Julian Mack

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61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

This Guy Makes Millions Playing Video Games on YouTube

What?!<p>The YouTube personality with the most subscribers isn’t Justin Bieber (8 million) or Rihanna (12.5 million). That honor goes to a 24-year-old Swede named Felix Kjellberg, better known by his YouTube handle, PewDiePie.<p>PewDiePie doesn’t sing or dance, no. PewDiePie has made his name—and a …

How Alcohol Affects Muscle-Building

Too much booze suppresses muscle synthesis.<p>I don't imagine there are many people out there who imagine that drinking a case of beer will make you a better athlete. Still, there are lots of people who argue that it doesn't really matter either way -- that training is training and social life is …

This Guy's Galaxy S4 Caught Fire, And He Says Samsung Won't Give Him A New One Unless He Never Talks About It Again

A man named Richard Wygand recently posted a video on YouTube of his Samsung Galaxy S4 smoking when it was plugged into the wall.<p>The phone was still under warranty and Samsung promised to replace it, according to Wygand. However, Samsung also sent Wygand papers to sign saying he couldn't get a new …

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S'mores Pop-Tarts S'mores

It was recently suggested to me that I try making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich using peanut butter and jelly Pop-Tarts in lieu of bread. It sounded like an awesome idea, so I headed to the grocery store to buy the ingredients that I needed to make it happen. I ran into a slight problem, …

Consumer drones are coming, and they will change everything

Advertisement<p>30 Comments<p>I recently spent a week flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. It’s a 2.5 pound drone with an attached camera and easy …

More Children Are Being Medicated For ADHD Than Before

The number of children being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is on the rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>And families increasingly are opting for medications to treat kids. Two-thirds of children with a current diagnosis are being medicated — …

The Science Of Hangovers: Causes, Cures, And Prevention

This is one of the first rivalry weekends of the college football season, and I'll be spending it in New Haven, Connecticut, for what is perhaps the …

NFL Team's Performance Affecting Fan's Bedroom Performance

No, it’s not to the lawsuit stage: but expect that this week if the ‘Skins go to 3-8. The sports hosts at 106.7 The Fan in Washington D.C. posed a …

The one problem with Dropbox’s $8 billion valuation: The service is too easy to leave

Recently I ran out of space on the consumer-focused cloud storage service Dropbox, which as of this morning is reportedly valued at $8 billion. Dropbox has been (cleverly) backing up all my photos every time I connect my phone to my laptop, encouraging me to fill up my allotted gigabytes and get me …

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Remembering How Greece Used HIV to Terrorize Sex Workers

In April 2012, the Greek police carried out a massive operation in downtown Athens, arresting drug users and sex workers, forcing them to undergo HIV testing and charging them with prostitution. A year later, that provision was reinstated.<p><i>One of the arrested sex workers giving an interview for</i> Ruins<p>…

The VICE Podcast - Mark Kleiman on Regulating Weed

Mark Kleiman is one of America's leading experts on the regulation of cannabis and other controlled substances, and an advocate of criminal-justice reforms aimed at reducing incarceration levels and violent crime.<p>Mark Kleiman is a professor of public policy at UCLA and the author of the book, <i>When</i> …

Rob Ford’s Office Hired a Hacker to Destroy the Crack Tape

In late July, an anonymous source approached VICE with claims that he had been hired to hack into a website by Amin Massoudi, the communications director for Toronto's troubled mayor, Rob Ford.<p>Amin Massoudi with Rob Ford. Photo via Sun News<p><i>With additional reporting by Rocco Castoro</i><p><b>UPDATE 04/16/14:</b></i> …

Chris Christie Is the Candidate of the Bro

Propelled by both media-bestowed celebrity power and his own skillful political gamesmanship, Chris Christie steamrolled his way to another term as New Jersey's governor last night. How? There exists a grand unifying theory which has thus far eluded...<p>Propelled by both media-bestowed celebrity …

What's Going On in the New Rob Ford Video?

A new video showing Rob Ford threatening to murder someone is online and, while it's not clear if murder is a euphemism for something less murderous, it's worthy of analysis.<p>This has been a terrible week for the Rob Ford administration. On Tuesday afternoon, Ford admitted that he has smoked crack …

A Photographer Is Documenting Oakland's Murder Shrines

Brandon Tauszik photographs Oakland's "murder shrines"—temporary memorials set up at murder sites, almost always caused by street violence. These shrines are different from funerals. They're much more personal, and the focus is on celebrating the...<p>Oakland photographer Brandon Tauszik's series <i>White</i> …

The Police Can Probe You if They Think You Have Drugs

This week, two men in New Mexico claimed they were subjected to horrific invasive anal medical procedures after minor traffic incidents during which the cops came to suspect they were carrying drugs.<p><i>Photo via Flickr user Andrew Magill</i><p>This week, two men in New Mexico claimed they were subjected to …

Florida's Gun Laws Are Putting People in Prison for Standing Their Ground

10-20-Life, a law that confers a minimum sentence on people facing gun charges, sent Marissa Alexander to prison for 20 years, but now public opinion is shifting against the law and others like it.<p><i>Michael Giles, currently serving a 25-year sentence at Liberty Correctional Institution in Bristol,</i> …

Denver Police Are Using a Nose Telescope to Sniff Out People's Weed

Denver is one of a handful of cities with a new odor ordinance. To help with detect the smell of weed, the Denver police department bought themselves the awkwardly named, high-tech, futuristic, “Nasal Ranger” scent-o-scope, designed to help the user...<p><i>Image via</i><p>Can you smell the sweet, pungent …

No One Is Paying Attention to Dubai's Mega-Rich Rappers

The UAE isn't a country you'd typically associate with hip-hop, but young Emirati rappers don't care about that, and are throwing cash at studio time and music videos in an effort to force their way into the scene. Unfortunately, no one wants to listen.<p><i>Luxury cars outside the People by Crystal</i> …

Things Spike Lee Hates: Racists, Guns, and Racists with Guns

With <i>12 Years a Slave</i> and <i>Lee Daniels' The Butler</i> projected to be major players at the 2013 Academy Awards, there's been a lot of talk about this year being a turning point for black filmmakers. Spike Lee, about to release his remake of...<p><i>Photos by Maggie West</i><p>Amidst all the fanfare …

Dwyane Wade sells sitcom about his life: The show's called Three the Hard Way, and the main char

<b>Dwyane Wade sells sitcom about his life:</b> The show's called <i>Three the Hard Way</i>, and the main character will be named Daryl Wade, because apparently, …

Fast Workouts for Cold Weather

A few tweaks make fast running in winter bearable.<p>In November 2008, teammates of Kodiak High School senior Trevor Dunbar shoveled the inside lane of their school track in Kodiak, Alaska, so Dunbar could scorch a 3,200-meter time trial under heavy snowfall. He ran 9:01, among the fastest times in …

Historical photographs get a 'colorized' makeover - in pictures

Do historic photographs look better in colour? The colorizers think so. Skilled digital artists such as Sanna Dullaway and Jordan J Lloyd are keen to remind us that the past was as colourful as the present – and their message is spreading though Reddit and Facebook. • Read Jon Henley on the …

5 biggest myths about Android

Fear, uncertainty and doubt, or FUD, is a common tactic in marketing and there’s a fair bit of evidence that negative advertising works. Competitive companies are backed up by legions of fans invested in their wares and everyone feeds their thoughts into the biggest rumor mill ever devised – the …

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Why Americans and Europeans may soon start dying of infections like it’s 1905 again

Antibiotics aren’t doing what they’re supposed to do anymore. You know, kill infections. Since Alexander Fleming invented penicillin 75 years ago, nearly all bacteria have mutated into strains impervious to antibiotics. Those souped up bacteria now kill hundreds of thousands of people, at a …

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