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Textra SMS

Want a beautiful, super fast and highly customizable alternative to your stock Android messaging app?<p>Well today is your day. Textra is simply …

17 Totally Underrated Places To Shop For Men's Clothes Online

There's more out there than Target.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Cocktail of the week: the 1862

This week's cocktail is a light and refreshing concoction with a long history<p>Retro 1950s cocktails are all the rage these days (blame Mad Men). But for a really historic drink, you’d have to turn to the 1800s, when the art of mixology was born.<p>This week’s featured cocktail is inspired by one of the …

Bertrand Russell on Immortality, Why Religion Exists, and What “The Good Life” Really Means

“There are forces making for happiness, and forces making for misery. We do not know which will prevail, but to act wisely we must be aware of both.”<p><b>Bertrand Russell</b> (May 18, 1872–February 2, 1970) is one of humanity’s most grounding yet elevating thinkers, his writing at once lucid and luminous. …

Rebecca Solnit: The Age of Capitalism is over

Rebecca Solnit assesses our poisonous fossil fuel dependency — and why we’re on the verge of a paradigm shift<p>It was the most thrilling bureaucratic document I’ve ever seen for just one reason: it was dated the 21st day of the month of Thermidor in the Year Six. Written in sepia ink on heavy paper, …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

Pinterest's Tracy Chou: How I Got My Start In Tech—Despite Myself

Tracy Chou joined Pinterest when it was still a small startup, building the pinboards that would come to be a standard of the Visual Web.<p>At Pinterest, she built an early codebase refactor in fall 2011 that enabled the growing Pinterest engineering team to collaborate on the same codebase. She also …

Taylor Swift Would Have Made $6M This Year On Spotify (1989 Pulled In $12M In 1st Week)

Taylor Swift may have thought she’d ended the conversation about her music and its place on streaming services after dismissively calling them a “grand experiment” and pulling tracks from Spotify and other services. But the debate’s not done yet. Spotify is getting another word in.<p>Daniel Ek, the …

New York sheriff's deputy suspended over online video

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> A sheriff's deputy in upstate New York was suspended after an online video showed him sparring with someone who didn't want his car searched.<p>The video shows the deputy cursing at the man, who repeatedly tells the officer there's no reason to search the vehicle.<p>"I wasn't in my car …