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Watch This Kid Totally Break It Down in Background of Local News Segment

The real news in this 8 News Now segment about a new shopping center is the discovery of the latest young boy to win over the Internet by posing in …

Las Vegas

Real junk food: Bristol cafe serves up food saved from supermarket rubbish bins

From the skip to your plate: A non-for-profit cafe wants to raise awareness about the "crazy" amount of food waste in Britain<p>A lunchtime snack made out of ingredients saved from a skip may not sound very appetising, but a Bristol cafe is proving the opposite.<p>Skipchen, a non-for-profit cafe, serves …

Ten percent of female University of Oregon students raped: survey | Reuters

PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - About 10 percent of female University of Oregon students surveyed have been raped while attending the school and the vast majority of those sexual assault cases were never reported to campus officials, school researchers found.<p>The findings come after the school faced …

Can Psychedelics Expand Our Consciousness?

<i>"One of the great responsibilities we have as a society is to educate ourselves, along with the next generation, about which substances are worth ingesting and for what purpose and which are not. ... If I knew that either of my daughters would eventually develop a fondness for methamphetamine or</i> …

If You Build It, They Will Read

One organization’s quest to improve literacy and foster the imaginations of people all over the world<p>El Transito is a fishing village that hugs the …

Performing Arts

Whither the Breadfruit?

By James McWilliams August 1, 2014<p><i>Whither the breadfruit?</i><p>Marguerite Girvin Gillin, <i>Breadfruit</i>, ca. 1884<p>There’s such a thing as the Breadfruit Institute, and there should be. Researchers consider the species a “NUS”—“neglected and underutilized species.” But Ian Cole, the Breadfruit Institute’s …

A Giant Appears At The Edge Of An African Roadway

They look so strange. Fifty steel columns, most of them 33 feet tall, standing upright in the middle of nowhere, like a gaggle of broken combs. What are they? They are set on a zigzaggy brick pad at the edge of a field about 55 miles from Durban, South Africa. Why? As we approach our own Sept. 11 …

Rice Bucket Challenge: Put Rice In Bucket, Do Not Pour Over Head

There's the Ice Bucket Challenge. And now there's the Rice Bucket Challenge.<p>More than a million people worldwide have poured buckets of ice water over their heads as part of a fund-raising campaign for ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease.<p>But when word of the challenge made its way to India, where more …

Finding My So-Called Queer Identity in My So-Called Life

When I was 8, my favorite thing to do after school was to visit the set of <i>My So-Called Life</i>. My mom, who created the show, had to be there all the …

LGBTQI

Sudanese Christian woman who once faced death penalty arrives in U.S.

A Sudanese Christian woman once sentenced to death in her native country because of her faith arrived in her new home, the United States, on Thursday.<p>Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, her husband and two young children were greeted by a large crowd of supporters at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in New …

The Most Bizarre Ad You'll See All Week

(Video Link)<p>Genki Sudo's techno musical group World Order is noted for its videos of Japanese men in business suits moving in lockstep, often out of …

These Sneakers are 100 Percent Rubbish�And It's All Our Fault

New shoes, new clothes, new gadgets—everything you desire is garbage, or will be eventually. That's the message behind "Everything You Buy is …

Eco Fashion

Hackathon Aims to Spread Global Information to North Korea

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A "hackathon" held by the Human Rights Foundation will aim to bring more information inside the very …

Ethiopia's child brides see marriage as key to jobs abroad, says thinktank

Up a bumpy, winding dirt track in the mountains of northern Ethiopia, past two bulls chewing pasture and a rondavel built from sticks and cow dung, is the modest home of Lubaba Abdella, its mudbrick walls reinforced by eucalyptus bark and topped by a corrugated roof.<p>Abdella has lived a lifetime, …

MH17: victim's charity campaign attracts thousands of pounds

Donations flood in for appeal set up by Richard Mayne as his girlfriend reveals her pride<p>A fundraising appeal set up by one of the British victims of Flight MH17 has attracted thousands of pounds in donations following his death.<p>Student Richard Mayne, 20, set up the <b>JustGiving page</b> six months ago to …

Read Richard's story

As the parents of Richard Mayne, we have been overwhelmed by the consoling sentiments and messages left by donors. Our heartfelt thanks go out to you …

Celebrating diversity means imposing misogyny

People talk about their commitment to equality and diversity so readily they must assume there is no conflict between the two. The phrase falls off the tongue as if it were an all-in-one package, and people can ‘celebrate diversity’ and support equal rights without a smidgeon of self-doubt. Until, …

10 Strangely Specific Apology Cakes

Cake makes everything better, including apologies. Like this one above, for example. We can tell that the person is truly sorry for trying to …