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Books | Books

Lady Bird Director Greta Gerwig’s 10 Favorite Books

Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig shares her ten favorite books including works by George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Joan Didion, and more.

Recipes | In The Crock Pot

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese | The Pioneer Woman

Who doesn’t like mac and cheese? Seriously, how can someone look at a bowl of piping hot creamy mac and cheese in front of them and say, “Nah, not really my thing…?” That would be madness. Ma…

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

Disney’s Acquisition of Fox Could Change Streaming Forever | WIRED

The massive additions to Disney's library mean it could be a serious player in the ever-splintering streaming market.

Music | Music

Keith Richards reflects on the Rolling Stones’ BBC recordings, complete with threats of decapitation

For all the outward swagger the Rolling Stones projected, there were certain situations that could intimidate even England’s bad boys of rock ‘n’ roll. Near the top of the list: p…

Music | Music

The Rolling Stones Are Making $10 Million a Night

The Rolling Stones are making more money on tour per night than any other live music act right now.

Miscellaneous | Fun Stuff

How to Party Like Twin Peaks on New Year's Eve

Local rockers Twin Peaks gave us party tips, hangover cures and walked us through some of their wildest New Year's Eve experiences.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

10+ YouTube Channels to Learn How to Draw for Free

Did you know you can learn to draw for free? These drawing tutorials show you how to draw, step-by-step with video lessons on YouTube.

News | Op-Ed

Donald Trump Jerusalem Embassy Move: A Good First Step | National Review

Moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem will help, but the best way to restore order in the Middle East would be to stop sending aid to Mahmoud Abbas's Palestinian government ...

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

10 Thrilling Reasons to Love Van Gogh

These ten favorite paintings by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) reveal fascinating details about the artist's short and passionate life.

Music | Music

The Mysterious Death Of A D.C. Punk And The $10,000 Reward That May Never Be Claimed

The guitarist Fred "Freak" Smith was an outsized figure within Washington, D.C.'s vibrant '80s hardcore punk scene. His descent and death, which remains a mystery, is an all-too common story.

Business & Finance | Startups

Want to Invest in a Startup? Here's What You Need to Know.

Invest in founders first, and ideas second.

Business & Finance | Startups

Want Proof That Patience Pays Off? Ask the Founders of This 17-Year-Old $525 Million Email Empire | Inc.com

Ben Chestnut and his team at MailChimp built an amazing business and became Inc. 's Company of the Year. It only took them 17 years.

Music | Vinyl Records!

Discogs meets Match.com on Reverb's new online vinyl marketplace - The Vinyl Factory

“Ensuring that the right buyers and sellers find each other”.Music gear marketplace Reverb.com has launched new online marketplace Reverb LP dedicated to buying and selling vinyl and other physical music.Read more: Do bootlegs matter? What Discogs’.

Music | Vinyl Records!

The 10 Best Funk Albums To Own On Vinyl

Like all genres, funk was a byproduct of circumstance. Not in the accidental sense of the word, but in the sense that art shapes and conforms to the context of the moment. For James Brown, funk was a divorce from the soul sound—and the band—that made him.

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

Gifts Your Parents Would Never Buy the Ten-Year-Old You

Every kid knows the best way to get almost every item on your Christmas list is to include one outlandish, obscenely-expensive item your parents will never go for. Out of guilt, they’ll happily deliver everything else on your list. But you’re an adult

Politics | Politics

Jones wins Alabama Senate seat for Dems

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Democrat Doug Jones pulled off a stunning upset Tuesday in Alabama, defeating Republican Roy Moore in the race for an Alabama Senate seat and dealing a huge blow to President Trump in the process.

Health & Fitness | Wheels

This device turns any manual bike into an electric vehicle in seconds

Rubbee X is an e-drive that can turn almost any manual bicycle into an electric hybrid.

Architecture & Interior Design | Home & Decorating

These Are the Biggest Home Décor Trends of 2018 | MyDomaine

We asked interior designers to share the trends they believe will be huge next year. Find out what the biggest home décor trends are predicted to be.

Politics | POLITICS

An Open Letter to The New School and Parsons on Linda Sarsour | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

Dear President Van Zandt, My dream was always to attend a school like the Parsons School of Design, currently housed...

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

Top 27 Productivity Hacks of 2018 | Inc.com

This new year, kiss your inefficient and time-wasting habits goodbye.

Music | Music

After 35 Years D.O.A.'s Joey Keithley Is Still Not Taking Your Shit

Joey "Shithead" Keithley talks about making music for 35 years and what he's doing to solve the oil issues in BC

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

Bruce Brown, who turned surfing into a cultural phenomenon with 'The Endless Summer,' dies at 80

Bruce Brown, a pioneering filmmaker whose story of two surfers chasing after the perfect wave in "The Endless Summer" helped introduce America to surfing, has died.

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

The Crown: What Really Happened When Queen Elizabeth Met John and Jackie Kennedy | Vanity Fair

In The Crown’s second season, Queen Elizabeth catches wind of Jackie Kennedy’s unflattering remarks about her and Buckingham Palace.

History | History

The Crown: The Scandal That Rocked Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s Marriage | Vanity Fair

When Eileen Parker sued for divorce from Prince Philip’s best friend and equerry Michael Parker, a royal scandal erupted. And Queen Elizabeth, according to frenzied news reports, was none too pleased.

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

Review: ‘The Crown’ Season 2 Takes the Queen From Crisis to Crisis - The New York Times

Netflix’s award-winning series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II covers war, sex and the difficulties of managing a royally messed up family.

Health & Fitness | Health News

The Oral Microbiome

Functional and integrative medicine focuses much attention on the gut microbiome as the root of many chronic health conditions.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Vitamin C plays a protective role against the degeneration associated with osteoarthritis

According to a study in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, researchers demonstrated a protective role of ascorbic acid on osteoarthritic osteoblasts.

Business & Finance | Business

How GoFundMe Is Redefining The Business Of Disaster Relief

Families in need used to look to nonprofits and government. Now they can raise their own funds in record time–assuming they have a click-able story.

History | History

The Secret World War II History Hidden in London's Fences

London's housing developments often feature a unique form of fencing: stretchers reused after World War II.

Psychology | Personality

Stress and How Emotions Affect Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease

How your memories impact your immune system, why moving is one of the most stressful life-events, and what your parents have to do with your predisposition to

Food & Drink | Bars/Restaurants/Venues

Napa's First Black-Owned Winery Needs To Be On The Top Of Your Wine Tasting List

Brown Estate is the first black-owned winery in Napa Valley, and the tasting room is so chic you're going to freak out over it.

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

Deter Loose Dogs | Whole Dog Journal

If you are approached by a strange and unleashed dog while on a walk with your own dog, there are ways to protect your dog if things get aggressive.

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

The 2017 Best Dog Harnesses Review | Whole Dog Journal

This Whole Dog Journal review of harnesses does all of the trial and error work of finding a quality harness for you!

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives – Brain Pickings

How to fine-tune the internal monologue that scores every aspect of our lives, from leadership to love.

Sports | Cycling

Experiencing the Berlin 6 - Peloton Magazine

At 7:29 p.m. sharp on a January night, the lights go out in the circular-shaped stadium at Paul-Heyse-Straße, number 26, in Berlin. The sound of massive church bells fills the futuristic velodrome…and we identify the intro to AC/DC’s “Hell’s

News | Op-Ed

Trump’s Non-Radical Decision on Jerusalem

This is not a radical position. It has been the consensus in the United States for more than two decades,

History | History

"Darkest Hour' - Churchill’s powerful ‘fight on the beaches’ speech: The words few people actually heard

As the 'Darkest Hour' debuts in movie theaters, the strange story of how people finally got to listen to Churchill deliver one of history's most stirring speeches.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Top 4 Health Benefits of Marriage - Dr. Axe

While marriage brings challenges, science consistently shows that it's great for your health in certain ways. Here are the top health benefits of marriage.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Edible Food Parts You Never Knew You Could Eat - Dr. Axe

Turns out those scraps are really edible food parts. And sometimes their nutritional profiles are on par with popular superfoods.

Miscellaneous | Random shit

3 Things People Who Served In The Military Do That Make Them Look Like Tools

While it’s great to be proud of one’s service, it’s also the mark of a huge tool bag if he is unable to talk about anything but his time in the belly of the beast.

Politics | Politics

Trump’s Jerusalem Decision May Lead to Permanent Peace in Israel

The Israeli ambassador to the UN welcomes America’s belated recognition of Israel’s capital.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Instead of sipping, here's what you should do when your waiter serves you a sample glass of wine

There's a certain etiquette that diners should follow when ordering a bottle of wine at a restaurant.

Music | Music

John Lennon Was a Crazy Cat Lady

John Lennon had almost as many cats as the Beatles had No. 1 hits.