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Archive: July, 2013

'I could take my clothes off': Monica Lewinsky's 1997 tape for President Clinton reportedly surfaces

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 2:06 PM
In November 1997, Monica Lewinsky reportedly made an audio recording for President Bill Clinton. All copies of the tape were thought to have been destroyed, but the National Enquirer claims to have a secret copy, the details of which will be published on Thursday. The tape was supposedly obtained... Read more

Study shows instagramming your food makes it taste better because, science

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 12:02 PM
A group of scientists doing the Lord's work have determined that photographing your food and posting it to Instagram makes the dish taste better. Actually, the study revealed that performing any ritual—singing "Happy Birthday" or raising a toast—makes the experience of consuming the food/drink... Read more

Firefighters stop blaze, find a room filled with dozens of snakes

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 11:31 AM
This scene must have found the cutting room floor during post-production on Backdraft because I don't remember anything about wrangling poisonous snakes in that movie. A crew of firefighters in Utah responded to a small kitchen fire, extinguishing the blaze and checking all of the home's rooms for... Read more

Everything you need to know about HBO's 'Real Sex'

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 8:51 AM
How real is HBO's Real Sex? Really real. Like, astonishingly real. Think calling-cut-to-line-up-for-the-lunch-buffet-during-an-intimate-shoot real. Think ask-your-grandparents-about-their-sex-life real. New York magazine has published an oral history of the culturally stimulating program that includes... Read more

VIDEO: 'Camp Gyno' is the Internet's funniest (and most controversial) tampon commercial

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 8:24 AM
If you've seen the Dollar Shave Club video—or the less popular One Wipe Charlie commercial—then you'll immediately recognize the business model that acts as a foundation for HelloFlo. The company promises to deliver a care package filled with tampons and other items that will help women... Read more

Everything you need to know about Google Chromecast and what it means for your TV binges

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 1:15 PM
Last week, Google rolled out Chromecast, its $35 dongle (yup, that's a thing, now) that sits in your TV's HDMI port like a flashdrive. It's got Netflix and YouTube integration and allows you to sling video on those platforms—and any tab from your Google Chrome browser—straight to your television... Read more

VIDEO: Disabled puppy learning to walk (set to the 'Rocky' theme, of course)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 9:30 AM
Mick is a boxer born with "Swimmer Puppy Syndrome." Basically, the muscles that pull his legs together were incredibly weak, leaving him flat on his stomach with his legs sprawled out to the sides. He was unable to walk, stand, or even sit. Dogs born with Swimmer Puppy have a slew of health issues... Read more

To understand America, you should know all about oil men and the strippers that entertain them

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 9:00 AM
Susan Elizabeth Shepard is a writer. She's had her work published by the likes of Jezebel, Salon, and BuzzFeed. Also, she's a stripper. Recently, Shepard authored an extensive post about her travels and experiences as a dancer in modern American boomtowns. Towns in the midst of the vast nothingness... Read more

NPR's Scott Simon is live-tweeting his mother's death and making everyone cry

Monday, July 29, 2013, 11:19 AM
The Internet can be an awful place. With all of the trolling, cyberbullying, and venomous tweets from One Direction fangirls, Twitter can be an especially disheartening destination. But, every once in a while, a story comes along that makes us all tear up and explains that, maybe, if only periodically... Read more

'The Matrix' is coming to Sunday Night Football thanks to 360-degree replays

Monday, July 29, 2013, 10:22 AM
It's the future, which means it's time for football fans to start following the white rabbit on Sunday nights. NBC has announced that it will have 24 cameras fixated on the action in each of the endzones for every Sunday Night Football contest this season. What that means for fans is that the broadcasts... Read more
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