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Linkedin Just Dropped $1.5 Billion to Acquire Lynda.com

LinkedIn announced today that it has acquired Lynda.com, an online learning company, for $1.5 billion.<p>The acquisition is a combination of 52 percent cash and 48 percent stock, and is expected to be closed in the second quarter of 2015. A statement from the two companies says that “most” of the …

What Exactly Is Molasses, Anyway?

Around the holidays you see a lot of foods and ingredients that you don't particularly eat a lot of the rest of the year. Eggnog, for one, but also gingerbread, peppermint and if you're in England, bread sauce and Christmas pudding. (If you aren't in England and have no idea what we just said, …

No, Oprah and Barack can’t fix racism: Stop celebrating “how far we’ve come!”

Yes, Black stars break down barriers — but this week showed they don’t signal broad systemic changes. Here’s why<p>The 50th anniversary of the 16th Street church bombing in Birmingham, Ala., was sandwiched on either side by two stories of race relations that challenge our impulse to celebrate how far …

42 of the coolest Burning Man art installations ever

Art has become the defining feature of Burning Man, as the festival continues to be a testing ground for a growing circle of artists seeking engaged …

Adventures on Instagram

You no longer need a thousand-dollar camera to take awe-inspiring shots. All you really need is an iPhone, an Instagram account, and a sharp eye. Just take it from the guys at Camp 4 Collective —Jimmy Chin, Anson Fogel, Renan Ozturk, and Alex Honnold, recently featured in the Instagram blog. They …

For The Ladies: The 'Happy Ride' Vibrating Bicycle Seat

This is the result of a £28 (~$43) Happy Ride Vibrating Bike Seat (links to NSFW adult toy website). The seat cover vibrates against your privates …