Matt Schwartz

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Watch the Best Burns from Will Ferrell, Hannibal Buress, Martha Stewart, and More at the Roast of Justin Bieber

Nothing was off-limits, not even Martha's sheets.<p>Last night the much-anticipated <i>Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber</i> finally aired. It was the moment we'd all been waiting for. Some of the funniest people in the world mercilessly insulted the slick-haired pop boy we've all wanted to punch in his …

Comedy

Wages Around The World

Although many economists—including at least some sitting central bankers—believe that nominal wage growth provides little forward-looking information …

Economics

Half of Americans are saving next to nothing

When it comes to saving, we aren't doing enough of it.<p>Roughly half of Americans are saving 5% or less of their incomes, including 18% that are not saving anything, according to a survey from Bankrate. Only about a quarter of people are saving more than 10% of their earnings.<p>So how much should you …

Personal Finance

Here's where more people are dying than being born

Birth and death rates are, naturally, a big part of how populations change over time.<p>The US Census Bureau recently released its estimates of how the populations of America's counties and cities changed between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014.<p>The Census Bureau includes estimates of the different …

This animated map shows how European languages evolved

The origin of Indo-European languages has long been a topic of debate among scholars and scientists.<p>In 2012, a team of evolutionary biologists at the University of Auckland led by Dr. Quentin Atkinson released a study that found all modern IE languages could be traced back to a single root: …

Auckland

New York 1900-1950

To a legal purist, New York City as we know it today, was only three years old as the last year of the 19th century ran out. For it was in 1897 that …

Staten Island

‘Calvin and Hobbes’: America’s Most Profound Comic Strip

The hilarity of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ was rooted in a 6-year-old boy’s inability to control himself—or the world<p>In 1985, American newspaper readers met an appalling little boy. He taunted his mother (“Prepare for annihilation, pitiful Earth female”), tormented a classmate by telling her he had …

Comic Strips

A Perfect Storm Is Heading Toward Higher Education

Colleges are facing a perfect storm that could shutter hundreds of them and leave many more wondering how to survive. Yet much of higher education’s …

Higher Education

Wade Boggs Told Charlie Day He Drank 107 Beers in a Day. We Believe Him.

The man is a legend.<p><b>With over over 3,000 hits</b> and a career batting average of .328, Wade Boggs was one of the greatest pure hitters in baseball history. Not as well-known is the crown Boggs holds as the game's greatest pure beer drinker. Legend has it that the Hall of Fame third baseman once drank …

Alcohol

Two Rivers Brewing Co. in Easton welcomes brewery tanks

The wind chill was below zero Thursday morning, but Two Rivers Brewing Co. was more than happy to open its windows.<p>That's because the Easton brew pub …

After Paris attacks, 7 questions about Islam

<b>(CNN) —</b> Paris. Nigeria. Pakistan. Australia. Somalia. Turkey. Iraq. Canada.<p>All are sites that suffered attacks committed by Muslim extremists in recent months. Expand the time frame, and the list lengthens.<p>Even as the vast majority of Muslims condemn terrorism, the frequency and cruelty of the …

Terrorism

8 weird and wonderful pictures from the past

Hitler playing with a deer, Ronald Reagan posing as a model for a sculpture class, and Ku Klux Klan members taking a spin on a ferris wheel, are …

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

How Farming Almost Destroyed Ancient Human Civilization

Roughly 9,000 years ago, humans had mastered farming to the point where food was plentiful. Populations boomed, and people began moving into large …

Top 10 Best Insults from Ancient Rome

<i>The Romans were good with words, including witty insults. We could do a top ten list of insults by just Cicero or Martial, but we choose the best</i> …