Topic: trends

The Daily WTF: Teens Now Chugging Hand Sanitizer To Get Drunk, Maybe We Should Just Buy Them Some Beer

The Daily WTF: Teens Now Chugging Hand Sanitizer To Get Drunk, Maybe We Should Just Buy Them Some Beer

In the coming battle that will constitute the Teen-pocalypse, there are many things working against us over-18s: we’re bad at skateboarding, we’re clumsy with social media, and we’re simply not as balls out when it comes to hand-to-hand combat. But there’s one thing those crazy kids have yet to master, and that’s figuring out how to get drunk without poisoning themselves/each other. More »

Are Crime-Based Television Shows Making Us Paranoid?

Are Crime-Based Television Shows Making Us Paranoid?

CSI, Law & Order, Cold Case, NCIS, Homicide: Life on the Street, America’s Most Wanted, COPS… Is it just me, or has there been an overabundance of crime-based television programming in recent years? Sure, crime makes for compelling drama; the whodunnit has been around for ages, and it always sells like hotcakes (which, it may be assumed, is pretty fast). But as with all media consumed by the public, there’s always a big ol’ question hovering over it: How is what we’re consuming affecting us in real life? Given what importance the United States places on the strength of its criminal justice system, this question is especially relevant in relation to all of this crime-based stuff TV inundates us with today. But how can we even begin to answer it? Some folks at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln had an idea: why not conduct a study examining this very thing? More »

Safari Shoes

Safari Shoes

You wouldn’t want to take Dior’s Spring shoe collection on your trip to Africa, lest you be shot by one of those old-timey hunters with a tan hat and a giant white mustache who mistake your gams for an exotic creature. “Good show, old chap!” they’d say, clapping each other on the back. And then you’d be crippled. For life. (via Trendhunter) More »