Melanie Gonzalez

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Susan Sarandon: Let’s Get a Woman on the $20 Bill!

The Oscar-winning actress and activist writes about how it’s time for a woman to grace the $20 bill, lending her support to the movement …

Why The Christian Right May Never Recover From Indiana

Maurice Bessinger built his fortune serving barbecue. At the half-dozen locations of his Piggie Park restaurants, customers could enjoy meats …

Why You Forget: 5 Strange Facts About Memory

Memory can be a playful thing. It collects minute details from childhood events, yet leaves us wondering where we left our keys.<p>There are several …

Want Kids to Learn Math? Stop Teaching It

The U.S. has a math problem. Despite all the time, energy and money the country has thrown into finding better ways to teach the subject, American …

Prosecutor: Mom craved attention, poisoned child with salt

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A woman accused of force feeding her 5-year-old son salt through a stomach tube reveled in the attention that a sickly …

Florida Cop Drags Mentally Ill Woman Through Courthouse Like a Suitcase

Just minutes after being declared mentally incompetent, a shackled Dasyl Jeanette Rios was tugged by her feet down a courthouse hallway.<p>“All I wanted …

Toronto police stumped by mysterious tunnel

TORONTO (AP) — Police are asking for the public's help in trying to determine who built a mysterious underground tunnel near York University in …

Taiwan TransAsia plane crash-lands in Taipei river

<b>A plane carrying mostly Chinese tourists has crashed into a river in Taiwan, killing at least 31 people.</b><p>Dramatic video footage emerged showing the TransAsia Airways plane clipping a bridge as it came down shortly after take-off from a Taipei airport.<p>The plane, carrying 58 people, broke up as it …

Jordan executes prisoners after ISIS video

<b>(CNN) —</b> The family of a Jordanian fighter pilot mercilessly killed by ISIS is calling for total revenge.<p>Lt. Moath al-Kasasbeh, 27, was burned alive while confined in a cage.<p>In response, Jordan executed two prisoners -- Sajida al-Rishawi, a would-be suicide bomber whose release ISIS had previously …

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Remarkable story of lost boy who found mother using Google Earth after 25 years to become film

Saroo Brierley spent years searching for his hometown on Google Maps after getting separated from his family 25 years ago<p>The amazing story of a lost boy who used Google Earth to track down his family after 25 years is to be made into a Hollywood film.<p>Saroo Brierley was separated from his family as …

The World in 2030

Bill Gates predicts we’ll end polio and cut child mortality in half. We asked 15 of the smartest people we know for their most out-there predictions.<p>You don’t generally think of Bill and Melinda Gates as pundits. But with their foundation pouring billions of dollars into global development, in …

Anger boils over in Jordan after ISIS burns pilot to death

AMMAN, Jordan — The mood in the Jordanian capital Amman was one of defiant anger on Wednesday a day after the release of a video by the militant …

Facebook makes you depressed: New research explains WHY social media leaves you feeling down

Browsing Facebook could trigger feelings of envy and leave its users down in the dumps, researchers claim.<p>Logging into the social networking site has …

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North Korea Warns US of 'Disastrous Final Doom'

North Korea's National Defense Commission took to the airwaves today to threaten the United States with the "most disastrous final doom on its …

The Supreme Court's New Gay Marriage Case Tests MLK's Dream of True Equality

How fitting that just before Martin Luther King Jr. weekend our Supreme Court justices agreed to decide whether our constitution requires all 50 states to recognize same-sex marriages. As Dr. King said the night before he died, "All we say to America is be true to what you said on paper."<p>On paper, …

Mike Huckabee: States Can Ignore Supreme Court On Gay Marriage

WASHINGTON -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee disputed what he called the "notion of judicial supremacy" on Tuesday, arguing states would have the final say on gay marriage regardless of whether the Supreme Court rules that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.<p>Huckabee, a …

All The Winners Of The 2014 Game Awards

The results of the 2014 Game Awards in Las Vegas are in and I’m pretty happy with the results.<p><i>Far Cry 4</i> won Best Shooter—I gave the game Best Shooter in my own FPS list a couple days ago.<p>Best Family Game went to <i>Mario Kart 8</i>, and while I didn’t rank my best family games, that one was at the top of …

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Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Pharrell nab Grammy nominations: See the list

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will air on Feb. 8 on CBS.<p><b>Album of the Year</b><p>Beck – “Morning Phase”<p>Beyonce – “Beyonce”<p>Ed Sheeran – “X”<p>Sam Smith – “In the …

Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Joan Rivers and more nab Grammy nods

Beyoncé, Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift, and more have been nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award. Smith leads the pack with five nods, including …

How the Grammys took over Twitter with its new nominations style

For the first time, some nominees for the Grammy Awards were announced via video tweets instead of on television or on the Grammys website.<p>The …

One Direction's 'Four': How quickly they grow up

It's an indication of how quickly life moves for the lads of One Direction that their idea of ancient history appears to be 2012.<p>That's when<p>Harry Styles— the youngest (and arguably dreamiest) member of this British boy band — was 18, an age he and his mates recall on their new album as though the …

Film industry perpetuates gender discrimination, says UN-backed study

Film-makers worldwide are perpetuating gender discrimination by failing to find strong roles for women on the big screen, according to a landmark global study backed by the United Nations.<p>The report, details of which were revealed yesterday by the actor and activist Geena Davis, found that fewer …

Ariana Grande Performs With the Weeknd on "Saturday Night Live"

Ariana Grande was the musical guest on last night's "Saturday Night Live", the first episode of the 40th season hosted by Chris Pratt. In addition to performing her <i>My Everything</i> single "Break Free", the singer brought out the Weeknd to do their ballad "Love Me Harder". She also appeared in a sketch …

iPhone 'Bendgate' Is Apple's Mea Culpa

I like the iPhone 6, a lot. My fellow contributor Ewan likes the iPhone 6 Plus, a lot. Both models have flaws but they also set new benchmarks in smartphone design which rivals need to match. Or at least they did until Apple shot itself in the foot.<p>#Bendgate is the predictable term that has flooded …

The Honest Trailer For ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ Renames It ‘Cancer F*cking Sucks’

It’s painful to admit, but one of this summer’s most successful blockbusters was <i>The Fault in Our Stars</i>, an exploitative YA melodrama about two teenage cancer victims who fall in love. With a budget of just $12 million, the movie earned over $301 million worldwide, making it one of the most …