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This Golden Retriever Family Transcends Any & All Winter Blues

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Everything I've Ever Wanted, Basically

Working on the internet means I see a steady stream baby animal videos pretty much all day, but these puppies go far beyond any level of preciousness I’ve ever seen. I mean, being chased around by golden retriever puppies all day is what heaven looks like, right? They even make winter weather look fun!

UVA Freshman Says She Was Gang Raped At A Frat House — And Then Discouraged From Reporting It

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  • The latest issue of Rolling Stone has an incredible and disturbing feature about a student at the University of Virginia who was gang raped at a frat house her freshman year and was told by the school not to report it. [Rolling Stone]
  • Rebecca Traister has written a fantastic piece for The New Republic about why it took so long for Bill Cosby’s alleged crimes to get attention — in short, it’s because Cosby made White American feel good about race. [The New Republic]
  • On Camille Cosby and the problem with asking “Why did she stay?” [Jezebel]
  • But hey, if allllll of these accusers are lying, Cosby should totally sue. The Root explores why that won’t happen. [The Root] Keep reading »

The Problem With Refinery 29′s Profile Of A Church Of Scientology Member

The Problem With Refinery 29's Profile Of A Church Of Scientology Member

The lifestyle website Refinery 29 is in a bit of hot water after writer Kelsey Miller published a profile of a young, female Scientologist called “Elaine” (not her real name) that, frankly, could have been ripped from the pages of Freedom magazine. (Freedom is the Church of Scientology’s propaganda magazine.) Former Scientologists — including a number of ex members who have been excommunicated from the Church — descended upon the post’s comments section accusing Miller of essentially penning an endorsement for the controversial faith, while others implied that Miller might be a Scientologist herself. Miller defended herself in the comments, writing, “I’d only heard the story from an outsider’s perspective, and I was curious about what an average, active member might have to say. The piece was meant to present — not endorse — her opinions and experience to the reader.” While I believe Miller’s intentions were good (and I don’t believe she’s a member herself), I’d like to join those ex members in calling bullshit on her methods. Her “profile” of “Elaine” reads very much like straight up propaganda, not journalism. Keep reading »

You’re An Instagram Addict, But It’s Not Your Fault

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We all know the compulsive itch to check Instagram at the most inopportune of moments (or worse, in our actual free time when we could be doing so many things that are actually constructive). Nir Eyal, author of Hooked: How To Build Habit-Forming Products, recently sat down with Business Insider to explain why the app is so damn addictive. If you can’t tell by the title of his book, the factors are pretty bleak, and were definitely strategized in some boardroom long before you downloaded the app. Keep reading »

Powder-Puff Football Team Plays In Blackface For Some Horrible Reason

Sullivan High School in Sullivan, Missouri holds an annual powder-puff football game to raise money for the school’s prom. At the game, which was held November 5, the team stormed the football field in blackface. The school’s principal, Jennifer Schmidt, was initially shocked to see the girls’ faces but decided to overlook it (what the hell!?). She told the Riverfront Times, “And then I thought, ‘Oh, they don’t mean anything by it. Just let it go. No one thinks anything of it.’ I didn’t think anyone did. Evidently, someone did.” Well, of course people did. Keep reading »

Watch Don Lemon’s 14-Second Apology For His Stupid Rape Advice

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Watch Don Lemon's 14-Second Apology For His Stupid Rape Advice
"If you thought my question was insensitive, I'm sorry...
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