Shane Slaven

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The Most Overrated Things to do in Amsterdam

What can you avoid in the capital of the Netherlands? These experiences are probably ones you’d never miss.<p>This Dutch city may conjure images of …

A $60K First-Class Flight For $300 And More Insider Advice From A Travel Expert

Unlimited Dom Perignon, a shower at 40,000 feet in the air and gourmet caviar: travel blogger Sam Huang knows how to fly in style.<p>Huang, who first heard about travel hacking a few years ago, made headlines earlier this month thanks to his first-class, around-the-world trip.<p>Using 200,000 Alaskan …

Credit Cards

Make an Enormous Salami and Provolone Hot Pocket in 20 Minutes

Everyone knows there is a direct correlation between food and popularity in college.<p>This stuffed bread is a game day staple created by my mother while she was in college in Albany, New York. Her dorm room was the go-to on game day because of this wonderful bread creation. To this day, 25 years …

What ‘Back to the Future II’ got right about tech in 2015

On Oct. 21, a teenager from Hill Valley, CA, will arrive in our time in a flying car, to save his family. He will use our hoverboards and our portable garbage-powered nuclear reactors, and will be there to witness the Cubs wining the World Series over Miami. OK—maybe <i>Back to the Future Part II</i> is …

Robots

What’s a safe distance between us and a supernova?

And how many potentially exploding stars are located within the unsafe distance?<p>A supernova is a star explosion – destructive on a scale almost …

Universe

'Super Saturn' Exoplanet Has Massive Rings

Houston, we have a ringer<p>The rings of Saturn are one of our most instantly recognizable images of outer space, but those beautiful rings of rock and dust now have some competition. In a paper that was recently accepted for publication in <i>Astrophysical Journal</i>, scientists from Leiden Observatory in …

Astronomy

Cary Elwes on The Princess Bride: ‘I know what my epitaph will be’

Since its release in 1987, The Princess Bride has built a devoted following – nowhere more so than in the Freeman household. Hadley Freeman takes her family along to meet its dashing star Cary Elwes<p>Back in 1987, my mother took my little sister Nell and me to see a new movie she’d read something …

Robin Hood

Best beers of the summer reviewed, and the perfect weather to drink them in

Wine – well that’s for winter. In summer thoughts turn to beer.<p>The hotter it gets, the stronger the urge to crack open a cold beer. Think about how great a beer tastes on a hot day, when you’ve emerged from an afternoon swim in the ocean. There’s something about the saltwater on your lips, the hot …

Alcohol

Back with a bong: why we need stoner movies more than ever

What is it that we love about cinema’s stoners? As Inherent Vice hits our screens, we look at how toking antiheroes like The Big Lebowski’s Dude freed the weed from the dopey comedies of Cheech and Chong<p>The shot of the year comes early for UK audiences in 2015 – a tableau in Inherent Vice. Owen …

A Few Cocktails Every Man Should Know How To Make

December 22, 2014 | No Comments » | Topics: main<p><i>Sponsored Post</i><p>Tired of ordering rum and coke at the bar like some unpolished boor? Want to impress …

The Wolverine Diet - Vox

I gorged on bacon without gaining weight (but maybe hurt my kidneys)<p>For an entire week I splurged on cookies, ice cream, and bacon. My weight, of course, normally balloons on such a diet. But I did not put on a pound during this delicious week. These two simple strategies made all the difference: …

Ethan Hawke: ‘Mining your life is the only way to stumble on anything real'

The star of Boyhood and Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy reflects on his past work, life experience and blurring the lines between reality and fiction<p>Ethan Hawke cannot get Boyhood out of his system. He will not let it go. Richard Linklater’s sublime meditation on growing up, starring Hawke and …

18 Photos of People Awestruck by the Beauty of Nature

Nature has a way of making our problems feel small and insignificant, an incredible view can change our whole perspective on life. While in Moab, Utah for a March photo shoot adventure, photographer Jerry Patterson captured a shot of the Milky Way through the arches of beautiful sandstone …

Photography

Why Do Gin Haters Hate Gin?

And why do haters of other spirits hate those other spirits?<p>In bars, at parties, in juniper groves and wherever else the subject might arise, sooner or later someone avows, "I hate gin." Others chime in, then someone brays: "Yes! Everyone hates gin!"<p>At which point you might be like, "What? No! …

Brewery Ommegang Announces Its Latest ‘Game Of Thrones’ Beer: Three-Eyed Raven Dark Saison Ale

Because my body is a fat temple, I don’t drink the sin juice known as liquor unless it comes with a little paper umbrella (every man’s gotta have a code), but if I did fetishize beer like many of you do, I’d surely take an interest in Brewery Ommegang’s growing line of official <i>Game of Thrones</i> craft …

The FBI’s Quiet Plan to Expand Its Hacking Powers

Gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials are try­ing to ex­pand their au­thor­ity to hack in­to and loc­ate com­puters by chan­ging an ar­cane fed­er­al rule …

Surveillance

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

Columbia University

Most Expressive Pumpkin Faces Ever!

Just when we thought our pumpkin carvings were creative, we ran across these! We've seen Ray Villafane's expert hand at sand sculpting, but his original expertise lies in pumpkin carving. With Halloween creeping up on us, the New York native's pumpkin sculptures are in season. Each wrinkly, orange …

Sculpture

Think You Hate Negronis? Think Again

<i>By Matt Duckor</i><p>By now, you've heard of the negroni. Note that I didn't say "probably". By now, every last cocktail drinker on Earth has crossed paths with the classic cocktail, famously made with equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. I've evangelized on behalf of the cocktail countless …

This Is Possibly The Easiest Pasta Recipe In The World

Pasta is generally considered one of the easier meals to cook. Boil water, cook pasta, make a sauce and voila: dinner. Stress free and satisfying.<p>What if we told you we had an <i>even easier</i> pasta recipe than your easiest of recipes? Because we do. We have found what is possibly the easiest pasta …

A Life Told with ID Photos - Photographs and text byAli Mobasser | LensCulture

<b>Artist's Statement</b><p>'Box 3' is Afsaneh Mobasser's journey told through official documents and Identifications.<p>Information on Afsaneh Mobasser:<p>Afsaneh was born on the 28th of March 1957 in Tehran, Iran. She grew up with her parents and her older brother Afshin (my father). Her father was an army …

Photography

There's Quinine In Your Tonic, But What The Heck Is It, Anyway?

We've ingested many hard-to-pronounce ingredients in our lives, and quinine is definitely one of them. Pronounced kwahy-nahyn, this bitter alkaloid isn't one of those suspicious, scary ingredients lurking in your favorite gummy candies -- actually, we have quinine to thank for our favorite …

Surviving the Great American Beer Fest: Hoppy IPAs to Candy-Bar Beers

From hoppy IPAs to candy-bar nut beers, Joshua M. Bernstein survives Denver's Great American Beer Fest…barely<p><i>This is Foaming at the Mouth, Joshua M. Bernstein’s hopped-up adventures in the ever-expanding universe of beer. And yes, he would like another round, please.</i><p>“Don’t you ever get sick of …

Beer Festivals

Tinga Chicken

<i>There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.</i><p><i>Today: Let yourself be seduced by this spicy, slow-cooked chicken dinner.</i><p>When we think of chicken dinners, we think of weeknights -- of efficiency and practicality, of boneless, skinless breasts. …

Cooking

Top 25 Marvel Villains Video Breakdown

Top 10 Outdoor Music Venues

Listen, watch, and marvel at open-air stages as great as the performances on them.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Four Seasons of Travel</i><p><b>Great Stage Park, Manchester, Tennessee</b> <br>www.bonnaroo.com <br>If you’re after a really good time, then it’s off to Bonnaroo, a music festival that takes over the …

Festivals

Weird Al's Parody of Lorde's 'Royals' May Just Be One Giant, Hilarious Conspiracy

Parody king Weird Al Yankovic is in the midst of an internet takeover.<p>Over the course of 8 days, Weird Al is releasing one parody every 24 hours, tackling the biggest hits of the year -- and slowly reminding us how good he really is. In the third day of his video spree, Al took on Lorde's "Royals" …

Check Out This Obscure, Somewhat Embarrassing 1996 Short Film Starring Key From ‘Key And Peele’

This 1996 short film, ‘Billy Yellowcorn’ only has 26 views as of this writing, which is a crime, as it represents some rare, early work by ‘Key and Peele’ star Keegan Michael Key (shot when he would’ve been 25, according to Wikipedia). It’s basically a one-act, one-location story about Key (Billy …

Gary Oldman's 10 Most Transformative Roles

Recently, Gary Oldman has been making headlines for the wrong reasons, but his talent and passion are undeniable.<p>Oldman is one of very few actors that can truly transform himself into a role, camouflaging himself so completely that you won't even recognize the British actor. With his voice and …