Forget postal workers. In the coming decades, I predict that Internet Content Reviewer will become the job synonymous with massive, homicidal mental breakdowns. For $8-to-$12 an hour, these workers review images and videos flagged for questionable content on social media sites. Kids sign on thinking they'll get paid to look at porn all day, and quickly find themselves in way, way over their heads. Counseling is part of the standard benefits package.
The French baguette is now under UNESCO safeguarding as an item of "intangible cultural heritage." The bread is joined by a number of other global foods, traditions, and crafts. From this year's additions to the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list: READ THE REST
Many, many years ago I wanted a vanity license plate for my vintage International Travelall. As I remember it, the first one I tried for, WAGESLV, got rejected right away. But the second one, BORACHA (a take on the Spanish slang for drunkard: borracho), went through. I forget what story I told the DMV about… READ THE REST
As soon as I finished listening to this, I printed out a screenshot of the YouTube embed and slid it into the final volume of my Britannia Great Books of the Western World collection, to take its rightful place as the only notable human literary-aesthetic expression since Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. Via: READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Commuting is kind of the pits. There's no good way to sit in traffic or on an unsafe bus (and helicopters are out of the option, even if you're filthy rich.) If only there… READ THE REST
It can feel unbearable to go outside when it's cold unless you have the proper gear to withstand chilly temperatures. Your average coat might not cut it unless you're willing to shell out hundreds for a down feather piece. Alternatively, a heated jacket can use electricity to keep you toasty, and all you need is a power… READ THE REST