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Lies Lies Lies

Mimi Raad | Posted 11.13.2014 | Style
Mimi Raad

My day-long experiment in truth telling, failed. It made me and the people around me miserable. Masking the tough truth with kind words and finding a nicer way to say unpleasant things is much easier to say and accept.

The Art Of Being Cool: How We Define It And Why It's Stupid

Sophie Bramnick | Posted 11.11.2014 | Teen
Sophie Bramnick

We shouldn't let anyone dictate what we like because our coolness compasses, like our moral compasses, come from within. Do what you love and don't let anyone tell you it's lame.

(Still) Daring To Be Different In Dr. Martens

Sophia Stuart | Posted 10.27.2014 | Women
Sophia Stuart

My desire for Dr. Martens was, of course, a yearning to grow up; or, more accurately, to reach 19 and stay there forever.

Do You Want to Be Cool?

Jordan Dansky | Posted 12.06.2014 | College
Jordan Dansky

Growing up, it seems that everyone just wants to be cool, but no one wants to say so. We inherently want to fit in, because at the end of the day, we ...

The Transformation of Justin Bieber From a White Youth to a Black Man

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 12.02.2014 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

Because many whites feel that US society is now "post racial," enabling them to "get their black on" without a physical presence in the black community, white label executives package black culture and style through white artists without the burdens of racial disadvantage.

YouTube Star Shane Dawson Brings Cool To Feature Film

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.29.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

YouTube star and director Shane Dawson stopped by What's Trending to talk about everything from hashtags and Snapchat to his new movie, Not Cool. T...

What Happens When Broadway Collides With Experimental Underground Nightlife?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.21.2014 | Gay Voices

Earlier this summer, we brought you the news of a new party in New York City that aimed to merge tomorrow's biggest Broadway stars with some of the mo...

What It Takes to Keep Your Cool

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 08.26.2014 | College
Aryanna Prasad

I looked forward to the day when I could finally say I knew what it takes to be cool. I couldn't fathom it would be something that would disappoint me. That maybe I wouldn't want to be cool. But I don't. I can't.

This NYC Party Is Merging Today's Downtown Stars With Tomorrow's Broadway Stars

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.18.2014 | Gay Voices

A new party is slated to hit NYC tomorrow that will merge tomorrow's biggest Broadway stars with some of the most prolific individuals engaged in down...

The Real Reason Hipsters Love PBR

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 05.29.2014 | Business

Researchers have figured out (finally!) what makes a run-of-the-mill beer like Pabst Blue Ribbon become so improbably cool. In a new study publishe...

6 Things to Do With Peeps Besides Eating Them

The Stir | Posted 04.11.2014 | Weird News

We've gathered up 6 of our favorite non-edible ideas for using this beloved candy treat. Some are hilarious, some are outrageous, others might be just...

Smithsonian Officially Investigates What It Means To Be 'Cool'

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Flashback to a 1940s jazz club. A saxophonist performs on stage wearing his sunglasses at night. "I'm cool," he says, relaxed in t...

The Essence of Cool

Anuraag Girdhar | Posted 04.05.2014 | College
Anuraag Girdhar

Disclaimer: This article is for humorous purposes only. That being said, any resemblance to the opinions or ideologies of real persons, living or dead...

Happy Hipmunk Thanksgivukkah

Ondi Timoner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

In this week's ATD episode in our Pivot series, we sit down with Hipmunk co-founders Goldstein and Huffman to discover how they grappled with getting their travel platform off the ground.

My Relentless Pursuit Of 'Cool'

Tom Cramer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I believe that some of what follows may be universal, and some of what follows undoubtedly was shaped by my own life experience. I am eternally grateful to have grown up in a loving family in a middle class suburb on the southwest side of Chicago in the 1970s.

Incredible Multimedia Dance Performance Wows Olympic Committee

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.16.2013 | Arts

Fuma-Kai is an incredible performance by Japanese multimedia dance and martial arts troupe, Enra, directed by Nobuyuki Hanabusa. It was shown at the I...

AGENDA: Key Snaps From The LBC!

Marlon Regis | Posted 09.29.2013 | Style
Marlon Regis

ts expansiveness, acute organization and the enthusiasm from the buyers, booth & brand reps and all those invited to attend, was nothing short of overwhelming.

Today It's Zynga, Tomorrow It's You: Why 'Cool' Isn't Enough

Dov Seidman | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
Dov Seidman

A nap nook won't give people a deep sense of inspiration or commitment. Cool is not equivalent to loyal, and this arms race of out-"cool"-ing the competition isn't an enduring answer. A treehouse is a great place to retreat to, but it doesn't inspire people.

Magical 4th of July Surprise Flag Cake

Elissa Bernstein | Posted 09.01.2013 | Taste
Elissa Bernstein

Switch up your Fourth of July dessert routine with this magical cake.

A Vegetarian Butcher Makes a Case for Wheat Meat

Liza de Guia | Posted 06.10.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

"Seitan isn't a meat replacement, it's a food stuff in its own right," say the seitan specialists behind Monk's Meats, which produces between 100 to 150 pounds of seitan a day.

'Nordic Cool Power in Washington': What the Nordics Teach About Nation Branding

András Simonyi | Posted 04.25.2013 | World
András Simonyi

2013-02-04-CTRlogo.jpgClearly, what is unique about the Nordics is not just their cultural appeal, but also their successful 'nation branding' efforts underpinned by strong attention to both soft and hard power.

The Best of Channel Surfing on YouTube: Week of February 4, 2013

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.07.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Each Monday on Channel Surfing, What's Trending quickly flips through the best of what's happening around YouTube and serves it up for your viewing pleasure.

The Best 2013 Super Bowl Ads Compilation (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.03.2013 | Sports
Shira Lazar

More and more brands are putting their biggest Super Bowl ads up on YouTube before the big game is even played. What's Trending has gone around and found all the hottest, must-see Super Bowl 47 commercials and put them all together in one massive compilation.

Every Skittle Lovers Fantasy Machine

Posted 11.06.2012 | Small Business

Do you absolutely and utterly loathe orange skittles? Have you spent hours of your life sifting through bags of the colorful candy to find that Skittl...

RIP Nyan Cat: A Musical Tribute by Keyboard Cat

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.03.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Courtesy of What's Trending, YouTube's famous Keyboard Cat pays a chill, musical tribute to Marty the cat -- the inspiration behind the wildly famo...