Modern Society/ Culture
texpeare comments on Why do actors in modern movies today feel more "real" than the acting we see in old movies like Casablanca?
/u/DashingLeech ELI5 in /r/politics the importance of unions in the free market. : bestof
wilbarp comments on Did celebrity efforts like Band Aid's "Do they know it's Christmas?" and USA for Africa's "We Are The World" actually help alleviate famine in the 1980s?
She Thinks Too Much [Such Girls Are Dangerous]
My Grandfather's childhood toy : WTF
That’s Zef: The True Story Behind Die Antwoord’s Mysterious Style Does zef exist? Or did Yolandis and Ninja of Die Antwoord make it all up in a frenzied (and successful) bid to capture international attention a year ago? Does it even matter now?
Ghostalker474 comments on Rant: A good portion of people I deal with are incompetent, not just IT staff
A thoughtful reader sent me the link to Michael Kelley’s piece, “Scientists Used Facebook for the Largest Ever Study of Language and Personality, about a fascinating study done by University of Pennsylvania researchers, “Personality, Gender, and Age in the Language of Social Media.” Take a Look At These Fascinating Happiness-Related Word Clouds
Chinese immigrants find Australian small talk too awkward Are language skills alone enough to ensure overseas Chinese fit well into their new home? The answer is no, according to a study of the social experience of recent Chinese immigrants in Australia, which found that their biggest barrier to communication is not language or knowledge, but the ability to make small talk.
His First 4 Sentences Are Interesting. The 5th Blew My Mind. And Made Me A Little Sick.
The World of 100 If the world were a village of 100 people, what would its composition be? This set of 20 posters is built on statistics about the spread of population around the world under various classifications. The numbers are turned into graphics to give another sense a touch – Look, this is the world we are living in. The World of 100 : Toby Ng Design
The Science of Familiar Strangers: Society's Hidden Social Network We’ve all experienced the sense of being familiar with somebody without knowing their name or even having spoken to them.
Paula Deen’s Racist Wedding Fantasy Was Once Reality Paula Deen is in trouble.
Generation X: An Inconvenient Era A data-based look at the financial context of the past 30 years from the perspective of Gen X.
Generation X: An Inconvenient Era
Like many of my colleagues in the American academy, each fall I consult the Mindset List for entering college freshmen produced annually by Beloit College of Wisconsin. I don’t hate millennials anymore!
Cuber presents five more short graybles in latest "Adventure Time." Cartoon Network Watching last night's anthology episode of "Adventure Time," entitled "Five More Short Graybles," I was reminded of the crazed photographer in Leos Carax's "Holy Motors" when he first spots the scraggly-haired Merde character, played by Denis Lavant, in the middle of a crowd and can't stop snapping pictures: "So... weird! Is 'Adventure Time' One Big Allegory For Discovering Sex?
4 June 2013 Last updated at 10:15 GMT By Helena Lee BBC News For 75 years, Finland's expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It's like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes
Transhumanism Transhumanism (abbreviated as H+ or h+) is an international cultural and intellectual movement with an eventual goal of fundamentally transforming the human condition by developing and making widely available technologies to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities. Transhumanist thinkers study the potential benefits and dangers of emerging technologies that could overcome fundamental human limitations, as well as study the ethical matters involved in developing and using such technologies. They predict that human beings may eventually be able to transform themselves into beings with such greatly expanded abilities as to merit the label "posthuman".
Double Feature Finder
Cover of reissue of Naked Came the Stranger Naked Came the Stranger is a 1969 novel written as a literary hoax poking fun at contemporary American culture. Naked Came the Stranger
The Justice League : funny
These are sweetnote dreamswings an innovation in play and sound. The 21 swings installation is located in Montreal’s Quartier des spectacles on the Promenade des Artistes. This is part of the city’s celebrated arts district where the Jazz Festival and Just for Laughs strut their stuff. In Montreal The Swings Are Alive With The Sound Of Music | PlayGroundology
Folsom Street Fair The event started in 1984 and is California's third largest single-day, outdoor spectator event and the world's largest leather event and showcase for BDSM products and culture. It has grown as a non-profit charity, and local and national non-profits benefit with all donations at the gates going to charity groups as well as numerous fundraising schemes within the festival including games, beverage booths and even spanking for donations to capitalize on the adult-themed exhibitionism. The coordination agency, Folsom Street Events (FSE) is a registered charity and has also started similar events in Canada and Germany.
The Perfect Definition of This Goddamn Digital Life
Hipsters On Food Stamps, Part 1 In the John Waters-esque sector of northwest Baltimore -- equal parts kitschy, sketchy, artsy and weird -- Gerry Mak and Sarah Magida sauntered through a small ethnic market stocked with Japanese eggplant, mint chutney and fresh turmeric. After gathering ingredients for that evening's dinner, they walked to the cash register and awaited their moments of truth. Those are two "hipsters", and the punchline is that they pay for their foodie porn with foodie stamps, which sounds like it should be a terrible thing, except it's in Salon.com, which means they're going to try and tell you how it's a good thing, which they don't, because they can't. It's madness. It's very easy and satisfying to hate these two, and nothing would make me happier than to hit them square in the back with a jack-o-lantern.
www.gulfalliancetraining.org/dbfiles/Heather Reed - Deadmans Island.pdf
Information Is Beautiful | Left vs. Right (US)
Harvard study of teens links soft-drink consumption to violence | Harvard Magazine Nov-Dec 2012
Top 20 microbreweries in America
Cupid on Trial: A 4-month Online Dating Experiment | Jon Millward - Blog
The New York Times, December 20, 2012 - page 7
Tiny House, Happy Life?
The Real World Damage of the Purity Culture
Urban Ghosts: 9 Ghost Stations and Abandoned Subways |
Top 5 Causes of Accidental Death in the United States
Sneaky Mobile Ads Invade Android Phones
HPV 'Epidemic' Behind Increases in Oral Cancer
The Young and the Restless
Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response
McNaughton Fine Art
Easter in South Park
Heeb | The New Jew Review
mental_floss Blog & 11 Pencil Vs. Camera Images - StumbleUpon
Online drinking: an exploratory study of alcohol use and intoxication during internet activity | North American Journal of Psychology
Astronaut Builds a Lego ISS While Inside the Real Space Station
What's Your Zombie Contingency Plan? 11 Practical Strategies
5 Great Moments in History That Could Teach Christian Zealots Important Lessons | Belief
Paradox of thrift
Atheists Attack 9/11 Cross
Newspapers, Paywalls, and Core Users
Do Not Do This Cool Thing
Bare Your Midriff
Dvorak Simplified Keyboard
Warren Buffett sings in the Chinese New Year (+ video)
MSLK - HOME PAGE
Live in Nanny Needed for 4 kids (Pls don't call them "Precious Ones")
Epic Racist Moment on Game Show
Body dysmorphic disorder
5 Baffling 80s Trends (Explained by Rare Mental Disorders)
7 Things From America That Are Insanely Popular Overseas
8 Real Grade Schools That Went Completely Insane
Women in Refrigerators
Gauss rifle - The Vault, the Fallout wiki - Fallout: New Vegas and more
Lord's Resistance Army
Graham Hill: Less stuff, more happiness
5 Baffling 80s Trends (Explained by Rare Mental Disorders)
Hipster (contemporary subculture)
Va. students object to King Day classes