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Travel Back In Time With These Amazing Historical GIFs

The U.S. National Archives is now on Giphy<p>The U.S. National Archives, the official record-keeping agency for all of America, announced something pretty awesome today: it has uploaded a bunch of old historical videos, photos, animations, and other media as free GIFs on the popular search engine …

GIF Animations

37 Books With Plot Twists That Will Blow Your Mind

Whaaaaaaat?!

Books

Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

We talk about metabolism like it's something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You've seen the articles headlined "Boost your metabolism" or "Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight."<p>But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still …

Fitness

The TV Stars Who Were Only Great In One Role

With the Emmy Awards happening this weekend, we’ve been looking back through its archives to get a sense of how it’s shaped our views of television. …

Tradition and Contemporary Design Merge to Form Dubai’s New Skyline

From the Marina District to the Business District, from the palm-tree shaped Palm Jumeirah to the inland Golf Estates, Dubai blooms upward and …

Skyscrapers

How 'Stranger Things' Built Its Terrifying Monster

We talked to the man who played the creature at the center of the Netflix hit.<p><b>Warning: This post spoils the last episode of the Netflix TV series</b> <b>Stranger Things.</b><p>Netflix's retro-spooky adventure series <i>Stranger Things</i> is a love letter to early 80s supernatural adventure movies—the blockbusters where …

These delightful animated GIFs capture tiny scenes from classic movies

Brazilian artist Bruno Alberto has animated a collection of classic scenes in a minimal animated GIF in an art project called Low Poly Scenes. So far, he's adapted scenes from films such as <i>Back to the Future</i>, <i>Free Willy</i>, <i>Indiana Jones,</i> and <i>Star Wars: A New Hope</i>, as well as television shows such as <i>Game</i> …

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El Chapo Speaks

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 to be changed, locations not named, and an understanding was brokered with the subject that this piece would be</i> …

Get Hypnotized by These Winsome GIFs

All GIFs are animated, but Eran Mendel's feel alive.<p>GIFs are the perfect vehicle for joy. There's just something about their endless, elegant simplicity that's mesmerizing and delightful, and these joyous qualities are exemplified in the work of artist and animator Eran Mendel. The beauty in his …

The 20 Best Comics and Graphic Novels of 2015

It’s been a <i>remarkable</i> year for comics. Huge publishers like DC and Marvel have rejuvenated their line-ups with tons of amazing books; beyond the big …

Incredible Photos by the First American Female War Correspondent Killed in Action

At 26, Dickey Chapelle was photographing on the front lines, covering global rebellions and countries at war.<p>Long before the days of citizen journalism, where shaky smartphone videos and glib tweets serve as dubious reportage, intrepid individuals such as Dickey Chapelle (1919-1965) deliberately …

A dos metros bajo tierra: el insólito encanto de las casas enterradas

Vivir bajo tierra no es algo que parezca muy atractivo a primera vista, pero tiene muchas ventajas si se construye correctamente. A continuación os …

That Was Definitely the Strangest Episode of The Leftovers Ever

When last we saw Kevin Garvey, he was twitching in poison-induced death spasms, shortly before Virgil, the man who pledged to revive him, shot …

Does Marissa Mayer Have Any Steve Jobs in Her?

Oof, its been a rough summer for Yahoo.<p>In the fairy-tale version of Silicon Valley, <b>Marissa Mayer</b> was supposed to lead Yahoo on a turnaround of Jobsian proportions—steering the company that essentially created the Internet, and then became victimized by it, to a quixotic future of hot new products …

Split Image

On Instagram, Madison Holleran's life looked ideal: star athlete, bright student, beloved friend. But the photos hid the reality of someone …

A League of His Own

How Sepp Blatter controls soccer <br>By Tariq Panja, Andrew Martin, and Vernon Silver | April 30, 2015<p>It can be hard to find the perfect way to describe …

Mass Incarceration: The Silence of the Judges

What Caused the Crime Decline?<p>a report by Oliver Roeder, Lauren-Brooke Eisen, and Julia Bowling, with a foreword by Joseph E. Stiglitz and an …

The (very) big fight for the small screen

<b>By Erin Griffith</b><p>Photograh by Stephen Lovekin — FilmMagic/Getty Images<p>May 3, 2015, 10:23 AM EDT<p><b>A rising class of Internet video companies is</b> …

Millennials don’t trust anyone. That’s a big deal.

Millennials aren't, it seems, the trusting type.<p>Of 10 major societal institutions, just two — the military and scientists — garnered majority support from millennials on the question of whom they trust to do the right thing most of the time. That's according to new polling by Harvard University's …

30 Cult Movies That Absolutely Everybody Must See

A great cult movie is like a weird underground discovery, that feels so strange and wonderful, you suspect that you're the first person ever to …

Why Is Snapchat Getting Into the News Business?

This morning, word leaked that CNN reporter Peter Hamby was leaving to become Snapchat’s head of news. Outsiders to the media scene, and insiders who …

The Spotless Mind | Hazlitt

<b>Picture yourself in the driver’s seat</b> of a car, spiraling out of control, pitching over the lip of a ditch, knowing as it happens that you were going …

The most concerning element of Facebook’s potential new power

“Facebook has more power in determining who can speak and who can be heard around the globe than any Supreme Court justice, any king or any …

Take a Deep Breath if You Want to Try Competitive Vaping

Using e-cigarettes, contestants vie to create biggest ‘clouds’; sponsors, cash prizes<p>PLANO, Texas—Just outside the town where Doc Holliday got in a major gunfight, Elijah Seybold and Nathan Waller stood back-to-back in silence.<p>A small crowd gathered nearby as an MC yelled, “One! Two! …

eCigarettes

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Inside the Hellscape Where Our Computers Go to Die

People love gadgets — especially shiny new ones. Bigger screens. Faster processors. Slimmer profiles. But what happens to our mobile phones, …

Against Credit Cards

It's well documented that people paying with plastic are willing to spend more than when paying with cash—a phenomenon everyone fancies themselves immune to.<p>There is some nuance to the argument for never using a credit card again, but this line, from a <i>New York Times</i> article last fall, is a fair, if …

Personal Finance

It's Not the 1 Percent Controlling Politics. It's the 0.01 Percent.

Even before presidential candidates started lining up billionaires to kick-start their campaigns, it was clear that the 2016 election could be the …

Super PAC