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If you don’t understand Black Lives Matter after Terence Crutcher’s death, you never will

His car broke down. An officer said he looked “bad.” Now he’s dead.<p>Countless studies, statistics, investigations, and anecdotes tell us that a person’s race can determine the kinds of interactions he or she will have with the police — and how likely it is that he or she will survive the …

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

Books

How I Hit My Snooze Rock Bottom and Finally Woke Up

Before I could deal with my problems, I needed to ignore them for a really, really long time.<p>I hit my snooze rock bottom three years ago at the Boston Howard Johnson. It was 1 PM. I had treated myself to a night of drinking Bud Lights in bed alone and was sleeping like the nearly born, floating in …

Mind

'Eaten Alive': Or how to make a giant anaconda boring

Ah, the annual race to establish the next holiday classic: First, Christopher Walken as Captain Hook, now a guy who is intentionally attempting to be eaten by a giant anaconda.<p>Meet Paul Rosolie, author, naturalist, anaconda fetishist. Armed with a special Black Night suit, designed to keep him from …

We Ain't Germans

Although the premise seems perfectly reasonable, attempting to solve our social and economic problems by copying the demonstrably successful techniques used by other countries probably isn't going to work. Why? Because, as simplistic as this sounds, there is such a thing as a "national identity," a …

Learn How To Fold A Pocket Square Just In Time For All Of Those Summer Weddings

It's the little things that can make all the difference when it comes to making an outfit stylish, such as the right tie or pocket square. Both can help you instantly transform an outfit by adding a splash of color to a formal suit. And now that wedding season is in full swing, you might be in need …

Why Brazil Is Actually Winning The Internet

As the World Cup and the 2016 Olympics bring unprecedented attention — and controversy — Brazil has been shaped by a sprawling, unique digital culture that may be more socially and politically active than any other country's.<p>In 2004, the same year Facebook launched at Harvard, Google launched a …

24 Funny Comics Guaranteed To Brighten Your Day

From internet veterans to Tumblr newcomers, these online comic artists will make your Mondays better.<p>Have an awesome Monday. 。◕‿◕。

Graphic Novels

29 Reasons Why Melbourne Is The World’s Most Liveable City

Melbourne is consistently crowned Earth's most liveable city. Here's why.

29 Dogs You Won't Believe Actually Exist

These are real animals that live among us.

Pets

The 24 Most Important Australian Animal Gifs Of All Time

Wow, such animals.

25 Stunning Engagement Rings That Aren't Made With Diamonds

Diamonds aren't every girl's best friend, and that's okay.

This Two-Legged Chihuahua And Fluffy Chicken Are The Cutest Best Friends In The Entire World

I repeat: TWO-LEGGED CHIHUAHUA AND FLUFFY CHICKEN.

Pets

700 Words That Explain Exactly What It Feels Like To Do Heroin

As stark and honest an account as you'll see anywhere.<p>He wrote them in response to the question: "What does it feel like to do heroin?"<p>He explained on the Reddit thread: "I received help and I'm doing well now. Luckily I was able to pull up and get help right before I entered the deadly downward …

Read Extraordinary Essays By Children Describing World War I Zeppelin Attacks

In January 2014 the British Library made newly digitised material from World War I available online. We explore some of the collection's eye-opening essays written by children about Zeppelin attacks in 1915.<p>The boys of Princeton Street Elementary School, London, were aged between 5 and 14 when the …

Best Nexus 5 cases

The Nexus 5 is a great smartphone for anyone looking for a high-end device at a more-than-reasonable price, and has of course, proved to be a very popular choice. As such, there are also a number of accessories you can get your hands on to help you get the most out of your device. We’ll be focusing …

Operating Systems

Watches For Men - Why Do Men Indulge?

Over the years I have always been intrigued about men and watches. Noticing that this powerful accessory seemed to always be a talking point I wonder …

The 9 Biggest Trends We Saw in Europe

Get ahead of the style curve and check out the nine biggest trends from London, Paris, and Milan right here.

Everything You Need To Know About Marijuana And Your Dog

Pot for pups?<p>As marijuana's status has changed legally and in the opinions of many people across America, there's no doubt that dogs are getting stoned too. It's happening both when owners purposefully give it to their dogs and when they accidentally ingest it.<p>Cases of stoned dogs have increased …

Human Emojis Are Quietly Horrifying

The creepy images are part of an ad campaign by French child advocacy group Innocence en Danger. The aim is to highlight the dangers of internet predators.<p>Via Ad Week/Gizmodo.

Why First-Person Shooters Don't Feel Immersive

When I walk around in the world, I see things from a “first-person” perspective. Inside, looking out.<p>This is what first-person shooters (and other first-person games) are attempting to emulate: That feeling of actually being in the world, immersed in a digital reality.<p>And it never works. There’s …

Legen Sie sich nicht mit Deutschen an!

Australier machen fiese Witze, Hongkonger haben Angst vor Geistern: Eine Liste des britischen Fremdenverkehrsamts über die Eigenheiten von Touristen …

Behold! The Heartbreaking, Hair-Raising Tale Of Freak Show Star Julia Pastrana, Mexico's Monkey Woman

Julia Pastrana was born in the 1830s in Mexico, severely deformed and covered in hair, then became an international sensation. After she died in 1860, her mummified remains became an equally public curiosity, and only now, 153 years later, is she finally resting in peace.<p>Inside the municipal …

23 Puppies Who Are Way Turnt Up

Pups who went HAM and paid the price.

21 Vintage Postcards Of Krampus That Will Haunt Your Dreams

Krampus sees you when you're sleeping, he knows if you've been bad or good -- and he is coming for YOU!<p>Krampus is a horrifying demon creature (straight out of Guillermo del Toro's nightmares) that originates from Europe's Alpine region. Each December 6, he accompanies St. Nicholas – the traditional …

27 Reasons Why You're Still Watching "The West Wing"

"Charlie. What's next?"