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The real story behind those Planned Parenthood videos

<b>Costa Mesa, California (CNN) —</b> David Daleiden wanted to show exactly what a 19-week-old aborted fetus, being held in the hands of a medical technician, looked like. The problem was he didn't have that picture. So he went to the Internet, found something close and inserted it into his …

Feminism

Texas is defunding Planned Parenthood clinics. What if every state did?

Republicans insist other clinics could fill the void, but experts say that’s easier said than done. Use our interactive map to see how many women access Planned Parenthood services where you live<p>Following a series of “sting” videos released this summer by an anti-abortion group, Republican …

Poverty persists but more have healthcare

A steadily growing job market and higher minimum-wage laws in pockets of the country failed to reduce the nation's poverty rate last year or reverse the long-running trend of stagnating incomes for most American households.<p>The Census Bureau's annual figures on income and poverty, released …

Psychedelics Could Trigger A 'Paradigm Shift' In Mental Health Care

A new review of studies finds that LSD, psilocybin and MDMA hold potential for treating mental illness.<p>Is American medicine on the brink of a psychedelic revolution?<p>It's seeming more and more likely. A scientific review of the existing research into the therapeutic applications of psychedelics, …

Names and Labels in Healthcare

Blog post by Colin Hung<p>Over the past several weeks on #hcldr we have tackled a number of important and “deep” subjects:<p>Since this the final holiday …

Digital Health

How Consumers Will Fix The Healthcare System, Part II

As I wrote in my last column, consumers are going to be the ones that drive health care reforms in two ways. First, they’re using technology to improve their own health. Second, and the topic of today’s column, consumers will help revolutionize the way health care is delivered. Companies like …

Watch John Oliver Argue for Stronger LGBT Civil Rights

Marriage equality is the law across the U.S., according to the Supreme Court. However, on Sunday’s <i>Last Week Tonight</i> John Oliver noted that there are …

How Social Media Is Hurting Your Mental Health

Feeling bummed or burnt out as of late? According to a new study, your smart phone could be to blame. Eurekalert reports that teens who spend more than two hours a day on social media are running some pretty high risks. Turns out that all the Tweeting, Instagraming and Snapchatting could lead to …

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Getting Wrapped Up In The Flag

I can't help but thinking that all of the recent gnashing of teeth over the Confederate (actually, the Battle Flag of Northern Virginia) flying over the Capitol of South Carolina (while an important conversation) has distracted us from the larger and more important conversations that we need to …

'Black Sails' lead actor Toby Stephens wears Anthony Franco designs in a recent editorial for NY Moves. Stylists, book your appointment today! @afrancodesigner #blacksails #tobystephens #anthonyfranco #suits #style #fashion

DC comics are about to undergo an exciting overhaul that completely shakes up the universe

You may have heard plenty about Marvel's entry, "Secret Wars," which began in May and essentially ended the Marvel Universe as we know it. Less discussed has been DC's big event, "Convergence," a nine-issue series released through the months of April and May. There are a few reasons for that, but …

DC Comics

THE ROAD SO FAR

Black Sails box set review – this Treasure Island prequel is a tremendous high seas yarn

Toby Stephens’ ruthless Captain Flint drives his pirate crew of thieves, backstabbers and brawlers to the point of mutiny in his obsessive hunt for gold-laden galleon the Urca de Lima<p>Black Sails is a lot smarter and classier than it at first appears. Ostensibly a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s …

Homosexuality in the Brain

From an evolutionary point of view, homosexuality is rather difficult to explain. Any genetic trait that reduces the chances of producing the …

National Academy of Sciences

Vienna's gay, straight and lesbian crossing lights show all walks of life

Vienna has installed pedestrian crossing lights depicting straight, gay and lesbian couples as the city prepares to host a series of events linked to themes of tolerance – including the Eurovision Song Contest, won in 2014 by the cross-dressing Austrian singer Conchita Wurst.<p>The city has started …

Batman to have a new identity: no more Bruce Wayne – and no more cape

DC Comics are to introduce a new character to don Batman’s mask and fight crime in Gotham City<p>It’s the end of the line for Bruce Wayne as DC Comics are to introduce a new character as Batman. Wayne has been the central character of the comic <b>book</b> series – as well as a slew of films and TV shows - …

TOBY STEPHENS

Here’s the first look at Jared Leto’s transformation into DC Comics' new Joker

Yesterday, the internet got a look at the cast for DC Comics' upcoming <i>Suicide Squad</i> movie. We saw Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, among others, but there was one notable ommission — where was Jared Leto's Joker? Today, director David …

DC Comics

Scientists Say It's Time to Reinstate the Brontosaurus

Remember Pluto? Tiny lonely rock orbiting the sun at the edge of the solar system? And then, in 2006, researchers summarily defrocked the little …

What environmentalists get wrong about Big Coal

<b>(Reuters/Jim Urquhart)</b><p>Coal is an environmental disaster, says journalist Richard Martin, but there’s a human cost to its downfall<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>April 5, 2015 11:00am (UTC)<p>Coal has got to go. That much is undeniable. Climate change is presenting us with a tremendous, urgent threat, and coal is the …

Everybody's Lost Their Goddamn Mind Over Religious Freedom

Both conservatives and liberals aren’t being straight about the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.<p>You want to know the weirdest thing about the fight …

Map: More than half of states may roll back LGBT rights

By Ana Swanson<p>, Reporter<p>The broader trend in recent years has been toward expanded rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, including changing legal definitions of marriage and more civil rights protections. But as a new report from the Human Rights Campaign shows, many …

LGBTQI

“Boy Who Came Back from Heaven” says he didn’t go to heaven after all

<b>Alex Malarkey (Tyndale House Publishers)</b><p>Alex Malarkey wants you to stop believing in his bestselling story<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>January 16, 2015 3:28pm (UTC)<p>If there's a spiritual lesson here, it would seem to be that one should regard claims made by people named "Malarkey" with a strong degree of …

A Shocking Number of Americans Under 30 Have No Religion — This Country Is Going to Change

<i>The following article first appeared in the American Prospect.</i><p>In the two years leading up to his death, the legal and political philosopher Ronald …

The 12 worst ideas religion has unleashed on the world

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>God is seldom great. These dubious concepts promote conflict, cruelty and suffering rather than love and peace<p>Valerie Tarico<p>January 24, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet. It has been corrected since it first published.<p>Some of humanity’s technological …

Religion

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The film that makes me cry: Fried Green Tomatoes

Rebecca Nicholson took some time to figure out the true meaning of this sentimental story of female strength and love – and then she wept even harder<p>When my mum moved house recently, for the first time in years, she handed me a box of junk and asked me to either bin it or take it back to London …