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April 13, 2013

Psy 'Gentleman' Lyrics Translation: Full English Translation For Psy's New Hit

After reading this, you won't have to wonder what Psy is saying. NOW YOU'LL KNOW.
April 28, 2013

Fundawear For Durex Gives a New Meaning to Phone Sex

For all you long-distance lovers, Fundawear for Durex has developed an app to help you get your groove on.
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April 12, 2013

Rehtaeh Parsons Rape Case Solved By Anonymous in Less Than 2 Hours Despite "No Evidence"

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police spent a year investigating a gang-rape case to no end. Anonymous spent two hours searching and has the case practically gift wrapped.
April 24, 2013

Aisha Tyler to Haters: I Don't Need to Do It For the Money

When trolls told Aisha Tyler that she knew nothing about gaming, she wasn't going to let them off easy.
April 23, 2013

Coachella 2013: Watch Hipsters Make Fools Of Themselves By Praising Bands That Don't Even Exist

Watch some hipsters say they love bands that are totally made up.
April 12, 2013

3 Reasons Why Dating the Wendy's Girl Would Suck

She's a cute, fiery redhead, but some of her "charming" qualities may turn out to be a real pain.
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April 15, 2013

Westboro Baptist Church Plans to Picket Boston Marathon Funerals

The despicable members of the Westboro Baptist Church plan to picket the funerals
April 24, 2013

5 Social Networking Platforms Teens "Like" More Than Facebook

Teenagers are tiring of Facebook and flocking to a variety of social networks with more specialized functions.
April 1, 2013

What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality? 12 Scripture Verses About Gay Marriage

If you are going to stake your opinion on gay marriage based on what the Bible says about homosexuality it would be a good idea to have read the scripture.
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April 25, 2013

Meet the Man Who Got Deported From Saudi Arabia For Being "Too Handsome"

Ridiculously handsome men, beware: you are the new face of danger in Saudi Arabia.
April 15, 2013

10 Most Racist Tweets About Boston Marathon Bombing

It didn't take very long for Twitter to explode with speculation about Arabs being behind Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon. Regardless of who's responsible, these tweets were uncalled for.
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April 8, 2013

Canadian Man Sexually Assaulted By Four Women, Showing Rape Goes Both Ways

A man was sexually assaulted by 4 women, and the consequences of his coming forward to report the incident shows just how far we have to come when it comes to the sexual assault of men.
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April 1, 2013

College Study Tips: 5 Safe and Awesome Alternatives to Adderall

Students across the nation take Adderall, a pill that allows them to focus while studying. Because of the costs of the drug, both monetary and health related, here are some safer alternatives.
April 3, 2013

What is Misogyny, and How to Recognize a Misogynist

Misogyny is such a large and complex issue that full explication within PolicyMic’s 500-word article guideline is impossible. However, this is a darn good attempt.
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April 21, 2013

Afghan Girls School Poisoning: 74 Girls Poisoned in Suspected Taliban Gas Attack

The horrible poisoning of a girls' school in the remote city of Taluquan is only the latest in a growing pattern.
April 30, 2013

World's Most Cynical Art Student Makes Wedding Dress Out Of Divorce Papers

Is this brilliant or depressing? I can't decide.
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April 19, 2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Twitter: 25 Of His Most Disturbing Tweets

"its kind of like we're living in times where good is evil and evil is good"
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April 12, 2013

Audrie Pott Rape: Viral Rape is Trending, And We Should All Be Very Worried

At the news of another rape victim committing suicide after her rapists photographed their crime, it's time we address the issue of viral rape.
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April 2, 2013

13 Most Important Things to Consider When Choosing a College

Admissions letters are coming in and you're excited, but anxious. How do you decide where to go for the next four years?
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April 11, 2013

Rehtaeh Parsons: Nova Scotia Girl Raped, Bullied, And Commits Suicide

In a story with chilling similarities to the Steubenville rape case, a teenage girl hung herself after 2 years of constant harassment stemming from her being gang raped at a party.
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April 3, 2013

Why North Korea Really Hates Us

In the midst of escalating tensions between North Korea and the U.S., it's important to consider why North Koreans hate us in the first place
April 3, 2013

France Makes Contraception and Abortion Free

France just passed a landmark piece of legislation that makes birth control free from girls aged 15-18 and abortion free for all women.
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April 26, 2013

5 Reasons Marijuana Still Hasn't Been Legalized

The week after 4/20, many are wondering why marijuana is still illegal. Well, I can think of a few reasons...
April 30, 2013

Aaron Swartz Interview Video: Months Before His Suicide, He Warned Corporations Could Censor the Internet

An interview of Aaron Swartz, the Internet activist who committed suicide, has been released. He warned of internet censorship by private and government actors, months before his legal fight.
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April 3, 2013

Why Does North Korea Hate the U.S.?

Tensions between the United States and North Korea have recently escalated quite dramatically. But why?
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April 26, 2013

A Non-Muslim Just Carried Live IEDs Onto a Train, and the Media Didn't Report It

A New Jersey man had been arrested for carrying two IEDs onto a train eight days before the Boston bombing, but the media has barely reported on it.
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April 30, 2013

India Porn Ban: Sexual Assault, Not Porn, Is The Problem in India

In response to recent rape cases, the Indian government is considering banning pornography — taking the easy way out instead of facing the rampant culture of sexual crime head-on.
April 25, 2013

Rebecca Martinson: Sorority Girl Who Wrote Viral Email Leaves Delta Gamma

Her email was inexcusable and appalling, but she shouldn't be punished forever for this, at least if she shows some remorse once the interwebs is finished chucking stones at her.
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April 19, 2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Surviving Boston Bombing Suspect, Has Been Arrested

Police have shot and killed suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev following a pursuit that saw one officer killed and one wounded. Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been taken into custody.
April 23, 2013

TIME Most Influential People 2013: Jay-Z and Beyonce Make the Cut

Jay-Z and Beyonce top the list of the world's most influential power couple.
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April 15, 2013

The 50 Stupidest Laws Across the World

Thought laws in America were stupid? These dumb laws across the world prove we're not alone in bad legislation.
April 25, 2013

Virgin is Going to Turn Your Flight Into a Creepy Bar You Can't Leave

Before you book a flight with Virgin, you might want to read this.
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April 15, 2013

Boston Marathon Bombing Victims: One Of Those Killed 8-Year-Old

One of the victims in today's attack on the Boston Marathon bombing was eight years old.
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April 19, 2013

Russia-Chechnya Conflict: A Quick Guide

If you are a newcomer into the Russia-Chechnya conflict, but want to understand it in only a few paragraphs, look no further.
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April 29, 2013

Kermit Gosnell Trial: 4 Most Shocking Stories From the "Abortion House Of Horrors"

Here are four heart-wrenching and triggering stories that everyone should know about the Kermit Gosnell case.
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April 2, 2013

North Korea News is All Hype

My co-workers in South Korea aren't threatened by the recent bellowing from the North. So why are Americans so worried?
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April 7, 2013

38 Completely Normal Thoughts to Have As College Graduation Looms

Senior year's a blast, except for finals, job applications, and the unknown road ahead. Stop stressing! Here is a list of completely normal thoughts to have as graduation approaches.
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April 15, 2013

Boston Marathon Bombing Bears Hallmark of Terrorist Attack, Al Qaeda Could Be to Blame

Based on the timing and location of the attacks, this was almost certainly a terrorist attack.
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April 19, 2013

MIT Shooting: CNN Reports Major Incident Involving Explosives and Automatic Gunfire

After an earlier shooting on the MIT campus, CNN is reporting a possibly unrelated incident in Watertown involving explosives and automatic gunfire.
April 24, 2013

Aisha Tyler: How Gamers Can Help Stop Sexual Violence

I wrote a Facebook letter to help encourage others to speak out about misogyny in gaming and stand up for women who are being harassed online.
April 29, 2013

These 5 Women Came Out Long Before Jason Collins

Before Jason Collins made his historic coming-out, these women made similar announcements, though with smaller media attention because of their sports.
April 15, 2013

'Game of Thrones' Season 3 Episode 3 Review: Horrific Punishments Abound

The third episode of the third season of Game of Thrones, Walk of Punishment, brings a great deal of pain to many characters and gives us a glimpse of things to come.
April 30, 2013

5 Best Prom Proposals Ever

Elaborate prom proposals are growing in popularity. Here are some creative folks who went above and beyond to ask people to prom.
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April 19, 2013

Where is Chechnya?

Media reports have identified the Boston bombers as Chechen brothers. But what what do we know about Chechnya?
April 9, 2013

Rick Pitino Affair Has Been Virtually Whitewashed By the Media

Rick Pitino's affair with a woman who later tried to extort him after he paid for her abortion, has been totally missing from reporting on the Cardinals' tournament run.
April 28, 2013

Transphobia Has No Place in Feminism

Discrimination exists within feminist spaces, and nowhere is that clearer than in the vile bigotry aimed at trans women.
April 15, 2013

Yes, I'm Pro-Abortion

If we truly respect choice and women’s right to choose abortion, then we have to begin to be more comfortable with saying: I support the right to an abortion.
April 9, 2013

'Bates Motel' Episode 4 Recap: Sex Temporarily Solves Everything

In the fourth episode of "Bates Motel," Norman and his mother get frisky with their respective partners, a nice change of pace from all the violence and scariness this season.
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April 12, 2013

6 Incredible iPhone Videos From the Syrian Civil War

The Syrian civil war has been raging for over two years now, and the entire conflict has been recorded using smartphones.
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April 22, 2013

Will China Legalize Gay Marriage Before the United States?

Gay marriage in China could prove to be both socially and politically valuable for that country. More so, the stigmas gays face in America aren't as pronounced as they are in China.
April 11, 2013

Maine Hermit: Why Christopher Knight Abandoned Society For 27 Years

47-year-old Christopher Knight committed over 1,000 burglaries of camp grounds over the span of 27 years in order to survive in solitary, but why did he leave society?
April 19, 2013

7 Most Terrifying Places in the World

Think you're brave? Think again. These seven horrifying locales will test the limits of any well of courage.
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April 12, 2013

Audrie Pott Suicide Proves That Rape Culture is Becoming Systemic

Audrie Pott committed suicide last year after she was sexually assaulted at a party while passed out and then was humiliated by finding photos of the assault online.
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April 5, 2013

Monsanto's GMO Seeds Are Actively Cultivating Cultural Genocide

Monsanto has been able to protect its harmful malpractice with GMO seeds by taking advantage of the IMF, destroying cultural farming practices all over the world in the process.
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April 5, 2013

Do Mermaids Exist? Yes.

You may think there isn't such thing as a mermaid, but these two individuals are determined to be classified as such.
April 5, 2013

10 Funniest Karen Walker Quotes

"Will and Grace" brought the incomparable Karen Walker into the world. Her offbeat, completely politically incorrect statements made the show a smashing success. Here's to Karen Walker craziness.
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April 15, 2013

Boston Marathon Bombing: 3 Possible Terrorist Connections

Initial news reports of the Boston Marathon bombing have described the unfolding situation; these external factors could be playing a role in what could possibly be a terrorist attack.
April 23, 2013

You Know You're Almost 30 When ...

You start saying "When I retire" in place of "When I grow up," you count your lucky stars when you get carded, and 48 more ways you know you're out of your 20s.
April 7, 2013

5 Successful Teenagers Who Will Make You Feel Like You've Done Nothing With Your Life

Here are five teenagers who will make you question how you've been using your time.
April 29, 2013

10 Most Homophobic Tweets Following Jason Collins' Coming Out

Here's what the trolls had to say about the NBA's Jason Collins' coming out as gay.
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April 15, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: It's Not Fair to Legal Immigrants Or Americans

The reform should focus on improving America's legal immigration system instead of rewarding amnesty to more than 11 million illegal immigrants.
April 10, 2013

5 Biggest Stereotypes About Americans Traveling Abroad

Here are some of the most widespread, but inaccurate, notions foreigners have about Americans.
April 16, 2013

Can Former Porn Star Sasha Grey Be The Best Artist of All Time? Yes Says Italian Art Critic

Find out why this italian art critic thinks former porn star Sasha Grey is the best artist of our time.
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April 25, 2013

Israel Claims Syria Used Chemical Weapons, But Israel Has Used White Phosphorus

Israel stopped using white phosphorus because it “does not look good” internationally, which could be a strategy to improve the country's image while pressing for international action on Syria.
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April 15, 2013

Boston Marathon Terrorist Attack: JFK Library May Also Have Been Attacked

Reports of death and mayhem have been flooding in from Boston as the apparent result of a possible terrorist attack against civilians at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
April 1, 2013

Lil Wayne Sizzurp: Here's the "Purple Drank" the Rapper is Addicted to

Ever wonder what's in that styrofoam cup that rapper Lil Wayne just can't seem to part with? It's a narcotic cocktail that could possibly kill you. Let's take a closer look at Purple Drank.
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April 9, 2013

5 Reasons We Should Eliminate the SAT

The SAT is a terrible, overstressed measurement for college admission and it is totally ineffective in actually analyzing the students themselves.
April 11, 2013

10 Famous Figures You Didn't Realize Were Augusta National Members

Forget the actual golfers! Here are ten famous figures you may not know are members of the Augusta National Golf Course.
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April 9, 2013

9 Funniest Kim Jong-un Memes

As North Korea continues to rattle the world, Kim Jong Un’s chubby little cheeks and lovable demeanor are finally trending on the web. Here are some great memes of him.
April 21, 2013

5 Qualities that Make Clara Oswin Oswald An Emerging Sci-fi Feminist Icon

The Doctor is hopefully traveling with another feminist. Feminists are cool.
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April 27, 2013

App Academy: How a School Tuition Of $12,000 Leads To Annual Salary Of $83,000 in 9 Weeks

If you are into software development, there's a school in New York and San Francisco that is a dream come true.
April 28, 2013

7 Most Ridiculous Arguments Against Sex Ed

Your bedside guidebook for the ludicrous arguments against comprehensive sex ed in public schools!
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April 16, 2013

How I Will Respond to the Terrorists Who Almost Killed My Mother

A special message to the person or persons who exploded two bombs during the Boston Marathon.
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April 28, 2013

Kendrick Johnson: Georgia Teen's Family Waiting For Autopsy Over 'Accidental' Death

A Georgia family protests as they wait for answers in the case of Kendrick Johnson case.
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April 8, 2013

Margaret Thatcher Dead: She Was the Worst Feminist Ever

Margaret Thatcher wasn't just a bad feminist, she was the worst. Here's how Liz Lemon would react to the Iron Lady today.
April 9, 2013

'Mad Men' Season 6 Episode 1 Recap: Death is in the Air

The celebrated AMC show had its penultimate season premiere Sunday night, and the TV drama has its end in sight. After all, Don Draper only has 24 episodes left to live.
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April 16, 2013

Can This New Dove Campaign Make You Believe You're More Beautiful Than You Think?

Does this new Dove campaign make you feel worse or better about yourself?
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April 15, 2013

Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Captured, But No Details Yet

Authorities have confirmed that a man seen leaving several packages near the site of the Boston Marathon bombings has been arrested and is being held in a hospital.
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April 17, 2013

Boston Marathon Bomb Coverage Reveals Media Hypocrisy and Double Standards

The differences in coverage between the Boston bombings and government bombings are a failure and sad reality of American media.
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April 22, 2013

Jared Marcum: Eighth Grader Jailed For Wearing NRA T-Shirt to School

A 14-year-old boy was suspended and jailed for refusing to remove his NRA t-shirt. But, considering the ambiguity of the school's dress code, he may have been well within his rights to wear it.
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April 25, 2013

You’re 8x More Likely to Be Killed by a Police Officer Than a Terrorist

There are some bad apples in the police officer barrel.
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April 11, 2013

FEMEN Protests: Nobody Asked This Group to Speak For Oppressed Muslim Women

FEMEN is a Ukrainian-based group that is fighting for women's rights in non-Western countries by baring it all. But this might as well be called colonialism 2.0.
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April 8, 2013

Why Facebook Needs To Lean In and Fix Its Woman Problem

Facebook bans pictures of women breastfeeding while allowing content trivializing rape. It's time for Facebook to take its own advice and lean in.
April 12, 2013

John Madden Birthday: 18 Memorable Madden Quotes

John Madden is known for his infamous tendency to form incoherent sentences, speak in onomatopoeia, and state the obvious. Here are some great Madden moments.
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April 13, 2013

War With North Korea: Here's How It Would Really Play Out

Despite North Korea's belligerence and South Korea's rigid stance, war remains a distant possibility. Here's what might happen in the event of armed conflict.
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April 4, 2013

'Tyler Perry's Temptation' Movie: Rape Scene Undermines a Woman's Power to Say "No"

In "Tyler Perry's Temptation," the audience is led to believe that a woman had consensual sex after saying "no" to the man's advances. This is a poor representation of the meaning of the word.
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April 15, 2013

Boston Marathon Live Police Scanner

Explosions rocked the finish line of today's Boston Marathon, resulting in an unknown number of explosions and deaths. Listen to the live police scan here.
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April 13, 2013

Gun Control Debate 2013: Why Do Americans Love Guns So Much?

Gun owners should not have to prove anything about public safety to justify owning their guns in the first place. Gun ownership speaks for itself.
April 24, 2013

Chennai Superkings and Hyderabad Sunrisers: Why Can't Pakistani Cricket Players Play In India?

Imagine if Muslim players were athletes from competing in Boston because the Boston Marathon bombers identified as Muslim. This is the reality in India for Pakistani and Sri Lankan cricketers.
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April 3, 2013

War With North Korea: Kim Jong-Un is Not a Threat, Despite Hawkish U.S. Rhetoric

The only practical way to avoid a disastrous war and increase the chances of peace is the U.S. to the stop the saber-rattling.
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April 6, 2013

War With North Korea: What Would Really Happen?

Though total war is unlikely, how would it play out if the worst case were to happen?
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April 19, 2013

University Of Maryland Delta Gamma Sorority Email Goes Viral

Here's what you need to know about how this story just keeps getting crazier.
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April 27, 2013

Northwest Rankin High School Sued For Literally Forcing Students Into Religious Assembly

A Mississippi high school forced students to sit through assemblies in which church members talked about their personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This is clearly unconstitutional.
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April 20, 2013

4/20: Americans Are Ready to Legalize Marijuana, Why Aren't Politicians?

As the governor of New Mexico, I made waves by becoming the highest ranking elected official to call for marijuana legalization. The tipping point is here, and politicians must follow suit.
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April 17, 2013

Venezuela Election 2013 Protests: Thousands Rally Against Chavez's Heir Maduro

Thousands of supporters of Venezuelan opposition candidate Henrique Capriles took to the streets of Caracas decrying fraud after Sunday's election.
April 20, 2013

'Oxyana' Movie Review: Documentary Exposes West Virginia's Horrifying Drug Addiction Crisis

The film exposes an epidemic of prescription drug addiction in West Virginia as well as the issues of small-town America as a way of life.
April 15, 2013

The MTV Movie Awards Were an Offensive 2-Hour Fat Joke

The MTV Movie Awards were one long joke about body image and race. With this kind of humor being preached from the teen Mecca, it's no wonder looking different is still something people laugh at.
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April 15, 2013

Boston Marathon Suspect At Large: No Suspect in Custody

Authorities have confirmed that no suspect is in custody. Previous announcements that a suspect has been arrested appear to be false.
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April 2, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: Where Are the Most Undocumented Immigrants From?

We stereotype immigrants in various ways, but who are they really? Where are they from, and what do they do in America?
April 25, 2013

5 Things That Will Probably Happen At Your 5-Year High School Reunion

Some predictions for your first high school reunion ... Enjoy!
April 17, 2013

10 Reasons to Love This Westboro Baptist Church Facebook Page

Did you know Anonymous has their own Westboro Baptist Church Facebook page?
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April 3, 2013

80% Of Drug Smugglers Are American Citizens, Not Illegal Immigrants

Many Americans assume cross-border drug smuggling is exclusively the domain of Latinos. Not true — 80% of those border-hoppers are American citizens.
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April 25, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: 5 Ways It Will Affect Our Economy

One of the hot-button issues surrounding immigration reform is what economic impact it will have. As the numbers show, it's really a mixed bag.
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April 26, 2013

300,000 Children Enter the Sex Trade Annually — in the U.S.

Sex trafficking is a worldwide problem that touches all of our communities, yet most people are unaware that this is a massive industry ... even here at home.
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April 16, 2013

Buddhist Monk Sex Tape: Cambodians React to Video

A video of a Buddhist monk and woman having sex has surfaced. It involves two members of a project to create a new temple in Lowell, which was already accused of illegal financial activity.
April 24, 2013

This is What a Great Anti-Sexual Assault PSA Looks Like

The University of Arizona recently published a PSA on how men can actively engage in sexual assault prevention on college campuses, and it's actually great!
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April 30, 2013

Senkaku Islands Dispute: How China Could Spark the Next Big War

While the world remains distracted by North Korea's bizarre antics, a potentially devastating conflict may be simmering in the South China Sea.
April 9, 2013

Daddy Yankee Gay: What His Fake Coming Out Tells Us

The "Gasolina" singer is embroiled in a homosexuality controversy, but the story of his fake coming out should be an entry point into the reality of actual LGBTQ Latino individuals.
April 9, 2013

March Madness 2013: LIVE Updates, Predictions, Brackets, and Commentary

Louisville won the championship game on Monday 82-76 against Michigan. Rick Pitino become the first coach to win a championship at two different schools.
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April 9, 2013

For $99, This Kit Lets You Map Your Entire DNA

A cool new DNA mapping kit allows you to learn about your genetic makeup for less than $100.
April 2, 2013

Splash ABC Premiere: Miss Alabama USA Katherine Webb Hits the Water

Miss Alabama USA 2012 Katherine Webb and reality starlet Kendra Leigh Baskett star in ABC's 'Splash,' a spinoff of British Olympic champion Tom Daley's celebrity-diving show in the UK.
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April 13, 2013

10 Essential Things to Do Before You Turn 25

A quarter century is a long time to be around and not do the stuff on this list. So get busy.
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April 18, 2013

Boston Bombing and Texas Explosion: Why Are They So Different?

In the U.S. we have learned that some risks are acceptable and some are not, and that's a problem.
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April 10, 2013

60% Of Girls Have Quit a Sport Because Of Their Looks

A recent study by Dove found that six out of ten girls have quit a sport due to body image concerns. Why are young girls so insecure about their looks?
April 21, 2013

Are Women Insecure Or Are Men Overconfident? Watch This Dove Parody to Find Out

You need to watch this new parody of the Dove ad campaign to find out.
April 10, 2013

American Feminism Can Do More Harm Than Good

The rapid spread of Western feminist ideals via social media can be down-right dangerous. Just ask Amina Tyler in Tunisia.
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April 12, 2013

Top 10 Kim Jong-un Memes From The Internet

North Korea's threatening to nuke us, but we seem to have a hard time taking that seriously judging from these ten trending memes from the depths of the Internet.
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April 25, 2013

5 Things to Do and 7 Things Not to Do When Someone Tells You They Were Sexually Assaulted

Many comments on sexual assault stories are at best unproductive and at worst, victim blaming. Here's what you should and should not do when someone tells you they were sexually assaulted.
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April 26, 2013

George W. Bush's Legacy is Darker Than Some Would Have You Believe

Some say things look better in the morning. It has been several mornings since Bush was last president and it's safe to say that his legacy continues to look worse.
April 15, 2013

5 Reasons I Refuse to Call Myself a Feminist

I assumed as a green college freshman that as an intelligent woman with the hopes of pursuing a career, I was a feminist by default.