The Best Pranks of April Fool’s Day 2014

From shrink-wrapped cars to Pok√©mon wandering around Google Maps to balloons in surprising places, April Fool’s Day pranks can range from hilarious to just plain annoying. Take the woman who pranked her colleagues with a memo about brownies, for example, only to deliver a pan of brown e‘s to the office. If that’s not torture,… Continue reading The Best Pranks of April Fool’s Day 2014

Celebrate Twitter’s 8th Birthday by Rediscovering Your First Tweet

On Twitter’s eighth birthday the network’s decided to give us a little gift. Instead of taking glory for making it eight years, Twitter is thanking its users by offering them the chance to revisit their first tweets. At the start of Twitter, people started warming up to the idea of posting short, 140-character statuses. Today,… Continue reading Celebrate Twitter’s 8th Birthday by Rediscovering Your First Tweet

Edward Snowden Delivers Surprise Talk, Poses for Selfies at TED2014

Day Two of the TED2014 conference brought one very special (and surprising) guest: NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Appearing on stage via a telepresence robot he controlled through his laptop in Russia, Snowden emphasized the need for an open government and privacy in our lives, especially online. After his talk Snowden continued to wheel around the… Continue reading Edward Snowden Delivers Surprise Talk, Poses for Selfies at TED2014

The Best of St. Patrick’s Day 2014 on Instagram

St. Patrick’s Day is the one time of year when people around the world dress in green and take to the streets to consume anything and everything the color of shamrocks. Dressing your dog for the occasion is not out of the question, and leprechauns are most welcome! From the House of Windsor to Chicago,… Continue reading The Best of St. Patrick’s Day 2014 on Instagram

Geeky + Sexy = Pole Dancing Robots

You just have to love engineers and scientists who fail to take themselves too seriously. The German-based technology company Tobit Software did this in high style with their exhibit of two pole-dancing robots and their DJ at the CeBIT Expo 2014 in Hanover, Germany. Named Tess and Lexy by their creators, these robots are not… Continue reading Geeky + Sexy = Pole Dancing Robots

Applications for the TEDGlobal 2014 Fellowships Are Now Open

Are you or anyone you know a global thinker ready to change the world with your ideas? Then consider applying to be a 2014 TEDGlobal Fellow! The 2014 TEDGlobal Fellows program will accept 20 new members into its prestigious program for preparing the world’s thinkers and presenters of tomorrow. Looking especially for applicants from Mexico,… Continue reading Applications for the TEDGlobal 2014 Fellowships Are Now Open

In the Spirit of March Madness, Help Brackets For Good Raise $500K for Charities

What if we could recreate the energy surrounding the NCAA March Madness tournament and put it toward something good, like donating to charities? Brackets For Good does just that by pitting nonprofits like the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership and the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic against each other in a battle for people’s donations. Every dollar… Continue reading In the Spirit of March Madness, Help Brackets For Good Raise $500K for Charities

What Olympic Winter Sport Should You Play? [FLOWCHART]

Now that you’ve decided to be a Winter Olympics champion, which sport should you play? There’s a multitude of options, but once you pick one and work at it, the outcome is unforgettable: you, standing on top of the podium, gleaming medal around your neck, national anthem blasting in the air. Getting to that point,… Continue reading What Olympic Winter Sport Should You Play? [FLOWCHART]