The Melbourne Cup: Why Australia shuts down to watch a horse race

The race that stops a nation.Image: Getty Images MELBOURNE — No sporting event grips Australia quite like the Melbourne Cup, the race that stops a nation. On the first Tuesday of November, the country quite literally shuts down to watch the finest thoroughbreds from Australia Read More …

Clothes Horse Wants to Help You Find Clothes That Fit

Name: Clothes Horse Quick Pitch: An embeddable widget that helps shoppers pick the right clothing size. Genius Idea: Bolsters shopper confidence, driving an increase in sales. Between 15% and 40% of clothing ordered online is returned, according to various retail reports, and poor fit is Read More …

Watch A Video Of A Sexy Nun Licking A Gun Made Of Holy Water

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=7-BvkxXuacc. This is the same shop that got sued last year by Lady Gaga over their “Baby Gaga” breast milk ice cream. From creator Matt O’Connor on the Ice Creamists blog: “Depending on your perspective we are either scraping the bottom of Read More …

Why “It” Bags So Aren’t Worth The Money

View this image › blogger.com Celine bags that probably cost around $2,500. Do you have a style question for Amy? Writer her at amy.odell@buzzfeed.com. I’m in the market for a new spring bag and I’m thinking a Proenza Schouler style — or are their bags Read More …

10 Really Weird Inspirations For Beloved Popular Songs

Inspiration for a hit song can come from anywhere. A well-written hook can go a long way towards making a song about visiting relatives or basic navigation for first-graders into a hit, and even tunes with topics as relatable as being a famous person and Read More …

4 Ways to Stop Online Tracking

Online targeting for advertising is becoming more sophisticated. For instance, Facebook is currently testing Facebook Exchange, which lets Facebook approved partners show you ads for products that you almost bought on their websites — the moment you return to Facebook. This type of advertising can Read More …

For The Hardworking Folk Of Davos, The Swiss Franc Is The Real Star

Despite making everything in Switzerland about 15% more expensive, the Swiss National Bank’s decision to lift its cap on the value of the country’s currency has given many at the World Economic Forum a reason to smile. And to speculate. View this image › Ruben Read More …

How to Choose an Online Video Platform

Men, women, kids and teens consume videos online at an ever increasing rate and thankfully, marketers are thirsty for even more opportunities to get in front of the resulting eyeballs via video advertising. If you are publisher that is still early in the stages of Read More …

How to Ensure Your Subscribers See Images in Emails

We live in such a visual world where images and videos are seemingly everywhere. And consumers expect to see images in your email creative. Moreover, with the popularity of reading email on mobile devices that are fully equipped to render HYML, the audience who requires Read More …

Dubstep Commercials Suck

If you’ve been watching TV or the Internet over the past few years, then you’ve witnessed the once uber-hipster and original music genre of Dubstep creep more and more into the mainstream. Now, it’s nearly impossible to watch a commercial break without one of the adverts Read More …