• The Shake, Radler & Roll [Drink Infographic]

    Summer time is always the best time to drink outside. Sun shining, birds chirping, the quintessential time to have a drink in the great outdoors. The right summer beer is really a matter of opinion, but summer beers have been ubiquitous with light and citrus, now Amstel is taking a concoction used in Europe that the Dutch have been drinking for years. Dubbed Radler after a European style of mixing beer and lemon juice, makes a shandy type beer with a truly standout flavor. The Amstel Radler is only 2% alcohol, making it a refreshing beverage that can be consumed all day long, but if you’re looking for a little kick add in a shot of tequila with a couple lime wedges, shake it up and you have yourself a refreshingly pungent summer cocktail.

  • What Her Drink of Choice Says About Her: Women Who Drink Whiskey Have More Fun

    Ever wondered why your ex who drank whiskey loves to party while your vodka-sipping female friend prefers to giggle with other women in the corner when she goes out? Perhaps you’re not reading enough into how their “going out” personalities correspond to their preferred inebriating beverages. Of course, no guide like this ever holds 100% true, but take a look next time you’re at a bar or club and see whether the girl drinking wine doesn’t looked totally pissed off and arrogant, or whether…well, you can see the details below.

  • How Millennials Are Changing Travel [Link]

    When we were growing up, vacations meant little more than beaches and theme parks, with international travel thought to be a luxury only the wealthy could afford. But that is all changing thanks to millennials. 20% of international tourists, about 200 million people, are between the ages of 16 and 34. These young travelers generate $180 billion a year in tourism revenue, an increase of 30% since 2007. But to what do we owe this drastic change? What makes the millennial generation so driven to travel the world and what does it mean for the future?

  • An Awesome Device For Keeping Your Beer Cold This Summer

    Don’t get us wrong, we love Imperial Stouts and Geuze and other beers best served at warmer temps, but when summer hits, there is nothing better than a freezing cold light macrobrew. The makers of Kirin Ichiban, which is basically Bud with a cool looking dragon on the bottle, realized this and in 2012 they developed a machine that produced a whipped, frozen, slushie-like foam to insulate your beer and keep it extra cold. The super cold beers were a hit in Japan and a battery-powered home version of the device was soon developed. Now you can order your own from Japan Trend Shop for $69 (plus $47 shipping to the US). With an El Nino summer coming our way, the price just may be worth it.

  • 1970s Brooklyn Was Nothing Like The Borough We Know Today [28 Photos]

    From 1972 to 1977, the Environmental Protection Agency sponsored DOCUMERICA, a project set up to “photographically document subjects of environmental concern.” Like the FSA photographers of the New Deal, many of the DOCUMERICA photographers interpreted this to be a broader “document America in all its forms” type of project. And its a good thing they did. World-renowned photographer Danny Lyon was one of the 70 DOCUMERICA photographers. Lyon documented inner-city life in El Paso, Galveston, Houston, Chicago, Brooklyn, and Patterson, New Jersey. His photos capture low-income and ethnic neighborhoods that would end up facing extinction, but not from environmental concerns. It would be in the name of “progress” that this way of life would eventually disappear. Brooklyn is New York City’s fastest-growing borough and its gentrified neighborhoods are drawing more and more young professionals, but it wasn’t always like that. In the 1970s, as neighborhoods continued to shift form Italian and Jewish to black and Puerto-Rican, racial tensions led to rising crime rates and an exodus of almost 500,000 residents, many of them white. Since big developers were wary of the area, Brooklyn became one of the most well-preserved 19th century cities in the country. Lyon recognized the beauty in more »

  • Your Rice Cooker Can Be Used For Monster Pancakes

    Cooking rice is deceptively difficult. It’s very easy to ruin it and end up with inedible garbage, which makes a rice cooker such a handy device. But you can only eat so much rice, so what else can you do with your rice cooker? How about make some epic pancakes. Since the process is automated, once you load up the cooker, you can set it and forget it. And since you’re making the whole batch at once, you end up with one giant pancake. But why limit yourself to just regular old pancakes? You can add cocoa, fruit, vegetables, or whatever else you have around! Check out the pictures of different rice cooker pancake concoctions below, then once you’re good and hungry, learn how to make your own at Rocket News 24.

  • New York Then And Now [18 Photos and Video]

    Amateur photographer Cora Drimus traveled to New York City in April and used the photographs of her trip to make this incredible video juxtaposing the new photos with old shots, some dating back to the 19th century, of the same locations. The result is a reminder of just how much New York City and the world as a whole has changed over the course of the last century. The transition from horse and buggies to cars, railroads to highways, and the rise of ever taller skyscrapers are all documented here. Watch the video and check out some of our favorite photos below.

  • Starbucks Makes Huge Move By Now Paying For Employees College Education

    In a huge leap forward in employee benefits, Starbucks announced that it will begin paying for their employee’s  college education via online classes at Arizona State University. “I believe it will lower attrition, it’ll increase performance, it’ll attract and retain better people,” Starbucks CEO Howard D. Schultz told the New York Times.  The offer will be available to every one of the 135,000 Starbucks employees as long as they pass the proper requirements for admission and work at least 20 hours a week. The program will be a fully paid for benefit for employees with 2 years of college credits under their belt, where as employees with less than 2 years will only have a partial amount of their education paid for.   Based on the Times report employees could earn up to $30,000 in education benefits on account that each college credit costs around $500 at ASU online. Learn more about the Starbucks Achievement Plan at their website. Your move McDonalds.

  • 5 Surefire Ways To Get Right-Swiped More Often on Tinder

    In this day and age, it is so easy to learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about somebody through the use of Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. While these sites are used primarily to share information ranging from an engagement announcement to taking a survey of whether you should use soy or 2% milk with your Wheaties, their main use is for keeping up with friends old and new. And when these websites feed into the changing times, it is safe to say that the days of meeting your soul mate in a malt shop are long gone.

  • Make the National Drinks of Brazil and Croatia for the World Cup Kickoff

    With the World Cup kickoff just hours away, we thought we’d really get in the spirit by making ourselves each team’s national drink. After extensive hours minutes of research we came to the conclusion that Croatia’s drink of choice is simply plum brandy. Yup, plum brandy. Not just any plum brandy, however, it’s called Slivovitz and it will burn your insides like acid if you’re not careful. Croatians have been sipping on this for millions of years and it is the drink of choice for most of eastern Europe. The plums and their ground kernels are first crushed and pressed then yeast, starch, and sugar are added making for a strong and warm brandy, keeping your insides furnace warm. Great for a Serbian winter, not great for a summer day. Add some ice and maybe some tonic for a Slivovitz Collins. Patent pending. The national drink of Brazil, on the other hand, is a wonderfully sweet mix of natural sugars and citrus. Caipirinha is made with cachaça, a sugar cane hard liquor,sugar and one lime cut into quarters. The drink was originally created in 1918 in São Paulo as a medicinal remedy, but has spread to become the most popular alcoholic drink in Brazil. So with that, make both. Drink both. See what hits the palette better. more »

  • How to Hold Your Own in a Female Dominated Conversation

    Find that you’re getting the stink eye every time you try your best to chime in when all your female friends get to talking? So you know nothing about tampons, everything that guys do wrong in relationships, and what it’s like to pee sitting down. This doesn’t mean you have to sit completely mute while trying your best to blend in with the wall as your lady friends discuss these and several other exclusively female dilemmas. If you’re feeling lost in the land of women, try putting these tips to use and see if you don’t start getting invited to “girls’ night” more often. These five, simple steps will have you on your way to “speaking woman” in no (well, a little bit of) time.

  • NYC Subways In The 1930s Were Classy [26 Photos]

    Photographer Walker Evans is best known for his portraits of Alabama sharecroppers that he captured for Fortune Magazine in 1936 while on leave from his job as Information Specialist with the Farm Security Administration, but a couple years later he began working on a very different series of portraits. In 1938, Evans began taking photos of everyday commuters in New York City subway cars. To capture his subjects naturally, Evans used a small camera painted flat black that he hung around his neck and hid under his coat. The shutter was rigged to a cable that ran down his sleeve into his hand. For 3 years, Evans used this method, without aid of a flash or viewfinder. The resulting portraits were published in 1966 in a book titled Many Are Called.   Looking through these photos, we are presented with a subway that’s alien to what we have today. Although we’ve come a long way from the filthy, dangerous subways of the 70s and 80s (which you can check out in this gallery!), you’ll never see cars filled with people in hats and furs. Well, maybe on the L into Williamsburg, but that’s a bit different.

  • Why All Guys Should Aspire To Be Like Mike…Trout.

    Caroline Jastremski reflects on why Mike Trout has all the qualities that make women swoon and how you can be like Mike. You’re never going to match Mike Trout’s athletic ability. Sorry if that sounds pretty blunt, but it really is just one of those things 99% of the population has to accept. His power, defense, speed? I mean he really is the whole package. This here spiel, however, will not glorify Mike’s talents on the baseball diamond (even though I most certainly could if I wanted to #IKnowBaseball). Instead I would like to take a little time to reflect on why Mr. Trout is a great catch and why guys everywhere should follow his lead. And yes, I did have to use that pun at least once.

  • 4 Father’s Day Gifts For The Son Who Always Waits Until The Last Minutes

    With Father’s Day just around the corner, many of you may be scratching your heads trying to figure out the perfect gift for Dad. It’s a little more difficult than Mother’s Day because 1). Dads generally don’t love flowers and 2). Dads aren’t especially receptive to any piece of crap you make and put your face on (i.e. a phone case with your graduation photo). Here are some ideas that you can buy at the last minute that will make Dad very happy on his special day.

  • 6 Tips for Dealing With Toxic Friends

    “Poisonous people do not deserve your time. To think otherwise is masochistic.” -Tim Ferriss Iron Sharpens Iron, they say, and some of the most famous and successful humans in history have formed masterminds as a way to build up one another and to improve themselves. Napoleon Hill, in Think and Grow Rich, popularized the term “mastermind” and explained it as being a new level of consciousness that could only be obtained by combining the brain power of several great men. The corollary to this, however, is that if Iron Sharpens Iron, then a rock would do nothing except dull the blade. That means you shouldn’t hang out with shitty people. As Jim Rohn said, “you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” So what happens if one of your five is a negative influence? You might very well want to drop them like, well, a rock.

  • 10 Really Convincing Reasons Why Every Guy Needs A Platonic Female Friend

    My best friend is a guy. No, we’re not sleeping together and no, neither of us is gay. Most of our other friends suspect that we are secretly hooking up but the truth is that our friendship is totally platonic. In fact, he’s such a good friend that I wouldn’t ever consider dating him for fear of losing him (because I know a relationship between us would never work but what we already have is awesome). I think that every heterosexual guy could benefit from having at least one close platonic female friend. And here are 10 reasons why…

  • The Secrets to Avoiding Mosquitos This Summer

    Ever wonder why some people just can’t avoid mosquitos and others hardly ever get bit? It has a lot to do with.. Well just living. About 1 in 5 people is considered a target to the pesky insect responsible for more deaths than lions, tigers, bears, sharks and dragons combined. Yes, they want your blood, but only females actually. Female mosquitos use human blood to produce fertile eggs and they’re attracted to people with a certain kind of microbe bacteria on their skin. About 1 trillion microbes live on your skin and scientists have deiscovered a certain kind attracts the insect. More bad news. They can detect these microbes from up to 50 yards away which means if your a carrier and in a mosquito zone, you should probably leave. Immediately. Another key factor in attracting mosquitos is CO2. Yep, breathing, the little buggers are attracted to the release of your breathing cycle and the bigger you are, the more you produce. Another attractive trait they just love is movement and heat, so essentially if you’re a large, active person, running or playing a sport, you’re like a moving barbecue for those little blood suckers. Don’t breathe, move or sweat more »

  • A Visual Guide to Rio De Janeiro [17 HQ Photos]

    With the World Cup kicking off in just a few days, Brazil is getting ready for one of the most anticipated events in their recent history. Though the reception for the games might not be as welcoming as FIFA thought that doesn’t mean tourism won’t be at an all time high for the country and city of Rio De Janeiro. With it’s beautiful beaches and breathtaking landscapes Rio has become the go-to destination for South Americans for years, but is about to really show it’s teeth the the rest of the world in the coming weeks. We’ve compiled a visual guide of locations around Brazil’s biggest city for the out of towner’s and visitors for the upcoming games.

  • The 10 Best Cities In America To Be Single (And Ready To Mingle) [Link]

    Do you constantly find yourself wondering why everyone around you seems to be a couple yet you’re still single? Is it your greasy hair? Chronic halitosis? Bad attitude? Nah, it’s probably just the city you’re in. Well you’re in luck, ugly, because Rent.com calculated the 10 best cities for singles based on the percentage of singles over 20 along with the availability of nightlife. If your city isn’t on the list, better get packing. If it is…maybe it’s time you work on yourself a bit.

  • A Super Predator Ate a 9-Foot Great White in Australian Waters

    Australian scientists are baffled at what happened to a tagged great white shark in Austrailian Waters. The great white, named “Shark Alpha” was a 9-foot healthy shark tagged in Australian waters. The surprising thing is 4 month after the shark was tagged and tracked the tag washed up onto shore 2.5 miles out from where it was attached. After retrieval, scientists found the tag revealed startling information. The device took a rapid plunge in depth descending 580 meters while making a drastic rise in temperature from 46 degrees F to 78 degrees f, where it stayed a constant for 8 days. The startling fact about that temperature is the only way the tag could’ve reached that temperature height would be if it was in the digestive system of another beast. Though the event might have been a territorial dispute with a much larger shark (16 feet), scientists believe the entire shark was eaten, although a less dramatic conclusion of a chunk bitten out of the shark is also a possibility. A documentary by the Smithsonian Channel reveals how confused scientists are by this strange discovery. Is there a megalodon swimming out there or is this just a PR stunt for more »

  • 3 Things You Do On Instagram That Are Salting Your Game

    Just the other day my Mom decided it was time for her monthly “You better watch what you put on that Myface if you wanna get a job” rant. While Kiki may not have a clue when it comes to social media (I mean combining Myspace and Facebook? #Parents) she did have a point. What we post on the Internet really does matter. When it comes to the opposite sex, there is no greater tool than social media for deciphering exactly what you’re dealing with. This being said, I feel it is my duty to share with you gentlemen the things that make us ladies cringe while we’re creeping your Instagram. 1. WE CAN SEE THAT. I’m not sure if you realize this or not, but we can see exactly what you like on Instagram – see the example to the right. That means when we notice on our newsfeed that you just liked 50 porn stars pictures we’re kind of turned off. And by kind of I mean REALLY turned off. Obviously men will never stop looking at that type of stuff, we get it. We look at Zac Efron shirtless often so it’s a clean sweep. When it more »

  • A Visual Graph of Your Life in Weeks/Months/Years is as Enlightening as it is Depressing

    Humor site Wait But Why  has created a visual graph that will most definitely make you realize your own mortality. They’ve created a series of graphs visualizing a 90-year human life in Weeks, months and years. Not only did they create the series of symbol based graphs, but also added in a graph highlighting The Typical American Life, complete with momentous occasions in the average life, but the most interesting graph shows the death date of famous people shown at the bottom graph along with famous epiphanies from history’s most intelligent people.

  • How To Talk To A Hot Girl: RSVLTS Interviews Melissa McCarty

    Originally an award-winning broadcast journalist for KCBS in Los Angeles, Melissa McCarty has had roles in television shows Revenge, Chuck, Lie to Me, Big Love, and The Middlemen. McCarty currently hosts the show Newsbreaker on Larry King’s Ora TV. Recently, we spoke to Melissa about her career and the intricacies of approaching a hot babe.

  • Unscripted Reactions To Laphroaig Scotch [Video]

    To Scotch drinkers, Laphroaig distillery offers a line of Islay single malts that are some of the tastiest and most complex of whiskys. But, as I’ve found when offering a dram to friends, the strong, smoky flavor is not for everyone. For those who don’t normally drink Scotch, Laphroaig can come off as smelling and tasting like pine tar or an old leather baseball glove. Laphroaig assembled a group of people not familiar with their 10-year single malt and filmed their reactions. Not everyone enjoyed the drink, and Laphroaig is okay with that.

  • Shake Shack Is Celebrating 10 Year Anniversary with Specialty Burgers

    On June 12th, 2004 Shake Shack opened it’s doors for the first time. Ten years later the burger joint is know known as an NYC institution with locations in Madison Square Park, Upper West Side and CitiField. In a city that pride’s itself on a gourmet burger, Shake Shack has managed to stand out from the crowd going back to basics with 3 simple stand out, delicious signature menu items; it’s burges, fries and of course milk shakes. This week the Shack will be featuring a different signature burger every day of the week. Stop in one day and or everyday at it’s Madison Park location and feast on these specialty burgers. Monday (6/9): Daniel Boulud – The Piggie Shack Shack beef-blend topped with DBGB’s BBQ pulled pork, jalepeño mayo, Boston lettuce and mustard-vinegar slaw. Tuesday (6/10): David Chang – Momofuku Shrimp Stack Shack beef-blend cheeseburger topped with smoked and griddled shrimp patty, Momofuku Hozon Sauce, Bibb lettuce, pickled onion and salted cucumber. Wednesday (6/11): Andrew Zimmern – AZ Cabrito Butter Burger Goat burger with herb butter topped with roasted tomato, charred onion and sweet pickle. Thursday (6/12): Daniel Humm – The Humm Burger Shack beef-blend gruyere cheeseburger topped with all-natural applewood smoked bacon, celery relish, Bibb lettuce, more »

  • UBER Now Valued at $17 Billion

    On June 6th taxi app and service Uber announced a new round of funding for $1.2 billion, the most money a startup has managed to raise since Facebook. Because of it’s large amount of fresh capital funding the company is now valued at $17 Billion and that’s without money in the bank. The four year-old San Francisco startup plans to expand it’s horizons past its current 128 city mark. Uber also operates in over 36 countries and growing. “The common gut reaction when you see a number like this is that it’s irrational,” says Bill Gurley, a venture capitalist with Benchmark who currently sits on Uber’s board. “But this is the fastest-growing company we’ve ever worked with, comparable to the early days of eBay.”

  • National Doughnut Day Traces Its Roots To the Salvation Army And World War I [Link]

    The first Friday of every June marks National Doughnut Day, a holiday in which many doughnut (or donut) purveyors will entice us with free fried goodness. While indulging in your favorite variety of doughnut today, take a moment to learn just how the treat, a variation of the Dutch olykoecks, or oily cakes, came to prominence in the USA. Hint: It involves the Salvation Army and World War I.

  • 17 Things Wealthy People Do Differently Than Average People

    Do you dream of amassing great wealth one day? Of freeing yourself from money-related stress? Me too! But here’s the thing: millions of people around the world dream of making lots of money… but very few achieve it. Why is that? Is it because of a lack of intelligence? No. Is it because of bad luck? No. Is it because of their mindset? Yes. Last week, I read  T. Harv Eker’s book Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth, in which he highlights 17 things rich people do differently. Today, I want to share them with you so you can become aware of the things you’re currently lacking. That way, you can start developing the mindset that will lead you to exceptional wealth.

  • The Do’s and Don’ts for Catching Her Eye At The Gym

    Okay. Before I unleash the simple Do’s and Don’ts list that guys can follow to get a girl’s attention at the gym, I just want to clear the air. I know what you’re thinking. WHAT? Girls WANT to meet guys at the gym? Don’t they hate getting hit on there? Isn’t it creepy? Can they get my membership revoked? These are all fair questions and you have every right to raise them, but the truth is when girls complain about being hit on by guys at the gym it’s because the guys are either A. Old and creepy or B. Trying too hard. So this one goes out to all you young non-creepy guys with that do less attitude us girls can’t help but love. Here’s how you can land the yoga pants (or soccer shorts) wearing girl of your dreams.

  • The 10 Weirdest Prenuptial Agreements [Link]

    Before getting married, it is important that you and your partner are sure you are in love with each other and are both ready to commit to a life together. It’s even more important to get a prenuptial agreement in case you were lying to yourselves about that other stuff. Take a look at these bizarre prenuptial agreements and learn how they can help (or hurt) your marriage. A weight clause? How can that not go over well?

  • 50 Best Cities For Single Men in America

    When picking a place to live, the single guy has to take several things into account – what are the job prospects? How much does it cost to live there? Are there any single women? How about the lifestyle? It’s a crucial choice because it determines a lot of what your future is going to look like. Luckily, we’re here to help, as we’ve crunched the numbers, taken all of the above factors, mixed them together and come up with this guide to the 50 best cities for single men in America.

  • A Tribute to Discomfort: Powerful Insights from Nat Geo Photographer Cory Richards

    Cory Richards, renowned National Geographic photographer has traveled the world getting some of the best shots risking it all for the sake of adventure and travel. He’s traveled great lengths to the deepest seas, the highest mountains and some of the most dangerous terrains around the globe, even survived a massive Himalayan avalanche all for the simple pleasure of sharing a photograph with the world. Without any formal photography training, Cory has taken an extraordinary amount of profound photographs in the Nat Geo realm. Richards was adminint about picking up a trade that forced him to get out of his comfort zone and with photography gave him a chance to do just that, while traveling the world on a constant adventure. In a new four-minute documentary, production house, Blue Chalk tells the inspireing story of Cory and his taste for adventure and his inner determination to advance his craft with every photograph. A Tribute to Discomfort: Cory Richards from Blue Chalk on Vimeo.

  • 8 Easy Steps To Becoming An Interesting Man

    If you think you’re already interesting enough, you’re wrong. And it’s a slippery slope from here, my friend. Everyone has been at a bar, dinner table or client meeting and met Mr. Interesting. The person that has something intelligent to say on every topic, interesting stories about places he’s explored, ridiculous things he’s done or people he’s met; and the whole thing seems so infuriatingly effortless. You sit racking your brain trying to figure out how a person can be this captivating, and subsequently become the weird quite guy who doesn’t say anything. But, it’s probably for the best – is anything you say really going to match up to this guy? Here’s the secret; he finds it so effortless to be interesting, because it is. He’s interesting as a result of the lifestyle he leads. A lifestyle that anyone can lead. Here’s how:  1. GET OVER YOURSELF The first and most important rule of being interesting is: do not find yourself interesting. If you find yourself interesting, you’re probably the only person that does. And maybe your Mother, out of sympathy. People that find themselves interesting, talk too much. They ramble on and on long after the rest of the more »

 

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