A TED-Ed Lesson Debunking Common Misconceptions of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Common misconceptions about obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are debunked in an animated video companion to a TED-Ed lesson on the subject by Dr. Natascha M. Santos. The video explains how OCD is not just a set of meticulous grooming and cleaning quirks, but instead is a serious, debilitating psychiatric condition that plagues sufferers with intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviors to soothe those worries. People affected by OCD often have little or no control over their obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors, both of which can get in the way of a patient’s social life, career, and schooling.

BeerMenus, A Smartphone App That Notifies Beer Lovers Where Their Favorite Brews Are Being Served or Sold


BeerMenus is a convenient and free iPhone app (an Android version is in the works) that allows users to be notified when their favorite beer (or a beer they want to try) is being served or sold nearby.

Find places selling beers you love or want to try, and browse up-to-date beer menus for bars, restaurants, and beer stores nearby.

• Follow beers to get notified when they become available nearby.
• Follow places to get notified when they change their beer menu.
• Log the beers you drink to keep track of and easily find your favorites.
• Find places selling beers you love or want to try.
• Browse up-to-date beer menus.

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A Group of Dog Moms Compete for the Saddest Rescue Story at a Doggy Daycare on ‘Inside Amy Schumer’

A group of dog moms dropping off their beloved rescue pups at a daycare one-up each other in an escalation of sob stories and martyrdom in a hilarious clip from Inside Amy Schumer featuring Maeve Higgins and Rachel Dratch.

100 Years of American Cocktails Shown Decade by Decade in a Two-Minute Time-Lapse

In this two-minute time-lapse video by Mode Glam, expert bartender Adam Delany of Tradition in San Francisco prepares up a century’s worth of American cocktails, decade by decade while dressed in the attire of the times.

Our MODE bartender, Adam Delaney is journeying through time with a specialty cocktail to mark each decade. He covers everything, from a 1920s champagne cocktail, to a Sex and the City-worthy Cosmopolitan, to the ubiquitous Old Fashioned. We’ll drink to that!

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An Animation Reveals What It Would Be Like if Movie Characters Said the Things Their Actors Tweeted in Real Life

An animated sketch by CollegeHumor reveals what it would be like if movie characters said the things their actors tweeted. The video features strange tweets by Russell Crowe, Tom Cruise, the cast of The Fast & the Furious, and more.

A Up-Close Look at What It’s Like to Photograph a NASCAR Race

YouTube user misterding was captured on video in 2009 as they photographed the LifeLock 400 NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway. In a second video from misterding’s point of view, photographers duck away from the hole in the fence to avoid asphalt as cars zoom past.

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‘Ô les mains’, An Unsettling Photo Series of Models Posed With Hands Fused to Their Bodies in Unexpected Places

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Ô les mains is a photo series by multimedia artist Babak Hosseiny and photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte (previously) featuring models posed with hands fused to their bodies in unexpected places. In the project statement, the opening line from On Certainty by Ludwig Wittgenstein is listed as the inspiration: “If you do know that here is one hand, we’ll grant you all the rest.”

The original idea for this project was conceived around a decade ago after reading this philosophical statement by Wittgenstein. From this point onwards Babak Hosseiny imagined a series of drawings of situations where hands are no longer only hands, but become the physical embodiments of the obstacles, wishes or fears of the individual.

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photos by Babak Hosseiny and Jeffrey Vanhoutte

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An Incredibly Calm Man Unboxes Air Jordan XI Retro Legend Blue Sneakers

Brad Hall has posted an incredibly calm unboxing video showing off a new pair of Air Jordan XI Retro Legend Blue sneakers. The video also features Hall pretending to put the shoes on and walk in them after admitting he won’t be wearing the sneakers, but would like to be buried in them.

Hall has also reviewed two other pairs of Air Jordan sneakers in a similar fashion on his recently launched YouTube channel.

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