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8 Things We Learned About Stephen Colbert on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

He and Seinfeld get to know each other.<p>Stephen Colbert has been almost entirely absent from our lives since stepping down from <i>The Colbert Report</i> last December. The man deserved a break, sure, but now that we're only a few months away from the premiere of <i>The Late Show with Stephen Colbert</i>, we've …

Comedy

Here's Some Undeniable Proof That Tahiti Is, In Fact, Paradise

This time of year is the ultimate challenge for those of us who suffer from wanderlust: The holidays are over, but the frost is still sticking. Spring still seems to be eons away.<p>However, a remedy exists for this existential monotony, and that is to plan a trip. Where better to go than …

Photographer Documents What People Are Reading on the NYC Subway

When Dutch photographer Reinier Gerritsen turned his lens to people reading on the New York City subway system, he launched a project that proves the power of the printed word is alive and well in the midst of public transportation. Gerritsen spent three years collecting the photos for “The Last …

New York City

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

Good morning! Here's what you need to know for Tuesday.<p><b>1.</b> Greece's new prime minister Alex Tsipras, leader of the radical leftist Syriza party, is set to unveil his cabinet Tuesday morning.<p><b>2.</b> The US East Coast is braced for a massive blizzard that could dump more than two feet of snow on some areas.<p>…

7 reasons to use emoticons in your writing and social media, according to science

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Do you remember seeing your first emoticon?<p>The first documented use of “:-)” dates back to 1982, when Scott Fahlman proposed that it be used as a “joke marker” on a message board for Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists. Here’s his …

How A Tiny Brewery Run By Monks Came To Make The Best Beer In The World

But fame found them anyway in the mid-2000s, when the beer-information website RateBeer.com named their dark, quadrupel-style 12 the best beer in the world.<p>RateBeer executive director Joe Tucker, who put together the beer ranking based on reviews from the site's users, said he had no idea how much …

Acquainted

17 Lessons Henri Cartier-Bresson Has Taught Me About Street Photography

<i>As this article is very long, I recommend reading this by saving it to Pocket or Instapaper. All photos in this article are copyrighted by Henri</i> …

Sundance 2015 review: Hot Girls Wanted – Newsflash! Porn can exploit!

If you were in the dark about the potential dangers for young women of employment in the porn industry, this documentary may prove instructive. For everyone else, it’s an unnecessary – if salutary – reminder<p>They should offer bins at each screening of Hot Girls Wanted, so everyone can throw away …

Loneliness

These NYC Snow Photos Show Us What New York Looks Like Without All The People

Winter Storm Juno hit New York City Monday night, but the "potentially historic" snowfall Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke of kinda forgot to make a showing.<p>Not that we're <i>complaining</i> about missing out on three to five feet of snow, but some people are giving NYC a hard time for overreacting and shutting …

5 Easy Places to Feel Like a Backpacking God

Who hasn't wanted to break loose with nothing but a backpack? To one day sit with your grandchildren on your knees as you thrill them with stories of how you rode a surly Yak deep into the Himalayas, or crossed the Andes on a bus with a howling meth addict for a driver.<p>But what if you can't just …

13 Things Guys Think About Missionary Sex

Missionary is the Ross Geller of sex positions.<p><b>1. Oh, great, we're having sex.</b> To be fair, this is realistically the only thought going through our heads during sex. During all of it. Hell, we're probably thinking, <i>I just had sex</i>, for an hour afterward. But little do we know we're about to get stuck …

Age of Happiness: The people who refuse to grow old

Weightlifting