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New York Times calls for Cheney, Bush officials to be investigated and …

RAWSTORY.COM | In a blistering editorial published in the Monday edition of the New York Times, the editorial page editors are calling upon the Justice ...

Love Actually” is the least romantic film of all time

THEATLANTIC.COM | The movie knows little–and cares less–about how people fall in love. I confess that it wasn’t until recently that I understood the degree ...

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North Korea’s internet appears to be under mass cyber attack

VOX.COM | Internet connectivity between North Korea and the outside world, though never robust to begin with, is currently suffering one of its worst ...

J.K. Rowling gives fans Draco Malfoy’s life story for Christmas

DAILYDOT.COM | On the 11th day of Christmas, J.K. Rowling gave us what we’ve all been waiting for: more intel on Draco Malfoy.For more than a week, ...

David Carr: All the views he’s fit to print - The Globe and Mail

THEGLOBEANDMAIL.COM | This is the first time I’ve met David Carr, the weathered and worn, witty and sometimes caustic media critic for The New York Times. But he ...

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An Oral History of ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’

ROLLINGSTONE.COM | It started as a continuation of the misadventures of the Griswold family; it ended up becoming one of the most surprisingly popular and ...

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

BRAINPICKINGS.ORG | From theoretical physics to the unusual stories behind people’s tattoos, by way of secular spirituality, the hummingbird effect, and Werner ...

Singer Joe Cocker dies aged 70

BBC.COM | Singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of the Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends, has died aged 70. The singer song-writer ...

Gun Control Ad Tells Kids to Steal Their Parents’ Guns and Bring Them to the …

IJREVIEW.COM | Gun control advocate and independent filmmaker Rejina Sincic has created what she calls a PSA aimed at "reducing gun violence in schools ...

Peru Is Now Giving Free Solar Power To Its 2 Million Poorest Citizens

MINDS.COM | The National Photovoltaic Household Electrification Program will cost about $200 million, which is basically nothing in the scheme of most ...

Not monkeying around: Primate revives unconscious friend after accident

NBCNEWS.COM | A monkey in India bites and dunks another monkey in water in an attempt to revive the animal who was knocked unconscious after walking on ...

Reporter Raises Red Flag About Pet Medications

WBUR.ORG | A three-part series from The Indianapolis Star has been shedding light on the animal medication industry.» E-Mail This

Wade: LeBron deserves Heat fans’ gratitude

GO.COM | Dwyane Wade believes LeBron James should be met with gratitude by Heat fans when he returns Thursday with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Mathematicians Make a Major Discovery About Prime Numbers

WIRED.COM | A year after tackling how close together prime number pairs can stay, mathematicians have now made the first major advance in 76 years in ...

Nordic Quack

SLATE.COM | Nothing says Christmas like Donald Duck … if you’re Swedish. Every culture has its own holiday customs, and Jeremy Stahl, a non-Swede and a ...

Six people feared dead after bin lorry crashes into pedestrians in Glasgow city …

DAILYRECORD.CO.UK | SIX people are feared dead after a bin lorry lost control and mounted a pavement. The accident happened outside the Millennium Hotel, next ...

Joe Cocker Dies At Age 70

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM | Singer Joe Cocker has died at age 70, reports the BBC. The singer-songwriter best known for his cover of The Beatles' "With a Little Help ...

Domino Chain Reaction

YOUTUBE.COM | A domino can knock over another domino about 1.5x larger than itself. A chain of dominos of increasing size makes a kind of mechanical ...

America’s Military: A Conservative Institution’s Uneasy Cultural Evolution

MILITARYTIMES.COM | In his first term, President Obama oversaw repeal of the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Then he broke with one of the ...

Japanese animation: The Tale of Studio Ghibli

ECONOMIST.COM | STUDIO GHIBLI, the animation studio behind the Oscar-winning feature film "Spirited Away", has frequently been described as Japan’s answer ...

Singer Joe Cocker Has Reportedly Died At Age 70

NPR.ORG | Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced British singer famous for hit songs such as "Feelin' Alright" and "Up Where We Belong," has died at age 70, ...

This Is the Stupidest Anti-Science Bullshit of 2014

MOTHERJONES.COM | 2014 had its fair share of landmark scientific accomplishments: dramatic cuts to the cost of sequencing a genome; sweeping investigations ...

Nigel Farage attacks pupils’ Ukip parody app featuring Nicholas Fromage

THEGUARDIAN.COM | App developed by sixth-formers at Canterbury Academy allows players to kick immigrants off white cliffs of DoverA phone app made by school ...

11 Tricks Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, And Other Famous Execs Use To Run Meetings

BUSINESSINSIDER.COM | Americans sit through some 11 million meetings every day – with the unproductive ones costing companies $37 billion a year. We've already ...

A Journalist Confronted The “Manspreaders” Who Take Up Too Much Room On Trains

BUZZFEED.COM | "Are you familiar with the term ‘manspreading’?" Last week, journalists at Gothamist asked men with their legs spread out on the subway: ...

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Star in Sexy Balmain Menswear Campaign—See the …

EONLINE.COM | Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are haute couture and hot, too! Fashion's first couple stars in Balmain's Spring/Summer 2015 menswear ...

FFXIV Community Holds Massive Vigil For A Dying Player

KOTAKU.COM | As a Final Fantasy XIV player reportedly lay dying in the hospital, friends and strangers within the game gathered to pay their respects as ...

269 Sunken Turbines To Make Scotland Home To World’s Largest Tidal Farm

THINKPROGRESS.ORG | One of scotlands stunning North Atlantic beaches located in the northwest scottish Highlands. CREDIT: shutterstock The world’s largest ...

J.J. Watt’s strongest case for MVP? Too many great QBs

SPORTINGNEWS.COM | Story tags: Jjwatt, Case, Mvp, Watt, J.j.

Astronomically Correct Twinkle Twinkle

DEVOUR.COM | This is why your little star twinkles....Visit Devour to watch this video.

Portal Trick Shots

DEVOUR.COM | The things you can do with an Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device....Visit Devour to watch this video.

A 20-Minute, Calorie-Burning Treadmill Workout

POPSUGAR.COM | If you only have a short window to spare for a workout, try this challenging 20-minute treadmill routine. Beyond switching up the speed ...

The Greatest Lawyer Who Ever Lived

TEXASMONTHLY.COM | Legal disclaimer: "Salty language" doesn’t begin to describe the words Jamail uses in this piece. If you read on, which we recommend, and ...

How David Gregory Lost His Job

WASHINGTONIAN.COM | Last summer, Gregory was let go from his gig as host of "Meet the Press." Here's an inside look at his fall from the top'”and what it says ...

Engineers Continue Work On Elon Musk’s Hyperloop

MOTORAUTHORITY.COM | Because electric cars and rockets apparently aren't interesting enough, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk last year ...

‘Hannibal’ Season 3: First Image of Joe Anderson as Mason Verger, Replacing …

VARIETY.COM | Mason Verger will look a little different in season three of "Hannibal" – and not just because the sadistic entrepreneur mutilated his own ...

The 12 Coolest Places To Eat In 2015

FORBES.COM | One globetrotting gourmand's list of restaurants worth seeking out now

This beer tells you how much to drink to boost your creativity

ENGADGET.COM | When you've been stuck on a problem or that creative spark just won't come, the chances are you've turned to a cup of coffee to get things ...

Woman Gets Back At Ex With Sexy Photo Shoot To Show What He’s Missing

ELITEDAILY.COM | Everyone’s had a fair share of rough breakups throughout his or her life. However, some of them are rougher than others. For a single ...

Bratton: Tensions in NYC like 1970s

POLITICO.COM | New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton said Monday that tensions in the city are echoing those in the 1970s – a fear he ...

Marshawn Lynch goes Beast Mode on Cardinals’ defense - FOXSports.com

FOXSPORTS.COM | New York TimesMarshawn Lynch goes Beast Mode on Cardinals' defenseFOXSports.comMarshawn Lynch's upset stomach might have sidelined him for ...

Leadership: Stupid Is As Stupid Does

FORBES.COM | I have long held to the belief that leadership exists to disrupt mediocrity. However my observation is that many in positions of leadership ...

Right of way

TYPEPAD.COM | It started with boats, but over the centuries, it is practiced everywhere... we establish cultural rights of way, a hierarchy of precedence ...

Why Successful People Need Hobbies

INC.COM | Don't think it's worth making time for hobbies? Read this and you may reconsider.

Oracle Continues March To Cloud Buying Data As A Service Broker Datalogix

TECHCRUNCH.COM | Oracle added another piece to its growing cloud portfolio today, buying digital-marketing, Data as a Service broker Datalogix. The move not ...

The 9 Most Damaging Lies We Tell Ourselves Daily

INC.COM | Sometimes the biggest obstacles are the ones we create and tell ourselves about the world around us.

Troll’s last payday? Microsoft pays VirnetX $23M to end patent case

ARSTECHNICA.COM | VirnetX is a patent-holding company that won $200 million from Microsoft following a 2010 trial and then sued Microsoft again in 2013. The ...

Pope: Vatican bureaucracy has ‘spiritual Alzheimer’s‘ - USA TODAY

USATODAY.COM | VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis issued a blistering critique Monday of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing how some people ...

Court Rules Orangutan Held In Argentina Zoo Is ‘Non-Human Person’ And Can Be …

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM | Sandra, a female orangutan, smells a flower at the Buenos Aires Zoo, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, as the spring season begins in the Southern ...

North Korea’s internet is offline; massive DDOS attack presumed

NYTIMES.COM | WASHINGTON - North Korea'™s already tenuous links to the Internet went completely dark on Monday after days of instability, in what ...

Fired cop says she tried to stop another from choking suspect

THEINDYCHANNEL.COM | BUFFALO, New York - Former Buffalo Police Officer Cariol Horne is in a battle to get her pension after she was fired for trying to stop a ...

Interstellar Almost Had 6 Wormholes and 5 Black Holes

WIRED.COM | THORNE: Chris wanted a planet with time dilation unbelievably greater than I have ever seen in physics, and I just didn’t think that was ...

26 Times Tom Hiddleston Made You Wish He Were Yours In 2014

BUZZFEED.COM | We should be so Loki, Loki, Loki, Loki. Then just ruled it throughout. From making us weak at the knees every time he wore a suit. ...

Newton: ‘Classless’ to cheer Manziel injury

GO.COM | Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said it was "classless" that fans cheered Sunday when Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel ...

6 things I learned from riding in a Google Self-Driving Car - The Oatmeal

THEOATMEAL.COM | Last week, a friend and I got a sneak peek at Google's new self-driving cars. In addition to spending an afternoon cheating on my ...

Rock singer Joe Cocker dies at age 70 after battle with cancer - @yorkshirepost

YORKSHIREPOST.CO.UK | Thank you for verifying your email address. Verification link has expired, please sign in and click on resend verification email from your ...

Hear Lea Michele Sing Full Version of ‘Let It Go’ on ‘Glee’

BILLBOARD.COM | Quick! Someone create a timeline where the universes of Glee and Frozen intersect. (Is Arendelle just outside Lima, Ohio?) Full audio of ...

Paris Wants to Keep Central Neighborhoods From Becoming ‘Ghettos for the Rich’ …

CITYLAB.COM | What can you do when a once socially mixed neighborhood starts turning into a "ghetto for the rich"? Quite a lot, according to the city of ...

Russell Wilson Is About To Become The NFL’s Next $100 Million Quarterback

BUSINESSINSIDER.COM | As a third-round draft pick in 2012, Russell Wilson has been an amazing steal for the Seattle Seahawks. But that time is almost over as ...

Paul Stanley Folgers Coffee Commercial

YOUTUBE.COM | Here is the never aired Folgers commercial featuring Paul Stanley that ultra conservative parent company, Proctor and Gamble shelved out of ...

Nick Young has the perfect plan to save Kobe

SBNATION.COM | "Just give me the ball." The burden of single-handedly saving the Lakers is wearing Kobe Bryant down. Byron Scott said he's worried about ...

Wes Welker Will Not Be Denied

LONGFORM.ORG | When should a football player, and in particular one who has suffered three concussions in 10 months, retire? Kevin Van Valkenburg | ESPN | ...

How to fly on a private jet for under $200 per person

MARKETWATCH.COM | The allure of private plane travel is strong thanks to how uncomfortable both the airport and flying experience have become. Here are some ...

T.I. Defends Iggy Azalea After Q-Tip’s Hip-Hop History Lesson

BILLBOARD.COM | T.I. is now stepping up on Twitter to give his opinion about the Iggy Azalea/Azealia Banks feud, which stems from an interview Banks gave ...

Bin lorry crashes into group of Christmas shoppers

METRO.CO.UK | Emergency services at the scene on Queen Street in Glasgow where a bin lorry hit pedestrians (Picture: SWSN) Emergency services have been ...

Worst money mistakes you can make at any age

MARKETWATCH.COM | Everyone makes mistakes with money. Avoid these financial blunders at any stage of life.

Study: ‘White’ Southerners have more African ancestry than they know

VOX.COM | Many Americans who call themselves white might be surprised to find out that they have some African ancestry. Especially in the South: ...

Watch An 11-Year-Old Björk Tell The Nativity Story On Icelandic TV

STEREOGUM.COM | In 1976, an 11-year-old Björk participated in a Christmas special for Icelandic TV station RUV in which she read the nativity story while ...

Orangutan in Argentina Zoo Wins Right to Freedom

DISCOVERY.COM | A court rules that the 29-year-old female is entitled to more desirable living conditions.

Jennifer Aniston Has A Great Reply To Everyone Who Wonders If She’s Ever Going …

UPWORTHY.COM | Jennifer Aniston has something to say about her womb. She should be the only one, right? She's totally right. Just think of all the ...

8 Sayings Gen-Y Should Probably Leave Behind In 2014… Or Nah

ELITEDAILY.COM | It’s that wonderful time of year once again. A time to reflect on the last 12 months of our lives and wonder how the hell it came and went ...

Watch As 13 Dogs and 1 Cat Enjoy a Holiday Feast with Human Hands

CHEEZBURGER.COM | Submitted by: (via Freshpet) Tagged: christmas , catsdogs , food , Video Share on Facebook

11 Things You Might Not Know About Reindeer

MENTALFLOSS.COM | Beyond their sled-pulling capabilities and discrimination towards those with red noses, what do you really know about reindeer?

Why Saudis Decided Not to Prop Up Oil

WSJ.COM | Behind OPEC’s decision not to cut crude output was Saudi Arabia’s view that America’s energy boom poses a new threat–one factor in a ...

How The Knights Of Columbus Bankroll America’s Social Conservative Movement

THINKPROGRESS.ORG | CREDIT: Photo illustration by Dylan Petrohilos In 1882, a group of Catholic men gathered together by New Haven, CT pastor Father Michael J. ...

Former Milwaukee officer not charged in fatal shooting of mentally ill man

CBSNEWS.COM | Dontre Hamilton, a black man, was shot 14 times by Christopher Manney, a white police officer who was fired after the incident

In the arms of a stranger - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

ABC.NET.AU | In an emergency, would you hand your child over to a stranger you met at a barbecue? There once was a mother who gave her baby to a ...

Tea partier braces for primary challenge from establishment

POLITICO.COM | Tea party favorite Mike Lee roiled the GOP establishment four years ago when he knocked off a sitting senator on his way to the Republican ...

Weirdest Weather of 2014: Photos

DISCOVERY.COM | If you were interested in freaky weather, 2014 had it all: snow in full effect, super storms and a drought for the ages.

Lupica: Blaz has to improve his relationship with NYPD - New York Daily News

NYDAILYNEWS.COM | The intersection of Tompkins and Myrtle Aves. in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, where two policemen of this city were murdered in cold ...

Baltimore Fox Affiliate Edits Protest Footage To Sound Like ‘Kill A Cop’

TALKINGPOINTSMEMO.COM | A Fox affiliate in Baltimore aired a segment on Sunday showing footage from a "Justice For All" demonstration in Washington, D.C. in which ...

Why the smartest people travel

MATADORNETWORK.COM | Photo: Travel Manitoba WHEN I SCROLL through James’ Facebook photos, I find an open door to places I am not – The Golden Gate Bridge, a ...

Harry Styles & Victoria’s Secret Model Nadine Leopold Dating?

HOLLYWOODLIFE.COM | It’s December again and you know what that means – Harry Styles has a new girl!

Apple’s Ultra-Slim 12-Inch MacBook Air Rumored to Enter Mass Production in …

MACRUMORS.COM | Apple's 12-inch MacBook Air and the Apple Watch are expected to enter mass production in 2015 as the company's supply partners have ...

TED: Erin McKean: Go ahead, make up new words! - Erin McKean (2014)

TED.COM | In this fun, short talk from TEDYouth, lexicographer Erin McKean encourages – nay, cheerleads – her audience to create new words when the ...

The Startup Meant to Reinvent What Bitcoin Can Do - MIT Technology Review (blog)

TECHNOLOGYREVIEW.COM | The technology at the heart of Bitcoin could have a much wider impact if it could be used for more than just financial transactions. ...

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