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The Fake Kanye West "Kreezus" Album Is The Greatest Christmas Rap Album Of All Time

I’m not even going to try to come up with a witty opening line here. Somebody out there, some beautiful souls (apparently a comedy troupe named Local Business), have reimagined Kanye West’s 2013 <i>Yeezus</i> album in its entirety — only as a Christmas album, dubbed Kreezus.<p>It’s not just the fact that …

Amy Adams's Cut 'SNL' Parody of 'Love Actually' Is Hilarious

Another day, another awesome sketch that didn't make it to air.<p>The fact that Amy Adams was able to keep a straight face at <i>all</i> during <i>Saturday Night Live</i>'s <i>Love Actually</i> spoof this weekend is reason enough to give her that damn Oscar already.<p>The sketch, which was cut from the show for time, recreates …

Field Notes Has A Gift For Writing And Writers

I love it when a brand avoids the temptation to beat us over the head with product attributes, superiority claims, and buy-now offers. And instead simply proves to its audience that it respects them and what they do. A perfect example is this short holiday film from Field Notes, a company known for …

Why So Many Art Forgers Want to Get Caught

History shows there's glory and money to be had from ripping off the works of great artists.<p>If you were a criminal, enjoying the lucrative fruits of your illicit labors and wishing to continue them, in secret, for as long as possible, I would recommend against buying an enormous submarine, …

Mega-Obsessed: Our Favorite Things From 2014

Last-minute gift ideas, anyone?<p>The new and amazing stuff of the world is our bread and butter here at <i>Popular Science</i>. In each month's magazine and online, we bring together a list of all our favorite things hitting shelves, app stores, and big screens. Now, all the gadgets, games, movies, and other …

2015 Marketing Predictions Pop Culture Style

Ok I admit I am a little late to the party — the obligatory marketing predictions for the coming year party that is. Hey, I like to look at it as being fashionably late and trust me this may be the only time any derivation of the word “fashion” and yours truly is used in the same sentence.<p>In …

30 Inspiring Women Who Shaped Feminism

The women of the 20th and 21st century to celebrate in honor of International Women's Day.<p>In honor of International Women's Day, we're celebrating the women who've had huge impacts on the feminist movement. For all its misconceptions, feminism at its core is about fighting for women's equality. And …

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How Different Cultures Understand Time

In the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Mexico employ time in such diametrically opposing manners that it causes intense friction between the two peoples.<p>In Western Europe, the Swiss attitude to time bears little relation to that of neighboring Italy.<p>Thais do not evaluate the passing of …

The top 20 tracks of 2014

Atlantic-hopping Swedish singer Mapei snapped her way into our hearts and ears with her seven layer-dip vocals on single “Don’t Wait”. Following from her party-rapping on early tracks on 2009's <i>The Cocoa Butter Diaries</i>, she perfectly blends sweet soul with a slow burn seduction, like a pitch-shifted …

Turnaround Tommy: How Hilfiger's Once-Dead Brand Had Its Biggest Year Ever

In Manhattan’s cavernous Park Avenue Armory the thrum of the Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil” blared as Mick Jagger’s 22-year-old supermodel daughter, Georgia, sashayed down the catwalk. Vogue’s Anna Wintour was in the front row. So were the daughters of rock royalty like Keith Richards, …

Motorola keeps churning out funny Moto 360 video ads

After releasing in the past few days no less than four short TV commercials for the Moto 360 smartwatch, Motorola is back with two more video ads for …

The David Foster Wallace Reader by David Foster Wallace, review: 'a heady reminder'

David Foster Wallace was a virtuosic novelist whose untimely death turned him into an icon. Duncan White examines the life and myth of a hipster saint<p>Since he killed himself in September 2008, David Foster Wallace has been busy. With a posthumous production line to rival Tupac Shakur and Franz …

The definitive answer to why we must invest in pure science research

The answer to why we spend money in pure science research and space exploration is obvious to me, but I often see people whining about how we can …

Most Heavy Drinkers Aren't Actually Alcoholics

Photo: Courtesy ELLE<p>A government survey of 138,100 adults has found that nine out of 10 "heavy drinkers," are not, in fact, alcoholics. As first reported by <i>The New York Times</i>, while roughly 29 percent of the population can be classified as excessive drinkers, 90 percent of this pool does not fit …

How Dogs Understand What We Say

Scientists — and anyone who lives with a canine — know that dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices. They listen for whether our tone is friendly or mean, how the pitch goes up or down and even the rhythms in our speech.<p>But what about the meaning of the words we say?<p>Sure, a few …

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How to Find Niche Questions: Optimize Your Site for Q&A

Is keyword research part of your marketing routine? What about niche question research?<p>Niche questions may boost your content marketing on so many …

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