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Dog Flu Alert In Chicago

By: Katrin Higher / April 7, 2015
Five dogs have already died in the Chicago area and veterinarians say that up to 1,000 pups have been reported as having the deadly infectious disease or canine influenza. (Yes, that is a link to PetMD, like WebMD for your pets.) If you have a dog, please vaccinate! Vets are saying that this is a… More »


Male Troops In Special Operations Doubt Women Can Do The Job

By: Katrin Higher / April 7, 2015
Although women are allowed to serve in the military in most departments across the board, including combat jobs (the ban was lifted in 2012), there are still areas in which they are seen as inadequate: "Special Operations Command" jobs like the Navy SEALS and Army Delta Units. The Pentagon is making an effort to ope… More »


How The Anti-Rape Movement Can Learn From The Rolling Stone/UVA Debacle

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 6, 2015
While misogynists will use this as "evidence" that women lie about rape, I wholeheartedly agree with Amanda Hess at Slate when she writes that the Rolling Stone/UVA disaster "cannot possibly undermine a social justice movement because any understanding of justice must accommodate the truth."More »


Mindy Kaling’s Brother Trying To “Pass As Black” For Med School Should Bother You A Lot, Even If You’re Not Black

By: Beejoli Shah / April 6, 2015
To be a bonafide celebrity is to know that at some point an errant family member will crawl out of the woodwork, hoping to leverage your fame into their 15minutes. And while bad attempts at cable reality TV can often be forgiven (looking right at you, Eastwood family), what Mindy Kaling's brother Vijay has done --… More »


Ghost Sightings Could Just Be Hallucinations Caused By Mold, Say Researchers

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 6, 2015
Researchers at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY are investigating the possibility that "ghost sightings" and "haunted houses" may not be evidence of an afterlife, as much as they are hallucinations produced by toxic mold. The fact is, most of these "hauntings" occur in places with poor air quality, and there are molds, like rye ergot… More »


Why Did Jeb Bush Identify As “Hispanic” On 2009 Voter Registration Form?

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 6, 2015
According to a report from the New York Times, Jeb Bush maybe thought he was Hispanic for a minute in 2009. The Times obtained his voter registration forms from the Miami-Dade County Elections Department, which show he has clearly marked "Hispanic" under the category of race/ethnicity. However, although Jeb Bush does speak fluent Spanish, and hi… More »


Columbia Journalism Review Investigation Calls Rolling Stone UVA Rape Story “A Failure That Was Avoidable”

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 6, 2015
The Columbia Journalism Review has completed their investigation into Rolling Stone's reporting and editorial practices in their story about a gang rape that allegedly occurred at the University of Virginia, and has concluded that the story -- which Rolling Stone has officially retracted -- is one of "journalistic failure that was avoidable." These failures, according… More »


John Oliver’s Interview With Edward Snowden Made My Morning

By: Claire Hannum / April 6, 2015
Only John Oliver could turn an interview with Edward Snowden into a comedy routine, and it's making my Monday so much easier. Oliver sat down in Russia with “the most famous hero and/or traitor in recent American history," and naturally began by asking whether Snowden misses Hot Pockets now that he can't go back to the… More »


Cuddling Dinosaur Fossils Found In Postcoital Embrace

By: Katrin Higher / April 6, 2015
Archeologists digging around the Gobi Desert recently found two Oviraptor fossils who appeared to have been killed immediately after making sweet sweet dinosaur love. They were apparently killed by a collapsing sand dune that covered their naked dinosaur bodies and preserved them forever only to have idiots like us get all verklempt about their romantic… More »


Bill Maher Compares Zayn Malik To Boston Marathon Bomber

By: Katrin Higher / April 5, 2015
We are no strangers to Bill Maher's Islamophobia by now, and his suggestion that the former One Directioner, Zayn Malik, resembles the terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is just more of the same garbage. Zayn Malik was born in England and is half Pakistani, Dzhockhar Tsarnaev is Chechyan. One is a radical terrorist and one is a… More »


France Bans Ultra-Thin Models And Pro-Anorexia Websites

By: Katrin Higher / April 4, 2015
Following in Spain, Italy and Israel's footsteps, the French Parliament has passed a law that will ban the employment of models under a certain Body Mass Index (BMI) in an effort to discourage anorexia. On top of this, the law also states that images cannot be doctored to make the bodies of women appear thinner… More »


Easter Special: ‘Rabbit Hoarder’ Seeks $2 Billion For Loss Of Rabbits

By: Katrin Higher / April 4, 2015
Brooklyn bunny hoarder Dorota Trec is trying to sue the ASPCA, NYPD and Brooklyn DA for ruining her life to the tune of $2 billion. Trec was arrested in March for hoarding up to 176 rabbits in a disgusting junkyard. Facing two animal cruelty charges, she could be spending up to a year in prison. More »


Locals Raising Funds To Topple Monstrous Lucille Ball Statue

By: Katrin Higher / April 4, 2015
Residents of Celoron, New York, Lucille Ball's hometown, are very unhappy with this horrifying statue that definitely does not look like the late comedienne. It looks like Paulie Walnuts from "The Sopranos" if you ask me. Anyway, the statue has been living in Celoron since 2009, but I suppose after five years they've all had… More »


Operator Of Revenge Porn Site Sentenced To 18 Years In Prison

By: Katrin Higher / April 4, 2015
Notorious San Diego creep Kevin Bollaert was just sentenced to 18 years in prison after being convicted back in February of 21 accounts of identity theft and six accounts of extortion. The former operator of the non-consensual porn site "UGotPosted" posted pictures of nude women along with their personal information from jilted ex-lovers as a… More »


Indiana Pizzeria Owners In Hiding After Anti-Gay Comments

By: Katrin Higher / April 4, 2015
Indiana's new Religious Freedom Restoration Act has thankfully been amended to specify that discrimination will not be protected, but the damage has been done. That pizzeria-owning couple, Kevin and Crystal O'Conners -- who vowed, "If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no”… More »


We Definitely Need Ruth Bader Ginger Ice Cream In Our Lives

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 4, 2015
Last week, Amanda McCall proposed 10 new Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors honoring awesome women, in response to the fact that most Ben & Jerry's flavors named after people were named after men. In the past several decades, although there have been over 20 flavors named after individual people, only two of those people… More »


Down With Being “Chill,” Up With Being In Love

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 3, 2015
The imperative to be “chill” in relationships is killing the actual process of falling in love with someone, which is a decidedly un-chill thing to do. More »


Yes, New York Times, Grown Men Should Use Emoji

By: Megan Reynolds / April 3, 2015
Really? More »


The NFL Hired Its First Female Referee, And These Traitors-To-The-Cause Women Are Pissed

By: Beejoli Shah / April 3, 2015
Earlier today, news broke that the NFL had hired its first female referee, Sarah Thomas. Thomas, a current NCAA Big Ten referee, has been in final round talks with the NFL in years prior, and has refereed NFL pre-season games in the past. But while the man tears that have taken Twitter by storm i… More »


Georgia Florist Won’t Do Gay Weddings, Totes Cool With Adulterers Though

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 3, 2015
CNN's Gary Tuchman took a trip to Georgia to interview some florists about how they feel about providing flowers to same-sex weddings, and whether or not they would support something like Indiana's unpopular Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Unsurprisingly, they all said they would support it, and explained all about how their religion prohibited them from… More »


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