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Therese Oneill

Therese Oneill has written for The Atlantic and The Salem Weekly and is a regular contributor to Mental Floss. She lives in Oregon and blogs at writerthereseoneill.com.

Lifestyle

How to ensure it's a boy (according to 100-year-old pregnancy guides)

Lifestyle

Elks, Shriners, and Masons: How 'old man' frats got their names and symbols

Lifestyle

How to be a servant worthy of Downton Abbey

Lifestyle

Masturbation was once considered more offensive than child abuse

Lifestyle

7 obscure status symbols

Tech

When the internet was a weird, magical thing

Lifestyle

How to give birth (100 years ago)

Language

9 things you didn't know were named after people

Lifestyle

11 crafty gifts for the science buff in your life

Lifestyle

What to expect when you're expecting (100 years ago)

Lifestyle

Advice for your wedding night (from 100 years ago)

U.S.

How birth control became everybody's business

Lifestyle

How to grow your bosom (according to 100-year-old beauty books)

Lifestyle

15 unbelievably sexist old postcards

Lifestyle

Popular diet tips from 100 years ago

Entertainment

9 horror films under 9 minutes

Lifestyle

How did humans learn to paint in 3 dimensions?

World

6 people who survived their own executions

Lifestyle

5 great skincare tips (from 100 years ago)

Lifestyle

Why they wear it: 5 interesting clothing choices explained

Lifestyle

5 easy tips for better hair (from the early 1900s)

U.S.

5 hilarious YouTube history lessons

Language

6 of the fiercest one-liners in history

Lifestyle

How to avoid being rude (according to 100-year-old etiquette rules)

Language

The true origin stories of 7 happy words

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