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  • The Fun-spiring SF Offices of Tech Company, Chartboost

    Blitz Architecture has developed a new fun office layout for Chartboost, a technology platform that helps mobile game developers find new users and monetize their games, in San Francisco. When moving into a new office space, Chartboost was most interested in taking the opportunity to celebrate what is at the core of their business: video games. As the world’s largest games-only technology platform, Chartboost wanted their San Francisco space to reflect the energy of the gaming world and create a fun, interactive environment that would excite anyone who entered. Blitz stepped up to the challenge and designed a modern ofce that brings the world of games to life. The full Chartboost experience begins after walking up the stairs from entrance to the reception, where an entire wall is dedicated to the “photo op.” Visitors can find their games on display and take pictures with the boxes (although we think the show-stealing, 11-foot-tall dinosaur probably gets some photo love too). The dinosaur, aka “Buster,” has become the Chartboost mascot – they even developed their first in-house mobile game starring the T-Rex. Hanging app boxes and an interactive iPad love wall further celebrate the developers and clients of Chartboost’s products. Blitz reflected more »

  • 38 Ways To Enjoy Coffee [Infographic]

    We have some great news for coffee drinkers! The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, the top nutritional experts in the US, have lifted their decades-long silence on the subject of coffee and it’s nothing but praise for the beverage: Currently, strong evidence shows that consumption of coffee within the moderate range (3 to 5 cups per day or up to 400 mg/d caffeine) is not associated with increased long-term health risks among healthy individuals. In fact, consistent evidence indicates that coffee consumption is associated with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in healthy adults. Moreover, moderate evidence shows a protective association between coffee/caffeine intake and risk of Parkinson’s disease. Therefore, moderate coffee consumption can be incorporated into a healthy dietary pattern, along with other healthful behaviors. The bad news is that the majority of Americans are barley drinking two cups per day. If you want to drink three to five cups but you feel regular coffee is just too boring, try one or twenty of these coffee drinks. But be careful, the added calories from sugar and dairy can negate some of the healthful benefits.

  • Language Quiz: Are You on Fleek? [Link]

    Did you mistakenly scroll down while watching a YouTube video only to find that you have no idea what any of the commenters are talking about? Bae? On fleek? TFW? What the hell does any of this mean? And how did we lose touch before 30? Take this quiz from the New York Times and finally learn what the kids mean when they tell you they’re unbothered. And then feel old when you get half of them wrong.

  • House Of Cards Gets The Sesame Street Treatment [Video]

    Sesame Street has been lampooning adult-oriented TV shows and confusing children for years with such parodies as “Birdwalk Empire,” “Homelamb,” “Desperate Houseplants,” and “True Mud,” but their latest might just be our favorite yet. Check out this brilliant retelling of the Three Little Pigs as a parody of Netflix’s House of Cards, complete with Frank Underwolf complaining about there being too much pork in town.

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Teases Profile View of Curved Screen

    The Samsung Galaxy S6 has been surrounded with rumors and leaked photos as of late, but a recently tweeted out photo of the S6 courtesy of T-Mobile CEO John Legere, reveals the company will carry the Galaxy S6, but also hints at it’s beveled curved screen adding another dimension to the phone. Though the official unveiling will be on March 1st, it’s highly speculated the phone will look and function very similar to the Galaxy Note Edge. Was there even a question? Of course @TMobile will carry The Next Big Thing! http://t.co/st6K7weXXz — John Legere (@JohnLegere) February 23, 2015

  • Stunning Photo From Space Shows America Encased In Ice [Photos]

    Americans living in the eastern U.S. have certainly been feeling the cold this past week, but now they can see it. This weekend, NASA released a satellite photo which shows the Midwest and East Coast turned white with snow and ice thanks to a recent blast of Siberian and Arctic air. However, the blast has contributed to 21 weather-related fatalities in Tennessee since Monday, according to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. They include 11 people who died of hypothermia and five victims of motor-vehicle accidents. ‘Looks like the states have been sitting in a freezer,’ the space agency said in a statement. The picture was taken by NASA’s Terra satellite 200 miles up from Earth on Friday when record low temperatures were set across the nation including in Maryland, Kentucky, North Carolina and Georgia.

  • The Official Oscars 2015 Drinking Game Rules

    It’s that time of year again. The time when you fill your glass with the beverage of your choosing before sitting down for a long night of drinking—er, watching the Oscars. To make the always-lengthy ceremony more enjoyable, grab a beer (or several) and follow along with our drinking game—beginning when the pre-show kicks off at 7 p.m. on Sunday.

  • How To Make The Perfect Margarita [Infographic]

    Pre-made margarita mix is for chumps. To celebrate National Margarita Day  we give you an infographic on how to make the perfect margarita. Summer is fast approaching and nothing spices things up like a delicious margarita on the rocks. Most guys don’t realize how easy it is. If you want to get real fancy check out our article “Avion Tamarindo Margarita” on how to make the recently crowned best tasting margarita on Earth. How to make the Perfect Margarita Salt, for rimming the glass (optional) Ice 1 1/2 ounces tequila (blanco, 100 percent agave) 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice 1/2 ounce Cointreau (not Triple Sec) Dash of sugar — We would also like to share with you a favorite at The Roosevelt’s office, The Beer Margarita. A simple, easy to make margarita you can pull off as a regular drink. A refreshing drink without the dainty glass and little pink umbrella. How to make the Beer Margarita (makes 6, 1 cup servings) 1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate 12 fluid ounces tequila 12 fluid ounces water 12 fluid ounces beer ice 1 lime, cut into wedges

  • Watch Afroman Throw Another Fan Offstage [Video]

    Afroman​ is back at it! Just days after he punched a girl in the face the rapper tossed a fan off stage. The fan was trying to snatch Afroman’s blunt and probably deserved it but the real question is why the hell  doesn’t Afroman have any concert security? Post by The Roosevelts.

  • The Ultimate Winter Commuter Guide to Wearing Brown Boots at Work

    If you have the unfortunate luck of being in the north east this winter than you know that your fashion sense comes after staying warm… and alive. Blistering cold fronts, snowy commutes and slushy roads all have to be considered when walking out your front door. Sneakers are out of the question and dress shoes are a laughable option, so when push comes to shove, grab a stylish pair of brown boots and get your neutrals in order. Can never go wrong with a white or blue oxford. Those should be in your wardrobe already. Depending on your workplace, if flannels are acceptable go grab a few, accented with a sweater or chinos, they clean up quite nice. Patterned shirts are also in right, now but again, depending on how casual work is, you might want to keep patterns down to a minimum – No Azteca… unless you work at a start up. -Heather grey always goes with navy or blue denim, then you’ll be able to transition into brown. -Heather grey, however does not go with khaki. Keep that in min. -When all else fails go navy. Navy and brown go so well together you can almost accent anything more »

  • Don’t Believe The Hype About Android Malware

    Currently trending on social media and shared by frightened old people is a story about Internet security specialists AVG discovering malware on Android phones that mimics the shutdown process then makes calls and takes photos while the phone appears to be off. AVG details how it works and it’s an interesting read, but many websites ran wild with the report and now naive Android users are worried about something that’s a non-story for anyone who’s not a mobile software developer. So why shouldn’t we burn our Android devices and all go out and buy iPhones or Windows Phones? The first clue is that the third paragraph of the AVG report states that 10,000 phones in China have been affected by the malware, spread through Chinese app stores. Later in the report, we learn the malware requires root access. So how could regular Android users outside of China end up with the malware? David B.’s sensible comment on Mashable’s article breaks it down: You REALLY have to go out of your way to get this malware on your phone. For anyone outside of China, this means you have to do the following: 1. Enable Unknown Sources. 2. Install third party Chinese more »

  • The Best Time To Buy Your Airline Tickets

    Do you always feel like you’re getting screwed when you buy airline tickets? That’s probably because you’re buying them too late. Or too early. Each year, CheapAir watches the fares at the top 15,000 markets where their customers live and fly to. After examining 1.5 billion airfares and 4,986,522 trips and recording the lowest fare from 320 days in advance to one day before travel, the website calculated the best time to buy your tickets. turns out if you want the best deal, you should book 47 days before your flight. But don’t just go booking your next trip using that magical number. There are other things to consider depending on the season and other factors. Read all about the study and learn how to get the best price on your airline tickets at CheapAir.

  • Front of Jeep Creates a Wild Freestanding Ice Sculpture in North Carolina

    “The ice sculpture was discovered in the visitor’s parking lot at Vidant Medical Center Tuesday afternoon. WITN received two different photos from viewers, one picture taken from the front and another looking the other direction. One of the photo-takers’ theory is that the Jeep owner left their vehicle running, warming up the engine. The imprint was then left after they backed out of the parking space. The ice was attached to the curb. We’re not sure how long it stayed around, but it’s pretty cool.”  

  • The 2015 Oscar Nominees Were Serious Dorks Before They Became Famous

    In case you hadn’t heard, the Oscars are this weekend. And just like us, the biggest names in Hollywood had to start somewhere, and also just like us, they also looked pretty stupid before they eventually got their shit together. Even if they are now the Oscar nominees for this year’s Academy Awards. If you watch nothing else today you simply have to see “second year actor” Bradley Cooper looking about as far from being The Sexiest Man Alive as can be when he is in the audience of Inside the Actors Studio and asks Sean Penn a dopey question. Priceless. Watch the incredible video on Brobible.com

  • Pop Culture Characters Invade Boring Old Paintings

    Dave Pollot is one of those rare people who can excel at endeavors both critical and creative. In other words, we hate him. But because of what he creates, we can’t help but love him, too. While working full time as a software developer, Dave also regularly visits thrift shops in search of boring old landscapes that cover the walls of the homes inhabited by the type of person who lies dead in their kitchen for three weeks before anyone finds them, their faces half-eaten by their dozens of cats. Dave takes these awful paintings and with the addition of a can of Duff Beer, a Tie Fighter, or some other pop culture icon, transforms them into beautiful works of art that someone with a close family and zero cats would proudly hang on their living room wall. You can check out more paintings at Dave Pollot Art and purchase your favorites at Etsy.

 

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