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The Wackiest Weather Bloopers of 2013

On-air weather forecasters have a serious job. They are solely responsible for letting us know if we’ll have sunny skies fit for outdoor activities or if we need to hunker down and prepare for an impending storm. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that these reporters are the most serious of people. In this thunderingly funny…

The Top 20 Photographers Under 20 on Flickr

Flickr announced 20under20 on Monday, a program that highlights 20 of the world’s most extraordinary young photographers under the age of 20. The 20 photographers were selected by a panel of influential Flickr photographers — Lou Noble, Cuba Gallery, and Rosie Hardy — and Vice President of Flickr, Bernardo Hernandez, based on creativity, technical talent…

The Evolution of Texting in Television and Film

Texting is quickly becoming our favorite form of communication — even in movies. YouTube channel Every Frame a Painting explores the evolution of how texting and the Internet have been represented on TV and in theaters. From the 1995 movie Hackers to BBC’s Sherlock, filmmakers are finding more interesting and beautiful ways to communicate onscreen…

13 Most Memorable Quotes From Famous Classic Novels

Image: Flickr, Jonas Tegnerud New authors fill the bookshelves every day, but it’s the classics that we always come back to. Those old, tattered books you’ve had since high school contain some of history’s most quotable lines of wisdom. Amazon analyzed Kindle users’ most highlighted passages to determine the top quotes from classic novels. Popular…

8 Twists on Just Girly Things

If you’ve ever scrolled deep into the Tumblr Dashboard, you’ve probably come across the ubiquitous Just Girly Things snapshots. The photos on this site, and others inspired by it, are blurry moments in the life of a mythical universal teenage girl who loves life … and hair products. Maybe as a blissful teen, you painted…

7 Marketing Strategies With a Flair for Politics

Election-Themed Marketing Campaigns 1. Duck 2012 The University of Oregon says its duck mascot is the ideal candidate this fall. The duck’s smooth website features a candidacy announcement embedded from YouTube, as well as a bunch of other links riffing off the premise. 2. A. Zombie for President AMC launched a presidential-themed protest campaign, featuring…

‘Breaking Bad’ Stars Before Meth and Albuquerque

Breaking Bad Stars Before Breaking Bad Giancarlo Esposito (Gus Fring) “Sesame Street,” 1982. Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman) Corn Pops commercial, 1999. Bryan Cranston (Walter White) Carnation Coffeemate commercial, 1988. Bob Odenkirk (Saul Goodman) Un-aired sketch for Fox pilot, 2002. Anna Gunn (Skylar White) “Seinfeld,” 1993. Jonathan Banks (Mike Ehrmantraut) And the best for last: “Linda’s…

The Prank That Puts Your Fake Pregnancy Scare to Shame

A group of students at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mich., turned their professor’s own cellphone policy against him in an April Fools’ prank for the books. Macroeconomics professor Stephen Barrows insists that anyone whose phone rings during class must answer it — on speakerphone. So when a student’s phone rang on April 1, she…

Photographer captures gorgeous side-by-side portraits of transgender people in Cuba

Photographer Claudia González captures side-by-side portraits of transgender men and women as they transition through gender reassignment in Cuba for her ongoing series, Reassign. While she also works internationally in the fashion and publishing industries, this series is a personal project as well as a professional one. González said she conceived of the series after…

Don’t Fall for This Fake Tim Tebow Election Tweet

A Monday tweet by one “Tim Tebow” took off on Twitter a day before Tuesday’s presidential election. Embedded below, the tweet was basically a backhanded slap stereotyping Democrats’ and Republicans’ respective work ethics. The message clearly resonated with users for one reason or another, and after several hours online had gained well over 17,000 retweets.…

Ouch! Here’s the Worst Olympic Dive of All Time

Olympic diving is a sport of grace and beauty — but, as we amateurs know, errant belly or back flops into the pool can bring serious pain. That’s what happened to German diver Stephan Feck during Monday’s preliminary round of the three-meter springboard diving contest. His epic flop — so bad, yet so good —…

Cat Immersion Project Brings Happiness to Cancer Patient

Any Joe Internet Browser knows the happiness-inducing power of cats. Silly or stupid, cute or cuddly — cats bring out the smiles. Maga, a teenage cancer patient at Seattle Children’s Hospital, needed the cheerful side effects of kitties, but her situation restricted her exposure to the furry creatures. Immunity concerns didn’t allow her beloved cat,…

Taylor Swift Helps This Guy Score a Date

Ever since Taylor Swift hit the scene, it’s never been easier to break up with someone. Just hit the play button on any of her recent tracks and your significant other will know that you are never ever getting back together. Not only does she kiss and tell, but she sings it from the rooftop…