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Why you should pay attention to California’s wildfires, even if you live several states away

Smoke from the fires has traveled more than 550 miles. Here's what that will do to your health.

Why CEOs of socially responsible companies face a higher risk of getting fired

Leaders of corporations who invest in social good get better job security if their company does well financially. But their risk of getting fired spikes under different circumstances...
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Study shows Americans overestimate the number of gay people in the US — with serious side effects

People who overestimated the number of gay and lesbian people in the U.S. were also more likely to oppose policies protecting LGBTQ rights.

St. Vincent’s ‘Masseduction’ is about how great sex won’t solve your problems

With her newest album, Annie Clark has made a true rarity: a record that captures sex’s joyful essence without making it seem like a cure-all.

Meet the travel addict behind Scott’s Cheap Flights, who’s helping others score dirt-cheap deals

We asked Scott Keyes to tell us the truth about myths like booking on Tuesday and using an incognito browser.

Why adding a calorie counter to Google Maps was a dangerous mistake

"For someone with an eating disorder, it can actually become fuel for the fire.”

The Movement for Black Lives is starting to mobilize black voters ahead of the 2018 midterm election

The collective is launching the Electoral Justice Project in November.

Claire from ‘Outlander’ deserves a better sex life

The men in Starz's time-traveling romantic-drama are allowed to pursue pleasure and extramarital relations — so why can't Claire Randall?
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Senators reach bipartisan deal on insurance subsidies, but Trump says Obamacare remains “dead”

Trump announced he will stop paying the critical subsidies on Thursday, which he said rendered the ACA "dead."
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California will allow a nonbinary option on documents. Here’s what that means for these residents.

For nonbinary and gender-nonconforming Californians, this legislation could mean major changes — or not.

Report: Bob Weinstein, producer and younger brother of Harvey, accused of sexual harassment

The producer's accusation against Bob Weinstein comes more than a week after a 'New York Times' exposé surfaced decades of allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein.
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When wineries burn, what gets left behind?

The rubble is often littered with the remnants of household items like batteries, paints and pesticides which, once burned, transform into toxic waste that can make cleanup efforts a hazard.

‘Sex and the City’ Halloween costume ideas that aren’t Carrie, Samantha, Miranda or Charlotte

Listen, we know you can dress up as Carrie. But can you dress up like Enid, Carrie's editor at 'Vogue'?

A federal judge once again cites Trump’s tweets in blocking Trump’s latest travel ban

In his decision to block the executive order, a federal judge in Hawaii said the travel ban "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor."

Will the NBA kneel?

The NBA regular season starts tonight, and the league has made clear that it expects players to stand during the national anthem.

Exclusive: Army Reserve bans green card holders from enlisting, a move that may break federal law

“EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY DO NOT ‘SHIP’ OR ‘ENLIST’ ANY FOREIGN NATIONAL’S [sic] (ALL I-551 CARD HOLDERS) UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE,” reads an email sent on Monday to Army recruiters.
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ESPN distances itself from new partner ‘Barstool Sports’ after host calls out abusive 2014 article

An ESPN show host called out the website and its founder on Twitter for comments they made about her in 2014.

Iman Shumpert’s daddy-daughter photo inspires men to share heartwarming fatherhood moments

The NBA star is spreading the joys of fatherhood on Twitter.

After Anne Frank costumes appear on Halloween websites, outrage ensues — and a bizarre explanation

A few sites have pulled the costume, but places like Amazon still have it.
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Mic Wakeup: A hashtag, a trailer and a horrifying joke

It’s Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2017. The sun is shining. The birds are singing. You have to be at work in an hour. Here are the three stories you need to start your day.

Donald Trump said Obamacare is “finished.” For millions of people, it’s not that simple.

Several million Americans whose insurance premiums are made cheaper by federal subsidies are watching Congress after Trump cut their federal funds.

This stat forecasts doomsday for Congressional Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections

Republicans' House majority could be in danger, which imperils President Donald Trump and could even lead to his impeachment.

Trump’s drug czar nominee withdraws after explosive CBS/‘Washington Post’ report

“Rep. Tom Marino has informed me that he is withdrawing his name from consideration as drug czar,” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning. “Tom is a fine man and a great congressman!”

#IDidThat and #HimThough, responses to #MeToo, ask men to take accountability for sexual misconduct

These new hashtags aim to lift the burden of talking about rape culture from victims of sexual miconduct, asking men to hold themselves accountable for their behavior.

The Erdem x H&M campaign is beautiful, diverse, and the clothes are pretty damn good, too

This is a collab worth paying attention to.
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Kaepernick to reportedly focus on Trump in collusion case against NFL. Will it work?

A sports law expert tells us this could be a difficult strategy to pull off.

The new guard of LGBTQ activism is here, it’s queer and it’s Insta-worthy

Voices 4 Chechnya is giving the LGBTQ community an actionable way to fight for their community.
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After Trump threatens NBC News, FCC chair says commission supports First Amendment

Trump had suggested a "challenge" to NBC News' broadcasting license for the network's reporting.

How can advertisers start getting diversity right? The answer lies in authentic messaging.

Social activist and model Munroe Bergdorf pens a powerful essay on inclusivity in advertising.

Black Lives Matter activist calls “bullshit” on the FBI’s “black identity extremist” label

"We’re not going to allow for the potential elimination of black leadership in this generation,” one BLM activist said on Tuesday.

Dow Jones Industrial Average 23,000 stock market record might obscure trouble brewing

The DJIA today crossed the 23,000 threshold for the first time, and President Donald Trump tweeted about it. Here's what to know about the Dow's new record.

“First of all,” the newest Twitter meme, celebrates the art of the self-own

Sometimes, the best way to roast someone else is to bravely charge into the flames yourself — to face, embrace and defiantly remind everyone how messy you truly are.
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Lena Headey reveals uncomfortable encounter with Harvey Weinstein

'Game of Thrones' actress Lena Headey has joined the growing chorus of women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct.

Google Pixel 2: 6 features of the new Google phone that travelers need to know about

You'll be able to take better photos, recognize landmarks and get quick translations.

It can be empowering to share women’s stories of pain. But to what end?

The viral #MeToo hashtag shows us that coming forward with your stories of assault and harassment is important, but why are so few men acknowledging their own role in it?