If you’re going to take a selfie, get the Queen of England to photobomb it…like this

July 25, 2014 | No comments

When Australian field hockey players Jayde Taylor and Anna Flanagan snapped a selfie yesterday at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, they got a regal addition to their photo

Queen Selfie 1

Teammate Anna Flanagan managed to snap her own with Her Majesty too…

Queen Selfie 2

Is this the pinnacle of celebrity photobombing? I’m not sure who could appear in the background of another selfie that would one-up these.

Everybody loved Jeff Bridges’ Q&A on Reddit. Here are the highlights…

July 24, 2014 | No comments

Yesterday, Jeff Bridges hopped on Reddit for an hour to do an AMA, or “Ask Me Anything.” Unlike other celebrities that have participated in one of these forums, Bridges was open, thorough, and personable. He discussed everything from ignoring John Wayne to being afraid of working with Robin Williams, from peanut butter to the secret of a long marriage. And, of course, The Big Lebowski.

Jeff Bridges AMA

It seems like everyone who read this Q&A loves him more now. So we thought we’d share the highlights…which, if we’re honest, is almost everything he said….

Secret to long successful marriage…

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How to clean a record with wood glue… Yes, for real

July 24, 2014 | 7 comments

When I first saw this, I figured it was a joke. But it’s not. This guy significantly reduces the pops and crackles from one of his records using loads of wood glue. Check it out…

Do you make enough money to be happy in your state?

July 23, 2014 | No comments

According to a 2010 Princeton study, the more money you make, the happier you are — to a point. At a certain income level, which this study estimated to be $75,000 a year, happiness plateaus and you don’t get any happier by making more.

However, when you look at the data state by state, the minimum amount differs because of cost of living. A recent analysis identifies the income level in each state that brings the most reported happiness…

2014 Happiness Annual Income Map

Of course, money isn’t actually buying happiness so much as it’s buying a certain level of freedom from stress and anxiety.

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Tylenol works…but scientists have no idea how

July 22, 2014 | No comments

We’ve all taken Tylenol and felt its wonderful headache-reducing power. But despite the drug’s effectiveness and popularity, scientists still don’t know what it’s doing inside us. They have some theories, but that’s about it…

(via Laughing Squid)

Jews join their Arab friends, families, and lovers to oppose hate in these 9 powerful photos

July 22, 2014 | No comments

With violence escalating in the Middle East, social media has become an outlet of hate for many people on both sides. In response, a social media campaign has taken off on Facebook and Twitter where people post pictures like this with the hashtag #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies…

Jews Palestinians 5

@81059sredding

Organizers of the campaign acknowledge that political differences can’t be solved simply through social media, but they hope to at least change the tone of discourse online, noting

While we may not agree on the political developments of the Arab-Israeli conflict, we must demonstrate that we refuse to be enemies. We stand in solidarity with the Arab and Jewish populations who went to the streets of Israel/Palestine to demonstrate that they refuse to succumb to the hatred sentiments of the minority. We don’t believe that if we will all be friends the core issues will disappear and we don’t have to agree on everything, but we do need to show that we won’t be enemies.

Jews Palestinians 6

@zeynepdoruk

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Man “accidentally” drops his wallet on the street to see if people steal it

July 21, 2014 | No comments

In Adelaide, Australia recently, Adrian Gruszka filled a cheap wallet with bits of useless paper and then pretended to accidentally drop it as he passed various people on the street.

Of the 12 people seen making the choice to keep or return the wallet in this video, guess how many stole it…

As a fun twist, Gruszka included Monopoly money in each wallet he used to make sure the folks who ripped him off knew they’d been tricked.