Essie Became the Go-To Nail Polish Because of Queen Elizabeth

This is the pale pink shade beloved by royalty.

Goyard Won’t Advertise, So How Is Its Bag So Enduringly Fashionable?

Even Kanye West has one.

Why Are Ouija Boards Still So Damn Creepy?

How a simple game keeps giving current generations the spooks.

Bop It! Was Supposed to Be a Riff on the Remote Control

The inventor of the ‘90s classic wanted to get kids moving while they watched TV.

Versace’s Medusa Logo Breaks Every Design Rule. So Why Does It Work?

Inspired by an ancient ruin, the Gorgon is among the strangest marks in fashion.

The Skin Cream That Celebrities Swear by Was Created by a Nurse Nearly 90 Years Ago

Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream has a fascinating backstory.

Shake Shack Was Once a Hot Dog Cart. Now, It’s One of the Biggest Burger Joints in America

The cult favorite had the humblest of beginnings.

How Paul Newman’s Secret Recipe Wound Up on Your Salad

The name 'Newman's Own' is more apt than you'd think.

How Land Rover’s Founder Came Up With a Whole New Kind of Vehicle by Doodling in Sand

It was a whole new kind of vehicle.

20 Years Ago, You Could Buy Apple Products at Sears. Then, Steve Jobs Made Retail History

Its store was the first of its kind.