An Easy Trick To Help You Remember Birthdays Offline

Facebook has basically made remembering birthdays meaningless. With automatic reminders, it's just as easy to wish a happy birthday to your own mother as it is to wish one to that random girl you think you maybe lived down the hall from you in the freshman dorms. But it doesn't take much more effort to show that… » 10/04/13 4:00pm 10/04/13 4:00pm

This App Wakes You Up at Your Stop If You Fall Asleep on the Subway

We've all done it. After a tough day at work or a long night of drinking, the gentle motion of the subway rocks you right to sleep, and the next thing you know, you wake up in the Bronx. It's a frustrating problem, but one app developer thinks he has the solution: a motion-based alarm clock that wakes you up at your… » 9/06/13 2:09pm 9/06/13 2:09pm

8 Ways to Make People Hate You on the Internet

The Internet is not that hard. We all know that, right? But some people out there (probably duckface selfie-ing on Facebook right now) just aren't very good at the Internet. They just don't get it. They don't know that Google answers any question, they can't spell, they take too many selfies, they obliterate your feed… » 8/31/13 1:00am 8/31/13 1:00am

Stop Asking Your Friends To Like Your Facebook Page

That girl you grew up with and haven't seen in four years does not want to like the Facebook page for the Kickstarter to support your band's very first regional tour. Neither does anyone who isn't your mother. So please please please please please please please please1 stop sending out carpet bombed requests that… » 8/30/13 1:30pm 8/30/13 1:30pm

What the Proper Cell Phone Etiquette Is Around the World

My brain tickles itself when something brand new gets invented, like a smartphone, and how different habits and customs form in each culture around that new smartphone and a brand new form of etiquette specific to each country is created all over the world. Maybe in some countries they call more than they text. Maybe… » 8/15/13 1:00am 8/15/13 1:00am

Let's Not Use James Gandolfini's Death to Sell Sopranos DVDs Amazon

James Gandolfini, a terrific actor and by all accounts, a great guy, passed away today after suffering a heart attack. That's unimaginably sad news for his family, for his friends, for his fans, for acting and for anyone who hates to see good people taken away too soon. For Amazon though, it was a despicable chance to… » 6/20/13 12:19am 6/20/13 12:19am

What Emily Post Can't Teach Us About 'Netiquette'

True story: When I was in middle school, my mother sat my brother and me down at the dining room table to give us lessons from Emily Post's big blue bible called Etiquette. Fold your napkin when you leave the table. Start with the silverware on the outside and work your way in. A lot of those lessons still apply… » 6/14/13 4:00pm 6/14/13 4:00pm

How to Not Get Stuck Sitting Next to a Jerk at Dinner

Ugh, it never fails. No matter the size of the group, you always seem to get stuck sitting next to someone you'd rather not be—an overtly intoxicated uncle at your brother's wedding, a co-worker that believes closed-mouth chewing is more suggestion than rule, or the girl you wish you hadn't started a conversation with… » 3/12/13 4:40pm 3/12/13 4:40pm

Everybody Should Follow These Rules for Using Their Phone

Because everyone has the freaking internet on their phone these days, we've forgotten common decency in how to use them. There is such thing as phone etiquette! And we should all follow such rules. Cartoonist Ted Slampyak created propaganda-style posters that details a few rules on how to use a phone in public. » 1/10/13 8:00pm 1/10/13 8:00pm

It's Come To This: You Can Get Rewards Just for Not Texting During a…

Hey all you IDIOT KIDS. Don't text during a movie. Don't do look at your phone. Don't touch it. Don't even think about it. That's just basic common fucking courtesy you halfwit assholes. But because we're horrible creatures that can't resist checking Instagram once every 15 minutes, Cinemark will reward you for… » 11/14/12 5:57pm 11/14/12 5:57pm