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10 Hilarious Family Holiday Portraits

Every year, scores of families sit for their annual holiday portrait. Most involve a typical array of motifs: red sweaters, static poses, maybe a Santa hat or two. But others are…well, different. We’ve culled some of the best examples of Christmas spirit gone awry—from silly expressions to over-the-top outfits—courtesy of Mike Bender, founder of AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com.

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The Biggest Conspiracy Theories of 2012

If you're reading this after 12/21/12, the world hasn't ended after all. While the end of the Mayan calendar hasn't meant the end of life as we know it, it will mark the conclusion of the plague of apocalyptic millenarian predictions that have been infecting pop culture since the Y2K debacle in 1999.

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8 Awesome Movie Detectives

I’m not sure how many real life detectives have the lives that movie detectives do. In fact I would bet that most of the job is boring paperwork. However I’m sure on occasion they get some amazing cases and it’s those cases that movie detectives are probably based on. And just to not get too technical, not all the people below have the rank of detective in the movie but I couldn’t title the article best movie cops because it’s too broad. Trust me. These guys are detectives anyway.

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Top 10 Legendary Swords

Swords hold a special fascination for mankind. Earlier they were wood, then bronze and copper and then some were stainless steel and diamonds. The hilts of the swords are embellished and pass on through generations. They are named and are an inheritance. Swords and sword fighting have always had subtleties of romance associated to them. Keep reading to know which the ten legendary swords of mankind till date were.

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11 Greatest Teen Movies of All Time

Regardless of the decade, teenage years are tough to navigate. Unfortunately, they’re also unavoidable. Not only do we have to live through these years, we also have to relive them the rest of our lives through film and television. And Hollywood has turned the coming of age movie into a popular, highly successful genre, even if often stereotypical and trite. Occasionally, however, they get it right – creating a classic representation of that generation’s angst. The best teen movies usually share the same core elements: a great soundtrack, angst, earnestness, and relatable characters. It’s this combination that puts us, the viewer, right back in high school – living through the good moments as well as the bad ones. Perhaps we can’t relate to every character, but a great teen flick provides us with several character types to choose from. For instance, in the highly-popular teen comedy series MacAwesome, you have a naïve homeschooled boy, a foreign exchange student, a jock, the girl next door, and two scooter-riding oddballs.

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5 Guns That Are Too Tacticool

Guns.com’s Naughty List isn’t all that long. And when I say Guns.com, I really mean me. This is my naughty list. Most everything here has something in common; these guns are unnecessarily tactical. Not that these new iterations of traditional designs don’t have a certain appeal. They do. And they’re all fun, solid guns. But at what cost? At this time of year, when traditions abound, I’d like to stick a lump of coal in a corporate stocking or two.

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Top 10 Films Where the Villains Win

As Hollywood continuously churns out innumerable copies of films, but with different names, actors and cast, it can be difficult to find an original film where the normally, more interesting and charismatic villain succeeds in his goals, and evil triumphs over good. Here is a look at ten films where this occurs. WARNING: Spoilers. This list is essentially a list of spoilers so if you haven’t seen the films but plan on doing so, don’t read the description.

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8 College Degrees That Will Earn Your Money Back

As the cost of education continues to skyrocket and job prospects remain less than robust in a tough economy, the answer to the question, "What are you majoring in?" seems more important than ever. There’s no getting around it. Education is expensive. A four-year degree at a public university costs, on average, $37,343, while an education at a private school will set you back $121,930. While statistics show that a college degree will undoubtedly open doors and increase your earning potential, you need to choose your degree carefully to ensure you’re making a wise investment.

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Top Ten Strange Facts About Capitalism

Capitalism has been described as the private ownership of produced goods and the means of production. Generally what qualify to be capitalist in nature are things that further personal or individual interests. This can be competitive pricing of products or labor, withholding of stock to increase prices in the market by impacting demand and supply dynamics and things along these lines. Most nations today in the world are capitalist in nature. Hence the huge race to get ahead in the economy and to beat recession and to retain skilled people. Everything comes down to personal ownership and personal gain. But not all is bad about capitalism. Of course everybody is entitled to an opinion, but every concept has a flip side.

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