hotbed of fun and reveling. This might make the festival's religious ties rather hard to imagine. Learn all about the roots, traditions and current practices of Mardi Gras.

  • 10 Wacky Birthday Superstitions

    10 Wacky Birthday Superstitions

    Ah, birthdays: a chance to celebrate with friends and family and ring in years of good fortune ahead. But if you're a little on the superstitious side, here are some things to avoid so that the coming year doesn't bring any unpleasant surprises.

  • 10 Chinese New Year Food Superstitions
  • 10 Times Humanity Found the Answer (and Then Forgot)
  • Who Sang It: Beyoncé or Rihanna?
  • How Chinese New Year Works
  • How Mardi Gras Works
  • 10 Wacky Birthday Superstitions
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