The Top 50 Diversion Blogs Of The Year

Top 50 Diversion Blogs
The Top 50 Diversion Blogs Of The Year

As entrepreneurs we work hard, so that means we should play even harder. All work and no play make us go crazy or at least cranky so when we get that rare moment away from our businesses and/or families, what's better than checking out the latest celebrity gossip, learning new yoga trends or seeing what's playing in theatres today? While it's important as a small business owner to stay focused, it's equally important to relax and unwind with a good diversion! So let us at EvanCarmichael.com take away your stress with our list of "The Top 50 Diversion Blogs of the Year"! From entertainment, food, lifestyle, sports, cars, health, design and parenting, we're sure you'll find something that can put a smile on your face!. You can also view last year's list .


Entertainment

1) TMZ
URL: http://www.tmz.com/

TMZ is a celebrity news blog that debuted in 2005 and has been making waves ever since. Run by Harvey Levin, a lawyer turned journalist, TMZ offers celebrity and entertainment news and rumors - all hot off the presses.


2) Perez Hilton
URL: http://perezhilton.com/

Perez Hilton celebrity gossip blog is the source for Hollywood gossip, juicy celebrity rumors, celeb scandals, and the latest celebrity gossip.


3) /Film
URL: http://www.slashfilm.com

Peter Sciretta created /Film after a stint writing full time for the movie blog Cinematical. He became a blogger instead of a journalist for the sole reason that he could mark out his fanboy passions, and help promote some of the projects and people that interests. Follow his adventures here.


4) Just Jared
URL: http://justjared.buzznet.com/

Jared Eng is the founder of this ever popular celebrity site, Just Jared. Here, he serves up the latest photos, news and gossip in pop culture, TV, movies, entertainment and more.


5) Cinematical
URL: http://www.cinematical.com/

Cinematical is one of those movie sites you refresh a lot, with blogging and discussion that focus on movies, celebrities, and more entertainment.


6) Radar Online
URL: http://www.radaronline.com

Under the new leadership of former Executive Editor of the National Enquirer, David Perel, Radar Online is making a name for itself by breaking juicy entertainment stories on a daily basis. There is also no shortage of videos to sift through here.


7) Stereogum
URL: http://stereogum.com/

Since 2002, Stereogum has been the leading online community for indie and alternative music news, MP3s, trends, and gossip. Their constantly growing collection of new and exclusive MP3s also happens to be free and legal, so download away.


8) Oh No They Didn't!
URL: http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt

Oh No They Didn't is a user-driven community blog that dishes out regular celebrity gossip, photographs, rumors, and news. It is also the largest community on LiveJournal, with almost 90,000 members.


Food

9) Epicurious
URL: http://www.epicurious.com/

Epicurious is a website dedicated to recipes, cooking, drinking, entertaining, and restaurants. Savor 100000 recipes from Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Self, cookbooks, chefs, and home cooks. Learn from holiday food guides, and get healthy, quick and easy foods.


10) Smitten Kitchen
URL: http://smittenkitchen.com/

The Smitten Kitchen is a home cooking blog that comes to you from a tiny kitchen in New York City, with a focus on simplifying daunting recipes and being fearless in the kitchen.


11) Serious Eats
URL: http://www.seriouseats.com/

Serious Eats is a website focused on celebrating and sharing food enthusiasm through blogs and online community. Its unique combination of community and content brings together the distinctive voices of food bloggers, compelling original and acquired food video, and spirited, inclusive, conversations about all things food- and drink-related.


12) Delicious Days
URL: http://deliciousdays.com/

Delicious Days is everything food. Written by Nicky Stich, who loves to cook as much as she loves to eat, read cookbooks, go food shopping, host dinners for friends and family, experiment with new recipes and - of course - talk about food, she writes this blog when she's not busy with her other full time job in the internet business.


13) 101 Cookbooks
URL: http://www.101cookbooks.com/

When you own over 100 cookbooks, it is time to stop buying, and start cooking. This blog chronicles a cookbook collection, one recipe at a time.


14) David Lebovitz
URL: http://www.davidlebovitz.com/

David Lebovitz is a Paris-based pastry chef, formerly from Chez Panisse. He specializes in chocolate, pastries, bread, desserts, and cuisine. This blog covers his gastronomic adventures in Europe, Spain, Italy, France, and San Francisco.


15) Baking Bites
URL: http://bakingbites.com/

Baking Bites is a site for those who love cooking and baking. It is a source of baking tips and advice, food news, reviews, discussions and inspiration - all in addition to of those recipes, of course!


Lifestyle

16) TreeHugger
URL: http://www.treehugger.com/

TreeHugger is the leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. Partial to a modern aesthetic, it strives to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information.


17) Consumerist
URL: http://www.consumerist.com

The Consumerist serves as an independent voice in the face of the crisis of the commons, where companies are often able to silence their critics. The Consumerist, headed by Ben Popken, gets its stories out fast, and with a good sense of humour.


18) Neatorama
URL: http://www.neatorama.com

Alex Santoso wanted to do a fun project and blogging about neat stuff seemed like a good idea. From trivia, to odd news, to unusual art, and weird science, you can see all that neat stuff on Neatorama every day. It is a well-liked link blog, featuring daily posts on science, technology, art, and odd news.


19) Asylum
URL: http://www.asylum.com/

Asylum is a popular men's lifestyle site that covers humor, weird news, fashion, sex tips, dating, style, food & wine, gadgets, tech, music, movies, events, health, fitness, entertainment and general weirdness.


20) PSFK
URL: http://www.psfk.com/

PSFK is a trends research, innovation, and activation company that publishes a daily news site, provides trends research and innovation consultancy and hosts idea-generating events. It aims to inspire its readers, clients and guests to make things better – better products, better services, better lives and a better world.


21) Four Hour Work Week
URL: http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog

Princeton guest lecturer and troublemaker Tim Ferriss blogs about his cutting-edge experiments in lifestyle design: from outsourcing life, to global travel and mobile lifestyles, to doubling income while halving hours.


22) Trend Hunter
URL: http://www.trendhunter.com/

Trend Hunter is a multi-channel explosion of cool that caters to social leaders, industry professionals, and relentlessly creative individuals. It offers the largest community for trends, cool hunting, and innovation online.


Sports and Cars

23) Auto Blog
URL: http://www.autoblog.com/

Auto Blog is a blog that covers the auto industry, with test drives and commentary on articles from other sites. Fuel your passion for cars and bikes with news, blogs and features on car models, and car shows and industry news.


24) Deadspin
URL: http://deadspin.com/

Deadspin is a sports website owned by Gawker Media that delivers sports "without access, favor or discretion." Launched in September 2005, Deadspin has become the highest trafficked traditional sports blog online.


25) Jalopnik
URL: http://jalopnik.com/

Jalopnik is obsessed with the cult of cars – secret cars, concept cars, flying cars, vintage cars, tricked-out cars, red cars, black cars, blonde cars – sometimes, cars just because of the curve of a hood. Join the cult!


26) FanHouse
URL: http://www.fanhouse.com

Get NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NASCAR and college sports news from FanHouse, including stats, scores, results and player updates. FanHouse is also your home for all the latest rumors and sports photos.


27) Kissing Suzy Kolber
URL: http://kissingsuzykolber.uproxx.com/

Kissing Suzy Kolber is an NFL-related humor blog run by Big Daddy Drew (Drew Magary), Unsilent Majority (Jack Kogod), Captain Caveman (Matt Ufford), Christmas Ape (Michael Tunison), Monday Morning Punter (Josh Zerkle) and Flubby (J. Reed). Those names offer taste enough of what to expect.


Just For Fun

28) Kotaku
URL: http://kotaku.com/

Kotaku is the ultimate resource for gaming news, gossip, hints and tips. It also dishes out the latest info on new releases and game industry developments.


29) Joystiq
URL: http://www.joystiq.com/

Joystiq serves up video game news and commentary that's written with as much excitement, enthusiasm, insight and fun as Joystiq's bloggers can muster. Joystiq strives to maintain accuracy, to dig deeper, to do away with meaningless PR prattle, and to ask the awkward questions that need asking.


30) I Can Has Cheezburger
URL: http://icanhascheezburger.com/

I Can Has Cheezburger is a site like no other. It offers up humorous captioned pictures of felines and other animals and also allows visitors to submit their own material or add captions to a large archive of funny photos.


31) PostSecret
URL: http://postsecret.blogspot.com/

PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail-in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard. Feed your curiosity with these shared confessions in art form.


32) Cute Overload
URL: http://cuteoverload.com/

At Cute Overload, they scour the Web for only the finest in cute imagery - imagery that is worth your Internet browsing time. This blog offers an overwhelming amount of cuteness to fill your daily visual allowance. Drink it in, people!


33) Dark Roasted Blend
URL: http://www.darkroastedblend.com

Dark Roasted Blend offers all sorts of weird and wonderful things, updated daily. It will take you through the latest fascinating technology, best of art and photography reviews, and exciting travelogues.


Health

34) Wired Science
URL: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience

Wired Science provides you with reporting on new, interesting and relevant research. They strive to dig up stories nobody else would find, and deliver them with clear, insightful writing.


35) Medical News Today
URL: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/

Launched in 2003, Medical News Today is a web-based outlet for medical news, targeted to both physicians and the general public. It is the largest independent health and medical news website on the Internet, offering health news, health videos and forums.


36) Well
URL: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/

Healthy living doesn't happen at the doctor's office. The road to better health is paved with the small decisions we make every day. Join columnist Tara Parker-Pope as she sifts through medical research and expert opinions for practical advice to help readers take control of their health and live well every day.


37) WSJ Health Blog
URL: http://blogs.wsj.com/health

The Wall Street Journal's Health Blog offers news and analysis on health and the business of health. The lead writers are Journal reporters Jacob Goldstein and Shirley Wang. The blog also includes contributions from other staffers at the Journal, WSJ.com and Dow Jones Newswires.


38) Y! Health Tips of the Day
URL: http://health.yahoo.com/

Yahoo! Health offers daily tips covering the range of human health, including diseases and conditions, medications, sexual health, fitness, nutrition, reference, and news. a medical dictionary, disease symptoms and treatments, resources for healthy living, and information on drugs and medicines.


Design

 

39) Inhabitat
URL: http://www.inhabitat.com

Inhabitat's motto is "Future forward design for a better world." This blog covers innovations in architecture, home design, interiors, product design and fashion that are pushing our world into a better and brighter future.


40) Yanko Design
URL: http://www.yankodesign.com/

Yanko Design is a popular blog dedicated to featuring modern international design news, covering industrial design, concepts, technology, architecture, exhibition and fashion. Once you go, you'll go again and again.


 

41) Design*Sponge
URL: http://www.designspongeonline.com/

Design*Sponge is a daily blog dedicated to home and product design run by Brooklyn-based writer, Grace Bonney. Launched in August of 2004, Design*Sponge features store and product reviews, city, product, and gift guides, DIY projects, before & after furniture and home makeovers, home tours, recipes, videos and podcasts, and trend forecasting.


42) Signal vs. Noise
URL: http://37signals.com/svn

Signal vs. Noise is the blog of 37signals, a Chicago-based web application company founded in 1999. It is all about design, business, experience, simplicity, the web, culture, and more.


43) Core77
URL: http://www.core77.com

Since 1995, Core77 has served a devoted global audience of industrial designers ranging from students through seasoned professionals. Core77 publishes articles, discussion forums, an extensive event calendar, hosts portfolios, job listings, and a database of design firms, schools, vendors and services.


44) Design You Trust
URL: http://designyoutrust.com/

Design You Trust is a daily design blog and community, full of new design trends, news and events, great design portfolios, young design bloods, design articles, photographies, fashion, creative advertisements, architectural inspirations, video design and hand-picked design stuff from all over the globe.


45) Arch Daily
URL: http://www.archdaily.com/

ArchDaily was founded in March 2008 with the one mission of delivering the most complete information to architects around the world - as soon as it is happening. It is the online source of continuous information for the latest architectural news: projects, products, events, interviews and competitions among others.


Parenting

 

46) 5 Minutes for Mom
URL: http://www.5minutesformom.com/

Janice Croze's 5 Minutes for Mom offers mothers the best in blogging, shopping, parenting and, when you need it, entertainment.


47) We Are THAT Family
URL: http://www.wearethatfamily.com/

Everybody knows THAT family. Join Kristen Welch as she blogs about her topsy turvy world where living can be a dangerous adventure.


 

48) MomDot
URL: http://www.momdot.com/

MomDot is a mom blogger and parenting site that brings the best in reviews, contests, websites, parenting, and more. The number one goal of blogger Trisha Haas is to feature and bring forth new and exciting mommy bloggers through her blogger forums and community.


49) Simple Mom
URL: http://simplemom.net/

Simple Mom is a blog that exists to help a mom of small children simplify her job. It covers topics including organization, family finances and the budget, frugality, making your home a haven, taking care of yourself, and cooking.


50) Dad Gone Mad
URL: http://www.dadgonemad.com/

Being a father is an ugly, messy, thankless job. Dad Gone Mad is proof that it can be downright hysterical, too. Follow Danny Evans as he blogs about his fatherly adventures.


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