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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 ...

US Special Forces Engage ISIS for First Time, Inflict Heavy Casualties

CONTROVERSIALTIMES.COM | Reports out of Iraq indicate that American Special Forces "advisers" have engaged ISIS in ground combat for the first time. ISIS forces ...

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Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy

WAITBUTWHY.COM | I have a term for yuppies in the Gen Y age group–I call them Gen Y Protagonists & Special Yuppies, or GYPSYs. A GYPSY is a unique brand of ...

(VIDEO) “I Don’t Answer Questions” Witness the Power of Remaining Silent

THEFREETHOUGHTPROJECT.COM | Many INNOCENT individuals have been imprisoned, or otherwise harmed, merely because they chose to answer questions asked by some Law ...

Dish Network’s latest squabble turns off Fox News, Business channels

ENGADGET.COM | Stop us if you've heard this one before: Dish Network is without a couple of channels tonight because it couldn't reach a deal with major ...

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5-year-old girl discussing Leia’s slave outfit with her dad is pure gold

GIZMODO.COM | Adam Buxton recorded a conversation with his 5-year-old daughter discussing her thoughts on Princess Leia's famous slave outfit. She is ...

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How to Be an Expert in a Changing World

PAULGRAHAM.COM | December 2014 If the world were static, we could have monotonically increasing confidence in our beliefs. The more (and more varied) ...

Two NYPD officers in Brooklyn are in critical condition after being ambushed.

PIX11.COM | BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn (PIX11) – Two police officers sitting in their car in Brooklyn were shot and killed execution-style Saturday ...

The Cheapest Generation - The Atlantic

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 ...

Major Chicago study finds red light cameras not safer, cause more rear-end …

ARSTECHNICA.COM | On Friday, the Chicago Tribune released the results of a study it commissioned on injury crashes and red light cameras, revealing that ...

This couple thought they adopted a mini- pig, but it grew up into 670 pounds of …

BOREDPANDA.COM | Life can sometimes give you a blessing in disguise! When Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter in Canada adopted Esther the pig, they thought she ...

ALTON NOLAN (oklahoma beheader) likely to get death penalty

WESTERNJOURNALISM.COM | In the White House, the Congress, the Justice Department, in cities, shopping malls and even schools across the country, the lapping flames ...

A Different View of Iran (18 Photos)

DAILYFRESHER.COM | Hossein Fatemi photographer will show you what is hidden from the eyes of Big Brother, whatever it is that young Iranians behind the closed ...

2 NYPD police officers ‘assassinated’; shooter dead - CNN

CNN.COM | New York (CNN) -- Officer Rafael Ramos sat in the driver's seat. Officer Wenjian Liu was at his side. The two cops weren't at their usual ...

Watch Nicki Minaj’s Breakup-Inspired ‘Pinkprint Movie’

ROLLINGSTONE.COM | Call it "December Rain": Nicki Minaj has unveiled her epic, 16-minute The Pinkprint Film music video, which weaves together a trio of ...

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HIGHERPERSPECTIVE.COM | Dr. Terry Wahls was in a pretty tough spot. For four years, she suffered secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a ...

Sony Exploring Alternatives For Releasing ‘The Interview’

THINKPROGRESS.ORG | James Franco and Director/Producer/Screenwriter Seth Rogen seen at Columbia Pictures World Premiere of "The Interview" on Thursday, Dec 11, ...

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 ...

Iggy Azalea Threatened By Hacker Group Anonymous

BILLBOARD.COM | Iggy Azalea has spent the past week trading words with fellow female rapper Azealia Banks, and has spent the past year being criticized for ...

Vick: Florida St.’s Winston ‘future of the NFL

GO.COM | Once considered one of the NFL's biggest stars, New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick says he thinks Florida State quarterback Jameis ...

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 ...

Stray Dog’s Appearance Scared Children But Lead To Her Getting Rescued

RESHAREWORTHY.COM | When school children saw this neglected and abandoned dog they were frightened. Soon after, Penelope was picked up and taken to a shelter. ...

It’s time for the US to use the metric system

VOX.COM | The metric system is far superior to the bizarre system of feet, miles, pounds, and gallons used in the United States. The whole rest of ...

Luke Hemmings: 5SOS Star Wants To Date Selena Gomez

HOLLYWOODLIFE.COM | If Justin Bieber doesn’t make a move soon, Luke Hemmings may snatch Selena Gomez up!

Lance Bass and Michael Turchin Are Officially Married—Find Out Which ‘NSYNC …

EONLINE.COM | E! and People can officially announce that Lance Bass and Michael Turchin are now married! The happy couple exchanged vows at the Park ...

Q-Tip Breaks Down Hip-Hop History For Iggy Azalea

UPROXX.COM | Getty Image Twitter has never been the most ideal way for exchange ideas in depth since it’s limited to a 140 characters. But that didn’t ...

Mike Myers Returned To ‘SNL’ As Dr. Evil To Make Fun Of North Korea

UPROXX.COM | Well, that was unexpected. You knew SNL was going to do something about everything that’s happened between Sony, The Interview, and North ...

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. ...

Kim Kardashian’s Closet Is Way Messier Than We First Imagined, but Still North …

EONLINE.COM | Somebody needs a bigger space! We always pictured Kim Kardashian's closet as a sanctuary full of world-famous designer items, personal ...

Mall of America protest attracts thousands on busy shopping day - Minneapolis …

STARTRIBUNE.COM | Thousands of people, from protesters of all ages and races to curious shoppers, filled the levels overlooking the Mall of America rotunda ...

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. ...

Legendary Composer Regrets Refusal to Work With Clint Eastwood

TIME.COM | Iconic Italian film composer Ennio Morricone regrets turning down the opportunity to work with Clint Eastwood, he revealed in an interview ...

It’s a Message! Holiday Greetings

ITSAMESSAGE.COM | Use the controls to create a personalized experience: you can add a custom message and select the location to use as a backdrop. Send the ...

Jimmy Rollins says goodbye to Phillies with a full-page ad

SPORTINGNEWS.COM | Story tags: Jimmyrollin, Goodbye, Jimmy, Philly, Rollin

Slide Show: The Filthy-Rich 50: Meet the richest person in each U.S. state

MARKETWATCH.COM | They’re not all billionaires, but they’re probably richer than you.

Uhntss uhntss uhntss

IMGUR.COM | Story tags: Uhntssuhnts, Uhnts

What “Both Sides” Are Ignoring: Torture Did Work… to Produce Iraq War

COMMONDREAMS.ORG | Nothing solidifies the establishment more than a seemingly raging debate between two wings of it in which they are both wrong. Not only ...

10 things: 10 things married couples won’t tell you

MARKETWATCH.COM | If marriage were a stock, Wall Street would probably short it.

19 Signs You Have Absolutely No Chill

THOUGHTCATALOG.COM | Taylor Swift Vevo 1. You’re constantly being told to chill. You say, "I am!" and what you really want to say is, "….yeah, how?" 2. When you ...

Brian Kelly Says Receiver Who Dated Porn Star Is ‘Distracted Easily’

DEADSPIN.COM | Brian Kelly adds that Justin Brent "gets distracted easily." Can't imagine what BK is talking about ... – Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna) ...

The two whitest film franchises could soon have black lead actors

QZ.COM | The chairwoman of Sony Pictures, whose hacked emails have entranced everyone from North Korea to George Clooney, has said who should take ...

The rise of Pakistan’s startup ecosystem: Shifting traditions and inward …

THENEXTWEB.COM | Kalsoom Lakhani is the Founder/CEO of Invest2Innovate, or i2i, which supports startups in new and untapped markets. Any ‘boom’ you hear in ...

Centaurs, Soviets, and Seltzer Seas: Mariner 2’s Venusian Adventure (1962)

WIRED.COM | Hydrogen is the most common kind of normal matter in the universe. Perhaps the universe is trying to tell us something, for the most common ...

Yes, Anime Themed Cars Are Pretty Common In Japan

JALOPNIK.COM | One of those facts about a Japanese commute which contributes to the "weird Japan" stereotype, there are a lot of anime themed cars. It ...

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 ...

Strictly Come Dancing: hottest romances

TELEGRAPH.CO.UK | Ahead of tonight's Strictly final, the couples who found time to cha-cha-cha off-screen too

BBC News - Ambulance targets: Plan for longer times revealed

BBC.COM | Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients could be lengthened, the BBC has learned. A leaked NHS document includes ...

State Dept: U.S. Nukes Down 85%, From 31,255 to 4,804

WEEKLYSTANDARD.COM | She went on to note that the nation's stockpile of active weapons is down 85 percent from maximum cold war levels, falling to 4,804 in 2013 ...

The Blind Side’ woman does something racist, gets retweeted by white people

RABBLE.CA | Leigh Anne "That Nice Woman Sandra Bullock Played In The Blind Side" Tuohy recently posted the following picture and caption on her ...

IS has executed 100 foreigners trying to quit: report

YAHOO.COM | London (AFP) - The Islamic State extremist group has executed 100 of its own foreign fighters who tried to flee their headquarters in the ...

How a Boy, His Horse and a Swamp Basically Screwed Up a Generation - Sub …

SUB-CULTURED.COM | How a Boy, His Horse and a Swamp Basically Screwed Up a Generation You hear about it, every now and then. About rising rates of depression ...

Heart crazy on you

YOUTUBE.COM | This is Heart.The song is Crazy On You.WATCH IT!!!!andrewdawg

One Direction on ‘Saturday Night Live’: Their Best Moments

BILLBOARD.COM | One Direciton will be the musical guest tonight on Saturday Night Live, and if the past repeats itself, the boy-banders will likely appear ...

Redskins step up, hand Eagles crushing defeat - FOXSports.com

FOXSPORTS.COM | The Philadelphia Eagles have proved themselves to be a mirage, a team that got away with its faults until it couldn't any longer. Leaders ...

Netflix - Watch TV Shows Online, Watch Movies Online

NETFLIX.COM | A cookie is a block of text that a website sends to your Internet browser (such as Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox). To start your ...

‘It’s an Execution’: Two NYPD Officers are Killed in the Most Heinous Way in …

IJREVIEW.COM | Two New York City police officers were shot and killed by an armed assailant while sitting in their patrol car Saturday afternoon. The ...

Box Office: ‘Hobbit’ Finale Marching Toward $88 Million

VARIETY.COM | "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" is marching toward a box office victory. The final installment of Peter Jackson’s "Hobbit" ...

Best of 2014

LONGFORM.ORG | We recommended 1,642 articles this year, from 1,364 writers and 417 publishers. Collectively, they were read over 10 million times. These ...

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

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 ...

‘Get Hard’ Trailer: Kevin Hart Prepares Will Ferrell for Prison

SCREENRANT.COM | Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart combine their comedic powers in the trailer for the upcoming 'Get Hard', the directing debut for screenwriter ...

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’: Will Hawkeye Make an Appearance?

SCREENRANT.COM | 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' star Clark Gregg has posted an intriguing comic book image featuring Hawkeye and Coulson. Will the archer ...

Curiosity rover has found active, ancient organic chemistry on Mars (X-Post …

PHYS.ORG | (Phys.org)–NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and ...

LL Cool J — Squashes LEGENDARY Rap Feud With Canibus

TMZ.COM | LL Cool J and Canibus' rap feud is FINALLY OVER ... and we got video evidence to prove their on stage bro- down was totally legit. Ladies ...

Kentucky goes up 24-0 on UCLA

SBNATION.COM | Kentucky faces one of its biggest tests of the regular season and OH MY GOODNESS STOP CLEAN UP THE BLOOD HELP HELP HELP Kentucky has ...

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 ...

The “vile Muslim” test: Why open carry activists don’t want to extend the right …

SALON.COM | So what do you think the gun proliferation activists would say to a bunch of American Muslims exercising their constitutional right to bear ...

How to Get on Taylor Swift’s Christmas List

PEOPLE.COM | PEOPLE talks to one lucky fan who got a holiday package from the pop star

NYPD Cop Killer Posted Pictures Indicating He Was Going To Kill The Officers …

PEREZHILTON.COM | This is chilling stuff. Two NYPD officers were tragically executed in Brooklyn on Saturday, and the shooter has been reportedly identified ...

AP sources: Cops’ killer angry at chokehold death

AP.ORG | NEW YORK (AP) – A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of ...

New Ray Rice video shows Rice, fiancee in aftermath of punch - FOXSports.com

FOXSPORTS.COM | FOXSports.comNew Ray Rice video shows Rice, fiancee in aftermath of punchFOXSports.comABC News obtained 45 minutes of surveillance video ...

Anti-gay pastor Gaylard Williams arrested after squeezing man’s genitals

ATTITUDE.CO.UK | Story tags: Gaylardwilliam, Gaylard, Antigay, Pastor, Mansgenital, Genital, Man, William

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 ...

TIL in 1961 a little girl wrote to President Kennedy concerned about the safety …

LETTERSOFNOTE.COM | In 1961, immediately after overhearing her parents discuss the possibility of Soviet nuclear tests at the North Pole, 8-year-old Michelle ...

I Can’t Breathe, Either

MEDIUM.COM | Maybe it would be too convenient to label the nationwide protests over police killings, racism, and social injustice as panic attacks. ...

How To Answer ‘Tell Me About A Time When’ Questions

FORBES.COM | In the nineteen-eighties, there were HR fads flying around everywhere. One of the most popular fads from that era was a new kind of job ...

No Doubt Remaining: Christie Sold Out Abused Animals for Campaign Favors

COMMONDREAMS.ORG | New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie portrays himself as a "straight-talker" who ignores political calculations when it means standing up for his ...

Yankees Appear Ready To Release Alex Rodriguez By Memorial Day

FORBES.COM | The Yankees may have been unwilling to eat the entire $61 million of the rest of A-Rod's massive contract but it certainly appears they're ...

5 deep learning startups to follow in 2015

VENTUREBEAT.COM | It’s been a huge year for a type of artificial intelligence known as deep learning. Google, Twitter, and Yahoo have all acquired startups ...

Sony Execs Have Shown Courage In Ways Most People Aren’t Thinking About

DEADLINE.COM | Those in Hollywood who are citing freedom of expression are missing a bigger picture. Yes, freedom of expression is our cornerstone, but if ...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Son Beaten Outside Family’s Chicago Home

CBSLOCAL.COM | (CBS) – The teenage son of Mayor Rahm Emanuel was the victim of a robbery outside the mayor’s Lakeview home Friday night, a spokesperson ...

10 Trends for 2015 You’d Better Pay Attention To

INC.COM | Keep a close eye on the future and how it will affect your business -- it will be here before you know it.

Ubisoft Keeps Digging Their Own Grave by Royally Messing Up Tetris on PS4. Yes, …

CHEEZBURGER.COM | Submitted by: (via IGN) Tagged: Ubisoft , PlayStation 4 , IGN , tetris , Video Share on Facebook

Man Uses Wooden Spoon to Gently Shoo a Hungry Possum Who Stole a Yummy Sandwich …

LAUGHINGSQUID.COM | When a hungry possum came into his kitchen through an open window, resident Alex Steel used a wooden spoon to gently shoo the stubborn ...

MythBusters’ returns with new vibe, casting changes

CNET.COM | Co-host Adam Savage and executive producer Dan Tapster reveal all about the next season of "MythBusters" and explain why Grant Imahara, ...

Cronin didn’t coach after unruptured aneurysm found - Cincinnati.com

CINCINNATI.COM | University of Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin did not coach the Bearcats' game Saturday against Virginia Commonwealth, the school ...

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