This Man Cannot Be Allowed to Decide the Fate of the Patriot Act

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made it clear this week that, while the Senate is rapidly approaching recess, the Senate “will stay in [session] until a deal is struck to extend” the Patriot Act. McConnell has also introduced legislation for both long-term and short-term reauthorization of the Patriot Act’s… » 5/26/15 3:30am Today 3:30am

Celebrate 5 Memorial Days of the 80s and 90s With Perfect Old YouTubes

Happy Memorial Day. For some reason, instead of having fun outside with your friends, you are alone in front of your computer, reading a blog post. Maybe you didn’t get the day off work, or maybe you’re hung over. That’s OK. You can celebrate the Memorial Days of 1983, 1986, 1988, and 1992—all thanks to YouTube’s… » 5/25/15 6:00pm Yesterday 6:00pm

Add Ice Water to Burger Patties to Keep Them Moist

We thought we’d come across every burger-making tip out there, from how to pack the patties correctly to the right way to smash burgers. But here’s a smart-sounding one we’d never heard of until now: to keep patties extra juicy, add a little ice water to your meat.
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The Eerie Boneyard Where Military Planes Go to Die

Where do planes go when they die? If they’re part of military history, they head to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group in Tucson, Arizona. It’s a storage and repair site for military aircraft, but it’s also a final resting place where you can find dilapidated Polish fighter jets and broken missile… » 5/25/15 1:30pm Yesterday 1:30pm

Game of Thrones Just Burned Through Half A Dozen Plots In An Hour

Last night’s episode of Game of Thrones was brutal — and not just because it once again featured intense violence, much of it involving rape. It was also just insanely ruthless, in the sense of tearing through major plot points at a crazy pace. Spoilers ahead! » 5/25/15 1:10pm Yesterday 1:10pm

The Best Memorial Day Deals: Dress Your Kitchen in All-Clad, and More

So what exactly makes these so much better than the cheap pots and pans you bought in college? The secret is their three-layer construction that sandwiches a layer of fast-heating aluminum inside two layers of layer of durable and heat-retaining stainless steel. That means your pans get hot fast, stay hot longer, and… » 5/25/15 12:24pm Yesterday 12:24pm

Get Ready for Official IKEA Furniture Hacking Kits

The idea of hacking IKEA products is not new, but it’s still great. It’s such a great idea that the flatpack furniture giant is developing an official IKEA Hack product. This is almost exactly a year after IKEA enlisted lawyers to shut down a down fan-made IKEA hack website, pissing off reasonable customers all over… » 5/25/15 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

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