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12 Weirdly Wonderful Pieces of Nicolas Cage Fan Art

The internet is a strange, strange place—and the proof is in the weird fan art dedicated to actor Nicolas Cage. Here are some of our favorites.<p>1. …

Digital Art

5 Drinking Stories That Put Yours To Shame

<b>by Ian Lendler</b><p>Turns out, the best drinking stories in history are actually, well, historical. So raise a glass to your forefathers and marvel at …

Ben Franklin's 200+ Synonyms for "Drunk"

Today we're celebrating Ben Franklin's 308th birthday. If you're celebrating at home, perhaps one of these phrases from The Drinkers Dictionary will …

My Tears See More Than My Eyes: My Son’s Depression and the Power of Art

Alan Shapiro | Virginia Quarterly Review| Fall 2006 | 20 minutes (4,928 words)<p><i>Alan Shapiro published two books in January 2012: Broadway Baby, a</i> …

Literature

Wind Gust Flash Freezes Fish in Norwegian Bay

Above you see a photo taken on the small Norwegian island of of Lovund, of a dog standing on top of a group of herring. The fish were swimming too …

Weather

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to</i> <i>entrepreneurs and business owners</i>. The article below was …

Smart Scale Promises the Perfect Drink: Technology FINALLY Delivers Something Useful

This is the Perfect Drink by Brookstone, a $70 smart scale that connects to your phone or tablet (Android or iOS).<p>You put your glass down on the …

The U.S. Overspent Millions on Penis Pumps

The U.S. government paid around $86 million too much for penis pumps, according to a government watchdog.<p>The federal Medicare program covered nearly …

Lena Dunham: 'People called me fat and hideous, and I lived'

The uncontested queen of angst, Lena Dunham has made an art form of self-abasement. As her TV show Girls returns for a third series, Simon Hattenstone asks, does all the unflattering exposure, you know, help?<p>Lena Dunham had a panic attack last night. The actor/writer/director/producer started to …

Why the Dad Has No Say in Tragic Texas Brain Death Case

The heartbreaking saga of pregnant, braindead Marlise Munoz has sparked an outcry and opinions from people of all beliefs and political persuasions. …

The 35 Most Important Texts Of 2013

Powerful, powerful stuff.

HOWTO create an invisible Christmas tree

Not Martha's 2010 tutorial for creating a Christmas tree bauble mobile that looks like an invisible tree is great, simple, and disarmingly …

Southern Gothic-Style Paintings of Decaying Houses

Fascinated by the decaying homes and neighborhoods in his hometown of Memphis, artist Jared Small — introduced to us by Faith is Torment — has …

Art

2 Good 2 Be 4Gotten: An Oral History of Freaks and Geeks

In prime time’s world of wish fulfillment, Freaks and Geeks was the opposite: 18 episodes that nailed the sad, hilarious unfairness of teen life. The cult following for its single, 1999 season—still growing, on Netflix—would herald a new school of comedy led by executive producer Judd Apatow. He, …

Federal Judge Strikes Down Ban On Religious Cohabitation In Utah Polygamy Law

The ruling does not make polygamy — being married to multiple people — legal, but it does end the ban on what U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups referred to as "religious cohabitation." The case was brought by the Browns, whose story has been shared on TLC's Sister Wives.<p>WASHINGTON — A …

Guns in America after Newtown, by the numbers

There have been 26 school shootings since Sandy Hook, and more than 30,000 have died by way of gun violence<p>Take a look at gun deaths, school shootings, public opinion and the Senate vote on gun control in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., that killed 26 …