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The Best Jobs of 2013

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These Are the Best and Worst Jobs of 2013. Once again, "blogger" isn't even recognized as a job.
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After Earth with Will Smith looks like it may be a pretty good summer film. But only if it's more intelligent than the weirdly-constructed trailer.
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You can now order a pizza via Xbox. There's no need to ever move anything more than your fingers ever again.
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Why the brokenness of breaking news probably won’t ever be fixed. When the competition for eyeballs is fierce, there's no time for accuracy.
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10 Incredible Ancient Cliff Dwellings. A home carved into a cliff face has many advantages: it's climate-controlled, easy to defend, and sturdy.
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9 Ways Salespeople Talk You Into Spending Money On Things You Don't Need. Sales associates at trendy chains reveal their tactics.
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“Half of my graduating class is dead ’cause of pills.” The documentary Oxyana looks at the Oxycontin addicts of a small West Virginia town.
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Meet six animals that dance. After all, bustin' a move can keep you young!

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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