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  • What New Years Eve Will Cost You (Infographic)

    This year 3 out of 4 Americans will stay home, but the rest of us will be going out partying like its 1999. Or 2014. With the legendary ball drop, the confetti, the champagne and that infamous New Years song, NYE is a joyous occasion to celebrate the past and get a fresh start for a new year. Here is what Americans spend on the biggest night of the year.

  • Video: The Building Under the New Year’s Eve Ball Is Mostly Abandoned

    Millions of eyeballs will be glued to the ball drop in Times Square on Tuesday night, but few people know anything about the building underneath. According to the New Yorker’s fascinating short documentary on One Times Square, the building started out as the headquarters of the New York Times, housed a speakeasy and an FBI office used to trap German spies during World War II, and is now mostly abandoned, as no one wants to work in a building where all the windows are covered by billboards. Check out the video and head into New Year’s Eve with at least one top-notch conversation starter.

  • Where’d You Get Those? 10th Anniversary (Book)

    Bobbito Garcia is looked at as the Godfather of the sneakerhead. He’s been a follower of the style and life of sneakers since the ’60s and interviewed some of the best designers in the industry over the years. “Where’d You Get Those is a chronicle of the sneaker world from 1960-1987, a time where not only the style of sneaker was innovative, but the sneaker itself. Not the shoe itself, the word. Before the era of the Nike Waffle, the sneaker never existed. The only shoe people wore we’re basically brown pieces of leather flaps around a foot. Although the book has been out for years, the 10th anniversary edition Out of print for years, features 400 hundred iconic sneaker designs arranged in an illustrated, chronological format. Where’d You Get Those? $25.00

  • The 10 Most Anticipated Sporting Events of 2014

    With the World Series in the books, 2013—in terms of great sporting events—has passed. But, after the passing of December 31st, the year begins anew and hence the athletic clock can be reset. To celebrate the conclusion of 2013 and to welcome the arrival of the approaching year, RSVLTS has put together a list of the sporting events to get most excited about in 2014.

  • 50 Reason Why Alison Brie Is Better In GIF Form

    It is safe to say that Alison Brie is one of the most popular women on the internet. Her Community gag reels, clips and photoshoots for the likes of Esquire, Complex and others are treasure-troves of potential GIF gold so to celebrate her birthday we’ve created the following 50 original GIFS as our gift to the web.

  • Earths Landmasses Overlaid Will Change the Way You See the World

    Business Insider created 11 maps showing the comparisons of land areas of this fine world. Every map is skewed in some way or another due to flattening a spherical surface. The map on a map puts full countries inside other countries giving a true sense of the size of certain land masses. For Example; The entire U.S. fits inside all of Russia twice, and the second smallest country in the world Monaco fits inside New York city almost four-hundred times. A great visual guide to getting a true idea of the size of the planet. 

  • The 50 Yard Lounge Brings the Worlds Best Chefs and Athletes to NYC

    In case you haven’t heard, NYC will be the epicenter for the Super Bowl. The game is being played at the Meadowlands, the players are staying in Jersey City, but all the fun is sure to be had in Manhattan. 50 Yard Lounge, a food- and drink-themed event space, has just announced their talent lineup, showcasing chefs and Jets players from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2. The lounge will be housed in a fifteen-thousand square foot space, dedicated to roof decks, restaurants, and plazas, with areas for live music, lounging, and events. Set right across the street from Madison Square Garden, the 50 YL will be the be-all-end-all spot for the best eats in the city, featuring the biggest names in food and football; Michael White of Marea, Marc Forgione, Johnny Iuzzini, and Pat LaFrieda, plus football players like Joe Theismann, Doug Flutie, and Cris Carter. Each day the Lounge will be broken up into “Four Quarters” beginning with breakfast events starting at 10am like “The NYC Breakfast Bagel Bash” then moving through 2 more quarters until the 9 pm time-slot that will feature awesome late night munchies like, “Late Night Tacos”, “Late Night Pizza” and “The Burger Bowl”, which more »

  • These Microbiology Glass Sculptures Are Sick [15 Photos]

    UK sculptor Luke Jerram has been re-imagining the mundane that we all take for granted his entire career. His latest exhibition, “Glass Microbiology,” can be seen at Cosmo Caixa Museum in Madrid, Spain. His glass sculptures show the beauty and intricacy in the tiny baddies that give us AIDS and herpes. See more of Luke Jerram’s incredible work at his website.

  • Adios Physics, Your Laws don’t Apply to this Cube

    The Cubli is a 15cm cube that can jump, balance on it’s corner and even walk. Reaction wheels mounted on three of the four cube faces rotate at a very high angular velocity then brake suddenly, causing a jump. Once the cube has almost reached it’s corner, controlled motor torques are applied creating a corner balance. Oh and it can also walk. Welcome to the future.

  • 11 Minutes of Behind the Scenes Footage from Wolf of Wall Street

    The Scorcese/ DiCaprio combo has seen it’s fair share of success over the last few years, but none as anticipated or sought after as The Wolf of Wall Street. From the first teaser trailer with Kanye’s  “Black Skinhead” leading the march, to the theatrical trailer featuring a roller coaster of Leo ups and Leo downs, The WOWS promises to succeed. Here are 11 minutes of behind the scenes footage. If anything, it looked like a blast filming. Leo…

  • Naked Ambition: Documentary About New York City’s Infamous Naked Cowboy

    Naked Cowboy has become a one of the crowning staples of New York City’s Times Square. He has patrolled the streets every day for years, disregarding bad weather and sickness to bring a smile to the people and earn a great living. This behind-the-scenes documentary titled “Naked Ambition” reveals the real Naked Cowboy, and his partner in crime — the Naked Cowgirl. A very different kind of New York power couple.’

  • Iconic Concert: Alt-J at KEXP’s VIP Club Concert Series

    We were first introduced to Alt-J back in April when we saw them perform at a Coachella house party (see the photo below). What a weekend it was – view RSVLTS Coachella Adventure [75 Photos]. We knew it right then and there that these guys would be huge and it’s looking like they are starting to gain some serious mainstream traction. In September 2012 they performed an intimate concert for a few dozen lucky fans at KEXP’s VIP Club Concert series. The audio quality is second to none and it really showcases their immense talent. Set List: Intro Interlude I / Tessellate Something Good Dissolve Me Fitzpleasure Matilda Breezeblocks Bloodflood Hand-Made Taro Photo via: themahoganyblog.com

  • Postertext Transforms Classic Literature Into Text Art [15 Photos]

    Postertext takes your favorite works of classic literature and transforms them into minimalist works of art that perfectly capture the plot in a single picture made up entirely of the text from the novel. They have plenty available, sometimes with multiple images to choose from, that you can order as paper prints or on canvas. They’re also constantly coming up with new ones, so if you don’t see your favorite book, you can request it on a form on the site. See the entire selection at Postertext.

  • With Arms Wide Open Christmas Parody [Video]

    How could it have taken 13 years for someone to turn Creed’s ultimate turd anthem, “With Arms Wide Open,” into a Christmas parody? Instead of questioning it, just be glad that it finally happened. It helps that it’s pretty awesome, too. Be sure to follow along with the onscreen lyrics written in perfect Scott Stapp-speak.

  • New Meme Alert: Scumbag Chun-Li [11 GIFs]

    You know when you’re walking around all “too cool for school” and somehow you manage to bust ass, and it couldn’t be because you’re not cool at all but actually an awkward spaz and there must be a some sort of fiendish imp causing you to lose face? Well good news, you suave fella! It turns out that Chun-Li of Street Fighter fame is actually to blame. Stay cool, bro! 

  • Awesome Photos Of Frozen Bubbles [18 Photos]

    Photographer Angela Kelly of Kelly Images and Photography captures amazing images of bubbles just as they are freezing around her yard, showing a beautiful side to the cold weather many of us abhor. Kelly, based in Washington, creates the bubbles using a homemade solution, releases them around her yard, then waits for nature to take its course. The result is these great images that make us appreciate the cold, at least for a few minutes. Check out more of her work at Kelly Images and Photography.

  • Epic Timelapse Showcasing California’s Beauty

    “Into The Atmosphere,” is a tribute to the state of California and the beautiful deserts, mountains and coastlines that exist there. This time lapse video showcases a variety of national/state parks as well as less recognized natural areas while also focusing on clouds, fog and interesting atmospheric conditions. Although California is known for blue sunshine skies, seeing a colorful storm cloud over Half Dome or an incredible sunset at the La Jolla Coves is really a sight to see.

  • You Can Buy Chuck Norris’ California House for $1.2 million [25 Photos]

    Located in the Northwood Hills area, the “Walker, Texas Ranger” house is a sprawling, 1975-built, one-story. Measuring 7,362 square feet, the listing says the home has been expanded to include 4 bedrooms, 7 full baths and 2 half baths. It has a gym, a pool and a movie room. An extra 884-square-foot studio allows space for practicing roundhouse kicks. Chuck Norris has just put his home on the market for $1.2 million.

  • Incredible Snow Sculptures in China

    The Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo in the Heilongjiang Province, in North East China. The temperature in  Habin gets around -10°F , which makes for some great conditions for sculpting. Here are some of the best of the best from the expo.

  • Amazing Chalkboard Illustrations Inspired By Famous Quotes

    An anonomous duo of college artists named Danger Dust have been infiltrating their campus classrooms and creating masterful chalkboard pieces accompanied with inspiring quotes. “Despite our overwhelming work load at Columbus College of Art & Design we bring it upon ourselves to create a chalkboard every week. We have taken over the chalkboard on the third floor of Crane and every Monday a new board appears.” In progressive form the duo began their weekly “boarding” using basic typography, then in later weeks began creating entire murals. Really beautiful stuff.

  • Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors in Marketing

    Why is Facebook blue? According to The New Yorker, the reason is simple. It’s because Mark Zuckerberg is red-green color blind; blue is the color Mark can see the best. Not highly scientific, right? That may not be the case for Facebook, but there are some amazing examples of how colors actually affect our purchasing decisions. After all, sight is the strongest developed sense in most human beings. It’s only natural that 90% of an assessment for trying out a product is made by color alone. So how do colors really affect us, and what is the science of colors in marketing, really? As we strive to make improvements to our product at Buffer, studying this phenomenon is key. Fast Company digs into some of the latest, most interesting research on it.