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14+ Hilarious Dog Shaming Photos

Dogs can be so naughty sometimes.<p>Combine mischievous behavior with their curiosity and playful natures and it means dog shaming photos are here to …

How to Apply Optical Illusions to Web UI Design

In the above visual aid, viewers perceive a straight line and a curved line — <i>not</i> a bent black line and a bent red line. This makes the power of continuation greater than that of colors, itself a powerful visual tool for showing similarity.<p>What this means is that users perceive items on a line or …

UI Design

Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

Art

How Facebook's Crazy New Headset Will Change Life As We Know It

"Imagine enjoying a courtside seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world or consulting with a doctor face-to-face — just by putting on goggles in your home. This is really a new communication platform."<p>I finally got to try the latest version, "Crescent Bay," …

Women at Work: A Guide for Men

Even the most well-intentioned male managers can be clueless when dealing with women in the workplace<p>We are flooded with career-advice books for women. There are women’s networking groups and leadership conferences galore. But they’re all geared toward women, consumed primarily by women and …

Women's News

Study Claims Biggest Idiots of the Past Decade Are ...

One hitched a shopping cart to the back of a train and was dragged to his death. Another opened his own letter bomb. British researchers say it’s no coincidence that both were men.<p>Read more here.

Great Britain

Mental Floss Shares a Series of Little Things That Changed World History in a Big Way

On a recent episode of the Mental Floss series <i>List Show</i>, host John Green shares a series of little things that changed world history in a big way. …

12 podcasts that will tell you a fantastic story

It's official — the popular podcast <i>Serial</i> has surpassed 5 million downloads, making it the fastest podcast of all time to reach this milestone.<p>This …

30 Mental Comebacks For When People Don't "Get" Your Outfit

Sure, eating and family togetherness are wonderful things. But, there's more to Thanksgiving than that. After all, what former high school misfit …

On Black Friday, Americans Confront the Walmart 1 Percent: Pay Employees a Living Wage

Walmart won't pay its employees enough to afford Thanksgiving dinner, so they're holding food drives for their employees. Seriously. It's been reported that an Oklahoma City Walmart set up bins for underpaid associates to donate canned goods to other underpaid associates.<p>Walmart workers have a …

Employment

The crazy-making in Christianity: Religion’s cycle of self-doubt and self-punishment

<b>Pat Robertson (AP/Gene J. Puskar)</b><p>Christians like to talk about the benefits of faith. But what if the exact opposite is true?<p>Marlene Winell • Valerie Tarico<p>November 27, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Christianity Is Not Great: How Faith Fails”<p><i>I am thirty years old and I am struggling to find</i> …

7 Of The World’s Most Difficult Conversations In Recent History

You think talking at the Thanksgiving table is hard? Imagine starting any of these discussions.<p>Some conversations are more difficult to have than others. Here’s a look back on seven tough moments of interpersonal communication from the past few decades.<p><b>1. Steve Jobs Gets Fired</b> (1985)<br>John Sculley, …

Tour de France

This Video Shows Why Losing A Hockey Game In Canada Is Completely Unforgivable

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11 Surprising Facts About Gillian Anderson

Ashes to ashes, dust to ... diamonds? Here are 10 ways to give cremains a life after death.<p>1. An hourglass<p>Time for some symbolism! Hourglass …

Books

​Signe​ Baumane Makes Amazing Animated Shorts About Sex, Women, Depression, and Suicide

I talked to her about all that stuff and also "Sex and the City."<p>​<p>​<p>"I think about sex every nine seconds and every 12 seconds I think about killing myself." That was ​Signe​ Baumane's response when I emailed asking for an interview, showing me that self-awareness comes when you least expect …

The Man Who Disobeyed His Boss And Opened The Berlin Wall

To many Germans, Harald Jaeger is the man who opened the Berlin Wall.<p>It's a legacy that still makes the former East German border officer uncomfortable 25 years after he defied his superiors' orders and let thousands of East Berliners pour across his checkpoint into the West.<p>"I didn't open the …

10 Recent Music Releases To Listen To That Aren't Taylor Swift

It's getting hard to escape Taylor Swift since the release of <i>1989</i> -- in addition to conquering radio, she's also taken over the entirety of New York City. But even though it seems like whole world is swept up in Swift-mania, the music world has been quietly pumping out some amazing, non-Taylor …

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014

Hell is other people … misquoting philosophers

Watch Harvard Students Fail the Literacy Test Louisiana Used to Suppress the Black Vote in 1964

This summer, we revisited a literacy test from the Jim Crow South. Given predominantly to African-Americans living in Louisiana in 1964, the test …

happiness

“It is well to fly towards the light, even where there may be some fluttering and bruising of wings against the windowpanes, is it not?”<p>“No-one knows what your life or life itself should be because it is in the process of being created. Life moves according to a growing consciousness of life and is …

How to Have a Great Relationship — 5 New Secrets From Research

What is love? (Sit down. This might take a minute.)<p>I’ve posted a lot about the science around love, including how to tell if your spouse is cheating …

I Spent a Night Patrolling with LightStep, Montreal's Real-Life Superhero

For the past two years, Montreal's streets have been patrolled by a short, slim, vegan, queer radical feminist crusader named LightStep.<p>​​<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Canada</i><p>​​For the past two years, Montreal's has had its very own superhero. Our superhero isn't part of the urban clan of …

'I Don't Like Mens No More' Ex-Gay Viral Star Gets Hilarious Remix

A 21-year-old Christian man has gone viral after a video clip of his ‘ex-gay’ church testimony was posted online.<p>The miracle took place at the Church …

Pivot Magazine

• Home<br>• News<br>• Pivot Magazine<p>Features | From Pivot Magazine<p>Michael Katchen had a big, simple idea. It’s an investing revolution that’s winning over …

So cute I could eat it: The science behind 'cute aggression'

Psychology last year recognised "cute aggression" as a thing; that strange, purely hypothetical, compulsion to nibble a baby, or, as a colleague said …

10 Hilariously Bad Pieces Of Retro Sex Ed Advice For Teens

Sex ed is pretty awkward, but sex ed of the past was apparently <i>even worse</i>.<p>Parents and teachers have always been generally lousy when it comes to talking about all matters of the heart, but when came to explaining the dreaded "birds and the bees" back in the day, things not only got super squirmy, …