14 Brilliant Pieces of Literature You Can Read in the Time it Takes to Eat Lunch

Poignant revelations about life, and at only a few pages each.

9 Powerful Photos That Redefine What It Means To Be Queer And Muslim

"Why can't we as queer Muslims celebrate Islamic traditions?"

The $524,000 Reason Kendrick Lamar is the Most Humble Man in Hip-Hop

Lamar is the José "Pepe" Mujica of the rap game.

The Next Time Someone Says Catcalling Is a Compliment, Show Them This

It's time to start taking this issue seriously as an impediment to equality.

New Data Answers Whether 20-Somethings Should Take Jobs We’re Overqualified For

Something surprising happens to young people who take jobs at coffee shops to pay the bills.

American Indians Are #NotHappy With Pharrell's Latest Magazine Shoot

Clap along if you feel like Native appropriation has to stop.

Scientists Are Predicting the Wildest Global Weather Forecast in Nearly 20 Years

Here's what sort of weather you can expect the next few months.

The Syrian Presidential Election Summed Up in One Devastating Cartoon

Hint: There is only one way to vote.

Scientists May Have Found a Way to Save One of the World's Most Important Animals

Without these guys, we'll all be gone in four years.

Even the NRA Thinks This New Trend Among Gun Rights Advocates Is Too Much

This isn't the right way to send a message.

A Brave Woman Published These Photos to Show Us What Domestic Violence Looks Like

Warning: These images are graphic, but they'll show you why domestic violence is a huge problem.

What We Should Really Be Talking About With the Bowe Bergdahl Controversy

The real lesson has nothing to do with the circumstances of the soldier's release.

Why Are We Still Blaming Alcohol For the Actions of Teenage Rapists?

History is repeating itself in a brutal student-athlete rape case in Georgia.

Astronomers Just Discovered the Oldest Known Planet That May Support Life

The next potentially habitable planet is much closer than we ever thought.

The Best Evidence Yet That Stephen Colbert Is Better Than Fox, MSNBC and CNN

A new study finally proves what you've long suspected.

This Is the Absolute Best Image of the Universe We've Ever Taken

This photograph of the cosmos may be the first — and last — of its kind.

Could This 20-Year-Old Be the New Face of Women's Tennis?

This rising ingenue is two wins away from the French Open championship.

5 Lies We Need to Stop Telling About Net Neutrality

Debunking the myths surrounding the FCC's proposed open Internet rules.

Mic Check – The Bergdahl Saga Continues, Syria 'Votes' and the End of Handwriting

Your guide to the most important news and ideas for June 4, 2014.

The Story Behind the Iconic 'Tank Man' Photo That Changed the World

25 years later, 100,000 people gathered in Hong Kong to commemorate how important of an event this really was

Can New York-Los Angeles be a Dream Matchup for Hockey?

Can an attractive matchup between the Rangers and Kings deliver record ratings for the Stanley Cup finals?