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Taylor Swift's New Album Is Amazing — But You Shouldn't Buy It

Swift is trying to prove a point, but she's completely ignoring the realities of the industry.

Here's What Happened to American Eagle After It Stopped Airbrushing Its Models

The retailer made an unusual move last year, and now it's seeing the impact.
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Recreational Marijuana Just Became Legal in the Nation's Capital

Washington, D.C. just got a little greener.

A Model Recreated That Catcalling Video in New Zealand — And the Difference Is Telling

The difference between NYC and New Zealand is so striking.
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Legalizing Weed Scores an Early Victory in an Unlikely Place

And activists are thrilled.

7 Life Lessons Every Rebel Learns on Her Way to the Top

Knowledge every woman can use, from the women who have made it. Sponsored by Cole Haan.
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Adults and Kids Were Asked the One Thing They Would Change About Their Bodies

And their responses are both revealing and inspiring.
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20 Photos Show All the Times Gay People Ruined the Sanctity of Marriage in 2014

Here's what America has become as gay marriage swept the nation this year.

How to Explain the Biggest Misconceptions About Periods to Men

Despite existing for as long as humanity itself, periods are still widely misunderstood. This should help.
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A Single California Judge Might Turn the War on Marijuana Upside Down

And it could send a shockwave across the U.S.
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The Lena Dunham Controversy Isn't About Sexual Abuse — It's About Sexual Exploration

What this scandal is really about, once you examine the entire context.

12-Year-Old Lorde's Cover of "Use Somebody" Proves She Was Destined for Greatness

#TweenLorde is even better than #TeenLorde.

Harvard Scientists Are One Step Closer to a Genetic Fountain of Youth

The age of not aging has come.
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10 Painfully Awkward Photos of Politicians Trying to Act Normal on Election Day

Just a couple of regular folks, voting like regular folks do.

There's Happy News for People Who Listen to Sad Songs

Researchers have discovered a very good reason why we're so attracted to melancholy songs.
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Big Boo's Takedown of a Homophobic Subway Preacher Deserves a Standing Ovation

"You are the reason America's in trouble," she told him. "This is not Sodom and Gomorrah!"
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This Flying Car Is Making the Future a Reality

The AeroMobil 3.0 can zip from the ground to the sky in a matter of moments.

With 'Big Hero 6,' Disney Gets The Future Right

Good job, Disney.
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The Secret Experiment Behind Facebook's "I Voted" Sticker

Mark Zuckerberg is always watching.

America Could Learn a Lot From How Japan Listens to Music

While the U.S. music scene is dying, something remarkable is happening in Japan.
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Wendy Davis May Lose Tuesday, But She Won the Internet

She brought da ruckus.
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5 Ways a Republican Senate Would Be Disastrous for Millennials

There's a lot at stake in this election.
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Oregon Just Legalized Recreational Marijuana Use

The Beaver State just got a little bit greener tonight.

Kendrick Lamar's Latest Music Video Is the Most Uplifting Thing You'll Watch All Day

It's uplifting, reverent and life affirming — exactly what Lamar intended it to be.
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Republicans Have Taken the Senate in an Absolute Bloodbath

It's hard to imagine how Republicans could have had a better election night.
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The Biggest Problem With Emojis May Soon Be Solved

This is a welcome upgrade to the current set of faces.
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Finally, Some Justice in the Case of Mexico's 43 Missing Students

There's finally good news in the case of Mexico's missing students.
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Jon Stewart Calls Bullsh*t on GOP's Final Push to Get You to Vote Republican

Terrorism and Ebola! Ebola and terrorism!
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Good News: The World Is More Democratic Than Ever

An economist at Oxford University has gathered the data, and it's official.
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This Map Shows All the States Where You Can Still Be Fired for Being Gay in 2014

In over half of America, it's still legal to fire someone based on their sexual orientation.
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What Glamour's Woman of the Year Suggests About American Beauty Standards

"European standards of beauty are something that plague the entire world."
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Tom Cotton Just Became the Youngest Senator in America

And Republicans moved one step closer to taking control of the Senate.
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Tinder's New Feature Is a Game-Changer for Online Dating

Right. Right. Right, left, right.
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Four States Overwhelmingly Approve Minimum Wage Hikes

Every state that voted on it, passed it.
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This 102-Year-Old Woman Has the Only Election Day Story You Need

If you read one story on Election Day, make it Guadalupe Portillo's.
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One Map Captures What's Wrong With How the West Thinks About Ebola in Africa

A geography lesson for those who still don't understand where the outbreak is really taking place.
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Early Exit Polls Show Just How Much Obama's Unpopularity Hurt Democrats

And it's bad news for Democratic congressional candidates.
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The Head of the NSA May Have Made Money Spying on You

So much for "in the name of national security."
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Republicans May Get a Little Less White Tonight

This is actually a big deal — both for societal progress and the Republican Party's image.
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6 Important Questions That the Midterm Election Results Will Answer

Tonight's results will reveal more than just who controls the Senate.
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Here’s Where Things Stand in the Most Important Midterm Races in the Country

At stake: control of the U.S. Senate and a number of high-impact ballot initiatives (weed!).
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The Latest Pro-Putin Art Show Is Just as Ridiculous as You'd Expect

No Filters? More like "No Sense."

Kansas Will Send Republican Pat Roberts Back to Washington — Again

No indie rock 'n' roll in Kansas.
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Republican David Perdue Wins Georgia Senate Race, Avoiding Run-Off

The Republican wave is rolling in.