This Is How Marketing Works, And It's Devastating

I really wonder about how much money actually goes into the package design and all of that when they wrap products like these in colors and designs that appeal to both children and adults. It’s genius. Dark, horrible genius.

I Hate Advertising, Except When It's Done Like This

I’m not crying. I’ve just got something in my eye, like a tree or a branch or these women being awesome or something.

10 Old Timey Quack Remedies That Inspired The FDA

Ah, the good old days, when there were no government agencies regulating what you could and couldn’t sell as a medical miracle. The 1800s were a time when people knew enough about medicine and the human body to be dangerous—and enough about capitalism to be Read More …

The Difference Between Bikini Models And Beautiful Women

When you put these pictures together, it’s easy to get a sense of what the advertisers are trying to sell. The Victoria’s Secret ad focuses on an airbrushed fantasy world where every single woman has the same height, weight, and personality. In short, it looks Read More …

10 Horrifying Effects Of Foodborne Illnesses

Swallow. Do you feel a slight tickle at the back of your throat, a barely perceptible ache in your neck? Is your forehead just a little warmer than usual? Sure? Check again. Now take a deep breath, and try not to think about the weird Read More …

10 Horrible Cases Of Medical Malpractice

Doctors have often been seen as some of the smartest members of society, and with good reason. It takes years of training, constant retraining, and a lot more than just book smarts to be a good doctor. But they are still human, and humans are Read More …

Top 10 Diet Pills

With the New Year having arrived, people have started thinking about resolutions and weight loss is one of the most common. These are some popular diet pills, which (supposedly) provide easy, fast, and guaranteed weight loss. If you are interested in chemical free approaches to Read More …

The Brutally Honest Coca-Cola Commercial You'll Never See On The Air

Truth in advertising may be off the table, but at least truth in fake advertising is alive and well.

Watch The Video That Coca-Cola And McDonald's Hope You Never See

Anna Lappé is an author and activist. Her TEDx talk will open your eyes about what the food industry gets away with. Some highlights: 1:14 How her daughter’s obsession with one particular person made her realize what was happening. 2:20 Can you guess how much Read More …

See Why We Have A Completely Dumb Standard Of Beauty In Just 7 Images

The images of “pretty” we see in the world are maddening, especially when you see how they are created. Living in a world where we have to question everything we see doesn’t sound super fun, ya know? It’s kinda small, but the GIF above reads, Read More …