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Here’s What The One-Hit Wonders Of ’90s Rap Are Up To Now

Hey, remember the ’90s? Y’know, that time when rap was flourishing, record labels were flush with money and a single song could make a rapper a rich person overnight? Those of us old enough to live through the decade can easily remember how hip-hop made so much noise that radio, awards shows, and …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Netflix to Join ‘Internet Slowdown’ Protest Over Net Neutrality

FCC Chair­man Tom Wheel­er’s pro­pos­al for new rules has sparked a ma­jor back­lash be­cause it would al­low pro­viders to charge sites for spe­cial …

The Blasphemy of a Homophobic Jesus

<i>This article originally appeared on Patheos.</i><p>Well my goodness, it would seem that yet another “pastor” in yet another “Christian” church has found his …

The Witness

I.<p><i>Ms. Lyons,</i><i><br>Hi, if you are reading this then they killed me. I wanted to tell you that I enjoyed talking to you, you seem like a really great lady.</i> …

Texas

What to do if you think Russian hackers stole your login, password

A ring of Russian hackers have allegedly stolen more than a billion online user names and passwords, including more than 500 million email addresses. They are believed to be using that data to spam Internet users.<p>It's unclear which websites the Russian hackers hit, but with so much stolen data, …

30 Cult Movies That Absolutely Everybody Must See

A great cult movie is like a weird underground discovery, that feels so strange and wonderful, you suspect that you're the first person ever to …

What life is like for Casey Anthony

It was three years ago that people across the nation and around the world held their breath.<p>After a two-month trial, the jury in the Casey Anthony murder trial announced they had arrived at a verdict.<p>Anthony was found not guilty of first-degree murder and the other most serious charges against her …

In Bhutan, Phallus Worship Revives Among New Generation Of Religious Followers (PHOTOS)

THIMPHU, Bhutan (RNS) For centuries, Buddhists in this tiny landlocked Himalayan kingdom have had a special devotion to the most unusual of objects: the phallus. Painted on the walls of their homes, hanging from the eaves of their houses and seen in vehicles and on rooftops, images of the phallus …

Pictures from the 80s of Malls Across America

In 1989, following in the footsteps of Robert Frank’s <i>The Americans</i>, Michael Galinksy of Rumur.com drove across the country and documented malls …

Face It, You're a Bedtime Procrastinator

It probably goes without saying that you’re super busy most days. So busy, in fact, that by the time you’re ready for bed, you feel like a zombie. …

GOP’s firing squad idiocy: The hypocrisy of “humane executions”

As a new proposal gets traction, it raises a fact no charade can obscure: killing people is bloody business!<p>When Utah Republican congressman Paul Ray recently announced a proposal to bring back firing squads, it was a response to the infamous "botched" execution of Clayton Lockett in the state of …

How the heart actually pumps blood - Edmond Hui

You can build your own fantasy in Sony's Landmark online world (interview)

Sony Online Entertainment wants Landmark, its upcoming persistent fantasy world, to belong to gamers. You can think of it like Minecraft, but with better 3D graphics. Landmark is going to be a massively multiplayer online world on the PC that is built to be customized by players.<p>Not only can you …

Gen X Ruined the World Too

Generation X has a lot more to do with our current shitshow than they believe. Our big brothers and sisters screwed up our cultural priorities by teaching Millennials that self-obsession is the highest mark of cultural capital.<p><i>Reality Bites Screenshot via YouTube user thecultbox</i><p>Hey, did you hear …

The danger of North Korea is no joke

In the past weeks, North Korean state media have called the female President of South Korea a "dirty political harlot" and an "old prostitute"; the gay chairman of the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on North Korea "a disgusting old lecher with 40-odd-year-long career of homosexuality"; and, in a …

Lifting the Veil of “Islamophobia”

<b>Ayaan Hirsi Ali</b> was born in Mogadishu in 1969. The daughter of a political opponent of the Somali dictatorship, she lived in exile, moving from Saudi …

This is your brain on religion: Uncovering the science of belief

From Pope Francis to Phil Robertson: Why are some people of faith generous — while others are nuts?<p>As far as I’m concerned, the most interesting question about religion isn’t whether God exists but why so many people are religious. There are around 10,000 different religions, each of which is …

How to Spot a Narcissist Online

Studies have shown narcissists post more self-promoting content on social media, but it's not always so easy to tell if someone's doing it for the attention.<p>It’s not hard to see why the Internet would be a good cave for a narcissist to burrow into. Generally speaking, they prefer shallow …

Whole Foods: America’s Temple of Pseudoscience

Americans get riled up about creationists and climate change deniers, but lap up the quasi-religious snake oil at Whole Foods.<p>If you want to write …

How I Taught Myself to Listen Despite My ADHD

Those of you with attention deficit disorder might not make it to the end of this sentence. I had that problem as a kid, but I found ways to trick my …

Mercury, the Smallest Planet, Is Getting Even Smaller, Scientists Say

A new look at the planet shows that it has shrunk almost nine miles in diameter.<p>Like a raisin spinning around the sun, Mercury is shrinking and wrinkling. The planet is now up to 8.6 miles (14 kilometers) smaller in diameter than it was nearly four billion years ago, according to a report released …

Death of Cesare Borgia

The Renaissance political figure died on March 12th, 1507.<p>The Borgias came from Spain originally and the most famous of them died there, killed at …

World History

7 Historical Facts That Completely Challenge What You Think You Know About The World

Just when you think you understand how the world works, you learn...<p><b>1. The swastika was actually a symbol of good -- until the Nazis got ahold of it.</b><p>The swastika has been around for over 3,000 years and commonly symbolized goodness and luck, up until its use by the Nazis in Germany. The now reviled …

7 Paper Flower Crafts For Valentine's Day

It’s a dreary, dull, grayish world outside my window, and everywhere else we go. I’m craving color! So, when nature refuses to cooperate with my …