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Terrifying Things Heard on the Philadelphia Police Scanner After the Eagles Won the Super Bowl

<b>10:20 p.m.</b> “Thousands going south on Broad Street from Spring Garden.”<b>10:36 p.m.</b> “We need somebody at Broad and Walnut, southwest corner. People on …

iOS

MAPPED: Where the working class can't afford to live

The national conversation in the U.S. is focused squarely on improving the lives of people in the working class. The debate revolves around exactly how to do that.<p>Politicians and pundits have all sorts of ideas, from efforts to save jobs, create tax cuts, subsidize housing, and provide universal …

Working-class

Frozen Popsicles Made From 100 Different Polluted Water Sources

Three design students in Taiwan teamed up for the <i>Polluted Water Popsicles</i> project, which contrasts art aesthetics with environmental activism. The group went to 100 different polluted water sources in Taiwan, collecting samples that they then froze into popsicles.<p>These popsicles were then turned …

Banksy’s “Bomb Hugger” Graffiti Is Getting Its Own Exclusive Figure

Shortly after Banksy had his infamous “Monkey Sign” design immortalized in the form of a Medicom figure, STUDIO PERFECT has released a new figure …

Okuda in Youssofia, Morocco

It was a good year for Spanish artist <b>Okuda San Miguel</b>, who spent his days painting his vivid murals all over the world. Here, we see his mural on an …

Streetwear

Prepare Your Entire Breakfast—Coffee Included—With One Efficient Appliance

The hardest part of cooking a well-rounded breakfast is getting the timing right (after all, no one wants cold eggs or floppy bacon). Fortunately, …

Shopping

10 Vegetarian Food Hacks that will Change the Way you Eat

Looking to take your cooking game to the next level? Look no further than the following vegetarian food hacks that will keep your food delicious and …

Vegan

​the womanhood project is the new photography platform urging women of the world to unite

We meet the magic minds behind the exciting new feminist platform.<p>They say the best things come in pairs, which couldn't be truer for creative collaborators Sara Hini and Cassandra Cacheiro. Born in Algeria, but moved to Montreal at a young age, Sara always felt like the odd one out. With her …

Feminism

Priebus: Green card holders will be allowed into US, case-by-case

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's administration says green card holders -- including those detained at airports across the United States in the wake of Trump's ban on travel from seven nations -- will be allowed into the country.<p>Reince Priebus, Trump's chief of staff, said on NBC's "Meet …

Immigration

The Art of Stone Painting: Book Review

If you read my prior post on rock painting, you come to find out this is a little bit of an obsession of mine. The passion isn’t just about painting …

Illustrator Draws Queer People of Color Doing Everyday Things

“I have a responsibility in the images I am putting out into the world,” artist Mohammed Fayaz explains to The Creators Project.<p>Two Muslim men sit intertwined, kissing, in <i>Bhai Log</i>, by illustrator Mohammed Fayaz. It’s a scene Fayaz created to highlight the normalcy of the lives of queer people of …

LGBTQ

You Won't Miss Pasta With This Creamy Tomato Basil Zucchini "Linguini"

It's a low-carb dinner from your dreams!<p>View this post on Facebook<p><b>For the zucchini "linguini":</b><p>2 zucchinis, peeled<p>1 teaspoon salt<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>1 chicken breast, diced<p>1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved<p>½ teaspoon salt<p>½ teaspoon pepper<p>½ teaspoon garlic powder<p>1 teaspoon dried basil<p><b>For the creamy</b> …

Met 1 stranger every day in 2016… here’s what happened

Me: “So I have a New Year’s resolution for 2016.”<p>My wife: “What is it?”<p>Me: “To meet someone new every day this year.”<p>My wife: “That’s a lot. Why …

The big, broad, beautiful American left: how marching in DC gave me hope

Protests against Donald Trump have revealed a willingness to have difficult conversations but still unite against a common enemy<p>There is an American left, and it has shown in the past few days that it is ready to werq.<p>It has been easy to forget this in recent years. The left has been under assault …

Black Lives Matter

Watch Stevie Wonder Join Man Singing 'Superstition' in Hotel Lobby

Iconic singer whispered lyrics for second verse to Grayson Erhard before he sang them<p>A young singer named Grayson Erhard had a pleasant, albeit …

Stevie Wonder

Weird and Wonderful Digital Art from a Millennial POV

Artist Francesco Vullo intelligently lampoons popular trends with his digital compositions.<p>In a misty abyss depicted in <i>Wanderer above the Sea of Fog</i>, allights an alluring symbol of modern civilization: McDonald’s golden arches. Italian artist Francesco Vullo intelligently lampoons popular trends …

Digital Art

'There's No Perfect BJ Technique' and More Realistic Sex Advice

We spoke to the authors of a new book that aims to provide the kind of practical sex advice you'd never find in 'Cosmo.'<p><i>Top photo via Flickr user Michelle</i><p>Overconsumption of terrible sex advice has a tendency to make you feel like a well-trained circus animal, flipping nervously from position to …

Self-help

The Women’s March didn’t resolve all feminist debates. It didn’t need to.

They drew inspiration from Princess Leia, “Hamilton,” and Leslie Knope, and Beyoncé’s “Sorry,” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and the late Fred Rogers. They walked down to the Mall carrying signs that said “Three Doors Down Hasn’t Had a Hit in Ten Years,” “We Are The Granddaughters Of The Witches …

Feminism

Recipe: How to Make Shanghai-Style Soup Dumplings

A few years ago, I was living in LA and taking regular trips to the San Gabriel Valley, home to hundreds of restaurants serving regional Chinese food (among other cuisines). With friends in tow, I’d drive into the parking lot of whatever dumpling house living legend/noted food writer Jonathan Gold …

Food & Dining

‘House of Cards’ gets a new, dark teaser on Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day

In a bit of clever marketing that certainly can’t be coincidental, Netflix has released an ominous teaser for the fifth season of <i>House of Cards</i> on …

Donald Trump

‘House Of Cards’ Has A Season 5 Premiere Date And A Very Timely Teaser Trailer

It’s been almost a year since Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) tortured <i>House of Cards</i> viewers with his atrocious peanut butter and jelly sandwich-making skills. However, with the inauguration of President Donald Trump (and Speaker Paul Ryan’s apparent love for the Netflix show), perhaps now is the …

Kevin Spacey

Make a Wall Mounted Desk With a Secret Compartment Underneath

A desk is a great place to work, but it’s also a great place to hide stuff. Over on YouTube, DIY Creators put together a desk that mounts to a wall, …

The Fetish Community Is Ready to Whip President Trump

We had six voices from the leather and fetish community pose before our nation's greatest monuments and tell us their hopes and fears for Trump's America.<p>It's no secret that a number of marginalized groups have much to fear about the incoming Trump administration, and the leather, fetish, and BDSM …

Democratic Party

The original iPhone changed phones as we knew them, but iPhone 4S was a game-changer, too

Remember compact digital cameras?<p>Last week the tech internet lit up with a collective nostalgia around the 10-year anniversary of the launch of Apple’s iPhone. The iPhone dramatically changed a lot of things, least of all the way we use phones. It changed the way we use apps and maps and cameras …

LSD, Mushrooms, Hallucinogens Making a Comeback in Teeny-Tiny (Illegal and Dubious) Microdoses

"LSD is similar to cutting out dairy or meat, how can I experiment on myself while becoming a healthier person," says an A-list-serving private art …

7 Ways To Eat Healthier This Week

All doable, all delicious.

How I Use Evernote to Keep My Entire Life Organized

Evernote is life-changing. I've been a happy user for years now (this isn't an ad, just the ramblings of an enthusiastic evangelist) and I seriously …

Productivity

These paper-airplane drones may one day save your life

DARPA is funding autonomous cardboard airplanes that can carry medical supplies.<p>Drones make a lot of sense when delivering things in an emergency to areas with unreliable road conditions, especially to places where people can’t go — like regions that are under quarantine and in need of medical …

DARPA

Recipe: Vegetarian Kale and Cannellini Bean Stew

Vegetarian Kale and Cannellini Bean Stew<p>Serves 8<p><i>For the Parmesan-garlic broth:</i> <br>2 tablespoons olive oil <br>1 large onion, chopped <br>2 large heads garlic, …