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How Harry Truman Ran a Bourbon-Soaked White House

Truman’s fondness for bourbon not only broadened his appeal, but also helped him defeat his much-heralded opponent, Republican Thomas Dewey.<p>Now that …

Alex Girle, Welfare Mom-Of-Five, Won’t Work Because ‘It Doesn’t Make Sense’

Alex Girle, a welfare mom of five in Australia, doesn’t mince words about her situation.<p>She would like to work, she says, but it “doesn’t make sense” …

Parenting

Now Vaginas Have Their Own Beauty Contest

A $5,000 grand prize awaits the winner. But is this competition creepy and misogynist, or an opportunity to celebrate the vagina in all its varied …

17 Facts About Time That Will Hurt Your Brain

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."<p><b>1.</b> Time passes faster for your face than for your feet (assuming you're standing up). Einstein's theory of relativity dictates that the closer you are to the centre of the Earth, the slower time goes – and this has been measured. At the top of Mount …

'The Witcher 3' Kept Its Budget Low Because It Was Self-Published

Not long after <i>The Witcher 3</i> was released, various sources came out with details as per the game’s surprisingly low budget for a big open world game. The studio claimed this was down to their efficiency and passion and while that it is true, those were facilitated by the fact the game was …

The Witcher

Brothers Accused Of Dine-And-Dash Spree Through Cleveland’s Finest Restaurants

There are your amateur dine-and-dashers, and then there are the brothers in Cleveland who are accused of a dine-and-dashing spree through a …

The pros and cons of being a night owl instead of a morning person

While some research has found that early birds tend to have more positive social traits, such as optimism, night owls may have their own distinct advantages as well.<p>People who say they're night owls, for instance, tend to be more creative compared with those who say they're morning people.<p>The folks …

Sleep

Dazzling Macro Photographs Reveal The Unexpected Beauty Of Marijuana Buds

Alpha Blue<p>The most commonly cited effects of marijuana include heightened mood, a sense of relaxation and an increased appetite. Less commonly commended, however, are the aesthetic merits of the little green buds. From far away, they appear like unassuming shrubs, yet zoom in and the Cannabis plant …

Cannabis

ISIS Looting Syrian Sites 'Into Oblivion'; Fears Mount for Palmyra

CAIRO — Precious Syrian historical sites in ISIS-controlled territory are being looted "into oblivion," experts told NBC News amid reports the Sunni militants were closing in on more ancient treasures.<p>With fears mounting that Palmyra — home to monumental and significant ruins — would fall to ISIS, …

Archaeology

8 Things You Probably Didn't Know About the Grateful Dead

Revelations from an insightful new biography of the band.<p>Just shy of 50 years after four music-loving Northern Californians formed a band dubbed the Grateful Dead, demand to see the notoriously freewheeling improvisational rock band is as high as ever. This summer, the Dead's living members—Bob …

Concerts

Lose Yourself in a Coded World of Patterns and Geometry

Repetition is a form of expression in the screen-piercing static and animated works of creative coder Alka Cappellazzo.<p><i>PI, Alka Cappellazzo. Courtesy the artist</i><p><i>A version of this article originally appeared on The Creators Project Italy.</i><p>The pattern is the repetition of a graphic, a structure, an …

Digital Art

Greatest Bong Hits: Top 10 Smokin’ Rock Hymns in Praise of Marijuana

“You Don’t Know How It Feels” – Tom Petty (1994)<p>Embedded from www.youtube.com.<p><b>Puff, Pass, and Praise:</b> “Let’s get to the point/let’s roll another …

Top 10

The wonders of Islamic architecture

<b>With the widespread growth of Islam over the centuries, the fusion of distinct architectural styles and traditional Islamic art has given the world</b> …

Pakistan
Star Wars

Everything We Know About 'Star Wars: Battlefront' So Far

<i>Star Wars: Battlefront</i>, the first Star Wars shooter released in many years, was officially unveiled today, to much hype and excitement.<p>The game looks great, though we won’t know for sure if it is great until we actually play it.<p>We’ve pieced together as many details as we could find from today’s …

Star Wars

Snap, crackle, pop: study reveals secret behind knuckle-cracking | Reuters

(Reuters) - Some people like the sound of knuckle-cracking and others loathe it, but for years there has been disagreement among scientists about what actually causes it.<p>Researchers prepare a study participant's finger for joint cracking under the watch of an MRI video setup in this undated handout …

Imaging

New web series hammers home just how closely we are being watched online

Last week, I added a program to my Web browser that does nothing but eat cookies – the little tracking files placed on my computer as I surf the Web. The program tells me whose cookies it's wiping out as I go from one site to another, and most of them are from websites I've never visited. That's …

Privacy

Lawmakers Declare 'No Confidence' In DEA Chief Michele Leonhart After Tales Of DEA Sex Parties

A bipartisan group of congressional lawmakers said Wednesday that they have no confidence in Drug Enforcement Administration head Michele Leonhart. The statement comes a day after a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on allegations that DEA agents attended cartel-funded sex …

Crime

The Golden Ratio: Design’s Biggest Myth

The golden ratio is total nonsense in design. Here’s why.<p>In the world of art, architecture, and design, the golden ratio has earned a tremendous reputation. Greats like Le Corbusier and Salvador Dalí have used the number in their work. The Parthenon, the Pyramids at Giza, the paintings of …

Mathematics

Top Characteristics of a Great Leader

There's no question that some people are just natural born leaders. Others may spend years strengthening their skills and helping others just to achieve their leadership status. Anyone can assemble a team and give direction, but to be a strong leader you must have the ability to inspire the …

Leadership

The only 2 questions that matter at your job interview

No matter what and how your prospective employer will go about interviewing you and selecting the right person for that highly sought position, there …

10 cops suspended over taped beating that was allegedly 'worse than Rodney King'

"Somebody should go to prison over this," Jim Terrell, the lawyer for 30-year-old suspect, Francis Pusok, told reporters Friday. "This is as bad if not worse than what they did to Rodney King. This was terrible. It just kept going and going and going."<p>John McMahon, sheriff of San Bernardino County, …

Crime

25+ Extremely Beautiful Minerals And Stones

”Mineral” is not the first thing to come to mind when you hear the word “beauty,” and that‘s a pity because they look so, so pretty. This selection …

Kinetic Sand: A Magical Interactive Glass Sphere Installation | Colossal

<p>Here’s a tantalizing preview clip of Kinetic Sand, an interactive table that responds to touch by creating plumes of sand that seem to whirl and …

Art

The VICE Weekend Reader

Welcome to the VICE Weekend Reader, where we highlight the week's best long-form from VICE.com. Because the weekend's too short to spend clicking on shit.<p>Roses Are Red, My Psychiatrist Upped My Meds<p>Advocating for yourself can be exhausting, <b>especially when you're mentally ill</b> and your psychiatrist …

Alzheimer's Disease

How We Deal With Loss In Different Ways In Two Beautifully Written Memoirs

Loss is the rough tie that binds two memoirs that, otherwise, are as different as day and night. <i>What Comes Next and How to Like It</i> is a sequel of sorts to Abigail Thomas' best-selling 2006 memoir, <i>A Three Dog Life</i>, which chronicled the one-two punch death of her husband — by her account, a …

Books

Someone Finally Investigated The Truth Behind The Cops From ‘Grand Theft Auto’ Being Racist

Matthew Patrick always does a top notch job investigating the hot button and weird issues that linger in the mind of gamers via his YouTube series <i>Game Theory</i>. What the show lacks in flash, it makes up for with a wealth of information, a welcome and refreshing thing for some folks.<p>Take his newest …

Grand Theft Auto

24 Best Funny Crazy Pictures Of All Time

There are two sides of every coin thus there is always a different point of view of every picture. In this technological era we have seen a lot of …

Social Media