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25 of Playboy’s Worst Cover Models

Since its inception in 1953, Playboy has been the gift that keeps on giving to men around the world. However, that’s not to say that every Playboy model has been as sizzlingly attractive as Joana Krupa. In fact, sometimes Playboy sets its sights on sad, attention-starved starlets simply for the PR. Take Tara Reid, for example. Her spread will draw in many readers more interested in the train wreck than the scintillation. Similarly, sometimes Playboy snags some real hotties, but only gives us a small slither of nudity pie – not exactly what “readers” are seeking from the magazine. As 2009 draws to a close, we decided now is as appropriate of a time as ever to compile some of Playboy’s worst cover girls in the mag’s history. Of course, for the record, we’d probably still sleep with them all.

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The Origin of 7 Symbols

We see various symbols and signs every day, and maybe think ‘I know what that means, but I wonder where it came from’? Well, here’s a look at some of mankind’s more familiar symbols' origin and meaning, plus some interesting art and photography associated with them.

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10 Famous People Who Were Expelled From School

If you've got real talent and individual ambition, school might not be the best avenue to success for you. In fact, these businessmen, artists, scientists and actors were so bored with school that they were expelled, but they still made it to the top of their industries. We're not advocating that you talk back to your professors or party in the same reckless ways, but if you're discouraged by your classes, remember that misfits like you do have a place in the world.

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The Secrets Behind 5 Popular Circus Acts

Now that the animals are gone from most of the traveling circuses, the majority of the entertainment comes from professional entertainers who demonstrate extraordinary talents. While I don’t recommend running into your backyard and trying to do any of these techniques on your own (most of them are still pretty dangerous), it is interesting to learn just how some of these performances are achieved. If you do think one of these tricks sounds like something you’d like to do, there are plenty of circus and performance schools that will happy to teach you how to safely perfect these skills under the watchful eye of a professional.

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9 Great Moments in Women Beating Men at Sports

When you’re a boy, few things are worse than losing to a girl at sports. When you’re a man, the feeling doesn’t really change unless the sport is somehow sex-based. But, the times they are a-changin. Women can do stuff now, like vote and drive automobiles. It’s time guys get used to this, and desensitize themselves to losing to women.

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10 Most Corrupt College Athletic Programs

Let’s face it, our favorite college programs cheat. That thoroughbred running back who’s expected to anchor your school’s offense over the next three or four years didn’t come cheap. Sure, your school may not have been caught lately, but that’s probably because the coaches and boosters do it more discreetly than others — and kudos to them, because getting away with it isn’t always easy. According to Insider Higher Ed, almost half of all big-time college sports programs have been punished for major violations by the NCAA during the last decade. These days, even the Ivies aren’t immune to major infractions. The following programs are the most notorious repeat offenders, the blatant cheaters who always seem to have NCAA investigators breathing down their necks. This is where the phrase "lack of institutional control" becomes redundant.

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10 Easy Ways to Show Your Employees You Love Them

hile Valentine’s Day is traditionally the time to show your sweetheart how much you care, we think that employers should mark this occasion by showing their employees how much they value them. Here at Mashable, we’ve pooled our collective knowledge to bring you ten tech and social media-related ways in which you can show your employees the love, from giving them greater freedom online to actively seeking feedback on your business practices.

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7 Excellent Web Apps You Might Not Know About But Should

There are many web apps out there, but getting by free and good ones is not that easy. That is why I am sharing The7 Excellent Web Apps You Might Not Know About (But Should). Read each entry in the list and see which tool suits your needs best.

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Top 10 Fattest Criminals of All Time

This is a comprehensive list of the fattest criminals of all time, committing the fattest crimes, and somehow being nailed because they're so fat. There's no pity for these people because they're a menace to society. From the woman who sat on her boyfriend and killed him, the 600 pound man who scammed restaurants for years and the violent pothead who shot his mother over a burger from Rally's, here are the fattest criminals who have ever used their weight as their power (and/or weakness) in the history of fat criminals.

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10 Super Annoying But Important Alarms

Have you ever wondered who creates those irritating alarms we all hear? Sometimes those alarms warn us of impending danger or just wake us up in the morning. Then there are those that you just wonder why in the world they were created.

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