Lilly O'Donnell
Lilly O'Donnell

Lilly O'Donnell is a freelance writer, currently working on her first book.

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Dec. 5, 2013

This Will Blow Your Mind: There Are Billions Of Universes Like Ours Out There

Scientists have proven the existence of other universes and the chance of alien life is "very high."

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Jan. 10, 2013

Should You Get a Flu Shot? 7 Critical Things to Know This Flu Season

To make your life a little easier, here are a few things that are NOT true about the flu vaccine.
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Jan. 7, 2013

Student Debt: Congress Finally Addressing Outrageous Tuition Costs

There have been a few new federal programs to help borrowers pay back their loans, but none that address the root problem of why it’s so expensive to get an education in this country.
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Jan. 7, 2013

Jyoti Singh Pandey: Delhi Gang Rape Trial Should End With the Death Penalty

If convicted, those on trial in Delhi gang rape should get the death penalty. Even in prison there is the possibility of moments of enjoyment and that's something these monsters don't deserve.
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Jan. 7, 2013

14-Year-Girl Raped and Videotaped By 7 Men in Romania

This incident is just one more horrific result of the pervasive global rape culture.
Jan. 6, 2013

Steubenville Rape Case: Authorities Attempt to Regain Control and Ensure Fair Trial

Local authorities in Steubenville have launched a website called Steubenville Facts to prevent the spread of misinformation and to recentralize the conversation.

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Jan. 6, 2013

Jyoti Singh Pandey: Delhi Gang Rape Victim Has a Name and Lives On as a Cultural Symbol

“I am proud of her." Jyoti's father said. "Revealing her name will give courage to other women who have survived these attacks. They will find strength from my daughter.”
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Jan. 6, 2013

Steubenville Rape Case: White House Petition to Remove Case to Criminal Court Collects 11,000 Signatures and Counting

Ma'lik Richmond and Trenton Mays don’t need a slap on the wrist or a year or two in juvie, they need to do real time in a real prison like the real rapists they are.
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Jan. 5, 2013

Sperm Donor Ordered to Pay Child Support: Why This is an LGBT Issue

With homosexual relationships and families becoming more commonly accepted, the law needs to catch up and allow for family structures beyond the traditional mother, father, child composition.
Jan. 5, 2013

Steubenville Rape Case: Calls For Big Red Football Coach Reno Saccoccia to Resign

As the team’s coach, it was Saccoccia’s responsibility to curb the development of rape culture and sense of invincibility that we see so often in idolized young athletes.
Jan. 4, 2013

Northwest Africa 7034 Meteor: New Water-Rich Mars Meteorite Discovered in Africa

Scientists believe that if they can find liquid water on Mars the planet might be able to sustain life, so evidence that there once was liquid water present is tracked closely.

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Jan. 4, 2013

Judge Derek Johnson Accused Rape Victim of Not ‘Putting Up a Fight:’ Kick Him Off the Bench

Someone with such misguided, inaccurate, and offensive views on rape shouldn't be allowed to preside over future rape cases. There’s a petition to remove him from the bench. Sign it.
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Jan. 4, 2013

Malala Yousafzai Released From London Hospital, Her Road to Recovery Begins

The young Pakistani activist who was shot in the head by the Taliban for speaking up for girls’ education was released from Queen Elizabeth Hospital in London on Thursday.
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Jan. 3, 2013

Armed Teacher Training Program Gets More than 600 Applicants Following Sandy Hook

An Ohio gun owners’ group, the Buckeye Firearms Foundation, along with a group called the Tactical Defense Institute, is putting together a curriculum to train teachers and school staff to shoot.
Jan. 3, 2013

2012 Saw the Second Highest Number of Restrictions on Abortion in Nearly 20 Years

It might take a long time to repair the damage to women’s rights, but with the immense opposition to reproductive freedom, stemming the tide of new restrictions is nothing to sneeze at.
Jan. 3, 2013

Big Red Football: Anonymous Leaks Disturbing Video in Steubenville Rape Case

The star of the video, identified as former Steubenville High School baseball player Michael Nodianos, cracks himself up with lines like "She is so raped."

Jan. 1, 2013

New Years Eve Ball Drop 2013: LIVE Video to Ring in the New Year

To get a good view of the ball drop, people start showing up as early as noon.
Dec. 31, 2012

The Best Hangover Cures For New Years Day

Don’t start off 2013 with your head in the toilet like some frat boy.
Dec. 28, 2012

Why Does the Ball Drop on New Years, and Other History

The Times Square New Year’s celebration has been happening since 1904.
Dec. 28, 2012

How Big is the Ball that Drops on New Years, and What’s it Made Of?

To get a good view of the ball drop, people start showing up as early as noon.