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Uber Fails Again By Gouging Sydney Riders During The Hostage Crisis

Rideshare app Uber proved once again that it’s out of touch with its customers this weekend by intentionally raising prices in the middle of a hostage crisis in Sydney. Like, they tweeted about how they were going to increase fare prices. As if it was a good thing.

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SHOCKER: Eric Bolling Said Something Stupid About Women

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I avoid Fox News entirely for exactly this reason. Every time I watch a clip from Fox News — excepting Bill O’Reilly’s sympathetic monologue about the injustice of Eric Garner’s murder — I just end up with high blood pressure. I don’t like to hate-watch! And yet, I keep hate-watching.

Anyway, in this week’s edition of Eric Bolling Says Something Stupid, the hosts of “The Five” were talking about the study recently released in the British Medical Journal that says that men are absolutely more prone to taking idiotic risks than women. Here’s how Eric Bolling interpreted this: Keep reading »

5 Studies That Prove Racism Is Still Way Worse Than We Think

5 Studies That Prove Racism Is Still Way Worse Than We Think

There is a bitter debate over racism these days — specifically, whether or not it still exists in a way that actually matters. The argument against goes something like, “Sure, there are neo-Nazis and KKK and YouTube comment sections out there, but we’ve got a black president, for Christ’s sake! Racism has been banished to the craziest fringes of society.”

But science says that’s just not true — the prejudice persists, we’re just less aware of it, and there’s tons of proof that we’ll get into starting … now. Read more on Cracked…

Meet Benjamin The Rescued Orphan Pygmy Goat

Benjamin the Goat
A True Love Story!

Benjamin the 5-week-old pygmy goat was born a twin, and his mother was unable to nurse both babies, so Benjamin was rejected. Luckily for him, Tom Horsfield stepped in to rescue the little goat, feeding him every four hours and taking Benjamin to work with him in order to prepare him to someday rejoin other goats in the outdoors. [22 Words]

The Soapbox: Railing Against AA Does A Disservice To Those Trying To Get Sober

The Soapbox: Railing Against AA Does A Disservice To Those Trying To Get Sober

This post was originally published on After Party Chat and republished with permission.

We’ve all got at least one Facebook friend who just can’t stand Alcoholics Anonymous and needs to let the world know it every chance that they get. I usually politely ignore them. But the latest anti-AA screed to show up in my newsfeed was too irritating to ignore.

First off, let me start by saying that I’m not a member of AA, lest my opinion be dismissed as coming from a member of “the AA cult.” Have I been to meetings? Yes. Tons of them. Do I attend meetings today? No, I don’t. At one point I attended regularly, and it helped me. At a certain point,  it no longer helped me and so I stopped. Simple as that. Keep reading »

NYC Is Finally Getting Its First Real Cat Cafe!

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New York City has dabbled in cat cafes by hosting pop-ups, but the real deal has finally hit the city in what is now the Christmas present ever. Meow Parlour, on New York City’s Lower East Side, will open its doors December 15 and is already accepting reservations! Customers can rent time in the cafe and spend anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours using their wifi, cuddling the cats, and enjoying treats from Meow Parlour’s bakery around the corner. The best part? If you fall in love with one of the cats, you can take her home! All the kitties at Meow Parlour are adoptable through KittyKind, a no kill rescue group. Dreams do come true! [NYMag.com; Gothamist]

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