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What No One Will Tell You About Being White

As much as I can try to ignore race, society will never be able to. It’s merely a fact of life. But I don’t think anyone else is going to be honest …

Unibrows Are A Sure Sign Of Madness

My dad used to tell me, “If you ever meet someone with a facial tattoo, get away from them, and fast.” While such advice is hardly scientific, it’s …

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Newly Single? You Need To Read This

Illustrated by <b>Ly Ngo</b>.<p><i>UPDATE: This post was originally published on March 5.</i><p><b>I just got out of a very long, very intense relationship about four weeks</b> …

The Opposite Of Humanness

One of the most noble and worthwhile things any one of us can do is evaluate our unconsciousness and bring light to what’s driving darkness. But to …

The Worst Day Of My Life Is Now New York's Hottest Tourist Attraction

Nearly 13 years after my sister's death, a reluctant Sunday visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum, where public spectacle and private grief have a permanent home together.<p>During the noisy, chaotic third week of September 2001, my father wrote letters to the <i>New York Times</i> and the <i>Post</i>, and was published …

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Arkansas County Officials: "Can An Uncle Marry A Nephew?"

The clerks of Conway, Lonoke, Washington, and White counties have some questions.<p>WASHINGTON — When same-sex couples are allowed to marry in Arkansas, what happens to the state's law that says men can marry at age 17, but women can marry at age 16?<p>Does the law that bans an uncle from marrying his …

Snapchat Settles Over Complaint That The Company Deceived Its Users

The Federal Trade Commission said Snapchat misled its users in its marketing materials.<p>Snapchat said it has settled charges with the Federal Trade Commission over complaints that the ephemeral messaging app was misleading its users.<p>"We learned a lot during those early days," the company said in a …

"The Other Woman," "Walk Of Shame," And The Fake Feminist Comedy

Two new movies show just how much Hollywood struggles to figure out what to do with funny women.<p>When Paul Feig and Kristen Wiig's terrific <i>Bridesmaids</i> became a box office hit in 2011 — and it was a monster-sized one, the highest grossing female comedy of all time — basic Hollywood practice should …

Watch This Fabulous Bollywood Video Promoting Acceptance For Gay Couples

Did your family have a dance party when you brought home your first boyfriend? And did their clothes look this good?<p>The video features Bollywood star and former Miss India Celina Jaitly, who helped launch the production at an event Wednesday in Mumbai. It was produced by the United Nations Office …

15 Parts Of The Harry Potter Series That Were Never In The Movies

Peeves, gone but never forgotten.

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Meet Hollywood’s Best Lesbian Character In A Long Time

Yes, it’s Leighton Meester in Life Partners. The actress, her co-star Gillian Jacobs, and director/co-writer Susanna Fogel talk about how they achieved such an accurate, yet incidental, portrayal of a gay twentysomething woman.<p>In Hollywood, queer women tend to fall into a few stereotypical …

How Judy Greer Became Hollywood's Most In-Demand Best Friend

She's played the sidekick to some of the biggest actresses for nearly two decades. Now, she's finally taking the spotlight.<p>"<i>Slow and steady wins the race.</i> That's how I've always thought of my career," Judy Greer said over breakfast at Mess Hall Kitchen in Los Feliz, Calif. "I learned that early on …

32 Food Service Workers Describe The Awkward, Ridiculous Dates They’ve Waited On

Dating is tough. You meet a nice person, you ask them out for coffee, or dinner, and you two try to find common ground with each other. Do you click? …

What It Was Really Like To Study At Harvard

A recent piece entitled “Dear Harvard: You Win” has ignited something within me, and it’s angry.<p>I was not sexually assaulted, and am not claiming to …

Lebanon Passes Anti-Domestic Violence Law But Leaves Out Marital Rape

"We see this as a quite historic moment for Lebanon in terms of trying to tackle violence against women. But the law that they have passed is far from perfect."<p>Lebanese lawmakers passed the country's first ever bill criminalizing domestic abuse on Tuesday, but many Lebanese women's rights activists …

Unforgettable Pictures By The Award-Winning Photographer Killed In Afghanistan

Anja Niedringhaus, a critically acclaimed photographer for the Associated Press, was fatally shot in Afghanistan. She had covered everything from war to sporting events.

Uganda Celebrates Anti-Gay Law With Five-Hour Ceremony

"I am mobilized to fight this war," President Yoweri Museveni told the crowd.<p>KAMPALA, Uganda — Fire jugglers, acrobats, and schoolchildren performed at a five-hour ceremony in the Ugandan capital on Monday called to celebrate the country's new Anti-Homosexuality Act.<p>Speakers paid tribute to …

SeaWorld Puts Its Whales On Valium-Like Drug, Documents Show

Orcas under stress.

The 53 Most Pivotal Moments From All Of "How I Met Your Mother" In Chronological Order

Ted has told a lot of stories, but this is how it all came together. SPOILER ALERT if you haven't seen the series finale.

The Definitive Guide To Every April Fools’ Day Prank On The Internet This Year

Welcome to the internet, I'll be your guide. This post will be updated throughout the day. Stay strong.<p>Ew, ew, ew, ew, ew.<p>Chili's announced that their putting all of their food in a big bowl of ice cream.

Why We Deserved More From The "How I Met Your Mother" Series Finale

We watched nine seasons for this?! WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!<p>What first got me interested in <i>How I Met Your Mother</i> was the basic premise: a five-some of twentysomethings living in New York City — exactly what I was looking for to fill the hole <i>Friends</i>, a show I watched religiously, left after it …

Being Raped In A Bankrupt City

Wayne County, Mich., the region where Detroit is located, has been riddled with problems for decades. But when a massive backlog of rape kits was discovered, a few mighty voices decided to work on changing the way sexual assault is viewed and how victims are treated, while also opening every single …

17 Awkward Photos That Only Politicians Take

Say cheese.

How Computers Work In The Movies

Zoom! Enhance!

A Blogger Discovered The Selfie She Took At The Hair Salon Was Turned Into A Viral Anti-Obamacare Meme

Now she's desperately trying to get the photo taken down. What makes it even worse, she says, is that she signed up for health insurance via the Affordable Care Act and loves it. UPDATE — 7:51 p.m.: One of the pages, Right Wing News, has removed the image.<p>Helene Sula is a blogger from Dallas. On …

This Is The Last Letter A Florida Man Wrote Before He Was Executed

"If indeed this event of murdering me will help you to heal...I do not begrudge you your closure."<p>"Final Statement<p>by Robert L. Henry #607497<p>To the innocent women of my crimes, Mrs. Phyllis Harris and Ms. Janet Thermydor, their families, friends, and communities, I sincerely apologize for my …

52 Celebrities With College Majors That May Or May Not Surprise You

Mr. Bean has a master's degree in electrical engineering. Sorry, what?

The Secret Ways That Advertising Works On You

Basically, we’re all brainwashed.

23 Random Music Facts That'll Blow Your Mind

You'll never hear these songs the same again.