Avery Hammond Rowles

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The Plot to Kill Obamacare

The Republican party has voted unanimously against establishing the Affordable Care Act in the Senate and then in the House of Representatives, then …

Health Care

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What If Breaking Bad Was More Like Brokeback Mountain?

(Video Link)<p>If the makers of <i>Brokeback Mountain</i>, <i>The Notebook</i> and <i>Knocked Up</i> created <i>Breaking Bad</i>, it would be a lot less about meth and a lot more about …

Garbage Doesn't Lie

(YouTube link)<p>Your garbage collector knows more about you than any government spy. The city crew knows who has a baby, and exactly when your baby is …

The sex worker stigma: How the law perpetuates our hatred (and fear) of prostitutes

Our society turns a blind eye to the murder of sex workers, deeming them less than human. Why is that?<p>It doesn’t matter which political direction you come from: the topics of sex work, sexual exploitation, prostitution and sex trafficking seem like a Gordian Knot. As long as you listen to one set …

15 Animals That Have Committed Huge Pinterest Fails

The stats say that Pinterest viewers are 80% female, 19% male, and 1% "pets or other." But just a fair warning: you should NEVER let a creature without opposable thumbs handle mason jars.

Schadenfreude

The *Butler’*s Forest Whitaker on Aging 60 Years in One Day and Learning to Pour a Proper Cup of Tea

In Lee Daniels’s <i>The Butler</i>, Forest Whitaker plays a White House butler whose career spanned eight administrations. Based on a true story, the character is a firsthand witness to 20th-century American history and the struggles of racial equality in the country. The Hollywood Blog spoke with the …

The Royal Prank: The Story Behind The Worst Radio Stunt In History

When a pair of Australian DJs went viral by prank calling the London hospital treating Kate Middleton last December, they were lionized at home and vilified in the U.K. Then the nurse who answered the phone committed suicide amid the outrage, raising questions about mental health, privacy, and the …

Mental Health

Can Google Search Histories Help Diagnose Mental Disorders?

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>With the exception of Christmastime, today is the happiest day of year, at least according to Google's search metrics …

Serial Killer is the New Cowboy

Looking over the summer blockbuster movies I see that “The Lone Ranger” flopped. The western, that iconic American genre, seems to be on the wane. …

Horror

Who's blocking this astonishingly effective tool to fight meth labs?

State troopers clean up a meth lab found on school board property about a block from a London, Kentucky elementary school.Photos by Stacy Kranitz. …