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Sorry 'Community' Fans, Netflix Will Not Be Helping You Get #SixSeasonsAndAMovie

As Of Sunday, May 11, the #SixSeasonsAndAMovie "Community" dream is officially dead ... or, at least, will not be aided by Netflix.<p>After NBC announced the show's cancellation last week, fans rallied to resurrect it via the streaming-service. Led by a user on the Reddit "Community" board, …

Hard Not to See Bias in Michael Sam's Draft Fall

If Michael Sam were straight -- or hiding his sexuality -- I find it hard to believe he would've been available for the St. Louis Rams to draft him with the 249th pick in the draft.<p>In today's NFL full of pass-happy offenses and hybrid defensive fronts, football reasons alone can't justify why an …

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Being Pregnant in a Man's World

I can think of no better way to honor the 100th anniversary of Mother's Day, and the activism that originated the celebration, than to consider the most fundamental part of becoming a mother. Of course many women are amazing mothers having never personally given birth to their children; however my …

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'Mad Men' Review: Everyone's Out Of Place In 'The Runaways'

<b>Don't read on unless you have seen "The Runaways," the fifth episode of "Mad Men's" final season.</b><p>"This is the best place to be right now." -- Megan<p>Wrong. Almost everyone in "The Runaways" was out of place or out of their element, and quite conscious of that fact. And I'll say more about that in a …

Why Paris Is Importing Police Officers From China

Why the Official Explanation of MH370’s Demise Doesn’t Hold Up

Outside satellite experts say investigators could be looking in the wrong ocean.<p>Investigators searching for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight were ebullient when they detected what sounded like signals from the plane’s black boxes. This was a month ago, and it seemed just a matter of time …

Why Nobody Writes About Popular TV Shows

The Faustian Bargain of Television: Be widely watched and scarcely acknowledged, or be widely praised and scarcely watched<p>On TV, the concept of "popularity" is easy to measure and hard to understand.<p>In music, the most popular songs are inescapable, and their artists become national celebrities. In …

Another Solid Reason Not to Do a Mud-Obstacle Run

Endurance races that involve electrical shocks, ice baths, and pools of stagnant farm water are acutely popular. No one tells you about the bowel infections.<p>On October 12, 2012, public health officials at Nellis Air Force Base outside Las Vegas, got an unsettling call. Their medical center’s …

Does Having Kids Make Parents Happy After All?

New research overturns the decades-old belief that having children is a downer.<p>Since the 1980s, economists and psychologists have been aware of a "parental happiness gap." Basically, the running theory has been that parents are a less happy bunch than their non-parenting peers. This makes some …

'Parks and Recreation' and 'Parenthood' Are Ending Next Season

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>NBC's two shows that begin with the letters P-A-R are both going to end next season, according to …

How We Get Tall

Men grew four inches in 100 years, mostly in the early 20th century. How they managed that speaks to how our childhood living conditions influence our stature.<p>Emperor Napoleon I of France lends his name to an insecurity complex that supposedly plagues some short men. But the neurosis is misnamed: …

Those Vibram Shoe Refunds? I'm Not Claiming One

Think that these odd finger-shoes are "bullshit"? Think again.<p>I gather that there is much gleeful stomping on the grave image of Vibram and the weirdo/chic "finger shoes" it has popularized, because the company has settled a suit claiming the shoes offered no health benefits. That's me and one of …

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Chuck Hagel Is Open to Reviewing the Military’s Transgender Policy

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In an interview that aired sunday on ABC’s <i>This Week</i>, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that he was …