You Can Now Pay a Thai Woman $350 to Slap the Wrinkles Off of You

People, people, people. You are getting older. Every second that passes is another second away from your birth and closer to your death and that's okay. This is happening to literally every person that you will ever meet. It's a communal experience that, while maybe a little bit scary, brings us together and forces us… » 10/24/12 2:40pm 10/24/12 2:40pm

In the Future, A Robot Will Wash Your Hair

Panasonic has developed this fancy shampooing robot that uses 24 "finger-like tips" to wash and condition your hair, give you a scalp massage, and then dry your hair. It looks a little wacky, but actually seems to be pretty effective—and it supposedly even works on people with long hair. For now, it's intended mostly… » 5/01/12 10:00pm 5/01/12 10:00pm

Airport Sedition: The Surge Isn't Working And Neither Is John McCain's…

I'm chilling out at Frankfurt Airport, desperately trying not to eavesdrop on any of the completely uninteresting conversations going on around me or gag from the smells of weird German lunch meats wafting up from the group of old people eating behind me. Luckily I have the redesigned Washington Independent's … » 7/16/08 10:00am 7/16/08 10:00am