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The Real Reason For The Trans Bathroom Panic

About 87 years ago, when Barack Obama was president and every day wasn't Ulcer Day, a directive was laid out. It permitted students at public schools …

'Problem for an entire gender': Boys, men not adapting to changing job market

Giovany Dauphin knows one job — welding — and he's been unable to find work in his field for three years.<p>"I find to make a living in welding, you …

Employment

5 Incredible Acting Feats That Should Have Their Own Awards

Between the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes, and the presidency, we have a lot of ways to reward people for lying convincingly on camera. It's not …

CBC Books

Books

John Oliver tells Donald Trump to 'drop out' of the election

John Oliver ended Sunday’s <i>Last Week Tonight</i>, the show’s final episode before a month-long hiatus, with a plea to Republican presidential candidate …

Canada trails Wales when it comes to transgender protections

The tiny country of Wales has just released what might be the most comprehensive transgender rights plan in the world, while Canada's protections for …

LGBTQI

Unconventional self-directed learning a hit at Hamilton high school

Jewel White, a 15-year-old student, gathers her books and signs herself out of a routine morning math class. She is not leaving school for the day, but is off to try some more challenging equations.<p>This practice is not uncommon at Westmount Secondary School in Hamilton, Ont.,where an unconventional …

What happens when your son tells you he's really a girl

Inside the families embracing the new world of gender variance<p>Since the summer of 2012, Olie Pullen has kept in her bedroom closet a Wonder Woman …

Seven words from Afghanistan axe-attack survivor was turning point for comrade | The Star

Pull the trigger on a moment’s notice. Then pull it again, when the young Afghan attacker somehow shrugs away the first bullets, rearing up to drive …

Mental Health

40 Words For Emotions You’ve Felt, But Couldn’t Explain

Onism<p><i>n</i>. the awareness of how little of the world you’ll experience. Imagine standing in front of the departures screen at an airport, flickering over …

How To Become A Pro Gamer - 8 Tips From The Pros

Gaming has come a long way since the days of Pong, Duck Hunt and Pac-Man, when competing meant getting the top score at the local arcade. Electronic …

Intel Corporation

30 Things You Might Not Know About Pretty in Pink, 30 Years Later

<i>Pretty in Pink</i> isn’t just a good ’80s movie. It isn’t just a good teen movie. And it isn’t just a good romantic movie. It’s just a good movie, …

13 Recipes For People Who Think They Hate Slow Cookers

You're about to fall in love.<p>Here are 13 reasons to become one of those annoying slow cooker obsessives.

Cooking

Why America’s Top LGBT Group Is Losing An Argument Over Bathrooms

The Human Rights Campaign said its next big focus after marriage equality was passing LGBT nondiscrimination laws. But they’re losing ground to an attack spreading fear about who would be allowed in bathrooms.<p>In late October, Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin explained why his group was …

21 Tweets About Getting Old That Are Funny Because They're True

"I thought I was just really tired but it's been 5 years so I guess this is how I look now."

The 55 best Christmas episodes you can watch on Netflix right now

But if that's your only strategy, you're missing out on some awesome content in the form of holiday-themed TV episodes. These eps can be harder to find because Netflix's search option won't pick up on episode titles — and some of the episodes don't even have "Christmas" or "holiday" in the title.<p>So …

Entertainment

21 Reasons "It's A Wonderful Life" Is The Best Christmas Movie Of All Time

"Here's to my big brother George, the richest man in town."

The Muppets Parody Adele’s “Hello” Better Than Your Faves

Just more proof that Kermit and Miss Piggy are the tragic pop culture love story of our time.

Sarah Hampson: We are in a moment – a period, dare I say? – of menstrual activism

Last month, a dripping egg white caused an advertising campaign to be rejected in New York. So did a picture of a fresh halved grapefruit.<p>Innocuous in themselves, these images were juxtaposed with a photograph of a woman modestly attired in a tank top and pretty underwear in an advertisement for a …

6 Amazing Inventions That Will Soon Make Your Job Total Hell

Companies tend to embrace technology the same way your parents do -- slowly, and rarely to the benefit of the people who rely on them. But if you …

5 Popular Beliefs That Are Holding Humanity Back

Humans believe in a lot of stupid shit, and we do something stupid as a result of those beliefs about, oh, once every five seconds. And sure, most of …

Osama Bin Laden

5 Baffling Lies Society Told You About Fat People

A few months ago, Reddit made news because it banned a 150,000-strong group dedicated to tracking down and harassing fat people (don't worry, several …

12 Historical Women Who Gave No Fucks

These are just some of the women who, historically speaking, didn't give a single fuck.

Guide to Get More Traffic to Your Blog from Flipboard

Increasingly, we hear that Flipboard is an important referral of traffic for bloggers. With 34,000 topics scanning 21 million magazines curated from articles on Flipboard as well as all over the Web, there are many opportunities for bloggers to get surfaced in front of an audience that’s interested …

Social Media

Wikipedia Hates Women: 4 Dark Sides of The Site We All Use

Wikipedia, for those not familiar, is the largest online encyclopedia. Think Cracked but with slightly fewer fart jokes. Some people want that. Go …

17 Illustrations That Are Incredibly Real For Anyone With ADD

No, you're not just ~distracted AF~.

I want to be a voice actor. What will my salary be?

<b>The job</b>: Voice actor<p><b>The role:</b> The role of a voice actor is to perform lines from a script for audio production projects ranging from TV and radio commercials to video games to corporate presentations.<p>"Any time that you hear someone's voice but you don't see their face, that's a voice over," said …

US Hostage Was Raped by ISIS Leader Before Her Death, Her Parents Claim

The parents of Kayla Mueller, who was held hostage by Islamic State (ISIS) militants for 1.5 years, have gone public with a horrifying account of her …

5 Real 'Conspiracies' Confirmed By People Swept Up In Them

If pressed, we at Cracked would have to admit that, yes, perhaps we have a slight "thing" for conspiracies -- especially for the kind that turn out …

Civil Rights

Katie Walker, Lighthouse Keeper

Katherine Walker was married to the lighthouse keeper at Robbins Reef Light, between Manhattan Island and a Staten Island. John Walker developed …

Staten Island