INTERESTING - Best Life
By Bob Larkin – Some people have skeletons in their closet; some, just a few bones. For most of us, the worst we have to hide is that we occasionally tell our friends we had an “awesome weekend” when, in reality, we just sat around in our sweatpants…
GRAPHIC DESIGN - Eater.com
By Whitney Filloon – Oh boy. The corner of Reddit devoted to ridiculous Photoshop jobs has turned on President-elect Donald Trump, transforming a photo of our nation’s 45th president into everything from Jabba the Hut to the Queen of England…
SCIENCE - Vice: Motherboard
By Matthew Gault – Some people on DMT say they meet aliens, demons, and even elves. It’s a common enough experience that Johns Hopkins wants to know more.
HISTORY - MentalFloss.com
By Jay Serafino – There are plenty of superstitions out there, but none have woven themselves into the fabric of our culture quite like Friday the 13th. It’s inspired books, songs, and one of the most successful horror movie franchises of all time.
HISTORY - Ranker.com
By Peter Durge – Long before the concept of “designer babies” created in a lab became the stuff of science fiction, inbreeding in royal families was viewed as a way to ensure genetic purity. Intermarriage ensured that no “common” blood sullied pure, aristocratic blood lines. What could go wrong?
HUMOR - SunnySkyz.com
French Girls is an app where strangers anonymously draw portraits based on “selfies” others have posted. Enjoy…
INTERESTING - Mic.com
By Huda Alawa – Getting off at the Christianshavn metro stop in Copenhagen, you’ll see a crowd of well-dressed Danes, adorned with designer bags and shoes, rushing through the streets – a sight typical for Denmark’s capital.
CONSPIRACY - MNN.com
By Matt Hickman – Though many of them are presumed dead, exactly what happened to these high-profile personalities still remains unknown.
INTERESTING - Best Life
By Lauren Grey – When coincidence strikes, most people find themselves divided into two camps: those inclined to dismiss such events as random, and those who sense meaning or a larger pattern behind them.
ART - Vox.com
By Aja Romano – Banksy was trolling the art world long before he shredded his own painting.
SCIENCE - Fatherly.com
By Lauren Vinopal – Men who never marry or have kids might not be as lonely as they seem.
TECHNOLOGY - TheVerge.com
By Shannon Liao – Hint: users from Taiwan might know this one. The password “ji32k7au4a83” might look fairly secure thanks to its seemingly random jumble of letters and numbers.
TRAVEL - North Shore Hawaii
By Ryan Larsen – I took around 8000 photos over 5 days throughout the North Shore Hawaii, Oahu.
CONSPIRACY - The Atlantic
By Phillip Bump – About 90 million Americans believe aliens exist. Some 66 million of us think aliens landed at Roswell in 1948. These are the things you learn when there’s a lull in political news and pollsters get to ask whatever questions they want.
CONSPIRACY - IFC.com
By Cher Martinetti – Shared universes are the big thing in Hollywood nowadays thanks to a little studio called Marvel. But Quentin Tarantino was already connecting all his movies long before the MCU dominated the industry and made all the money in world.
SCIENCE - VisitMySmokies.com
By Jason Fishman – This morning, the National Park Service confirmed the existence of a growing sinkhole in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
MUSIC - Vice News
Face tattoos, unkempt hair, and beer-swilling aren’t the typical blueprint for pop stardom. And yet, we still have Post Malone.
PHOTOGRAPHY - Cracked.com
The Internet is full of hilarious and wacky Photoshopped images, but that’s not what this list is about. Over the past six years, Cracked has collected some of the most insane real photographs of all time. Now we’ve gathered the very best images from all those articles and put them together…
MOVIES - Business Insider
By Frank Pallotta – A long time ago on a film set far, far away, two directors made a friendly bet about a small space-fantasy film called ” Star Wars.”
SCIENCE - The Washington Post
Harvard’s top astronomer says an alien ship may be among us — and he doesn’t care what his colleagues think
By Avi Selk – Before he started the whole alien spaceship thing last year, the chairman of Harvard University’s astronomy department was known for public lectures on modesty.
MUSIC - NY Post
By Michael Kaplan – Maxine Taupin remembers the first time she heard the Elton John song “Tiny Dancer.” But, then again, the moment would be impossible for her to forget. “I knew it was about me,” she told The Post.
INTERESTING - Buzzfeed.com
By Logan Rhoades – “Do you sit on your balls?”
WEIRD - BoredPanda.com
By Rokas Laurinavičius – Not only Japanese culture is absolutely nothing like we have in the West, but their creativity concerning pastimes and DIY projects might also look quite strange to us.
MOVIES - Buzzfeed.com
By Dan Dalton – Incredible illustrations by artist Ralph McQuarrie. Not a trap.
HEALTH - Huffington Post
By Stephanie Barnes – There’s no denying it: Waking up with a hangover can be awful. The intense headache coupled with random waves of nausea is usually enough to make you consider giving up drinking forever (or at least until next weekend).
ART - SteveCutts.com
I’m a UK based illustrator and animator. My recent work includes the ‘LA-Z Rider’ couch gag for ‘The Simpsons’ and the music video for ‘Are You Lost In The World Like Me?’ for Moby.
HOME - MNN.com
By Starre Vartan – Make your life easier with these creative solutions to common problems.
INTERESTING - Snopes.com
By Dan Evon – A viral video purportedly showing a street performer levitating left many people scratching their heads and wondering: How?
HUMOR - JustSomething.co
We’ve talked about cat owners struggles a few weeks ago, and now it’s time to cover some fun from our little furry canine friends.
STYLE - Yahoo
By Jordan Zirm – Kobe. LeBron. KD. And of course, Michael Jordan, who made athlete kicks a cultural sensation. Chances are you know all about these stars’ signature sneaker lines. But did you know…
SCIENCE - ScienceMag.com
By Virginia Morell – Now, researchers say they have a new formula (see calculator below) to convert dog years to human years—one with some actual science behind it.
TRAVEL - Good Housekeeping
BY Brie Dyas – Classic tourist attractions may have their charms, but they come with a huge drawback: sooo many crowds. From fascinating museums to gorgeous scenery, these destinations are just as interesting but are off-the-beaten-path, even for locals, and a guaranteed hit for your next long weekend.
SCIENCE - ScienceAlert.com
By Fiona MacDonald – Australia is known for it’s strange and adorable wildlife found nowhere else on the planet: koalas, kangaroos, and that giant bird that looks like a dinosaur. And then there’s the platypus – a bizarre and reclusive animal…
GRAPHIC DESIGN - BleacherReport.com
By Kyle Newport – Turning The Simpsons into professional sports logos isn’t an easy task, but one graphic designer has managed to pull off the feat.
HOME - NaturalHomes.org
By Tim Guiles – Wants are limitless, needs are finite and quite easily met.
PSYCHOLOGY - Time.com
By Eric Barker – Does Flirting Actually Work? Very much so. In fact, research says it’s more effective than looking good.
ART - BoredPanda.com
By Lina D. – The rising popularity of tattoos and the easing of the taboo surrounding them means that more and more people are choosing to express themselves with creative body art ideas that are meaningful to them.
INTERESTING - CBS News
By Jon Wertheim – It was completely legal and it won them millions. Jon Wertheim reports on how Jerry Selbee and his wife Marge used “basic arithmetic” to crack the code on certain lottery games.
SCIENCE - LA Times
By Amy Kaufman – When they were first reunited at age 19, the triplets quickly discovered how much they shared in common.
CRIME - The Atlantic
BY ALSTON CHASE – A series of purposely brutalizing psychological experiments may have confirmed Theodore Kaczynski’s still-forming belief in the evil of science while he was in college.
ART - Collective-Evolution.com
By Joe Martino – For centuries art has been used as a tool for telling the human story. What we look like, what we do, artistic expressions of our society – all are encompassed in centuries worth of art.
HEALTH - CNN
By Sam Frizell, TIME.com – Chances are you read this sentence about yawning and you yawned. Right? Well, a new study suggests that you may not really be yawning because it’s contagious, or you’re bored or tired.
LITERATURE - LA Times
By Carolyn Kellogg – “With this book, I want to tell the stories of my life and reveal the secrets and lies that I lived with for six years shooting ‘Breaking Bad,’ ” Bryan Cranston said in the press release announcing his upcoming memoir.
SCIENCE - QZ.com
By Olivia Goldhill – Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.
PSYCHOLOGY - Time.com
By Eric Barker – Achieving work-life balance can look impossible. And, frankly, it seems like it’s getting harder.
HEALTH - TheMindUnleashed.com
When you understand how neural pathways are created in the brain, you get a front row seat for truly comprehending how to let go of habits.
WEBSITE - FilmsForAction.org
Just imagine what could become possible if an entire city had seen just one of the documentaries above. Just imagine what would be possible if everyone in the country was aware of how unhealthy the mainstream media was for our future and started turning to independent sources in droves.
INTERESTING - Smithsonian.com
By Natasha Geiling – The Poison Garden at England’s Alnwick Garden is beautiful—and filled with plants that can kill you.
ART - DigitalSynopsis.com
Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski creates satirical paintings filled with thought-provoking messages about the world today.
HOME - Buzzfeed.com
By Peggy Wang – How did you even EXIST without a dual shower curtain rod all these years?
CONSPIRACY - UPROXX
In Theory – Get weird with this fan theory that blends Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory with Dante’s Inferno…
MUSIC - LimeWedge.net
Believe it or not, there are individuals in this world that don’t just take take life at the surface, but dig deeper in search of the truth. Donovan Strain is one of these, he’s discovered Ice Cube’s Official “Good Day.”
TRAVEL - Thrillist.com
By By Matt Meltzer – Because you love drinking, you love history, and, of course, you love the history of drinking, we’ve tracked down the oldest bar, tavern, or pub in each of the 50 states… and Washington, DC.
LITERATURE - Buzzfeed.com
By Erin La Rosa – And all you have to do is read them!
PHOTOGRAPHY - MyModernMet.com
By Jenny Zhang – Los Angeles-based photographer Andrew George’s series Right Before I Die is a powerful meditation on life and loss, featuring touching portraits of ordinary people living out their final moments in the face of impending death.
CRIME - The Daily Beast
By Jeff Maysh – On August 3, 2001, a McDonald’s film crew arrived in the bustling beach town of Westerly, Rhode Island. They carried their cameras and a giant cashier’s check to a row of townhouses, and knocked on the door of Michael Hoover.
MUSIC - Complex.com
By Julian Kimble – The concert experience is a thrilling one. From the time you purchase a ticket until very moment the act takes the stage, anticipation is high. Live shows go beyond the artist.
SCIENCE - ScientificAmerican.com
By Jeanna Bryner – A new analysis of implicit bias and explicit sexual orientation statements may help to explain the underpinnings of anti-gay bullying and hate crimes.
HUMOR - Smithsonian
By Danny Lewis – It’s a brightly colored revenge for restricting the world’s blackest black.
FOOD & DRINK - Redbook
BY Jessica Booth – You’ll definitely want to stop for a drink if you’re in town.
HISTORY - NPR
By Nina Martyris – President Trump recently described Frederick Douglass as “an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice.” The president’s muddled tense – it came out sounding as if the 19th-century abolitionist were alive…
CRIME - Best Life
By Alex Daniel – Breaking the law is something most of us strenuously avoid, but there are actually a slew of illegal things that even the most conscientious people do just about every single day—and usually get away with.
MUSIC - The Daily Beast
The Beatles’ ‘Yer Blues’: How John Lennon’s Trolling of Eric Clapton Birthed a Rock-and-Roll Classic
By Colin Fleming – On Aug. 13, 1968, the Beatles convened in a small annex room adjacent to Abbey Road’s studio two to take on a genre that was not their standard remit. They were, by these dog days of London summer…
PSYCHOLOGY - Huffington Post
By Carolyn Gregoire – Intuition is challenging to define, despite the huge role it plays in our everyday lives. Steve Jobs called it, for instance, “more powerful than intellect.” But however we put it into words, we all, well, intuitively know just what it is.
MOVIES - WeGotThisCovered.com
By Darren Ruecker – When you watch a lot of movies, every once in a while you’ll come across one that baffles you, and the range of reactions to this encounter are pretty fascinating. These types of movies aren’t simply the mindtrip types of movies like Inception or Memento that are labyrinthine in terms of their plot progression but are fairly clear by the end in what they’re about.
DINING - CBS News
By Kim Peterson – One Scotch whiskey distillery is advertising its product by telling everyone how awful it tastes.
HOME - Reader's Digest
By Daryl Chen (From the book Tree Houses) – Have your head in the clouds? These fantastical structures are just the place to visit.
SCIENCE - Motherboard.vice.com
By Becky Ferreira – Howler monkeys can be well-endowed in the voice box or the family jewels, but not both.
TELEVISION - The Washington Post
By Geoff Edgers – Chevy Chase is sitting on the porch, outside his home in wooded Westchester County. He takes a drag off a Marlboro and casually mentions that he ran into Donald Glover backstage at “Saturday Night Live.”
MOVIES - Buzzfeed.com
From Charlie Chaplin to Bette Davis, from Orson Welles to Akira Kurosawa, from Walt Disney to Quentin Tarantino, how many of these 200 classic films from the past 100 years have you seen?
PSYCHOLOGY - CNN
By Susan Chun – It is one of life’s biggest questions: Are we born knowing the difference between good and evil? Or are we taught our moral beliefs by parents and society?
DINING - ThoughtCatalog.com
By Madison Moore – Consensus? Basically that anyone who orders a Jager bomb is an idiot. But apparently, so are people who order Blowjobs!
MAPS - Ranker
BY Tucker DeSaulnier – In addition to helping navigate from sea to shining sea, maps can help convey just how magnificently multifarious this great nation really is.
PHOTOS - Mic.com
By Michael McCutcheon – Ahead of a series of major events later this year, The Foundation for Deep Ecology and the Population Media Center released a collection that illustrates the devastating effects of out-of-control growth and waste, and it’s breathtaking.
HEALTH - MyModernMet.com
By Kelly Richman-Abdou – Renowned for the rarity of its cartographic treasures, the David Rumsey Map Collection is a one-of-a-kind organization.
SCIENCE - Business Insider
A golden chamber buried under a mountain in Japan contains water so pure it can dissolve metal, and it’s helping scientists detect dying stars
By Isobel Asher Hamilton – Hidden 1,000 metres under Mount Ikeno in Japan is a place that looks like a supervillain’s dream. Super-Kamiokande (or “Super-K” as it’s sometimes referred to) is a neutrino detector. Neutrinos are sub-atomic particles which travel through space and pass through solid matter as though it were air.
TRAGEDY - Yahoo
BY Taryn Ryder – Jonah Hill shared a touching tribute honoring both Kobe Bryant and his late brother, Jordan Feldstein, days after the NBA legend’s death.
TRAVEL - TheMindUnleashed.com
Graham Hughes, a 33-year-old adventurer from Liverpool, England, has become the first person to visit all 201 countries in the world – WITHOUT using a plane.
PSYCHOLOGY - Time.com
By Eric Barker – In his book It’s Not All About “Me”: The Top Ten Techniques for Building Quick Rapport with Anyone he simply and clearly spells out methods for connecting with people.
PSYCHOLOGY - Huffington Post
By Emily Cohn – The next time you stroll down the cereal aisle at a grocery store, blindfold your child. Because the characters on kids cereal boxes are literally staring at your children.
MUSIC - Yahoo
BY Lyndsey Parker – Fifty years ago, on Dec. 6, 1969 — “rock ‘n’ roll’s all-time worst day… a day when everything went perfectly wrong,” according to Rolling Stone magazine — one of the greatest tragedies in music history occurred, at the Rolling Stones’ free festival at Northern California’s Altamont Speedway.
HOME - Buzzfeed.com