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This Segment That Rips Apart The Idea That Sexual Harassment Is Confusing Has Gone Viral

The Mash Report sketch has had more than 11 million views. The executive producer of the show told BuzzFeed News: "It’s not that complicated an issue, it’s not a minefield; all you really have to do as a man is not act like a complete wanker."<p>View this post on Facebook

No, Hugh Hefner Did Not Love Women

Hugh Hefner loved his things: his silk bathrobes, his palatial mansion, his vintage cars. And of course, he would be quick to say, his girls — those …

Hugh Hefner

How a Philly Ob-Gyn Ended Up Delivering a Baby Gorilla

“For the most part, I was in the moment, doing what I do every day.”<p>Last Friday, at 10:30 a.m., ob-gyn Rebekah McCurdy was seeing patients in her office when she got the call. Hello, said the voice on the line. It’s us. We’re thinking of doing a C-section, and we’re ready to put her under …

Gorillas

Prozac Nation Is Now the United States of Xanax

This past winter, Sarah Fader, a 37-year-old social media consultant in Brooklyn who has generalized anxiety disorder, texted a friend in Oregon about an impending visit, and when a quick response failed to materialize, she posted on Twitter to her 16,000-plus followers. “I don’t hear from my …

Mental Health

This Tiny Hawaiian Airbnb is on the Edge of an Active Volcano

Hawaii has so many stunning locations that we're not surprised Airbnb has so many places to stay. From beach-side abodes to cliff-hanging homes, you …

Hawaii

"The Handmaid's Tale" Author Margaret Atwood Says Antiabortion Laws Are "a Form of Slavery"

Texas has been the site of some of the biggest battles over abortion in recent years—over half of the states clinics closed and 13 percent fewer abortions occurred after the 2013 enactment of House Bill 2, a law that placed unnecessary restrictions on clinic operations. Between 100,000 and 240,000 …

Feminism

5 Writing Tips: Jeff VanderMeer

<i>Jeff VanderMeer is the author of the acclaimed Southern Reach trilogy and the novel</i> Borne<i>. VanderMeer shares his five writing tips.</i><p>Writing the rough …

10 books everyone is reading right now

But that conversation will be a lot more interesting if you're reading the same thing.<p>We went through the top 50 Amazon bestsellers and grabbed 10 of the most popular, critically acclaimed books on the site across a variety of genres. We skipped children's books and super-niche reads.<p>Amazon's list …

Books

When Evidence Says No, but Doctors Say Yes

Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments.<p>First, listen to the story with the happy ending: At 61, the executive was in excellent health. His blood …

Medicine

These 7 Books Are Necessary Reading for All Creatives

One of the most challenging aspects of creative work is, well, sitting down to actually do it. There are so many different ways to cull out one’s …

Big Little Lies’ production and performances elevate its trashy mystery

Most TV pilots have to do a decent job of setting up the story to draw people in: With its cinematic cast, <i>Big Little Lies</i> doesn’t have this problem, …

TV

The Next Generation of Doctors Will Be Better at Treating Trans Patients

Too few schools have trans-specific content in their curriculum, but things are changing for the better.<p>Three years ago, after sustaining multiple facial injuries during a bad car accident, Emily Ashcroft went to see an ear, nose, and throat specialist about a broken nose that had healed …

LGBTQI

A female engineer’s account of working at Uber alleges rampant sexism repeatedly ignored by execs and HR

Those clamoring to #DeleteUber will have one more reason to do so.<p>Susan Fowler, a software engineer based in Berkeley, California, published a lengthy account of a year’s time at Uber that involved ongoing sexual harassment and an HR department reluctant to take action against it. The story, …

Silicon Valley

In 'Things We Lost,' Argentina's Haunted History Gets A Supernatural Twist

Argentina can be beguiling, but its grand European architecture and lively coffee culture obscure a dark past: In the 1970s and early '80s, thousands of people were tortured and killed under the country's military dictatorship. In many cases, the children of the disappeared were kidnapped, and some …

Books

Twitter's backend is breaking under Trump's tweets

Imagine signing onto Twitter to fire off a couple responses to @realDonaldTrump's latest 140-character missive. Immediately, you start getting a ton …

Our seas have become a plastic graveyard - but can technology turn the tide?

When strong winds prevented filmmaker Jo Ruxton from sending a submarine to her chosen recording location off the coast of Marseille, she was naturally nervous.<p>The crew had just one chance to document evidence of the build-up of rubbish on the seabed for her award-winning film <i>A Plastic Ocean</i>, but …

America the Stuck

The Census reports that a record-low share of Americans are moving. A recent paper suggests government policies might be curbing mobility.<p>Our ability to move to opportunity—our mobility—is a key factor in our own and our nation’s economic success. But the mobility of Americans has reached record …

This Condom-Free Male Birth Control Just Passed Its Toughest Test Yet

Male monkeys have been protected for more than a year.<p>Male birth control might be closer than you think. A new type of reversible, condom-free male …

Monkeys
Creative Writing

Why You Should Consider Writing With an Omniscient Narrator

Today’s guest post is by Martin Cavannagh. Martin is a writer for Reedsy, a publishing network that helps educate authors and connect them with the …

Creative Writing

'The Office' intro recut with Trump's cabinet just makes sense

President Donald Trump has assembled a cast of characters to make up his cabinet, and sometimes it feels a lot like a sitcom.<p>People have written …

Not an 'alternative fact': George Orwell's '1984' tops Amazon's bestseller list

The regime in George Orwell's "1984" declared "War is Peace — Freedom is Slavery — Ignorance is Strength." The dystopian fiction drew flocks of book buyers after Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway's comment about "alternative facts."<p>The publisher of George Orwell's novel "1984" has ordered a 75,000 …

20 short books worthy of your whole weekend

No luck on your New Year’s resolution to read more? Pick up one of these short titles and you can call yourself well read by Monday morning<p><i>This</i> …

Golden Globes

How Ultrasound Became Political

The technology has been used to create sped-up videos that falsely depict a response to stimulus.<p><i>Editor’s note: This article has been significantly revised since original publication. Please see correction note below.*</i><p>One of the first measures that Republicans in the 115th Congress proposed was the …

Pregnancy

Trump to sign executive orders enabling construction of proposed border wall and targeting sanctuary cities

President Trump plans to sign executive orders Wednesday enabling construction of his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and targeting cities where local leaders refuse to hand over illegal immigrants for deportation, according to White House officials familiar with the decisions.<p>The actions, …

Immigration

I Went to a Feminism Class for Boys

A charity is teaching kids about masculinity, sexism, and the concept of a "man box."<p>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.<p>It's 9 AM on a Friday, and I'm sitting in a classroom at Trinity, a private boys' school in Croydon, England, with 13 male feminists. They're sitting in pairs, flicking …

Feminism
Flash Fiction

What Being an Editor Taught Me About Writing

I’m an editor at Random House, but for the last several years I’ve been writing around the edges of my day job: mornings, nights, weekends, wherever …

This Could Be the First Great Horror Film of 2017

St. Vincent's Annie Clark makes her directorial debut in XX.<p>Around this time last year, <i>The Witch</i> trailer gave hope for the year to come in the horror genre. Ultimately, the film proved to live up to expectations as a solid debut for director Robert Eggers.<p>This year, we get <i>XX</i>. It's an anthology …

Horror