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Enraged gentleman drives his pickup through Walmart, causing $500,000 in damage

The San Angelo Police department have arrested 19-year-old Caleb Wilson on multiple felony charged after he drove his large red pickup truck through …

The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. It Just Surfaced

Roughly 60 years after the abolition of slavery, anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston made an incredible connection: She located the last surviving …

Black Pictures

Pioneers of African-American Cinema<p>directed by Richard Norman, Richard Maurice, Spencer Williams, and Oscar Micheaux; curated and including essays by …

Waterslide death: Former park boss charged after boy killed

<b>A former executive at an amusement park in the US state of Kansas has been charged over the death of a 10-year-old boy killed on a waterslide in 2016, US media report.</b><p>Tyler Miles, an ex-director of operations at the Schlitterbahn Water Park, was charged on several counts including involuntary …

Water Parks

Suze Orman: Throw away your financial to-do list and focus on this instead

Juggling financial responsibilities isn't easy. It can be hard to know where to focus and what to prioritize, Suze Orman, best-selling author, …

Teen suicide is soaring. Do spotty mental health and addiction treatment share blame?

J.C. Ruf, 16, was a Cincinnati-area pitcher who died by suicide in the laundry room of his house. Tayler Schmid, 17, was an avid pilot and hiker who chose the family garage in upstate New York. Josh Anderson, 17, of Vienna, Va., was a football player who killed himself the day before a school …

Meet Christopher Wylie, the millennial whistleblower behind Facebook’s data controversy

If you're one of the 2.13 billion people who use Facebook during any given month, you might want to use your account with a "healthy dose of …

10 opinionated black women you need to follow on Twitter

Black women are awesome.<p>Opinionated and fearless, Indigenous Australia is not short of social commentators, critical thinkers and downright hilarious …

Joel Embiid And Russell Westbrook Continued Their Feud At The 2018 All-Star Game

Joel Embiid and Russell Westbrook don’t seem like they’re especially big fans of one another. At the very least, the pair have had no problems expressing that they enjoy getting under the other person’s skin this year. The Sixers and Thunder have played twice this season, and both times, Embiid and …

Listen Up, Monsters: Lady Gaga Is Getting A 2-Year Vegas Residency

"I was made for this town."<p>Joanne is heading west.<p>Lady Gaga announced Tuesday that she’ll be getting her own residency at Park MGM’s Park Theater in Vegas. According to a press release, her residency will begin in December 2018 and last for two years.<p>“Get ready for a brand new show!! It’s been my …

Music

Matt Lauer reportedly gave a colleague a sex toy and exposed himself to a female staffer at the 'Today' show

A Variety investigation published Wednesday details allegations that the longtime "Today" show host Matt Lauer sexually harassed at least three colleagues and engaged in a pattern of inappropriate behavior during his time at NBC.<p>The report, which Variety said was based on "dozens of interviews with …

Matt Lauer

This song is so relaxing, scientists recommend NOT listening while behind the wheel

The next time you need to unwind, there’s one song in particular that’s likely to relax you. Its effect is so strong, in fact, that one doctor …

Self-improvement

Democratic watchdog group accuses EPA director Scott Pruitt of lobbying against the Paris Agreement before Trump dropped out

The American Democracy Legal Fund (ADLF) sent a letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) complaining Pruitt violated an obscure lobbying law prohibiting federal agencies from spending taxpayer dollars before Congress can appropriate money. Federal employees are prohibited from …

"Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud" Is A Must-Read For Every Nasty Woman

What does it mean to be a woman in American culture? More importantly, what does it mean to be an "acceptable" woman in American culture? During the …

Little girl thinks this bride is the princess from her favorite book, and it's adorable

A toddler on a walk with her mother in Seattle in February mistook a bride for a storybook princess.<p>Newlyweds Shandace and Scott Robertson were …

6 beach reads that are super feminist

We’ve made it to the first official weekend of summer! Hooray! This is the season of “chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool,” BUT that doesn’t mean …

8 Tips for Handling Difficult Situations and Anxiety

A few weeks ago, I wrote one of the most difficult posts I've ever written, about a particularly stressful time when my anxiety was, at some moments, …

Things People With Anxiety Are Afraid to Tell Their Friends

“It’s hard to ask for help.”<p>“I desperately crave their help and support but am scared of seeming clingy or scare them off. I feel totally alone even though I’m functioning well and laughing.”<p>“It’s noisy inside my head all the freaking time and my thoughts spiral out of control at the tiniest …

Q&A: Angie Thomas On The Hate U Give, Black Lives Matter, And Writing An ‘Unapologetic Black Girl Book’

Angie Thomas’s No. 1 <i>New York Times</i> best-selling debut, <i>The Hate U Give</i>, is a groundbreaking young-adult novel about an ordinary girl in extraordinary …

This 5-Year-Old Feminist Has An Adorably Empowering Message For Everyone

She proves you're never too young to advocate for equal rights.<p>You're never too young to advocate for equal rights, as 5-year-old Eva recently proved …

Follow These Rules And You Will Never Look Back In Life With Regrets

You are responsible for your life, for your feelings, for you actions, and for every results you get. You are in control of your thoughts. You have …

14 inspirational books for Black History Month

From Maya Angelou to W.E.B Bois, these influential authors have shaped black history. These must-reads illustrate the transformation in music, politics and even in inventions over time. Check out 14 books that everyone should read during Black History Month.<p><b>Shop Black History Month books</b><p>Black …

12 people describe exactly what it feels like when someone doesn't love you back

Love is one of those magical things in life we just can’t quite put into words. Falling in love with someone and having them love you back in the …

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The 7 Best Sex Books of 2017

From fiction by Roxane Gay to nonfiction on the science of testosterone, here's your ultimate sex reading list.<p>The world of 2017 could be a difficult …

96 per cent of hospitals have nurse shortages, official figures show

Almost every hospital in the UK is dangerously short of nurses, according to analysis of official NHS data.<p>Staff said patients were being left unwashed, unmonitored and without crucial medications, amid a worsening crisis in the country’s hospitals.<p>The figures show 96 per cent of acute hospitals …

This Drug Company Just Got Caught Jacking Up The Price of a Baby Medicine by 85,000%

Ironically, Martin Shkreli was the whistleblower.<p>This week, drug manufacturer Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals settled a lawsuit with the US Federal …