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How do you break your penis?

Erections are fascinating things. Did you know the little blighters even occur in the womb? And that men well into their nineties report fully functioning trouser salutes? Something to look forward to then, along with the free bus pass.<p>They can also lead to all sorts of mishaps – the type of …

12 Exotic Hues to Transport You to Another Place

My atheist Christmas: How I overcame my personal struggle with the holiday

<b>(Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)</b><p>The holiday and its religious trappings used to offend me deeply. Here’s how I overcame my feelings of oppression<p>Gabriel Arana<p>December 25, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Only recently have I come to accept Christmas as a secular holiday. Because of my religious awakening in high school …

How to win Christmas arguments: Salon’s guide to defeating your crazy right-wing uncle

<b>(kyoshino via iStock/Salon)</b><p>Your right-wing uncle is all excited to talk about politics this Christmas. Lucky you!<p>Jim Newell<p>December 25, 2014 11:59am (UTC)<p>Last time you saw your crazy right-wing uncle was over Thanksgiving, when you both joined Grandma in the attic to smoke meth in honor of the …

I got slimed by Rush: The real story of how Stephen Colbert schooled Limbaugh on U.S. history, patriotism

<b>(Reuters/Kevin Lamarque/AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Rush attacked my Salon piece, dismissed me as “professorette” — and got facts so wrong, he made my point stronger<p>Sophia A. McClennen<p>December 24, 2014 10:04pm (UTC)<p>There seems little doubt that nuance, subtle thinking and critical …

The 10 Most Offensive Moments for Latinos in 2014

There was no shortage of stupid things said to or about Latinos this year.<p><b>1. When everybody on Twitter freaked out that Pit Bull hosted the AMAs, because they didn't think he spoke English.</b> It's OK to not like Pit Bull because you believe he's annoying AF. It's not OK to not like Pit Bull because …

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The 22 Most Expensive Homes Sold This Year

The most expensive home ever sold in the US hit the record books in 2014, and several famous properties changed hands.<p>From celebrity-owned estates in Los Angeles to sky-high mansions in Manhattan, here are the most expensive homes sold in the US in 2014.<p><i>*Thanks to our astute readers for pointing</i> …

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37 Most Incredible Photographs of The Year

Let's look back on 2014 by reviewing some of the most spectacular photographs of this year. Which photographs of incredible destinations simply took our breath away? What long exposures were so creatively done, we gasped in awe? Which underwater photos seemed simply serene? Instead of our usual …

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4 Fabrics to Keep Away From Fabric Softener

Sure, you want your clothes feeling soft and smelling nice, but the damage may not be worth it. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>Whether you use liquid fabric softener or dryer sheets, fabric softeners work well at softening fibers, reducing static, and adding a bit of …

Behold, atheists' new Ten Commandments

What if, instead of climbing Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments from God, Moses had turned to the Israelites and asked: Hey, what do you guys think we should do?<p>Considering the Hebrews' bad behavior in the Bible, what with the coveting of neighbors' wives and murdering their own brothers, …

Put the evil bastards on trial: The case for trying Bush, Cheney and more for war crimes

<b>(Reuters/AP/Jason Reed/Luis Alvarez/Kevin Lamarque/Filipe Frazao via Shutterstock/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The evidence for the prosecution is clear. Human decency requires putting the Bush administration on trial<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>December 20, 2014 2:30pm (UTC)<p><i>“There is no longer any doubt as to whether</i> …

6 Classic, Mad Men-Inspired Cocktails to Serve at Your Next Party

Try these fun new takes.<p>Classic cocktails made with whiskey, bourbon, rye, and gin are more popular than ever. Get to know them again, then try these fun new takes.

Scalia on torture morality: 'I don't think it's so clear at all'

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says torture -- depending on the circumstances, like if a nuclear bomb was planted in Los Angeles -- isn't necessarily off limits.<p>The justice who's been a mainstay of the high court's conservative wing for 28 years condemned the "self-righteousness of European …

10 Genius New Uses for Dish Soap

It helps with so much more than just cleaning greasy pots and pans.<p>Dish detergent might be a sink-side staple, but its cleaning power is incredibly helpful all over the house. Because the liquid is mild, it's often a great choice over harsher chemicals (plus, we bet you've got an ever-ready …

Robert Reich: Democrats enable the super rich

The former secretary of labor explains why the party is to blame for one our most destructive tax loopholes<p>Robert Reich<p>December 10, 2014 10:00am (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Robert Reich’s blog.<p>In Washington’s coming budget battles, sacred cows like the tax deductions for home mortgage interest …

Why millions of Christian evangelicals oppose Obamacare and civil rights

<b>Joni Ernst (AP/Justin Hayworth)</b><p>Religious fundamentalists believe end times are upon us. It’s no wonder they’re so desperate to cling to power<p>Daniel Silliman<p>December 10, 2014 11:15pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Religion Dispatches.<p>American evangelicals have been waiting for the world to …

Republicans promise new congressional push for 20-week abortion ban

<b>Senator Mitch McConnell (AP)</b><p>The GOP is expected to use its new Senate majority to curtail reproductive rights — immediately<p>Jenny Kutner<p>December 8, 2014 9:26pm (UTC)<p>Remember that string of GOP candidates who pretended to be pro-choice while they campaigned for the midterms, despite having records of …

Rand Paul’s latest ballot option: Dare Alison Lundergan Grimes to defy him!

<b>Rand Paul (AP/Stephan Savoia)</b><p>The senator is still trying to figure out how to run for both president and senator. Here’s another frisky idea<p>Jim Newell<p>December 2, 2014 7:53pm (UTC)<p>Senator Rand Paul is running for reelection in 2016. Can you believe it? He's also probably running for president in …

Case from popular “Serial” podcast moves through the appeals process

Attorney C. Justin Brown calls the step Adnan Syed’s “last best chance”<p>Sarah Gray<p>December 1, 2014 6:38pm (UTC)<p>There may be legal resolution for Adnan Syed, who was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, and who became the focal point of "Serial," an immensely popular podcast …

7 leading candidates for corporate rip-off of the year

<b>(Reuters/Kevork Djansezian)</b><p>Pharmaceutical companies are jacking up drug prices, while Wal-Mart is paying its employees with your money<p>Paul Buchheit<p>November 28, 2014 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>There are so many to choose from. Every one of these selections is an act of …

'Night Will Fall' an eye-opener about documenting Nazi camps

The documentary "Night Will Fall," receiving an Oscar-qualifying run in advance of its HBO premiere in January, is a masterfully constructed, eye-opening and, at times, eyes-averting look at an obscure chapter of Holocaust history. It's also one of the most harrowing cinematic journeys on the topic …

Ronald Reagan’s hip-hop nightmare: How an ugly cocaine controversy reignited 30 years later

<b>Jay-Z, Ronald Reagan, Kanye West (AP/Reuters/Benoit Tessier/Danny Moloshok/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The hip-hop community is convinced Reagan oversaw a vast trafficking network during the crack epidemic. Is it true?<p>Matthew Pulver<p>November 17, 2014 6:59pm (UTC)<p>Two recent films are reigniting a debate …

Photographer Captures Her Daughter’s Connection to the Sea in Graceful Underwater Portraits

Bahamas-based underwater photographer Elena Kalis and her daughter Sacha Kalis have a deep connection with the water. Elena has been an underwater …

10 insane, fear-mongering GOP lies this election cycle

<b>(AP)</b><p>Whether they’re attacking Obama or Michelle Nunn, Republicans are resorting to some of their dirtiest tactics<p>Zaid Jilani<p>November 1, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Halloween has come and gone, but the Republican Party is offering up its own scares, pulling out its …

Stewart, Colbert and Oliver for the win: Satire, millennials and fear of an extreme right-wing Senate

<b>Stephen Colbert, John Oliver (Comedy Central/HBO/Eric Liebowitz)</b><p>The midterms are now all about turnout. Our most honest news sources might make a surprising difference<p>Sophia A. McClennen • Remy M. Maisel<p>October 30, 2014 5:15pm (UTC)<p>This week "The Daily Show" ramped up their media coverage of …

Why income inequality is America’s biggest (and most difficult) problem

<b>Donald Trump (Reuters/Brendan Mcdermid)</b><p>It’s time to take take America’s wealthiest down a peg — but how?<p>Sean McElwee<p>October 26, 2014 10:58am (UTC)<p>Bold prediction: Rising inequality of income and wealth will be the most important political battleground over the next few decades.<p>Just take a look at …

Rachel Maddow says what we’re all thinking about John Oliver

<b>Rachel Maddow (MSNBC)</b><p>The MSNBC pundit says she’d love to “use dogs with fake paws to reenact Supreme Court oral arguments”<p>Sarah Gray<p>October 21, 2014 8:35pm (UTC)<p>Rachel Maddow addressed two very important issues surrounding the Supreme Court of the United States on Monday night. The first of which, …

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