Every time you feel as though life has dealt you something raw, take a moment to thank the cosmic forces that you weren't born as someone living here.
Santa isn't all sugar plums and presents. At least these 18 aren't.
So here's a surfing video to get you absolutely terrified of surfing...
There's a certain romantic notion about street chess.
Sit back, relax and enjoy some of these cooler videos from 2014.
Obviously, it's quite impossible to accurately predict an avalanche. But that doesn't mean there aren't people out there trying to do it. And their work is probably saving lives.
2014 was an odd year for music - in my opinion, there was no good narrative to define what music gave us. It was all over the board, with decent music released, but nothing earth shattering. There seemed to be a collective tiredness, with the inevitable realization that physical music is going to completely disappear in the next 5 years or so. But I'm probably wrong - and this trove of music-related articles from throughout the year probably disproves my point.
A timeline of banned books throughout history - one of the stupidest things a society can do.
It's frightening to think what some people are capable of when given a little bit of power over other people. You can only hope government officials will seek the advice of experts when making policy; it seems from these stories from 2014 it doesn't happen as often as it should.
What it's like to work at Amazon during the holidays. I guess...wish there was a little more detail.