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Most Popular Features and Essays of 2014

We pride ourselves on how-tos and explainers at Lifehacker, but some articles don't quite fit into either category. Perhaps they're personal accounts of life lessons, or maybe they're rants about a popular issue of the day. Here are some of the year's best features and essays along those lines. Read more...

Pudding people first at Christmas

I have had half of last years Christmas pudding in the freezer all year. “Must eat that pudding sometime” I’d think each time it tumbled out. So here I was in December, thinking about Christmas lunch, wondering if it would … Continue reading ?

These Latest Glee Pics Have Us SO Excited For The Final Season! See Them HERE!

6 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : CocoPerez

Ah-mazing! We're none too happy about the fact that this sixth season will be Glee's last but at least it gives the creators a chance to send off all of our favorite characters with substance AND style! And after these latest photos - it seems like it will be QUITE a send-off! [ Video: Lea Michele's Let It [...]

About that conversation about song lines that we like (and why do we like what we like when we like a song line?).

Blogged 2 days ago, here. One of the participants in the conversation — my ex-husband RLC — sends his list of lyrics: Everything dies baby that's a fact But maybe everything that dies someday comes back. Put your makeup on, fix your hair up pretty And meet me tonight in Atlantic City.Uh oh! This list begins tellingly. Show More Summary

The most popular life advice from the op-ed pages in 2014

6 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

What to do about rude people? Anti-vaxxers? Ignorant voters? Here’s some of the advice The Times’ op-ed pages dispensed in 2014.

Uncertainty and Foreboding. Are Things Really Falling Apart?

December 26, 2014 Posted by Jay Livingston Don’t be fooled by the stories in the headlines or on the evening news, says Steven Pinker in an article for Slate (here). Those stories are about death and devastation, and they reinforce a popular but incorrect picture of a world in chaos. Show More Summary

Latte Motion

8 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

(YouTube link) Here’s a stop-motion animation created with over 1,000 cups of latte! The creamy cup tops are the medium for single pictures that are compiled to tell a short story -only about 90 seconds, then there’s a half-minute on how it was done. This is part of a Japanese ad campaign. -via the Presurfer

Happy Boxing Day! Here’s A Kangaroo Punching A Drone Out Of The Sky - You're welcome, Internet.

8 hours agoOdd : Geekosystem

This video was taken in Hunter Valley, Australia, and while the footage was salvaged, the device itself was damaged beyond repair. On the plus side, now little Timmy will probably feel a bit better about getting his new Christmas drone...Show More Summary

Here's The Video Of A Monkey Reviving His Unconscious Friend That Everyone Is Talking About

Dramatic video captured a monkey reviving another monkey, which had fallen unconscious on the rail tracks of a train station in India after being electrocuted on Saturday, Dec. 20. The incident was watched by travelers at the station, some of which were filming and taking pictures of the monkeys. Produced by Devan Joseph. Show More Summary

Review: At Ledlow, Josef Centeno is serious about American cuisine

When people ask about the modern way of eating in Los Angeles, the succession of wildly variant small plates followed perhaps by a big, shared platter of meat, I sometimes refer them to Josef Centeno, who got the style started here when he was chef of the long-defunct Koreatown restaurant...

Carole Zawatsky’s letter about Ari Roth’s firing

8 hours agoArts : Arts Post

Here is the letter about the firing of Ari Roth, artistic director of Theater J, that Carole Zawatsky, CEO of the DC Jewish Community Center, e-mailed Wednesday to Israeli playwright Motti Lerner, after he and 21 other Israeli theater artists and academics sent a letter protesting Roth’s dismissal. Dear Members of the Israel Arts Community, […]

Carrie Bradshaw Could Be Heading Back to HBO With a Show About Divorce

If you couldn't help but wonder what Sarah Jessica Parker has been up to lately (besides haunting the West Village ), here's your answer: working on a TV show about divorce. Unfortunately, this new project for HBO will not be about Carrie divorcing Big, but it will star SJP if the paperwork gets ironed out. Read more...

io9 Newsstand: What Are Your 5 Favorite Stories of 2014?

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Every week since the beginning of July I've highlighted my favorite stories and authors, and here at the end of the year I have some solid contenders for Best of the Year. And since it's time to start thinking about what should go on award ballots and in anthologies. So what are your favorite stories this year? Read more...

6 Times Vice President Biden Spoke the Truth

Vice President Biden is known for speaking his mind. He knows what makes our country great, and he’s not afraid to speak up about it. Here are a few of our favorite Vice Presidential words of wisdom. Vice President Biden knows that the...Show More Summary

Here’s A Twitter Roundup Of A Bunch Of Kids Who Got Guns For Christmas – Good Job, America!

11 hours agoLifestyle / Parenting : Mommyish

Comedian Joe Mande did an impressive and depressing job of pointing out just how many people got guns for Christmas and ecstatically tweeted about it. He began retweeting a massive list of pro-gun Christmas tweets. Seriously, a lot of people get guns for Christmas -- and a lot of those people are children. Show More Summary

The Boy's Journey Kickstarter... Part One

Here at the Endless Bummer New York No Surf Surf Blog of Champions we try to constantly innovate, periodically evolvate and even haphazardly percolate. In our constant search for new ways to talk about whatever it is we like to talk about, we've noticed there are few people talking about whatever it is we like to talk about, namely, not surfing. Show More Summary

Good News, Fat-Ass: Here's Another Great Imperial Stout

11 hours agoSports : Deadspin

Do you guys use Untappd? It's a combination social-media platform and beer-measuring contest wherein you and your friends brag about all the dope shit you drink. That part's pretty fun, or at least pretty harmless—it would lean moreShow More Summary

Daily Link Love With Prince Harry

Here’s your daily dose of celebrity news, brought to you by Prince Harry (chatting up a mystery blonde). When an ambulance left with this dog’s human, he wasn’t about to be left behind! (D Listed) Are ’19 Kids and Counting’ sisters Jill and Jessa Duggar competing with their houses? (OK! Magazine) Caitlin O’Connor does a […]

Princess Benedict Sparklefists and More: The Mary Sue’s Favorite Photoshops of 2014 - Whoops, our hands slipped.

12 hours agoOdd : Geekosystem

Here at The Mary Sue, we try to report on all the news that's fit to geek out about in comics, gaming, pop culture, science, and more. But c'mooon. Let's not kid ourselves here. You all tune in because you want to see our ridiculousShow More Summary

Doctor Who: Will Jenna Coleman Continue As Clara? Here's The Answer

The Doctor Who Christmas special aired last night, and we finally got the answer to Clara's fate on the TARDIS. Jenna Coleman shares her feelings about Clara's future.Click To Continue Reading

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