Ossiana Tepfenhart
Contributing Writer

Ossiana Tepfenhart is a regular writer and restaurant critic for a number of publications.

Posts by Ossiana Tepfenhart
These Social Hacks Will Seriously Empower You

These sick life hacks will help you rule social situations in a pinch.

The Spooky, Deserted Towns of America (and Their Tragic Histories)

Deserted towns are fascinating in more ways than one.

Strange, Fun and Little-Known Facts About Mexican Food

Mexican food is awesome, and you know you love it. How knowledgeable are you about the cuisine?

The Deadliest Plants on Earth

Some plants are great in salad. These aren't.

The Toxic Waste Ghost Town of Upstate New York

The terrifying price we pay for industrialism might be too high at times...

Forbidden Behaviors That Used to Be Shockingly Common

The good ol' days were actually pretty psychotic when you think about these once-common trends.

Beyond Coywolves: Striking Animal Hybrids and Species You Didn't Know About

Coywolves have been making the headlines after scientists had declared them a new, rapidly spreading species, but did you know about these?

Some of the Creepiest Places in the Former Soviet Union

Life behind the Iron Curtain was terrifying and difficult, and in certain parts of the former USSR, it's still creepy.

Vegetables of the Old World You Should Be Eating Today

Yellow corn, get outta here!

Are We Too Risk-Averse?

Nowadays, living at home is the norm...and that's not the only thing that's become normal.

The Many Ways Stores Trick You Into Buying More

Stores use these tactics to get you to buy more, pay more, and be more impulsive.

What Did Pilgrims Actually Eat During Thanksgiving?

The original Thanksgiving dinner menu is a lot fancier, and way different than what you're eating this year.

Are These Strangest Feasts in Culinary History?

This isn't your typical Thanksgiving dinner!

The Strangest Ways People Have Died

Death is spooky. Death can be weird, too.

Some of the Worst Tenants in Landlord History

Being a landlord never seemed so awful.