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The secret history of the Soviet X-ray vinyl black market

“People tend to tell this story as one of Russian hipsters breaking the system by pirating Western music. Well, that's just not accurate at all.”<p>Stephen Coates is explaining the remarkable story behind his X-Ray Audio Project. Coates, a musician who’s been performing in Russia for ten years with …

X-rays

The Matsu Islands Have The Most Magical Water We've Ever Seen

Simply spectacular. ✨<p>This place may look like the imaginary land of your dreams, but trust us: It’s real.<p>Welcome to the magical blue waters of Matsu, an island chain off the coast of Taiwan. Every summer, Matsu’s shore glitters with a display of glowing algae known as “Blue Tears.” Travelers come …

Puerto Rico

These TED Radio Hour Talks Will Change Your Life

Were you aware that beauty is essential to human survival? Or that our brains are hardwired to be optimistic? How about that fortune cookies don't …

The Unreal Engine, Used To Create Better Dick Physics

We’ve seen video games nail cloth physics, hair physics, and even water physics. Penis physics, though? That’s mostly a new frontier.<p>Massive NSFW …

How To Invest In Yourself.

BY <b>JON</b> <b>WESTENBERG</b><p><i>My framework for getting places, accomplishing things and living in a way that makes me happy.</i><p>This isn’t a bullshit, head in the …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Startups

The 25 best horror movies since 2000

Ask horror-movie buffs to name their favorite decade for the genre, and you’ll likely receive a variety of answers. The ’30s had several of …

Horror

25 New Artists You Need to Listen to Right Now

1<p>Alessia Cara is only 19 years old, but she possesses a mature, refined sound that suggests she's already explored the world and knows the ups and …

Why Can't We Drop the Mic? 5 Black Stars Who Have No Business Making Rap Music, But Are Doing It Anyway

<i>This post was originally published on Thsppl.com</i>.<p>My girlfriend asked me when one of my friends was going to stop rapping. Just like the homie Sway -- I did not have the answers. This line of questioning, however, opened up an entire new collection of thought.<p>Why are so many of us trying to rap?<p>How …

These digital nomads are going to sail the world while they work

Imagine facing another day of work on your computer, full of Skype meetings, email threads and spreadsheets. But instead of rolling out of bed and …

Digital Nomads

21 Watermelon Sculptures That Are Too Skillfully Crafted to Eat

Artists across the globe have utilized watermelons as an unexpected canvas for their imaginative creations. For centuries, fruit carving has been a respected art in Thailand and was used solely for decorating royal tables. Now, this uncommon skill has been adopted by others who see watermelons as …

Sculpture

‘Space Jam’ Forever: The Website That Wouldn’t Die

In November 1996, executives at Warner Bros. were making final preparations to release one of the most ambitious films in the studio’s 73-year …

The Best Shows On Netflix You’ve Never Heard Of

Netflix original programming has grown from one series in 2012 to 36-plus series in the years to come, which means that Netflix is as full-fledged a network as FX or AMC (in fact, they’ll provide even more programming by 2016). As they ramp up their original programming, expect to see fewer series …

The 99 Greatest Dance Albums of All Time

From the well-known to the unexpected, these 99 LPs span five decades and countless BPMs in the name of dancefloor greatness.<p>In the world of dance music, the single is the thing. Still, not everyone is a DJ and sometimes a playlist just won't do. Even in a time when the record industry is satiating …

The best whisky cocktail recipes

When one thinks of a whisky cocktail, odds are one thinks of a drink made with rye or bourbon. But the whiskies of the British Isles work just as brilliantly.<p>While I’d usually use a blended spirit, many barsmiths will mix with single malts, and they are very specific about their choices. Most of …

35 Hidden Podcasts You Really Should Be Listening To

Because the second series of Serial still hasn't bloody arrived yet.<p>1. <i>Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids</i> (suggested by teaganfe)<p>The title sums it up. As teaganfe says: "'Grown ups' read short fiction, diary entries, letters, and more that they wrote as young children or teens <b>to a live …

43 free career-advancing courses you can take (and actually finish) this summer

Yes, summer is the perfect time to relax and recharge. But, it's also the perfect time to pick up a few new skills. Put that relaxed brain (and work …

Ten Jazz Albums to Hear Before You Die

Because there are multiple decades of jazz, it’s almost impossible to pick the top ten albums of all time; the hip cats with their canes and cool …

News, Weather, Entertainment, Finance & Lifestyle

President’s rants reportedly 'exhaust' Melania Trump<p>The first lady appears to find President Trump's Twitter tirades frustrating as her political views differ on a number of topics, according to the Times.<p>'Thoughts' she's not afraid to share 1/72<p>John Brennan says President Trump is 'drunk on …

AOL

Three ex-policemen smoke weed for the first time. That is all.

<b>These three moustachiod gentlemen really like a smoke.</b><p>Yep, they’re totally badass with their bong, lighter and huge wide smiles.<p><b>Check them</b> …

21 tips, tricks and shortcuts to help you stay anonymous online

Internet,Internet safety,Privacy & the media,Email,Social networking,Encryption,Search engines,Tips and tricks,Computing,Technology,Cookies and web tracking<p>Avoiding being tracked online is nearly impossible, but here are a few ways to reduce the risk

Privacy

The Backed Pack: An at-home brewery, a vintage gaming system & a wireless phone charger

<i>Each week, our friends at Backerjack bring us updates on some of the most successful gadget crowdfunding campaigns.</i><p>Brewie<p>Brewie makes it possible to brew one’s own beer at home. This large metal box comes with yeast, hops, malt and different recipes. To use, place the Brew Pad in the box and scan …

How To Use A Map And Compass

This article will save your life. A basic paper map is the simplest, most reliable and most effective way to find your location and navigate …

Joey Bada$$ teams with The Roots to perform “Like Me” on Fallon — watch

It was just over two years ago that upstart NYC rapper Joey Bada$$ made his TV debut on <i>Late Night with Jimmy Fallon</i>. With his debut LP <i>B4.Da.$$</i> …

Bands

Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio Star in Martin Scorsese-Directed Short Film

Honestly, I’m really looking forward to this upcoming short film directed by Martin Scorsese. Starring both Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio, the …

Grab Your Drugs: Caribou's Dan Snaith Just Made a 1,000 Song Playlist

It gets good around the 300 song mark.<p>Dan Snaith from Caribou had a pretty good 2014. He released the critically-acclaimed <i>Our Love,</i> an electronic instrumental album that applied Snaith's meticulous love for mathematical constructs and pattens to music, allowing him to finally make use of that pesky …

A New Hope: Black EL Embraces Change with His Space Wave Hip-Hop

Meet the Boston trio behind the hopeful, unpredictable mixtape 'L_ST.'<p><i>Black EL / photo by Eastman Garcia, courtesy of Black EL</i><p>“What are you lost in?” Black EL muses to himself, naming the song titles from his latest project, <i>L_ST</i>, and explaining what he felt with each track. “‘Innertubes’: I’m lost …

Rap & Hip-Hop

7 Unconventional Answers to Life's most Pressing Problems

<b>Do you ever watch personal development videos on You Tube?</b><p>I do. I used to watch them all the time and one day, about a year and a half ago, two …

Joey Badass & BJ The Chicago Kid Perform “Like Me” on ‘Fallon’

With his <i>B4.DA.$$</i> debut album arriving on January 20, Joey Bada$$ appeared on <i>The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon</i>. Backed by The Roots and special …

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