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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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(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 ...

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 ...

How NASA Opens Planetary Mission Data

TECHCRUNCH.COM | Editor’s Note: Thomas Stein is the Senior Computer Systems Manager for NASA’s Planetary Data System Geosciences Node at Washington ...

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G.I. Joe collector finds a way to honor his fallen son’s memory

DALLASNEWS.COM | Bob Welch (bottom left) and the G.I. Joe likeness of his son, Robby Welch (shown in the painting, and in the figurine at far right) Seized ...

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Want To Enhance The Flavor Of Your Food? Put On The Right Music : The Salt : NPR

NPR.ORG | Want To Enhance The Flavor Of Your Food? Put On The Right Music Here's an experiment: take a bite of whatever food you have nearby and ...

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 ...

When Elite Parents Dominate Volunteers, Children Lose - NYTimes.com

NYTIMES.COM | One long-ago day my mother took cupcakes to school wearing a pale yellow coat – not warm enough for the winter day, but she wanted to look ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Here’s The Most Educated Town In Every State

BUSINESSINSIDER.COM | We recently looked at the most affluent towns in every U.S. state. Now we're turning our attention to educational achievement. The American ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop could be just 10 years away

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM | Hyperloop, the ultra-fast tube transport dreamed up by SpaceX founder and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, could be ready for passengers in as ...

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 ...

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. ...

‘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 ...

Anonymous Threatens To Expose Iggy Azalea Unless She Apologizes To Azealia Banks

UPROXX.COM | Getty Image Words By Drew Ricketts No one’s moved the dials of internet opinion more than Iggy Azalea this year. From spats with Snoop to ...

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. ...

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 ...

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. ...

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

Pro-NYPD protestors debut classy ‘I Can Breathe’ shirts

DAILYDOT.COM | "I can’t breathe," the last words uttered by Eric Garner, a man choked to death by the NYPD, has rightly become a rallying cry of those ...

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 ...

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 ...

New species found in the deepest trench on Earth

SCIENCEDAILY.COM | Researchers have returned from the first detailed study of the Mariana Trench aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor. The ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Make your own Febreze, no benzisothiazolinone required

GRIST.ORG | Instead of buying cheap, mass-produced gewgaws to give out this season, show your loved ones you care with a little DIY. During Grist’s 12 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Heart crazy on you

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

How+This+Doctor+Cured+Herself+Of+Multipl …

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 ...

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 :- ...

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 ...

Seven Days And Nights In The World’s Largest, Rowdiest Retirement Community - …

BUZZFEED.COM | Seventy miles northwest of Orlando International Airport, amid the sprawling, flat central Florida nothingness – past all of those ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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" ...

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 ...

The Year in Spiders and Bugs

DISCOVERY.COM | It has been an interesting year of discovery in the world of creepy crawlies and many-legged critters.

Lawmaker Defends ‘Legitimate Rape’ Bill

THINKPROGRESS.ORG | Missouri Rep. Rick Brattin (R) CREDIT: Screenshot A Missouri lawmaker who filed a bill requiring women seeking abortions to obtain ...

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 ...

How catnip gets your cat high

VOX.COM | One of the stranger aspects of the modern human-pet relationship is that many cat owners recreationally dose their pets with a psychoactive ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

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 ...

Kim Kardashian Loses 1.3 Million Followers in the Great Instagram Purge of 2014

TIME.COM | While Kim Kardashian was a victim of Thursday’s Instagram Rapture, she also emerged from the purge with an impressive new title: the ...

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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) ...

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 ...

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." ...

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 ...

This Dog Dances Way Better Than You

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Flirtmojis Are Emojis for Dirty Sexting Fiends

VICE.COM | [body_image width='640' height='1136' path='images/content-images/2014/12/17/' crop='images/content-images- crops/2014/12/17/' ...

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