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Those babies who got kissed by presidential candidates? Here’s who they became.

“Here is a beautiful specimen of young American childhood,” Andrew Jackson declared as he examined a dirty-faced baby handed to him at a campaign stop in the early 1800s. It would have been the beginning of the most sacred of campaign traditions, baby kissing, except Jackson foisted the boy on a …

10 Low-Carb Recipes Under 400 Calories

When bread is what dreams are made of and pasta is life, cutting carbs on the reg can seem damn near impossible. But, as crazy as it sounds, your …

This startup is taking on Airbnb and Hotel Tonight by letting you find a place to crash at the last minute

Overnight had already launched in Los Angeles, so Austin was its second citywide roll-out.<p>The launch was a success for the company, which offers users on-demand booking of short-term rentals. Think Airbnb meets Hotel Tonight.<p>Overnight's rentals were cheap — private rooms were going for $70 or $80 …

Startups

​Why Do People Keep Trying to Visit the ‘Into the Wild’ Bus?

Every year, travelers take to the Stampede Trail in search of some kind of survivalist nirvana. And every year, people have to be rescued along the way.<p>When Eddie Habeck booked a hiking and trail-running excursion through Alaska in 2012, he wasn't planning to visit Fairbanks Bus 142. The …

This Guy Made A Movie Trailer With Strangers On The Street And It's Perfect

"No script. No budget. No plan."

You Must See This Tiny Apartment's Micro Interior Design

Mood lighting, cinema, and gym facilities included.<p>Like many large cities, Hong Kong is a pricey place to live. Because of that, it's no surprise residents looking for property in the expensive urban center of the seven million-person city try to squeeze as much as they can into sometimes …

50 essential books every graphic designer should read

When it comes to seeking inspiration and learning, graphic designers are spoilt for choice. There is a wealth of literature at our fingertips, all …

Snapchat users now spend 25 to 30 minutes every day on the app, and it's trying to attract the TV money because of it

The company is touting the time users spend on the app in its efforts to lure big brand advertising dollars away from television.<p>Snapchat is telling potential advertisers that its worldwide daily active users, which at last count stood at more than 100 million, now spend an average of 25-30 minutes …

Advertising

How World War II Sparked The Scandinavian Design Craze

If not for the war, the notion of “Scandinavian” design may never have left Northern Europe.<p>Who gave the world Scandinavian design? Arne Jacobsen, Eero Arnio, Alvar Aalto, or Ingvar Kamprad? Okay, sure. But another larger force played a major role in establishing Scandinavian design as well: World …

German Welcome for Migrants Cools, Eroding Angela Merkel’s Standing

BERLIN—When migrants began pouring into Germany last fall, Andreas Tölke decided to host some of the newcomers in his spacious Berlin apartment.<p>With authorities struggling to accommodate the flow, the former social worker took in asylum seekers from Syria, Iraq and elsewhere, sometimes a dozen at a …

Angela Merkel

Brooke Candy: Sia Is One of the Most Important Artists in the World Right Now

"The first time I met Sia I was, for the most part, still homeless."<p><i>It's a very interesting time for gender equality in music. Women's voices have never been louder, but at the same time the forces working against them have never been stronger.</i><p><i>As part of Noisey's continued effort to support and</i> …

Music

10 Trends You Will Be Wearing In 2016

Relax, the coming season is a breezy one. Here’s how to sail through its major themes and incorporate them into your wardrobe<p>It may be early March, …

Tesla has one huge advantage over every other car company

But Tesla's every move, from the ups and downs if its stock price to the tweets of its celebrity CEO, Elon Musk, is carefully followed and scrutinized by Tesla fans, Tesla owners, Silicon Valley, and pretty much every media outlet on the planet.<p>If that sounds like a nightmare, it isn't.<p>Traditional …

Tesla

Kanye West’s Surreal Album Launch: Fashion and Music Collide

A common complaint among fashion insiders is that Fashion Week has grown into too much of a spectacle – more about Instagram clout and celebrity …

The future of e-commerce: bricks and mortar

Amazon leads the way into the real world as online real estate – once heralded as the next frontier for retail – becomes crowded and expensive<p>Remember when the future of retail was online? Now it seems that online retailers have decided they can’t get by without bricks and mortar.<p>Amazon raised …

eCommerce

Fast Fashion: 3 Ways That Startups are Changing the Way We Dress

From algorithms that select your outfits for you to rental options for the most fashionable trends, some tech startups are changing the way we shop forever.<p>Gone are the days when the mall was the only option people had for updating their wardrobes. A new vanguard of startups are bringing high …

Why Men Are Going to Brick-and-Mortar Stores in the Digital Age

Social shopping events, often with a bespoke touch, are drawing men into stores<p>By<p>Jacob Gallagher<p><b>ONCE UPON A TIME</b>, Kevin Wright hated shopping. Wandering around stores at the mall “felt like a waste of time,” he said. One would think that Mr. Wright, a 31-year-old investment banking associate, would …

How the Internet of Things Changes Traditional Design and User Experience

Although the term <i>user experience</i> is hardly new, its rise over the last few years is nothing short of precipitous. Don't believe me, though. A quick look at Google Trends reveals that it has never been more popular:<p>Make no mistake: Design is no longer an afterthought at progressive organizations. …

Internet of Things

These Secret Netflix Codes Will Unlock Thousands Of Hidden Genres

No matter where you go in the world (as long as it’s not China), you can stream <i>BoJack Horseman</i>. Netflix is now available in most countries, 190 to be exact, including Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. But what happens when you’re sick of</i> …

A terrible environmental disaster is unfolding in Los Angeles — and it's practically invisible

What's worse, workers are not even close to stopping the flow.<p>The leak sprung from a Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) natural gas storage facility in Aliso Canyon, and it has been gushing methane — a highly flammable and potent greenhouse gas — into the sky since October 23.<p>No one knows …

Oil & Gas Industry

8 Home Decor Trends We'd Like To Leave Behind In 2015

We're lookin' at you, chevron.<p>Ever looked in your closet and thought, "Why was I so into those trendy Birkenstocks, graphic tees and mom jeans?" We're having similar thoughts about our home decor Pinterest boards. The year that passed gave us a lot of great decorating material -- the gallery wall, …

The 30 best albums of 2015

It’s been real, 2015. This year has given us instant rap classics, expertly crafted bubblegum pop, the return of an R&B music icon and surprise …

8 responsive web design trends that defined 2015

The article that introduced responsive web design to the world was published by Ethan Marcotte just over five years ago.<p>In the short timespan since, responsive web design has gone from an interesting new idea to the industry-wide accepted approach to multi-device design. As we look to 2016, we can …

10 Style Risks to Take in 2015

The best and boldest trends to try this year.<p>With a new year come the requisite reflections and resolutions: lose weight, break a bad habit, finish that half-done DIY project you started as part of last year's resolution, and of course, refresh your fashionable life. We're setting all sorts of …

Clothing

Color Trends for the Bedroom

(Image credit: Lonny)<p>One of our trend predictions for 2015 was the movement towards darker, moodier colors. Nowhere does that seem more right than in …

The Sneakers Every Street Style Star Is About to Wear

It's no secret that we (and just about every It girl) have an affinity for the rubber sole right now. Sneakers just have that way of making anything …

72-minute trailer released for longest film ever

A Swedish film-maker hoping to break the world record for the longest film of all time has released a 72-minute teaser trailer.<p>Anders Weberg hopes the near-feature-length promo will serve to whet audience appetites for his proposed 720-hour movie marathon, titled Ambiancé, which will be released in …