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ASPCA at 150: The Next Steps in Preventing Animal Cruelty

In 1866, there were no radios or telephones. President Andrew Johnson declared the end of the Civil War, Congress granted citizenship rights to former slaves by passing the 14th Amendment, and 14 current states had yet to enter the Union. This is also the year that one man acted on a vision that …

Jennifer Lawrence, Lena Dunham Rewriting the Script for Women in Hollywood, Execs Say

A recent study on gender in Hollywood found that women only directed 9% of the top 250 grossing films in 2015, but the paradigm is shifting, industry …

How 19 highly successful people stay in shape

Numerous studies have found exercise to be one of the most important habits you can develop to transform your life. Working out can make you healthier, happier, and better able to sleep; it can boost your memory, concentration, and mental sharpness; and you don't need to spend a lot of time doing …

Proof That Hollywood Really Doesn’t Want You To Hear Women Speak

Five charts expose the rampant sexism in movies.<p>Surprise, surprise: the representation of women in Hollywood movies is the <i>absolute worst</i>--and now we have empirical evidence.<p>After sharing a study on the Bechdel Test in January that showed the number of times women on screen speak about men, …

GOP candidate John Kasich just ate a crazy amount of Italian food in the Bronx

Ohio Gov. John Kasich may be trailing in the polls in New York, but at least the Republican presidential candidate is enjoying the food.<p>On Thursday, Kasich visited a food market on Arthur Ave in the Bronx. He sat down for what the owners thought would be a brief stop. But he had other plans.<p>First, …

Watch the Trailer For the R-Rated CG Film Sausage Party

America has a long tradition of raunchy animation — <i>Family Guy, South Park,</i> et al. — but never before has Hollywood released a computer-generated film …

21 celebrities who endorse Donald Trump for president

Endorsements from well-known celebrities are a bonus for Trump, like his enormous media coverage, that help him speak to his audience. Once considered a long shot, the businessman and reality-TV star is leading the GOP in delegates.<p>In addition to the politicians and pundits — like Sarah Palin and …

Gender equality? It doesn't exist anywhere in the world

It's been more than 100 years since the world began observing International Women's Day, and yet no country has achieved full gender equality.<p>"It's very sobering to realize that it's 2016 and we don't have that yet," said Daniela Ligiero, Vice President of Girls and Women Strategy at the United …

Professor Brian Greene answers everything you wanted to know about string theory and the multiverse

Lateline asked you to send in science questions for famed physicist Professor Brian Greene.<p>Professor Greene is the author of The Elegant Universe, a …

The 25 most ruthless leaders of all time

But while we can argue the validity and virtue of certain political agendas, the callous methods by which some leaders attain their goals are less up to interpretation.<p>After all, no matter how a historian tries to spin it, ordering a tower to be constructed out of live men stacked and cemented …

48. The Legend Of Tarzan

Rather than the usual origin story of Boy meets Apes and then girl and then Civilisation, David Yates' take on the Tarzan story sees the king of the …

60 teenagers reveal what they think is cool — and what isn't — in 2016

Too often when writing about what teenagers like, we neglect to talk to the most important group of all: teens. So we decided to put together a State of the Union on the American teenager. To learn what American teenagers in 2016 really like, and what they don't, we polled about 60 of them from …

Zika virus spreading explosively, says World Health Organisation

Director general convenes emergency committee, saying ‘level of alarm is extremely high’ as virus has now been detected in 23 countries<p>The World Health Organisation has convened an emergency committee to discuss the “explosive” spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to thousands of birth …

16 bizarre truths I learned as a bikini fitness competitor

Competitive fitness is blowing up among general fitness connoisseurs, thanks to Instagram stars like Paige Hathaway and Michelle Lewin. Their bods …

Fitness

Dirty Grandpa and the return of Viagra Cinema

Photograph: Allstar/Lionsgate<p>On the prowl … Zac Efron and Robert De Niro in Dirty Grandpa.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/eca053f3300e258edb7aefdc9d265cc3be98103e/0_226_3504_2102/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Allstar/Lionsgate<p>Indian summer virility … Dirty …

Robert DeNiro

Germany is at a near boiling point after horrific mass attacks on women in one of its oldest major cities

The controversy over what German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called the most complex challenge of her 10 years in office has reached a near boiling point after mass New Year's Eve attacks on women in the city of Cologne.<p>A police report (in German) on the attacks released Monday detailed rampant …

Atheism is an old boys' club. More women should admit to being Godless

The trouble with the atheist movement, of which I consider myself a part, is that sometimes it just looks far too much like religion.<p>To put it bluntly: it’s pale, stale and male.<p>Richard Dawkins, the late Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris and Daniel Dennett, are often referred to as atheism’s 'four …

How a 29-year-old basketball player landed a star role as the new Chewbacca in 'Star Wars'

In the midst of finding lesser-known actors to play the new leads of the "Star Wars" saga, like Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, the casting department of "The Force Awakens" also had to try to find a double for one of the franchise's best-known roles: Chewbacca.<p>Actor Peter Mayhew, the 71-year-old, …

Carly Fiorina: Donald Trump is the Kim Kardashian of politics

She called Trump the Kim Kardashian of the political world, making the claim that they're "famous for being famous" and the media eats it up.<p>"Donald Trump reminds me of the Kim Kardashian of politics. They're both famous for being famous — and the media plays along," she wrote.<p>Fiorina and Trump …

10 reasons people are lonely? It’s more complicated than that | Sue Bourne

In the making of The Age of Loneliness, I set out to find people brave enough to tell me about their feelings on camera, and found some surprising results<p>How do you make a film about loneliness that isn’t bleak and despairing? It’s hugely important subject, and it’s reaching such epidemic …

Check out these stunning sequences in GoPro’s high-octane year-in-review video

GoPro’s just released a high-octane compilation video proving that adventurous folks will fix their cameras to just about anything in a bid to get …

Extreme Sports

This 3-Minute Animation Will Change Your Perception of Time

We've only just begun...<p>We all know that Earth is old, but it's hard to put into perspective just how old it is.<p>After all, what does 4.5 billion …

The year’s biggest battles over abortion rights

Abortion has been contested in the United States for at least a half-century, but 2015 took it to the next level.<p>It was a year of 57 new restrictions …

Christmas Day's rare full moon: How to take a great picture

Dec. 25 brings with it something we haven't seen in almost four decades — a full moon on Christmas.<p><b>​Send your best photos of the Christmas full moon</b> …

New Year's Eve is your only chance to catch this beautiful comet in your lifetime — here's how to spot it

The visitor is the comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina); most people are just calling it Comet Catalina (the official name has a bit more complicated nomenclature). There are a couple of <i>very</i> cool things about this comet you should know about, but before I get to that part let me tell you how to see …

Pentagon Says Women Can Now Serve In Front-Line Ground Combat Positions

Saying America's military must draw from "the broadest possible pool of talent," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday that women in the U.S. military — including the Army and Marines — can now serve in combat posts.<p>The formal process to open combat jobs to women began in January of 2013; in …

Armed Forces

Gun stocks surge as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama call for tougher laws

Renewed calls for tougher gun control laws sent gun stocks surging on Monday as investors expected an increase in gun sales. The value of Smith & Wesson’s shares went up by 7.29% and Sturm, Ruger & Co increased by 2.75%.<p>It was another good day for gun stock investors. Overall this year, the value …