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Oct. 16, 2013

6 Disney Films That Are Undeniably Racist and Sexist

We all know that Disney relied on racist and sexist stereotypes in its early days. But how much has changed in Disney's 90 year career?
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Oct. 16, 2013

Women Around the World Are Being Stoned to Death. Do You Know the Facts?

Stoning is either practiced or permitted by law in 15 countries around the world. Find out what you can do to end this inhumane punishment.
Oct. 16, 2013

Men And Women Do Not Have Equal Rights in the United States — This Is Proof

Women and men are still not equal. Anyone who says otherwise has got to see this.
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Oct. 16, 2013

'I am Malala' Review Reveals the Dark Truth About Malala Yousafzai's Rise to Stardom

It is important to recognize the incredible courage of Malala Yousafzai. Her biography, I Am Malala, also shines a light on something most Americans might rather forget.
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Oct. 16, 2013

3 Reasons the 2013 Government Shutdown is Nothing Like 1995

Three important differences between the government shutdown of 1995 and today's, and how the two debacles play an important role in the history of our country.
Oct. 16, 2013

Oscar Wilde Was Arrested for Homosexuality, His Heartbreaking Quote Shows How Far We've Come And How Far We Still Need to Go

Oscar Wilde was a brilliant playwright who was sentences to two years in prison for homosexual acts. His heartbreaking quote shows the progression of dignity and equality.
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Oct. 16, 2013

Government Shutdown Over, But the Pain is Just Beginning For the GOP

The hardcore right wing of the Republican Party appears to have capitulated a day before the theorized October 17 default. Looks like the show's over, folks — for now.
Oct. 16, 2013

Ken Cuccinelli is Surprised God Hasn't Punished America For Abortions

This week an attack ad to exploit Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's wacky beliefs that God judges nations, particularly the U.S., based off of abortion practices.
Oct. 16, 2013

Who Said It: Oscar Wilde or the Dowager Countess of Grantham?

How well do you know the Irish author and sassy matriarch? Find out with our quiz, perfect for fans of Wilde, ‘Downton Abbey,’ and inspirational Pinterest boards.
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Oct. 16, 2013

What Would Happen if America Defaults On Its Debt? Here's What Obama Could Do

In 2050, the Tea Party Default of October 2013 will be remembered as the day before then-President Obama, using an obscure provision of the Constitution, kept the USA from ever defaulting again.
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Oct. 16, 2013

Man's Quest to Spread His Gay Son's Story Just Ended in Tragedy

Joe Bell attempted to walk across the country in memory of his gay son who committed suicide. Bell's story doesn't end any happier.
Oct. 16, 2013

'The Mindy Project' Season 2 Episode 5 Recap: Wiener Night and Dick Pics

Mindy jumps back into the dating scene only to find that she’s not cultured enough for her hipster love interest.
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Oct. 16, 2013

College Women Should Not 'Stop Getting Drunk' To Prevent Rape

Emily Yoffe's story today in 'Slate' erases the experiences of many rape survivors, including me.
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Oct. 16, 2013

South Korea is Playing a Deadly Game By Fueling Bahrain's Violent Crackdown

Dozens of Bahrainis have been killed by tear gas since 2011. With Western countries finding it increasingly unpalatable to export repressive weapons, Bahrain has turned to South Korea for help.
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Oct. 16, 2013

Madison, Wisconsin is Worried This "Snuggle House" is Thinly Veiled Prostitution

The Snuggle House insists that everything is firmly above the belt. So could snuggling solve our national problems?
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Oct. 16, 2013

Gigantic Sea-Serpent Fish Pulled Out of Ocean in California

A dead 18-foot oarfish was pulled out of the water in southern California.
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Oct. 16, 2013

This Obamacare Enrollment Graph Could Be the White House's Worst Nightmare

Though the White House has yet to release official numbers, this graph claims 99.6% of people who so far have visited healthcare.gov failed to enroll in Obamacare.
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Oct. 16, 2013

The Hostage-Takers Just Lost Everything

The fact that the GOP walked away from their ransom efforts without even a tiny concession speaks to the true level of their failure.
Oct. 16, 2013

5 Ways Noah Webster Made the English Language American

In celebration of Noah Webster's 255th birthday, we look back on his contribution to American English.
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Oct. 16, 2013

'SNL' Ignores Black Women, Black Women Ignore 'SNL'

With only four black women cast members ever, you'd think we don't exist. That's okay — in this social media era, black, female comics are hitting it big by doing it for themselves.
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Oct. 16, 2013

Cyclone Phailin Death Toll Would Have Been Much Higher Without Naveen Patnaik

To the relief of most, India's cyclone Phailin had a relatively low death toll. The man garnering praises for minimizing the loss of life is Naveen Patnaik, the chief Minister of Odisha.
Oct. 16, 2013

7 Touching Lessons We Can Learn From 'Humans of New York'

NYC has known its fare share of violence, bad drivers, and egotistical people. Brandon Stanton's debut book 'Humans of New York' shows us why these stereotypes are wrong.
Oct. 16, 2013

Jhumpa Lahiri’s 'The Lowland' Shows Immigrant Literature Is Obsolete

Jhumpa Lahiri's Booker Prize shortlisted new novel, "The Lowland," is a story about an immigrant — but don't call it "immigrant literature."
Oct. 16, 2013

A Grown Man Watches 'Ordinary People' For the First Time

This movie out-performed 'The Shining', 'Caddyshack', and 'Raging Bull' in the box office. It also won the Oscar for Best Picture. Why haven't we heard of it?
Oct. 16, 2013

'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Season 1 Episode 4 Recap: "Seduce Him"

In this week's episode of 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.', the team must neutralize a rogue agent.
Oct. 16, 2013

This New Study is the Best News Pot Smokers Will Hear All Day

Those who regularly smoke pot have a lower BMI, smaller waistlines, lower insulin levels, and lower insulin resistance.
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Oct. 16, 2013

The Human Rights Tragedy You Don't Know About in East Africa

East African witch doctors are killing and selling those aflicted with albinism in order to make potions.
Oct. 16, 2013

Halloween Hell Houses Aim to Scare You Straight, Literally

Hell Houses are "haunted houses" run by Christian fundamentalists with rooms depicting doctors ripping tissue from between girls' legs and gay men dying of AIDS.
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Oct. 16, 2013

What the Silk Road Shut Down Means For the Future Of Free-Market Capitalism

Despite it's flaws and ultimately being shut down, Silk Road will be remembered for blazing the way for a new era in capitalism.
Oct. 16, 2013

2 Embarrassing Reasons We Still Like the Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys remain "America's Team" despite an unimpressive record, which reveals two unfortunate American values.
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Oct. 16, 2013

Diana the Hunter Revenge-Killed Bus Drivers in Mexico

She's been called a vigilante. I'm not so sure.
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Oct. 16, 2013

ASEAN Countries Could Become Ground Zero For Another Proxy War

The 10 countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are planning their economic future, and their economies could become the battleground for a proxy war between the U.S. and China.
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Oct. 16, 2013

How Mothers Against Drunk Driving is Actually Encouraging It

Honors student Erin Cox went to a party to pick-up a drunk friend and MADD is less than pleased about it.
Oct. 16, 2013

'New Girl' Season 3 Episode 5 Recap: Financial Crisis

When Nick comes into money, it causes problems for his relationship with Jess. Meanwhile, Schmidt tries to be a better person.
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Oct. 16, 2013

This Gun Owner Got Fired For Thwarting a Robbery

A New Hampshire gas station clerk stopped a robbery by pulling a gun on the thief, and was promptly fired.
Oct. 16, 2013

Rebecca Sedwick's Tormentors Can't Be Arrested For Cyber-Bullying

In Florida, the arrest of two young teens in connection with the suicide of a 12-year-old raises questions about the role of the criminal in stopping cyber-bullying.
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Oct. 16, 2013

How the Conservative Way Of Thinking Got America Into a Really Big Mess

This is about a larger issue than the government shutdown. It is about the nature of life in a democratic polity itself.
Oct. 16, 2013

'Scientific American' Controversy Shows the Sexist Side of Science

The magazine took down a post by a scientist claiming harassment, but that was just the beginning: this is about so much more than a blog post. It's about the foundation of science itself.
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Oct. 16, 2013

One Thing Everyone's Missing About GMO Foods

While widespread use of genetically modified foods would be dangerous, almost everyone is forgetting about the potential benefits of modified crops.
Oct. 16, 2013

Even With Berlusconi in Jail, Sexism Would Still Thrive in Italian Politics

Whether Berlusconi ends up in jail or doing community service, his defeat still means nothing for Italy’s sexist political culture that will carry on.
Oct. 16, 2013

5 Awe-Inspiring Performances Every Motown Lover Needs to See

See the records you love come to life in these five quintessential clips.
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Oct. 16, 2013

Why Was the Government Shutdown? Millennials Know the Reason All Too Well

In the current political climate, some are scrambling to understand why the government was shutdown. Millennials increasingly recognize the dysfunction in Washington, and turn away becuase of it.
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Oct. 16, 2013

In This Economy, People Turn to Their Bodies to Pay the Bills

Hair, blood, sperm, sex are some of the legal items being traded in times of financial desparation. The underground market for illegal body parts however continues to boom.
Oct. 16, 2013

A 28-Year-Old Won the Man Booker Prize, What Did You Do Today?

Eleanor Catton's Man Booker Prize win proves millennials aren't as anti-culture as older generations like to think.
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Oct. 16, 2013

How Much Do Government Shutdowns Cost Us? Since 2010, More Than You Know

A new report from Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC argues that Congress's myopic behavior has cost America dearly.
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Oct. 16, 2013

No Matter Who's to Blame For the Government Shutdown, Millennials Lose

Congress is too busy pointing fingers to figure out a long-term solution to our ballooning debt. If they don't get their act together soon, millennials will be the ones who suffer.
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Oct. 16, 2013

Advice For Millennial Advice-Givers

Thanks in advance for your concern, but you're kind of missing the point.
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Oct. 16, 2013

Oreos Might Actually Be More Addictive Than Cocaine

A study with rats found out that Oreos activate the brain's pleasure centers more than cocaine. So now you have an excuse, cookie-munchers of America.
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Oct. 16, 2013

Even Gorillas At the Bronx Zoo Are Getting Better Health Care Than Some Americans

While Americans are trying to get their heads around the ever-crashing Obamacare website for basic health insurance, a 180-pound gorilla is getting VIP medical treatment at the Bronx Zoo.
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Oct. 16, 2013

Russia's Recent Oil Deal Reveals Its Softer Side

A month before Ukraine is set to sign a free trade deal with the E.U., a recent energy deal it reached with Russia is turning heads.
Oct. 16, 2013

Piers Morgan Explains Why Bill O'Reilly is a Dick, No Word Yet On Why He's One Too

In a battle between "Papa Bear" Bill O'Reilly and "somehow still on CNN" Piers Morgan, you'll probably believe what happened.
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Oct. 16, 2013

A Rundown On the Senate Deal That Could Be Our Last Hope to Avoid Default

This is what the end of the shutdown might look like.
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Oct. 16, 2013

The Traffic Numbers For Healthcare.gov's First Week Are Disastrous

Healthcare.gov received more than 9.47 million visitors its first week, but only 36,000 visitors were able to enroll.
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Oct. 16, 2013

Twitter IPO Date is Something to Get Excited For, Even If Twitter's in the Red

Twitter is losing money left and right, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't invest in the company's hotly anticipated IPO.
Oct. 16, 2013

Next Nobel Prize Awards Should Include a Brand New Category

The Nobel Prize has a science category, but not one for innovation in engineering and technology. To stay relevant, the next new category should reflect the changing times.
Oct. 16, 2013

SecureDrop is the Anonymous Whistleblowing System Journalists Have Been Waiting For

SecureDrop is here, and that's good for sources and journalists alike. The system makes the identity of sources completely unknown to everybody including the journalists receiving information.
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Oct. 16, 2013

N.J. Senate Results: Cory Booker Wins Special Election

The Newark Mayor is declared the victor in the special election for New Jersey's senate seat
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Oct. 16, 2013

69% Of Tea Party Republicans Don't Fear the Default Reaper

Here's why the GOP took us to the brink of default: Republican congressmen are just representing their constituents.
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Oct. 16, 2013

The Surprising Way Cars Cause Almost 100,000 American Deaths a Year

Car pollution has a more fatal effect than you might think.
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Oct. 16, 2013

This Principal Had a Pledge Of Allegiance "Shutdown," and the Response Was Outrage

A Nebraska high school principal might face disciplinary measures for canceling the Pledge of Allegiance. Even during the shutdown, propaganda must still go on...
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Oct. 16, 2013

Iran Nuclear Program Actually Up For Discussion Now

Today marks the beginning of p5+1 talks in Geneva with six world powers and Iran.
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Oct. 16, 2013

Conservatives Will Bemoan the Evils Of Obamacare to 2017 and Beyond

Heritage Action, a conservative advocacy organization, continues to battle Obamacare even though the fight is over.