To her fans, Lisa Frank is almost as mythical a figure as her beloved unicorn. But her company is now a shadow of what it once was, and its fall from grace — a story of scandal, greed, and abuse — is in stark contrast to its shiny, happy aesthetic.
You think your family has problems? Kim Jong Un just had his uncle declared a traitor and executed.
A new model can predict the spread of any disease across the planet. All we need to do is reorganize our thinking of time and space.
With Trunk Club, the best box doesn’t come under the tree.
Billy Eichner from "Funny or Die's Billy on the Street" premieres the new video he made with Amy Poehler, where they bombard pedestrians with Christmas carols.
Most girls dream of their wedding day from a very young age: the dress, the groom, the picturesque setting. Now imagine your dress was a Santa costume, your groom has been drinking for a few hours, and the setting is an NYC club at 11:30 in the morning. If this sounds perfect for you and your fiancé, sign up to Get Married By Santa at this year’s SantaCon.
"And I tell you baby/ It was easy coming back to you/ Once I fingered an owl"
Assuming they don't take overtime or vacation.
Hank Chien is an affable 39-year-old Harvard graduate with his own plastic surgery practice in Queens, NY. He also holds the Guinness World Record for the original arcade version of Donkey Kong. Being at the top has put a target on Chien.
The intersection of hip-hop and basketball has been well-documented. Rappers want to be ballers, ballers want to be rappers, and every MC worth his salt has name-checked the NBA. And yet, for all the rhymes devoted to hoops, one 30-year-old song reigns supreme.
They say the key to exposing us to opposing views is to get them from people with whom we share other interests.
The success of the nation's nerdiest college football team suggests that academic standards need not hold you back. Especially when you can ask those rich nerds for donations.
In India’s family-run cotton fields, a lethal concoction of debt, drought and despair has led to a nationwide epidemic of suicide by forlorn farmers.
One of the surprising moments on the Jack Daniel Distillery tour in Lynchburg, Tenn. was seeing the thing that killed the famous whiskey founder.
Not only do they earn more advanced degrees than their male counterparts, but they appear to have taken a significant bite out of the gender wage gap, says a new Pew Research Center study.
You're never playing on your own with this piano.
“Bryan, where do you keep your money?” the shooter demanded. Slumped facedown on the living room floor, Bryan couldn’t answer. The accomplice peered down at him one last time and asked, “Is this worth dying over?”
Unless you're one of those ambitious stoner hoarders who insists on keeping stems for pots of weed tea you'll never brew, chances are you throw drug paraphernalia away. This guy finds it.
Despite their renowned wisdom, snowy owls migrating south are mistaking airport runways for safe habitat, putting themselves, and air travelers, at risk.
Autism changed Henry Markram’s family. Now his Intense World theory could transform our understanding of the condition.
Shopping malls are teeming with Santas this time of year. Have you ever wondered how they got their jobs?
This is why you're not in the secret santa this year, Lauren.
The story is so improbable, so marvelous, that it feels more like the remnant of a dream, or a half-remembered myth, rather than something that unfolded within living memory.
Spoiler alert: He is not buried beneath Pirates of the Caribbean.
Martin Shkreli plans to test the nosespray oxytocin as a schizophrenia drug and in autism, where small studies have also showed a glimmer of hope that it might be helpful.
If you are visiting this page the chances are that you are not a human. A study by Incapsula suggests 61.5% of all website traffic is now generated by bots.
A South African sign language interpreter accused of miming nonsense as world leaders paid tribute to Nelson Mandela defended himself as a "champion" signer on Thursday, but said he suffered a schizophrenic episode during the event.
Reviving an old computer is like restoring a classic car: there’s a thrill from bringing the ancient into the modern world. So it was with my first “real” computer, my Mac Plus, when I decided to bring it forward three decades and introduce it to the modern web.
Kelly addressed the piece, "Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore," head-on, for the kids.
Jason Jones refuses to throw in the towel following a budget agreement between Congressional Republicans and Democrats.
Every time you take a cab, your money gets split roughly evenly between the driver and the medallion owner. Which means that when a company like Uber comes along, it can offer lower fares to riders and substantially higher income to drivers.
Bad facts make bad law, the saying goes. But sometimes, bad people make good law.
Yes, shenanigans ensue.
“Fantasy worlds stemming from the purchase of lottery tickets are comparatively cheap,” Jens Beckert and Mark Lutter write. “Lower social strata are excluded from most other ‘evocative’ consumer goods that also create dream worlds."
Remember when the people who worked at a store actually knew what they were selling?
If Japanese companies are going to use English, "dick" might be a good word to give the shaft.
When author Ian Fleming retired to Jamaica to write, it is widely believed that he turned to a Polish-born spy as the inspiration for his first Bond girl. This muse, born Krystyna Skarbek and later known as Christine Granville, was simply put, captivating.
Here's what to do if you get stranded out in the tundra.
Walk into Atlanta's Hydration Station on a Sunday morning and you'll find a dozen people in dimly lit rooms lying on recliner chairs with needles stuck in their arms. The needles are pumping sterile saltwater and a cocktail of vitamins and anti-nausea drugs into their veins.
In the battle for digital dominance, victory depends on being the first to map every last place on the globe. It’s as hard as it sounds.