From dumpster fires to deportation buses: The midterms’ craziest campaign ads

American politics has always been about spectacle, and with Tuesday’s midterm elections watched closer than any in recent memory, candidates have been dredging the bottom of the barrel for creative and attention-grabbing ideas. Here we take a look back at the political ads that, for better or worse, stood out from the pack during this […]

Instead of Running a Super Bowl Ad, Ford Is Pulling People around Minneapolis in a Sleigh that Looks Like a Dumpster

– Ford isn’t spending the big bucks on a Super Bowl commercial this year, but it has come up with a different way to self-promote around football’s biggest event of the year—in addition to paying to be called the Official Truck of the game, that is. It’s providing free transportation between NFL events in Minneapolis leading […]

David Byrne’s New Website “Reasons to Be Cheerful” Reminds Us That the World Isn’t One Giant Dumpster Fire

Bless your heart, David Byrne, for creating a reprieve from the madness. The artist, Talking Heads musician, avid cyclist, and all-around nice guy’s new website Reasons to Be Cheerful is a news spot and “online observatory” that won’t want to make you hurl your laptop out a window and run away screaming. (And, hey, it’s […]

Six People Just Completed A NASA Isolation Experiment And Emerged To The Dumpster Fire That Is 2017

The eight-month study, known as the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, was the fifth of its kind, funded by NASA and run through the University of Hawaii. Still, Ehrlich said, “it’s weird—you’re living inside this habitat for eight months.” “So you’ve basically been in a place for three-quarters of a year, and you come […]

The new study suggesting sitting will kill you is kind of a raging dumpster fire

(credit: Vicki Burton) A new study out this week suggested that both sitting a lot overall and sitting for long, uninterrupted stretches can increase a person’s risk of all-cause mortality. The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, adds to evidence that sedentary lifestyles can increase health risks. However, the study aimed to push […]