Every year I releaseÂ a list of the best, most interesting blogs and websites I have encountered in the previousÂ 365 days that IÂ think other people should know about inÂ the comingÂ 365 days. Iâ€™ve done this for 3 years straightâ€”this will be the 4th. As in years pastÂ this post was literally 1 year in the makingÂ (although it took a mere 2 days to organize and assemble).
How do I choose which sites make the cut? To be sure, websiteÂ and blog owners tweet and email me suggestions year round (as do impartial third parties): but the funny thing is, with fewÂ exceptions,Â I only include sites I come across myself organicallyâ€”making this list a sort of extension of myself. I look for sites that areÂ well designed, unique in some way and, plainly put,Â addicting.Â Thereâ€™s nothing scientific about these lists: theyâ€™re merely full of sites I think are interesting or cool for some reason. Yes, many of these sites have been around for more than a yearâ€”itâ€™s just that I really discovered them and took an interest in themÂ thisÂ year.Â See my picks fromÂ previous years:2012Â |Â 2013Â |Â 2014
- Mind-Meltingly Awesome Blogs & Websites
- For Guys
- For Girls
- News & Current Events
- Viral Sites
- Super Interesting Blogs
- Design, Art & Photography
- General Lifestyle
- Boredom Killers
Mind-Meltingly Awesome Blogs & Websites
Every now and then I come across a website that impacts my life in a big wayâ€”or has the potential toâ€”or could impact another personâ€™s life in a big way. And by â€œbigâ€ I mean useful, fun, kindâ€¦ something I basically canâ€™t stop digging into (day after day). These 10 websites areÂ some of my absolute favorites and I had to share them first.
- Product HuntÂ â€“ The best new products, every day.
- Everyday CarryÂ â€“ Peek into the pockets/lives of interestingÂ people.
- CanopyÂ â€“ Amazon, curated. AmazingÂ products you can actually buy.
- The Big RoundtableÂ â€“ Publishes narrative nonfiction.
- Grand St.Â â€“ Creative technology marketplace. Cool stuff.Â Reallycool stuff.
- TwitchÂ â€“ Social video for gamers. Watch the best video gamers game.
- Love For The ElderlyÂ â€“ Helps seniors get the love and attention they deserve.
- Have I Been Pwned?Â â€“ Find out ifÂ your personal info might have been stolen.
- GeniusÂ â€“ Annotate the world. Weigh in:Â from books to music, history to tech.
- Expert EnoughÂ -Helping you learn more, do more, and be more.
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For guys who want to get more out of the Internet than porn, Iâ€™ve collected 10 sites that cover everything from regular advice to fashion advice to, of course, cool stuff to buy.
- Trunk ClubÂ â€“ Style that works on your schedule (get a personal stylist).
- Jack ThreadsÂ â€“ Menâ€™s fashion and style, delivered daily.
- PrimerÂ â€“ A guys post-college guide to growing up.
- Por HommeÂ â€“ Fashion, culture and lifestyle catered to men.
- MantelligenceÂ â€“ More than stuff you should buyâ€¦ mind, body, relationships.
- Well SpentÂ â€“ Honestly crafted products that donâ€™t cost an arm and a leg.
- FREE / MANÂ â€“ A menâ€™s style publication with itâ€™s own in-house creative unit.
- MutedÂ â€“ Stuff for guys. But with great photography, short descriptions.
- SupercompressorÂ â€“ Menâ€™s buying guide with an eye on function, design.
- AcquireÂ â€“ A focusÂ on items with great product stories, heritage.
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Look, Iâ€™m not a girl, but 42% of my audience here on DailyTekk isÂ female so I did my best to collectÂ 10 exciting blogs and websites for women. From the career advice to parenting advice to design and beauty, (I think) thereâ€™s plentyÂ here forÂ any girl.
- Refinery29Â â€“ New media brand for smart, creative and stylish women.
- KeepÂ â€“ Discover trends in fashion, decor, accessories and design.
- ModClothÂ â€“ Unique and cute clothes, accessories and decor.
- The EverygirlÂ â€“ The life map for everygirls everywhere.
- DailyWorthÂ â€“ The ambition womanâ€™s guide to all things money and career.
- GretelÂ â€“ Modern design and all things pretty.
- Cool Mom PicksÂ â€“ They find it, you flaunt it.
- JezebelÂ â€“ Info for women sans airbrushing.
- We Heart ItÂ â€“ Heart images that move you. Discover creativity.
- Mom TrendsÂ â€“ Positive, inspiring, pretty and social.
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News & Current Events
I donâ€™t know about you, but I often tire of the same old news sources Iâ€™ve been consuming for years. Fortunately there are someÂ reallyÂ fresh news sites that you can turn to for a different view on current events.
- VoxÂ â€“ Understand the news.
- VocativÂ â€“ Hidden perspectives andÂ storiesÂ from the Deep Web.
- The Raw StoryÂ â€“ Investigative news. Highlights underreported news.
- MicÂ â€“ Quality news coverage tailored to millennials.
- MatterÂ â€“ Long-form articles on science, tech, medicine and the environment.
- FiveThirtyEightÂ â€“ News from politics to economics (ESPN).
- The InterceptÂ â€“ Fearless, adversarial news.
- Elite DailyÂ â€“ The voice of Gen Y.
- The UpshotÂ â€“ Politics, policy, economics and everyday life (NYT).
- The VaneÂ â€“ Interesting weather happeningsÂ (Gawker).
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When you seeÂ the word viral these days you probably groanâ€¦ not because youÂ arenâ€™tÂ interested in the viral content but because youÂ are. Yes, some viral sites are annoying, but there are others that are actually interestingâ€¦ even useful. Iâ€™ll let you be the judge, but here are 10 viral sites to take a peek at.
- 22 WordsÂ â€“ Curious, cute, comical and crazy. Funny, smart, amazing stories.
- ClickHoleÂ â€“ Content that panders to and misleads readers enough to go viral.
- Know MoreÂ â€“ A site for people who like learning stuff.
- FaithitÂ â€“ Change the world. Share what matters.
- A+Â â€“ Viral site with an audience of 50 million.
- ViralNovaÂ â€“ Aims to entertain, intrigue and uplift through social content.
- FoodbeastÂ â€“ Food news, recipes and humor.
- List25Â â€“ Consistently conciliating curiosity.
- ZergnetÂ â€“ A collection of viral content from all over the Internet.
- GuffÂ â€“ Viral/entertaining. Funny/informative. Outrageous/compelling.
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SuperÂ Interesting Blogs
Looking for an interesting niche to settle into to learn something new? Whether driven by a single personality or a team (even a team of 2), these sites offer compelling insights into various aspects of the personal and business lives of their makers.
- Feld ThoughtsÂ â€“ A thoughtful look at venture capital, Boulder and life.
- Nir and FarÂ â€“ Business, behavior and the brain.
- Milk The PigeonÂ â€“ Feel like your life is pointless? Donâ€™t. Hereâ€™s why.
- Food PoliticsÂ â€“ A professorâ€™s take on the politics of food.
- Marginal RevolutionÂ â€“ Small steps toward a much better world.
- The Clip ReportÂ â€“ Dispatches on the future of media (by Steve Rubel).
- Marc and Angel Hack LifeÂ â€“ Practical tips for productive living.
- SlowStruckÂ â€“ Taking time is the ultimate rush.
- Lumosity BlogÂ â€“ Learn all about neuroscience.
- To Work Or PlayÂ â€“ 4 ladies, advertising, London andÂ life.
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This is a technology blog so Iâ€™d feel a bit odd without including a technology category. If you think you know about â€œall the best tech blogsâ€ out thereâ€¦ youâ€™re wrong. Hereâ€™s a few you may not have heard about yet.
- Dcurt.isÂ â€“ I love theÂ insight and opinion coming from Dustin Curtis, villain.
- Re/codeÂ â€“ All things techÂ from the team that formerly built AllThingsD.
- The InformationÂ â€“ Tech industry newsÂ for the worldâ€™s professionals.
- OfficelovinÂ â€“ Discover the best tech and startup offices.
- The Tech BlockÂ â€“ Good tech reads from around the Internet.
- StratecheryÂ â€“ Former Apple and Microsoft employee writes about tech.
- Louis GrayÂ â€“ Silicon Valley tech blogger.
- Jeremiah OwyangÂ â€“ Industry analyst and speaker.
- TechSpikedÂ â€“ Entertainment for techies.
- I, CringelyÂ â€“ Bob Cringley has over 30 years experience inÂ tech news.
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Design, Art & Photography
I love all things design. From UX to architecture to nature itself. If itâ€™s creative it gets my attention. I suppose thatâ€™s why I studied design in college. There are so many great creative-focusedÂ blogs out there (and Iâ€™ve covered plenty in the past) but here are 10 Iâ€™m sure youâ€™re going to love
- Design You TrustÂ â€“ Design trends, news, portfolios, fashionÂ and ads.
- The Fox Is BlackÂ â€“ From design and illustration to food and photography.
- DecoistÂ â€“ Architecture and modern design.
- Inky CollectiveÂ â€“ WhereÂ doodlers and dreamers meet creativeÂ adventure.
- Saatchi ArtÂ â€“ Connecting people with art and artists they love.
- Creative Market BlogÂ â€“ Tutorials, design inspiration and tips and tricks.
- Daily OverviewÂ â€“ Curated satellite photography.
- The Sketchbook ProjectÂ â€“ See the worldâ€™s largest collection of sketchbooks.
- FlowingDataÂ â€“ Visualization and statistics blog (if you love infographicsâ€¦).
- BLOUINÂ ARTINFOÂ â€“ Up to the minute art news and commentary.
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Whether you want to get a glimpse into life in another city, want to do some traveling or want to discover interesting people leading interesting lives, you can do so with the links below.
- Booya FitnessÂ â€“ Every type of fitness class you can imagineâ€”online.
- HodinkeeÂ â€“ Wristwatch news, reviews and original stories.
- GothamistÂ â€“ NYCâ€™s news, food, art and events. Many sister cities/sites.
- LAistÂ â€“ Los Angeles news, food, art and events.
- TravelWellÂ â€“ Photographic journal showcasing various destinations.
- Tourist Meets TravelerÂ â€“ A mother/daughter travel blogging team.
- The Standard EditionÂ â€“ Lifestyle blog with lots of interesting pics/stories.
- The Mother ListÂ â€“ Amazing people, inspiring moments.
- Pop-Up CityÂ â€“ Explores the trends that will shape the city of the future.
- Untapped CitiesÂ â€“ The best of urban living from cities around the globe.
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And now weâ€™ve come to the final section. If youâ€™ve made it this far your appetite for entertainment and information must be insatiable. Here are a few â€œcanâ€™t missâ€ sites covering a variety of topics that will keep you busy (but knowing you itâ€™ll be over all too soon). Until next yearâ€¦
- iDreamBooksÂ â€“ Never read a crappy book again.
- SploidÂ â€“ Delicious brain candy (Kinja).
- InstructablesÂ â€“ DIY! How-to make all kinds of thingsâ€¦
- WondernodeÂ â€“ Things we wonder.
- Nothing CoolerÂ â€“ 9 awesome videos posted daily.
- The Smart Passive Income BlogÂ â€“ The crash test dummy of online business. See what works.
- Math With Bad DrawingsÂ â€“ A teacher who likes math and writing but canâ€™t draw.
- Defense OneÂ â€“ Trends that will define the future ofÂ U.S.Â defense and national security (Atlantic Media).
- NerdophilesÂ â€“ A collaborative blog on nerd culture.
- CreativeLiveÂ â€“ Creative classes from the worldâ€™s top experts.Source :dailytekk.com/