Best Of Nest

Hand-picked goodness, just for you. And also that guy.

WTF Report: “Napwrap—the arm trap”

Kids. There are two things you should never do as a responsible reviewer or critic. You should never blindly belittle a project that someone else has dedicated countless hours to. You should never criticize something without having actually tried it. I’m about to break both of those rules, because I’m a terrible human being. Allow me to introduce…Napwrap: This is an exceedingly sophisticated product and a miracle of engineering, so it’s a bit difficult for […]

Smile. We’ll be fine.

Wasn’t 2014 just the best year ever?! A lot of you may disagree, and you have every reason to do so. This year was full of objectively awful things: rise of ISIS, Ebola epidemic, Malaysian airplanes, events in Ukraine, Ferguson, Hong Kong, Israel, Sydney, Peshawar…just listing all the tragedies would take up an entire article. With so many sad stories flooding the news, it’s easy to feel like the world is beginning to unravel, as […]

An open letter to Putin from a concerned Ukrainian

Dear Mr. Comrade Putin, First of all, let me assure you that I—like most Ukrainians—fully support your current activities in my country. All of us want to see Ukraine once again become a part of a strong and mighty Soviet Union. We desperately need Russia to rescue us from all those gays, progressive political ideas, and people who insist on openly speaking their minds under the pretext of this “free speech” nonsense. You have demonstrated […]

A Girl Who Travels

I saw this post on Facebook. It’s called “Don’t date a girl who travels.” It’s a charming post by a young woman named Adi, who loves to travel. It received some well-deserved attention. It spawned a “rebuttal” post, called—wait for it—“Date a girl that travels” and yet another post that asked whether you’d even want to date a girl who travels. Thing is, these posts mostly focus on the extreme example of a girl who travels: the archetypal “free […]

The How-To Guide to “Fuck It”

A lot of people ask me: “Daniel, how do you always stay so cheerful and positive? What’s your secret?” Fine, some people ask me that. Two. Two people may have asked me that question at some point. The answer is simple. No matter what happens, no matter what people say, my response to stressful and difficult situations is always “fuck it.” That’s a lie. The response is not always “fuck it.” Sometimes it’s just “fuck,” sometimes it’s […]