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U.S. Justice Department to end use of private prisons

The U.S. Department of Justice plans to stop using private prisons.<p>They are not as safe or as well run as government correctional facilities, the Justice Department concluded after an extensive review process.<p>Private prisons "simply do not provide the same level of correctional services, programs, …

Transgender people in India are shutting down stereotypes in awesome new campaign

Trans people around the world tend to be hugely dehumanized, and as a result, face horrifying rates of violence and mental health issues. However, …

Transgender

This Instagram model reminds us that guys are also in need of body-positive love

We’re always wanting more, more, more of the body-positive movement. We’re loving all the amazing women – from Tess Holliday to Iskra Lawrence – who …

Social Media

Why over 500,000 people have shared this mom's Facebook post about toothpaste

This mom shared a truly incredible Facebook post to inspire her daughter — but, as a ridiculously beautiful byproduct, it ended up inspiring the rest …

Parenting

This explains why many are requesting that we STOP eating avocados

Ever wonder why avocados have become so damn popular recently? There’s a very serious reason for it, one that might convince you to give up your …

Forests

Lost cities #8: mystery of Cahokia – why did North America's largest city vanish?

Long before Columbus reached the Americas, Cahokia was the biggest, most cosmopolitan city north of Mexico. Yet by 1350 it had been deserted by its native inhabitants the Mississippians – and no one is sure why<p>In its prime, about four centuries before Columbus stumbled on to the western hemisphere, …

This inspiring photo project captures 100 different women in lingerie

In a hugely important move for art and for feminism, Australian photographer Amy Herrmann captured 100 different women in lingerie as a part of her …

Body Image

Free: National Geographic Lets You Download Thousands of Maps from the United States Geological Survey

Briefly noted: <i>National Geographic</i> has built a web interface that allows anyone to find any quad in the United States, and then download and print it. …

These gorgeous floral tattoos will turn your body into a garden in the best way

No matter what the season, we find ourselves constantly craving some lovely ~floral vibes~ to add some extra oomph into our worlds. And what does …

Weddings

Two men share why they think female Olympians should wear makeup, we roll our eyes

In reasons why, yet again, we’re really glad we DGAF about what men think about whether or not we wear makeup, Fox News guests Bo Dietl and Mark …

Rio Olympics

18 Holiday Gifts Guaranteed To Satisfy The Geek In Your Life

NERD ALERT!<p><i>Images courtesy of ThinkGeek</i>

Harry Potter

Why Transgender People In Japan Prefer To Be Told They Have A "Disorder"

OSAKA, Japan — When the principal at a middle school in Osaka, a few hours west of Tokyo, insisted one of his new students do gym classes with the boys, the child's mother turned to the only person who could help: Dr. Jun Koh.<p>It was the spring of 2014, and the student was entering junior high at …

LGBTQI

This is HUGE news for international LGBT rights

YES!!! Today, the Belize Supreme Court ruled that the country’s antiquated anti-sodomy law — intended to criminalize homosexuality — is …

LGBTQI

15 circle tattoos that will become the most magical spot on your body

We have to admit that our obsession with tattoos is a never-ending thing, because *nothing* is cooler than a permanent accessory in the form of super …

Body Art

How Aromatherapy Can Help

Step off a busy street in NYC’s Chelsea into what initially looks like a small juice bar and you find yourself in an ever-unfolding health and …

Adorable Photos of Newborn Animals in Wildlife Rehab Centers by Traer Scott

Animal lovers, prepare yourselves to be absolutely smitten with these close-up photos of baby animals, as they navigate the wondrous first weeks of their lives. Award-winning photographer Traer Scott‘s newest book, <i>Wild Babies: Photographs of Baby Animals from Giraffes to Hummingbirds</i> (published by …

Classically-Styled Paintings Reveal Our Smartphone Obsessions

By taking away our phones, Erin Pollock exposes what we look like as internet-obsessed zombies.<p>Most people wage a halfhearted battle against technology’s takeover of everyday life, but Erin Pollock funnels her tech-istential angst into paintings that artfully illustrate society’s reliance on …

Philippine President names top officials allegedly linked to drug trade

<b>(CNN) —</b> The President of the Philippines has named over 150 government officials who he says are complicit in the country's drug trade.<p>Among those named in a speech early Sunday in the southern city of Davao -- once President Rodrigo Duterte's mayoral stomping ground -- were government officials, …

Amazing Places to Travel

Renée Zellweger pens an amazing op-ed on the toxic culture of humiliation

In October 2014, Renée Zellweger stepped onto the red carpet for the first time since 2010, and she was immediately excoriated by the media for they …

Feminism

19 Times Tumblr Understood The Struggle Of Being A Writer

Please don't arrest me, it was just research I swear!

Writing

23 Things That Will Make People With ADHD Say "Nope"

Sorry but empty email inboxes are a MYTH.

Productivity

This Insta model is dancing and letting it all jiggle for a reason that's making us love our bodies

Um, have you heard about the #DontHateTheShake movement? If you haven’t, allow the gorgeous model Megan Jayne Crabbe (anorexia survivor and …

Dancing

Astronomers estimate Perseid meteor shower will be twice as spectacular in 2016

<b>A multicolored Perseid meteor striking the sky just to the right from Milky Way.</b><p>“Under perfect conditions, rates could soar to 200 meteors per hour,” NASA said<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>August 5, 2016 2:09pm (UTC)<p>The annual Perseid meteor shower will be particularly spectacular in 2016, NASA announced …

Travelling light - now you can with clothes that don't need washing for weeks

It’s the ultimate way to go ‘travelling light’ as a Canadian designer has invented clothes that can be worn for weeks without washing.<p>At the centre of Unbound Apparel’s discovery is merino wool. Their new products mean that instead of having to pack two week’s worth of clothes changing in your …

Global warming threatens to release nuclear waste from Cold War base in Greenland

Nuclear waste buried underneath the ice in Greenland in a Cold War-era bunker is at risk of being exposed, scientists fear, due to global warming.<p>Radioactive coolant, thousands of gallons of sewage and diesel fuel, and tons of PCBs – a chemical coolant, banned in 1979 - were abandoned at the US …

17 Tweets Every Cat Person Needs To See

Tbh, all the best tweets are about cats.

Pets

10 breathtaking photos of gorgeous floors in Paris that will remind you to look down more

In this week’s Instagram accounts you need to follow asap, German photographer Sebastian Erras reminds us why it’s totally okay to look down once in …

Photography

A Transgender Pageant Was Just Raided By The Ugandan Police

Ugandan police interrupted the Mr. and Miss Pride Uganda pageant at Kampala's Venom nightclub on Thursday night, detaining several well-known LGBT activists for about three hours before releasing them without charge.<p>Around 20 to 25 people were arrested, those detained told BuzzFeed News after their …

LGBTQI