Yes, Robert E. Lee Day is still a thingand it’s celebrated today in 2 states

January 23, 2018

Since the deadly white supremacist rally last August in Charlottesville, many cities in many Southern states have had to reckon with the ways they still celebrate the Confederacy. Dozens of memorials have been removed in over 25 cities since then, and even more are set to be taken down. While there are still some who claim that wiping away tributes to Confereate leaders is erasing history, many more lawmakers and…

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What is stopping women from cycling?

January 23, 2018

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch one woman’s cycle commute to work The bicycle was once a symbol of women’s emancipation, with suffragettes taking to two wheels to spread their message of equal rights. But the latest figures show a big gender divide when it comes to cycling. Why? About 50% fewer women than men cycle twice a week or more, according to walking and cycling charity…

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Ranking The Zodiac Signs By Who Is Easiest To Fall Out Of Love With

January 23, 2018

Yoann Boyer 1. Scorpio Being the easiest to fall out of love with probably shouldn’t surprise you too much, Scorpio. It’s easy to fall out of love with you because things go from bliss to discontentment pretty quickly. Because of your magnetic nature, people fall hard for you and they fall fast. But when the relationship gets more serious, your jealous, obsessive, and secretive sides come out, which makes it…

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8 Ways Celebs Get Their Bodies Ready For Award Shows

January 23, 2018

Award shows are about so much more than which movies are worth seeing this year. The 75th Golden Globes were on last night, and ICYMI, almost every woman wore black to show support for the Time’s Up movement and Oprah gave the best speech in the history of award show speeches—two important talking points. While we’re totally into the all-black wardrobe choice, we’re also literally floored by how good everyone…

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The Physics of the 69-Degree Intersection That Kills Cyclists

January 23, 2018

Sometimes when I see an awesome analysis on the internet, I just want to make it more awesomer. Really, this should be everyone's goal on the internet—either make stuff or make it more awesome. In this case, it's a post from Singletrack (and also covered by Boing Boing) looking at a particular crossroad in the United Kingdom that leads to a large number of accidents between bicycles and cars. One…

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Confessions Of A Professional Disney Princess

January 23, 2018

When I played the role of Belle in a junior production of ”when I was 13, iprofessionallykids and their parents as a Disney princess party performer in Los Angeles, I wouldn’t have believed you. Sometimes, I still have a hard time believing it, and I’ve been doing it for three years. The most popular princess is Elsa, hands down. However, I get requested for and sent out as Belle the…

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Sam Bee Goes Off on Ashleigh Banfield for Defending Aziz Ansari

January 22, 2018

The Catherine Deneuve to Shitty Media Men list, or as she called it the Scaramucci of lists, because of how fast it had to be taken down due to threats against the women outing their colleagues as predators. The list also let women know they werent alone. You know, the whole me too component, she said. The backlash began when men started to fear that rapists and bad dates were…

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As Trumps Racism Pisses Off an Entire Continent, Oprah Winfrey Starts to Make More Sense

January 22, 2018

This week, America endured two new developments in the continuing chaos of our politics: Donald Trumps reprehensible slander against the 54 nations on the African continent and the people of Haiti; and the floating of Oprah Winfrey as the 46th American president. The two seem unrelated. I would suggest they are not. Trumps inability to contain his racist tick once again exposed the crude xenophobia and fear of the future…

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40+ Things People Dont Realise Youre Doing Because Of Your Depression

January 22, 2018

Sarah Schuster is the mental health editor at The Mighty, and she decided to find out how depression manifests itself in ways other people can’t see. Asking community members on The Mighty Facebook page the question: “What’s something people don’t realise you’re doing because you live with depression?” The response was eye-opening. Below is a list of some of the things that people had to say. Scroll down to check…

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‘Paddington 2’ snatches new record for best-reviewed film of all time

January 22, 2018

You deserve it, Paddington, but we don't deserve you.Image: Warner bros. pictures In officially the best story of 2018, Paddington 2 — a movie about a polite CGI bear who wears a raincoat — has critics eating out of the palm of his furry hand.  Maintaining its 100 percent score with 165 reviews, it has officially surpassed Lady Bird, which held the same title until 1 out of the 164…

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ICYMI: Maryse & The Miz Are Getting Their Own Total Divas Spinoff With An ADORABLE Title!

January 22, 2018

The rumors were true! Maryse and Mike “The Miz” Mizanin are the next Maryse has been a main cast member on Total Divas since season six. Hubby Mike is no stranger to reality TV — he got his start on MTV‘s Real World and later Real World/Road Rules challenge long before making his name in the ring. WWE announced the news on Monday, with the couple saying: “Miz & Mrs….

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Actress Jameela Jamil Gives Men A Lesson In How Not To Be Like Aziz Ansari

January 22, 2018

In the wake of sexual assault allegations against comedian Aziz Ansari, Jamil, star of the TV series “The Good Place,” has some advice. In a post on her website titled “What We Need to Learn from the Aziz Ansari Clusterfuck,” Jamil says she has “no right, nor inclination, to comment,” on the assault allegations against Ansari, and instead focuses on the concept of consent. Jamil points to the “bullshit fantasy” of pornography as a…

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6 Underrated Ab Exercises You Need To Add To Your Workout Routine

January 21, 2018

People tend to save ab workouts for like, 10 minutes before spring break when you realize your juice cleanse was pointless so you resort to a few crunches and a 30-second plank. Most people don’t know that working your abs is about so much more than getting a visible six-pack in your bikini. In fact, all the crunches in the world prob wouldn’t give you those sort of results. Having…

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GCHQ Is Using This Puzzle To Recruit Aspiring Spies Try It Out

January 21, 2018

GCHQ put a puzzle on the radio to entice recruits — and you can try it here. The listening agency is pushing hard to recruit a more diverse staff, especially women. LONDON — GCHQ, the British government’s listening agency, has broadcast a puzzle in an effort to encourage potential spies — particularly young girls — to pursue a career in the highly-classified organisation. The challenge was supplied to BBC Radio…

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Inside the 4-Day Disaster that Nearly Broke JFK Airport

January 21, 2018

Even before a water main broke and flooded much of Terminal 4 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport early Sunday afternoon, the travel hub resembled a warzone, populated by blank-eyed employees and civilians, none of them quite sure what had happened over the past few days, and none of them happy about it. “I’m sure somebody was ready to poke a pencil in their eye,” says Patti Clark,…

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Republicans are heading for the exits with a Democratic wave looking more likely

January 21, 2018

(CNN)On Wednesday, California Rep. Darrell Issa announced his retirement from Congres, the latest senior Republican to walk away from Washington amid mounting fears that a Democratic wave — fueled by President Donald Trump’s terrible approval ratings — is headed toward Washington this fall. There are, as always, mitigating circumstances. California could be a political killing field for Republicans in 2018 given that the state’s primary system may well mean that…

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President Ivankas First Year in Office

January 21, 2018

Fire & Fury, portrays a Trump campaign and administration populated by thirsty idiots and headed by a Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have an earnest deal between them, that if either of them runs for president, it will be Ivankamaking Ivanka the first female president, not Hillary Clinton. As though that pair were a beloved power couple, a political Beyonce and Jay-Z. As though they were in a mental footrace,…

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Michael Wolff released an excerpt from his tell-all Trump book, and everyone is freaking out

January 21, 2018

Donald Trump trying to figure out this whole president thing.Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images On the third (yes, only the third) day of this fresh new year, quotes taken from Michael Wolff’s upcoming book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, began to surface online, sending the internet into a straight-up meltdown. Those lines featured Steve Bannon calling Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russians “treasonous.” Shortly afterward, Wolff released a…

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Trump says he would beat Oprah in 2020

January 21, 2018

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump said Tuesday he would beat Oprah Winfrey in a potential 2020 presidential match-up, though he doesn’t think she will end up running. Winfrey is “intrigued by the idea” of a presidential bid, best friend and CBS “This Morning” co-anchor Gayle King said Tuesday, and is taking the idea seriously, per friends of the former talk show host. Her speech on the #MeToo movement at Sunday’s Golden…

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How one woman’s tattoo journey allowed her to overcome bullying and beauty standards.

January 21, 2018

Caroline Grace is covered head to toe in tattoos. They make her stand out, but that wasn’t always her goal, especially as a teenager. Brand new tragic kingdom dress from @westernevil 🔥www.westernevil.com A post shared by Carolina (@curaline) on Sep 4, 2017 at 6:48pm PDT “I didn’t like the way I looked,” Caroline admits. “I started to wear makeup to feel good about myself. But then I’d get bullied for…

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The internet’s cracking up over this very telling pic of Doug Jones’ son.

January 20, 2018

On Wednesday, January 3, 2017, Doug Jones was sworn into the U.S. Senate. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images. Jones, whose special election victory over republican Roy Moore flipped Alabama politics on its head, was joined by his wife Louise, and sons Carson and Christopher for the occasion. Carson, Doug, Louise, and Christopher Jones. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images. The ceremony was relatively uneventful, all things considered. But one photo from…

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20+ Times People Deeply Regretted Being Assholes To Other People (New Pics)

January 20, 2018

Packed with the strangest, cleverest and funniest acts of vengeance, this series proves that what goes around comes around. From jerks destroying kids’ snowmen to obnoxious creeps stalking women, it seems that these folks tried really hard to make enemies. And they’ve succeeded. Scroll down to check out what retaliation people are capable of when pushed to their limits and let us know in the comments if you think the…

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9 celebrity feuds of 2017, starring Donald Trump

January 20, 2018

(CNN)Whether you relish President Donald Trump’s combative style or are overcome with anxiety when he tweets, one thing is clear: Trump never backs down in a feud, and he is not likely to start in 2018. “I learned it in high school, you’ve got to hit a bully really hard, really strongly, right between the eyes,” Trump writes and relates a story about his celebrity archnemesis Rosie O’Donnell to illustrate…

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There’s A Really Dumb Reason Why Some Teens Are Eating Tide Pods

January 20, 2018

The so-called “Tide Pod Challenge” is currently one of the leading memes on social media, where people joke of feasting on the colorful capsules and ― yes ― others actually post videos of themselves chowing down on them. That was one year after company Procter & Gamble introduced the liquid laundry packets and two years before satirical website, The Onion, published a column about a toddler confessing his plans to eat “those…

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Bill Murray Slays As The ‘Bannon Cannon’ On ‘Saturday Night Live’

January 20, 2018

The sketch scorched Bannon, “shithole” diplomacy and even journalist Michael Wolff in an “SNL” take on “Joe In The Morning.”  “There were baby races,” says Armisen. “Trump would ask to have two babies placed in his office, usually of different ethnicities. Someone would put a bowl of Goldfish crackers on the other side of the room. Trump would say, ‘A thousand bucks on the black one.’”  As for the truth of…

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‘Tidal wave of waste’ hits storm beaches

January 19, 2018

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThis video of a beach in Newquay, Cornwall shows the scale of the problem Storm Eleanor has left Cornish beaches littered with waste scooped up from the seabed by the waves. Martin Dorey, of campaign group #2minutebeachclean, said it was a “tidal wave of waste” and removing it would be a mammoth task. The effects of the storm and the waste it…

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