Monday, July 1, 2013

Most Interesting Websites of 2013


  1. Climbur – Get big ideas delivered to your inbox every Monday!
  2. Visual News - The cure for eyeball boredom.
  3. moddea – Visual catalog of everyday modern objects.
  4. Very Short List – Cultural gems from a different curator every day.
  5. SoulPancake - Art, culture, science, philosophy, spirituality and humor.


  1. BuzzFeed - High quality original reporting, insight and viral content.
  2. UPROXX – The culture of what’s buzzing.
  3. PocketHits - The most popular stories, videos, images, recipes and more from Pocket.
  4. What’s Trending - See it first.
  5. Viral Viral Videos - Videos going viral right now.


  1. – The best free cultural and educational media on the web.
  2. Trendland - Your daily dose of fashion, trends, art, design and photography.
  3. Slacktory - A comedic blog about the pop culture of the internet.
  4. Flavorwire - Culture curation. Highbrow, lowbrow and everything in between.
  5. Internet for Beginners –’s guide to participating in online culture.


  1. Quartz - Digitally native news outlet. Bracingly creative journalism.
  2. The Daily Beast - Read this skip that.
  3. Matter - Commissions, crafts and publishes unmissable journalism about science, tech and ideas.
  4. PostDesk - Indepth news, analysis, discussion and debate.
  5. WhoWhatWhy – Groundbreaking investigating journalism.


  1. NOTCOT – A visual filtration of ideas + aesthetics + amusements.
  2. The Exaltation - A collective of creatives sharing inspirational projects.
  3. The Khooll - A digital design and lifestyle magazine.
  4. dsgnWrld - Propagate design.
  5. designboom - A large independent publication dedicated to design and architecture.


  1. Twaggies – Funny tweets illustrated.
  2. Team COCO – Conan O’Brien presents…
  3. White Whine – A collection of first-world problems.
  4. Improv Everywhere – They cause scenes (funny videos).
  5. - Pictures of funny passive aggressive notes people have left.


  1. Valet - Men’s style, grooming, living, shopping and how-to guides.
  2. Por Homme - Men’s lifestyle, fashion, footwear and culture.
  3. Bless This Stuff - Web magazine for guys. Categories include: wear, living, culture, sports, vehicles and more.
  4. The Art of Manliness - Men’s interests and lifestyle.
  5. Dappered - Affordable men’s style.


  1. Goop – Limited edition collaborations, recipes, travel notes, shopping ideas curated by Gwyneth Paltrow.
  2. The Hairpin - Ladies first.
  3. HelloGiggles - Entertainment for creative women.
  4. The Everygirl – The lifemap for everygirls everywhere.
  5. Pick the Brain - Motivation and self-improvement.


  1. In Focus – News photography from The Atlantic.
  2. Amazing Things In The World - Photos of, you guessed it, amazing things in the world (Facebook).
  3. NPR Picture Show – Photo stories from NPR.
  4. Feature Shoot – Travel, fashion, documentary, editorial and portrait photography.
  5. White House Photos – Photos from the White House.


  1. Freddie Wong – Action shorts from Freddie Wong.
  2. Vsauce – Amazing facts and the best of the Internet.
  3. All Time 10s – The funniest, most relevant and informative top 10 list videos you’ll ever watch.
  4. Household Hacker – Mods, life hacks, science, cheats, pranks and gaming.
  5. WatchMojo – Profiles, videos, top 10s.


  1. SoundCloud – Hear the world’s sounds.
  2. Studio 360 – What’s happening in pop culture and the arts.
  3. Blank on Blank – They find lost interviews, you listen.
  4. Fresh Air – Contemporary arts and issues (from NPR).
  5. Radiolab – A show about curiosity.


  1. Longform - Recommends new and classic nonfiction from around the web.
  2. Byliner Spotlights - Read more from your favorite authors.
  3. Longreads - The best long-form stories on the web.
  4. The Feature - A hand-picked selection of the finest articles and essays saved with Instapaper.
  5. The Paris Review – Introducing you to the important writers of the day.


  1. Skillcrush - Learn about technology and how to put it to work for you.
  2. Singularity Hub – The future is here today.
  3. Gizmag - New and emerging technology news (lots of cool hardware).
  4. Internet Today - The best internet and tech news from LinkedIn.
  5. ExtremeTech - The only tech site I’ve ever seen with a category labeled “Extreme.”


  1. TED - Ideas worth spreading.
  2. Co.Exist - World-changing ideas and innovation.
  3. Talks at Google - Speakers of all stripes giving talks at Google.
  4. Conference Bites - Big ideas for short attention spans. The best quotes from the latest events.
  5. Aspen Ideas - Multimedia from around the Aspen Ideas Institute.


  1. Geekosystem – Your guide to tech and internet culture.
  2. Geek & Sundry – Eccentricities for your entertainment.
  3. So Geek Chic – All things geek and/or chic.
  4. Geekologie - Gadgets, gizmos and awesome.
  5. - A gift guide of gadgets, gear and novelties.


  1. GOOD – A global community of people who care.
  2. Stanford Social Innovation Review – Informing and inspiring leaders of social change.
  3. Charity Navigator – America’s largest charity evaluator.
  4. Dutiee – Stories that matter.
  5. Socialbrite – Social solutions for nonprofits (blog).


  1. TreeHugger – Dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream.
  2. Grist – Environmental news, commentary and advice.
  3. GoodGuide – Green, healthy and safe product information and reviews.
  4. Environmental Graffiti – An eclectic mix of bizarre, funny and interesting environmental news.
  5. Food & Water Watch – Works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe and accessible.


  1. POLITICO – Driving the conversation.
  2. BagNews – Reading the pictures; visual politics and the analysis of news images.
  3. Think Progress – Hard-hitting political news.
  4. – Easily track the activities of the United States Congress.
  5. – See who’s getting and who’s giving.


  1. Mental Floss - Random, interesting amazing facts plus fun quizzes and trivia.
  2. Hypebeast - Fashion, arts, design, culture.
  3. Brain Pickings - Human-powered discovery engine for interestingness.
  4. DROOL’D - Stuff to drool over from gadgets to places.
  5. Bored Panda – The only magazine for pandas.
  6. ThreadBanger – For people who make their own style.
  7. Unhistorical – Day by day reflections on history and culture.
  8. Daily Grommet – Discover unique products with innovative design that make unique gifts.
  9. I’m Remembering - Pop culture and nostalgery from the 80s and early 90s.
  10. Richard Wiseman - Quirky mind stuff including videos, illusions, trivia and more.

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