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Why painful memories linger with us

If we didn’t forget pain, women would never go through childbirth twice – or so says the myth. But the truth is that agonising memories don’t always diminish.<p>If you visit someone with a newborn baby, their description of the pain of childbirth often includes the phrase “never again”. One friend …

The Brain

Patricia Arquette’s Badass Oscar Acceptance Speech Demanding Equality for Women

‘It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America!’ the actress proclaimed.<p>It was the …

Feminism

When they laughed at rape

It took a visit to a liberal college classroom to understand just how deeply embedded in our culture it truly is<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>February 22, 2015 1:30pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on The Good Men Project.<p>Every so often, a single experience will instantaneously illuminate an aspect of the …

Feminism

I’m gay. And I want my kid to be gay, too.

<i>Sally Kohn is an essayist and a CNN political commentator.</i><p>I live in the liberal bubble of Park Slope, Brooklyn, where no yuppie would ever admit to wanting their kid to be <i>anything</i> in particular, other than happy. But more often than not, we define happiness as some variation on our own lives, or at …

LGBTQI

France Just Gave Fifty Shades Of Grey This Hilarious Rating

The French are notoriously laid back. Hell, the French phrase "Laissez Faire" literally means laying back, letting things take its course, and not …

Millionaires Are Also Worried About Rising Income Inequality

The growing income gap is one of the top economic concerns for American millionaires, topping terrorism and the budget deficit, according to a new study.<p>Fully 77 percent of Americans with investible assets of $1 million or more cited the "increasing income gap between poor and wealthy Americans" as …

Income Inequality

Indonesian military stops search and recovery for remains of AirAsia QZ8501

<b>Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) —</b> The Indonesian military said Tuesday that it was stopping its efforts to recover the remains of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 almost a month after the commercial jet crashed into the sea.<p>Indonesia's search and rescue agency, Basarnas, will continue its work to try to retrieve …

Airplanes

Mormon leaders (sort of) come out in favor of LGBT rights, demand religious freedom

The church has not reversed its stance on same-sex marriage, but called for an anti-discrimination measure to pass<p>In a somewhat contradictory but positive move on Tuesday, leaders of the Mormon church announced their support for a Utah measure to protect members of the LGBT community from housing …

See People React To Watching Virtual Reality P0rn For The First Time

Slowly but surely wearable technology will continue to blur the line between your daily and digital life. In the coming years, there might not even …

Virtual Reality

Entropy Defied: Researchers Unboil An Egg

Unscrambling eggs is still impossible, an example of entropy in action. But boiling eggs is no longer the one-way process it used to be. Scientists in California and Australia have figured out how to turn solid albumen, the white of an egg, back into a useable liquid.<p>“We have invented a way to …

Eggs

Slipknot, SSE Arena, Wembley, review: 'relentless'

This was a reminder that Slipknot remain as relevant to heavy metal today as they were when they first emerged, says Augusto Koschak<p>The masks have changed but the face is still the same: almost 20 years after Slipknot emerged as leading members of the Nu-Metal movement in America, they are still …

Music

This is why it’s so hard to fight for gender equality in Hollywood

“We all know what we have to do. We have to not be quiet about it, we have to keep talking about it, we have to shame the studios for being so gender-biased,” Jane Fonda said at the Sundance Film Festival yesterday, where she is promoting her new comedy with Netflix with longtime friend Lily …

Sundance

The Drone Defender

Meet the lawyer fighting for freer skies, one lawsuit at a time.<p>Twenty-nine floors up, inside a conference room of the New York law office of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, Brendan Schulman is hovering a drone in front of my face. It’s a Blade Nano QX—barely 2 inches tall—a four-rotor, …

Drones

Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

Planets

Obama takes in India's grand Republic Day parade

NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, …

India

Emma Watson gave another powerful speech on gender equality at the World Economic Forum

Emma Watson was a guest at the World Economic Forum. <i>Photo: Reuters</i><p>Emma Watson has urged young men to speak out when women are degraded, husbands to …

6 Pop Culture Visionaries Who Get Too Much Credit

We all know that our favorite games, comics, movies and TV shows are probably collaborative affairs. There are dozens if not hundreds of people …

A Muslim Cleric Walks Into a Gay Bar...

No, non-discrimination laws don’t just affect Christian bakers. Everyone deserves equal treatment, and businesses should be forced to serve …

LGBTQI

“Chandler’s treatment of his gay father is appalling”: Everything critics realized while watching “Friends” in 2015

Turns out the beloved sitcom treated fat people as punch lines and kind of had a homophobia problem<p>“Friends" hit Netflix for the first time in 2015, and while it’s certainly not the first time people have had the opportunity to rewatch the show since it went off the air in 2004, it has provided a …

Tennis twirls and Page 3 girls: The week in sexism

It’s not your imagination — this was a bad week for women<p>Let's just call this week a total wash and start again Monday, shall we, womankind? It's been a real extravaganza for progress deferred – and I'm not even going to bother delving into Mike Huckabee's strange Beyonce fixation here.<p>And it all …

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie writes a new story, Olikoye, for Medium: It is beautiful and also propaganda.

A new short story from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the Nigerian author who wrote <i>Americanah</i>and can be heard dropping feminist truth-bombs on the Beyoncé …

“I think every girl is a type of slut”: What an attempted mass-murderer’s words reveal about our sexual culture

Ben Moynihan is clearly abnormal, but his attitudes about women who refuse to have sex with him are scarily common<p>“When women won’t talk to you, it’s heart breaking. Why are they fussy with men now days?” Who do you think wrote that sentence? Maybe an angst-ridden teenage boy who just hasn’t yet …

Eugenie Bouchard sexism row - the 'twirl' request was inappropriate and sheer bad manners

Habitually banal post-match interviews have reached a new low and broadcasters should stop pretending they impart anything insightful to the viewer<p>Here we go again. One inappropriate remark – this time from <b>Australian Open</b> post-match interviewer Ian Cohen, working for Channel Seven, who asked …

Supreme Court gay marriage decision: Tax law requires marriage equality.

For years people have been trying to predict what the Supreme Court will do about same-sex marriage. That speculation has intensified now that the …

Baker faces civil rights complaint for refusing to put anti-gay message on Bible-shaped cake

DENVER — A dispute over a cake in Colorado raises a new question about gay rights and religious freedom: If bakers can be fined for refusing to serve …

Girls do better than boys at school, despite inequality

Even in countries where gender inequality is rampant, girls still outperform boys in the classroom, a new study shows<p>Girls do better than boys at school, even in countries where women’s liberties are severely restricted, a study has revealed.<p>New research shows that girls outperform boys in …

Costa Rica

Google and Elon Musk to Decide What Is Good for Humanity

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Roman Ormandy, Embody Corp. Roman Ormandy, Embody Corp<p>The recently published Future of Life Institute (FLI) letter “Research …

An Ambiguous Utopia: Science-Fiction and Fantasy as the Solution to our Problems?

Ursula K. Le Guin, giving her acceptance speech at the National Book Awards, stated that we needed writers who knew “the difference between the …

Transgender Individuals Recognized For First Time Ever In A State Of The Union Speech

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama pushed for protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals Tuesday evening, making it the first time lesbian, bisexual and transgender people have ever been recognized directly in a State of the Union address.<p>"As Americans, we respect human …

How Patient Suicide Affects Psychiatrists

Mental-health practitioners whose clients kill themselves can face stigma from their colleagues, lawsuits, and a toll on their own psyches—making them less likely to take on suicidal patients who need their help.<p>It’s hard to listen to a psychiatrist who sounds so broken. I expect a mental-health …