Idaho Lawmaker Totally Cool With Faith-Healing Parents Letting Their Kids Die

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 24, 2015
Over the past three years, twelve children in Idaho have died from completely preventable causes like pneumonia and food poisoning. Why? Because their parents, primarily members of a faith-healing sect called the Followers of Christ have refused to get them medical attention. Idaho is one of six states in the country that allow religious exemptio… More »

I Tried The “Bored And Brilliant” Project And Learned Just How Badly I “Need” My Phone

By: Claire Hannum / February 24, 2015
A few weeks ago, I tried out WNYC's "Bored and Brilliant" project, a challenge that encouraged participants to step away from their phones and see what kinds of creative thoughts come up when we allow our minds to wander. The challenge asked that users track the minutes they… More »

Texts With My Straight Single Dude BFF: On Fuck Buddies & Being Ready

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 24, 2015
A rambling workday exchange about when it's the right time to end things with a fuck buddy, especially if they're more into you than you're into them. More »

Don’t Take Out Your Rage On The Wrong Person

By: Claire Hannum / February 24, 2015
We all know that projecting isn't good -- nobody wins when you scream at your husband or mom for no reason when you're actually mad about an office squabble -- but what's scary is just how likely we are to take this to an extreme. A study from the Philipp University of Marburg in Germany found that "displaced revenge,"… More »

Rep. Aaron Schock Spent Donor, Taxpayer Funds On Katy Perry Concerts and Private Planes

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 24, 2015
Illinois Representative Aaron "Haters Gonna Hate" Schock, who you may remember from such hits as "Downton Abbey Themed Office" and "Super Racist Aide Who Thinks Black People Are Like Zoo Animals," is currently the subject of an Associated Press investigation into hi… More »

“Fifty Shades” Has Turned Into A Real-Life Sexual Assault

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 24, 2015
The kink community’s warnings about “Fifty Shades of Grey”’s poor demonstration of what consent looks like in BDSM has turned out not to just be paranoid speculation: A student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Mohammad Hossain, has been charged with sexual assault following an incident in which he claimed to be “re-enacting scene… More »

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