It’s true: Animated Children’s Films are More Violent than Films for Adults


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We all grew up on Looney Toons, Tom & Jerry, Saturday morning cartoons – and old amusement park owners saying that they would have gotten away with it, if it weren’t for those meddling kids!

And if you were to sit down and watch those classic cartoons today – you’d see a rash of violence bestowed upon the characters to each other: faces blown off, coyotes plummeting to their deaths, anvils falling from the sky.

Hunters on a mission to kill. Coyotes on a mission to kill. Yellow parakeets on a mission to kill. Giant roosters on a mission to torture a dog. Continue reading IT’S TRUE: ANIMATED CHILDREN’S FILMS ARE MORE VIOLENT THAN FILMS FOR ADULTS

Music Mashup: Taylor Swift vs Semisonic


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Mashups are fun, aren’t they?

Check out how closely Taylor Swift’s 22 lines up with Semisonic’s CLOSING TIME:

Kinda reminds you of that old GENIE IN A BOTTLE vs THE STROKES mashup from years ago, doesn’t it?

Check the calculator: Raising a family can cost you about $12-14k per year, per child


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We’ve all heard the stories about how much money it costs to raise a child to 18.

Depending on the survey you’re reading, the number is going to be about the same: around $250,000.  A quarter of a million dollars.  All to raise a child, clothe them, educate them, feed them, buy them electronics and other “necessary” gadgets.

The MoneySmart Family System: Teaching Financial Independence to Children of Every Age
The MoneySmart Family System:
Teaching Financial Independence to Children of Every Age
Continue reading CHECK THE CALCULATOR: RAISING A FAMILY CAN COST YOU ABOUT $12-14K PER YEAR, PER CHILD

Video Fun: The Singing Portapotty!


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How can you hate singing portapotties? Continue reading VIDEO FUN: THE SINGING PORTAPOTTY!

Video Fun: Dad interrogates son about smoking pot


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Strange things afoot at the Circle K.

Watch what happens when parents question their children about smoking pot. Continue reading VIDEO FUN: DAD INTERROGATES SON ABOUT SMOKING POT

Do you like candy? These are the TOP CANDIES OF ALL TIME


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How much do you like candy?

Do you go for the standard chocolate choices from Hershey’s or Mars, or are you more of a Whole Food’s or Trader Joe’s aficionado?

It may just be sugar, but whether you go for Chocolate, Fruit, Mint, or some other interesting flavor is all a personal choice.

Altoids
Altoids
Continue reading DO YOU LIKE CANDY? THESE ARE THE TOP CANDIES OF ALL TIME

Video fun: Balls on an Escalator


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Why do this?

Because you can. Continue reading VIDEO FUN: BALLS ON AN ESCALATOR

Food trends for the coming year


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Identifying food trends are a lot of fun.  You get to eat a lot, try new things.  Sometimes try old things.

You know what they say – the more things change, the more they stay the same. And we can thank hipsters for keeping us grounded in what good, old-timey food is all about.

Continue reading FOOD TRENDS FOR THE COMING YEAR

Video Fun: Non-Stop Pop by Isosine


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If you liked DJ EARWORM‘s annual end of year mashup, then why not give a listen to ISOSINE’s NONSTOP POP 2014 MASHUP too? Continue reading VIDEO FUN: NON-STOP POP BY ISOSINE

The Ten Best Chain Restaurants


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When it comes to language, the word “best” is often subjective.

What makes something the “best” when compared to everything else around it? Is your dad deserving of that “World’s Best Dad” coffee mug when compared to someone else’s father?  While likely, there is a slim chance that somewhere in the world is a different parent who actually IS the World’s Best Dad.

Continue reading THE TEN BEST CHAIN RESTAURANTS

The world’s BEST and WORST places to use the Internet


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People in the US don’t always know how good they have it compared to people in other countries.

Sure, you’ll complain about bad WiFi networks or crappy cell service, but at least you’re not trying to use the Internet while in a different country. Continue reading THE WORLD’S BEST AND WORST PLACES TO USE THE INTERNET

What is the COLOR OF THE YEAR?


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PANTONE is the guideline that every notable designer and artist uses to ensure that the colors they’ve selected will come out exactly the same in every application.

PANTONE Color Guide
PANTONE COLOR GUIDE
Continue reading WHAT IS THE COLOR OF THE YEAR?

Which is healthier – pot or alcohol?


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As more and more states move towards legalizing marijuana, it’s natural that people who may not partaken of smoking a little bit of the wacky weed may try a little bit since they wouldn’t feel like they’re doing anything illegal.

How to make Marijuana Beer
How to Make Marijuana Beer
Continue reading WHICH IS HEALTHIER — POT OR ALCOHOL?

If you’re a vegetarian, you won’t be one for much longer after reading this


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We know a few vegetarians, and a handful of vegans too.

The vegetarians? We can deal with them. The vegans are a bit more difficult when inviting over for dinner, if you’re intermingling with non-vegans at the same meal.  Sure, it can be done – you just have to be careful.

Then there are those vegan friends who are no longer vegan. While they were so adamant about sharing the vegan lifestyle with others, they weren’t quite as vocal about when they switched back to being a carnivore.  Wish we had known that before we invited them back over for a meal.

Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck
Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck
Continue reading IF YOU’RE A VEGETARIAN, YOU WON’T BE ONE FOR MUCH LONGER AFTER READING THIS

DJ Earworm : United States of Pop 2014


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You’ve waited all year for this. So here you go:

DJ Earworm : United States of Pop 2014

Featuring:

  • A Great Big World feat. Christina Aguilera – Say Something
  • Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea – Problem
  • Bastille – Pompeii
  • Dj Snake & Lil Jon – Turn Down For What
  • Hozier – Take Me to Church
  • Idina Menzel – Let It Go
  • Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX – Fancy
  • Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora – Black Widow
  • Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz – Talk Dirty
  • Jeremih feat. YG – Don’t Tell ‘Em
  • Jessie J feat. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang
  • John Legend – All Of Me
  • Katy Perry feat. Juicy J – Dark Horse
  • Lorde – Team
  • Magic! – Rude
  • Maroon 5 – Animals
  • Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
  • Nico & Vinz – Am I Wrong
  • One Direction – Story of My Life
  • Passenger – Let Her Go
  • Pharrell Williams – Happy
  • Pitbull feat. Ke$ha – Timber
  • Sam Smith – stay with me
  • Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
  • Tove Lo – Habits