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Feb. 5, 2014

12 Beautiful Portraits Of Black Identity Challenging the "One-Drop" Rule 

A new project beautifully answering pointed questions like, "What are you?" and "Where are you from?"
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Feb. 5, 2014

Forget State Lines — This Map Shows You How America is Really Divided

There are 11 "megaregions" in America, each one an economic powerhouse.
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Feb. 5, 2014

Things You Should Never Say to a Person From Africa

"Africa's a country, right?"
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Feb. 5, 2014

Norway Treats Its Inmates Like People – The Result is a System America Can Only Dream Of

A shining example of what can happen when the focus is put on rehabilitation, and not punishment.
Feb. 5, 2014

24 Brief Thoughts About the Bill Nye Creationism Debate

In case you missed all the fun from this science royal rumble ...
Feb. 5, 2014

In a Brilliant New Video, Ingrid Michaelson Perfectly Parodies Sexism in Pop Music

Robert Palmer's "Simply Irresistible" just got a major makeover.
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Feb. 5, 2014

What Barbie Looks Like in 5 Other Countries

Move over, Barbie. You've got some competition.
Feb. 5, 2014

Stephen King Tweeted the Most Offensive Thing Possible About Dylan Farrow

A good rule of thumb is not to suggest the alleged survivor is a bitch.
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Feb. 5, 2014
Feb. 5, 2014

How Bill Nye Proved a Few Atheists Wrong at Last Night's Creationism Debate

After all, creationists don't have a monopoly on being misguided.
Feb. 5, 2014

6 Oddly Fascinating Facts You Didn't Know About Facebook

Guess how many Facebook friends most people have.
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Feb. 5, 2014

18 Companies That Are Doing Good While Doing Well

Proof that you can make money while caring about the world.
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Feb. 5, 2014
Feb. 5, 2014

How NYC's 'Slow Fashion' Movement Is Revolutionizing the Industry

First there was slow food — now slow fashion is the next big trend in sustainability.
Feb. 5, 2014
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Feb. 5, 2014

Did Bill Clinton Really Have An Affair With a Bombshell Actress? Here's the Real Story.

Actor Tom Sizemore claimed it went on for a year after Clinton threatened him in exchange for her cell phone number.
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Feb. 5, 2014

The Super Bowl Is Not the Sex Trafficking Hotbed the Media Would Have You Believe

Despite the hype, investigations have shown no evidence of large numbers of persons trafficked in around large sporting events like the Super Bowl.
Feb. 5, 2014

New York's Best Coffee Shops in One Awesome Subway Map

The definitive New York City coffee guide.
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Feb. 5, 2014
Feb. 5, 2014

Watch the Trailer For the Way-Too-Soon Amanda Knox Movie

Seriously, Hollywood?
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Feb. 5, 2014

Violence in Some Neighborhoods Is So Severe, 30% of the Population Has PTSD

There's a war here at home that we have to address.
Feb. 5, 2014

8 Marvels of Science Bill Nye Explained Better Than Any '90s Science Teacher Ever Could

So many colorful costumes. So many science puns.
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Feb. 5, 2014

Putin’s Olympics Are a Mind-Boggling Waste of Money – This Simple Math Calculation Proves It

The Russian government’s sucked out $51 billion from its citizens in order to put up the government version of a mafia wedding.
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Feb. 5, 2014
Feb. 5, 2014

8 Most Hilarious Moments From Will Ferrell's Spectacular Reddit AMA

Also: Snoop Dogg uses Reddit?
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Feb. 5, 2014

Vladimir Putin Takes a Break From Oppressing Gay People, Pets a Leopard

This is the latest viral photo from the Russian president. And it's a keeper.
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Feb. 5, 2014

3 Charts Reveal Everything You Need to Know About Heroin Production

The drug that killed Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith is re-emerging at a level we haven't seen since the 1970s.
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Feb. 5, 2014

This Animal is Being Slaughtered, and the World is Letting it Happen

Shark killings have become a scary global problem. Here's what can be done.
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Feb. 5, 2014

Pussy Riot and Madonna Join Forces to Expose Putin’s Human Rights Record Ahead of Sochi

They'll bring a cast of all-star performers to NYC to cast a spell over the pomp and circumstance in Sochi.
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Feb. 5, 2014

In Landmark Decision, CVS Takes a Major Stand Against Big Tobacco

CVS says they want to heal, not kill people.
Feb. 5, 2014

Clay Aiken Running for Congress Could Be the Best Thing That's Happened to North Carolina

He's a Democrat with Republican ideals and a gay man with Christian values. Aiken could actually be a transformative candidate.