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The 10 Weirdest Things That People Once Used As Status Symbols

A visitor from 100 years ago would be confused by our selfies and our strange toys — but they would understand the need to show off. Throughout history, people have had status symbols. Sometimes, these things have been gold and jewels. But sometimes, they’re a bit weirder. Here are 10 bizarre status symbols from the… » 5/19/15 2:48pm 5/19/15 2:48pm

How I Talked About Video Games Over The Holidays

This year, I left my hometown of New York City to go west to Los Angeles for the holidays. I took my PS4 with me to a friend's house—in the hopes of making a dent in my personal backlog—but wound up barely touching it in the 10 days I was away. But I did something better: I talked about video games with strangers. » 1/05/15 12:20pm 1/05/15 12:20pm

Chinese SWAT Team Recruits With Smiles And Crossbows

In the wake of the ridiculously awesome propaganda posters put up by police in Eastern China, another Chinese police force has come out with a set of awesome photos. This time around, instead of letting the locals know who's watching, a police department of south west China's Sichuan province is looking for recruits! » 7/07/14 6:00am 7/07/14 6:00am