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Meet The Network Of Guys Making Thousands Of Dollars Tweeting As “Common White Girls”

The Twitter illuminati that made "Alex From Target" an overnight sensation can drive millions of clicks with a simple retweet.<p>Cameron Asa is a 21-year-old communications major at the University of Tennessee. He's also the owner of Tweet Like A Girl, a Twitter account with 1.2 million followers.<p>Asa …

How to make your own almond-hugging bear cookies

Only a mad man would dare eat these sweet, adorable teddy bear cookies innocently embracing almonds and other nuts! French-trained Japanese cook, Maa …

Riddles, Lies, and Lives -- From Fidel Castro and Muhammad Ali to Albert Einstein and Barbie

<b>Century of Disaster</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p><i>The following passages are excerpted from Eduardo Galeano’s history of humanity,</i> Mirrors <i>(Nation Books).</i><p><b>Stalin</b><p>He learned to write in the language of Georgia, his homeland, but in the seminary the monks made him speak Russian.<p>Years later in Moscow, …

This is a rare photo of Mt. Fuji’s shadow

Due to low hanging clouds and fog, the view atop Mt. Fuji is usually blocked, hindering climbers from experiencing the majestic sights surrounding …

If Literary Classics Were Episodes of Jerry Springer: A Quiz

One of the things that moves literature is drama–and who’s the king of drama? You might say Shakespeare, Sophocles, or Williams, but that would be …

Comcast’s sales push: The “painful” customer service call was just the tip of the iceberg

After the infamous call with Ryan Block, a look into Comcast customer service<p>Earlier this month, a terrible Comcast customer call was thrust into the limelight. The infamous call -- which has been listened to more than 5 million times -- was recorded by customer Ryan Block, who merely wanted to …

15 Jokes Only Word Nerds Will Understand

Let's have a few words about all these puns on the internet. Just remember, GEICO's not possessive. These jokes are for everyone!

Uncontacted Amazonian Tribe Voluntarily Contacts Scientists, Catches Flu

The flu can be deadly to populations that have never encountered influenza viruses.<p>Late last month, something extraordinary happened at the edge of the rainforest in Acre, Brazil. Members of an uncontacted Amazonian tribe voluntarily approached scientists from the Brazilian government, <i>Science</i> …

5 DIY Photography Projects to Save You Money

Professionals and hobbyists alike realize that photography equipment is expensive. The high costs of gear and accessories is a fact of life for pros …

Benedict Cumberbatch Pointing at Things is our Favorite Comic-Con Phenomenon

As is usually the case, <b>Benedict Cumberbatch</b> seems to be having more fun than anyone else. The actor is at Comic-Con to promote his voice work for both <i>Penguins of Madagascar</i> and <i>The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies</i>. And, in fact, today Cumberbatch did a little voice work on the fly, indulging …

7 Signs You’re Drinking Too Much

Actors Shia LaBeouf and Robin Williams both announced last week that they’re seeking treatment for alcoholism: LaBeouf as an outpatient following an …

Kindle Unlimited: it's the end of losing yourself in a good book

Once upon a time, 12 years ago to be precise, David Bowie said something very perceptive. "Music itself is going to become like running water or electricity," he told a <i>New York Times</i> reporter. "So it's like, just take advantage of these last few years because none of this is ever going to happen …

Why Do People Love To Hate Zach Braff?

With his second directorial effort, Wish I Was Here, arriving in theaters, the former Scrubs star is as divisive as ever.<p>There are some celebrities who inspire as much vitriol as they do affection — like Katherine Heigl, Hollywood's reigning queen of tone-deaf remarks, or Anne Hathaway, whose …

29 Cats Who Failed So Hard They Won

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Boot up: smarter assistants, the new Apple, untangling headphones

A burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>Five things to know about Siri and Google Now's growing intelligence >> Forbes<p>Lawrence Flynn is CEO of Artificial Solutions, which makes natural language processing systems:<p>As the race for the ultimate personal assistant heats …

'Nothing is ever dry down here. Ever.'

Sixty feet below the sea, in the world's only underwater habitat, a group of scientists is trying to unlock the ocean’s secrets. But how do the crew of the Aquarius stay sane?<p>What Houston is to space stations, a turquoise two-storey home in Key Largo is to Aquarius, the world’s only underwater …

Mila Kunis on Ashton Kutcher: 'I Found the Love of My Life'

Mila Kunis has experienced a lot of firsts with her now fiancé, Ashton Kutcher, including her very first kiss.<p>“My first real kiss ever was with him …

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THE INSIDE STORY OF YO: How A 'Stupid' App Attracted Millions Of Dollars And Rocketed To The Top Of The App Store

Moshe Hogeg was getting tired of asking his employee Or Arbel for a favor.<p>Hogeg, the CEO and founder of Tel Aviv company Mobli, had requested a simple way to get in touch with his wife and his assistant on his smartphone. Email chains were burdensome. Even texting encouraged longer conversations …

REVIEW: A Million Ways to Die in the West, but Few Ways to Laugh

<b>Correction appended, May 28, 2014</b><p>I like Seth MacFarlane — theoretically. His ingratiating personality reminds me of half the kids I knew at my Jesuit …

10 Places That Are In Danger Of Disappearing Forever

After more than 400,000 people marched in NYC's People's Climate March last weekend, we're paying extra attention to how climate change can affect some of our favorite places in the world.<p>Certain exquisite tourist destinations --like Australia, Africa, Italy and India-- have one unfortunate thing …

8 fantastic paid iPhone and iPad apps that are free for a limited time

Smartphones have been around for quite some time but truth be told, they weren’t terribly smart until the advent of on-device app stores. Apps had …

Patton Oswalt Hits The Street With Billy Eichner Who Is FURIOUS About 'Ratatouille'

No one is angrier about "Ratatouille" not getting the respect it deserves than Billy Eichner.<p>Watch as Eichner welcomes Patton Oswalt to the street to play "Does Shakira know what this is?" only to spend the first half of the segment screaming about Disney and Pixar's inability to make the …

How Scarlett Johansson helped me challenge disfigurement stigma

Adam Pearson is used to people noticing him. A few weeks ago, he was in a DVD shop near his home in Croydon, south London, and a gaggle of teenage girls starting talking loudly about him and taking photos of his face on their smartphones. "They were saying 'Oh, look at that man'," says Pearson. …

'F*cking Tourist' Series Will Make You Think Twice About How You Travel

It probably doesn't come as a huge surprise that tourists are amongst the most reviled subgroups of human beings. Butchering languages, crowding up local spots, snapping photos without permission and dropping a few offensive comments along the way, few tourists manage to explore a new locale …

'SNL' Recap: Seth Rogen Mocks James Franco for Chat With Underage Girl (Video)

Zooey Deschanel and Taylor Swift also make cameos on the NBC show.<p><b>Seth Rogen</b> and <i>Saturday Night Live</i> hit it out of the park multiple times this week …