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The Top 10 Most Controversial Action Figures of the Modern Era
Poe Ghostal here. The recent kerfuffle over NECA's Django Unchained figures is just the latest in a long line of controversies surrounding little plastic people. Action figures have been causing controversies almost as long as they've been around, so I decided to do a little digging to find some of the more notable examples. For the purposes of this article, my criteria for a figure being truly "controversial" was that I could track down at least one legitimate news article about someone being upset about a toy. So while legend has it that parents were horrified by Kenner's 1979 Alien figure, I was unable to find any articles on the topic - hence its absence from this list.
15 iPad Apps You Should Download Today
The iPad’s got a big screen, zippy performance and a decent web browser — but its real potential lies in the thousands of apps — more than 3,000 already — that use that hardware in new and interesting ways. But as significant of an advancement as the iPad may be compared to its smaller predecessors, one major problem remains: The App Store is still a cluttered mess, and iPad apps only add to the pile. Furthermore, iPad apps are generally more expensive than iPhone or iPod Touch apps. A few downloads could quickly drive your iTunes bill to the triple-digit range. Just which iPad apps are worth the splurge? After scouting the store and obsessively testing apps for days, we’ve dug up 15 gems that we believe are the best among the early birds, based on criteria of innovation, fun factor, value and quality interface design. We’ve split them up into three categories: productivity, media and games.
10 Things Created Over a Couple of Beers
After a few beers at the bar, even the most ridiculous ideas start to seem like The One That Will Make Millions. Sometimes, though, those ideas actually pan out. Here are a few reasons to take your next tipsy brainstorming session a little more seriously.
6 Crazy-Adorable Grandparent Reactions To Things Young People Like
Old age — it's inevitable. But just because you're finally able to order off the senior menu at IHOP doesn't mean you have to lose your zest for life. Au contraire! Here, six truly awesome videos of seniors reacting to foreign, weird, and puzzling things young people like, guaranteed to zap warm fuzzy feelings into even the iciest of hearts.
The Top 10 Athletes With the Most Illegitimate Children
Growing up, it seemed like the popular jocks and slutty tuba player with low self-esteem and a steady supply of butterscotch-flavored contraceptives always ditched health class during “Sexual Awareness Week.” Sure, the band geek didn’t miss anything that could help her stave off the last call vultures at her Tuesday night Burbank Community Center speed dating session, but some of the athletes could have used the life lessons. Here are the 10 biggest birth bandits who made it to the pros without passing go, collecting $200, or ever purchasing a condom.
Auto Company Emblems: 5 Facts & Myths
The careful selection of a catchy, memorable design – and the care and foresight with which it evolves over the years – is important for every kind of company. However, the passion with which some people approach cars makes their emblem design more crucial. To separate fact from fiction concerning in the history of famous car companies, let’s take a closer look at a few iconic brands that have stood the test of time.
5 Species You Won't Believe Are Related
Imagine you're an animal attending your evolutionary family reunion (just pretend that's a thing for the sake of this article intro, OK?). You might be surprised to find out how remarkably similar it is to your last family reunion: You spend the day trying to avoid "that guy" that no one wants to admit you really are related to, while the rest of your relatives randomly eat, fight or hump each other. Here are five (more) of those "that guy" relations in the animal kingdom that prove evolution just likes to mess with us.
7 Signs You Have Terrible People Skills
As your career progresses one of your goals is to ensure that your "hard" skills -- tangible, teachable skills and abilities that allow you to perform your job -- are up to snuff. But in your effort to hone your hard skills, don't ignore your "soft" skills. Soft skills, sometimes called "people skills" or "emotional intelligence," are less tangible qualities that determine how you manage your own behavior, as well as interact with and get along with others. While soft skills are more difficult to measure than hard skills, they are just as important when it comes to job prospects and advancement.
10 Surprising Stats On Women In The Workplace
While there is no doubt that women have come a long way from the discrimination and struggles they faced in the previous century when it came to getting an education and finding a job, the sad reality is that when you look at the hard facts, there is still a fair amount of inequality when it comes to women's role in the working world. Whether you're a working woman yourself or just want to help support the rights of women, these facts are a surefire wake-up call that women still don't always get a fair shake when it comes to getting paid, attaining promotions, or entering certain fields. Take a moment to read through these ten eye-opening stats to see where women really are in the working world and get some inspiration to see where changes need to be made and where advancements can be lauded for this generation and the next.
10 Fatal Flaws of the Modern Day Office
As the economy changes and more Americans are starting to juggle multiple jobs and work from home, questions are being raised about the necessity and effectiveness of today's offices. Are we really even productive at work? Here we'll exam 10 fatal flaws of the modern-day office, and how working from home, or just revamping office culture by minimizing meetings and introducing things like recharge activities and no-talk afternoons, may help us all get more done.