Links we love right now
A friendly Alaskan moose, email fraud tactics and questionable weight-losstricks
Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best of the web right now:
1. The friendliest Alaskan moose you will ever behold. As the popular YouTube video makes abundantly clear in its description, this is not a wild moose nor a typical one. It's an affable animal that was raised in the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Daily activities include long walks with a human and light cuddling.
2. The most common phrases used in email by fraudsters. I would make you click to find out, but that would be so phishy. Red flags in your inbox include "nobody will know," "special fees" and "cover up." A good rule of thumb is that if it sounds like you're a character in a James Bond film, you're probably about to get scammed.
3. The 13 worst things that can happen to you at Downton Abbey. Seriously, can life get any harder for the fake British nobility? We just feel so bad for them.
4. Keep your New Year's weight-loss resolution with these 10 weird tricks from Grantland. Now this here advice is for free: If it doesn't include exercising and eating healthier, it's not going to work. Also, please refer to No. 2 on today's list.
5. National Geographic photo contest winners. If that video of the slightly domesticated moose got you thinking about life beyond your computer screen, we can help. Check out these stunning photos of the great outdoors from the comfort of your desk. Don't actually go outside. You could get attacked by a moose, for crying out loud.