5 Companies on the Cutting Edge of Sustainable Prefab Housing

5 Prefab Companies Impacting Green Housing 1. LivingHomes LivingHomes uses a modular construction process, meaning many of a home’s components are manufactured and pre-assembled prior to the on-site build. According to the company, modular construction is less expensive than “stick-built” (or on-site) methods, and also Read More …

The Shirk Report – Volume 236

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find the 25 funniest images, 10 most interesting articles, and 5 most viral videos from the previous week of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles typically originate from Twitter, RSS and email; videos come from a Read More …

No Girls Allowed? Why ‘Fight Club’ Is For The Ladies, Too

When I was a teenager, I saw “Fight Club” for the first time. I was completely obsessed. I proudly displayed a poster with the famous carved-out bar of soap over my dorm room bed. It wasn’t because Brad Pitt was shirtless for 90 percent of Read More …

Top 10 Worst Fads

A fad refers to a fashion that becomes popular in a culture relatively quickly, but loses popularity dramatically. Some fads may come back if another generation finds out about it and gets interested in it. This is a list of the worst of them. 10. Read More …

More Americans Getting News From Mobile and Social as Print, TV Decline

  The amount of time Americans spend on mobile devices and social networking sites is accelerating rapidly — and their news consumption habits are shifting accordingly. In a Pew Research Center survey of 3,003 U.S. adults, 17% said they accessed news on cell phone or Read More …

Every Sip, Toast and Chug on ‘Mad Men’

While you’re waiting for Don Draper to sling back more old fashioneds in season six of Mad Men, here’s a way to stay entertained: watching the entire cast drink a fatal amount of alcohol in less than five minutes. Slacktory compiled every on-screen drink of Read More …

This Ridiculously Accurate Clock Could Fit Inside Your Smartphone

A team of researchers from the UCLA School of Engineering has developed an optical clock that can measure time intervals with a precision to 270 quintillionths of a second (2.7×10-16s). Not only is this one of the most precise timepieces ever built, it is also Read More …

18 National Flags Made From Food

ITALY – Basil, pasta, tomatoes These delicious flags were designed for the Sydney International Food Festival by the advertising agency WHYBINTBWA. It’s a fantastic concept that creates a nation’s flag from the food associated with the country. Now many of you will likely disagree with Read More …

The Lip Balm You’re Using Might Be Giving People Severe Rashes

An angry customerfiled a lawsuit against lip balm company Eos, or Evolution of Smooth, for false advertising and damages, after the celebrity-backed balm reportedly made thousands of peoplebreak out in painful rashes. The class-action suit was filed in California by plaintiff Rachael Cronin, who reportedly Read More …

Here Are 8 Awesome Documentaries That Actually Won’t Depress You.

As a huge fan of documentaries, I have found a recurring theme amongst all of the films I’ve watched. That theme is that they are all horrendously depressing. Most documentaries aim to tackle serious issues and with that comes a lot of weight. Sometimes, I’d Read More …