Yehuda Pollack

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The Internet Slays Beyoncé's 2016 VMA Dress With Hilarious Memes

Hold up, the Internet said what about Beyoncé's dress?<p>OK, while we all can agree Bey looked flawless and fierce on the 2016 VMAs red carpet Sunday night, the Queen B also looked a bit...feathery. (Meanwhile, a camera-shy Blue Ivy looked downright regal and the Internet doesn't dare mess with her …

5 Unique Cocktails Every Mojito Lover Will Adore

We hardly need an excuse to kick back with a cocktail after a long day, but today is National Mojito Day, so there's an extra reason to order a …

Celebrate National Mojito Day With These Awesome Takes On The Classic Cocktail

The proliferation of sugar cane from the New World was a dark chapter of human history. Columbus originally brought sugar cane seeds back to the Canary Islands and eventually Spain in an attempt to grow the crop in Europe. It never really took off. By the time Sir Francis Drake was pillaging and …

Drink Like a Parisian on Bastille Day

As national holidays go, France’s Bastille Day has quite a history, involving a jail break, revolutionaries, a fight for independence and now copious …

France

The 100 Best Pop Punk Bands

<i>This feature initially ran in July 2016.</i><p><i>Rank and File finds us sorting through an exhaustive, comprehensive body of work or collection of pop-culture</i> …

5. PanicButton

This app is perfect for all you teenagers out there, or for anyone who has a tendency to trawl Facebook at work. ZenMate allows you to browse the web …

5 Recipes to Turn Your Cold Brew Into a Cocktail

Last summer, cold brew hit the scene in a major way. The highly concentrated chilled coffee had folks in a frenzy thanks to its extra dose of …

10 of the finest cocktails for National Tequila Day

It's National Tequila Day, and what better way to mark the occasion than with ten of the best tequila-based cocktails, from the classic to the creative? Actually, it’s more like eight, because I’ve thrown in a couple of mezcal drinks to spice things up a bit. The differences between them are …

How to Make Gin (and One Tasty Summer Cocktail)

<i>Sarah Lohman is a historic gastronomist. She recreates historic recipes as a way to make a personal connection with the past, as well as to inspire her contemporary cooking. You can follow her adventures on her blog, Four Pounds Flour.</i><p>Good news for lovers of refreshing summer drinks — gin is making …

A Friendly Chat About Suicide

I was once told that talking about suicide "makes people uncomfortable." Now, if you haven't felt suicidal, and talking about it makes you …

7 things I wish I had known about money before I graduated from college

Repaying my student loans, filing tax returns, and saving for retirement never even crossed my mind.<p>However, these are supposed to be the fundamentals of entering the "real world" — and I did not have the slightest clue about them.<p>My parents, who are immigrants, didn't teach me about them. I was …

Retirement Planning

Pope rebukes Bolivia's President Evo Morales for gift of crucifix mounted on hammer and sickle

Pope Francis makes clear he is not amused as Evo Morales, Bolivia's left-wing leader, presents gift that mixes the symbols of Christianity and communism<p>Pope Francis has rebuked his host Evo Morales, the Bolivian president, after the left-wing South American leader presented him with a crucifix …

Poorer than Greece: the EU countries that reject a new Athens bailout

In Latvia and Lithuania, pensioners and other poor people wonder why they are being asked to pay to bail out their far richer Greek counterparts<p>Half a continent away from Athens, Milda is unimpressed. Watching reports of the Greek predicament on the news, the Latvian pensioner has little sympathy …

The Troubling Question in the French Jewish Community: Is It Time to Leave?

Marie Brenner reports on an incendiary wave of anti-Semitism in France and speaks firsthand to one of the hostages from the siege on the Hyper Cacher kosher market. LIRE EN FRANÇAIS.<p>‘How can anyone be allowed to paint a swastika on the statue of Marianne, the goddess of French liberty, in the very …

Why I Support 'No Gays Allowed'

On Tuesday, a Tennessee retailer made headlines when he took the whole we-won't-bake-cakes-for-gay-weddings thing to the next level. In response to last week's Supreme Court marriage ruling, Jeff Amyx, owner of Amyx Hardware, taped a "No Gays Allowed" sign to his storefront window. Amyx, who is …

All 6 Star Wars Movies Playing at the Same Time Is Art, Man

This is how George Lucas' films were meant to be seen... maybe.<p>Today, the <i>Star Wars</i> films found a way into your local liberal arts college's experimental film class.<p>First, setup. In 1978, avant-garde director Stan Brakhage penned an essay retaliating against traditional "filmmaking." Too often, he …

League of the South and Neo-Nazis Join Forces in Kentucky

Members of the neo-Confederate League of the South (LOS) joined together with neo-Nazis and other white supremacists on May 30 for a “Feds Out of …

A demonstration of white privilege

Whose rights should matter more - those of armed hatemongers or those of a vulnerable community?<p>In the United States, mosques have become common gathering sites for two disparate groups - Muslim worshippers, and anti-Muslim hatemongers.<p>On May 29, the two converged in Phoenix, Arizona, in front of …

Islamophobia

The War in Africa the U.S. Military Won't Admit It's Fighting

"What the military will say to a reporter and what is said behind closed doors are two very different things -- especially when it comes to the U.S. military in Africa." So writes investigative reporter Nick Turse in his latest book, <i>Tomorrow's Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in …

A Surprise for Evolution in a Giant Tree of Life

Honeycreepers, small birds inhabiting the Hawaiian Islands, have a rich assortment of beak shapes. Some species have long, thin beaks suited to …

'We fought the British, now we want their support against Isil'

The shifting currents of the Middle East mean the West is forced to fight on the same side as its bitterest enemies<p>Thaffar Hashem is a battle-hardened warrior, who has fought jihadists under the cover of American and allied jets. His ambition is to visit Britain – and in particular Glasgow, a place …

Charles Krauthammer's false statement about the US Constitution

Charles Krauthammer's Washington Post column this morning, which calls on Congress to enact new legislation authorizing and regulating Obama's drone attacks, is actually worth reading. That's because it highlights the central fact about the Obama legacy when it comes to US militarism, war, and …

Steve Blank On Why Most Startups Fail, And It's Got Nothing To Do With Technology

When well-known entrepreneur Steve Blank took the stage at Qualcomm’s San Diego headquarters last week, it felt a little like a rock star was in the house. The audience was chock full of current and aspiring startup founders, many of them engineers (this was Qualcomm’s stage, after all….).<p>Blank is …

Will The Apple Watch Push The Boundaries Of Good Manners?

The Apple Watch is set sell millions in its first year on shelves. Already the new, quite possibly redundant, gadget has moved over 2 million in preorders alone, and analysts are betting on anywhere from 9 to 30 million sold in the first year.<p>That’s out of myriad different models ranging from just …

How Polyglots Learn Languages and Stay Sane: Gems of Wisdom from 10 of the Best

Ever wondered how polyglots do it?<p>Does your mouth water every time you read about Luca Lampariello, who speaks more languages than he has fingers, or …

Rich People Are Great at Spending Money to Make Their Kids Rich, Too

The poor spend relatively more on what will keep them alive, because they must, and the rich spend more on what will keep them rich, because they can.<p>Each year, the U.S. government tells Americans how much money the country spends on stuff, like houses, cars, and alcohol. Organizing this …

Income Inequality