10 Great Ideas for Donations to Your Local Food Bank
This time of year, food banks are working extra hard to keep their shelves stocked. If you're in a charitable mood, you might be wondering what exactly these charities are looking for in the way of donations. A recent thread on Reddit explored just that. Numerous commenters with experience either wo…
Watch These People Shoveling Snow and Not Doing It Well — Daily Distraction
Much of the country got slammed by snow this past week, which means lots of us had to break out our shovels for the first time this season. For some, it didn't go so well.
Nelson Mandela Dies at Age 95
Longtime civil-rights leader and former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela died Thursday due to complications from a lung infection. He was 95 years old.
‘Selfie’ Wins 2013 Word of the Year, Beating ‘Twerk,’ ‘Schmeat’ and Others
After a yearly increase in usage of 17,000 percent, "selfie" was crowned 2013's Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries, following last year's winner "gif" and beating out the Miley Cyrus-endorsed "twerk," among others.
LAX Shooting — Gunman Opens Fire at L.A. Airport, Kills One TSA Agent [UPDATED]
UPDATE 2:30 p.m. EST: NBC is reporting that one TSA agent was killed and three others wounded. Airport police shot and may have killed the gunman at the scene. The shooter, whose identity has not been confirmed, was taken into custody after being shot.
Best-Selling Author Tom Clancy Dead at 66
Tom Clancy, the writer of numerous popular military thrillers, died on Wednesday morning at age 66.
Unnecessarily Sexy Halloween Costumes — Sexy Spongebob, Naughty Bacon and More
Halloween is right around the corner, which means we'll be seeing a big uptick in pumpkin-flavored drinks, absurdly outlandish haunted-house designs and, of course, women wearing skimpy costumes.
Louisiana Fourth Graders Learn About Pimps in Their Homework
You might not think that students learning about the various uses of the word "twister" would get an indirect lesson in prostitution, but some fourth graders in Louisiana are receiving just such an education.
Starbucks Asks Customers Not to Bring Guns Into Stores Anymore
You may have to leave your Glock in the car when you pick up your next Frappuccino.
Watch This Time-Lapse Video of the New World Trade Center Construction
In this stunning video, you can watch the progress of a decade's worth of construction at the site of Ground Zero.
New iPhones — 5S and 5C Make Their Debuts [UPDATED]
Apple unveiled two new iPhones, the 5S and the 5C, on Tuesday afternoon, in addition updates to iTunes and its mobile operating system, iOS. Here's what's new (updated with pictures from the presentation below):
Watch These People Riding Horses Wrong — Daily Distraction
Horseback riding can be tons of fun, unless of course the horse just doesn't like you.