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23 Companies That Help You Travel The World For Free (And Might Pay You, Too)

Think you can’t afford to go on vacation? Think again.<p>A Wisconsin-based teacher and author with a passion for Spain, Abbey Algiers looks for inexpensive ways to take trips on her summer holidays. So when she discovered Diverbo, she couldn’t believe it. Diverbo offers free vacations for English …

Travel

Secretly Filmed Video Shows North Koreans Dramatically Defying Authority

North Korea is undoubtedly one of the most closed off countries on earth. Few Western reporters are on the ground in the country, and its own media efforts are rarely taken as anything other than propaganda.<p>Not only does this mean that poorly-sourced stories about execution by dog make headlines …

North Korea

Watch Members Of Congress Read Nasty Tweets About Themselves

Ever wonder what how members of Congress react when they see mean messages tweeted at them? Now you can see their reactions.<p>NowThisNews had several members of Congress - including Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) - read different nasty tweets sent their way. It was based off …

Eric Swalwell

Watch Ellie Kemper Pretend To Be A Mall Gift Wrapper

Elli Kemper + Ellen Degeneres = gold.

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 …

Superfight, A Multiplayer Card Game That Pits Characters Against Each Other in Ridiculous Fights

“<i>Imagine Apples to Apples meets Cards Against Humanity. Then, after they meet, they fight to the death.</i>”<p>Luckyshirt has created Superfight, a …

Board Games

Outlook, Office, Skype, Bing, Breaking News, and Latest Videos

Join Rewards and earn points when you explore and search on MSN.<p>See your recent documents, or start one for free with Office Online.<p>Sign in to your …

Middling logic, middling newspaper: New York Times bows to government, again, on NSA

By withholding details of Edward Snowden documents, the paper of record shows it cares more about power than news<p>Ever since Edward Snowden made his daring leap into the kingdom of his own conscience last spring, I have tried and tried but can't find a single American--even among Snowden’s most …

Report: DEA Has Been Secretly Snooping on More Americans’ Phone Calls Than Even the NSA

<i>The New York Times</i> last night published an article that should put to rest the debate over whether we live in a free country. We don't:<p>For at least …

MGMT's Long Strange Trip: Inside Their Most Experimental Album Yet

How the psychedelic duo almost lost their minds<p>Not long ago, something funny started to happen inside the tawny, shaggy head of MGMT's Andrew …

What Are the Cast of School Of Rock Up to Now?

The cast reunited to play the film's theme song last week, but what the hell are they doing now that it's been ten years since the film was released?<p>(via)<p>Last week the cast of <i>School of Rock</i> reunited to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the only film in which Jack Black is semi-bearable. The …

Miley Cyrus

Two New Albums You Must Listen To Right Now

And so it was that two new albums were released unto the world, and they featured sounds inspired by the video games of ago. And they were good. Lo, …

Albums

Mom Reluctantly Allows Her 4-Year Old to Finish Her Drawings & Ends Up With a Brilliant Series

<i>Mr Beever</i><p>Illustrator, graphic artist, and mom Mica Angela Hendricks writes on her blog that she didn’t set out to share her brand new sketchbook with …

Drawing

Felicia Day and Ryon Day Play Secret of Mana Pt. 2 - Co-Optitude Episode 13

How to Make Any Caramel Corn in 5 Steps

<i>Here at Food5, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Take back caramel corn from the state fair. With 5 simple steps and the perfect caramel ratio, you can make</i> …

Dessert

How Facebook is banishing roommate horror stories from the dorm

Ah, the dreaded college roommate. Or the perfect roommate. It's all less of a guessing game, thanks to -- you guessed it -- Facebook.<p>"We're starting to see a sentiment shift. Housing people are understanding that Facebook is not going away."<p>For some schools, self-selection is a no-brainer, no …

College & University

20 Inspiring Films To Watch Before You Turn 30

These all have important life lessons. Like, definitely trust that random hot guy who looks like Ethan Hawke.

This Game Isn't About Violence Or Guns. Just People.

Once in a while, a game comes along that means a whole hell of a lot to you — one you want everybody you know to sit down and play. For me, <i>Gone Home</i> …

Writing

Guy Hilariously Replaces Minecraft's Sound Effects With His Voice

Now, modding the audio in a game like <i>Minecraft</i> isn't so rare. But R2Bl3nd's custom sound effects—all of which are his own voice—are too fantastic not …

Minecraft

Aha, So THIS Is How You Get Toddlers To Stop Crying

It's genius, what arfmoochikncheez has discovered. All he does to get his kid to stop throwing a tantrum is ask her to do something completely …

Parenting

7 Sites You Should Be Wasting Time On Right Now

Does this week already have you feeling defeated? Well, we've got just what you need to make it through the mid-week slump.<p>It's Wednesday, which means we're back with 7 more sites to entertain and distract you until Friday gets here. Check out our latest picks below and let us know if you come …

Rock Singers Without Instruments Sound Insane

If you take away the guitars and drums, most rock songs just sound like a maniac hollering in the street. Which is not necessarily a bad thing.

Man Hacks Zuckerberg's Facebook

Family of Henrietta Lacks finally gets rights to her cells, 62 years after they were taken

While 31-year-old Henrietta Lacks laid in a hospital bed, dying of cervical cancer, doctors took two samples of the tumor cells growing inside her. 62 years later, those cells are still growing and have served as the foundation for countless experiments, including vaccine development and drug …

YouTube Wants to Hear Your Complaints, So It Can Parody Them

YouTube attracts a billion people a month. And that means that it also generates a lot of complaints, too — some of them from people who put videos …

Michael Winslow Creates Funny Car Alarm Sound Effects With His Voice in Mock Ad

Recently on <i>Late Night with Jimmy Fallon</i>, comedian and sound effects master Michael Winslow (<i>Police Academy</i> and <i>Spaceballs</i>) shared his vocal talents in …

Jimmy Fallon

Louis C.K.'s 10 Funniest Moments

America's darkest comedian dressed as Abe Lincoln and more<p>Louis C.K. struggled as a stand-up comic for 15 years, telling the same inane jokes. Then …

Comedy