White House, College Humor team up to ask, ‘What if bears ate one in five people?’




A new video produced by College Humor, in conjunction with the White House’s “It’s On Us” campaign, asks the simple question, “What if bears killed one in five people?”

While it seems silly, the question becomes very sobering when the video’s actual subject is revealed. All of the statistics included in the video are actually about campus sexual assault — one in five women will be sexually assaulted by the time they finish college.

The characters in the video become increasingly baffled by their host’s indifference about the issue of a large and violent bear trying to kill them. As the video comes to a close, a title appears, reading, “You wouldn’t put up with that, so don’t put up with this,” and then offers information about sexual assault. Read more…

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The White Vinyl Desktop


The White Vinyl Desktop

We’ve seen some great desktops around records and record players, but I love this one because I have the same wallpaper. I don’t have the same widgets that Ben K has though, although I may correct that shortly. Here’s how he set everything up.

Ben’s running this on a Mac, if you can’t tell, with a good dose of Übersicht customized for the dark and light spots of the wallpaper. If you want the same look or feel, here’s what you’ll need:

Quick and dirty, although you’ll need to do a little tweaking and moving the widgets around to get everything looking exactly the same. If you have questions, or just like what Ben did here, make sure to head to his Kinja blog (linked below) to let him know what you think!


Do you have a good-looking, functional desktop of your own to show off? Share it with us! Post it to your personal Kinja blog using the tag Desktop Showcase or add it to our Lifehacker Desktop Show and Tell Flickr pool. Screenshots must be at least at least 1280×720 and please include information about what you used, links to your wallpaper, skins, and themes, and any other relevant details. If your awesome desktop catches our eye, you might get featured!

Vinyl + Text Desktop (Mac) | Ben K