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11 Habits Of Mentally Strong People

Mental strength is a choice and a discipline, not an innate quality bestowed upon the lucky.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be …

Why Jon Stewart Fought So Hard For 9/11 Responders

The former "Daily Show" host went to Capitol Hill twice to help the people who had risked their lives get access to health care. It left him disgusted.<p>WASHINGTON -- It was Sept. 16, just a few days after the 14th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks. Over the previous five months, sick and …

Why This Group Of Atheists, Agnostics And Seekers Loves Christmas

About 900 revelers crowded into London's Union Chapel last Thursday, ready to sing their hearts out. They were atheists, humanists, agnostics, spiritual seekers and many things in between. And they were there for the Yule Rock concert, a joyous celebration of Christmas.<p>Many members of this merry …

Loneliness Within Marriage

Many of my clients discuss a feeling of loneliness within their marriages. Often their spouses look at them with confusion or contempt, asking how it's possible to feel alone when they are in fact, in the same house or even room with them a great deal of the time. I've written this article for …

10 New Books You Need to Read This Year

From biographies to technical studies and step-by-step guides, here are 10 books that you should look for in the next few months.<p>Of course, we think you can learn a lot online. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive, there is often no substitute for the kind of thoughtful analysis you can get …

Supercut of Drug Scenes in Movies

Las Vegas-based Robert Jones has created a far out supercut video of drug scenes in movies.<p>Related Laughing Squid Posts<p>Loading...<p>In addition to this …

Nugtella, California Edibles Company Laces Nutella-Like Hazelnut Spread With Medical Marijuana

Nugtella is a “medical marijuana hazelnut spread” made by San Jose, California-based edibles company Organicares. It has 320mg of THC in each cup and …

BoredomRoulette, A Website For Exploring Random Potluck Links

Branch co-founder Hursh Agrawal has created BoredomRoulette, a StumbleUpon-like website that gives users random interesting, funny, and insightful …

14 Fantastic Futurama Fan Art Creations

Last night, <i>Futurama</i> aired its final episode. Let's take a look back at a few of the coolest <i>Futurama</i> artworks ever created during the show's run.<p>1. …

Hayao Miyazaki

Not just the year of Stephen King: 10 excellent, underappreciated books from 1983

Although 1983 falls squarely during the reign of the king of horror—Stephen King released three books and had three of his works adapted into …

Elliott Smith’s ode to embracing the ending, yourself

<i>In Hear This,</i> A.V. Club <i>writers sing the praises of songs they know well—some inspired by a weekly theme and some not, but always songs worth …

The 11 Worst Sounds in the World

Scientists agree that unpleasant sounds fall into two distinct categories: first, annoying sounds like incessant car alarms and snoring, because they …

25 Things Turning 25 This Year

The year 1988 was a quarter-century ago. If you're turning 25 this year, good news—you can now rent a car in the US without paying a weird fee, <i>and</i> …

Pop Culture

11 Jobs Your Guidance Counselor Didn't Tell You About

Remember when your high school guidance counselor told you that if you didn’t buckle down and study, you’d end up flipping burgers for a living? Now …

Jeff Gillooly

12 Cruel Anti-Suffragette Cartoons

Throughout history, there were people who did not want women to vote. Women would work, they would pay taxes, they would technically be considered …

10 Snack Foods Originally Sold as Medicines

There was a time when you could have subsisted on graham crackers, Moxie, and Goo-Goo Clusters and called it a healthy diet. In fact, a lot of foods …

10 Obscure Rules from the World of Sports

An obscure baseball rule made headlines recently when minor league baseballer Vinnie Catricala of the Midland RockHounds (the Oakland A's farm team) …

Texas League

The 5 Scariest Buildings in America

What makes a building scary? Its design has something to do with it, certainly. But even the most innocuous looking suburban McMansion can be made …

The 35 Best Costumes at the D23 Expo

Last weekend was the D23 Expo, Disney's fan convention—basically the Disney Comic-Con—and people certainly dressed to impress. Though there was a …

Paramount Network

15 Historical Complaints About Young People Ruining Everything

Nothing is certain in this life but death, taxes, and the existence in every generation of fuddy-duddies who carp about things not being what they …

11 People Who Lived to Read Their Own Obituaries

You might think that the death of a famous person would be relatively easy to double check before reporting it—but you would be wrong. For hundreds …

Paramount Network

What's the Most Interesting Thing You Learned This Week?

<i>On Fridays, I ask a series of questions I hope will inspire discussion in the comments. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this</i> …

New York Times

Why Are Soccer Balls Made of Hexagons?

Once upon a time, soccer balls (or footballs, depending on where you hail from) were inflated pig bladders wrapped in leather. One variation was an …

Wilt Chamberlain

Ten Days in a Madhouse: The Woman Who Got Herself Committed

<i>In 1887, intrepid reporter Nellie Bly pretended she was crazy and got herself committed, all to help improve conditions in a New York City mental</i> …

The Polyphonic Spree: Yes, It’s True

“Big” has always been the operative word in The Polyphonic Spree’s vocabulary. From the flowing robes and ornate orchestration down to the sheer size …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

10 Inspirational Sentences That Could Change Your Life

Looking for a little bit of motivation? Then check out the newest Lifehack video that features ten inspirational sentences that may change your life. …

Motivation

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Neutral Milk Hotel announces extensive run of 2014 tour dates

Neutral Milk Hotel has added a whole slew of dates to its 2013-2014 reunion tour. The reclusive, Jeff Mangum-fronted act will play four shows in New …