Molly St George Laurain

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5 Great Podcasts You Should Start Listening to Right Now

If you want to change your your business (or personal) life for the better, that is.<p>I don't need to convince you to start listening to podcasts.<p>But I do want to convince you to give <i>these</i> podcasts a try. (Some are a little off the beaten business podcast path, but in a very good way.)<p><b>1. WorkLife</b> …

Self-improvement

25 Greatest Internet DJ Mixes of All Time

There's no substitute for experiencing a skilled DJ in a killer space, mixing live. Still, there are still only so many nights you can spend dancing …

Music

Boozy root beer is about to be huge

Pumpkins, peaches, and chocolate. Eventually, beermakers were going to get back to roots.<p>Hard root beer–think A&W with alcohol–is coming to a head this summer, as craft breweries look for a competitive edge and drinkers develop a taste for sweeter swill.<p>One brand, in particular, is coveted: Not …

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‘How Gay Do I Sound?’

It’s a truth universally acknowledged among many gay guys that they are self-conscious about their “gay-sounding” voice. My longtime friend David …

Self-awareness

Artist manipulates photos into surreal and dreamlike scenes

Typically, when we feature Sarah DeRemer's artwork, we're weirded out by her animal mashups. But this time, we're going to peek into her dream …

Mermaid Melissa footage: swimming in crystal clear blue water

Meet a real-life mermaid

Mermaid Melissa is not like most Floridian girls. For one, the 33-year-old formerly known as Melissa Dawn can hold her breath for five minutes underwater. For another, she has a whole wardrobe of glittery fish tails.<p>The mermaid has more than 480,000 followers on Facebook, and a YouTube channel …

Marine Conservation

Are Uber drivers throwing bottles of piss all over London?

You may not have noticed but mark my words, others have. Here it comes, people – London is overflowing with the bottled piss of taxi drivers. It seems that Uber cabbies have four modes – driving, waiting for strangers to scream at them down the phone something like "I literally don't know how you …

McDonald's

Instagram user offers discount prices to fight artist selling $90,000 screenshots of her photos

When Selena Mooney found out that an artist was selling printed versions of her company's Instagram pictures without permission for $90,000 each, her …

Sweet 16 Party Ruined by Poop Rain

When you plan your Sweet 16 as a teenage girl, there are several things you worry about possibly ruining the party. For example: that your crush …

Candles

Every Single Bodega in Manhattan, Photographed

Artist Gail Victoria Braddock Quagliata walked the whole borough to document each instance of this cultural institution.<p>When Gail Victoria Braddock Quagliata was a student teacher at an art education program in the Lower East Side, she had a long walk from the subway station to school. To keep …

Street Photography

Firefighters Rescue Parrots After Hearing Their Cries For Help

Firefighters in Middleton, Idaho, heard cries from a burning house — cries they thought were people trapped inside. Luckily for the parrots, they had been trained to cry for help in an emergency.<p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Firefighters in Middleton, Idaho, heard …

Fire Fighting

Man Takes His Giant Pet Tortoise out for a Stroll through the Streets of Tokyo

If you're not a cat or a dog person, consider the next best thing: a giant tortoise similar to this man's faithful reptile companion. This elderly gentleman has become a familiar sight on the streets of Tsukishima, Tokyo, where he regularly takes his pet African spurred tortoise out for a …

Pets

Stray Dog Spontaneously Joins Swedish Team Competing in 430-Mile Amazonian Race

Right before a four-person Swedish team was scheduled to hike, kayak, and bike a grueling 430-mile endurance race through the Amazon rainforest, they sat down for a quick meal together. That's when teammate Mikael Lindnord noticed a tattered, miserable-looking stray dog. Feeling sympathy for the …

Amazon River

Oops! A Price Is Right Model Accidentally Gave Away a Car—Watch the Hilarious Fail!

It's OK, <b>Manuela</b>. You were in a giving mood, and that's very nice of you.<p>It was contestant Andrea's lucky day today when she appeared on <i>The Price is</i> …

Schadenfreude

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Books

Pope Francis Happily Accepts a Pizza While Riding the Popemobile in Naples: Watch the Funny Video!

Biscardi says of the stunt, "The bodyguard at some point realized our good intentions and invited Enzo to approach. We are proud that the pope …

Revolutionary New "Skateboard" Removes The Board Completely

In a futuristic take on pedestrian transportation, these sidewinding circular skates give users the sensation of “skateboarding” – minus the board. Riders simply place their feet inside the pair of rings, standing on pedal-like platforms that rotate inside the circles on tracks. The concept is …

Cool Stuff

25 Fantastic and Funny Photos Celebrate Photoshop's 25th Birthday

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Twenty-five years ago, this week, a little graphics editing program named Photoshop was born. Fast forward a few decades and now we're living in a world where surreal-looking images are all around us. As part of the celebration, Adobe has launched a search for 25 of the …

Photoshop

The 10 most important Youtube videos of all time

In the past decade, the website has become a huge part of our culture and an important platform for brands to engage with users.<p>It's where music videos live. It's where movie trailers premiere. It's where a whole new class of multimillionaire "Youtube stars" have cropped up.<p>To chart Youtube's …

Some Guy Got Drake's Mixtape Art Tattooed On His Neck Because YOLO

Dedicated Drake fans have probably already memorized all of the songs on Drake's new mixtape, "If You're Reading This It's Too Late." But one man, Richy Huck, took his fandom to the next level with a tattoo that has made its way around the Internet:<p>Mike Bage, the tattoo artist from Bishop Auckland, …

Miley Cyrus

Double amputee controls bionic arms with his mind

Prosthetic technology has made huge leaps in recent years, but the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is pushing it into <i>Six Million</i> …

It's Katy Perry's 30th Birthday! See Her Transform from High School Freshman to Pop Queen

Born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, the wildly personable and international pop icon Katy Perry rings in the big 3-0 today, but that’s not all the singer …

15 Wildly Inappropriate Pumpkins For A More Shocking Halloween

Sometimes the classic Jack-o'-lantern design just won't cut it for Halloween. You need something a little bit edgier.<p>If you're looking for pumpkin decorating ideas that go far beyond the triangle eyes and toothy smile designs of yesteryear, get inspired by some of the most inappropriate ones the …

Google Street View Uses Camels to Capture Stunning Images of the Arabian Desert

Thanks to Google Maps' latest addition to Street View, viewers can now journey across the sands of the Liwa Desert in Abu Dhabi through the 360-degree images captured by Street View Trekkers mounted on camels. The ancient desert, which makes up part of the Arabian Desert, consists of vast expanses …

Google Street View

Wakie Wakes You With Phone Calls From Strangers

There’s alarm clock apps that force you to spin around, and ones that require you to move closer to your router. Then there’s Wakie, an app that encourages random strangers around the world to wake you up with a phone call.<p>Wakie has actually existed before, as it’s the international version of the …

Surprise! Hello Kitty Is Not a Cat

Hello Kitty! You have seen her on your eight-year-old cousin’s backpack and your college roommate’s tote bag (“I . . . uh, got this when I was younger!”), on a dress worn by Lady Gaga and the track list of Avril Lavigne’s most recent album. Hello Kitty has become something of a behemoth, reportedly …

Every Dude You Know Owns This J.Crew Gingham Shirt

Here's the proof.<p>Look over. Is that guy by you wearing a blue gingham shirt from J.Crew? Of course he is.<p>This summer, this specific shirt has become a uniform for a certain type of guy: in his 20s and 30s, urban dweller, probably <i>really</i> into craft beer. He rolls his eyes at the bros in polo shirts …

The Look Of Funny: How The Onion’s Art Department Works

The absurd scenes and photos that look like bad stock art? They’re all designed from scratch.<p>An <i>Onion</i> article titled “New Law Enforcement Robot Can Wield Excessive Force Of 5 Human Officers” includes a remarkable bit of artwork, which you can see above: a muscled, armored tank-like robot armed with …