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Why going “retro” can be a good thing in the world of photography

Have a look at the comments in this The Verge article on the Olympus EP-5 when it was released. You’ll find a variety of people bitching about too …

Cameras

Michelle Obama causes outrage in Saudi Arabia by not wearing headscarf

First Lady draws criticism for not wearing headscarf in highly conservative country<p>In a show of solidarity with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama cut short his visit to India and led a parade of American dignitaries in Riyadh on Tuesday to pay respects after King Abdullah's death.<p>But it was the …

State of the Union 2015 analysis: What he said, what he meant

He has messages for his GOP and Democratic critics.<p>President Barack Obama used his State of the Union speech Tuesday night to set an optimistic tone for the rest of his presidency — but also to drop big hints about the fights that lie ahead.<p>He targeted lines at his Republican critics and talked …

Republicans

Queen Didn't Want Sacha Baron Cohen to Make Freddie Mercury Biopic 'A Joke'

AP<p>Sacha Baron Cohen was set to play late Queen singer Freddie Mercury in a biopic before abruptly leaving the production in July, citing creative differences. Now, the band is singing a different tune about what went wrong.<p>During an interview with MOJO Magazine, Queen drummer Brian Taylor summed up …

The Complete Guide to Drinking Beer for College Students

From choosing beers to pouring them to avoiding a hangover, our fundamental guide to beer for the brew-minded college student<p>I treated my college education as a four-year extended bar crawl, spending my nights downing longnecks of Schlitz and Genesee Cream Ale and my mornings clutching my head and …

Beer

13 Things You Might Not Know About Justin Timberlake

He has done more than just bring sexy back.

21 Pug And Corgi Best Friends Who Will Be The Very Thing That Melts The Internet

Duck for cover: an atom bomb of sweet, sweet cuteness is about to explode all over your screen. This is not a drill.

The 15 Most Popular Thought Catalog Articles From Last Week

Hi friends, I’ll be curing your FOMO weekly by posting a list of the most popular (by clicks) posts from the previous week. Here are the most popular …

Ultimate Cheap Eats Guide in Chicago

5 Unhealthy Thoughts Girls (And Guys!) Have

Girls are strange, mystical creatures — like unicorns with boobs. It’s cool if dudes don’t understand us, but it’s a problem when we don’t even …

Defying Reagan, Obama Returns Solar Panels to the White House

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Now that the tedium of the 2012 campaign is over, President Obama is making good on his 2010 pledge …

Biopic puts Steve Jobs back in front of devoted audiences

Steve Jobs is not short of devotees in Silicon Valley. Almost two years after his death, his influence is arguably felt even more now than it was in …

Silicon Valley

U.S. closer to Chinese chicken

A chicken that was processed in China might soon be on your dinner plate.<p>Despite years of food safety scandals surrounding China and another recent bird flu outbreak there, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is moving closer to opening the U.S. market to Chinese-processed chicken by sending two of …

55 Brilliant Louis C.K. Quotes That Will Make You Laugh And Think

Louis C.K. is often compared to Woody Allen (whose new movie he’s even starring in), but to me, C.K. is this generation’s George Carlin, a savagely …

13 Boozy Creamsicle Cocktails That Aren't Totally Stupid

Flavored vodka is gross and lot of these use it. BUT, I'm a patriot here to serve you on National Creamsicle Day, so let's go.<p>The above insanity is a Orange Creamsicletini made from fresh orange juice, milk or cream, WHIPPED CREAM-FLAVORED VODKA, and vanilla instant pudding mix. The problem with …

New Orleans

One Man's Unusual Commute Ends Up Saving A Dog's Life

The San Francisco Chronicle reported a surprising rescue earlier this week involving some windsurfing angels, a well-timed commute, and an adorable pup.<p>Thanks Summer for finding this wonderful story!

Stylish Stockholm Loft With Classic Scandinavian Interior Design and Modern Overtones

Pristine white interiors are a great way to enhance and accentuate the presence of an intimate space. This gorgeous and smart apartment in Stockholm …

21 Remarkable Red Panda Pictures

Red pandas are fun animals to photograph because they’re mostly active in the morning and relax in the trees during the afternoon, conserving their …

Giant Pandas

Barrels and Drops

San Diego

two classic sangrias

Last Friday, we had 17 people over for dinner. No, we haven’t moved to a larger apartment. No, my kitchen hasn’t grown to the size of a normal one …

Cosmetics n' Chaos: 10 Things That'll Keep You Fresh During Summer Music Fests

Anyone who has been to a music festival knows that it involves a whole lotta bodies, sweat and, if you're lucky, public urination. And at The Governor's Ball in New York last weekend you can add rain to the list. Translation: mud and flooded port-o-potties. I have never been so muddy in my life, …

Skin Care

40 Reasons Chicagoans Had The Best 2013

<b>1. The endless opportunities to bash Rahm.</b> His recent decisions suggest that he’s running for re-election as the mayor of Hell. At this point, I …

My Brown Eyes Are Beautiful

Ah brown eyes, the eye colour that statistically is less favoured. Perhaps it has something to do with how dominant and common they are. They are in …

Apple Introduces iTunes Radio Streaming Service

New platform will rival Pandora when it debuts this fall<p>Apple's long-awaited iTunes Radio, unveiled yesterday at the computer giant's annual …

'Man of Steel' Sequel in the Works

Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman in next entry<p>The new Superman movie <i>Man of Steel</i> doesn't open until this Friday, but Warner Bros. is …

Eric Clapton Cancels Shows Due to Back Injury

Rocker hopes to resume tour after meeting with doctors<p>Eric Clapton has cancelled two upcoming concerts this week in Austria and Germany, citing back …

Zagat

Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck Try Their Luck in 'Runner, Runner'

Grammy winner takes on Oscar champ in gambling flick<p>The unlikely duo of Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake have teamed up for the new movie <i>Runner,</i> …

Ranking The "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" Vampires

Not all bloodsuckers are created equal: check out this ranking of Buffy's fanged enemies, allies, and occasional boyfriends.