Woman Killed in Car Crash While Facebooking Lyrics to 'Happy'

32-year-old Courtney Sanford was driving on Business 85 in High Point, North Carolina when her car crossed the median and collided with an on-coming truck. Sanford's car burst into flames. Emergency services were called to the scene at 8:34 AM. Investigators confirm that at 8:33 AM, seconds before Sanford collided… » 4/26/14 12:07pm 4/26/14 12:07pm

Group Texts Are Better Than a High School Reunion

Society loves to argue whether technology is a good or bad influence on how we humans communicate. It’s not always comfortable to be squeezed together between words, especially when cyber-bullying is so easy to execute from the comfort of a keyboard, but in some ways all this digital closeness is better than sex. Why?… » 3/21/14 1:10pm 3/21/14 1:10pm

Hang On -- Does Anyone Actually Enjoy Sexting?

Young Americans are widely presumed to be sexting constantly — in class, at home, on a plane, on a train, while eating green eggs and ham. But, according to a new study, not all those dirty messages are sent out of an overabundance of hormones. Turns out there are a lot of unenthusiastic sexters out there. » 12/31/13 10:25am 12/31/13 10:25am

Dating Sucked Before Text Messages. Now It's Even Worse.

Everyone thinks love times were simpler in past eras, when you got married to the first guy you looked at the second you turned 16 after exactly three dates, one side-long glance, and an accidental hand-brush. But if Jane Austen has taught us anything, it's that it has never been simple to like a person, not even… » 10/03/13 1:10pm 10/03/13 1:10pm

Shitty Art Gallery Displays Dick Pics Without Men's Knowledge

An art gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn will be dropping trou on a brand new exhibition this weekend: a treasury of dick pics, many of which were obtained under false pretenses, and all of which are being showcased without consent. Gentle readers, I know I say this a lot, but this time I mean it, hard: I hate this. » 8/20/13 2:10pm 8/20/13 2:10pm

Uncomfortable Unsolicited Texts from a Stranger: 'I Find You Stunning'

Dudes. DUDES. If you're concerned that you may be overstepping boundaries by doing something creepy — like, say, texting a reporter you don't know to tell her she's distractingly hot — ask yourself whether you'd attach your name to the deed. Not willing to stand by your Nice Guy compliments, however well-intentioned… » 8/06/13 4:30pm 8/06/13 4:30pm

The Most Amazing Wedding Text Message Fight of Our Time

Allow me to paint you a picture. Imagine you're asked to attend the wedding of a former colleague, and suppose you say yes. Instead of giving a more traditional wedding gift, you decide to go rogue by curating your own gift baskets filled with culinary delights like marshmallow fluff and Jolly Ranchers. You attach a… » 6/20/13 11:20am 6/20/13 11:20am

All That Technology in Bed Is Stressing the Sleep Out of You

In 2011, the National Sleep Foundation polled over 1,500 Americans and found that ninety-five percent of respondents used some form of technology in the hour before bed. That's not great, especially considering new research suggesting that all that time you spend reading Wikipedia's Unusual Deaths page in the comfort… » 5/30/13 10:00am 5/30/13 10:00am

Texting While Driving Isn’t Just Stupid Behavior, It’s an Epidemic

Bird flu. Spanish flu. SARS. Zombification. Smallpox. These diseases strike fear into the hearts of hypochondriac humans everywhere, as well they should. We live on an overcrowded planet teeming with drug-resistant bacteria, unwitting biological terrorists like Gwyneth Paltrow in Contagion, and a CDC that, let’s… » 5/05/13 2:30pm 5/05/13 2:30pm

Distracted Driving Ads in Canada Feature a Distracting Glo-Crotch

In the ongoing effort to curb the disquieting rash of texting-while-driving incidents, transportation officials in Alberta have rolled out a glossy new $380,000 radio, billboard, and online ad-campaign warning drivers not to be distracted by their luminescent nethers while merging onto the highway. » 2/24/13 2:30pm 2/24/13 2:30pm