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David Foster Wallace's Legendary Graduation Speech Is Now An Awesome Short Film

Novelist David Foster Wallace gave a speech called "This Is Water" to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College.<p>The speech, which has become legendary, discusses how meaningless daily routines take over our lives and that we have to choose how we think, and what we pay attention to.<p>"This Is …

The Cities That Live Behind Walls

For thousands of years, humans have been defending their cities by building huge walls around them. Over time, the cities often spill over the walls …

11 Recipes for a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Would you ever pass up tacos and margaritas? Neither would we. To help you effortlessly plan your best party yet, we've rounded up ten of our favorite Mexico-inspired drinks and snacks, which should leave you fiesta-ready.<p>Lemon Lime Margaritas by thirschfeld<p>Roberto Santibañez' Classic Guacamole by …

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I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet

I was wrong.<p>One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul."<p>It's a been a year now since I "surfed the web" or "checked my email" or "liked" anything with a figurative rather than literal thumbs up. I've …

The Ultimate Wine-Pairing Infographic

I’ve never understood brussel sprouts. Oh, they’re delicious, roasted in a cast iron pan with big hunks of garlic. But I’ve tried reds, and I’ve tried whites. Neither seems to pair all that well. And wouldn’t you know it? Brussel sprouts are a footnote on this incredible infographic: Foods that …

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What Is It About Bees And Hexagons?

Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the honeycomb in the photo and ask yourself: (I know you've been wondering this all your life, but have been too shy to ask out loud ... ) Why is every cell in this honeycomb a hexagon?<p>Bees, …