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December 29, 2012

The Strange 46-Year History Of The Term "Fiscal Cliff"

The phrase isn't new. Here's how it traveled from speculation about a western movie in 1966 to become shorthand for Washington's current budget crisis.

The Effects Of Alcohol In The Body (INFOGRAPHIC)

Most of us know that drinking too much can lead to car accidents, addictions or worse. We know drinking a little can make us giggly or weepy, lose our balance or lose our lunch, feel ravenously hungry the morning after or want nothing more than to…

Courtney Love Is Done With Hole

She's sick of playing "oldies," so she's just going to perform as a solo artist from now on.

Top 10 Movies Of 2012, 2012 Best Films Of The Year

I present the Love-Hate Award to two movies I couldn't fully recommend, but that I've thought about many times since and had countless arguments over (has to count for something, right?). Prometheus asked some pretty deep questions for a 3D popcorn…

A Little Girl's Letter About Arian Foster's Heart

In the spirit of positivity, here’s my favorite story of the day — a young Houston Texans fan became concerned when Arian Foster left the team’s 23-6 loss to the Minnesota Vikings early with an irregular heartbeat, so she decided to write him a…

11 Recent Rape Awareness Ads [NSFW]

Unfortunately, rape is currently worldwide front page news. Here are some awareness ad efforts from around the world. [Ed. note: some disturbing imagery and partial nudity ahead]

Kanye West Wore A Couple Weird Masks Last Night

At a performance in Atlantic City, first he was an owl and then he was crystals. Because Kanye.

28-Year-Old Benjamin Netanyahu On A Local Boston TV Show In 1978

The future Israeli Prime Minster and MIT graduate — using the Anglicized version of his name "Ben Nitay" — argued on the local Boston TV debate show The Advocate, that "the US should oppose the creation of a Palestinian state for several reasons."

LA Police Arrest Comedian Katt Williams For Child Endangerment

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Los Angeles police arrested comedian Katt Williams for allegedly endangering his four children by having guns and illegal drugs in his home, authorities said.

Claire McCaskill Highlights Fight With NRA In New Fundraising Pitch

Once a third-rail issue for moderate Democrats, opposition to the NRA is suddenly en vogue.

Powerful Photographs Of India Demanding Justice For Women

A woman who was brutally gang-raped by six men on December 16th died from her injuries on Saturday. The pressure on the Indian government to be tougher on crimes against women reaches its boiling point.

Superspreaders Of Disease: SARS And Other Pandemics Are Spread By Modern-day Typhoid Marys.

If germs hung a recruiting sign for their hosts, it would probably be a version of the World War I poster of Uncle Sam pointing: We want YOU to help us reproduce. All hosts were equally eligible for service, infectious-disease researchers thought.…

Shocking New Anti-Smoking Ad

A cancerous tumor grows on a man's cigarette as he inhales.

The Hottest Stripper Moments In Film: Salma Hayek, Jessica Biel And Natalie Portman (PHOTOS)

Salma Hayek’s done it three times. Demi Moore turned heads in 1996. And this past summer, Channing Tatum and his Magic Mike crew joined the club. Whether it’s a sparkly ensemble or a pair of le …

Nintendo 3DS Porn: 5-Year-Old Receives Refurbished Toy With Racy Photos For Christmas (VIDEO)

A Lakewood, Colo., dad thought he was getting his son a special surprise for Christmas, but it turns out that he got far more than he bargained for. Mark Giles bought his 5-year-old son, Braydon, a refurbished Nintendo 3DS from a local GameStop.

Your Meal Plan Vs. Your Phone Plan

Right. So your smartphone plan is costing you two hundred fifty a month not including roaming/downloading/sexting fees. Did you know that Europeans go around spending DIMES on their phone bills because the shitty practices the phone companies scam…

Weekend Movie Guide: Matt Damon's 'Promised Land' Makes Us Sad

Promised Land is the only new movie this weekend, as everything else came out on Christmas day.

Game Of Thrones Star Emilia Clarke Recalls Awkward Nudity Convo At Family Reunion

The actress explains how she broke the news to her family members that she was stripping down on camera

2012: Best New Spots - Drink - Washington DC

Stock up on Tide pens, because DC got a ton of new spots last year. Check out what our council of culinary craftspeople thought were 2012's best new joints.

VIDEO: The First Four Minutes Of Warm Bodies, A Zombie Love Story

Can combining two lame, played-out genres create something new? That’s the basic question behind Warm Bodies (based on the book of the same name), which combines the zombie movie with the unpopular-high-school-kid-in-love movie, in the hopes of…

The Essential Guide To Dim Sum For The Chinese New Year

Know exactly how to order thanks to this breakdown of 24 dishes, including photos and Chinese pronunciation.

China Opens World's Longest High-Speed Rail Route

China launched services Wednesday on the world’s longest high-speed rail route, linking the nation’s capital in Beijing all the way to the country’s southeastern hub of Guangzhou.

Video: The Funniest YouTube Comments Of 2012

This video-collection of the best (and some of the goofiest) YouTube comments proves that the YouTube community gets a bad rap.

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