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The Elf on the Shelf is preparing your child to live in a future police state, …

WASHINGTONPOST.COM | For some, the Elf on the Shelf doll, with its doe-eyed gaze and cherubic face, has become a whimsical holiday tradition – one that ...

Archaeologists unearth entryway to King Herod’s palace

NBCNEWS.COM | Israeli archaeologists are showing off the monumental, many-arched corridor that led to Herod the Great's hilltop palace near Jerusalem in ...

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The Cheapest Generation: Why Millennials aren’t buying cars or houses, and what …

THEATLANTIC.COM | Why Millennials aren’t buying cars or houses, and what that means for the economy In 2009, Ford brought its new supermini, the Fiesta, over ...

How a Nickelodeon Cartoon Became One of the Most Powerful, Subversive Shows of …

VANITYFAIR.COM | A show for kids that aired its final season entirely online may not only be the most subversive television event of the year, but it could ...

Judge: It’s OK for cops to create fake Instagram accounts

ARSTECHNICA.COM | A federal judge in New Jersey has signed off on the practice of law enforcement using a fake Instagram account in order to become "friends" ...

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Longform: From Africa to Kent: Following in the Footsteps of Migrants by Daniel …

LONGFORM.ORG | Tracing the steps of migrantas from the Middle East and Africa to the Kent countryside.

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School Segregation, the Continuing Tragedy of Ferguson - ProPublica

PROPUBLICA.ORG | On August 1, five black students in satiny green and red robes and mortar boards waited inside an elementary school classroom, listening ...

Obama Sounds Like He’s About to Reject the Keystone Pipeline

MOTHERJONES.COM | This story first appeared on the Grist website and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Speaking at his ...

Beastie Boys HD : Sabotage ( David Letterman ) - 1994

YOUTUBE.COM | Boys HD VideosBy Ben EscobedoExclusively On Youtube !Check Out These 3 Ways to View my Beastie Boys Video Collection :- ...

North Korea, Angrily Denying Sony Attack, Proposes Joint Investigation With US …

NYTIMES.COM | Tokyo - Warning of 'serious consequences' if the United States retaliates against it, North Korea on Saturday insisted that it was not ...

Cairns stabbings: Memorial grows as community grieves for eight children found …

ABC.NET.AU | Cairns residents are continuing to leave flowers and gifts at a makeshift shrine outside a home where eight children were found dead. The ...

Pakistan is close to my heart – but Taliban school attack shows there’s a new …

TELEGRAPH.CO.UK | When the soldiers opened the black gates of the Army Public School to us on Wednesday morning, my first impression was of the uncanny ...

A Teenage Girl Invented Something To Help Her Dog Deal with Separation Anxiety

THEILOVEDOGSSITE.COM | Brooke is a 14-year-old girl who has a dog named Kayla. Kayla was rescued by Brooke’s family from a shelter. Kayla was showing signs of ...

Should Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld & CIA Officials Be Tried for Torture? War Crimes …

DEMOCRACYNOW.ORG | A human rights group in Berlin, Germany, has filed a criminal complaint against the architects of the George W. Bush administration’s ...

A 9-year-old girl gave this heartfelt letter to her teacher after he came out …

PINKNEWS.CO.UK | Get the latest LGBT headlines in your inbox with our free daily newsletter! A 9-year-old girl has written a heartfelt letter to her ...

Katrina Dawson Foundation established in memory of Sydney siege victim Katrina …

THEKATRINADAWSONFOUNDATION.ORG | We have been touched and deeply honoured by the genuine tributes to our darling Katrina. We have been sustained by the extraordinary love ...

10-Year-Old Boy Grows Out Hair for Classmate with Leukemia

PEOPLE.COM | Dakota McNeil spent a year and a half growing out his hair for a donation to Locks of Love

APOD: 2014 December 19 - Reflections on the 1970s

NASA.GOV | Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation ...

Will religion ever disappear?

BBC.COM | Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the ...

Alex Salmond calls for ‘peasants’ revolt’ vote to abolish House of Lords

THEGUARDIAN.COM | Former Scottish first minister says English referendum needed to ‘clean out the stables’ and provoke a ‘constitutional revolution’Alex ...

8 free wallpapers to zap your phone into the holiday spirit

MASHABLE.COM | You've decked out your home with festive lights, decorations and a dead tree '” now it's time to get your phone into the holiday spirit. As ...

Socialize Uber

THENATION.COM | In response to a wave of bad behavior by the popular ride-sharing service Uber–with one executive suggesting digging up dirt on journalists ...

All The ‘Anchorman’ Lines You Know You’re Still Using Everyday

UPROXX.COM | Dreamworks Anchorman is arguably the most quoted since Caddyshack, which is to say that it’s pretty much damned near impossible to go a day ...

Ukip tells members: ‘Don’t go on Twitter’

THEGUARDIAN.COM | Nigel Farage’s party moves to ban unauthorised use of Ukip logo after embarrassing string of gaffesNigel Farage is cracking down on Ukip ...

Justine Sacco Is Good At Her Job, And How I Came To Peace With Her

GAWKER.COM | The internet is a mountain, and if you climb that mountain, waiting for you at the top will be person with whom you need to make peace. I ...

How I Read by Tim Parks

NYBOOKS.COM | How can we read better? Recently I suggested the value of reading with a pen in the hand, ready to mark the pages at any moment. In return ...

Stephen Collins — I Was Exposed to Unwanted Nudity When I Was a Teenager

TMZ.COM | Stephen Collins felt like it was okay to expose himself to 3 underage girls ... because the same thing happened to him when he was a ...

Plain clothes police officer filmed punching ’12-year-old boy’

METRO.CO.UK | Warning: Video contains strong language A shocking moment of apparent police brutality has been captured on video, allegedly showing a ...

Kurdish forces kill dozens of European, African ISIS fighters

RUDAW.NET | "There was little resistance or counterattack from ISIS," he explained. "They did not expect us to advance so quickly and go this far." ...

Playing Pool.

IMGUR.COM | Story tags: Playingpool, Pool

Robert Pattinson & FKA Twigs: He’s Having The Best Sex Of His Life

HOLLYWOODLIFE.COM | Things seem to be going from hot to super hot for Rob and his girlfriend FKA twigs.

From Broadway Actress To CEO Of Multi- Million Dollar Healthy Chocolate Company

FORBES.COM | Heather K. Terry once turned heads on Broadway, now she's doing it in a different industry with her multi- million dollar, health ...

The Weekender: on Christmas, Krampus, and glass cliffs

THEVERGE.COM | Good morning, and welcome back to The Weekender. Our weekend journey is just now starting, so thank you for choosing us for your travels. ...

Russia’s Central Bank Is Risking A ‘Full-Scale Banking Crisis’

BUSINESSINSIDER.COM | Evgeny Gavrilenkov, the chief economist at the investment banking arm of Russia's largest lender Sberbank CIB, has warned that actions ...

TNW’s Apps of the Year: Path Talk will change the way you talk to businesses

THENEXTWEB.COM | In our Apps of the Year series, The Next Web team shares personal recommendations for our favorite apps of 2014. It’s not often an app ...

Damian Lillard scores career-high 43 points in 3OT win over Spurs

SPORTINGNEWS.COM | Story tags: Damianlillard, Lillard, Spur, Damian, Scorescareerhigh, 3ot, Point, Score

Future-Friendly Customer Service: Consulting Your Inner Domino’s Pizza Tracker

FORBES.COM | Want to alienate your customers good and quick? Require them to waste time and effort contacting your business for what I refer to (with my ...

Cheap Black Friday/Cyber Monday Android tablets riddled with vulnerabilities …

ZDNET.COM | Cheap tablets on offer over Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have seemed like a good deal, but security researchers warn that some of ...

Best of 2014: Top 10 Beauty Looks of the Year

EONLINE.COM | 2014 may very well have been the year of the booty but it was also a year of beauty as well. Bright eye shadow made a comeback thanks to ...

This Dog Dances Way Better Than You

BREAK.COM | To be fair, he probably just had to go to the bathroom.

I poured soy sauce all over my hydrophobic white shirt (hands-on)

CNET.COM | A new all-cotton hydrophobic shirt from Threadsmiths runs a liquid gauntlet full of coffee, tea, soy sauce and wine.

Human rights in spotlight after U.S.-Cuba deal

YAHOO.COM | HAVANA (AP) – To many exiles and their allies, President Raul Castro is a brutal dictator who locks up dissenters in gulag-like jails, ...

How computer-aided organic architecture could change the city of the future

VENTUREBEAT.COM | We’ve seen the future of architecture and design, and it’s at the intersection of biology, computing, and engineering. While many ...

ISIS has executed 100 foreigners trying to quit: report

DAILYSTAR.COM.LB | LONDON: ISIS has executed 100 of its own foreign fighters who tried to flee their headquarters in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the Financial ...

Man records the most adorable home invasion ever

DAILYDOT.COM | When YouTube user Alex Steel heard rumbling and crashing sounds coming from the kitchen of his Australian home, he naturally thought that ...

Gifts to Make Your Smoothie-Fanatic Friend Sip Happier

POPSUGAR.COM | For the friend or family member who's never caught without a smoothie in her hand, she'll appreciate these gifts that support her healthy ...

Transforming The Conversation On Women In Computer Science

TECHCRUNCH.COM | Editor’s note: Alison Derbenwick Miller is the vice president of Oracle Academy where she and her team work to advance computer science ...

Congress Again Buys Abrams Tanks the Army Doesn’t Want

MILITARY.COM | The new defense spending bill includes $120 million for tanks that the Army has repeatedly said it doesn't want. For three years, the Army ...

Madonna Responds to ‘Rebel Heart’ Leak by Releasing Six Songs

ROLLINGSTONE.COM | Madonna hadn't planned on releasing her 13th album, Rebel Heart, until spring 2015. But leakers had other plans for the Queen of Pop's ...

Antarctic Holiday: A Christmas Feast In The Loneliest Spot On Earth

NPR.ORG | For Dr. Gavin Francis, Christmas Eve marked the start of a year-long stay in an icy research base 8,700 miles from home. In this "empire of ...

Hustler will be producing and releasing a XXX porn parody based on ‘The …

AVN.COM | BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–Poking a finger in Hollywood's eye as well as getting a jump on any potential porn parody contenders, Hustler Video ...

Cleveland police officer fired over bar fight has union get his job back, …

CLEVELAND.COM | CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Cleveland police officer fired after a drunken bar fight where he lost his service weapon and badge and didn't tell ...

13 Fantasy Novels That Are Good Despite Their Covers

BUZZFEED.COM | What you expect: An emo ninja with a ponytail cuts himself with an expensive knife and then broods about how misunderstood he is. Mists ...

Travel The World In This Interactive Visualization Of Climate Change In …

BLOOMBERGVIEW.COM | To experience this fully as a 3D interactive please use your desktop or laptop computer with an updated browser. Select and drag the globe ...

Ferguson was not the best known of the late-night hosts, but he was the most …

LATIMES.COM | Craig Ferguson, the host for 10 years of CBS' "The Late Late Show," taped his last episode Thursday, a day before it was set to air – by ...

Halloween Cinema Scares Phil

YOUTUBE.COM | Michael Myers decides to meet 'Phil'... and nearly gets a taste of his own medicine...

The 8 Nude Models You’ll Have in Art School - CollegeHumor Post

COLLEGEHUMOR.COM | Studying the human anatomy is an important part of art school, but staring at naked people, even under the guise of Fine Art, is still ...

In geologic terms it’s imminent. In biologic, maybe within a lifetime.

BERKELEY.EDU | Imagine the world waking up one morning to discover that all compasses pointed south instead of north. It’s not as bizarre as it sounds. ...

Christmas 1914: The Day Even WWI Showed Humanity

GO.COM | Christmas Truce: Suddenly, day of peace, friendship amid WWI horrors _ 'Marvelous, isn't it?'

Hearing impaired child shocked when Santa uses sign language

DAILYMAIL.CO.UK | A six-year-old girl who is hearing impaired received an early Christmas treat when she visited Santa and he started to sign for her. Sadie ...

Ray and Janay made-out right after punch - New York Post

NYPOST.COM | Bizarre new video shows Ray Rice and his fiancée – both with their hands cuffed behind their back – lovingly kissing not long after he ...

Which “Game Of Thrones” Villain Are You?

BUZZFEED.COM | Chaos is a ladder. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is.

Houston TV station uses video game picture for traded Rockets player

SBNATION.COM | They got the exclusive with the player... but couldn't find a picture of him. 3-point shooter Troy Daniels was traded from the Rockets to ...

Sources: Goodell says no L.A. team in 2015

GO.COM | NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams that there will not be a team that moves to ...

All About the “Lord of the Rings” Mythology

MENTALFLOSS.COM | I've read The Lord of the Rings trilogy plus The Hobbit, but there was one Tolkien bridge too far for me: The Silmarillion, the vast ...

Who let the air out of the balloon?

TYPEPAD.COM | Music, newspapers, books... most forms of media were exciting, high-pressure hothouses, environments with hits and winners and action and ...

SARAJEVO’S MEMORIES

MOREINTELLIGENTLIFE.COM | Top 12 of 2014. No.12: a month after the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was shot dead on this spot, the first world war began. Almost a hundred ...

Time Lapse: Amsterdam Light Festival

CBSNEWS.COM | Visually stunning hyperlapse video shows off the bursts of color dotting the landscape of Amsterdam during the third installment of its ...

The secret engine technology that made the SR-71 the fastest plane ever

GIZMODO.COM | On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers flew the first airplane ever at 6.8 mph (10.9 km/h). Only 61 years and five days later, the ...

The patented Nike shirt that could track your heart rate and blood pressure …

QZ.COM | Nike appears to be looking into new uses for the Nike+ sensor it first released in 2006. A patent awarded to the company on Dec. 9 shows a ...

7 Luxury Products Every Highly Successful Entrepreneur Needs

INC.COM | Show the world you have built a successful company with these high-end luxury products.

Report: Kemp has arthritis in both hips - U-T San Diego

UTSANDIEGO.COM | FILE - In this July 29, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp watches the flight of his second two-run home run, during the ...

Jeremy Lin wanted to take the game- winning shot Kobe Bryant missed

SBNATION.COM | Listen to Lin's full comment below. Kobe Bryant didn't have his best game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. Bryant was hassled ...

TX SWAT team beats, deafens nude man in his own home, lies about arrest; judge …

BOINGBOING.NET | A well-meaning friend of Chad Chadwick called the Missouri City, TX police to say that he was afraid that Chadwick was having emotional ...

How ISIS Surgeons Are Using Hostages In The Most Inhumane Way To Bank Roll …

IJREVIEW.COM | ISIS’ new level of depravity is like something out of the darkest Hollywood horror film. And it’s helping to fund the jihadist warchest. ...

How NASA ‘Emailed’ A Wrench Into Space

BUSINESSINSIDER.COM | What happens when you’re in outer space and you suddenly need something you don’t have? It’s not like UPS makes regular trips to the ...

Germanium could be the next great chip material after silicon’s limits have …

TECHNOLOGYREVIEW.COM | The first sophisticated electronic circuits made from germanium, a promising alternative to silicon, show a path for the computer industry ...

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits Japan’s Honshu island: USGS

REUTERS.COM | SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan's Honshu island on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but local media ...

Science journals screw up hundreds of times each year. This guy keeps track of …

VOX.COM | In 2010, on a nerdish whim, Ivan Oransky – a medical editor and physician – co- founded the website Retraction Watch with his journalist ...

You Can Stay Warm This Winter With These 16 Creative And Cuddly Knit Hats

VIRALNOVA.COM | Every winter, there comes a time when you need to break out the cold weather gear. Yes, this means it's time to dig around for your gloves, ...

Give Your Mac a Voice-Activated Self Destruct Sequence

LIFEHACKER.COM | With Yosemite, you can create your own voice commands on your Mac using Automator. Blogger Jacob Salmela points out that if you like to ...

26 True Stories That Prove Humanity Is Not All Bad

CRACKED.COM | There's a lot of crazy shit going on in the world, and a lot of folks are quick to say that humanity is in a bad way right now. But is that ...

San Francisco sheriff’s deputy arrested for assault on a hospital patient and …

SFGATE.COM | A San Francisco sheriff’s deputy was arrested Friday for allegedly choking a hospital patient, and then arresting the man for trying to ...

On Docker, CoreOS, open source and virtualization

GIGAOM.COM | In early December, container-specialist Docker was gearing up for its Amsterdam conference and the debut of its new orchestration services ...

Gwyneth Paltrow Shares Sex Tips On Goop! Naughty!

PEREZHILTON.COM | Gwyneth Paltrow is finally talking dirty both inside the bedroom AND out! Who knew Chris Martin's ex could be so naughty?! The Oscar winner ...

Review: Yuneec E-Go, an iPhone-connected electric skateboard

APPLEINSIDER.COM | The Yuneec E-Go electric skateboard certainly is not your typical Bluetooth smartphone accessory, but this highly mobile mode of ...

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