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Book Club: Your Near-Death Experiences

Readers continue the conversation over Sarah Bakewell’s How To Live: Montaigne‘s near-death interval is very interesting – it makes me wonder how generalizable his description is to other peoples’ experiences. The pleasantness is an interesting surprise, because his physical behaviors manifest unpleasantness during this time. I can’t help but think of a friend of a […]

What’s Your Sign? | Your Horoscope for This Week (July 27 – August 2, 2014)

42 minutes agoFitness / Yoga : Yoganonymous

It’s all love…right? Well, not exactly. This week, amorous Venus gets into some sticky situations with a few other planets, keeping us on our toes. Before we can get to that enchanted garden, we might have to wander through a … The post What’s Your Sign? | Your Horoscope for This Week (July 27 – August 2, 2014) appeared first on YOGANONYMOUS.

Ian Somerhalder Accepts The Award For Best Threesome At The Young Hollywood Awards All By His Onesome!

The other nominees in the Best Threesome category at the Young Hollywood Awards didn't stand a chance against Damon, Elena and Stefan! The Vampire Diaries seXXXy threesome took home the award for Best Threesome at the YHA on Sunday evening. Granted Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, and Zac Efron were some of the contenders in this category, along [...]

Tessellation, ?Anti-Aliasing, And Other PC Graphics Terms, Explained

50 minutes agoEntertainment / Video Games : Kotaku

You've successfully made a new gaming PC. Congrats! It was the best, and it was also the worst. (But in general, it was the best.) Now, it's time to play some games. What's the first thing you do? Read more...

A Tale of Two Stores Fighting Hunger in America

One is a nationwide business, the other a small local farm. No matter the size, both are giants feeding those in need in their community. That's what it takes to end hunger in America. You need people to care. You need organizationsShow More Summary

Newswire: Cuba Gooding Jr., Michael Madsen, and Keith David join Comedy Central’s Big Time In Hollywood, FL

As reported by Deadline, Cuba Gooding Jr., Michael Madsen, and The Cape’s Keith David—who has been in tons of other good things, but c’mon—have signed on to join Comedy Central’s Big Time In Hollywood, FL, a new original series about two filmmaker brothers who get kicked out of their parents’ house and must find away to live on their own. Show More Summary

Mass Incarceration: 21 Amazing Facts About America’s Obsession With Prison

Submitted by Michael Snyder of The American Dream blog, Nobody in the world loves locking people behind bars as much as Americans do. We have more people in prison than any other nation on the planet. We also have a higher percentage of our population locked up than anyone else does by a very large margin. Show More Summary

Rocket blasts off with U.S. ‘neighborhood watch’ spy satellites

An unmanned Delta 4 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Monday with a pair of U.S. military satellites designed to keep watch on other countries’ spacecraft. The 206-foot (63-meter) tall rocket, built by United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing, lifted off at 7:28 p.m. Show More Summary

‘Mad Monkey Kung Fu,’ Other Martial-Arts Classics Return to TV

Long after the 1980s heyday of syndicated B-movies, kung fu classics such as "The Five Deadly Venoms" and "Mad Monkey Kung Fu" are returning to television.

World Map Reveals How Countries Are Divided Between Cat And Dog Lovers

1 hour agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Overall, most states in the U.S. have a balanced cat-dog ratio. But, it's a different story when you look at the rest of the world, where the loyalty of some countries clearly favors one type of furry companion over the other. Read more...

'DWS' Fundraising At Expense of Sarah Palin

Seems as if the Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) and the rest of the lefties in the Democrat Party, are a tad bit upset that Sarah Palin and other Republicans care talking about possibly impeaching Presidente Barack Obama. In a fundraising...Show More Summary

Samsung is ‘hiring like crazy’ trying to come up with original ideas

Samsung’s biggest fear is that it will become just another small-margin smartphone vendor along the lines of LG, HTC, Xiaomi and countless others. This is why it’s invested so many resources into creating its own Tizen mobile platform...Show More Summary

Not So Massively: SMITE's championships, LoL's cinematic, and Destiny's brief beta

Welcome back to No So Massively, where every Monday we round up the highlights from the past week in the world of MOBAs, roguelikes, MMOTCGs, and other games that aren't quite MMOs. Destiny closed the gates on beta until its launch in September. Show More Summary

The Other Important Legacy of World War One

One hundred years ago today World War I (WWI) began. On this anniversary there has been a lot of discussion about the war and its implications for the century that followed. Today, as I traveled, I got to listen to one such discussion on the NPR program, On Point. Show More Summary

Turkey’s Erdogan joins club of world leaders who win at sports

1 hour agoNews : BlogPost

This weekend, Turkey's demagogic Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan found a new way to burnish his credentials and state his authority. He donned cleats and an eye-catching orange jersey and took the field alongside other politicians and celebrities at the opening ceremony of a soccer stadium in Istanbul. Show More Summary

Turkey’s Erdogan joins club of world leaders who win at sports

1 hour agoNews : BlogPost

This weekend, Turkey's demagogic Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan found a new way to burnish his credentials and state his authority. He donned cleats and an eye-catching orange jersey and took the field alongside other politicians and celebrities at the opening ceremony of a soccer stadium in Istanbul. And he scored goals -- three of them, in fact […]

Ryan Reynolds IS Deadpool In This Fantastic Leaked Test Footage From Comic-Con!

A few years ago Ryan Reynolds was in a pretty universally panned superhero movie. No, not that one - the other one. Yeah, X-Men Origins: Wolverine. In it, he played Deadpool, the Merc With A Mouth who happens to be one of Marvel's biggest fan favorites. And they took away his mouth. And also his personality [...]

Man, 20, Killed In Freak Lightning Storm At Venice Beach, 8 Others Sent To Hospital

A freak thunderstorn in southern California at Venice Beach has left one man dead and at least eight others injured. The lightening storm caught beachgoers off guard as thunderstorms of this nature are an extremely rare weather event in southern California. The LA Times notes, lightning strikes that killed one, critically injured another and hit

Funding Daily: The $40M cab ride

A big chunk of change for Easy Taxi, plus a roundup of other funding deals for the day.

You Know Iraq's Bad When...

While Malaysian Airlines may have still been flying over warzones, it appears things have become so unstable and dangerous in Iraq that none other than Emirates Airlines has chosen to "re-route' around the troubled nation: EMIRATES TAKING...Show More Summary

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