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32 photos that will make you want to travel to Iceland

Most of the island is an uninhabited landscape of jagged lava rock, fields of bright green moss, hot springs, towering waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanoes.<p>Many visitors say that the country is reminiscent of another world.<p>Plus, it is a perfect place for any adventurous traveler — visitors to the …

22 American Foods You've Never Had

<i>By: Adam Lapetina</i><p>Hopefully we're all familiar, by now, with Chicago-style deep-dish pizza. It's supposedly a regional food, but that's a difficult designation to stand by when there's a Pizzeria Uno franchise in about half of the states in the country (and three in Puerto Rico!). It's become an</i> …

Kendall: changing the face of fashion

<i>Taken from the winter 2014 Issue of Dazed:</i><p>It’s one o’clock on a Saturday afternoon, but by the time Kendall Jenner breezes into New York’s Mercer Hotel, the 5ft ten-and-a-half-inch, doe-eyed brunette is already on her third breakfast. As she prepares to tuck into crispy sushi rice and chamomile tea …

Kendall Jenner

100 things we didn't know last year

<b>Interesting and unexpected facts can emerge from daily news stories and the Magazine picks out such snippets for its weekly feature, 10 things we didn't know last week. Here's an almanac of the best of 2014.</b><p><b>1. The Pentagon has</b> a plan for combating a zombie apocalypse.<p>Find out more (Foreign</b> …

Sydney Opera House

30 great New Year jokes and quotes

Literature

15 Must-Have Apps For Your New iPad

That's a lot to choose from. And, of course, some apps are better and more useful than others.<p>Whether you're planning on buying a new iPad soon or are just looking for something different for your current iPad, this list will help you sort through the hundreds of thousands of apps Apple has to …

Hollywood makes history with first ever box office pangram

Lovers of wordplay are joyful that for the first time the top 10 movies in the US contain all the letters of the alphabet<p>When Eric Harshbarger discovered a year ago that Sony Pictures was planning a movie remake of the TV series The Equalizer he was beyond excited.<p>This was not because he was a fan …

Can You Solve The Puzzle In This Book? If So, The Writer Will Give You $500k.

You might remember James Frey as the man who wrote <i>A Million Little Pieces</i>, an autobiography of sorts about his battle with drug addiction. Frey was later criticized for fabricating parts of his memoir, including but not limited to a train-car wreck that was central to the book itself. Anyway, that …

FKA twigs Responds to Racist Twitter Abuse

<i>Photo by David Burton</i><p>On Sunday, FKA twigs (aka Tahliah Barnett) lashed out against the racist abuse that's been recently directed toward her on Twitter and other social media platforms. "I am genuinely shocked and disgusted at the amount of racism that has been infecting my account the past week," …

Mastodon Surrounded by Twerking Dancers, So Many Butts in "The Motherload" Video

Mastodon's new video for "The Motherload" rivals nothing less than "Anaconda" in its staggering amount of twerking and close-ups of undulating female butts. Seriously. There is an insane amount of ass in this video.<p>Mastodon hit the road in support of <i>Once More 'Round the Sun</i> in October with Gojira …

Supercut: Distracted Stars on Cell Phones at 2014 VMAs

'The Big Bang Theory' Stars Just Got Really Huge Raises

The three main stars of "The Big Bang Theory" are getting big, fat raises, with Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, and Johnny Galecki each reportedly set to earn $1 million per episode for the next three seasons of the series.<p>Deadline reports that the trio recently negotiated new contracts to earn the same …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Read Tupac Shakur's Heartfelt Letter to Public Enemy's Chuck D

Chuck D has shared a letter that Tupac Shakur wrote to him detailing the respect he had for the Public Enemy emcee. In his tweet, Chuck wrote, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

21 Celebrities Who Look Younger Now Than They Used To

Or ageless, at least!

See the Evolution of the Naked Dress in 37 Photos

When you look that good, of course.<p>Kate Moss, Rihanna and Marilyn Monroe are all part of the storied tradition of wearing a "naked dress"—you know, those dresses that show off not one of their assets but all of their bodies. Here, we celebrate some of the world's most fearless female celebs in all …

How 5 Celebs Got Over Their Breakups

At some point or another, we all go through a breakup, but how we deal with them often varies. Some people cry on the couch, eat ice cream, exercise, or use work as a distraction. From <b>Jennifer Lopez</b> to <b>Zoe Saldana</b>, check out how these celebs handled their breakups:

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Watch 'Game of Thrones' mysteries explained (or disproved) with science

Sure, works of fiction are hardly subject to the rules of science, but the folks behind <i>It's OK To Be Smart</i> set out to explain many of the enigmas surrounding <i>Game of Thrones.</i> In the PBS digital short that awaits after the break, topics like the plausibility of Daenerys' dragons, winters that last a …

We Finally Got An Answer To Game Of Thrones' Oldest Mystery!

You have to be patient when it comes to <i>Game of Thrones</i>. This show takes its time unspooling its mysteries and revealing its dark secrets. Case in …

TV Series

Outed Duke Porn Star Belle Knox Is Going To Judge The Porn Version Of ‘The X-Factor’

Outed porn star and Duke freshman Belle Knox has had a lot of ups and downs (*dodges tomato*) these past few weeks, from receiving threats and harassment after her outing, to appearing on The View. Now, in addition to her feature stripping gigs (which are fairly standard for name porn stars, and …

Stunning Celebrity Portraits Taken at Vanity Fair's Oscar Party

<b>Lupita Nyong'o</b><p>Did you catch last night's Oscars? If not, here's a quick recap. Jareto Leto and Lupita Nyong'o gave two eloquent and moving acceptance speeches, Ellen (or rather Bradley Cooper) took a celebrity-filled selfie that broke Twitter, and Leonardo DiCaprio didn't win..again. Of course, the …

Paul Rudd

Here Are The ‘Stomach-Churning’ Sex Crime Allegations Against R. Kelly That People Have Forgotten

Kelly was acquitted in 2008 in the trial accusing him of filming sex with a 13-year-old.<p>Still, the mountain of allegations against Kelly is significant enough that DeRogatis has criticized media outlets like Pitchfork for letting him headline a music festival this summer and Jezebel for positively …

How Did Beyonce Keep Her Surprise Album a Secret?

A week ago, Toronto songwriter and producer Noah "40" Shebib was mixing and mastering "Mine" when Beyoncé's people called to demand the finished song …

Music

BEYONCÉ, track by track review

<b>1. Pretty Hurts</b><p>A great opening track with a skinny hip-hop groove, quickly building an anthemic chorus on a sexy pop song about the beauty industry: “Perfection is a disease of a nation / Trying to fix something you can’t see / It’s the soul needs surgery”. Written with serial collaborator Sia …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

Music

Jay Z And Blue Ivy Are The Stars Of Beyoncé's Personal New Music Videos

Beyoncé pretty much broke the Internet when she sneak-released a new album in the middle of the night with 14 new songs and 17 music videos.<p>Beyoncé co-directed four of the videos, a few of which feature her family — a departure from the usually fiercely private superstar.<p>Husband Jay Z raps on the …

Did You Know That There Is A Breed Of Duck That Looks Exactly Like Harry Styles?

WARNING: Once you see this you can't unsee this.<p>(h/t gorillas)

Harry Styles