Clarinet-Playing Pole Dancer Has A New Christmas Video; You're Welcome

He's in boxers! He's in a sleigh! He's got a wind instrument that he knows how to use with rudimentary skill! He's Paul Groslouis and he's the internet's christmas present to you. My suggestion? Watch this on a loop at the end of a long night. It beats a creepy whispering video any day. Am I right? (I'm right.) » 12/17/14 6:40pm Today 6:40pm

Gifts for the Avowed Hoarder in Your Life

Hoarding's been having a wild time as of late. Not content merely to make a name for itself by providing the basis for several award-winning and delight-inducing shows — did you see the one with the CATS — hoarding's ditched its previous DSM classification and has burst, debris flying everywhere and smelling faintly… » 12/17/14 5:40pm Today 5:40pm

Study: Women Are More Empathetic Toward Their Partner Than Men

In terrible, not particularly shocking news for heterosexual women worldwide, Griffith University and the University of Queensland in Australia just announced research demonstrating that women have more empathy in relationships than men. (By the way, I think we can all agree that every great scientific finding begins… » 12/17/14 5:20pm Today 5:20pm

Marco Rubio Reacts to Cuba News By Picking a Fight With the Pope

Today President Obama announced that the United States and Cuba will be reestablishing diplomatic relations and easing economic and travel restrictions that date back to the Cold War. The announcement comes after over a year of secret talks between the two countries that even included help from Cool Pope Francis.… » 12/17/14 5:00pm Today 5:00pm

Angelina's Cleopatra Catastrophe: The Other Side of Sony's Jobs Disaster

Among the biggest stories coming from Sony's hacking crisis, the botched attempt to make a Steve Jobs movie stands out, revealing an ugly relationship between top Sony Pictures exec Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin. We've now found emails that tell the other side of the story. » 12/17/14 4:30pm Today 4:30pm

Jenny Slate Singing 'Landslide' as Marcel the Shell Is Delightful 

This one doesn't need much wind-up from me: it's Jenny Slate singing a tiny snatch of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide" in her Marcel the Shell voice. It's beautiful. It's an instant classic. Please consider this my official request for an album of Marcel the Shell covering the pop hits of yesterday and today. » 12/17/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

This Week in Tabloids: Taylor Swift & Karlie Kloss in Super Sexy Love

Welcome to Midweek Madness, in which a goat wearing novelty sunglasses climbs to the top of the Empire State Building and whispers "CELEBRITY" before plummeting down to the ground. This week, Miley Cyrus made her wedding rings out of rolling papers; Kendall Jenner is getting ready to play The Most Dangerous Game;… » 12/17/14 3:45pm Today 3:45pm

The 10 Best And 10 Worst Science Fiction And Fantasy Movies Of 2014

This was a weird year for movies. The box office was weak, but also, most films didn't deserve love or hate. They were just... okay. But the genre movies that did stand out were either brilliant experiments, or horrible misfires. Here are the 10 best and 10 worst science fiction and fantasy movies of 2014. » 12/17/14 3:07pm Today 3:07pm

Images of Teenage Rape Victim Reportedly Shared at New Mexico School

This story is getting to be disturbingly familiar: a widely-shared social media post in Albuquerque, New Mexico claims that a 15-year-old girl, a student at Valley High School, was raped at a party in early November by at least two men. Some versions of the post include what the original poster says is a still frame… » 12/17/14 2:50pm Today 2:50pm

Get a Free Month of Oyster Reading or Give the Gift of Endless Books

Oyster, the streaming app often referred to as the Netflix for books, offers more than 500,000 titles to choose from instantly. And right now, Lifehacker readers can get a one-month free trial to explore and enjoy the selection. If you get hooked on the service after the trial, pay just $9.95/month. It's also » 12/16/14 5:58pm Yesterday 5:58pm