ODDITIES & SOCIAL BLAH BLAHS

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

13 documentaries on Netflix that will change the way you see the world

Documentaries have a bad reputation, and that changes now. What some perceive as a boring genre is actually a home to some of the most inspiring, …

Documentaries

165 Street Artists Took Over an Abandoned Building in Berlin, and the Results Are Wild - Creators

What happens when 165 street artists take over a single building in Berlin? The result is a five-floor urban art labyrinth boasting the work of creators from over 70 countries. There's not a single canvas in sight. Filled with low-lights, sound effects, 3D casts, growing things, unnerving …

Art

Watch a Rare Drone Video of a Blue Whale Feeding

Blue whales are picky eaters. It’s not because they’re finicky about flavors; it's the meal's size that matters. The ocean giants eschew small, …

Marine Biology

13 Great Jack Nicholson Quotes for His 80th Birthday

Jack Nicholson turns 80 today. Let's celebrate with some of the actor's wit and wisdom.<p>1. ON ADVICE<p>"I hate advice unless I'm giving it. I hate giving …

American Airlines video shows flight attendant losing it

A clip posted to Facebook shows a member of the flight crew, who allegedly mistreated a female passenger, going all aggro with a man who called him out.<p>What happens when a woman, her child and a stroller get squeezed into a tight space with a bunch of other people? Another airline catastrophe.<p>This …

Airlines

WATCH: We Discovered This Student A Cappella Group on YouTube and We’re Obsessed

There are many times when the most beautiful things are discovered by accident. For us, it was discovering the Brigham Young University (BYU) Vocal …

Productivity

Why Starbucks Baristas Are Rebelling Against the Unicorn Frappuccino

Oh, it seemed like an amusing idea.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>It's pink and happy and sweet and tart.<p>It's purple and jolly and, did I mention pink?<p>The Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino has been exciting human beings all over …

Unicorns
Cancer

Bill Gates limits his children's use of technology

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has revealed that he limits his children’s exposure to technology.<p>The world’s richest person says his kids clamoured …

Facebook Murder Fantasy

Podcast: Download |<p>Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS<p>Tracy starts out the show talking about being solo …

Green Day

WTF nature: Snake tries to bite a guy on a motorcycle

You'd think that the chances of being bit by a snake while taking a leisurely drive on a motorcycle would be pretty low. Maybe not so much in Lampang, Thailand.<p>A biker driving down a street was forced to swerve at the last second to avoid a snake hanging out in the middle of the road. Just as he …

Nature

Top 10 Must-Read Mindfulness Books Of All Time

You’ve probably heard before that a book can change your life. This phrase couldn’t more relevant than to a book about mindfulness. Practising this …

Prince Harry says he has been 'very close to a complete breakdown'

Prince Harry isn’t “fine.” He is, however, much better than he used to be.<p>The 32-year-old royal broke with his family’s “stiff upper lip” tradition and opened up in a Sunday podcast about his struggles with mental health that stemmed, in part, from Princess Diana’s sudden death in 1997.<p>He’s been …

Royal Family

More than 3,200 stores are shutting down — here's the full list

Retailers are closing thousands of stores following years of declines in sales and customer traffic.<p>We compiled a list of the more than 3,200 closures that have been announced so far in 2017. Most of the closures are scheduled for first half of the year.<p>Here's the full list:<p>Some retailers have …

List-Worthy

Smartphone users temporarily blinded after looking at screen in bed

Medical journal reports that two women experience ‘transient smartphone blindness’ after constantly checking phones in the dark<p>Warning: Looking at …

Kids Notice Things Adults Completely Miss, New Research Says

Sometimes kids' "weakness" is actually a strength, according to recently published studies.<p>We usually assume that, as adults, we know more and can handle far more advanced cognitive tasks than our kids, but new research shows that our L.O.s may actually have the upper hand in <i>some</i> ways.<p>Two new …

Parenting

United Airlines CEO Apologizes After Video Shows Man Dragged Off Flight

The CEO of United Airlines apologized to customers on Monday following an incident on an overbooked flight where video appeared to show an elderly man being dragged from his seat and through the aisle of a plane.<p>Several videos posted on social media appeared to show three law enforcement officers …

Aviation

Equal Pay Day: a wage gap fact check

How would someone go about finding the true wage gap numbers across gender and race groups in the US? Mona Chalabi investigates on Equal Pay Day<p>Hey there, hope your week is going well. I’m delivering this week’s fact check a bit early. Yesterday, I got an email from Daniel in Lancaster, California, …

Gender

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Teams Solve Problems Faster When They’re More Cognitively Diverse

Looking at the executive teams we work with as consultants and those we teach in the classroom, increased diversity of gender, ethnicity, and age is apparent. Over recent decades the rightful endeavor to achieve a more representative workforce has had an impact. Of course, there is a ways to go, …

Recruitment

Sexism is the new clickbait. Find another route to internet fame.

It's becoming all too easy for brands to use sexism as low-hanging fruit to go viral. Time after time, we rise to the bait, giving the brands exactly what they set out to achieve — internet fame.<p>In some ways, it's reassuring to see a brand getting dragged for sexism. The fact that people will …

Sexism

Kids Who Do Chores Are More Successful Adults

When your kids balk, science is on your side.<p>Want your kids to grow up to be successful? Make them do chores. When they balk (and trust me: they will probably balk), you can tell them that scientific research supports you.<p>It sounds great, and it's true--but there is a catch. (We'll get to that in a …

Parenting

He Cheated Death Twice

Podcast: Download |<p>Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS<p>He cheated death twice and after turning his back on …

Woman Blames Car Crash On Bigfoot

Sasq-OUCH!<p>An Idaho motorist told the local sheriff’s department that a Bigfoot sighting caused her to crash her car last Wednesday night.<p>According to Pullman Radio, the woman, who was not identified, told the Latah County Sheriff’s Office that she saw a Sasquatch chasing a deer on a stretch of …

UFOs

When Will My Life Not Suck; 19 yr old Cameron Presson Presses On!

Podcast: Download |<p>Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS<p>Our teens are adults under construction. It’s our …

Wells Fargo Rolls Out Cardless ATMs Across U.S.

Starting on Monday, Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) depositors can withdraw money using a smartphone at any branded ATM, the latest sign of U.S. lenders moving away from traditional brick-and-mortar banking.<p>Jonathan Velline, Wells Fargo's head of ATM and branch banking, said that the San Francisco-based …

Jing-Jin-Ji: China Planning Megalopolis the Size of New England

TIANJIN, China — China's rulers are planning a megacity that would be home to 130 million people and cover an area the size of New England.<p>Sitting on the northeast coast of China, Jing-Jin-Ji — which stands for "Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei" — is a central plank of the country's economic development plan …