Is your cheese aggressive and talented? Does your cheese occasionally hang out with Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez? Does you cheese have a sordid past with Madonna and an aversion to paparazzi? Then you’re probably eating “Parmasean Penn.” Penn is just one of several rather disturbing but incredibly accurate “Cheese People” found on the new Cheese People site, including Condocheeza Rice and Pepper Jack White. [Cheese People] Keep reading »
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When 5-year-old Aidan was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia this past September he didn’t freak out. Instead, he found solace in one of his favorite activities: drawing monsters. And now those monster pictures are being put to good use; they’re for sale on a special Etsy shop. And money from the sale of his monsters will go to help fund his treatment. The funds are especially necessary since Aidan regularly endures painful rounds of chemotherapy and antibiotics to fight the disease, and hospital costs are unbelievably expensive. Aidan’s plight has inspired others to get in on the giving act: Regretsy has chipped in by auctioning off a selection of handmade scary knitted hats. You can check up on Aidan’s treatment and progress on his family’s website and see just where your monster money is going. [Aid For Aidan] Keep reading »
Teens lie. That’s nothing new. But a new study found that teens lie rather profusely when it comes to their drug use. According to researchers from Wayne State University and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, teens lied about their drug use, even when hair samples proved otherwise. Apparently, it was more important for these teens to report drug use that they believed was consistent with their peers than to be truthful. Of course, it’s unlikely that a heroin addict is going to want to be forthcoming about their drug use if everyone else in the room has only smoked marijuana. And that got us thinking: do adults lie about drug use in the same way kids do? Depending on whom you’re friends with, illicit drug use can be either a badge of honor or a definite taboo. Have you ever felt the need to tone down or talk up your drug use to fit in? Keep reading »
New Yorker Garrett Hoelscher spent three years in investment banking before he decided he really couldn’t take it anymore. That’s when he traded in his business suits for a waffle iron and hatched a plan to sell waffles on the tops of ski mountains. His business, Waffle Shrine, has yet to sell a single waffle, but Hoelscher is hoping he can create a mountaintop waffle empire in the next few years. Keep reading »
Click through our slideshow to see some of the pups you could take home today. And check out Petfinder for more amazing, adoptable animals in your town.
This picture is from Where Children Sleep, a remarkable new book by James Mollison, which chronicles the vast differences in the spaces and places that children inhabit. The above photo documents the bedroom of 4-year-old Kaya of Tokyo, Japan. Kaya owns more than 30 pairs of shoes and several dozen dresses, and lives in extreme contrast to several other children profiled in the book. More children’s bedrooms after the jump. [Telegraph] Keep reading »
“Back to the Future” is celebrating its 25th anniversary, which means we are officially not kids anymore. In this clip from “The Today Show,” Meredith Viera explains the plot to the six people who haven’t seen the film and talks with Michael J. Fox, Christopher Plummer, Lea Thompson and Huey Lewis (!) about making the flick. One exciting trivia bit: They had to film much of it at night to accommodate Michael J. Fox’s “Family Ties” schedule. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »