Anyone who regularly uses social media will have had the experience of feeling envious of the fun their friends all seem to be having. This...
Broadway Ad Agency SpotCo Shows How Campaigns Are Born
NEW YORK—If you close your eyes and think of a really special Broadway show, there’s a good chance an image born at SpotCo will pop... Read more
Car Sound System Blows Off Snow, Sparks Hearing Loss Debate
A video recently resurfaced showing a car sound system powerful enough to blow off snow from the vehicle. As the bass line kicks in, the... Read more
This Vinyl Record Has the Most Beautiful Back Story
When a Reddit user bought a second-hand LP, he did have an idea of what he would be receiving. It was, however what he didn’t expect that impacted... Read more
UPDATE: Viral Lawn Mower Spray Paint Fail Video May Be Partly Fake
Update: Uncle Rob responded to our inquiry. His responses to our questions are at the end of the article. One of the internet sensations of... Read more
‘Call-a-Swede’ Service Is Intimate Cultural Exchange at Your Fingertips
Have you ever wondered if it was possible to have an intimate and inspiring conversation with a person you never knew existed until you spoke with them?... Read more
When Covering Elections, Journalists Face a Debilitating Dilemma
Last week, President Obama criticized journalists covering the election for “the practice of drawing ‘false equivalences’ between competing claims made by politicians.” “If I say... Read more
Why Do People Risk Their Lives–or the Lives of Others–for the Perfect Selfie?
2016 hasn’t been a great year for the selfie. In February, Argentinian tourists passed around a baby La Plata dolphin in order to take selfies... Read more
Models Use Influence to Bring Attention to Forgotten Regions
Behind the scenes, a photoshoot can look chaotic: Hair stylists, makeup artists, wardrobe stylists, production equipment. For a seasoned model, this is a common scene,... Read more
How Far Can You Go to Lawfully Protect Yourself in a Home Invasion?
Over the weekend, New South Wales police charged a man with murder after an alleged burglar died following an incident in the man’s home in... Read more
How to Best Survive Avalanches
Although the standard of avalanche equipment has improved significantly over the past years, avalanches are still a major cause of injury (and even death) for... Read more
Ambition Turns Ruthless When We’re Told We Will Fail
For people who are driven to succeed at a certain profession, negative feedback about their talent or potential may lead some to act unethically. “Strongly... Read more
Why Child Trafficking Spikes After Natural Disasters—and What We Can Do About It
When a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in April 2015, it killed well over 8,000 people and turned much of the country into a disaster... Read more
Could Super Recognizers Be the Latest Weapon in the War on Terror?
In the wake of the terror attacks on Brussels, Belgian police rapidly identified two of the suicide bombers that carried out the attacks: brothers Khalid... Read more
Natalie Portman Has a Doppelganger
The “Black Swan” actress has a twin in Clyff, a Brooklyn native whose boyhood picture went viral after his girlfriend, Shannon Welch posted it on... Read more
Depression More Likely for Social Media Addicts
The more young adults use social media, the more likely they are to be depressed, a new study finds. Scientists say the findings could guide... Read more
Why the German Language Has So Many Great Words
In an essay describing the loathing that Ted Cruz’s face seems to inspire, the neurologist Richard Cytowic resorts to the German colloquial expression Backpfeifengesicht. It’s... Read more