History tells us that nothing has ever been made less creepy by introducing dolls into the mix, but that's not stopping The Inn at Little Washington, D.C.'s only 3-Star Michelin restaurant. In an attempt to comfort shell shocked diners returning to their half-capacity restaurant after shelter-in-place is lifted, they've decided to fill the void with mannequins. You know, to make it less weird. They're partnering with a local theater company to build the sets and servers are being instructed to pour wine for the mannequins and ask them how their night is going. Chances of animatronics appear low, but all the same, I salute this melding of a fine dining experience coupled with tourist attraction flourish.
Richard Simmons gave his heart to the world. It was no small feat to be an energetic & effeminate fitness celebrity in the homophobic '80s, and yet he still rose to prominence and encouraged self respect at every size many years before it was cool. Richard's videos didn't just have us grapevining for our lives,… READ THE REST
Over at Wired, Medea Giordano has brought her insightful eye as a photographer and a writer to the new Polaroid 600 Barbie Throwback camera, a retro take on the classic camera with all the Barbie flourishes you'd expect. But according to Giordano, the seemingly-novelty nature of the camera is tertiary to the fact that … it… READ THE REST
The world is full of sad, maddening horseshit, right now. So, it's important that we latch on to any rays of light that can be found. In Calgary, Canada, firefighters are doing what they can to ensure that kids and elderly folks who are forced to celebrate their birthdays in a time of turmoil, have… READ THE REST
For almost 30 years, if you ever thought about learning a foreign language online, one name would always come to mind: Rosetta Stone. As one of the pioneers in the field, the Rosetta Stone software has become virtually synonymous with language learning. And with years of innovation under its belt in assembling a world-class language… READ THE REST
We've come a long way, haven't we, civilization? In ancient times, we used to measure everything from weight to distance with the most rudimentary of instruments. A stone was literally how much a particular stone weighed as a unit of measurement. And a foot was…yeah, a foot. Put enough heel-to-toe paces together and you knew… READ THE REST
Right now, almost half of all the websites that exist use a .com domain name. This makes it incredibly hard to find a domain name that hasn't already been taken, and if you already named and registered your company then you may be in for a really tough road ahead. Say you started a line of… READ THE REST