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What if Money Were No Object?

While this question may seem trite, it is truly valuable if we actually consider it: what would you like to do every day, if money were no object? What do you value and enjoy, absent issues of money? In this short video, philosopher and writer Alan Watts is quoted, matched with inspirational [...]

In Event of Moon Disaster: The White House Plan for the Worst-Case Scenario

Today is the 43rd anniversary of the lunar landing. Here’s a look at the worst-case scenario plans, which Chris Higgins originally discussed in 2007. In July 1969, the world watched as the crew of Apollo 11 successfully entered lunar orbit, landed, then blasted off and returned to Earth. At each step of the way there [...]

Rotterdam Robbery Turns Into An Epic Fail

(YouTube Link) This has to be the worst case scenario when it comes to armed robbery-you rush in to rob the place, gun drawn, ski mask on, and you’re paid no mind at all. The patrons aren’t even shaken, and a tense situation soon becomes quite awkward as you’re forced to leave empty handed, tail between [...]

World War I Centennial: Councils of War

The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that killed millions and set the continent of Europe on the path to further calamity two decades later. But it didn’t come out of nowhere. With the centennial of the outbreak of hostilities coming up in 2014, Erik Sass will be looking back at the lead-up to [...]

How To Make Websites

Do you want to make a website, but don’t know how to do all the techie stuff…or know just enough to make a super-crappy site? If that’s you, check out Don’t Fear the Internet, a video series that teaches you basic HTML and CSS, using a WordPress blog as the basis for your new [...]

The Number of the Day: $11

If you made a film and it was set to premiere in a real movie theater, you’d probably assume that—worst case scenario—a handful of the people associated with making it (and maybe their friends and family) would show up to see it. Apparently not. A new film, aptly named The Worst Movie Ever, recently premiered at [...]

Words You Invented for Everyday Objects

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. I don’t know where she got this, but my almost-three-year-old daughter calls her suitcase her “responsibility.” Now my wife and [...]

Your Incorrect (or Invented) Words for Everyday Objects

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. I don’t know where she got this, but my almost-three-year-old daughter calls her suitcase her “responsibility.” Now my wife and [...]