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Sleeping fish? From sharks to salmon, guppies to groupers, here’s how they grab a snooze

A large group of yellowfin tuna swimming off the coast of Italy. Like all fish, they sleep, but it’s not like human sleep. Giordano Cipriani/The Image Bank via Getty Images Michael …

Why are some people mosquito magnets and others unbothered? A medical entomologist points to metabolism, body odor and mindset

It’s rare to attend an outdoor party in warm weather without hearing people complain about mosquitoes. They swat away, sit in campfire smoke, cover up with blankets and eventually just give up and go indoors. On the other end of the spectrum, there are plenty of people who don’t seem bothered by mosquitoes in the slightest.

People think they should talk less to be liked, but new research suggests you should speak up in conversations with strangers

We found that people tend to think they should speak about 45% of the time to be likable in a one-on-one conversation with someone new. However, it appears speaking up a bit more is actually a better strategy.
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Things you should know
The story behind every NFL team name

As the NFL counts down the days to kicking off the league's 103rd season, Stacker looks at the history of every team name.

These are the groups behind some of the biggest cybercrimes

Using sources including the U.S. government and the Council on Foreign Relations, Twingate has compiled a list of eight notorious hacking groups around the world.

5 of the wildest celebrity parties of the last decade

Celebrities sure know how to party. Want proof? Giggster looked into the most lavish parties of the 2010s and highlighted five for the ages.

COVID-19 changed how we eat out—here are the trends that are here to stay

COVID-19 changed how people eat out, and some of those trends are likely to be permanent. Task Group provides a look at the benefits and drawbacks the restaurant industry continues to experience as a result of the pandemic.

What hurricane season was like the year you were born

Using data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Stacker summarized the last 100 hurricane seasons in the Atlantic Basin. Read on to learn which years and storms broke records over the last century.

Comprehensive sex education matters. Here's what the data shows

Stacker cited data from SIECUS, the Guttmacher Institute, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to visualize how sex education relates to different health outcomes and aspects of daily life.

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