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The Drinks Most (and Least) Likely to Give You a Beer Gut and Man Boobs

The heavy drinker's guide to not getting heavy.<p>The internet was rocked this summer when Vice Munchies scared us all into believing the phytoestrogen-laden hops in our craft beer were giving us man boobs. Most of us didn't need to click on the bait to know drinking was already responsible for our …

Alcohol

The Samoan Pipeline

On a rain-soaked field of artificial turf, the Washington State University Cougars, a team inscribed in the annals of college-sports infamy for …

College Football

The Unlikely True International Story of the Man Called Orange Brother

Li Hongjun did not usually take selfies. But out in the orange grove, he was not in his usual state of mind. It was early February, and the lunar New …

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How Thailand’s Most Notorious Prison Became a Fight Club

The October afternoon before he is to fight the American, Thub Hong-Mo sits cross-legged on the floor of his Bangkok prison cell, watching soap …

Cut Chat: How Should a Parent-Teen Talk About Porn Actually Go?

Yesterday, Lisa Damour wrote a post for the <i>Times</i>’ Motherlode blog offering advice on “How to Talk to Your Teenager About Pornography.” For example: …

Nymi Unveils Heartwave-Sensing Wristband To Keep Your Bitcoin Safe

Bioynym, the company behind device-unlocking wristband Nymi, has announced they’re releasing a Bitcoin wallet. Nymi’s backers are betting it’ll be the first step in people using the wristband in place of keys and passwords.<p>Embedded within the Nymi wristband is an electrocardiogram sensor which …

Tag: Adventure

The origins of an explorer.<p>A trip to the Iditarod.<p>In 1956, an ocean liner named the Andrea Doria sank off the coast of Cape Cod. Half a century …

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Poetry (Or At Least Sound Like You Do)

Allow me to set the scene (a luxury that can be afforded by novels and short stories, but is often skipped over in their weird and much more economical counterparts, poems):<p>You're at a bar! You notice some interest from the guy standing a few feet away, who is handsome, in a Michael Cera sort of …

I challenged hackers to investigate me and what they found out is chilling

It’s my first class of the semester at New York University. I’m discussing the evils of plagiarism and falsifying sources with 11 graduate journalism …

Just Knowing These 8 Facts Will Make You Way More Productive

Whether trying to conquer Mount Everest or just pick up your laundry, learning these quick facts will make it easier to be super productive -- or at least understand why you're not.<p>And if you're the type of person who is likely procrastinate instead of reading the rest of this article, then you …

Mom creates fairytale photos of napping baby

By Bryan Chan, Los Angeles Times<p>Freelance artist Sioin Queenie Liao created these fairytale dreamscapes of her napping son using common household items for a series of images called “Wengenn in Wonderland.” A skirt was folded to represent the moon and a belt for a snake. No shopping required. …

How to Handle Difficult People

The path to success can be derailed by clashes with difficult people, and even if the clash isn't disastrous, it can make your life very unpleasant. …

Associated Press News

Paris Review - Woody Allen, The Art of Humor No. 1

Interviewed by Michiko Kakutani<p>Issue 136, Fall 1995<p>Woody Allen, ca. 1969. <i>Take the Money and Run</i><p>As New Yorkers know, Woody Allen is one of its more ubiquitous citizens—at courtside in Madison Square Garden watching the Knicks, at Michael’s Pub on Monday evenings playing the clarinet, on occasion at …

Literature

Failure Is Not an Option

<i>Imagine, for a moment, that you are seventeen, just a slip of a thing, all elbows and knees but with bright, determined eyes. At the mercy of your</i> …

Why Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel Loves Selling Drugs in Chicago

On the night that Jesús Vicente Zambada Niebla strode into the lobby of the Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel in Mexico City, the price on his head was $5 …

Mexico

The US Government Shut Down Because Everything Is Stupid

Thanks to a few dozen ultraconservative Tea Party politicians, the entire federal government shut down at midnight last night. This doesn't seem like a great way to run a country, does it?<p>At midnight last night, the federal government shut down because Congress couldn't get its shit together. …

Republicans

25 Ways To Live Differently

If your goal is to live a boring life and be like everyone else, you are probably well on your way. However, if your life goal is to make your own …

Tag: Comedy

Searching for Dave Chappelle ten years after he left his show.<p>An 11-hour conversation about “well, just about everything that’s ever been funny.”<p>A …

How the feds took down the Dread Pirate Roberts | Ars Technica

What he wouldn't give for a holocaust cloak.<p>The Dread Pirate Roberts, head of the most brazen drug trafficking site in the world, was a walking …

Cockblocked by Redistribution: A Pick-up Artist in Denmark

Thirty-three-year-old Daryush Valizadeh, known to his predominantly heterosexual male fan base as Roosh, is a well-known pick-up artist within the …

New York Times