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The surprising Russian reaction to gay marriage in the U.S.

MOSCOW—At first, the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling striking down all prohibitions against same-sex marriage last week inspired the predictable backlash of religiously infused recriminations that the world has come to expect from gay-propaganda-fearing Russia.<p>But the decision has also inspired some …

LGBTQI

Poll: 62 percent of public supports Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare

Twice as many Americans support the Supreme Court’s decision last week to uphold a key provision of the health-care law as are opposed, according to a poll released Wednesday.<p>When told that the court ruled to allow Americans to continue receiving subsidies to afford health insurance in all states, …

Health Care

For Poland's Gay Community, A Shift In Public Attitudes, If Not Laws

Around the world, gay marriage is allowed in more than 20 countries. Many European Union nations are enhancing rights for their gay, bisexual and transgender citizens. But Catholic Poland isn't one of them.<p>This former Soviet satellite constitutionally restricts marriage to a man and a woman. Recent …

LGBTQI

Swedish peace group trolls Russian submarines with gay defence system

In a response to rogue Russian submarines thought to be in Swedish waters, one peace group has taken an innovative approach to defence<p>Forget Britain’s Trident, or Israel’s Iron Dome – peace-loving Sweden has come up with a much more innovative, and inclusive, system of defence.<p>The Swedish Peace and …

Homophobia

A Black Man Hangs a White Supremacist: Tyler Shields’s Charged Photography

In Tyler Shields’ photographs the traditional victim of violent race-related injustice turns aggressor. For Shields, it’s a powerful and symbolic …

Civil Rights

Here’s the life-sized chocolate sculpture of Benedict Cumberbatch you never, ever asked for

Because in the UK, chocolate bunnies simply won’t cut it this Easter<p>This is, unfortunately, not an April Fools' joke. A Benedict Cumberbatch made entirely out of chocolate -- and appropriately titled "Chocobatch" -- now exists. To mark the launch of a new drama channel on the UKTV network (and the …

My Father Is Against Gay Marriage—And Against The Indiana Law

Amid all the backlash and backpedaling that has followed the signing of Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act, there’s one important …

Gay Vet Shamed Indiana From the Grave

Nick Crews, who wrote a letter to the Indy Star editor about his state’s “religious freedom” law, says his Vietnam vet brother would see the paper’s …

LGBTQI

‘The D.E.N.N.I.S. System’ Re-Cut As A Horror Movie Trailer Is Terrifying

Not to discredit the fine editing work that went into the above video, but it’s amazing how easy it is to take the most f*cked up dialogue from <i>It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s</i> Dennis Reynolds, lay it over some scenes with suggestive overtones, add some creepy music, and — instant presto! — …

'The Order: 1886' Reminds Us That Perceived Value Is Personal, Not Some Industry-Wide Equation

Some (potentially inaccurate) reports are circulating that Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive <i>The Order: 1886</i> is a game that will take no longer than 5 hours to complete, leading to some impassioned discussions about perceived value in video games. The question that seems to reverberate through …

Social Media

7 Reasons Why You're Working Out and Still Not Losing Weight

Do you eat well, exercise often, and still feel like you’re not losing that stubborn weight? Truth is, eating well and exercising often is a very …

13 Horror Games Not to Turn Your Back on in 2015

Be afraid. Be very afraid.<p>Dracula, Pennywise, Cthulhu: all great evils return after periods of protracted slumber. The same goes for this feature. …

Horror

12 Mesmerizing Disney Pencil GIFs That Will Make You Miss 2D Animation

Hand-drawn magic.

Walt Disney Company

6 Things You’ll Have to Give Up if You Want to Lose Weight FOR GOOD

<i>Find out how almonds can help you lose weight:</i><p><b>Skimping on Sleep</b><p>If you’ve ever felt bleary-eyed at your desk and inhaled an entire croissant without even paying any attention to what you were doing, you know that your sleep affects your eating habits. “Sleep loss is the number-one culprit that can …

44 Foods That Can Turbo-Charge Your Weight Loss

*Soak these veggies in lemon juice or vinegar for two hours before eating, or steam, boil, or poach, them to reduce oxalate, a chemical that Asprey believes is linked to inflammation.<p><b>Fats</b><br>Avocado oil<br>Cacao butter (the edible form of cocoa butter)<br>Cod liver oil<br>Fish oil<br>Grass-fed animal fat (bone marrow, …

9 Eating Habits That Are Derailing Your Weight-Loss Efforts

<b>Exercising Sans Carbs</b><br>Low-carb foods might help some women shed a few pounds—but they'll backfire if you're kicking it in the gym. "High-intensity exercise requires carbohydrate fuel, and high-intensity training is what sculpts your body," says dietician Susan M. Kleiner, R.D., Ph.D., a scientific …

The Small Changes I Made to Lose 80 Pounds

<b>The Change</b><br>Around the time of my grandfather's 95th birthday, I was shopping for a dress and couldn't find <i>anything</i> in stores and had to order something online. I was embarrassed.<p>My twin sister and I are very competitive, so when she said she wanted to run a St. Jude marathon, I wanted to join—if she …

Trying to lose some lbs this year? Try one of these 10 delicious dieting apps

The new year can often bring a new start, making it a perfect time to get more healthy. For some, this includes dieting. However, dieting isn’t the …

56 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

<b>Limit Your Calorie Intake</b><br>Losing weight boils down to simple math. To lose one pound weekly, burn or cut out 3,500 calories in the course of seven days. That breaks down to 500 calories per day. It's difficult to cut out that many by dieting alone, especially for someone who loves to eat. The most …

4 Food Rules For Strength Training

How your diet should (and shouldn't) change when you amp up your workout routine<p>When it comes to healthy eating for a fit and active lifestyle, certain facts are undeniable: Water is crucial, you can eat as many veggies as you want, and weight loss/maintenance is more a result of diet than …

Nutrition

Russia writes off $890 million debt to Uzbekistan

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has written off $890 million in debts owed by Uzbekistan as part of a deal to deepen economic ties between the former Soviet …

6 Signs You Need to Rethink Your Weight-Loss Plan

<b>2. Three Words: Major Digestive Issues</b><br>"If you find yourself constipated, cramping, or have loose stools, you may be missing some key nutrients," says Middleberg. Or it could be that the food your diet consists of just doesn't agree with your system. Trust us—weight loss is not worth suffering (and …

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

It's no secret that muscle is more metabolically active than fat, so by having more lean muscle on your skeleton, you'll burn more calories even at rest. Fortunately, Darden says he discovered a super-efficient way to build muscle while losing weight: It's called "negative training," and Darden …

Why Are All the Cartoon Mothers Dead?

The dead-mother plot is a classic of children’s fiction, but animated movies have supplied a new twist: the fun father has taken her place.<p>Bambi’s mother, shot. Nemo’s mother, eaten by a barracuda. Lilo’s mother, killed in a car crash. Koda’s mother in <i>Brother Bear</i>, speared. Po’s mother in <i>Kung Fu</i> …

Haunting memories 70 years after Warsaw Uprising

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Kazimierz Mikos ran down a Warsaw street, zig-zagging to avoid the bullets that whizzed past him. As the 14-year-old ran for …

Miranda Kerr: the face that launched a thousand spats

Model Miranda Kerr is a Helen of Troy for today, inspiring brawls between Alpha males – this time her ex, Orlando Bloom, and Justin Bieber. Just what is it about these female fantasy figures?<p>A battle erupted this week between film star Orlando Bloom and teen popstrel and social irritant Justin …

Meet The Voice Actors Behind Persona Q's Yukiko, Nanako, And Aigis

In a new video for the upcoming 3DS title Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, we get to meet two of the game's voice performers.<p>In the video you will …