There's a wonderful little corner of YouTube where stoic burly men wander deep into the woods and chop down tall trees with chainsaws. There's so much to love here: the beautiful nature scenery, the slow methodical cutting, and even the technical skill it takes to get certain trees to fall right where you want them. Here's a great starting point; enjoy falling into this Internet hole.
Laina Morris shot to fame in 2012 as the "overly attached girlfriend" meme. She shares what happens before, during, and after becoming a mega-meme. Because she was always in on the joke (the look is from a comedy video about Justin Bieber), she never had to go through the "good sport" phase of some other… READ THE REST
Kraig Adams makes beautiful and soothing documentaries about his hiking alone on scenic trails, like this 70-mile hike on the Sawtooth Loop Trail in Idaho. With just a touch of quiet music underneath the nature sounds, and the occasional drone shot, these are a very relaxing way to spend an afternoon working. They're great for… READ THE REST
One of the more unexpected racial reckonings in the wake of George Floyd's killing is the collapse of Bon Appétit magazine's YouTube channel. As Jack Saint says in his terrific analysis, "This was a burgeoning giant of online video, and it just completely shit the bed because it couldn't stop being racist." As a palate-cleanser,… READ THE REST
Mid October is too early for us to start in on holiday shopping suggestions. Oh, you'll get 'em all soon enough, trust us…but with more than two months before Santa rolls into town, we're not gonna hard sell you about the holidays. However…if your shopping list may eventually include an artsy teen who's obsessed with… READ THE REST
Fidget toys are made for relieving anxiety and stress, but there's a very ephemeral quality to finding fidget toys that actually do the job. Many are just clutter on your desk or can even be just kind of annoying. But the best ones slip into your hand almost unconsciously, providing a very soothing tactility and… READ THE REST
With the announcement of the iPhone 12 just a few days ago, everybody is assessing their smartphone needs and making the big decision about upgrading. While the smartphone may be at the heart of these latest tech questions, it's probably also a good time to give your entire Apple device collection a once over and… READ THE REST