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Play Rihanna’s BBHMM game now

Rihanna’s video for <i>BBHMM</i> spawned a thousand thinkpieces, was met with shock and delight in equal measure and led us to track down her amazing sidekick, while also finding time to analyse all the great outfits and cult film references. So it was only a matter of time before BBHMM: The Desktop Game …

The Simpsons Banged Out a Brilliant Donald Trump Parody

This is what is known as "pulling a South Park."<p>A single episode of an animated show takes anywhere between six and nine months to produce. This is why <i>South Park</i> pops; creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker turn around episodes in only a week's time, giving them the opportunity for timely jokes (watch …

5 New Series to Stream in Summer 2015: Catastrophe, Wet Hot American Summer, and More

Summer is hardly the TV wasteland that it once was (here are 13 new shows that prove otherwise), but nonetheless, the dog days of summer can still require a quality streaming session every now and then (what <i>else</i> are you supposed to do when it rains?). Here are five new, binge-able series totally …

Want to Meet America’s Worst Racists? Come to the Northwest

Confederate sympathizers have nothing on the ‘Northwest Front.’<p>Much of the national debate over racism in the aftermath of last month’s mass murder in Charleston, S.C., has focused on the South and its strange and sometimes jarring nostalgia for the Confederacy. And yet tucked away in the Pacific …

Rights & Freedoms

Black Model Nykhor Paul Is 'Tired Of Apologizing For [Her] Blackness'

Model Nykhor Paul is fed up with the fashion world and is making her feelings known.<p>The South Sudanese model posted an open letter on her Instagram account Monday addressing all the "white people in the fashion world" -- specifically makeup artists -- who don't know how to work with models who have …

Greece: How did it get into this mess?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Greece's affair with the euro began with the grandest of hopes. The country approved the euro in 2001, in time to be among the first countries to use the new currency.<p>At first, the most ambitious attempt ever to create a new multinational currency all seemed to go so well. The predicted …

3 Simple Truths About Happiness

There are a lot of things you can do with your time; you could join a gym, read a great novel, take a yoga class, or learn a new language. So why not invest time into being happier?<p>After all, doesn't happiness happen when you achieve your goals, make more money, and learn new stuff? It's not like …

How Do Hotels Really Feel About Guests Taking Things From Their Rooms?

<i>Is it stealing if you take certain items in your already paid-for hotel room like soap, shampoo, stationery, etc?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter,</i> …

The Buddhist and the Neuroscientist

What compassion does to the brain<p>In 1992, the neuroscientist Richard Davidson got a challenge from the Dalai Lama. By that point, he’d spent his career asking why people respond to, in his words, “life’s slings and arrows” in different ways. Why are some people more resilient than others in the …

Mindfulness

DIY: Homemade Mayonnaise

I have such an affinity for DIY recipes – there’s something so satisfying about being able to create something at home that you previously would have …

Are You at Risk of Burning Out? How to Put Out the Flames Right Now

<i>By Jan Bruce</i><p>Burnout is an equal opportunity condition. Any job, from selling insurance to answering customer calls all day, can drain you of your calm, optimism, sense of purpose and good mood. And all too often, if your job isn't recognized as stressful, the gravity of burnout hits you too late, …

An Advice Columnist Got Pranked By Someone Pretending To Be Tommy Wiseau In ‘The Room’

Watching <i>The Room</i> is a specific form of torture, and the cult classic has just claimed its latest victim. Over the weekend, actor Greg Sestero, who recently wrote <i>The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made</i> (you can read our interview with him), uploaded an Ask Amy …

Breast Cancer

How to make a killer music video like Rihanna

When <i>that</i> Rihanna and Megaforce-directed video for "Bitch Better Have My Money" dropped last week, everyone went a bit nuts. Is it all about her accountant? Is it feminist? Is it anti-feminist? Does it make any sense? Is it imbued with a secret code that we should all be trying to crack <i>right this</i> …

Tariq Ba Odah's Eight-Year Hunger Strike at Guantanamo Bay

<i>This article was adapted from the essay "Nourishing Resistance: Tariq Ba Odah's 8-Year Hunger Strike at Guantanamo Bay" by Omar Farah, which appears</i> …

25 Best Modern Exploitation Movies

Sex, violence, torn-from-today's-headlines shockers, fast cars, faster pussycats, psycho killers and kids run wild — throw a few (or all) of these …

The Women Who Secretly Keep ISIS Running

A captured ISIS ‘bride’ reveals the inner workings of a women’s network responsible for recruiting, spying, and enforcing sexual slavery in the …

Lil Wayne Releases FWA

Lil Wayne has released <i>The Free Weezy Album</i>, his new mixtape, which seems to have been rebranded as simply <i>FWA</i>. It's out exclusively through Tidal; you can check it out here.<p>The release follows Wayne's recent mixtape, <i>Sorry 4 the Wait 2</i>. It also follows his legal drama with Cash Money, with whom he's …

How the South Skews America

We’d be less violent, more mobile and in general more normal if not for Dixie.<p>Every year the Fourth of July is marked by ringing affirmations of American exceptionalism. We are a special nation, uniquely founded on high ideals like freedom and equality. In practice, however, much of what sets the …

Lingerie on Instagram

Lingerie brands and enthusiasts are bearing all on Instagram in photos that are empowering (and still in accordance with the rules). Here, ten sexy accounts to follow.

17 Creative Ways to Save Money at Disneyland

<i>By Stephanie Bills, Contributor</i><p>The "happiest place on earth" is a top destination on many families' bucket lists. If you plan ahead, this magical, unforgettable experience doesn't have to put a large dent in your budget. Here are some tried-and-true tips for saving money while enjoying your …

Russia has a serious HIV crisis, and the government is to blame

Maxim Malyshev’s life changed with a phone call in 1997. He was addicted to heroin at the time, and had just been arrested for possession in his hometown of Tver, Russia, about 100 miles north of Moscow. Police ordered him to undergo tests for HIV, tuberculosis, and hepatitis C, like all arrested …

Believe It or Not, We Found a Replacement for Grilled Cheese

Dominique Ansel, the inventor of the Cronut, gave us the recipe to his favorite sandwich. We'll never look at grilled cheese the same way again.<p>Here's an important question that's always stumped me: <i>What is better than a grilled cheese sandwich?</i> Good news, it took me 30 years—a testament to Kraft …

11 Of America's Best Small Towns, Perfect For A Long Weekend Trip

Whether you've got an extra vacation day to spare or not, summer is ALWAYS a good excuse for a long weekend trip. Life moves a little slower, food tastes a little sweeter and everything is just a bit simpler than in the place you left behind.<p>Luckily enough, America is chock-full of cool small towns …

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

Cleaning

Thank You, Donald Trump, for Showing Us What Rock Bottom Looks Like

Shortly after real estate billionaire Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president on June 16, it was reported his campaign paid actors $50 a piece to cheer him as he made his announcement.<p>I couldn't help thinking: How desperate must someone be to do something like this for only $50?<p>In his …

Beautyblender Just Launched Reusable Blotting Sponges

When makeup artist Rea Ann Silva launched the Beautyblender in 2003, she changed the way we view makeup brushes. With the release of the brand's new Blotterazzi, a tool that does the job of a blotting paper but in a reusable sponge format, we're pretty sure she just changed the face (pun intended) …