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This Is The Vintage Drake And Rihanna Ad Of Our Dreams

It seems like everywhere you look, there's a new celebrity endorsement. Actors and singers alike grace the pages of magazines, glare back at us on television and even lend their voices to brands. It's difficult then, to remember a time when they <i>weren't</i> the most obvious choice to star in an …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

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The High Art of Ramen in Tokyo

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>When someone mentions ramen, you probably think of those store-bought dried noodles you bring to life with boiling water and a packet of spices.<p>In <b>Tokyo</b>, ramen noodle soup is not fast food; it’s an art form.<p>Complexly flavored, the perfect bowl of ramen combines clear broth …

Woman, Man, Bourbon

During Sunday night’s season première of “Mad Men,” Woodford Reserve, a respected, mid-shelf bourbon, kicked off a new national ad campaign with a thirty-second spot entitled “Bookshelf.” It features a laid-back drumbeat, filtered-light visuals, and one of the better-looking crowds of day drinkers …

The World of Japanese Vending Machines

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Kurt Cobain 'had nowhere to go musically' when he died

Kurt Cobain, who died 20 years ago, is rock's James Dean, says Neil McCormick<p>Twenty years ago, the body of <b>Kurt Cobain</b> was discovered, dead by his own hand in a brutal act of self-destruction, immediately launching Nirvana’s tortured leader into the pantheon of rock’s most iconic and tragic stars. …

The Mesmerizing Gifs of Graphonaute | Colossal

<p>Science student Hugo Germain (aka. Graphonaute) is just 18 years old, but crates animations and visual effects that seem well beyond his years. …

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Japanese Vending Machines, Selling You Hallucinogenic Herbs for Sexy Good Times

Prior to the 2002 World Cup, hallucinogenic mushrooms were legal in Japan. They were sold in little vending machines at love hotels across Japan and …

American Netflix In Canada: Many Have Discovered How To Get It

Canadians have figured out that when it comes to Netflix, they're getting a bit of a raw deal.<p>Americans and Canadians pay roughly the same price for …

The WikiLeaks Mole

On a recent frigid night near Reykjavik, Iceland, Sigurdur “Siggi” Thordarson slips into a bubbling geothermal pool at a suburban swim club. The …

71 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014: ‘The Hunger Games,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ And More

Upcoming<p>71 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014: ‘The Hunger Games,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ And More<p>We waded through more than 600 films to bring you the best of …

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2013

John Tlumacki. Boston, Mass., USA. April 15, 2013. The first Boston Marathon bomb exploded about two hours and forty m<p>... VIEW MORE<p>John …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Where to Go Next in Europe

Everyone knows the great capitals of Europe – London, Rome, Paris, Berlin: steeped in history, rich in architecture, cuisine, and so much more. …

Stars Who Citi Bike

Push the Pedal<p>Stars Who Citi Bike<p>Stars, they’re just like us. From Lindsay Lohan to Leonardo DiCaprio, see celebrities who have put the pedal to the …

Where The Walls Still Talk

Tales from the legendary hotel-slash-commune that housed Jackson Pollock, Dylan Thomas, Arthur Miller, Bob Dylan, Robert Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith, and Sid Vicious—told by residents like Rufus Wainwright, Betsey Johnson, R. Crumb, and Andy Warhol.<p>Anita! Soon this Chelsea Hotel<br>Will vanish before the …

If Congress Won't Raise the Debt Ceiling, Obama Will Be Forced to Break the Law

Wouldn't it be better to save the nation from default by invoking the Fourteenth Amendment, than to stand by and do nothing?<p>Back in 2011, I found myself writing (and writing and writing and writing and writing) about Section Four of the Fourteenth Amendment. Afterwards, it seemed like a bizarre …

Sinead O'Connor Writes Open Letter To Miley Cyrus | 102.7 JACK-FM

Miley Cyrus recently compared herself to Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor. Cyrus told <i>Rolling Stone</i> that her video for <i>Wrecking Ball</i> was like …

It's Not Just Obamacare: The Real, Spectacular Rise in Opposition to Government Programs

There was a sharp spike in opposition to government programs from 2008 to 2010 -- the opposite of the reaction during the Great Depression -- but only among Republicans.<p>If you want to understand why the federal government is shut down for the first time in 17 years, a good place to start would be …

Miley Cyrus: Confessions of Pop’s Wildest Child

In the backroom of a tattoo parlor on North La Brea Avenue in L.A., Miley Cyrus is about to get some new ink. “Allright, face down,” says the tattoo …

I Quit Teach for America

Five weeks of training was not enough to prepare me for a room of 20 unruly elementary-schoolers.<p><i>I am sitting in a comfortable gold folding chair inside one of the many ballrooms at the Georgia International Convention Center. The atmosphere is festive, with a three-course dinner being served and</i> …

7 Creative Ideas to Spice Up Your Photography

Human beings are creatures of habit; we seek out patterns, we search for comfort and contentment, we settle into routines. These aren’t necessarily …

Nokia racks up the retweets by poking fun at Apple's iPhone 5C

Last week, as Apple was announcing the iPhone 5C, its first colored iPhone, Nokia's marketing team took a moment to poke fun at the company's latest innovation. A tweet posted to the Nokia UK account simply said "thanks, Apple" and was accompanied by an image of the rainbow-hued Lumia family …

Ana Mendieta – in pictures

Cuban artist Ana Mendieta died mysteriously in 1985. Here are some of the dark, ritualistic images she left behind

iFixit does its ritual teardown of the gold iPhone 5s

So here they go. We got a whiff of a teardown earlier today from an Australian company but iFixit generally digs down a little deeper, has some great pictures, and damn, they got a GOLD iPhone 5s. What’s so good about the gold? Well besides the fact that it is the bling-iest phone in existence, it …

Phenomenal Footage Of A Dancer Battling With Light

There's few dance videos quite as breathtaking as 'Nuance'.<p>Created by Marc-Antoine Locatelli it's the near perfect blend of choreography, motion …

14 Favorite Fall Destinations

TravelDigital Nomad<p>The world turns and seasons change—summer has passed and led us into gentler autumn with its changing leaves and more rigid schedule. The kids are back in school, and work is revving back up again, but there is no such thing as a bad time to go wandering.<p>Next month, National …