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The ways people described computers in the 1990s are hilarious

In the 1990s, the internet was a hard-to-explain concept to people. Even though it’s commonplace now, the idea of electronic mail and being able to surf endless amounts of information without using an encyclopedia was quite foreign.<p>Many books, videos and images were created to help explain the …

21 Ways to Burn Fat Faster and Lose Weight

From the editors of Redbookmag.com, medically proven moves that'll burn fat—and help you drop some pounds.<p><b>1) Stock up on green tea</b> Green tea isn't known only for its cancer-fighting benefits: It may help boost your metabolism, too. People who took green-tea extract three times a day saw their …

This Skyrim vs. Fallout video is impressive, funny, and ultra-violent

Two video game heroes enter the ring. One survives<p>"Fallout vs Skyrim" is a YouTube video that imagines the protagonists of the two role-playing games in a battle to the death. Thought it's just a three-minute long fight scene, the vignette stands above so many video game parody videos thanks to …

The Elder Scrolls

How to Get a V Cut

You've seen them at the gym and on countless vanity Tumblr pages - impossibly buff lower abs that make a raised "V" shape above the pelvis. Do these …

Self-improvement

7 Of The Best Ab Exercises You're Probably Not Doing

Nobody loves ab exercises -- but chances are you're probably doing them anyway.<p>Many of us are plagued by a little extra around the middle, and while ab exercises can't single-handedly undercover six-pack abs (they're in there, somewhere), core workouts <i>can</i> improve your posture and balance, ward off …

The World’s Top False-Memory Expert Explains Why Everything You Know Might Be Wrong

Ted Bundy, O.J. Simpson, Timothy McVeigh, Michael Jackson, Rodney King, Martha Stewart, and Oliver North—Dr. Elizabeth Loftus has testified on behalf of them all.<p><i>Dr. Elizabeth Loftus. Photo by the author</i><p>Ted Bundy, O. J. Simpson, Timothy McVeigh, Michael Jackson, Rodney King, Martha Stewart, and …

Psychology

PS4 Problems Persist as Rest Mode Crashes Some Systems

Sony's troubles with the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Network have worsened further as users begin to report of console crashes and glitches following the "Masamune 2.0" system update.<p>One of the most widely reported issues in the aftermath of the 2.0 update is a bug which prevents the console …

PAX 2014: Mortal Kombat X’s Gross Fatalities Will Make You Squirm

Get ready for new moves, new fighting styles, and more gore than ever before.<p>I don’t consider myself the squeamish type, yet I couldn’t help but …

The spooky sounds of space

Since the 1950s, probes sent into space have been sending back data that reveal eerie sounds from the vastness of the galaxy.<p>There is no sound in space. Sound is produced by the vibration of molecules; any time something moves, it causes a corresponding vibration in its medium -- whether water or …

Black Holes

How to Undo the Damage of Sitting - 7 Simple Exercises | The Art of Manliness

If you’re like most men living and working in a techno-service economy, you probably spend a good deal of your day sitting down. You go from the …

The Last of Us has an epilogue, and here it is (correction)

<i>The Last of Us</i> developer Naughty Dog created one final closing scene for the game, and during <i>The Last of Us: One Night Live</i>, yesterday's one-off live performance based on the game's story, the studio presented the epilogue for those in attendance.<p>(<b>Warning:</b> Spoilers for <i>The Last of Us</i> follow.)<p>NeoGAF …

Here’s The Craziest, Most Thorough Nicolas Cage Prank Ever Pulled

Australian brothers Matt and Tim have been engaged in a prank war for some time now, but Matt inadvertently escalated the conflict when he dissed Nicolas Cage earlier this year, calling the cinematic treasure “a big d-bag.”<p>Immediately, Tim began covertly compiling the craziest photos and …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

How to Drink Whiskey | The Art of Manliness

While whiskey was first billed as a medicinal substance — aquavitae or “water of vitality” — it soon gained popularity and became one of the most …

11 Alternatives to the Traditional 4-Year College | The Art of Manliness

So far in this series on whether or not college is truly for everyone, we’ve covered both the history of higher ed, and the pros and cons of …

Relax With 40 Perfectly Looped Ambient Gifs

15 Signs Your Cat Is Leaving You

Hey, Human, it's been nice, and you're great, but...

Big Bang Discovery Opens Doors to the "Multiverse"

Gravitational waves detected in the aftermath of the Big Bang suggest one universe just might not be enough.<p>Bored with your old dimensions—up and down, right and left, and back and forth? So tiresome. Take heart, folks. The latest news from Big Bang cosmologists offers us some relief from our …

10 Mind-Bending Implications of the Many Worlds Theory

In quantum physics—the scientific study of the nature of physical reality—there is plenty of room for interpretation within the realm of what is …

Bodyweight Workout For Your Morning Routine | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse.</i><p>Have you ever intended to work out in the afternoon or evening but didn’t get a chance to and …

This Centuries-Old Musical Instrument Sounds Exactly Like Super Mario

Listen to this young girl playing her sheng, a Chinese instrument invented thousands of years ago. The woodwind may be ancient, but the sound is pure …

Lawsuit Alleges NASA Is Failing To Investigate Alien Life

Read the suit in all its glory here.<p>You may recall, NASA recently announced that a strange rock had somehow "appeared" in front of its Mars Opportunity rover. The explanations for the mystery rock were straight-forward: maybe some kind of nearby impact sent a rock toward the rover, or, more likely, …

Paranormal

Testing Out of College: How to "Moneyball" Your College Degree | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jay Cross</i><i>.</i><p>I don’t know about you, but I’m fed up with the ancient “college savings tips” so-called experts …

Microsoft Offers To Pay YouTubers To Positively Promote Xbox One

When your console is getting trashed by anyone who doesn't watch TV on their TV, when you have no idea how to win over the silent Japanese audience …

The TSA Is No Match For This Mad Scientist And His Gun Made With Junk From Airport Stores

Evan Booth hacks together working weapons–like a shotgun, a grenade, and a crossbow–with purchases anyone can make after they go through security, to show that the TSA is more spectacle than real protection. And the FBI is taking notice.<p>Things you can’t bring on a plane: Scissors, gel candles, …