Welcome to Internet Week, New York

You may be thinking to yourself, “Internet Week? Isn’t every week Internet Week?” Perhaps you’re thinking, “Internet Week is really a thing that exists? Where? Why?” Or maybe you’re simply wondering “what in the sweet hell is happening in this picture and how does it relate to the internet in even the most remote way?” » 5/19/15 3:10pm Tuesday 3:10pm

How to Be a Tourist in Your Own City

Sometimes it’s easy to become so jaded by your own city that you forget all it has to offer. Even though I’ve lived in NYC for 15 years, there are places I’m kind of embarrassed to admit I’ve never been: like the Statue of Liberty. And the Empire State Building. And every chain restaurant in Times Square. » 5/19/15 10:00am Tuesday 10:00am

It's Almost Too Late To Buy Your Tickets To Governors Ball, You Dummy

Let them keep their culturally appropriating, pseudo-flower child costumes. Not you. You’re better than that, but the thing is, you’re running out of time. The Governors Ball Music Festival, just a short boat ride away from New York City, arguably (to us New Yorkers at least) the best city, well, ever, is selling out,… » 5/05/15 12:00pm 5/05/15 12:00pm

Batten Down the Hatches — E3 2015 Is Almost Here

No, that low rumbling sound you hear isn’t an oncoming freight train. It’s the atmosphere around the Los Angeles Convention Center vibrating from all the excitement building for this year’s E3. As always, the details surrounding the legendary annual gathering of the gaming cognoscenti are shrouded in secrecy — but… » 4/28/15 12:00pm 4/28/15 12:00pm

What Did Recycling Look Like In 280 BC? [Infographic]

The first thing I learned in pre-school was how to recycle. (The second thing I learned was how not to bite my cubby-mate.) We separated glass bottles from plastic, sorting them into their appropriate containers. Before long, I was reducing, reusing, and recycling like a champ. But what I didn’t know was that each… » 4/23/15 12:00pm 4/23/15 12:00pm

Sick of Dating Humans? Try Robosexuality

Humans create mechanical beings for a lot of varied and ever-evolving purposes, but can you imagine having an intimate emotional relationship with a robot? What about falling in love or having sex with one? » 4/22/15 12:15pm 4/22/15 12:15pm

You're Listening to Music Wrong. Here's How to Do It Right.

Anyone who's ever used a pair of $10 drugstore headphones knows that tinny, bass-free buzz that tells you you're not hearing a song the way it's meant to be heard. Unless you're a true audiophile, though, the exact qualities that define high-quality sound can be harder to pin down. What actually makes something sound… » 4/21/15 12:00pm 4/21/15 12:00pm

Arranged Marriage vs. IRL vs. Right-Swipe: Which Got You Hitched?

In 2015, a solid relationship can come from anywhere — whether it's the cramped corner of your office bathroom or that magical miracle-maker in your purse — your phone. But finding a lifelong partner-in-sexy-time who embraces your sleep apnea and laundry day underwear involves different things for different people. » 4/14/15 12:00pm 4/14/15 12:00pm

Humans and Robots May Have the Same EQ Sooner Than You Think

The ability to understand, process, and express true emotion is what has traditionally separated man from machine — but that line is continuously blurring with the rapid advancements in technology and artificial intelligence (AI). As machines become more human, and vice versa, we find ourselves facing a fascinating… » 4/13/15 12:00pm 4/13/15 12:00pm

Here Are Eps 1-3 of Comedy Central's New Series: Binge While You Can!

Big Time in Hollywood, FL is off to a roller coaster of a start — a satirical roller coaster driven by idiocy, mayhem, and some damn good cameos. Whether you’ve been laughing at the Dolfe brothers’ misfortune from the beginning, or your FOMO has finally motivated you to watch their hilarious downward spiral, the first… » 4/09/15 11:55am 4/09/15 11:55am

Less is More: How to Make Boring Meetings Better

Everyone wants to attend (and, ok, sometimes gchat their way through) meetings that are more efficient. There are a number of factors that can make meetings really suck, but new research shows that 91% of workers spend more time in meetings than ever before, so take some time to consider how to improve your… » 4/06/15 4:00pm 4/06/15 4:00pm

Heed the Call of the Wild Without Getting Eaten by a Bear

Living off the grid in Alaska is no small feat — even for the most experienced outdoorsman — but who hasn't, at one point, heard the call of the wild ringing in their ears? So what does it take to avoid death-by-bear? The folks of National Geographic Channel's Life Below Zero don't make it look easy, exactly, but they… » 4/06/15 12:00am 4/06/15 12:00am

How to Wake Yourself Up in the Afternoon, Without Caffeine

It happens like some sick narcoleptic clock work: every day around 3 PM, your body yearns for a very inconvenient nap. Don't worry, you aren't the only one dozing off: nearly 40% of U.S. adults fall asleep unintentionally during the day. The answer isn't an IV drip of coffee straight into your bloodstream (in fact,… » 3/31/15 12:00pm 3/31/15 12:00pm