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Here’s What Went Down In The Zubik v. Burwell Arguments

Robyn Pennacchia | March 24, 2016 - 1:00 pm
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Microsoft Created A Chat Bot And The Internet Taught It To Be Super Racist

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 24, 2016 - 12:00 pm
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Microsoft created a chat bot named Tay whose objective was to learn how to talk like a real human. Unfortunately for everyone, the way Tay learned was by interacting with randos on Twitter. Smooth move, Microsoft.

She had her moments, like this sort of perfect exchange:

But overall… More »


Tinder is Helping Clueless Singles Pick a Presidential Candidate

Leah Prinzivalli | March 24, 2016 - 10:45 am
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Swipe your way to political awareness. More »


Most Trump Voters Say Whites Are “Losing Out”–And, In A Way, They Are

Robyn Pennacchia | March 24, 2016 - 9:30 am
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By continuing to see the progress of other groups as a net loss for them, these “angry white voters” are always going to feel like they’re losing.  More »


Study Finds That The Wage Gap Is Pretty, Pretty Bad In Media, Everywhere Else

Megan Reynolds | March 23, 2016 - 6:00 pm
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The glamourous and high-flying world of ~media~ will work you to your bones and pay you less than the dude sitting to your right! More »


North Carolina House Thrilled To Pass Bill Allowing LGBT Discrimination

Robyn Pennacchia | March 23, 2016 - 5:30 pm
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Some people just can’t feel good about themselves unless they have someone they can legally discriminate against. More »


If You Want To #SaveLexi, You Don’t Have To Be Racist About It

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 23, 2016 - 3:30 pm
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You may have heard about Lexi Page, the six-year-old part-Choctaw girl who was taken from her foster family under the Indian Child Welfare Act. Lexi was moved to live with her sister under the guardianship of non-Choctaw relatives of her father, through whom she has her heritage.

The ICWA was put in place… More »


Now Romney Is Slighting Trump’s Wives

Newser | March 23, 2016 - 3:00 pm
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First, he voted for Ted Cruz. Now, Mitt Romney is “practically leading the anti-Donald Trump effort,” as Mediaite puts it. Case in point: While at the National Republican Congressional Committee dinner on Tuesday, Paul Ryan mentioned that Trump had questioned whether Romney was actually Mormon. “All he had to do was ask my wives,” Romney… More »


We Get It, Malia Obama Is Cool

Leah Prinzivalli | March 23, 2016 - 2:15 pm
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Former Girls intern Malia Obama has pivoted away from twee TV on her historic spring break trip to Cuba. Drawing on her background ironing Jemima Kirke’s kaftans, the 17-year-old First Daughter is now acting as a Spanish translator for the First Family. We get it, Malia. You speak Spanish, you’re cool and you can do whatever you set your mind… More »


There Is Now A ‘Ball Pit Bar’ So You Can Get Creeped On While Being Nostalgic

Bronwyn Isaac | March 23, 2016 - 1:15 pm
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The pop-up event was open March 19th and 20th and offered a full service cocktail bar next to a ball pit which feels both unsanitary and potentially gropey. More »


The Frisky Speculates: What “Beans” Does Trump Have To Spill On Heidi Cruz?

Robyn Pennacchia | March 23, 2016 - 12:15 pm
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Does Heidi have a secret stash of glamour shots from the ’80s in which she is wearing many cowboy hats and feather boas? More »


Sarah Michelle Gellar’s #TBT Posts On Instagram Confirm That She Has Peaked

Liz Magee | March 22, 2016 - 5:30 pm
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C’mon girl, you still have your whole life ahead of you! More »


Concerned Parents Up In Arms Over Yoga Exercises At Georgia School

Robyn Pennacchia | March 22, 2016 - 5:00 pm
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Parents believe a Georgia elementary school is trying to convert their kids to Hinduism because they’re doing yoga. More »


Marcia Clark Didn’t Expect ‘The People VS OJ” Show To Be As Good As It Is

Liz Magee | March 22, 2016 - 4:30 pm
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The name ‘Marcia Clark’ is suddenly trending now that Ryan Murphy’s The People VS O.J. Simpson is airing on FX and has exceeded most of our expectations. Clark, the former Los Angeles County prosecutor involved in the case, has been very much impressed with the show as well. In a recent interview with Larry King, Clark admits that… More »


Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski Wants To Sue Buzzfeed For Negative Story, Doesn’t Understand The First Amendment

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 22, 2016 - 4:23 pm
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Unfortunately for Lewandowski, not liking what’s written about you isn’t grounds for a libel suit. More »


“Effigy” Will Ceremoniously Burn Your Digital Memories

Jenni Miller | March 22, 2016 - 4:00 pm
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Sometimes it’s nice to write things down on paper and burn them, you know? A little new moon action now and then can be refreshing. Or maybe you’re just feeling angry and want to burn old photos and love letters — we’re not here to judge. The thing is, it can get smelly. It can… More »


Bullshit Alert: Dubious Pediatrics Group Says Encouraging Trans Kids Is “Child Abuse”

Robyn Pennacchia | March 22, 2016 - 3:00 pm
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The American College of Pediatricians is not quite as official as it sounds. More »


Welp, Terry Richardson Is Now A Dad

Jenni Miller | March 22, 2016 - 2:15 pm
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Terry Richardson announced the birth of twins Rex and Roman via Instagram this morning. Richardson posted a pic of his significant other Alexandra Bolotow nuzzling the bebes with the caption, “Watching this woman rock it through an insane delivery and push out our babies was the most intense, inspiring, exhilarating, and humbling experience of my… More »


New Study Proves It: Blondes Aren’t Dumb

Newser | March 22, 2016 - 2:00 pm
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Next time you make a dumb blonde joke you may be the true butt of it: Researchers at Ohio State University analyzed 10,878 Americans who took part in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 (NLSY79), which surveyed those between ages 14 and 21 in that year; in 1980 participants took an IQ test, and… More »


Jessica Chastain And Chris Hemsworth Go Hard In The Huntsman: Winter’s War

Jenni Miller | March 22, 2016 - 12:45 pm
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Have you ever wondered about the origins of Snow White and the Evil Queen and all that jazz? No? Well, The Huntsman: Winter’s War is here to tell you what’s up. This sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman has everything: Jessica Chastain and Chris Hemsworth as a dynamic ass-kicking duo; Emily Blunt screaming and… More »


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