Lauren Zeinfeld

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Funny Photo Series Titled "Stuff Being Thrown at My Head"

Literary translator, editor, and grad student Kaija Straumanis has a keen eye for photography, as can be seen from her Flickr gallery. This series of self-portraits, which Straumanis humorously refers to as “stuff being thrown at my head” moments, stands out in particular. In each image, Straumanis …

Translation

Dad Illustrates The Hilarious Things He's Said to His Kids

As teachers, parents, and Bill Cosby can attest to, kids really do say the darndest things. Father of four Nathan Ripperger found himself responding to the odd and often hilarious things that his brood said and did. Recognizing that he had stumbled upon comedic gold, He began illustrating the words …

Bill Cosby

'Real' Back to the Future 2 Hoverboard Video Proves We're All Idiots

Can something go viral when you intend it to go viral? Apparently so, particularly as we become more gullible as a society. While Jimmy Kimmel's …

Artist Completely Wraps Rooms with Famous Paintings

<b>Lichtenstein Moe's Tavern</b><p>While at first glance these rooms may look like something you'd find in one of today's swanky design hotels (like in the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas), you might be surprised to find out that they're actually the work of one digital artist. Jon Rafman, known for his …

Art

Study: Cheating Fuels Creativity

Being creative requires thinking outside the box. That’s a hard thing to do when you play entirely by the rules, be they rules of society, the legal system, or even a corporate ethics handbook. For years, Harvard Business School’s Francesca Gino has been studying ethical decision-making, often …

Luxury Car Dealer Unveils $27,000 Aston Martin for Kids of 10 Years and Over

Aww, this has got to be the most adorable car in the world. The Aston Martin DB Junior is a fully functioning classic petrol-engine sports car for …

Aston Martin

Meet James Harrison, the Man Whose Extremely Rare Blood Has Saved Millions of Babies’ Lives

74-year-old James Harrison is a superhero in his own right. Granted, he doesn’t wear a cape or spin webs, but he has saved over two million babies’ …

70-Year-Old Bodybuilder Is Fitter Than Most Men Half His Age

Sam ‘Sonny’ Bryant Junior doesn’t look a day over 40. He’s a bodybuilder with a perfectly ripped body that puts younger men to shame. Especially when …

Exercise

Rabbits On Okunoshima Island Swarm Tourist (VIDEO)

Moments before this video was taken, there were only two rabbits.<p>Just kidding, but it's not far off. During World War II, eight rabbits were brought to the Japanese island of Okunoshima, where they were used to test mustard gas.<p>Okunoshima is now known as "Rabbit Island," and tourists just love to …

Yes, Practicing Your Drums Is Possible While Sledding Through Snow (VIDEO)

For some, just staying on a sled is hard enough.<p>But for our new favorite drummer, sliding across the ice is just another excuse to practice.<p>Cherie Smith uploaded this video of her son, Zach, AKA "The Sleigh Drummer," as he was dragged through the snow, rocking out on his kit.<p>Although this talented …

These Guys Just Slacklined Between Two Hot Air Balloons

If you think slacklining is hard, try doing it thousands of feet in the air.<p>Using a group of professional stuntmen (don't try this at home), the French Sébastien Montaz-Rosset and a team of slackliners, skydivers, hot air balloon pilots and camera men took to the sky for an ambitious task: To …

Food Artist Creates Edible Replica of Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam” Using 10,000 Marshmallows

Sweets are not just meant for eating, they can be used for art too! Artist Michelle Wibowo recently used tasty treats to create a life-size replica …

Art

Angry Clowns To New York Daily News: You're Wrong About The 'Clown Shortage'

Did you hear the one about America's imminent "clown shortage?" It's not very funny.<p>A New York Daily News article claimed Monday that "a national clown shortage is on the horizon."<p>But that's a big, Bozo-sized comedy of errors, according to the greasepaint yucksters the tabloid quotes in its …

Meet The People Who Live In Wal-Mart Parking Lots

Brooklyn writer and photographer Nolan Conway got to know some of these people while living out of his car for 3 weeks in Wal-Mart parking lots across Arizona.<p>"Within a week of being surrounded by these people I became lonely and unhappy. It's one thing to stay in the Walmart parking lot, but it's …

5 Questions On Creativity With Norwegian Film Producer Stein Kvae At The 64th Berlinale

A current Executive MBA participant at The Berlin School of Creative Leadership and CEO of the film company Paradox in Norway, Stein Kvae has reached international success with several of his films and we are proud of his latest achievement: screening his film “Kraftidioten” / “In Order of …

Matt Stonie Scarfs Down 4 Chipotle Burritos In 3 Minutes, Lives To Tell The Tale

If you have a sensitive stomach, look away.<p>Competitive eater Matt Stonie recently completed another epic food challenge. In just 3 minutes, the 21-year-old scarfed down two chicken and two steak Chipotle burritos, then washed it all down with a Diet Coke.<p>Lucky for us, his brother caught the whole …

Jerry O'Connell Is Currently Doing Some Super Artsy Thing Next Door to Shia LaBeouf

<i>Silders</i> and <i>Tomcats</i> star Jerry O'Connell donned a paper bag to tell that world that he is also sorry, but not sorry for being sort of famous. He even put his installation right next door to Shia LaBeouf.<p>Shia LaBeouf's performance art piece in Los Angeles has changed the way our …

Iran Will Subject Female Soccer Players to Random Gender Tests

Gender verification in women’s sports dates back to the 60s. Back then, athletes from the USSR were accused of being male agents sent to dominate the sport. To maintain the integrity of the game, soccer officials began implementing random gender tests...<p>On February 3, the governing body for soccer …

T. Kid's College Graduation

Just before my senior year of college, it occurred to me that I might actually lose out pretty big in life if I didn’t graduate. I had spent much of the previous three years smoking blunts, taking hallucinogens, and wandering around Philadelphia with...<p>Just before my senior year of college, it …

The MAKERS Conference: Corporate America's View of the Future of Feminism

The MAKERS Conference billed itself as an event that would "reset the agenda for women in the workplace in the 21st century." In reality, it was a very posh weekend for privileged ladies to network.<p>When one thinks of AOL, the phrase "tireless supporter of women's rights" doesn't immediately come to …

Food Hacking at the Office

I wanted to explore the idea of "food hacking," or how to find the fastest and easiest ways to change your cooking habits. Bearing this goal in mind, I turned to one of the most efficient environments I could think of: the corporate office.<p>In the Male Chef kitchen, I’m always looking for new ways …

Clowns Are Going Extinct

Clowns are going extinct, thank God. Not unlike the Mexican wolf or Wyoming toad, clowns find themselves increasingly alone, partly because they're are almost deliberately terrifying.<p><i>Photo via Flickr user timlewisnm</i><p>The global clown population is in peril. Not unlike the Mexican wolf or Wyoming …

4 Simple Ways to Bring an Idea to Life: Build a Prototype

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Build Your Engagement Engine: Part 1

In the participation age, consumers expect brands to not only listen, but to respond.<p>1. Prioritize nimble media<p>Engagement is all about relevance — …

Prototyping for Success, Power and Unlimited Riches

In advertising, the best way to sell in a concept has always been to show it. Create a storyboard. Do a sketch. But today, some of the biggest ideas …

Prototyping

Researchers are working on a lie detector to sniff out false tweets

Sure, some less-than-true statements on Twitter are innocuous, but the social media network's vast audience means it has huge potential to spread inaccurate, even dangerous, information. Citing examples like the 2011 London riots and accusations of vote-rigging during Kenyan elections, researchers …

Social Media Customer Care Startup, Brand Embassy, Gets $1M Seed To Power A Global Push

UK-based Brand Embassy, a provider of social-media based customer care services to help businesses manage communications with customers via channels such as Facebook and Twitter, has closed a $1 million seed round from two new funds, Rockaway Capital and Spread Capital.<p>The new investment coincides …