There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are the top 10 TED talks we’ve featured on Lifehacker or that have been popular on TED.
Every year the Syfy channel plays a Twilight Zone marathon over New Year’s. But this year they’re starting the festivities early. The first episode airs at 7pm this Wednesday, December 30th. We’ve compiled a schedule so you can catch your favorites, along with links to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon for all you cordcutters.
Hello, 2015. How are you? I'm fine, I'm just currently bouncing back from last night's rager that left me with a bad hangover. Not a great start to the day, but that doesn't mean we can't better ourselves this year.
The first time you see someone sabre a bottle of Champagne a series of thoughts run through your mind:
Raise your hand if you kept all of your New Year's resolutions in 2013. Good, okay, now only raise your hand if you weren't lying just now. Ahh, nice to see both of you. We always start the new year with the best intentions but, man, old habits die hard. Let's see if we can do better this year. Here are five tips that…
We all have our standard, age-old New Years resolutions. Quit smoking. Work out more. Come to terms with ever present self hatred. But there's more to life than just health and wellness. There are computers! And social networks! So is this the year you finally kick Facebook? (Yeah right!) Or maybe the year you stop…
This morning I decided that I was going to write a soundtrack post called "Here's the Deal with Auld Lang Syne." And then around 4pm "What's the Deal with Auld Lang Syne?" went up on Huffington Post. So cool. Go there for your 1788 Scottish poetry/music lesson.
Chances are you may have rung in the new year with excess of some kind or another, but there's no way in hell you were this cute while you were doing it. Teddy here can get away with knocking over his glass and just generally making a mess because of that endearing squeaking nose. You, on the other hand, just yell…
Ringing in a new year just doesn't feel right without the cacophonous report of fireworks. But for something a little different—and maybe more inspiring—check out this spooky video of Melbourne's new years fireworks in reverse. The explosions of light collapsing on themselves look like galaxies getting sucked into…
When it comes to reliving headline making news events, the spinning newspaper effect is old and antiquated. Social networks have long since replaced printed media as the go to source for breaking news, so visual effects artist Jeremiah Warren has animated a 2012 year in review using nothing but tweets from the past…
Gangnam Style and Call Me Maybe parodies might have been some of the most shared videos during 2012, but Conan O'Brien decided to dig into the deepest bowels of YouTube and unearth the least viral videos of the past year. If you're a fan of topless old men sleeping and cable access shoe shine shows, you're in for a…
Your 2013 New Year's Eve celebrations are probably over, but if you want to add some pizzazz to your next party 364 days from now, grab a set of these special champagne flutes that feature a laser-etched sparkling point on the bottom producing a non-stop stream of bubbles.
A lot of things have changed in the past 56 years, but some things will always be pretty much the same. Take a look at this footage of Times Square on New Years Eve from 1957, for example. No one is carrying portable, cellular phones or updating their statuses on any so-called "networks of sociability", but they're…
It's New Years. Balls will be dropped. Kisses will be kissed. Bubbly will be
consumed. But that's all normal. This year there's something different: a message from Mars, apparently.
Thanks to our planet's roundness and the timezones we have to cope with it, the "New Year" isn't just one moment; it's a whole bunch of them. And with Instagram's New Years collection you can watch 29 of them pop off in all their filtered glory.
As regular Happy Hour readers know, there's nothing we like more than finding new, innovative, and fun approaches to drinking. But there's a darker side that must be acknowledged. Specifically, you can poison yourself and die.
New Years Eve can get a little crazy, and if you try to wish everyone you know luck for 2013 just as as the ball drops, you will fail. Hammering out dozens of messages on your phone with your clumsy midnight fingers over clogged data airwaves will not work. Sorry.