The Trials And Tribulations Of Hemp In America

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 26, 2015

Today is Earth Day and Monday was 4/20, which means we’re smack in the middle of a confluence of fascinating issues; specifically, issues surrounding hemp, America’s needlessly illegal and potentially ecologically beneficial agricultural phantom. Scientists, farmers, retailers, and even growing numbers of American lawmakers across the political spectrum know that hemp and marijuana are chemically and… More »

Nepal’s Earthquake Disaster: Where To Send Help

By: Katrin Higher / April 26, 2015

As of Sunday morning, the 7.8 magnitude earthquake outside the capital of Kathmandu has killed more than 2,200 people in Nepal, India and Bangladesh, and has injured even more. It has toppled buildings and triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest. The infrastructures of the surrounding areas has been devastated by the quake.

Here… More »

Missing Sisters Live On Girl Scout Cookies and Cheese Puffs For 2 Weeks While Lost In Woods

By: Katrin Higher / April 26, 2015

Lee Write and Leslie Roy went missing for nearly two weeks in a remote area of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The sisters went for a drive when their car stalled in the middle of nowhere and neither of them had cell service to call for help.

Luckily, they were toting eight boxe… More »

If You Are An Offensive Idiot Online, Get The New “Clear” App

By: Katrin Higher / April 25, 2015

If you happen to be a really terrible person on the internet but want to appear great, then the new “Clear” app is the right app for you!

Fired from Jeb Bush’s campaign after Buzzfeed found several of his tweets calling women “sluts,” as well as a bunch of homophobic references, Ethan Czahor… More »

Failed Reagan Assassin John Hinckley Jr. Finds Love, Wants To Start A Band

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 24, 2015

Hey you guys! Remember that time a guy shot Ronald Reagan and James Brady because he was obsessed with Jodie Foster and thought that might get her attention? John Hinckley, Jr? Well, he’s been in St. Elizabeth’s mental institution since 1981. Since 2013, Hinckley has been able to go on 17 day visits to hi… More »

Loretta Lynch Confirmed As Attorney General

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 24, 2015

Loretta Lynch has been confirmed as the United States’ first Black female Attorney General. More »

Rand Paul’s New Douchebro BFF Once Threw A Porn Star Off A Roof

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 24, 2015

You know who’s just the worst? Rand Paul. Rand Paul is terrible. Also, Rand Paul’s friends are terrible, because terrible people often hang out together, ostensibly because no one else can stand them.

Anyway, Rand Paul’s new BFF is this dude Dan Bilzerian, who is known for a number of incredibly douchey sounding things like… More »

Abercrombie Ends “Looks Policy,” Extends Employment To The Less Hot

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 24, 2015

Congratulations, non-supermodels! You are now eligible for minimum wage work at the mall! More »

China Cracks Down On The Hottest Trend In Funerals — Strippers!

By: Megan Reynolds / April 24, 2015

That’s one way to send off Grandpa. … More »

Native Actors Bail On Adam Sandler Movie Over Racist Bullshit

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 23, 2015

A group of Native American actors, as well as a Native cultural advisor walked off the set of the Adam Sandler movie “The Ridiculous Six” after the obscene racism and insensitivity in the script and on set just became too much to bear. The actors, primarily of the Navajo nation, were playing Apache characters, and… More »

Women In Washington, D.C. Can Now Be Fired For Using Birth Control

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 23, 2015

A House committee voted to overturn a new Washington D.C. law that would have banned employment discrimination based on reproductive health decisions like using IVF, having an abortion, or even using birth control. More »

Tampons Could Be Killing Us Softly At This Very Moment

By: Claire Hannum / April 23, 2015

I don’t want to ruin your day or anything, but here’s something terrifying you’ve probably never thought about: scientists barely know anything about the long-term effects of tampons on our health. Did you know that? I didn’t know that! You’re putting a foreign object inside yourself that was only sort of studied for safety risks, and I’m sorry to have told you… More »

Baltimore Police Rep Calls Freddie Gray Protesters A “Lynch Mob”

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 23, 2015

This past weekend, 25-year-old Freddie Gray died while in police custody. Though he was arrested without incident, for possession of an illegal switchblade, he suffered spinal and neck injuries at the hands of police while in the police van. The Department of Justice is currently investigating.

Now, as you might imagine, yet another black… More »

A Sex Shop Is Opening Up In Mecca

By: Beejoli Shah / April 23, 2015

I guess it’s true what they say about a good orgasm making you see God: a sex shop will be opening in Saudi Arabia, in the heart of Islam’s holiest land, Mecca.

El Asira, a Netherlands-based sex toy company run by Abdelaziz Aouragh, will be opening its first brick-and-mortar outlet in the Makkah regio… More »

Woman Discovers Brain Tumor Is Actually An “Evil Twin”

By: Megan Reynolds / April 23, 2015

When Yamini Karanam, a 26-year-old grad student in Indiana, started developing headaches, reading comprehension issues and crippling fatigue, she knew that something was wrong with her brain. But she probably wasn’t expecting to learn that there was a teratoma, replete with teeth, bones and teeth, pressing on her pineal gland and wrecking havoc on her life. More »

Congress Votes To Allow DC Employers To Fire Women For Using IVF, Getting Pregnant

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 23, 2015

Hey! Guess what, residents of D.C.! Congress did something pretty exciting for you. You may soon be able to fire a woman for having in vitro fertilization, just like you always dreamed. You can also fire her for getting pregnant out of wedlock! Women who have IVF, or choose to have a child without being married,… More »

Police Accused Of Stripping Car Accident Victim And Taking Naked Photos Of Her Dead Body

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 23, 2015

Police officers in Cooks County, Illinois, are facing charges that they stripped a car accident victim of her clothing and took naked photos of her dead body for their own enjoyment. Jessica Mejia was a passenger in a car being driven by her drunk boyfriend when he slammed their vehicle into a pole, killing the 20-year-old. More »

Father Of The Year Gets Small Child’s Likeness Tattooed On His Face

By: Beejoli Shah / April 23, 2015

It is taking all my effort to rise above and laud this dad for being a committed father, instead of judging him for going with only a subpar tattoo artist for his totally normal and not at all strange full-face tattoo of his child.

Perhaps one day I will love something my body… More »

Worst Nightmares, Realized: Siblings Reunite Via Matching On Tinder

By: Megan Reynolds / April 22, 2015

Swipe right for accidental almost-incest. More »

Today’s Lady News: Earth Day Edition!

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 22, 2015

It’s the one day of the year we acknowledge this beautiful planet of ours and all the ways we’ve destroyed it! More »

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