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Judge Rules 160,000 Uber Drivers Can Sue in a Class Action

Uber's Travis Kalanick. Photo: Heisenberg Media/Wikimedia Commons An employment lawsuit against Uber can now proceed as a class action after a judge certified a class of 160,000 Uber drivers in California. Four drivers brought suit against...Show More Summary

You Can Actually Become a Certified Pirate at MIT

The pirate flag of Jack Rackham (1682 - 1720), via Wikimedia Commons Historically, it seems pirates are identified by their peg legs, eyepatches, and hooks for hands. Their rogue ships flew ominous flags like the Jolly Roger while the menacing marauders gained notoriety for ruthless battles at sea. Show More Summary

Why You Shouldn't Go to Art School

Via Wikimedia Commons If you're going to be an artist, nothing can stop you. This includes the ridicule of art lovers, dire poverty, and the lack of formal education. There are certain things taught by any art school worth its salt that will help you along in the process of finding yourself and your own unique voice. Show More Summary

Are Turkish Pres. Erdogan’s anti-PKK Campaign, Snap Elections Backfiring?

By Kubilay Yado Arin | (ISLAMiCommentary) | – –” alt=”Recep Tayyip Erdo?an. photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons” width=”220? height=”289? /> Recep Tayyip Erdo?an. (photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons) Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdo?an…

Chief Keef takes the gold this year for giving his son the craziest celebrity baby name.

5 days agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Rapper Chief Keef, also known as "Sosa," named his newborn child "Sno Filmon Dot Com Cozart." Couldn't you just have gone with Chief Keef Jr.? (via Wikimedia Commons) Let's break this down: Sno – According to Keef's record boss AlkiShow More Summary

The United States’ Lone Sumatran Rhino Is Heading Home to Find Love

Image: Charles W. Hardin/Wikimedia Commons The last Sumatran rhino in the US is about to head to Indonesia, where conservationists hope he will make a crucial love connection. Harapan is an eight year-old Sumatran rhino living at the Cincinnati Zoo, and he’s been all by his lonesome since his sister died in 2014. Show More Summary

Howard Stern Just Taught Everyone's Parents About Ad-Blockers

Photo: WikiMedia Commons “Oh, dude!” With those two words, Howard Stern may have just hammered another nail into the coffin for online marketers, after he learned of the magic of ad-blocking software live on air Tuesday: While SternShow More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: Monet’s Still Life with Flowers and Fruit

Still Life with Flowers and Fruit, Claude Monet In the Getty Museum, also on Google Art Project and Wikimedia Commons (also here). The Getty page offers a downloadble version that is very high resolution (60mb). The Getty version seems unnecessarily dark to me (I haven’t found museums to be particularly reliable when it comes to […]

Principals at Poor Schools Grossly Underestimate the Demand for Computer Science

If you can read this it’s not too late. Photo via Wikimedia Wikimedia Commons The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that computer science related occupations will grow 18 percent by 2020, creating over 1 million job openings. It’s a field with good average pay, a healthy demand, and maybe most importantly, satisfying intellectual challenges. Show More Summary

Celebrity Real Estate: Dita Von Teese Buys Badass 1927 Tudor on the Outskirts of Griffith Park in Los Feliz

Von Teese via Mireille Ampilhac / Wikimedia Commons Burlesque queen Dita Von Teese just bought herself a fitting, vintage, Tudor-style house in the part of Los Feliz that butts right up to Griffith Park. Apparently something of a homebody,...

Help Us Map America's Best/Worst Pun Business Names

The granddaddy of all pun names. (Photo: Friends Wiki/Wikimedia Commons) KaBloom. Thai Me Up. Burger Fi. Nothing But the Tooth. Central Perk. America is teeming with businesses and many of those businesses have chosen to cloak themselves in puns. Show More Summary

Islamic State Destroys Ancient Temple in Syria

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The Temple of Baalshamin in Palmyra, Syria, prior to its destruction by Islamic State militants. (Bernard Gagnon / Wikimedia Commons)(CC-BY-SA) Islamic State made a symbolic and destructive statement by blowing up the ancient TempleShow More Summary

Scientists May Have Discovered the Secret to Mona Lisa’s Smile

Images via Wikimedia Commons The secret behind the Mona Lisa's smile is a fabled tale: Why is she smiling? Who is she? And, good God, why do her eyes keep following me? We were resigned to never really knowing, but now, researchers Alessandro...Show More Summary

One of My Instagram Followers Is a Prude

A group of women in Venice Beach, California protesting for the right to go topless anywhere a man could. The demonstrator with the microphone is wearing a pastie in the shape of a nipple. (Mark Lidikay/WikiMedia Commons) Instagram’s...Show More Summary

‘Minecraft’ Creator Says Spotify’s New Privacy Policy Is Basically Evil

Notch. Photo: Official GDC/Wikimedia Commons It’s no secret that Spotify’s new privacy policy is a nightmare for the Do Not Track crowd in the sense that it basically wants permission to track everything, from your location data to your phone contacts. Show More Summary

Data Was Allegedly Deleted from Murdered Argentine Prosecutor's Phone

Protest demanding justice for Alberto Nisman (Image: Jaluj/Wikimedia Commons) Lawyers representing Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman are alleging information was deleted from his phone around the time of his death, adding more fuel to the theory he was murdered and did not commit suicide as was initially suggested. Show More Summary

Texting Advice? Silicon Beach's Textpert Has the Answer

Photo Credit: FidlerJan ( [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons When most people think of Los Angeles they think of movie stars and film sets. Not surprisingly, others may reference the beach, palm trees, and Rodeo Drive. Show More Summary

Is Donald Trump the Love Child of Gorgeous George the Wrestler

"A lot of people will pay to see someone shut your mouth. So keep on bragging, keep on sassing and always be outrageous." Gorgeous George Annals...Show More Summary

Crow whisperer, 8, being sued by her crow-hating neighbors for a whole lot of shiny things.

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Earlier this year, 8-year-old Gabi Mann became a minor Internet celebrity for her unique relationship with the crows in her backyard. Besties!!! (via Metro/Wikimedia Commons) The Seattle kid's rapport with the winged creatures was simple:...Show More Summary

A video of Trump admitting an earth-shattering secret keeps getting taken off YouTube.

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

It's what I've been saying all along. We've got you now, Trump. (via Wikimedia Commons) Like a true Iowan everyman, Donald Trump showed up to the Iowa State Fair in his helicopter. After calling Obamacare a slut, or challenging China...Show More Summary

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