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John Oliver: ‘I’m used to audiences not liking me’

How did a foul-mouthed Brit with ‘a fifth-grade understanding of American politics’ become a hit US TV comedian? John Oliver talks about the secret to satire – and that clash with Dustin Hoffman<p>There is a huge billboard of John Oliver in the middle of Times Square, announcing the fifth season of …

Comedy

10 tweets that perfectly nail how consent actually works

While affirmative consent shouldn't be a hard concept to grasp, there are still people out there who either don't understand it, or pretend not to. Just to review: Consent can be revoked at anytime. Sex without consent is rape. Full stop.<p>But just in case you were somehow still curious, here are 10 …

Feminism

New Dating App Takes On Tinder To Get You Out Of The House And Actually Fall In Love

This company is trying to find you love, not just a hookup.<p>A new app called “Invite and Meet” is an actual activity-based matchmaking app, which is …

Relationships

Colbert Is in Awe of Parkland Student Activists: “This Country Belongs to Them”

On Tuesday, late night praised the students who are demonstrating for gun control, as some of the teenagers themselves expressed a simple message: “We want children to stop getting shot.”<p>Gun-control discussions tend to fade all too quickly even in the wake of traumatic mass shootings—but so far, …

Comedy

5 Ways to Flavor Your Meat While It’s Resting

It’s almost June, everyone, and that means that grill season is upon us! Along with outdoor BBQs and drinking cold beer in the sun, grilling also …

BBQ

10+ Times Olympic Figure Skater Adam Rippon Should Have Won A Medal For His Epic Tweets

U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon emerged as a fan favorite during the 2018 Winter Olympics. People fell in love with Adam because of the artistic …

Adam Rippon

Photo of rescued gorilla in arms of caretaker wins wildlife photo of the year award

A heartfelt picture of a young gorilla embraced by her rescuer was chosen as the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People's Choice …

Wildlife

Someone reimagined U.S. history with all female presidents, and we're tearing up

The latest face-morphing app to sweep the internet is FaceApp. The app went viral earlier in 2017 and bubbled in popularity again this month when …

Feminism

Woman who married GHOST of 300-year-old pirate reveals their bizarre Valentine's Day plans

There's long distance romances, and then there's this.<p>Last month Amanda Teague revealed that she's thrown in the towel with living men and has gone …

Relationships

Guy Spends Almost A Year Gluing 42,000 Matches To Make A Giant Sphere, Sets It On Fire

Often we come up with a random yet intriguing idea but it remains just that, an idea. However, wallacemk was playing around with matches and such a …

DeScribe

What It's Like to Be Young and Extremely Lonely in a Big City

"Most people look forward to the weekend, but for me, it’s the other way around. I look forward to Monday so I can speak to people at work."<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Netherlands</i><p>Deep down, we all know other people's lives aren't as fabulous as they may appear to be on social media. …

Loneliness

Adam Rippon Needs to Host ‘SNL’ Immediately

The skater is this year’s Olympics breakout, and he’s done it while being both outspokenly political and unapologetically gay. He’s perfect for …

Comedy

Saying that women should be "stronger" in order to prevent domestic violence completely misses the point

If there is anything that chips away at our souls more than people not believing women when they say men abuse them, it’s when the people who <i>are</i> …

New York Times

Ruth Bader Ginsburg just told the world #MeToo is never going away—deal with it

Suppression of female anger and self-advocacy has always has been imperative to patriarchal control. The force of women united terrifies those whose personal and societal power thrives on sexism. Thus, many women rightfully anticipate retaliation against the #MeToo movement.<p>Don’t count Ruth Bader …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Conversation I Wish We Had After Aziz Ansari

One night in September 2017, a woman we know as “Grace” went on a date with actor and writer Aziz Ansari. The evening has been rehashed and disputed …

Aziz Ansari

#MeToo: How many other women are in the same boat?

I don't want to live the life of a sexual harassment hypochondriac, but in the era of #MeToo it feels as though I have little choice<p>“Listen, to …

Aziz Ansari

11 real people share the most romantic things they've done on Valentine's Day

1/<p>A surprise trip to Greece.<p>"Surprise trip to Santorini. (She had no idea; thought we were just out to dinner near the airport. I had our passports …

Relationships

In experiments, researchers figured out what men and women really want in a mate

What do women want? And for that matter, what do men want? These are age-old questions, and they are particularly top of mind on Valentine’s Day when we celebrate romance. It turns out that behavioral science has some answers to offer based on careful empirical research, and perhaps not …

Relationships

James Corden shows Jamie Dornan his playroom in Fifty Shades of Grey spoof

James Corden introduced <i>Fifty Shades Freed</i> star Jamie Dornan to a whole new world of pleasure: model trains.<p>In a spoof on the <i>Fifty Shades</i> movie …

Movies

Twitter Is Tearing Apart Tom Brady At The Super Bowl & It's Low-Key Sad

The 2018 Super Bowl is finally here, and it’s guaranteed to be dramatic AF. I mean, the Super Bowl is always dramatic, but this year all the pieces …

NFL

The Beginner's Guide to Pickling

Although pickles have recently experienced a renewed surge in popularity—along with just about every fermented food, from kimchi to kombucha—the …

Country Lifestyle

Women Are Tweeting The Sexist Assumptions People Make About Their Jobs & It’s Infuriating

It’s no secret that workplace sexism still exists — but it’s not just seen in the big picture issues, like the wage gap or sexual harassment. Since …

Feminism

The non-awkward ways to meet people when you travel solo

Traveling solo is a great opportunity to learn to love your own company.<p>However, the global travel community is overwhelmingly a friendly one — don’t …

Travel

Hell yeah Leslie Jones is officially joining NBC's Olympics team

American hero and Ghostbuster Leslie Jones is making her triumphant return to the Olympics this year, so buckle up and get ready to enjoy some …

South Korea

This Photo Of Women At SOTU Wearing All Black Just Became Instantly Iconic

Trump's first State of the Union address wasn't just about his remarks or his vision for the future of the United States. This year, it seemed like …

Recy Taylor

Why the Way Judge Aquilina Handled Larry Nassar's Sentencing Is So Important for Abuse Survivors

“Leave your pain here and go out and do your magnificent things.”<p>If you had asked me—a psychiatrist—who was most likely to say this to a survivor of sexual abuse, I would have said one of my mental health colleagues. But these were the words of a judge. Specifically, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who …

Mental Health

Conan O’Brien Receives Rough Reception In Haiti, Because Of Donald Trump

Conan O’Brien did not receive the warmest of welcomes during his recent trip to Haiti.<p>Angry locals berated the late-night talk show host and his camera crew while they were filming for the upcoming “Conan Without Borders” episode in the Caribbean country’s capital of Port-au-Prince.<p>“We’re being …

50 Cent Accidentally Made $8 Million in Bitcoin

He's laughing straight to the bank.<p>Back in 2015, 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy, and spent the next year and a half paying off more than $22 million in debt to get even. Now, at the beginning of 2018, he's found out that he accidentally became a bitcoin millionaire. A lot can happen in two years.<p>TMZ …

Cryptocurrency

Yes, Meryl Streep Really Is Joining the Cast of Big Little Lies

Just when you thought Monterey couldn’t get any more star-stuffed.<p>Are you sitting down? Who cares; this bit of news will bowl you over no matter your current stance. <b>Meryl Streep</b> is joining the cast of <i>Big Little Lies</i> for the hit HBO series’s second season. HBO announced Wednesday that the three-time …

Nicole Kidman

Create Customizable Aristocratic Portraits of Your Dogs and Cats With Mantelpiece Masterpiece

Mantelpiece Masterpiece is an online store where humans can create grand Neoclassical style portraits for their beloved dogs and cats just by …