Humans of New York Restores Faith in Humanity, Cocktails Every Man Should Love, An Elevator to Outer Space

Thursday, Aug 24, 2017

Humans Of New York Restores Faith In Humanity

Humans of New York Restores Faith in Humanity

HONY Raises Nearly $2 Million

Brandon started Humans of New York in 2010 as a way to catalog the city through photos. What started as a cool hobby quickly had a cult like following on social media, and put out a New York Times Best Seller.

Because every once in a while quick fame goes to someone who doesn’t suck, the world was lucky enough to have Brandon as the author of this series. Instead of using his recently found mini-fame and money for d-bag things, he decided to make the world a better place.

Brandon has chronicled the lives of real New Yorkers, and gone where the movie cameras don’t. He’s also used his photos to do awesome things like raise over $1 million for an elementary school in Brooklyn.

Humans of Pakistan

But because being a good human being on one continent isn’t enough, Brandon decided to spend all of August traveling around Pakistan and photo documenting his trip for the rest of the world.

He shared some amazing stories, and seemed to meet some equally amazing people. One of those is Fatima, a Pakistani woman who helps fight for bonded laborers. If you’re unfamiliar with the term bonded labor, it’s essentially when someone who is down on their luck accepts a small loan from a shady bastard in exchange for work. Said shady bastard proceeds to inflate the interest and make the loan impossible to pay back. This leaves the borrower essentially enslaved to the lender for the remainder of their lives.

This is slavery. 

They work for no money, and are working under awful conditions.

Brandon documented a seven part series with Fatima, where she told horrific yet brave stories. For years Fatima has been putting her own life at risk to help save these enslaved workers.

At the end of the series Brandon launched a campaign to help Fatima and her efforts. Within 72 hours nearly $2 million was raised.

Faith in Humanity Restored 

With the constant shit we see in the news on a daily basis it’s good to see a group of strangers coming together to help a group of strangers.

Nice work Brandon, you’ve successfully proved one good person can make a world of difference.

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Cocktails Every Man Should Love

Cocktails Every Man Should Love

You don’t need to be James Bond to smoothly hold a cocktail in hand.

This summer, you should try expanding your drink horizons by experimenting with some different options whether they be classic, time-honored staples or new masterpieces created by the industry’s finest mixologists. So, the next time you’re thinking of opting for your go-to Jack and Coke, you can consider one of these drinks from our top 6 list!

Cheers buddies!
1. Old Fashioned Cocktail

The Old Fashioned is a centuries-old cocktail made by blending sugar with bitters, then combining whiskey or brandy, and a dash of citrus. It’s a solid jockstrap of a drink that actually tastes of booze and packs a decent punch. Bottoms up, boys!.

2. Vodka Martini

A vodka martini is ideal for a man who truly savors the raw taste of this spirit. Created using vodka and dry vermouth, this cocktail offers a fierce burn that is made just for sipping. You can also add some saltiness by asking for a “dirty martini” which contains a splash of olive juice.

It’s really the perfect man drink, full of intoxicating gusto that will rocket-fire your evening into feel-good town—or simply just perk up your daytime, but hey, who’s judging?

3. Island Passion Cocktail at The 21 Club
New to the menu of The 21 Club in New York, the Island Passion Cocktail offers a playful combination of Captain Morgan rum, ginger beer and passion fruit. It’s essentially a spin on the traditional Dark and Stormy cocktail, but for this drink, the restaurant is celebrating the tropics. The fruity flavors are wonderfully reminiscent of the islands, offering a savory  vibe that’s enjoyable to sip.

4. Manhattan Cocktail
A Manhattan is a cocktail made with sweet vermouth, whiskey and orange peel shavings. The commonly used whiskeys include bourbon, rye and Tennessee whiskey. For the garnish, you get a nice Maraschino Cherry… but it’s not for you pal– save it for the ladies!

5. Sidecar Cocktail
The Sidecar is a cocktail that’s traditionally created with orange liqueur, cognac and lemon juice. Legend has it that the drink was invented around the end of World War I by a motorcyclist, but its real origins are generally mysterious. In terms of taste, it’s a close cousin to the Lemon Drop, and offers a nice toasty aura. Despite its old-school roots, this cocktail never ceases to satisfy, making it one you can drink continuously until last call.

6. The Link Ray at The Happiest Hour

The Link Ray is new to the menu at the Happiest Hour in New York. It’s made with a combination of jalapeño-infused tequila, lime juice and cane syrup, poured into a highball glass rimmed with celery powder and salt, and topped with soda. The heart of this drink is refreshing and crisp, yet features a punch of unexpected flavor, making it an adventurous yet unusual drink.

You can easily make these drinks at home by visiting out cocktail guide.

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An Elevator To Outer Space

An Elevator to Outer Space

Would You Press Space, Please?

A Canadian company was just awarded a patent for a space elevator. Yes, you heard that right, a fucking elevator that goes to space.

The company claims if all goes according to plan they plan to eventually build an elevator that goes 12 miles from earth into the great unknown.

Will it Actually Happen?

Maybe. Who knows? Getting a patent is all good and well, but beating Google to completion will be a whole different obstacle.

Space exploration for the everyman billionaire is a big market right now. And whatever happens, we can assume we’re going to see some pretty cool shit in the years to come. Although I doubt most of us will be able to afford the trip.

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