Nickolaus Hines

Ryan Gosling Was Almost in Your Favorite Boy Band

Ryan Gosling Was Almost in Your Favorite Boy Band

The Backstreet Boys, The Notebook, and the 2017 Academy Awards could have been a lot different. Ryan Gosling was originally asked to be a member of the ‘90s boy band but turned it down. Gosling used to live next door to Backstreet Boys bad boy AJ McLean when they were teenagers.

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Heineken Just Showed Pepsi How to Make A Culturally Aware Political Ad

Heineken Just Showed Pepsi How to Make A Culturally Aware Political Ad

Heineken recently gave a master class in how companies can join the conversation on both sides of a divided population — and the company did it just weeks after Pepsi fell on its face with a Kendall Jenner commercial heavy on maligned appropriation. In a video called ”Worlds Apart,” Heineken brought together people with opposing […]

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Step Inside the South African Bar In a Tree

Step Inside the South African Bar In a Tree

In Modjadjiskloof, South Africa, a 72 feet tall, 155 wide, 1,700-year-old baobab tree sat in the middle of a field. The size and age brought in tourists from far and wide. But the real reason for the thousands of tourists who traveled to the region was inside: a 15-person full bar. The tree, called the […]

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Feeling Stressed? The Scent of Chocolate Calms the Brain

Feeling Stressed? The Scent of Chocolate Calms the Brain

Perhaps you feel excited when you think about chocolate. Perhaps you feel really excited. No matter how you feel, though, your brain calms down with every whiff of chocolate. British psychologist Neil Martin from Middlesex University in Enfield found this dichotomy of feels and thoughts in 1996. He sat 60 people down in a “low-odour room,” […]

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The 9 Best Cocktail Bars in Edinburgh, Scotland

The 9 Best Cocktail Bars in Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland, is a city balanced on the precipice of tradition and modernity whether you’re talking about the city’s culture, its architecture, or its bars. For the latter, modernity means a shift away from beer bars and pubs and toward a cocktail revolution. VinePair spent five days in the city with the people and bartenders who […]

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