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Discover Today's Neo Hippie Counterculture

Electric Forest Festival, Michigan.<br>Steve Schapiro<p>1 of 13<p>For decades, Steve Schapiro’s iconic photographs have been witty visual documents of American …

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Aziz Ansari: Love, Online Dating, Modern Romance and the Internet

By aziz ansari<p>My parents had an arranged marriage. This always fascinated me. I am perpetually indecisive about even the most mundane things, and I …

Letter to a Young Army Ranger (From an Old One)

<b>Why the War on Terror Shouldn’t Be Your Battle</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>Dear Aspiring Ranger,<p>You’ve probably just graduated from high school and you’ve undoubtedly already signed an Option 40 contract guaranteeing you a shot at the Ranger indoctrination program (R.I.P.). If you make it …

Here's How To Get A Passport Fast, And No It's Not From A Shady Company

A U.S. passport is one of the most powerful in the world. Not only does it allow us travel to more than 150 different countries, but it also comes in a super-sized edition (because what's more American than that?!).<p>But when you book a trip and realize (gasp!) that you'll need a passport or that …

Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Testing May Make Quantified Drinking Easy

While testing whether a dash of yeast could keep you from getting drunk, we discovered that it's pretty entertaining — and revealing — to track your blood alcohol while drinking.<p>Using a device to test blood-alcohol levels, we watched the alcohol in our bodies soar as we drank two beers on empty …

A 23-Year-Old Left Her Contacts In For 6 Months And It Blinded Her In The Worst Way Possible

Taiwanese student Lian Kao, 23, left her contacts in for six months. That was enough time for an Amoeba to literally devour her eyeball, blinding her.<p>It's a grotesque story, to be sure, but it has plenty of lessons in it for the 71 million of us in the world who wear contact lenses.<p>The specific bug …

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'Please Don't Ask Where I'm From'

<i>By Mohamed Khairat</i><p>"Melbourne... Australia"<p>Time paused momentarily as those two words flashed on my phone's worn-out screen. My friend snatched it out of my hand, nosily wanting to know what text message had grabbed my attention.<p>I noticed her smile fading away, and then swiftly returning, trying to …

Vintage Slang Terms For Being Drunk Are Hilarious A Century Later

Do you think that people didn't get wasted back in ye olden tymes?<p>You're right. But they did occasionally drink enough beer, wine and liquor to get loaded, topheavy, boryeyed, moory and podgy.<p>All are listed in an amazing sidebar of synonyms for "drunk" published in the St. Louis Republic on June …

Osloh Jeans

Born from Brooklyn's bike scene in 2008, Osloh Jeans have sought to make the best pants and shorts for the global cycling community. After years of product testing and evolution, designer and founder Shawn Drayton has partnered with The Product Incubator founder (and owner of a 1972 Bristol 411) …

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Can Good Design Help You Get Laid?

And if not, what can? Leveraging the power of design, a new site is here to help people rub their parts together.<p>Good design can reveal the beauty of a chair, or send a rocket ship into interstellar space. It can distill form, function, and meaning down to its essence; bridge insurmountable social …

The Rise of the New New Left

Bill de Blasio’s win in New York’s Democratic primary isn’t a local story. It’s part of a vast shift that could upend three decades of American …