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July 30, 2013

The Tampon Commercial You Wish You'd Seen as a Kid

It's not often that a tampon commercial goes viral, but this one definitely nailed it.
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July 5, 2013

You'll Never Guess What the Smartest City in America is

It rhymes with Shmithaca.
July 11, 2013

The One Thing All Men Feel, But Never Admit

This video could change the way we view masculinity in America forever.
July 24, 2013

A Feminist Takedown of Robin Thicke, And Anyone Who Thinks There's Something "Blurry" About Sexism

Why are we still arguing about whether the most misogynistic song of the summer is sexist or not?
July 19, 2013

Phone Robbery Takes An Amazing Turn After Thief Messes With The Wrong Woman

This phone thief thought he had found an easy prey, turns out he made a big mistake.
July 31, 2013

These Men Shatter Gender Stereotypes, to the Tune of Your Favorite Spice Girls Songs

This is flawless, fabulous and forever going to change the way you listen to the Spice Girls.
July 29, 2013

Lorde: Meet the 16-Year-Old Pop Prodigy Who's Sick of Rappers Talking About Money

If you haven't heard of Lorde, or her singles "Royals" and "Tennis Court," you're about to meet your new idol.
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July 14, 2013

Black, 17, and Shot Dead in Florida: Why Isn't Jordan Davis Getting the Attention Travyon Martin Is?

It's disturbing how similar the two murders are. But one is a household name while the other remains in the dark.
July 27, 2013

Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" Gets the Feminist Response It Deserves

Robin Thicke’s recent song "Blurred Lines" has generated controversy due to its rape-y lyrics and demeaning music video. Watch this woman's response!
July 11, 2013

The 32 Best Photos Ever From ESPN's The Body Issue

A gallery of all the great athletic physiques that have graced the cover of ESPN The Magazine's annual "The Body Issue."
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July 24, 2013

Facts of Obamacare: Inside Look at the Pros and Cons of the New Health Law

Seventy-seven days remain until those looking to buy individual health insurance can enroll in subsidized plans offered through state-based exchanges. Is Obamacare right for America?
July 9, 2013

Atheists Are the Most Feared Group in America — But Why?

A study out of the University of Tennessee found that the nonreligious don't differ in personality traits from the religious and can be categorized in six groups reflecting their diversity.
July 3, 2013

Rachel Jeantel's Language is English — It's Just Not Your English

Ask any linguist, and they'll tell you that Rachel Jeantel's problem wasn't that she spoke poorly — it's that she spoke well and no one noticed.
July 12, 2013

Texas Legislature Bans Tampons But Allows Guns

This is not a hyperbole. Unfortunately.
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July 15, 2013

5 Top Law Schools Just As Great As Harvard, Yale, and Stanford

Those students who only consider the Ivy League miss a number of fantastic, often over-looked, law schools. Alabama and Fordham are just two of them.
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July 26, 2013

The Scariest Quote You'll Read From the Trial Nobody Is Talking About

A chilling quote in the Bradley Manning case equates media outlets to the "enemy." Could this case set a dark precedent for journalism in the United States?
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July 23, 2013

10 Ways Malala Yousafzai Has Changed the World

How a young girl armed with pens and books moved thousands of people on her 16th birthday.
July 5, 2013

The Cronut Craze is Spiraling Out Of Control

Pastry chef Dominique Ansel's hybrid doughnut and croissant, the Cronut, is taking New York by storm. A black market has even emerged re-selling the treats. But is the Cronut worth the hype?
July 30, 2013
July 16, 2013

3 Countries With Booming Movie Industries, That Are Not the U.S.

It's not just the United States cashing in on the entertainment industry. These three movie-making machines might surprise you.
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July 2, 2013
July 23, 2013

I Went to a Crisis Pregnancy Center and What I Saw Will Shock You

For nearly 30 years, EMC FrontLine has claimed to defend life- but an inside look into the crisis pregnancy center reveals a more sinister operation.
July 9, 2013

6 Most Influential Women Writers You've Never Heard Of

For a long time, female writers remained anonymous. In loving memory of not being recognized for their talents, here are six female writers you've never heard of.
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July 18, 2013

This is How Much Marijuana Prohibition Costs You, the Taxpayer

Like it or not, your tax dollars support marijuana prohibition and massive incarceration. But, just how much is it?
July 8, 2013

7 Reasons Flying is Still the Safest Way to Travel

Air travel is the safest method of transportation, despite common fears that prevent passengers from flying. Here are seven reasons why you should not be afraid to take flight.
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July 1, 2013

Most Americans Commit Three Felonies a Day — and Here's What Happens If They Get Caught

The United States prison system is a blight for the country. This article examines the causes and implications of America's stunningly high incarceration rate.
July 10, 2013

8 Shocking Facts About Sterilization in U.S. History

The recent discovery of decades of female sterilization in California prisons unearths the troubling history of the practice in the United States.
July 24, 2013

10 Best Political Comedians Of All Time

Did the Zimmerman acquittal leave you fuming? Are you mad about the SCOTUS ruling on the Voting Rights Act? There's no therapy like laughter. Blow off some steam with these political comedians.
July 28, 2013

Reza Aslan Fox Video: The Most Embarrassing Interview You've Seen On Fox News

Contributing to the trend of today's slumping journalism, a Fox News anchor conducted an ignorant and offensive interview.
July 17, 2013

The 7 Most Common Bad Habits and Why They're So Hard to Break

Most people are plagued by bad habits that wish they could stop, but ending a habit is easier said than done. Here are seven habits that are easy to make and often almost impossible to break.
July 9, 2013

The 13 Best Naked Athlete Pictures In ESPN's New Body Issue

This year's body issue is all about diversity, but does it mean progress for all?
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July 28, 2013

Russia is Violently Attacking Gay People, But Watch How Gay Bars Across the World Are Fighting Back

Russian President Vladimir Putin refuses to back down on a harsh anti-gay bill, so gay bars all over the world are taking matters into their own hands.
July 9, 2013

20 Memes to Get You Through Ramadan This Year

The 20 memes will make you laugh so much you'll forget you're starving.
July 10, 2013

National Ice Cream Month: 10 Weird Facts You Never Knew About the Best Summer Treat

Before you indulge your favorite cold dessert for the summer, educate yourself on the treat's origin.
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July 8, 2013

Asiana Flight 214: Flight Attendants Are Unsung Heroes in the San Francisco Crash

As news of the tragic San Francisco crash landing unfolds, it's important to acknowledge those who help ensure safe air travel for millions of people every day.
July 18, 2013

You'll Never Guess Who The Media Decided Is Fat Now

Breaking news: Kate Moss is fat. I wish this was satire.
July 20, 2013

8 Songs For Everyone Who Cares About Equal Rights

Feeling a little down in the dumps from your struggles as an activist? Let these tunes lift your spirits!
July 16, 2013

Trayvoning: The Sickening New Social Media Trend You Shouldn't Attempt

Lying face down, with skittles and an iced tea in hand, the resurgence of Trayvoning is the latest nauseating social media trend.
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July 2, 2013

Salinas v. Texas: The Biggest Change to Miranda Rights That Slipped Under Everyone's Radar

The Supreme Court's latest ruling in a long line of Miranda rights cases means you should be extremely careful of anything you say — or don't say — when talking to the police.
July 30, 2013

Can You Guess Where In The World People Are Binge Drinking The Most?

While Europeans drink alcohol the most frequently than people in other nations, Americans tend to drink more excessively. Take a look at the countries where binge drinking is most prevalent.
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July 18, 2013

Detroit Bankrupt: To See Detroit's Decline, Look at 40 Years Of Federal Policy

In 1960, the richest per capita city in America was Detroit. But 50 years of federal regulation changed Detroit from the richest city in America to a bankrupt ghost town.
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July 10, 2013

Running Of the Bulls: 8 Interesting Facts About the Pamplona Tradition

From July 7-14 the basque city of Pamplona hosts the annual Running of the Bulls festival, drawing in tourists from near and far. Here are eight interesting facts about the event.
July 10, 2013

The Biggest Lie You've Been Told About the Oppression Of Muslim Women

This past weekend, Joyce Carol Oates sent a series of Islamophobic tweets that reflect a much larger Western trend of judging, stereotyping, and discriminating against Islam.
July 18, 2013

A Letter to White People: I Know You're Not Racist, But ...

Dear White People of America. I know you weren't taught to be racists. But if fear of black men leads you to defend killers, I'm not sure that matters much.
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July 30, 2013

North Korea Claims to Have Nuclear Suicide Bombers

Troops at a North Korean millitary parade were seen wearing backpacks with fallout symbols on them. Has the North managed to minitiarize their nuclear weapons?
July 26, 2013

13% Of Americans Still Do Not Approve Of Interracial Marriage

There's more going on here than just sheer racism.
July 22, 2013

Colorblindness is the New Racism

President Obama's remarks on Trayvon Martin contextualized racism in America and forced us to admit that "colorblindness" hasn't ended racial discrimination, but allowed it to thrive.
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July 6, 2013

9 Issues That America Must Address Now

America's got plenty of smaller problems that will affect our country if we don't address them. But these 9 issues are the big ones. If we don't get them right, nothing else will matter.
July 28, 2013

"Hysterical Literature" — Videos Of Women Having An Orgasm While Reading Literature

NYC-based filmmaker Clayton Cubitt's video art project explores the culture of sex without being traditionally "sexy" — but what makes it so effective?
July 5, 2013

Why Michael Cera and Jesse Eisenberg Are Two Totally Different Actors

The two actors both rose to fame by playing sweetly awkward nerds. They’re also both writers. But their similitaries end there.
July 27, 2013

How Black Families Are Destroyed, In Two Simple Charts

Racism in the criminal justice system leads to devastating results in the black family structure.
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July 8, 2013

This is What Liberia Looks Like 10 Years After a Devastating Civil War

The Liberian Wars ended a decade ago. Today, the influences that such events continue to have on the population vary considerably, indicating the great complexities of civil conflict.
July 5, 2013

Suzy Favor Hamilton Shouldn't Be Shamed For Turning to Sex Work

Former University of Wisconsin middle distance runner Suzy Favor Hamilton went to the Olympics three times. But after it was revealed she became an escort, she quickly fell from grace.
July 12, 2013

9 Best Quotes From Malala's United Nations Speech

Missed her speech? Don't worry, we got you covered!
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July 31, 2013

This is the Shocking North Pole Photo Everyone is Freaking Out About

Last week, a small lake appeared at the North Pole. This is been happening for over a decade. Is it too late to start freaking out about it?
July 23, 2013

If You're Not Convinced Blurred Lines Is Creepy, Bill Clinton's Rendition Will Convince You

This will make you laugh and feel very weird. You've been warned.
July 2, 2013

What Would Barbie Look Like If She Had An Average Body?

Will Mattel love or hate this?
July 21, 2013

ACLU Tells Obama Administration to Leave George Zimmerman Alone

The ACLU sent a letter to the Department of Justice and the nation that captures a sentiment that should be accepted throughout the nation: we need to move on and move forward.
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July 30, 2013

Russian Neo-Nazis Are Torturing Gays On YouTube

A new group is targeting gay Russian teens — bullying and torturing them for the crime of their sexual orientation. And it's being tacitly endorsed by the Kremlin.
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July 14, 2013

George Zimmerman Verdict: The System Works — Unfortunately

Two massive news stories have shaken America to its core this weekend: The George Zimmerman case, and the Texas abortion bill. Both played out exactly like they should have.
July 2, 2013

'The Lone Ranger' Movie: Why Are Native Americans Angry At Johnny Depp?

The actor's portrayal of Tonto in Disney's "The Lone Ranger" has been deemed racist and culturally insensitive by some, and it really is.
July 29, 2013

First Trayvon Martin, Then Jordan Davis, Now Roy Middleton

Still think nothing smells rotten in the state of Florida? Try Roy Middleton, who was was almost killed in a hail of bullets by Florida cops for the crime of being in his own driveway.
July 29, 2013

Amelia Earhart Forever Changed Our View of Women

Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, but she also revolutionized her field and her entire time period, and remains a role model for women today.
July 29, 2013

Read This Poem and You'll Never Laugh At Rape Jokes Again

It's not very often that something so emotionally naked, devastatingly honest and skillfully crafted gets our attention, and starts to change minds.
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July 28, 2013

How I Respond to the Conservatives Who Tell Black People to "Stop Crying Over White Racism"

The idea that black leaders are only concerned with crying "racism!" is a conservative myth that ignores the structural realities of the work they're doing for the black community.
July 16, 2013

Lady Gaga 'ARTPOP': How the Female Pop Scene Has Changed Since Gaga's Last Album

The female pop scene is now ruled by young, fresher singers like Miley Cyrus. Will Lady Gaga remain sucessful after two years without releasing any new music?
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July 21, 2013

Why I Majored in Philosophy Despite Everyone Telling Me Not to

God is dead, but that doesn't mean the humanities will fave to follow suit. I study philosophy not to become a marketable job-candidate, but to become a more whole human being.
July 8, 2013

This Horrific Video Will Completely Change Your View of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Brazil's outburst of civil violence makes it hard to care about soccer next summer. Just this previous week, a soccer referee was decapitated and his head mounted on a spike.
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July 25, 2013

Why Does Kate Middleton Still Have Her Baby Bump?

Kate's post-baby bump is actually very normal, and for many women the post-baby bump can last up to a few weeks.
July 13, 2013

Texas Abortion Bill: Tweet Mocks Women Who Die From Unsafe Abortions

Conservative troll Erick Erickson sent a cruel and heartless tweet, but he reveals what many already knew: anti-choicers do not care about women's lives.
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July 12, 2013

Graphic Leaked Image of Trayvon Martin's Body Shocks Viewers

Internet commenters are up in arms after a courtroom photo of Trayvon Martin's body slipped past MSNBC censors and surfaced on Gawker.
July 8, 2013

'Magna Carta Holy Grail': A Track By Track Review Of Jay-Z's Album

Here's everything you need to know about the 16 songs on his latest album.
July 10, 2013

5 Podcasts Every Millennial Should Listen To

Podcasts are the way we listen to radio now. Get into them. Change your life.
July 11, 2013

10 Albums That Will Restore Your Faith in Jazz

Young musicians are challenging assumptions about what jazz can be, and bringing in stylistic influences from hip-hop, soul, even EDM. These semi-recent jazz albums will change your life.
July 18, 2013

Why Did J.K. Rowling Use a Male Pen Name For Her Crime Novel?

Now that we all know J.K. Rowling has written her latest under a nom de plume, the attention turns to why she chose a male name under which to do so.
July 9, 2013

Justin Timberlake "Tunnel Vision" Video: Are Music Videos Featuring Naked Women Art?

A slew of music videos featuring naked women has sparked a lot of controversy recently. Can these videos be considered harmless artistic expressions or are they offensive toward women?
July 31, 2013

This is What Happens When a Man and a Woman Ask Strangers to Have Sex

A funny social experiment highlights how each gender reacts to overt sexuality.
July 27, 2013

Why Kate Middleton's Post-Birth Dress Was a Feminist Choice

How can a blue, polka-dotted dress possibly contribute to women's empowerment?
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July 10, 2013

NSA Surveillance Scandal: The Polls Are In, and NSA Spying is Really, Really Unpopular

Major polls all confirm one thing: Americans are strongly opposed to being spied on by their own government.
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July 11, 2013

Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" vs. Kanye West's "Yeezus"

Critics and the public are slamming Jay-Z's latest opulent album, while bowing down at the altar of Yeezus. Just why is that?
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July 6, 2013

John Paul II Sainthood: 4 Steps to Becoming a Catholic Saint

Follow this methodical process and you, too, can become a saint!
July 6, 2013

The Death Penalty Has No Good Purpose — Practical Or Moral

The United States needs to abolish the death penalty. It’s archaic, costly, ineffective and, most importantly, unjust.
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July 3, 2013