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New Employment Perk: Unlimited Paid Vacation

Only 1% of employers in the US offer this perk, but the number is growing. In some firms, employees can take as much paid time off as they feel they need: By showing that they trust their workers, these employers say, they are cultivating a culture of even deeper trust. Though the practice is still experimental, [...]

The Missing Links: It’s Oz-Inspiring

This Looks Oz-Some I’m sorry for the puns, but it does. * If I Didn’t Know Any Better I’d Say They Didn’t Like It The New York Times reviewed Guy Fieri’s new NYC restaurant and their thoughts are scathing at best, but very entertaining. * Alone Star State Is Texas secession actually possible? * Burning Down Buckingham Palace Sure it [...]

Smart People Drink More Booze

Drink a lot of alcohol? That’s because you’re smart! Here’s a study showing that smart children in the UK and the United States grow up to drink more alcohol than their dumber counterparts: … more [...]

The Late Movies: The Supremes A’ Go-Go

On October 22, 1966, The Supremes became the first all-female group to reach the number one spot on the Billboard 200 album charts with their album The Supremes A’ Go-Go. The album, which was actually released on August 25, 1966, retained its number one spot for two weeks and included two Billboard Hot 100 Top [...]

A Computer Built in 1784

In the 1780s, Johann Helfrich Müller, a German engineer, was tasked with checking tables of data on the volumes of trees. To make the work go faster, he designed this machine: Müller’s calculating machine is very similar to the machine of Hahn and was based on the Stepped Drum of Leibniz, but it is larger (285 mm [...]

10 Memorable Quotes from Video Game History

Just like movie buffs and bookworms, avid gamers have favorite memorable quotes that only others with shared interests will recognize. And though I disagree that number one on this list is more memorable than number five (“You have died of dysentery,” from Oregon Trail), it is a good cross-section of notable gaming quotables. (Bonus points [...]

Ice Age bone haul found near Mexico City

Workers have uncovered a significant number of bones belonging to several Ice Age animal species. The discoveries were made at the site of a new waste…

Ukraine tries to ban Spongebob Squarepants

The Ukraine are set to ban a number of cartoons on the basis that they are ‘a threat to children’. The country’s ‘National Expert Commission for Prote…

China unveils ambitious space projects

China’s space agency has revealed a number of new projects that are currently in the works. Between 2014 and 2016 China hopes to launch several new pr…

Stop Playing With Your Pillow & Go To Bed

Lucy Sparrow of Felt So Good has some absolutely delightful geek pillows, notably, a number related to vintage gaming systems. The only way this plush Game Boy could become any more awesome would be if it was actually playable. Link Via The Mary Sue