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?

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?

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?

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.

Chinese Facebook Ban: Don't Expect Censorhip to Go Away Anytime Soon in China

Chinese authorities are blocking Facebook. Don't expect these draconian crackdowns to help the government control dissent, but don't expect them to go away, either.

The Girl Who Cried "Grape"

Gray rape, or "grape" as its been dubbed, is the elephant in many a bedroom and we need to start talking about it. Now.

Former Vogue Editor Kirstie Clements: Models Eat Kleenex to Stay Slim

In a tell-all book, former Vogue editor Kirstie Clements opens up about the dark side of the fashion industry.

Tyga Under Fire: Harvard Students Demand Sexist Rapper's Ouster From School Event

Feminism is well and alive at Harvard, where a student’s petition to take Tyga out of its festival has gathered 1,800 signatures and counting.

7 Euro Zone Countries That Could Spark the Next Financial Crisis

The latest Euro zone nation to undergo a financial crisis, Cyprus, has raised question about offshore banking and money laundering. But Cyprus is far from the only country in trouble.

J.J. Abrams 'Star Wars': Is the Force With Him?

George Lucas has turned over the proverbial keys to the kingdom to J. J. Abrams, best known for reviving the "Star Wars" franchise. Many fans are wondering whether he can pull it off.

Susan Patton's Guide to Finding a Husband

Princeton alum Susan Patton recently wrote a viral letter to the editor that girls at her alma mater should find a husband before graduation. Here is how to make that happen.

This Georgia Town Actually Requires All Citizens to Own a Gun ... And There Have Been Interesting Results

A gun control law that has been mandated for the past 31 years requires all heads of household to own a weapon and ammunition in the Atlanta suburb of Kennesaw.

Exxon Pegasus Oil Spill Shows Why the Keystone XL Issue is So Critical

Oil pipelines leak constantly. On Sunday a major leak was reported in Arkansas. Keystone XL would carry 9 times more oil than this leak through a water source supplying 30% of U.S. farmland.

Jodi Arias Trial LIVE Stream: Defense Seeks Mistrial Over Juan Martinez Conduct

The murder trial of Jodi Arias resumes on Tuesday after defense attorneys argued that prosecutor Juan Martinez engaged in inappropriate behavior by posing for photos and signing autographs.

5 GIFs Explain Why Letting Saudi Arabian Women Ride Bikes is Not Progressive

The new legislation permitting women to ride bicycles and motorbikes shows just how backward Saudi Arabia really is. Photo Credit: Yusef Alahmad

Voter ID Laws: Why Democrats Are Scared

States are implementing laws requiring voters to produce photo identification (ID). Democrats are fighting these initiatives claiming voter disenfranchisement. Are Democrats supporting voter frau

Forget the Hadouken: 15 Gaming Super Moves to Do in Public

Now that the classic Street Fighter move has gone viral, here are 15 more to do in public.

TSA Screening Lawsuit Helps Expose Government Abuse

A new lawsuit filed by two Harvard students should help give Americans fewer and fewer excuses to remain silent in the face of government abuse.

George Bush Paintings: What Do They Mean?

President Bush has taken up painting, and the subject of his art may say more than the former leader of the free world is at liberty to tell the public.

Ariel Knights: Mother Sues Abortion Clinic After Birth Of "Miracle Baby"

One year after a failed abortion and the birth of her "miracle baby," an Ohio mother sues the abortion clinic for unsuccessfully aborting her pregnancy.

Associated Press Drops "Illegal Immigrant" From AP Style Guide, and It's About Time

The world's largest and oldest media organization has just banned the phrase "Illegal Immigrant" from its style book, thus also removing the term from media outlets across the U.S.

NRA School Safety Plan: Proposal Would Put More Guns in Schools

The National School Shield Program released a series of recommendations today for how to make schools safer from gun violence, too bad it won't work.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Worries Our Political Leaders Are Out Of Touch With Science

Those who steward our planet's safety should have the background to justify their positions, and Neil deGrasse Tyson worries our leaders aren't scientifically literate enough to do that.

North Korea War Talk Ramps Up, Along With Show Of Military Force

Tensions run high on the Korean Peninsula as the North declares a state of war, and the U.S. beefs up its military presence.

Lego Star Wars Set Latest Victim Of Political Correctness?

Legos are the latest target of advocates of political correctness.

'G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation' Banned in Pakistan

Pakistani authorities have banned the release of the movie 'G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation.' But does censoring movies and websites in Pakistan really weaken the opposition?

Bayern Munich vs Juventus LIVE: An Epic Champions League Quarterfinals

Tuesday will see a clash of European soccer giants in the Champions League quaterfinals as Germany's top team, Bayern Munich, hosts Italian side Juventus, which is on a 18-game UEFA win streak.

April Fool's Prank By Immigration Activists Goes Horribly Right

During an April Fool's prank to protest the private prison company GEO Group's plan to purchase naming rights to Florida Atlantic University stadium, protesters learn they've already won.

'Bates Motel' Episode 3 Recap: Saving Someone Who Wouldn't Save You

In the third installment of the A&E series, Norman goes the extra mile for his mother, who only has her own self-interests in mind.

Lady Gaga and the 2012 RNC: The GOP Tried and Failed to Buy Celebrities

It has been revealed that Republican groups were prepared to offer Lady Gaga $1 million to perform at the Republican National Convention in 2012. Can Republicans reduce their pop culture deficit?

R. Kelly Petition to Change U.S. National Anthem to 'Ignition (Remix)' Still 88,000 Short

Is there a neeed for a new national anthem that's "still hot and fresh out the kitchen"? No, but even R. Kelly is part of an important American historical tradition.

Millennials: How and Why We're Different

Recent articles about Millennials have it all wrong, and here's why.

This Picture Of Alex Rodriguez On the Cover Of the New York Times Is An Instagram Photo

The New York Times came under fire for publishing an Instagram picture on the front page of its Sunday paper. Critics argue the app is threatening to change the face of traditional photography.

Lamar Odom Charity, Cathy Kids, Stole $2.2 Million: But Odom Won't Go to Jail For It

Lamar Odom's foundation joins a long list of charities accused of fraud and embezzlement. What can we do to hold charities more accountable?

'Game Of Thrones' Season 3 Premiere: Show Proves TV is Best Served Slow

People complain about the splintering plot and glacial pace of "Game of Thrones." Those people need to find patience.

Social Conservatism Could Be Dead in the GOP

Despite a backlash from social conservatives, the Republican Party would not be wise to highlight "values" issues in order to remain viable.

'Finding Dory' Movie: Is the Golden Age Of Pixar Finally Over?

Pixar just confirmed it's working on "Finding Dory," a sequel to wildly popular 2003 flick, "Finding Nemo." The production company is only digging itself into a hole by making this.

Kansas Passes Draconian, Dishonest Anti-Abortion Bill

The Kansas Senate has passed yet another anti-abortion bill not unlike that of North Dakota, with the governor all too willing to sign women's rights away.

Facebook Phone: FB Reportedly Releasing Mobile Device This Week

Facebook is reportedly about to launch a branded phone. There are plenty of ways for the company to expand its marketing presence, but this wouldn't be the best approach.

Tesla Motors Turns a Profit: The Economics Of Electric Cars

How nice does an electric car sound when you could have 10,000 barrels of crude oil running down your street?

Immigration Reform 2013: English-Only Laws Will Drive Hispanics Even Further Away From the GOP

Republicans think they can mask their anti-immigration sentiment under the guise of making English the nation's official language. They're wrong.

NYC Mayor Race Scandal: New York Lawmakers Arrested in Plan to Rig Mayoral Race

The race for mayor in New York just got a bit weirder. A massive bribery scandal that lead to the arrest of 6 NY lawmarkers was unearthed on Tuesday.

Hulu Announces Premiere Of "Inspector Spacetime" and "Space Teens" on April Fools' Day

Hulu effectively crushed the hopes and dreams of many "Community" and "How I Met Your Mother" fans by announcing shows like "Inspector Spacetime" and "Space Teens" as an April Fools' Day Prank.

John Joyce Stood Up For Civil Rights With His Homelessness Bill Of Rights

John Joyce, a passionate advocate who helped pass the Rhode Island Homeless Bill of Rights, passed away last month at age 50, but his legacy will live on.

5 First Ladies Who Steal the Show From Their Husbands

With Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuang making headlines around the world, let’s take a look at five other first ladies who share the limelight.

Arizona's Anti-Gay Law Has Actually Allowed One Town to Pass Pro-Gay Laws

Bisbee, Arizona, is set to pass an ordinance allowing civil unions for all, because of a loophole in the state's anti-gay marriage law, Proposition 102.

Obama Goes 2 For 22 in Hoops, But It's Still Better Than His Record Against Congress

Is Obama’s recent 2-22 pick-up basketball game fail so much worse than his rate of success at getting bills through Congress?

How Millennials Can Lead Washington By Example — and Save the Nation

The nation cannot afford for millennials to reciprocate Washington's reckless spending and stubborn inaction.

Malcolm Smith and Dan Halloran Show Some Bipartisanship ... in Election Rigging

Two New York politicians were arrested today after allegedly coming together to try to rig the NYC mayoral election. Is this the closest we get to bipartisanship these days?

Texas Women's Coalition Receives Funding For Family Planning

Though Texas's Title X grant does not include abortion funding, it does support other women's health and family planning services, which is a step in the right direction for women's health.

Why Do Animals Dance to the Backstreet Boys?

Watch this video of a sea lion bobbing its head to a Backstreet Boys know...for science.

Mic Check: Obama to Spend $100 Million to Map Your Brain

Today's PolicyMic newsletter, featuring our take on the day's news and our favorite stories from around the web.

Did the British Have a Hand in Patrice Lumumba's Assassination?

A British peer claims that MI6 played a major role in the assassination of Patrice Lumumba, the first democratically elected prime minister of Congo.

Yvonne Brill Obituary: Was New York Times Tribute Sexist?

The Times was accused of sexism for describing late rocket scientist Yvonne Brill as a woman who could make a "mean beef stroganoff." The paper wasn't sexist but failed to highlight her balance.

YouTube Chris Brown Today Show Interview Video: "I'm Humbled"

Chris Brown sat with NBC's Today Matt Lauer on Tuesday to promote his new album X, and single 'Fine China.'

Nebraska Pro-Life Politicians Hypocritically Try To Block Prenatal Care While Banning Abortion

The proposed ban would have eliminated a fiscally sound program that provides prenatal care for unborn children of undocumented immigrants that will be born American citizens.

Obama Budget: Now is Not the Time to Scale Back Spending

Despite frequent calls to tame unruly government spending, the reality Obama must stand for is what he knows is right: now is the time for government to spend and invest more than ever.

Why College Educations Aren't Always the Best Option

With so many obstacles in the way of obtaining a college degree, students today are more stressed than ever before. Are the benefits of attending college always worth the costs?

David Hasselhoff Tries to Save the Berlin Wall From Demolition

The Berlin Wall lasted through nearly 30 years of Communism, and 24 years of Capitalism, and is now being torn down for luxury housing. David Hasselhoff wants to save it.

South Carolina Congressional Primary Results LIVE: Mark Sanford Wants to Face Elizabeth Colbert

Former, and disgraced, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford wants to clinch the Republican nomination Tuesday for the right to take on Democrat Elizabeth Colbert in a May 7 special election.

Lindsay Lohan Pregnant: LiLo Tweets She's Expecting

"Its official. Pregnant...," the 26-year-old star of 'Mean Girls' tweeted early Tuesday morning.

Why "Scary" Movies Aren't Scary Anymore

Directors like Hitchcock and Kubrick understood the critical importance of slowing things down for the audience. Today's filmmakers cater to audience with low attention spans, killing suspense.

Mark Sanford in South Carolina: Will His Past Catch Up With Him?

Mark Sanford has arisen like a phoenix to come close to getting back into office in South Carolina. But will his turbulent past snuff out his flames?

1-0 to the good for Bayern...

Tuesday will see a clash of European soccer giants in the Champions League quaterfinals as Germany's top team, Bayern Munich, hosts Italian side Juventus, which is on a 18-game UEFA win streak.

Bayern Munich lead Juventus 1-0 at Halftime of testy Champions League Quarterfinal

Tuesday will see a clash of European soccer giants in the Champions League quaterfinals as Germany's top team, Bayern Munich, hosts Italian side Juventus, which is on a 18-game UEFA win streak.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Apologizes, Will Change Warranty Practice in China

After criticism on state TV, CEO Tim Cook posted a letter on Apple's website apologizing to Chinese consumers for replacing damaged phones with refurbished ones and not updating the warranty.

Bayern Munich and Juventus Lineups

11 players and 7 substitutes ready to do battle at Allianz Arena in Munich for the UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals.

Bayern Munich now lead Juventus 2-0 in Allianz Arena

Tuesday will see a clash of European soccer giants in the Champions League quaterfinals as Germany's top team, Bayern Munich, hosts Italian side Juventus, which is on a 18-game UEFA win streak.

Yeah, what he said...

Tuesday will see a clash of European soccer giants in the Champions League quaterfinals as Germany's top team, Bayern Munich, hosts Italian side Juventus, which is on a 18-game UEFA win streak.

Finding Nemo 2 Release Date: Fans Hope Ellen DeGeneres to Play Dory

News was slow today. But the entertainment world announced five things that are major wins. Any takers for Coachella at sea? Or the new Bob Dylan album?

Amanda Knox Memoir: Retrial Won't Delay Book Release

Will Knox's long-awaited memoir, which will be released April 30, contain revelations that affect the retrial?