Brandon Andrews

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Man Uses Bumble App To Fat-Shame Woman, BeeHive Responds

Bumble has gotten word of Michael Blanchard’s harsh comments to a user of their app named Samantha Drain and responded with an open letter.<p>Earlier …

Forget BMI - We Finally Have a More Accurate Way to Measure a Healthy Weight

BMI is so outdated.<p>After you hopped off the scale at your last doctor's visit, your physician might have showed you a colourful chart of your body …

Diabetes

Platinum Games Goes Sesame Street for Possible Bayonetta 3 Announcement

Brace Yourself for Some Tin-Foiled Bayonetta 3 Speculation<p>In a rather bizarre and cryptic move, Platinum Games, the studio famous for the …

Mario Kart

DIY Outdoor Wood Bench

(Image credit: DIY Candy)<p>This is a little labor intensive, but the result is beautiful. If you're interested in a bit of a challenge and want to …

Woodworking

It’s so much worse than Trump: The history of the modern GOP is a history of racism, bigotry and dog-whistles

The party of Lincoln? Sure, in 1858. Today’s GOP wants to pretend Trump is an outlier. They should look in a mirror<p>The denunciations are piling in. Not just Democrats and independents but countless Republican elected officials, pundits and party activists have announced their opposition to Donald …

Political Science

You’re All Wrong: The State Of Modern Superhero Films

There has been a lot of hatred for Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, a film which I deeply loved. Our own Doug Mercer ripped it to shreds in his …

Comic Books

Kanye West updates 12 tracks on The Life of Pablo, album available everywhere on Friday

<i>The Life of Pablo</i>, Kanye West’s seventh album — or, as he puts it, a “living breathing changing creative expression” — has received another update.<p>In …

Rap & Hip-Hop

That Dragon, Cancer Dev Says Let's Play Videos Hurt Sales

The developer behind the moving indie game That Dragon, Cancer--which chronicled a family's struggle with childhood cancer--has spoken up to say Let's Play videos for the game affected sales negatively. In a blog post, lead developer Ryan Green--the father of 5-year-old Joel Green who has since …

Google Makes $150 Photo Software Suite Free

Today is a great day for those of us who edit photos on a PC or Mac. Google has announced that the entire Nik Collection of image processing tools is now free to download and use.<p>Formerly available at a cost of $150, the suite of seven professional-grade plugins is now available for download …

Photoshop

Gender Fluidity Has a Toxic Masculinity Problem

Female celebrities come out as genderqueer and are celebrated. Men come out and are called ‘confused.’<p>2015 was the year that launched the gender …

5 Things to Talk to Your Kids About After Watching Star Wars

By Betsy Bozdech, Common Sense Media<p><i>Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens</i> is the hugely popular sequel to George Lucas' sci-fi blockbuster series. Adult fans love sharing this special series with kids of all ages and learning what Han, Chewie, Leia, and all their new friends are up to in that …

Star Wars

I can't shake this totally believable theory about the new 'Star Wars' villain

<b>Warning: There are spoilers ahead if you haven't seen "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."</b><p>There's still a lot we don't know about after seeing the new "Star Wars" movie. One of the biggest mysteries surrounds the new villain, Supreme Leader Snoke.<p>Since the moment I saw the character on screen, I've only …

Star Wars

These Bold Beauty Collages Are An Unexpected Style Inspiration

Our hair has affectionately been referred to as our crowning glory -- and for good reason. No matter its color, length or texture, our tresses sit atop our heads with so much style.<p>And that sentiment is certainly celebrated in Lorna Simpson's collection of eye-catching collages called "Ebony." The …

Photographers

Everything You Need To Know About the Met’s New Jacqueline de Ribes Exhibit

Countess Jacqueline de Ribes once said, "Style is what makes you different; it’s your own stamp, a message about yourself." And it’s that message, …

Yves Saint-Laurent

What I Learned Teaching Black Students

When I graduated from college I knew two things, my husband and I were moving to Atlanta, and I was going to work in the inner city. I had taken my mandatory multi-cultural education class, and taken an elective intercultural communication class. I prided myself on how much I thought I knew about …

Teaching

The 25 best horror movies you can stream on Netflix for Halloween

But there are a lot of choices. So to make the rest of your October movie-watching easier, here are the 25 best horror movies you can stream on Netflix right now.<p>Grab a friend and come on in.

Horror

Transgender at school: As more teachers come out, districts struggle to put policy into practice

Leo Soell came back to school with no hair, a new name and an announcement.<p>The Hall Elementary School fifth grade teacher left to undergo cancer …

Here's Why Straight Men Have Sex With Each Other and How They Justify It

Jane Ward is an associate professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of California Riverside, where she teaches courses in feminist, …

LGBTQI

'We Come as Friends': A ride through poverty, swindles, death in South Sudan

A naked boy with a plastic bottle meanders down a dirt road, unaware of the cruel history of his land and unprepared for its future. Spears are traded for Kalashnikovs. Foreigners drill for oil, children sing in the dust. Missionaries hand out solar-powered audio Bibles. And as twilight descends …

Hey Christians, Say Goodbye To Religious Freedom

Just in case you need a refresher: Back in 2012, a baker in the Denver suburb of Lakewood was asked by a gay couple to make them a wedding cake—two …

Robin Williams: 'a lightning ball of comic energy'

Even when he was pretending to be someone else, Robin Williams was pretending to be someone else. His characters were always engaged in some kind of play-acting or make-believe, in the same way Williams himself would frantically flit between personae in his comedy act, trying to find a face and …

GWAR Bassist Michael Bishop Gives Crazy, Colorful TED Talk on Regional Identity

GWAR bassist Michael "Blothar" Bishop recently gave a Ted Talk at an independently organized event in Richmond, Virginia-- the city that GWAR call home. From the slavery of the Civil War to the legacy of tobacco in Richmond, Bishop discussed regional identity and the ways in which the city's …

War

14 LGBT superheroes you need to know about

You'd be surprised at how far back the history of LGBT superheroes goes.<p>There has been a lot of positive response to recent confirmations of popular …

Backyard Build: Sturdy Wood Plank Loveseat

If you’ve been looking for perfect outdoor seating for your backyard or patio, but have found readymade options to be lacking in both charm and durability, this project’s for you! Build your own gorgeous and sturdy wood plank loveseat, then customize it with colorful stains or paints to suit your …

8 Ways To Disconnect From Technology And Get More Done!

I believe multi-tasking is over-rated! Recently, I saw a study that said the average smartphone user checks their device about six times an hour. Small wonder so many people these days are feeling distracted and overwhelmed! Making matters worse is that we are the ones constantly interrupting …

Productivity

I'm gay, liberal, open-minded – and a convert to Christianity

Identifying as a Christian comes with a set of baggage all its own. As the loudest Christian voices spout rightwing ideology – including in opposition to same sex marriage, which the US supreme court legalized on Friday – the Catholic priest molestation scandals drag on and the Westboro Baptist …

Faith

Playboy's First Transgender Model Caroline "Tula" Cossey Thanks Hugh Hefner for Giving Her a Platform

"I feel like I was probably so many years too early."<p>In the early 1980s, Caroline "Tula" Cossey was living the dream of every aspiring model. She was cast to play a Bond girl in the film <i>For Your Eyes Only</i> alongside Roger Moore. To accompany the film's release, she appeared in a spread for <i>Playboy,</i> …

It's Okay to Be Gay, Just Don't Touch Each Other

In 2015, I don't feel okay about holding my boyfriend's hand.<p>When I was a kid, Queer as Folk was on TV. As a teen I binged on Will and Grace. Gay characters were all over soaps, queer celebrities graced the tabloid pages, and even my sex education teacher discussed the, let's say practicalities, of …

LGBTQI

Fan-made video reimagines the 'Star Wars' prequels

This parody trailer for the "Star Wars" prequels puts new actors in the roles of Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala and is packed with copious amounts of lightsaber and starship battles.<p>Think the "Star Wars" prequels weren't as good as the original trilogy? You're not alone.<p>YouTube video-maker Alex …

Star Wars