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Use This Website as Your Antidote to the Mind-Numbing Kids' Videos on the Internet   Use This Website as Your Antidote to the Mind-Numbing Kids' Videos on the Internet  

The stuff that kids watch can be mind-numbingly inane—we get it, Dora’s map, YOU ARE A MAP. Rion Nakaya, a design director and video producer, had the same gripe when she saw the type of video content that was targeted for her three-year-old back in 2011. And then it hit her: Who says children only need to watch…

Use Amazon Prime Now to Help Those in Need

You probably see it all the time: someone sitting alone out in the cold, holding a sign with a scribbled plea for help on it. Well, even if you don’t carry cash anymore, or have time to run to a nearby store, you might still be able to help them with this clever act of kindness.

Why You Should Never Microwave a Hard Boiled Egg

Thinking of finishing off that soft boiled egg in the microwave? Or quickly heating up that already hard boiled egg because it’s too cold? Don’t do it unless you want insanely hot egg on your face.

You Should Definitely Watch Japanese Game Shows With Your Kids   You Should Definitely Watch Japanese Game Shows With Your Kids  

The television lineup at our house is usually strictly divided: there are shows for my kid (80%), shows that my husband and I watch (19.5%), and shows we all enjoy as a family (basically School of Rock). I can now enthusiastically add something to that neglected third category: Japanese game shows.

Six Weird Ways to Start a Survival Fire Without a Lighter or Matches Six Weird Ways to Start a Survival Fire Without a Lighter or Matches

The times when you need a fire and the times when you have things to start a fire easily don’t necessarily coincide. For those instances, when your survival depends on you keeping warm, you have to get creative with what you can find. These six methods use some unusual tools to turn dry tinder into a toasty campfire.

Is It Legal to Smoke Weed on the High Seas? Is It Legal to Smoke Weed on the High Seas?

Marijuana law is complicated. While many states are legalizing and regulating the substance, the federal government still says possession is against the law. But what if you take to the ocean to get high? Can you still get in trouble out in the deep blue?

Bizarre Old Sesame Street Video Shows You How a Saxophone Is Made

Before “How It’s Made,” there were Sesame Street’s video factory tours: the peanut butter factory dubbed with bluegrass, the postage factory printing dog stamps, the chewing gum factory narrated by excitable children, the 70s-ass cheese artisans, the boisterous hamburger bun factory. The smell of Crayola still makes…

How to Play YouTube in the Background on Your Phone How to Play YouTube in the Background on Your Phone

I rely on one song to be my psych-up music before job interviews: the theme from the 2011 video game Skyrim. The only place I’ve found the right version of this song is on YouTube—the midi and orchestral arrangements just don’t cut it. But every time I’m in one of these high-stakes moments, I inevitably navigate away…

Watch These Elaborate Video Yelp Reviews Watch These Elaborate Video Yelp Reviews

For over a year now, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles director Dave Green and actor Joe Cobden have been posting increasingly elaborate 12-second video reviews to Yelp. Along with some friends, they’ve made 41 videos about L.A. restaurants, often using special effects, stunts, and stop-motion, that recall the golden age…

How to Tread Water Efficiently How to Tread Water Efficiently

Simply floating in water might look easy, but it’s actually pretty difficult if you don’t have a flotation device, and treading water is an essential safety skill for anyone who plans on spending time on or near the water, well, ever. Here’s the best way to do it for as long as possible in an emergency situation.

It's No Better to Be Safe Than Sorry It's No Better to Be Safe Than Sorry

There’s something so exquisite about a slowed-down, moody cover of an upbeat song you know by heart (see: Antony and the Johnsons covering Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love”). But it can be particularly transporting when a band gives the MTV Unplugged treatment to one of their own songs, as in a-ha’s recently released acoustic…

How to Salvage a Water-Damaged Book

Leave your book out in the rain? Drop it in the tub? Don’t worry, you can fix it if you act fast.

How to Build Your Own Family Fallout Shelter How to Build Your Own Family Fallout Shelter

Back in the 50s and 60s, your home wasn’t complete if you didn’t have your own fallout shelter. This classic educational video shows you how to build your own.

The 1950s Educational Films That Taught Kids How to Live The 1950s Educational Films That Taught Kids How to Live

The hokey style of 1950s educational films makes them richly mockable today. But the real kicker is that they were preemptively mocked decades before they even peaked.

How Your Brain Tricks You Into Thinking Magic Is Real

Magic tricks, or illusions, make us go “ooh,” “ahhh,” and “how the flippin’ crap did they do that?!” They’re part sleight of hand, part planning, and a lot of brain confusion. Your brain is a liar.

Don't Get Duped by Fake Viral Videos Don't Get Duped by Fake Viral Videos

When you see a video online that seems a bit too wild to be true, chances are it probably is. Along with fake news stories, fake viral videos are all over Facebook and YouTube, a lot of them made by people who know what they’re doing, which makes it hard to determine whether or not they’re on the up and up. Fake…

The Best Livestreams for Watching the 2017 Total Eclipse The Best Livestreams for Watching the 2017 Total Eclipse

There’s a total solar eclipse happening on August 21, 2017, and for the first time in nearly a hundred years, the Moon’s unabashed Sun-blocking power will be visible from much of the continental U.S. (though certain locations will of course have a better vantage point than others). Warning: don’t look directly at it…

The Easiest Way to Learn How to Juggle

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to juggle, you’ll be happy to know it’s actually pretty easy to learn. All you need is a little patience—and a few plastic bags.

Donut Vs. Pizza: Which One Will Prevail?

The ultimate life hack is deciding which foods are and are not better than a donut. Welcome to Donut VS! The only show that pits a donut versus other foods in a glorious battle for glory. For this inaugural episode: donut vs. pizza. Who will come out on top?

How to Make Classic Nickelodeon Slime, According to Double Dare Host Marc Summers

If you grew up watching Double Dare, or any Nickelodeon shows at all, you probably remember the green slime. People have tried to make their own versions for years, but now the true recipe has finally been revealed.

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