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Someone Made A 3D Game Engine In Microsoft Excel Using Nothing But Formulas

Why bother with Unity, Unreal or even Game Maker, when you can fire up Excel and whip up a game made up of formulas? Sure, you're spending sanity …

Aerosmith Warns Donald Trump Over ‘Dream On’ Use

<b>UPDATE:</b> Donald Trump tweeted on Wednesday that he will stop using Aerosmith’s “Dream On” at campaign rallies, laying into frontman Steven Tyler in …

Donald Trump

Artists React to Supreme Court Ruling Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

This morning, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees the right to same-sex marriage. The landmark achievement for the gay rights movement was celebrated nationwide and around the world, with many artists taking to social media to express their thoughts on the …

Same-sex Marriage

Behold, the 9.4 Million-Calorie Bathroom

You can buy an edible bathtub, bidet, toilet, and sink made of chocolate. We're not joking.<p>Now here's a bathroom Willy Wonka would approve of: It's made entirely of chocolate. UK-based companies Bathrooms.com and Choccywoccydoodah have teamed up to offer bathroom fixtures made entirely of …

The conservative parent trap: Why I love seeing Republicans have gay kids

Most Republican parents say they’d be upset if their kid was gay. That’s precisely why they need to have one<p>A majority of Republicans say they’d be just fine voting for a gay or lesbian candidate, according to a new poll from McClatchy and Marist College. They’re less comfortable, however, when the …

Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz lists Studio City house for sale

Bassist and lyricist Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy fame has put his house in Studio City up for sale at $1.239 million.<p>Situated among mature trees and stone pathways on a tiered lot, the home, built in 1948, reflects its relaxed location with soft interiors that include hardwood flooring, exposed …

Pete Wentz Talks Penis Piercing Regret And Manscaping Habit

TMI?<p><b>Pete Wentz</b> has a few regrets, and one of them was likely pretty painful—having his penis pierced.<p>The 34-year-old opened up about his pierced …

Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz talks about his new label DCD2

When Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz launched his label Decaydance back in 2005, it seemed like just another rock-star novelty project, but after …

Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy sells his home in Studio City

Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz has sold his home in Studio City for $1.23 million.<p>The 2,013-square-foot home, built in 1948, has been updated to include an open concept kitchen with bar seating, French doors that open to a deck space and a double-door walk-in closet. There are four bedrooms and …

Pete Wentz's Decaydance Label Is Back With a New Name and New Artists

It's called DCD2. We talked to Pete about building a more eclectic roster, musical wrong turns, and Fall Out Boy fan fiction.<p><i>Pete Wentz, photo by Pamela Littky</i><p>Shit just got real. Who’s been wondering where the fuck Fall Out Boy’s been? Do you find yourself reading and annotating passages of Fall …

Wooden Ship Unearthed at World Trade Center Site From Revolutionary-Era Philadelphia

The wood came from the same area as timber used to build Independence Hall.<p><b>From the ruins of the terror attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 sprouts an amazing link to Revolutionary War-era Philadelphia. And the key to this discovery lies with tree rings.</b><p>In 2010, excavators in New York's Lower …

19 Worst Things About Woodstock ’99

Woodstock ’99 was supposed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of “peace, love and happiness.” Instead, the Rome, New York festival earned the infamous …

'Game of Thrones' stars don't take death lightly

SAN DIEGO — HBO's <i>Game of Thrones</i> announced a bushel of new cast members during its panel Friday at Comic-Con, but the returning stars had plenty of opportunity to bask in fan adoration.<p>Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister, headlined a panel that …

'Game Of Thrones' Season 5 Casting Cuts Are Good Omens For HBO's Hit

<i>Spoilers for upcoming ‘Game of Thrones’ seasons follow.</i><p>Writing at Kotaku, Nathan Grayson worries that HBO is omitting a “very important” character from <i>Game of Thrones’</i> upcoming Season 5.<p>When HBO revealed the new cast members for the upcoming season at Comic-Con, a handful of characters were …

'Game of Thrones' Reveals New Season 5 Characters

<i>Game of Thrones</i> will be growing its cast for season five, making up for notable losses recently incurred. During a panel at Comic-Con on Friday, HBO …

TV Series

HBO announces new ‘Game of Thrones’ cast members for Season 5

<i>As with everything about “Game of Thrones,” consider yourself at risk of spoilers in any of the materials presented below.</i><p>Today at San Diego Comic-Con, one of the biggest – and most anticipated – panels was for the HBO smash hit “Game of Thrones.” One of the bigger announcements today was the …

Venezuela Begins Evicting Residents From Torre David, The World’s Tallest Squat

The thousands of residents of Venezuela’s infamous vertical slum are being moved to a new housing complex by city authorities.<p>The thousands of squatters in Torre David, a half-built 52-story skyscraper in Caracas, Venezuela, are being relocated. City authorities are moving a total of more than …

Venezuela

The Hidden Error in 'Biblical' Arguments Against Gay Marriage

In the early 2000s, I was working hard to keep lesbian and gay persons out of the ministry of my denomination, the Presbyterian Church (USA). I did this in part because I thought the biblical case against gay relationships was straightforward. The standard arguments cited eight fragmentary quotes …

The Most Jaw-Droppingly Beautiful Staircases

Tour 11 staircases, from spiral to minimalist, that truly take design to the next level<p>Tour 11 staircases, from spiral to minimalist, that truly take design to the next level

This Is What Your Commute Would Look Like On The World's Major Subways

Commuting is rough. Your current options may include losing 90 hours of your life to road traffic every year, or dealing with less-than-reliable subways that cause enough stress to decrease <i>anyone</i>'s lifespan by decades.<p>But it could be worse... and it could also be better. MUCH better. Here's what …

7 Amazing Sites You've Maybe Never Heard Before

Serving as the Event Director for over a decade of the annual world travel championship, the around the world travel adventure competition known as The Global Scavenger Hunt, I am regularly asked what my favorite spot in the world is?<p>I get the curiosity behind the question, but I loathe it …

10 National Parks to See Before You Die

Originally Published on on CNTraveler.com<p>Our national parks are overwhelming in every way -- in number, in size, in their capacity to inspire wonder. And the question remains: Which one will you see next? For the following introduction to, and celebration of, our nation's greatest natural …

World’s Oldest Penis Graffiti Found On Remote Greek Island

On the limestone cliffs of the remote Greek island of Astypalaia, Dr. Andreas Vlachopoulos, an archaeologist, made a fascinating discovery: dick carvings.<p>Graffiti has a longer history than you might expect; caricatures and advertisements and declarations of love have been scratched, painted, or …

Boston Is Setting Up 'Smart Benches' In Parks Across The City

Solar-powered benches, called Soofas, will pop up in Boston parks over the next week, the Boston Globe reports. In addition to offering you a place to sit, the benches will feature plugs to charge your smartphone, and will also wirelessly connect to the internet to provide location-based …

Fired Lesbian Police Chief Gets Her Job Back, Homophobic Mayor Thwarted By Town Council

WASHINGTON -- The town council of Latta, South Carolina, reinstated Crystal Moore as police chief on Friday, ending a dramatic two-month standoff with the town's mayor after he fired Moore for reasons many believe had to do with her being a lesbian.<p>WPDE reporter Liz Cooper live-tweeted the council …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

Bourbon–Sea Salt Caramels

Makes about 100 caramels<p>Sweetened condensed milk makes this salted caramel recipe extra-luscious.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups sugar<p>½ cup light corn syrup<p>1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>…