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What It Takes to Keep Your Cool

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 06.27.2014 | 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...

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #48, He's Cool

Bernard Whitman | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

Honestly, can you name another head of state as cool as Barack Obama? Obama's the cool dude in school you brag to your friends about.

An Appreciation of Neil Armstrong: The Coolest. Dude. Ever.

Mark W. Schleisner | Posted 11.06.2012 | Science
Mark W. Schleisner

In the history of humankind, only one person has a bio that includes "first on the moon": Neil Armstrong. And was he ever the right person for the job!

PHOTOS: Is This The Most Hipster Festival In History?

Zach Dean | Posted 10.30.2012 | San Francisco
Zach Dean

I caught the final United States stopover on the inter continental Gentlemen of the Road tour last Saturday in Monterey. What's a stopover, you may...

I Want My Cool Back

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 10.21.2012 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

I want her to know that I was not always a middle-aged mom with over-processed hair and fluctuating hormones. I want her to know that her Dad did not always have goofy dance moves.

The Death of American Cool

Richey Piiparinen | Posted 09.30.2012 | Home
Richey Piiparinen

American "cool" has been trending from a point of distinction into a sea of non-descriptiveness for some time. You know: Miles Davis meets Kim Kardashian, and the birth of cool mopes into the death of cool. And we only have ourselves to thank for it.

Guy Talk: Stay Cool This Summer!

Blake Henderson | Posted 09.19.2012 | Comedy
Blake Henderson

Guy Talk is a new column just for you dudes out there. There are tons of articles floating around that cater to the ladies, but I'm putting an end to that! Read on, and learn the ways of being an awesome, chill male in the 21st century.

The Secret of Coolness Revealed

Ilan Dar-Nimrod | Posted 08.17.2012 | Science
Ilan Dar-Nimrod

We have brought back James Dean to our current days' cool. I could breathe freely again. Cancel my tattoos' removal appointment. Light another smoke.