‘Cowboys literally exist!’ Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss on why he loves Texas crowds

Comedian Daniel Sloss hasn’t reached the level of celebrity at which he’s recognized on the streets of Houston — yet. But whether or not Texans can identify the 31-year-old Scotsman from his critically acclaimed standup specials “X,” “Dark” and “Jigsaw,” his double-digit appearances on Conan O’Brien’s talk show or his hundreds of performances around the U.S. and worldwide, they tend to be delighted to meet Sloss, anyway. Mostly because of his accent.

A Comprehensive History of Porn

The year was 1993: Bill Clinton had just been elected president, Tag Team's "Whoomp! (There It Is)" was climbing to the top of the charts, and the CD-ROM (compact disc read-only memory) had barely hit the market when a company called Interotica released the very first interactive porn CD-ROM. The adult game, called "Nightwatch Interactive," let players control a voyeuristic security guard who could navigate between TV monitors to peep on sexy scenes unfolding around the building.

Best and Worst IKEA Food Products, According to Experts

As IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad once quipped: “It’s difficult to do business on an empty stomach.” It’s the pearl of wisdom that inspired Kamprad to add a cafeteria-style restaurant at the first IKEA furniture store in Älmhult, Sweden back in 1960. These self-service cafeterias served up traditional simple, Swedish fare at low prices, reflecting the IKEA philosophy of functional-and-affordable furniture.

The Untold Truth of Fast Food Playgrounds

Once upon a time, way back in the '90s, the iPad hadn't been invented yet, Boy Meets World was still on the air, and interior playgrounds at fast food restaurants weren't regarded as foul dens of germs and discarded heroine needles. During this magical age, children frolicked in ball pits and slid down slides in the playscapes of restaurants like McDonald's and Burger King. Meanwhile, their parents chatted nearby, knowing their kids were fenced in and playing someplace "safe."

What you don't know about McDonald's Egg McMuffin

On a Tuesday in October 2015, McDonald's made a move that would change the course of culinary history forever. Before that fateful day, the hangry and hungover would have to scramble out of bed and speed to their nearest McDonald's. For you see, there was once a time when McDonald's stopped selling their prized Egg McMuffins at exactly 10:30 a.m. every day. Millions would miss this draconian deadline, and head home, empty-handed or worse — with some miserable non-breakfasty alternative, like the Filet-o-Fish.

9 Portable Coffee Makers for Road Trips, Glamping and Travel

A billion lifetimes ago before the COVID-19 pandemic, I used to hop from country to country, working remotely as a writer while lugging around all of my earthly possessions in my backpack. Since backpack space was limited, I only brought the essentials: a few items of clothing, a toothbrush, a ukulele and — of course — my trusty AeroPress travel coffee press. Like any dedicated (read: neurotic) coffee drinker, I wasn’t willing to risk the possibility that my Airbnb might not have a working French Press. And so, from Lisbon to Phnom Penh to Guadalajara, I could count on one thing to remain consistent: my morning cup of coffee.

8 of Our Favorite BIPOC Artists and Makers

It would be remiss to write a blog highlighting the work of BIPOC artists without taking a moment to reflect on the events and conversations of the year. Propelled by the momentum of protests following the horrific deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks, and Dominique “Rem’mie” Fell, the world is protesting, watching, listening, trying, speaking out, making mistakes, and — hopefully — changing.

Macronutrients, to count or not to count?

From baby food to juice cleanses, diet trends rise and fall with time and scientific advancement. But while many nutrition fads have been discredited or forgotten, others have withstood the test of time and nutrition science scrutiny. Counting macros (short for “macronutrients”) is a nutritional strategy long favored by bodybuilders that has recently gained mainstream popularity.

The Best Alternatives to Apple AirPods

Remember when we had to stifle giggles at the sight of someone talking on a pair of wireless earbuds? Well, technology has advanced quite a bit since the first bluetooth headphones hit the market in 2004, and now, no one will mistake you for a crazy person conversing with thin air when you’re talking into a pair of Bluetooth buds. In fact, if those headphones happen to be a brand-new pair of Apple AirPods, they might even be a little envious.

Groupon Guide: Williamsburg's City Reliquary

After moving into his ground-floor apartment at Havemeyer and Grand Streets in Williamsburg, Dave Herman discovered himself amid a neighborhood in transition. Condos and high-rise apartment buildings were sprouting up in once barren lots; abandoned storefronts were transforming into upscale restaurants, cocktail bars, and yoga studios. Young creative types flocked to the area in droves. They set up loft spaces in the abandoned factories next to the homes of the established Hasidic and Hispanic communities.

How to Get Sephora on Sale and Feed Your Beauty Addiction for Less

For card-carrying beauty fanatics like us, wandering around Sephora can feel like we’ve been unleashed in a candy store. A glittery, shimmery, shiny, very expensive candy store. As much as we love Sephora (and candy), we also like saving money. That’s why the RetailMeNot team has spent countless hours scouring the Sephora sale section and researching topics like scoring free makeup samples and saving money at Sephora.
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