Brendan Bures

Brendan Bures is the Culture Editor at The Fresh Toast.

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Dogs Of Instagram: The Beagle

The most famous beagle, without a doubt, is Snoopy. Charles Schulz once stated, "Snoopy didn't start off being a Beagle. It's just that 'beagle' is a funny word".

How To Open A Bottle Without An Opener And 3 Other Must-Know Wine Hacks

Years of experience as a sommelier have taught me how to handle difficult wine situations, so before you panic, take a look at these 4 wine hacks.

Kate Middleton Was Just Upstaged By A Victoria’s Secret Model

You may think Kate Middleton would be the most whispered about mum at school drop-off in the mornings. But according to at least one parent, there is someone even more interesting. 

How Rock Climbers Can Use Marijuana In Recovery And Training

Improved sleep, training motivation, and reduced anxiety are just some ways in which marijuana can help climbers.

Meme Of The Week: Alienstock Music Festival Produces A Fresh Wave Of Alien Memes

Alienstock is the Woodstock of music festivals for people invested in Area 51 and government schemes.  And it's spawned a bunch of memes.

Types Of Marijuana Known To Ease A Hangover

There is evidence that marijuana can help squash those pesky hangovers, but it's crucial to select the appropriate strain.

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New Planet Discovered: Let’s Theorize Everything That’s About to Go Wrong

As long as we’ve studied the stars, humans have searched for the possibility of life on another planet, of another Earth. That quest by astronomers has yielded some candidates, like Gliese 667Cc and Kepler-452b, the most similar...

How Chance the Rapper’s Grandmother Cursed His Career For the Better

By now it’s all but written in stone: 2016 has been Chance the Rapper’s year. It might even be written in stone, too. No other rapper, no other artist, has ascended from beloved talent to bona fide...

Debating, And Correcting, The 100 Greatest Movies Of The 2000s List

When the BBC polled 62 international film critics last year to rank the 100 greatest American movies of all-time, an interesting omission mostly went unmentioned: There weren’t many films from the 2000s. And by not many, I mean there...

Cities and Celebrities: Proposing 8 New Holidays for Hometown Heroes

Cities love claiming their hometown heroes. It gives people a sense of pride in where they're from, lets celebrities return home heroes, and provides the mayor with an easy photo op. Everyone wins.For example, the city of Los Angeles...

Kanye West Wrote A Weird Poem About McDonald’s

When we speak of great modern-day American poets, the list probably starts with — yeah, nevermind. Kanye wrote a poem about McDonalds. And it’s absolutely incredible.By now you’ve likely heard of *the poem*, but to recap: Frank...

These Sand Sculptures Will Change Your Outlook on Life

No other art form more closely resembles the experience of life than sand sculptures. There's the painstaking dedication it takes to be great, the liability of it all washing away at a moment’s notice, and the chance a...