Majestic ice caves are the ultimate winter wonderland


The people of Wisconsin have a reason to actually be grateful for this winter's frigid temperatures this weekend. The breathtaking ice caves of the Apostle Islands off Lake Superior will be open for brave members of the public to visit. Even if you're sick of winter, you have to admit that ice caves are pretty cool See also: 5 ways you can help animals stay cozy this winter The sea caves are a popular destination for kayakers during warmer months, but after Lake Superior freezes, they're not so easy to get to. However, there are a few caves that can be accessed on land if you're willing to trek on ice for a few miles to get to them Read more... More about Travel , Photography , Nature , Winter , and Watercooler Read more »

If you haven’t taken a selfie with a quokka, you haven’t lived


Move over, wombats — there is a new Aussie animal that is taking over the social media feeds of everyone with a pulse. The quokka (pronounced kwoka) tasted fame in 2013, when it was dubbed the "happiest animal in the world" by the Huffington Post before being smacked in the head by a baby goat and falling back into obscurity. See also: 25 Pets That Don't Need Thumbs to Take a Cute Selfie On Rottnest Island in Western Australia, though, the quokka did not give up the fight. The furry marsupial, once described as "a kind of rat as big as a common cat," has been pottering away, getting in as many selfies as animaly possible Read more... More about Watercooler , Pics , Selfies , Australia , and Quokka Read more »

Dell XPS 13 makes the MacBook Air look weak


Dell’s latest XPS 13 ultraportable computer is an absolute stunner The 13-inch laptop, which starts at a low $799, is somehow well priced and really well built. The XPS 13 is a startling example of what a laptop in 2015 should be: Functional and pretty, light and powerful, with a beautiful screen that doesn't seriously compromise battery life See also: Dell's Inspiron laptops venture into 4K territory I don’t care what the rumors are about a 12-inch MacBook Air; the XPS 13 is the best Ultrabook you can buy. Don’t wait. Stunning all around It may look like a smaller machine, but the XPS 13 really is a 13-inch laptop. And yes, it actually is smaller. That near-invisible bezel? Dell calls it the "Infinity Display," a nearly edge-to-edge pane of glass with only the slightest hint of aluminum jutting out. This panel will make whatever computer you're using look like a behemoth by comparison Read more »

‘The Voice’ Season 8: Christina’s back and the talent is fierce


The Voice is back y'all, and it's fiercer than ever. Season 8 brings us back to the basics with the Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera trio — but now, with a Pharrell flair. Blake put it perfectly when he said that this season is already bringing back a lot of memories, with Christina there with them for the show's start During the first two rounds of Blind Auditions we saw many talented singers on the younger side, and heard an eclectic group of voices ranging across all genres. Pharrell is off to a good start with five singers on his team, Christina and Blake four. Coach Adam, however, is lagging behind with three. He's going to need to kick it up a notch next week, which he so humbly told us tonight. "I don't understand what's happening. I usually get most of what I want." Read more.. Read more »

Medium Goes After Tumblr With Changes That Encourage Shorter Posts

 Only a month ago, Tumblr upgraded its writing interface to better compete with newer blogging platform Medium, best known for its long-form content. Today, Medium is turning the tables and moving into Tumblr’s territory instead with a series of changes that encourage writers to share stories of any length – even shorter posts and incomplete thoughts. Read More Read more »

10+ job openings in social media and software engineering


Are you on the job hunt? The Mashable Job Board is the ideal place to search for your next big move. More than 3,000 employers in tech and digital have posted on our board, and they're looking to fill positions from Mashable 's community. Each week, we highlight 10 recently posted openings. Check out some of this week's newest listings, below, and be sure to read our Job Search Series for valuable career tips. Position: Intern: Software Engineering, Technology Company: NDI Location: Washington, District of Columbia The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks an Intern for 40 hours a week between the hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The intern will assist with content management systems, systems administration, web development and research for web projects Read more »

How Technology Is Tricking You Into Tipping More

 My taxi pulled up to the hotel. I got out my credit card and prepared to pay for the ride. The journey was pleasant enough but little did I know I was about to encounter a bit of psychological trickery designed to get me to pay more for the lift. Read More Read more »

If you think interviewing for a job is hard, try doing it pregnant


I have one thing in common with President Obama's new communications director: We both were hired for a new job while pregnant On Thursday, White House officials announced that State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki will replace the president's outgoing communications director — and that she is expecting a baby in July When I spoke with Psaki on Friday about the timing of her pregnancy and new role in the White House, I couldn't help but feel a sense of female kinship, though there's little else to compare between a career in digital journalism and running communications for the leader of the free world Read more... More about Features , Women , Opinion , Job Interview , and Pregnancy Read more »

Massive blaze engulfs Dubai’s Torch Tower


Dubai's Marina Torch, one of the world's tallest apartment buildings, caught fire Friday night, forcing thousands of residents to evacuate as flames crawled up the sides of the 79-floor skyscraper. The cause of the fire was not immediately known, but Gulf News reported that the blaze was made worse by strong gusts of wind. The outlet reported that fiery pieces of debris and glass were raining down from the blaze. The Dubai Civil Defense confirmed to CNN that there were no injuries or deaths See also: Stunning time-lapse of Dubai shows the city in flow-motion A Marina Torch resident told ABC News that residents believed the fire started on the 51st floor. Local reports indicate that the fire broke out at around 2 a.m. local time, and CNN reported that it was put out about three hours later Read more... More about Us World and Dubai Read more »