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  • Amazing Slow-Mo Footage Captures A True New York City Summer

    Anyone who’s experienced a New York City summer can tell you it’s anything but pleasant. The heat waves rising from the black pavement, the windows from the skyscrapers above magnifying and directing sunlight straight into your face, that cool refreshing breeze with hints of that garbage smell that seems to be a stagnant cloud around the city. Not pleasant. Not at all. Well filmographer Tim Sessler sought out to change your perception on the beauty of NYC summers by giving you a slowed down version of a city in fast forward. Tessler and his production team at Free Fly Systems traveled around Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx filming everyday life in the big city. Capturing beautiful night time landscapes, skateboarding below the Brooklyn Bridge and playing in the fire hydrant to name a few shots. Shot with the Freefly TERO in the streets of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens./Stabilized with the Freefly MōVI M10 and M15./Shot on the Phantom Miro LC320S (1500-2000fps) and Red Epic Dragon STREETS – NEW YORK CITY from Tim Sessler on Vimeo.

  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DRINKING SAISON [Link]

    Saisons are seasonal beers made in the fall and winter and stored away until the spring and summer when farmers needed them most to quench their thirst after a long day of navigating agricultural-subsidy paperwork. The available variety of this unfiltered Belgian beer can be a tad overwhelming to the uneducated imbiber, so take a look at this primer, complete with 7 suggestions, and get drinking.

  • Calorie Counting Device Will Make You Feel Bad About Everything You Eat

    GE Global Research is working on a device that will be able to tell you how many calories are in everything you eat with the touch of a button. The team has already developed a prototype that estimates the caloric content of foods based on water and fat content. Because fat and water interact differently with microwaves, the device can read the microwave signature bounced off of the food and calculate the caloric content within 5-10% accuracy. Eventually the team hopes to build a cover that can be placed over a plate of food and display a calorie count with the press of a button. The device will then be paired with wireless diet apps to track caloric intake. Now the question is do you really want to know just how unhealthy your diet is?

  • 5 Things Dante de Blasio Will Love About His New Home and 5 Things He’ll Hate

    In what’s been perhaps the most publicized move since 2008, the de Blasios, on Sunday, said arrivederci to their Park Slope dwelling and ciao to their new, much grander Upper East Side pad, Gracie Mansion. The move is glamorous, but for a teen that’s spent their whole life somewhere, like the mayor’s son Dante, any move can be daunting. In case Dante is still feeling a bit jetlagged and isn’t sure how he feels about the whole ordeal, we’ve broken down five things that Dante will love and five things he’ll hate about the address change.

  • Rent This Luxury Airstream For A California Coast Adventure

    AKA is known for their luxury extended stay residences around the country, and but now visitors to AKA Beverly Hills have an incredible mobile option. In May, AKA introduced the AKA mobile suite, allowing residents to rent a top-of-the-line Airstream trailer and GMC Yuko Denali for a five-day journey along the California coast. The Airstream will make you think you never left your room at AKA with a comfortable bedroom area; lounge area with leather sofa; fully equipped kitchen; bathroom and shower; iPod interface; and flat screen TV/DVD combo. Rates begin at $6000 for the five-day excursion. For more info, visit AKA.

  • There Are Two Kinds of People in This World. Which One Are You? (Infographic)

    There are two definitive types of people in this world. People who drink Coke and people who drink Pepsi. People who eat their pizza crust and people who are repelled by the thought of eating a crusty, cheeseless, sauceless piece of dough that will most likely cut the roof of your mouth. Guess you know what type of person I am. This infographic from FoodBeast breaks down every variable of edible consumption in the history of mankind. Which one are you?

  • Unhealthiest Restaurant Meal Announced; Looks Delicious

    Since 2007, the Center for Science in the Public Interest has ranked the most unhealthy meals at national chain restaurants. Back in the salad days of the aughts, when we were all carb-conscious and slightly less morbidly obese, the CSPI was surprised to find meals that contained over 1500 calories. Realizing how unimpressive such calorie-lacking meals were on a “most unhealthy” list and possibly in collusion with husky-size clothing manufacturers, America’s restaurants stepped up their game. This year almost every meal contained over 2000 calories and a few even broke the 3000 mark. But who came out on top? With 3540 calories, 2 days worth for those skinny Minnies out there, Red Robin’s Monster Meal kills the competition (and possibly those with certain health conditions). The meal consists of a 1670 calorie Monster Burger, 370 calories worth of fries (but they’re bottomless, so keep eating, fatty!), and the option of 1500 calories of milkshake. Should you eat it every day? Probably not. But indulging now and then won’t kill you. And with that said, anybody know where the closest Red Robin is to Hoboken? Want to know what else made the list? See the Xtreme Eating 2014 winners at CSPI.

  • Inside LEGO’s Denmark Office/Playground [15 Photos]

    Think of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, only instead of a secretive chocolate factory, it’s tiny toy bricks. That’s essentially what LEGO’s Billund, Denmark headquarters is like. Completely shut off to the public the facility uses a “listening post” in Los Angeles to keep up with trends. Inside, however, looks like an open space office more suited for a trendy media agency, not a toy factory, but this is how LEGO has been doing business since 1949. The company employs around 180 people from 24 different countries, but uses fun as the general language around the office. Slides and colorful conference rooms help the creativity within the confines to generate some of the longest running toys in the world.

  • Surprising Photos That Show Everyday Life In Iran Isn’t All That Different From The United States

    Before the critics go ripping us for implying Iran is a place full of rainbows and butterflies we’ll elaborate on the title. Yes, there is rogue violence throughout the country. Yes, women are oppressed. Yes, the U.S. government has travel warnings. But when we came across a Reddit thread featuring suprisingly beautiful photos and a discussion on travel to the country’s biggest city Tehran it became apparent that the U.S. media might be trying to convince us that Iran is a hell hole when in reality it has amazing culture, beautiful people and scenic locations. If you want to read about first hand accounts of travel to Iran check out this fascinating convo on Reddit.

  • Bizarre Clone Cities Around The World [14 Photos]

    Apparently everything has been done as far as architecture is concerned because all over the world cities are ripping off iconic buildings and sometimes, in China’s case, entire cities. Want to see the Parthenon in Greece? Save yourself a few bucks and go see it in Tennessee instead. Their’s ain’t even broken! Want to see the Statue of Liberty but also shop for weird tentacle porn after? Go see the clone in Tokyo! Want to see Paris without all the smug Frenchies? Check out China’s Paris ghost town in Tianducheng! Jeez China, you really make knockoffs of everything, huh?

  • The Comprehensive Guide to Every Brewery in the United States

    With more and more breweries emerging in the U.S. per year it’s no surprise why it’s so intruiging to see where the majority of them are popping up. At the end of 2013 there were 2,822 breweries in the United States, including 2,768 craft breweries subdivided into 1,237 brewpubs, 1,412microbreweries and 119 regional craft breweries. Pop-Chart Labs has created their second installment of breweries across the U.S. updated and redesigned onto a monster print taht measures in at over seven square feet with over 1,400 breweries from craft to macro and everything in between.

  • The 33 Best Burgers In America [Link]

    Looking for a road trip idea for this summer? Why not travel across the country, adding miles to your odometer and inches to your waist line as you gorge on the 33 best burgers? Load up the car and plot your journey with this list form Thrillist, but give yourself time between each one or this summer vacation could be your last.

  • How Dwight Eisenhower Can Save Your Life (and Other Ass-Kicking Time Management Tips)

    I walk a thin line in trying to give advice about time management. Most people think of time management as: stop doing fun things and work all the time. That is not what I propose. I think time management is important so you can get out of the library (or office), stop pulling your hair out, and enjoy a beer with your friends before your four years pass you by. So, what qualifies me to write an article about time management? During my senior year, I managed to balance 3 jobs, a freelance business, and being a full time student with an honor roll GPA (all said, totaling 70+ hours/week), and I still found time to write this article. While I’m not superhuman, I think I’ve mastered the ability to spend my time the way I want to spend it. And I don’t want to single out college students. The ideas I am proposing can be applied just as easily to those already in their careers.

  • Bud Light’s New Spot Gives More Insight into A Wild 3 Day Adventure Called ‘Whatever, USA’

    As you’ve probably seen on TV, Bud Light looks as though they’re buidling and skinning out an entire town, as well as, I’m sure, providing an ample amount of beer for consumption around town. As per the commercials, Whatever, USA’s charismatic Mayor stresses the hilarious and absolutely random acts and events they’ll be showcasing at the town, like Arnold Schwarzenegger playing ping-pong. In their newest spot Whatever’s Mayor highlights some of the wacky things we’ll be expecting at the town like a harmonica playing pony and a literal boat load of Bud Light. Not much else is known about the super secret project, but nothing like this has ever been done before. Let’s hope they got permits for drinking in public. Sign up to win a trip to Whatever, here.

  • You Can Tell A Woman’s Personality Based on Her Sandwich Order. Back Me Up Science.

    Next time you decide to go on a date you might be better off taking a lady out to lunch instead of dinner. Food Psychologist Dr Elizabeth Jones, of Mindlab, who conducted the correlation analysis study for Warburtons said: “Personality traits tend to go hand-in-hand with personal habits and routines, which allows us to match the type of bread and filling a woman chooses to have at lunch with a personality group. “Down to earth women go for White bread, foodies prefer Wraps and females who think realistically pick Wholemeal.” The Daily Express said of the research: “Women who were fans of the BLT on seeded bread were ‘opportunists’ who lived for the moment. These BLT women demonstrated common sense and had a good sense of humour, according to the research. Ladies who picked the humble ham salad on white bread were ‘forward thinkers’, constantly seeking inspiration and were inventive and original. Beef roll devotees were ‘impulsives’, being able to work to tight deadlines and enjoy the thrill of spectator sports. Lovers of Cheese and pickle were the ‘brainiacs’, full of ideas, logical and enjoy crosswords.”

  • 25 Foods You Must Have in Your Kitchen [Link]

    Cold cereal in the morning, tuna fish sandwich for lunch, and some macaroni and cheese for dinner is great when you’re just starting out on your own, but it’s no way to live. You’re a grown up now and it’s time your kitchen reflected that. Get rid of those frozen pizzas, premade salads, and snack foods taking up all your fridge and cabinet space and stock up with these 25 essentials. You won’t know how you ever survived without them.

  • The U.S. Now Has More Than 3,000 Breweries [Link]

    At the end of June, the US had 3,040 operating breweries, the highest number since the 1870s. Of course, in the 1870s, with their archaic technology, there wasn’t nearly as much beer being produced. This is quite a milestone for a nation that saw just 80 breweries in operation in 1980. But what does this mean for the business? Is this beer bubble about to burst? Should I hold off on brewing my own Cooch Hooch?

  • What Happens When You Drink Coffee [Infographic]

    Are you a caffeine fiend who requires a cup of coffee each morning just to function? You’re not alone, it’s the world’s most popular drink after water. Check out this infographic and learn just how that delicious brew is helping you out with its various benefits. And that part about withdrawals lasting between 2 and 9 days? Sounds like all the more reason to never stop drinking coffee!

  • Speed-Dating in the Time of Tinder [Link]

    When the speed-dating craze first hit, people were overwhelmed with how many potential mates they were introduced to in such a short time. 10 “dates” within the span of the event was overwhelming! But times have changed and with online dating and apps like Tinder and Grindr, you now have millions of matches at your fingertips. Can speed-dating still survive? How can speed-dating businesses compete for the attention of 20-somethings?

  • Bird’s Eye View Airport Photos Are Surprisingly Peaceful [12 Photos]

    When you think about airports, you think about the stress of arriving hours before your flight; the stress of getting fondled and interrogated by TSA; the stress of making it to your gate before your flight leaves despite arriving at the airport hours ago. And if you’re afraid of flying, there’s that, too. Airports are not a peaceful place. At least, they aren’t from our point of view, here on the ground. But when you look down at airports from satellite images, they don’t seem so bad. Just expanses of runways and some cute little planes. Even the world’s busiest airports, like Heathrow and JFK, look serene. For more of these calming airport images, check out Holding Pattern. Just don’t let these pictures fool you, airports are still awful.

  • 42 Astounding Natural Wonders of California: No Filter Necessary

    Taking up more than half of the west coast California is home to some of the best beaches and mountains alike. Not to mention endless national parks, endangered wildlife and of course home of the infamous Redwood State Park. California: No Filter Needed. If these astounding photos don’t make you want to drop everything and book a trip to California then nothing will. If you haven’t seen everything on this list get off your butt and start exploring, but make sure you share this with your Facebook friends first.

  • 11 Eerie Photos Of 1960s NYC Devoid Of People

    French photographer Eugene Atget was well known for his photos documenting early 1900s Paris. His antiquated technique, requiring long exposure times, meant Atget would work in the early morning hours, before any pedestrian traffic. The resulting photos show Paris devoid of any people. In 1964, photographer Duane Michaels sought to recreate Atget’s empty city in New York. Michaels wandered the city in the early morning and captured New York like it had never been seen before. For more of Duane Michaels’ work, check out DC Moore Gallery.

  • The Best and Worst Tasting Burgers in Fast Food Will Definitely Surprise You

    It’s a given that when you walk or drive-thru a fast food restaurants, you’re sacrificing taste and quality for price and speed of service, but there is most definitely a stark difference in taste for some of the most popular franchises in the country. Consumer Reports surveyed 32,500 subscribers and asked about their experiences at 65 fast-food chains based on taste of their signature item. Their categories ranged from Burgers, Chicken, Burritos and Sandwiches & Subs targeting the chain’s most popular item. Then asked “On a scale of 1 to 10, from least delicious to most delicious you’ve ever eaten, how would you rate the taste?”

  • A Time Lapse Tour Through the Streets of Barcelona

    Barcelona is one of those cities that capture the culture and beauty of it’s people and history through it’s unaltered cobble stone streets and architecture. Shanghai-based photographer Rob Whitworth created a mind boggling time-lapse of the best locations and landscapes the Spanish city has to offer. It took Rob 363 hours work total (75 Hours Logistics and Travel, 31 Hours Scouting and Location Finding, 78 Hours Shooting and 179 Hours Post Production) to create this video. Using a method he calls flow-motion, Rob was able to use 26,014 shots to create this intense virtual tour around Barcelona. Barcelona GO! from Rob Whitworth on Vimeo.

  • The 15 Costliest Hurricanes In History As Seen From Space

    With Hurricane season upon us we take a look at the costliest Atlantic hurricanes in history as seen from 250 miles overhead. These pictures will give you a new perspective of their sheer scale related to the states, countries and regions affected. Another shocking thing you’ll notice is 10 of the 15 costliest hurricanes all took place in the last decade.  The information was pulled from the “List of costliest Atlantic hurricanes” Wikipedia page and the numbers are based on their uninflated damage totals.

  • The Myth of the Alpha Male [Link]

    Everyone knows that there are two types of men—alphas and betas. The alphas are powerful and have their choice of any woman while the betas get walked all over. It’s a simple theory, gleamed from observing animals like chimps and wolves, and it has been applied to humans for ages. But is it really that simple? Scott Barry Kaufman, Scientific Director of the Imagination Institute, doesn’t think so. 

  • 9 Mind Blowing Photos Of Typhoon Neoguri From Space

    Typhoon Neoguri is currently battering Okinawa as it moves torwards Japan’s main island of Honshu. The storm, expecting to reach Tokyo on Thursday, is the equivalent to a Category 3 hurricane, with sustained winds of 123 mph and gusts up to 168 mph. Early this morning, Alexander Gerst, an astronaut from the European Space Agency currently aboard the International Space Station, captured these incredible photos as the ISS traveled over the Pacific. The size of the storm has been compared to Hurricane Sandy, which devastated the US east coast in 2012. Keep up with Gerst’s photos from ISS at Flickr.

  • Dubai is Creating the World’s First Climate Controlled City/ Bond Villain Headquarters

    Dubai has it’s fair share of surreal accommodations, unheard of luxury and a police squadron of super-cars, so why not? Why not work on plans for a city completely separated from the conditions of the outside world? Why not take 48 million square-feet and turn it into a mini metropolis? It’s called the Mall the of the World, and it will be the world’s first city-sized enclosure allowing it’s residents to nearly avoid outside conditions completely. The point is to give people the ability to experience normal city life inside the controlled environment for weeks on end. With Dubai’s summer temperature averaging 104 degrees (F) the city will be looked at as the premiere destination for travel or even seasonal business. Their winter temperatures reach around 72 degrees (F), during those months the promenade would open it’s roofs allowing cooler temperatures to flow through the city streets. The full monty will include over 100 hotels & serviced apartment buildings, including over 20,000 hotel rooms, the largest theme park in the world and the largest mall in the world, at over 8 million square-feet.