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Checking in at Standing Rock on Facebook isn't helpful — here's what you can do instead

There are better ways to show your support for Dakota Access Pipeline protesters.
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Rwanda reborn, brought to you by women

A rising generation leads the African country into a peaceful, prosperous future
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This "Mystique From the Hood" costume just won Halloween. All other costumes: Nice try.

The head-to-toe look cost $8.03, according to momprenuer Eryn Amel.
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A comprehensive guide to every Donald Trump controversy of the 2016 general election

Donald Trump has repeatedly caused his campaign trouble since the RNC. We review Mic reporting on those controversies.

This is why your Facebook friends are checking in at Standing Rock Indian Reservation

This Facebook protest is just the latest way for people to show solidarity.
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There’s a Donald Trump email scandal almost nobody is talking about

Donald Trump's company deleted emails and destroyed documents during legal proceedings.

Your iPhone is tracking your movements. Here’s how to stop that.

Your iPhone been tracking you all along.

What's the best bank to use? These 5 top choices for 2016-2017 will grow your savings.

These five bank account choices let you minimize fees and maximize savings.
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'Civ 6' tall vs. wide: How many cities should you build in 'Civilization VI'?

'Civilization' city spamming: Do you play 'Civ 6' with a wide or tall strategy?

4 'Westworld' fan theories that are as wild as they are probable

Could any of these come true?
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What is the Hatch Act, and how could it affect James Comey?

FBI Director James Comey may have violated the Hatch Act — here's what that means.
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'Pokémon Go' Best Gym Defender Rankings: Best Pokémon to conquer, claim and defend a gym

Research data suggests two Pokémon are superior at gym defense.

2 best friends — 1 Muslim, 1 Jewish — dressed up as "Juslim" superheroes for Halloween

This is the Halloween costume we all needed to see this year.
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Presidential polls Monday, Oct. 31: Renewed email controversy can't stop Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s email scandal refuses to die, but it hasn’t killed her campaign.
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The 8 best celebrity costumes of Halloween 2016 so far — and 3 of the worst

Bravo, Kylie Jenner and Teyana Taylor. Hilary Duff, however, we were all rooting for you.

'Overwatch' Sombra ARG update: Is the big reveal one day away?

The latest news on the 'Overwatch' Sombra ARG: Weekend updates point to something big happening Nov. 1.
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Trump speaker makes violent joke about Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin dying in car crash

Wayne Allyn Root wished Hillary Clinton would die in a car crash before the election.
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Is James Comey Republican or Democrat? What to know about FBI director amid Clinton probe.

Comey is no longer a registered Republican — but do his political allegiances speak for themselves?

The iPhone Mail app is garbage. Here's what you should use instead.

There's a much better alternative.
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NASA had a Halloween pumpkin carving contest — and the results are truly amazing

Pumpkin carving isn't rocket science — but sometimes it is.
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At the Standing Rock reservation, young activists have been at the forefront of protests

For one 14-year-old protester, it's helped her imagine a future where she could be a hero.
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How 4chan, a small anime forum, became Donald Trump's most rabid fan base

4chan's beginnings, and where it's headed in the future.

This wild 'Overwatch' Sombra theory says we've already met the new 'Overwatch' hero

Fans have been decoding images for clues in the 'Overwatch' Sombra ARG, but this fan theory suggests we've already met her.

'The Walking Dead' introduces Shiva, a literal tiger and your new favorite character

Is 'The Walking Dead' devoid of hope? Not entirely — there's a tiger chilling in the zombie apocalypse.

Bill Cosby blackface Halloween costume gets white Arkansas college student expelled

The student's fraternity was suspended by its national leaders, after a photograph surfaced online Friday.
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This functioning 'Pokémon Go' Halloween costume absolutely wins 'Pokémon Go' Halloween

Matt Borgelt's 'Pokémon Go' costume is half inventive cosplay, half ultra fandom.

Uber and Lyft drivers exhibit racial bias against passengers, study finds

Cancelled rides and longer wait times.

John Oliver explains why racism and school segregation is very much alive in 2016

"The benefits of truly diverse schools are obvious."
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2016 Nevada early voting: Hillary Clinton looking good in early voting in key state

Republicans face a difficult-to-surmount deficit in early voting tallies.
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How to browse privately on your iPhone all the time

There's a simple solution.
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Donald Trump presidential polls: The race is tightening, but Trump is still behind

Donald Trump is still behind with eight days to go until Election Day.
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Native Americans still face racism across the US as Standing Rock protests continue

The continued popularity of Native American mascots and Halloween costumes is ironic in light of the #NoDAPL protests.

A white man assaulted a black teen running a 5K because he was certain he was a mugger

Chase Coleman of Syracuse, New York, was assaulted when he lost his way.
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Election Predictions 2016: Who's leading, and who's expected to win?

Who's going to win the presidential election? We'll find out soon enough.

'The Walking Dead' Season 7: What the comic books reveal about Ezekiel's Kingdom

They have a tiger, which automatically makes the Kingdom the best community in 'The Walking Dead.'
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WikiLeaks spurs new concerns about Donna Brazile feeding Hillary Clinton debate questions

WikiLeaks emails suggest Brazile might've given Clinton some pre-debate tips.

Trump says women who don't identify as feminists are the "smart ones" in 1998 interview

Trump says smart women don't wave "the banner of women's liberation."
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Hillary Clinton presidential polls: How has the email investigation affected the race?

The polls still point to a victory for Clinton.
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The BBC perpetuates the stereotype "all black people like fried chicken" in racist video

The video was allegedly in honor of Black History Month in the United Kingdom.
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Michael Slager murder trial: Does the officer who shot Walter Scott have a solid defense?

There is evidence not captured on bystander video that explains the officer's actions, his attorney's will argue.

Colin Kaepernick hosts "I Know My Rights" camp for young people of color in Oakland

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback is not playing games when it comes to social justice.
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Beyoncé, Blue Ivy and Tina Knowles as Salt-N-Pepa are winning Halloween 2016

Chillin, chillin, mindin' my business/ I checked out Instagram and I couldn't believe this.
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Should GMO labeling be required of all foods? Here's a look at both sides of the story.

GMOs have not been proven to be harmful to human health, but there's more we need to talk about.

'Titanfall 2' review roundup: Here's what the critics are saying

Here's what critics are saying about 'Titanfall 2.'
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Hillary Clinton email investigation: What we've learned about the FBI probe so far

Here's what you need to know about the latest Clinton email controversy.
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Can you eat decorative gourds? The answer to the question you never thought to ask

But come on, you've always kind of wondered...

Retirement account open enrollment 2016-2017: How to do 401(k) contributions right

Keep low-fee, age-appropriate investments in your 401(k) in 2017.
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Joe Walsh, who is famously anti-Clinton, calls James Comey "unfair"

Is Joe Walsh actually defending Hillary Clinton? What a time to be alive.
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Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton: Where the candidates stand one week before the election

Did the latest news about Clinton's emails hurt her campaign?

Kid Cudi's "Surfin'" video is a who's who in alt hip-hop — a scene he redefined entirely

"I ain't ridin' no waves/ Too busy makin' my own waves, baby."

Archived ‘Stranger Things’ newscast shows how the town reacted to Barb’s disappearance

Wait, did the town actually give a shit about Barb?
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Vic Mensa: "There's no possible way that every one of these shooters was innocent"

'Clarify,' from 'Mic' and Spotify, explores the issue of policing and civil rights.
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Is ISIS losing? Mosul is under siege as coalition forces move in for the kill

Iraq's counter-terrorism chief Gen. Talib Shegati says coalition ground forces are preparing to invade downtown Mosul.

Study: Americans say student debt hasn't gotten enough attention during the 2016 election

Millennials differ from other age groups about whether the government should prioritize the student debt crisis.
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"There is no case here": How Clinton is trying to turn the FBI email case into a positive

Thrown for a loop, the Clinton campaign goes all in on an aggressive approach.

Empire of the Sun 'Two Vines' Review: The band trades urgency for weak synths and cheese

Empire of the Sun's new album 'Two Vines' is a droning ode to the beach.

iPhone 8 rumors: Tech CEO reportedly says Apple's next smartphone will have OLED display

Apple is reportedly collaborating with a big-time tech manufacturer.

Charli XCX, Lil Yachty's "After the Afterparty" bubblegum zombie fest is A+ Halloween fare

Perhaps the only new halloween video music video you'll need to watch this year.