When Video Games Take On Anime, We All Win

Anime and video games go together like ramen and beer. That’s why Bandai Namco has declared February its Month of Anime — and they’re celebrating with three big video game releases that let you step into the worlds of your favorite anime properties and shape the stories yourself. In February, don’t just watch anime.…

Embrace the Queef and Other Thoughts About Sex Sounds

Sex is weird. Who cares? We’re all a little chubby and smelly somewhere. Be real: No one washes their vagina after barre class. And while we’ve made progress with the body acceptance dialogue, why aren’t we talking about the squishy sounds of lovemaking? After all, everyone’s got a thing — Nikki Glaser, Comedy…

How to Throw the Perfect Bachelor Viewing Party

Bachelor Nation, rejoice: Those long weeks spent without rose ceremonies, tears, and love are finally over. The show’s 20th season returns on January 4 — and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a viewing party where you can drink, laugh, and stare longingly at all the beautiful people trying to find True…

The UX Is Strong With These 4 Modern Classics of Product Design

2015 was a very good year for aficionados of form married to function. To the ranks of Eames chairs and Oxo kitchen implements were added a number of innovative new products in spaces that have been desperately in need of a UX upgrade. From toothbrushes and mattresses to peripherals and vaping devices, here are four…

A Sneak Peek at the Memes You're Going to Hate in 2016

2015 is almost over. New Year’s Eve is a breath away. And, just like every year, moments before the ball drops, everyone in the world, from Times Square to Tokyo, will have one burning, unanswered question. Look closely at the lovers and strangers sharing midnight kisses, and you may notice they’re whispering: “Memes.…

5 Unexpected Uses for All the Charcoal You'll Be Getting for Christmas

Santa Hackgate 2015 is reaching its conclusion, and it’s not looking good: The big man, cracking under the pressure of hackers releasing his Naughty List, has decided that everyone in the world is getting coal. Will he go through with it? Watch this video to find out whether the Claus’s small heart can grow three…

A Don't-Get-Fired Guide to Exchanging Gifts at Work

Unless you’re a Scrooge-like monster, you can get down with the holidays. Who doesn’t enjoy a well-made turkey (or tofurkey) and good tidings? Still, between forced merriment and office holiday parties, December in the workplace can be a bit of a headache. And the whole gift-giving business is the icing on that…