A Modern Day Slave Plantation Exists, and It's Thriving in the Heart of America

Visiting this place feels like a step into the past.

Everything You Need to Know About Boko Haram, the Group Kidnapping Nigerian Girls

No, their name doesn't mean "Western education is sinful."

This Young Woman Invented a Machine That May Doom the $55 Billion Makeup Industry

A recent Harvard grad just figured out a way to save you hundreds of dollars each year.

Own a Pair of These? You've Been Lied To

If you bought a pair of these, you may have been ripped off.

One Of America's Most Elite Colleges Just Banned All of Its Fraternities and Sororities

This school is taking the biggest step to combat campus sexual assault yet.

The Shailene Woodley Uproar Shows We're Getting Celebrity Feminism All Wrong

The 'Divergent' star has been the target of misplaced frustration.

29 Powerful Portraits Challenging the Definition of What it Means to Be LGBT

Because everyone deserves a chance to define themselves.

The Real Story Behind Brunei's Sharia Laws Isn't the One That Gay Rights Groups Are Telling You

Brunei’s laws aren’t just a “gay issue”—and saying they are will make things worse.

The Story Behind Those Tibetan Monks Breakdancing to Beastie Boys

This went viral, but there are two important things everyone is missing.

You Won't Be Able to Buy a Big Mac Next Thursday, and There's a Very Good Reason

Fast-food chains around the world will be at a standstill.

26 Beautiful Portraits of New Yorkers Showcase the True Meaning of Love

Pictures are worth more than a thousand words.

Here's How Many Beers Minimum Wage Will Buy You in Europe

This puts minimum wage purchasing power in perspective.

CNN Learns What Happens When You Try to Bully Bill Nye Over Climate Change

A conservative pundit and a scientist walk into a room to debate climate change. Can you guess who came out the winner?

10 Stunning Photos of Libraries Show Just How Important They Are to American Culture

Not only are these buildings beautiful, they're also the heart of their communities.

The Terrifying Side of Getting Drafted to the NFL You'll Never See on ESPN

Beyond the glitz and glamour of the NFL draft, there's a much harsher reality awaiting the NFL's newest crop of players.

Facebook, Netflix and 100 Other Tech Companies Just Sent This Powerful Letter to the Government

Silicon Valley's biggest companies are joining forces to fight for freedom.

The Bizarrely Anti-Gay Decision This Popular Gaming Company Refuses to Reverse

Tomodachi Life lets you do almost anything you want — unless you want to be gay.

Here's How Russia Is Spinning the Crisis in Ukraine

The propaganda war is only heating up.

This Inspiring Remake of Beyoncé's 'Flawless' Sends a Biting Message to Fat Shamers

"This video is dedicated to anyone who thinks it's their right to try to make us feel less than because of their insecurities."

Scientists Have Created Alien DNA in a Lab

This could radically transform the way we fight diseases.

This Poet's Powerful Speech Vividly Captures What It's Like to Be Trans

"I am not trapped in my body. I am trapped in other people’s perceptions of my body."

A New Study Shows the Frightening Impact of Bullying on Young People

This is a probably the biggest reason for us to take bullying seriously.