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All the emotional struggles we faced when playing Roller Coaster Tycoon

I might have a ton of different apps and games on my phone that keep me busy, but none of them will ever compare to the exciting genius that was the …

Science has spoken: ending a text with a full stop makes you a monster

A new study suggests that people who finish messages with full stops are perceived as insincere. Let’s not get started on the creeps who put a nose in smiley faces<p>Ending your text messages with a full stop, science has confirmed, is against God and against nature. A Binghamton University research …

Text Messaging

This cat is totally the leash-boss of the family dog

Meet Sammy the dog. Sammy is having kind of rough day, you guys. It seems a cat has gotten ahold of his leash, and now kitty is drunk with power. …

Meet the entrepreneur who is helping the world learn a new language

When Bill Gates confesses to regretting never having learned a foreign language, you can’t help but wonder what exactly makes mastering a foreign …

Rick Steves: The Original Hipster

The <i>New York Times</i> recently ran an article about hipster fashion trends that claimed sarcastically that "the Rick Steves look is next." While I'm honored to be mentioned in any article discussing pop culture, I must respectfully disagree with the author. The Rick Steves look isn't the NEXT hipster …

Trends

Brilliant kid hacks his parents' phones, wins everything

Don’t you sometimes wish you could control what your parents say? A technologically savvy kid named Brendan sure did. When he wanted his mom and dad …

This Person Texted The Wrong Number But Actually Got The Perfect Advice

Usually when I'm tasked with writing about a person texting the wrong number, the story always ends with the person trolling the living sh*t out of …

Home Decorating

Here's why the green energy movement is red, white and blue

The Pope just took a stand on climate change. One of the fastest cars in the world is electric. China is the world’s leading market for solar. So why …

Renewable Energy

Sweden Wants Your Garbage for Energy

Martin Almqvist / Johnér Images / Corbis<p>Every day, some 300 trucks arrive at a plant outside the city of Göteborg on the west coast of Sweden. They carry garbage, but they are not there to dump the cargo. Instead, they deliver it to the plant’s special ovens, which burn it, providing heat to …

Sustainability

You can't bring a selfie stick to Coachella or Lollapalooza

To be fair, narcissists are also banned<p>If you're going to a music festival this summer, it might be difficult to fit your group's flower crowns into a single selfie. Coachella and Lollapalooza have officially banned selfie sticks. Lollapalooza also bans "narsisstics," which is either a typo or a …

Music Festivals

Two Bright Pink Chickens Rescued on the Waterfront in Portland, Oregon

Yesterday, two bright pink chickens were spotted wandering on the waterfront in Portland, Oregon. After Portland-area news organization KATU reported …

Oregon Was Founded As a Racist Utopia

When Oregon was granted statehood in 1859, it was the only state in the Union admitted with a constitution that forbade black people from living, …

CISPA: The Awful Anti-Privacy Law That Won't Prevent Another Sony Hack

CISPA is back. You might remember the bill as the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act—or perhaps as "the worst privacy disaster our country …