The Week's editor James Harbeck, who happens to be a linguist as well, provides phonetic descriptions of seven annoying sounds that teenagers make.
Ruby Holt spent the majority of her life on a farm in Tennessee, but just before her 101st birthday she finally got to go to the beach.
After discovering she had never been, two employees at her assisted living center applied for a grant through a charity organization called Wish of a Lifetime, which funded her entire trip to the Alabama coast on the Gulf of Mexico.
What did she think after taking a stroll on the sand and putting her feet in the water?
Talk about a "Series of Unfortunate Events."
Daniel Handler, author of the Lemony Snicket children's books, decided to try out some extremely racist jokes while hosting the 2014 National Book Awards this week. (You can watch the cringeworthy video here.)
He made the controversial remarks after Jacqueline Woodson, who is black, won an award for her book "Brown Girl Dreaming."
"I told you! I told Jacqueline she was going to win," he said. "And I said that if she won, I'd would tell all of you something I learned about her this summer, which is that Jacqueline Woodson is allergic to watermelon. Just let that sink into your mind."
And then he made things even more uncomfortable.
"I said, 'You have to put that into a book.' And she said, 'You put it into a book.' And I said, 'I'm only writing a book about a black girl who is allergic to watermelon if I get a blurb from you, Cornel West, Toni Morrison and Barack Obama saying, 'This guy's OK. This guy is fine.'"
He has apologized twice on Twitter since the debacle. And in the latest apology, he is trying to make up for his faux pas by putting some money towards a charity called We Need Diverse Books, "a grassroots organization dedicated to advocating and supporting non-majority narratives."
My remarks on Wednesday night at #NBAwards were monstrously inappropriate and yes, racist. -DH [1/4]— Daniel Handler (@DanielHandler) November 21, 2014
It would be heartbreaking for the #NBAwards conversation to focus on my behavior instead of great books. So can we do this? -DH [2/4]— Daniel Handler (@DanielHandler) November 21, 2014
Brown Girl Dreaming is an amazing novel and we need more voices like Jacqueline Woodson. -DH [4/4]— Daniel Handler (@DanielHandler) November 21, 2014
Michelle Obama has spent a great deal of her time as First Lady promoting healthy eating. The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, which was signed into law in 2010, allocated funding to provide more nutritious foods in schools and established new USDA guidelines.
And to thank her for her efforts, the kids are complaining.
Students across the country are posting pictures of the very unappetizing school lunches on Twitter with the hashtag "#ThanksMichelleObama." The trend seems to have re-emerged, as kids were doing this back in April of this year as well.
Healthy as they may be - some of the pictures posted on Twitter are pretty horrid looking.
It also seems to have morphed into a bit of a meme with everyone jumping in to share their "lunch."
Time to change those passwords again!
In a move to pressure game companies to update their servers and prevent cyberattacks, a hacker group named DerpTrolling has posted thousands of usernames and passwords from PSN, 2K Games and Windows Live.
"Dear Internet, the following is a very small portion of Lord Gaben and the rest of his crews glorious raids across the high seas of the Internet," the group said.
The document they released contains info on 2,131 PSN users, 1,473 Windows Live users and 2,000 2K Game Studios users, but they say they have access to alot more data (around 7 million usernames and passwords) which has not been leaked… yet.
The group also claimed resposibility for a DDoS attack on Blizzard's "World of Warcraft" servers last weekend.