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Texas Student Suspended for Refusing to Stand for Pledge of Allegiance

A Texas high school student was disciplined for refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.<p>Needville High School sophomore Mason Michalec …

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Oh, South Carolina, bless your little soul for consistently producing some of the most truly head-scratching stories of ignorance in the country. The most recent example? The University of South Carolina Upstate is canceling a performance called How to Be a Lesbian in 10 Days or Less, because, apparently, no one has a sense of humor. State Senator Mike Fair seems to believe that the show is a “recruiting” event and, to be honest, I actually have no words to respond to that.<p>Senator Fair, I hate …

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

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'Gospel of Jesus' Wife' Papyrus Is Ancient, Not Fake, Scientists And Scholars Say

An ancient, business-card-sized papyrus fragment that appears to quote Jesus Christ discussing his wife is real, Harvard University announced Thursday. The fragment caused international uproar when it was revealed by a Harvard historian in September 2012, with prominent academics and the Vatican …

27 Pictures That Prove The Czech Republic Will Be The Most Beautiful Place You Ever Visit

From Prague to the mountains of Bohemia, The Czech Republic is the most beautiful place on earth.

Reclaim Your Power: Stop Waiting for Other People to Make You Happy

<b>“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anyone.” ~Maya Angelou</b><p>My knees hit the pavement, unable to hold me up as I watched my entire life …

Government approves medical marijuana research

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration handed backers of<p>medical marijuanaa significant victory Friday, opening the way for aUniversity of Arizonaresearcher to examine whether pot can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, a move that could lead to broader studies into potential benefits of …

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Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

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This Is What Happens When You Replace The Women In Ads With Men

Sex appeal looks pretty different when you turn it around.

22-Pound Cat Attacks Baby And Holds Family Hostage

Cats are assholes.<p><b>On Sunday evening in Portland</b>, Oregon, a 22-pound housecat named Lux with a "history of violence" attacked a 7-month-old baby and then held an entire family hostage in a bedroom.<p>The chain of events unfolded like so: The cat scratched the 7 month old in the forehead, causing the …

Thousands Of Men Are Renting Platonic Internet Girlfriends For Long-Term Relationships

"I have two guys that tell me they love me throughout the day. These are the people I can always count on and can talk to about anything," said "Lauraleigh," the assumed name of a full-time "Internet girlfriend," who works on a site called MyGirlFund. "It's hard to explain. One might say [it's …

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This stunning underwater shot made our list of the best travel photos for January. Check out the full gallery here: http://on.natgeo.com/1iV9Sqb Photograph by Patrik Gustafsson, National Geographic Your Shot

Why There's Going To Be A Boom In Gay Divorces In Utah

It turns out gay couples who previously married outside of Utah and moved to the state couldn't get divorces there because of the state's ban on same-sex marriage. As the Deseret News put it, "No legal marriage meant no divorce."<p>Other states like Texas and Ohio have also tried to keep married gay …

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Jennifer Lawrence: 'Calling people fat on TV should be illegal'

Jennifer Lawrence isn't one to dodge a question about body image, and in an interview with Barbara Walters this week she summed up her feelings about the scrutiny women (and their bodies) face on the red carpet. "Why is humiliating people funny? When it comes to the media, [they] need to take …

Big Health Stories of 2013

The year 2013 was big for health news, complete with high-profile patients, breakthrough studies and even body parts growing in the unlikeliest of …

The Duck Dynasty family shared some charmingly down-home thoughts on Jesus, gays, anuses, what have you

Dedicated to exploring all that would appeal to the distinguished modern gentleman, <i>GQ</i> sent Drew Magary to seek an audience in the royal court of <i>Duck</i> …

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Would you rather be a 'Marilyn' than a size 14?

Whatever our size, clothes labels force us to directly compare ourselves to others. Size labels make us aware of our body flaws, and can make shopping an emotionally painful experience. Perhaps the sizing system needs an overhaul.<p>A hundred years ago, consumers were more likely to get clothes …

Inside Higher Ed's News

<i>May 23, 2018</i><p>He has "lost the moral authority to lead the university," says letter from 200 faculty members, in wake of latest scandal.<p><i>May 23, 2018</i><p>New …

Here’s What Happens When A White Girl Travels To Texas With Two Black Men

Landry Thompson, a 13-year-old dancer, traveled to Texas with her black teachers for a training session. What happened next should scare the heck out …

Newlyweds Accused of Thrill-Kill Craigslist Murder

A newlywed couple is facing homicide charges, accused of allegedly luring a man to their car through Craigslist and killing him for the thrill of …

Meet the world’s most famous vaginal knitter

<b>Casey Jenkins (Mark Burban)</b><p>Performance artist Casey Jenkins talks to Salon about her decision to knit with yarn inserted into her own vagina<p>Luke Malone<p>December 8, 2013 1:00am (UTC)<p>Casey Jenkins didn’t realize more than 2.5 million people would see her vagina. But that’s what happened after a …

The 50 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Movies

Part five of our series covers sci-fi and fantasy movies. Of all our sections, this was the most difficult to create: not because we argued over the …

The 45 Most Powerful Photos Of 2013

Warning: This post will make you feel emotions.

The 17 Most Harrowing Feature Stories Of 2013

The tough truth is: Sometimes the most important stories published in a given year are some of the hardest to read. This, our first of four end-of-year roundups, includes the best stories on murders, rapes, conspiracies, and other atrocities.<p>- The 15 Most Memorable Profiles Of 2013<p>- Our 24 Favorite …

Eleven Years Later, Triplet No. 3 Arrives

Ryleigh Shepherd was conceived in 1998, the same year as her 11-year-old twin sisters, but she wasn't born until 2010.<p>The three girls from Walsall, …

NASA Is Sending Basil to the Moon

Marina Koren<p>Dec. 4, 2013, 10:33 a.m.<p>Be­fore Amer­ic­ans can real­ize Newt Gin­grich’s dream of build­ing a moon colony, they must first send oth­er …

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Electric car owner arrested for ‘stealing’ 5 cents of electricity

An electric car owner has been arrested and detained for 15 hours for "stealing" around 5 cents worth of electricity from a middle school. Kaveh Kamooneh plugged an extension cable from his Nissan Leaf into an exterior outlet at Chamblee Middle School in Georgia while watching his 11-year-old son …