ODDITIES & SOCIAL BLAH BLAHS

By Malcolm Out Loud | The latest and hotest in social blahs and those oddities that leave you shaking your head.

Dr. Seuss gets his own museum ... and we can't wait to visit

Fans of <i>The Cat In the Hat</i>, <i>The Lorax,</i> and <i>The Grinch Who Stole Christmas</i> now have a place to celebrate their favorite Seussian characters.<p>The new …

Amazing

21 Amazing Websites You Might have Missed

The internet is full of interesting websites that fulfil a diverse range of topics. There’s YouTube if you want to watch a video or if you’d rather …

Amazing

With her blog post about toxic bro-culture at Uber, Susan Fowler proved that one person can make a difference

The former engineer took a big swing at the car-hailing giant, and did us all an even bigger favor.<p>It was Lao Tzu who said that “the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”<p>In the case of complete and utter change reeling through Uber right now — culminating in the resignation of its …

Uber

Trump's tech roundtable: Changing the government's digital infrastructure

President Trump met with Silicon Valley’s top executives Monday in an effort to streamline the federal government’s digital infrastructure.<p>“Our goal is to lead a sweeping transformation of the federal government’s technology that will deliver dramatically better services for citizens, stronger …

Silicon Valley

How doodling can trigger feelings of pleasure

<i>Researchers say that art-making, and especially doodling, boosts activity in the brain's reward pathway.</i><p>A new study brings some good news for all the …

The Brain

This Is The Age At Which People Are Least Happy With Their Lives

Earlier this year, the 2017 World Happiness Report named Norway the world’s happiest country. We’ve learned how selfies, foods, drinking, and …

Happiness

Texting suicide verdict could set bad precedent, legal experts say

SAN FRANCISCO — The day after a juvenile court judge in Massachusetts convicted Michelle Carter of killing boyfriend Conrad Roy III with her words, some legal and cyber issues experts cautioned that the punishment may not fit the crime.<p>“I draw a line between moral and legal implications of what she …

Suicide

Sixty-Four Percent Of U.S. Households Have Amazon Prime

Amazon is big. Four out of every 10 dollars spent online in the U.S. is with Amazon (43 percent). Eighty percent of online growth comes from Amazon sales. Currently, there are approximately 80 million Amazon Prime members – that’s 64 percent of households in the U.S.! These stats and facts about …

United States

12 Fearless Founders on Where They Find Inspiration

Hint: it's not standing around a whiteboard.<p>The founders who made <i>Inc.'s</i> list of the 25 most disruptive startups of 2017 know a groundbreaking idea when they see one. They're working on everything from growing diamonds in a lab to transporting people from Chicago to Detroit in just 25 minutes. So …

Startups

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Internet

Roger Goodell sees no proof that NFL teams are blackballing Colin Kaepernick

The NFL commissioner doesn't think the league is colluding against Colin Kaepernick<p>It has been over three months since Colin Kaepernick became a free agent, and despite the fact that he was one of the better quarterbacks on the market, he still hasn't found a team to play for.<p>Although many people, …

NFL

Germany Plans to Crush 35 Tons of Fidget Spinners

To keep kids safe.<p>Fidget spinners, as you probably already know, are small toys currently in high demand among millions of children and teens across …

Weird

The Secret Megyn Kelly Tapes Alex Jones Released Are, Uh, Not Good for Megyn Kelly

<i>Ad Age "Media Guy" columnist Simon Dumenco's media roundup for the morning of Friday, June 16:</i><p>Today's unlikely cast of characters: an embatttled …

Advertising

What’s the Best Advice You Ever Got From Your Dad?

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! Let’s be honest, your pop probably wasn’t one to hold back on doling out life tips. Patrick Jones …

Father's Day

Michelle Carter Found Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter for Urging Boyfriend to Suicide

Michelle Carter was ruled guilty of involuntary manslaughter on Friday for urging her boyfriend Conrad Roy back into a car filling with carbon …

Crime

Yet more confirmation that WannaCry ransomware attack was from North Korea

North Korean hackers are allegedly behind the widespread ransomware attack that hit the UK's National Health Service, affecting computers and hospitals and doctors' offices last month, according to the <i>BBC</i>.<p>The hackers belong to a group known as Lazarus, who is believed to have targeted Sony Pictures …

North Korea

Medical Marijuana Bill Aims to Fight Jeff Sessions' Renewed War on Drugs

"Marijuana laws in America are broken," said Sen. Cory Booker, reintroducing a bill that would let some state weed laws supersede federal …

Cannabis

Watch an Old School Train Graffiti Mural Come to Life

A new site-specific interactive mural by respected spray artist SOFLES has amped up some lucky Romanians' commute in Bucharest's metro system, which is known for its distinct culture of thrill-seeking graffiti writers. The Melbourne-based writer uses the motion of a subway car's automatic doors to …

Street Art

The “Internet of Things” is way more vulnerable than you think—and not just to hackers

Not far from San Francisco International Airport, San Bruno is a quaint middle-class residential suburb, yet underground in San Bruno was a gas pipeline controlled by SCADA software that used the Internet as its communications backbone. On Sept. 9, 2010, a short circuit caused the operations room …

Internet of Things

Costco workers reveal the craziest things they've seen people return

• <b>Costco workers shared the strangest things customers have returned in a Reddit thread.</b>• <b><br>Customers have successfully returned empty alcohol bottles.</b>• <b><br>Apparently, one customer returned 13-year-old fish.</b>• <b><br>Don't return anything that smells like marijuana — u</b> <b>nless you want the cops to come.</b><p>When most people …

Thomson Reuters

Megyn Kelly Gets Confrontational With Alex Jones For Spreading Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theories

Last week, <i>Infowars</i> host Alex Jones invited NBC’s Megyn Kelly into his Austin studios, and the resulting interview did not go as (he) planned. At least, that’s the conclusion that one could draw from Jones’ subsequent rant, in which he called Kelly “cold, robotic, dead” and proclaimed that he had …

Megyn Kelly

These industries will explode along with China's middle class

In 1950, the United States was on the cusp of a boom that would produce the largest middle class in history. It was also the beginning of a surge in the U.S. economy that would make it one of the richest countries ever.<p>As we’ve told you before, China today is on the verge of something similar.<p>In …

Equality

The 11 best botanical gardens in the United States

Beat the heat in these urban paradises<p>Summer is in full swing, which means there’s no better time to play outdoors. But even diehard city lovers sometimes tire of the incessant urban annoyances in the summer months: the long commutes, the endless pavement, and the oppressive heat.<p>Luckily, nearly …

Flowers

Watch This Spider Crawl Out Of A Woman’s Ear, And Try Not To Wince

The eight-legged squatter was filmed calmly crawling out after being exposed with a light.<p>It’s a sight that’s not for the faint hearted.<p>Video shows a tiny spider crawling out of a woman’s ear after she sought help for an extreme headache in southern India, according to SWNS TV, which uploaded to …

Insects

Lawmaker mistakenly hands out document with porn references

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Be careful when you're surfing the web.<p>That's the lesson learned by a Rhode Island lawmaker, who acknowledged he mistakenly gave his colleagues a handout that showed open browser tabs referencing pornographic content.<p>State Rep. Ramon Perez brought printouts of a Wikipedia article …

Government

With Help From Friends And Family, Glen Campbell Says 'Adiós'

On Friday, the legendary singer-songwriter Glen Campbell bid a final farewell to his fans by releasing his last-ever album. Titled <i>Adiós,</i> it was recorded in 2012, when the "Rhinestone Cowboy" formally ended his music career after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease the year before.<p>Produced by …

Alzheimer's Disease

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