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  • Village Wants HIV-Positive 8-Year-Old Kicked Out

    19 December 2014, 5:45 pm by: Newser

    The stigma of having HIV is alive and well in a small Chinese village: Its residents want to banish 8-year-old “Kun Kun” (a fake name being used to protect his identity) for his illness, UPI reports. At least 200 Xichong locals, including the boy’s own…
  • Stephen Collins Claims He’s “Not A Pedophile”

    19 December 2014, 5:45 pm by: Claire Hannum

    Child molester and former “7th Heaven” star Stephen Collins told Katie Couric he is “not a pedophile” because “a pedophile is someone who is mainly or wholly attracted to children. I’m not. I had a distortion in my thinking where I acted out in…
  • Did Vaccines Give YOUR Child The Gay? Morons Investigate!

    19 December 2014, 5:00 pm by: Robyn Pennacchia

    Are you concerned that measles, mumps and rubella aren’t the only things your child is being vaccinated against? Could the same shot that immunizes your daughter against deadly viruses could also be immunizing her against the dick? Could that shot in the…
  • Admit It, At Some Point You’ve Been Tempted To Start An Airplane Brawl Like This One

    19 December 2014, 4:30 pm by: Claire Hannum

    I kid, but this is actually terrible: yesterday, a brawl broke out between three women on an Air China flight from Chongqing to Hong Kong over a crying baby. Two women were woken up mid-flight by crying, so they confronted the baby’s mom, a 27-year-old…
  • 2014: The Year In Jenna Marbles Being Weird

    19 December 2014, 4:00 pm by: Rebecca Vipond Brink

    Jenna Marbles is one of my greatest pleasures. My thoughts on Jenna Marbles are almost unequivocally positive. I started watching her channel when she posted “Some Idiot/How Sports Bras Work” about Yuksul Aytug’s truly idiotic comments about female…
  • Willie Robertson From “Duck Dynasty” Is “Trying To Figure Out” Whether Being Gay Is A Choice

    19 December 2014, 3:30 pm by: Claire Hannum

    Remember last year when Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” compared homosexuality to bestiality and terrorism and the world was rightfully outraged? Now, his son Willie Robertson has spoken out about the fiasco to Larry King. Willie told King that he…
  • Christmas Crunk: 11 Cocktails To Inspire Holiday Cheer

    19 December 2014, 3:00 pm by: Rebecca Vipond Brink

    Goodness knows the holidays can be stressful for a lot of reasons — shopping, spending time with your family, travel, being needled into conversations you don’t want to have, attending parties when you’re an introvert and would really just like to stay…
  • This Woman’s Solo Christmas Cards Capture The Joy Of Being Single This Holiday Season

    19 December 2014, 2:45 pm by: The Gloss

    What happens when your parents kick you, their last remaining single daughter, out of their Christmas card? If you’re as mind-blowingly awesome as our friend Bridget here, you create your own Christmas card that celebrates the joy of being single in all its…
  • Watch This Woman Make The Most Impressive Move In Jenga History

    19 December 2014, 2:30 pm by: Katie Oldenburg

    Caution: Do not try this at home, ladies and gentlemen. (But if you do, please record it and send it to us, because that shit’s bound to be hilarious.) When Redditor dkbobby‘s family gathered ’round the table to play a harmless game of Jenga, little did…
  • Make It Stop: “My Friends Are Always Late And I Am Over It”

    19 December 2014, 2:00 pm by: Anna Goldfarb

    I have a few friends who cannot make it anywhere on time. We’re all busy and yet, I still manage to make it to places on time. What can I do to make them show up? As someone who was awarded the “most punctual” award in eighth grade, I totally feel your…
  • Breaking: Actress Has Priorities Other Than Weight Loss

    19 December 2014, 1:30 pm by: Claire Hannum

    “It took nine months to build. It should take nine months to get off. I wanted fettuccini alfredo. I didn’t want a barbell…I was like, ‘Don’t talk to me about how fast and fabulous you are or it came off. That was not my experience. I’m having…
  • Mommie Dearest: Pregnant Women In The U.S. Deserve Access To Midwives

    19 December 2014, 1:00 pm by: Avital Norman Nathman

    Earlier this month, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), a U.K. organization that provides national health care advice and guidance, released a report on the care of healthy women and their babies during childbirth. The report stated…
  • Rich Video Game Dude Buys The House Beyoncé And Jay Z Wanted

    19 December 2014, 12:30 pm by: Katie Oldenburg

    Just when you thought there was no one more powerful in the free world than Beyoncé and Jay Z, some computer nerd comes along and is like SIKE! According to TMZ, Swedish video game programmer Markus Persson dropped $70 million in CASH for a 23,000 square foot…
  • Upstanding Human Wants To Trademark “I Can’t Breathe” For Commercial Purposes

    19 December 2014, 12:00 pm by: Robyn Pennacchia

    According to a report from The Smoking Gun, one Catherine L. Crump, 57, of Waukegan, Illinois has attempted to file a trademark on the phrase “I Can’t Breathe” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the purposes of selling “hoodies and…
  • Stephen Colbert Says Goodbye With A Musical Number & A Few Famous Friends

    19 December 2014, 11:30 am by: Claire Hannum

    The finale of “The Colbert Report” aired last night, and it included a visit from a freakish number of celebrity guests to sing him a send-off song. That guy sure has a lot of friends! Stephen will take David Letterman’s place on the “Late Show” next…
  • Cameron Diaz & Benji Madden Are Engaged — Supposedly!

    19 December 2014, 11:00 am by: Amelia McDonell-Parry

    Cameron Diaz is apparently engaged to Benji Madden, brother of Joel Madden, who’s married to Nicole Richie. [People] Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks’ feud rages on, with Igloo calling Azealia an “angry, miserable human being” after Azealia criticized the…
  • Frisky Q&A: “Daily Show” Correspondent Jessica Williams Gets Scientific

    19 December 2014, 10:00 am by: Claire Hannum

    Last week, “Daily Show” correspondent Jessica Williams paid a visit to the NYU science labs to conduct some #EmojiScience experiments. The GE #EmojiScience campaign set out to prove that there’s science in everything by creating experiments that relate…
  • Michele Bachmann Interview Perfectly Exemplifies The Dunning-Kruger Effect

    19 December 2014, 9:30 am by: Robyn Pennacchia

    In 1999, David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University’s Department of Psychology began testing a theory that occurred to them after hearing a story about a man who thought — because lemon juice could be used as an “invisible ink” — that  he…
  • 2014: The Year In Celebrities Who Inspire Love/Hate

    19 December 2014, 9:00 am by: Rebecca Vipond Brink

    We expect celebrities to be perfect, either in that they’re totally loveable or totally detestable — but so often, that isn’t the case. Check out our gallery of celebrities who were polarizing in 2014, but who aren’t always what they’re made out to…
  • Ashlee Simpson Is Pregnant!

    18 December 2014, 6:30 pm by: Claire Hannum

    Ashlee Simpson and her husband Evan Ross are expecting their first child together! Ashlee also has a six-year-old son, Bronx, with ex-husband Pete Wentz. [Cosmopolitan] On the heels of the cancellation of “The Interview,” Paramount has pulled screenings of…
  • 2014 Was The Year Of Outrage

    18 December 2014, 6:03 pm by: Rebecca Vipond Brink

    Check out Slate’s comprehensive interactive calendar of everything that has outraged us this year, day-by-day. [Slate] Sony CEO Michael Lynton apologized for claiming in a hacked e-mail that alcohol is to blame for sexual assault and that assault rates…
  • RIP Society: This Elementary School Took Away A Blind Boy’s Cane And Gave Him A Pool Noodle…

    18 December 2014, 5:00 pm by: Katie Oldenburg

    Nothing says “Merry Christmas” quite like taking away a blind child’s cane and replacing it with a pool noodle. At least, that’s what one elementary school in Kansas City thought. After an eight-year-old blind boy, Dakota Nafzinger, was reprimanded by…
  • 10 Ways To Win Her Back If You’re A Dude In A Rom-Com

    18 December 2014, 4:45 pm by: Huffington Post Women

    In the sacred tradition of the American rom-com film, the romantic hero can get away with pretty much anything — so long as he redeems himself with one big, bold romantic gesture five minutes before the movie ends. Touched by his brave display of affection,…
  • Two Charged In #JadaPose “Viral” Gang Rape Of 16-Year-Old Girl

    18 December 2014, 4:30 pm by: Robyn Pennacchia

    Two teenage boys have been charged in Houston, Texas for the gang rape of a 16-year old girl this past June. According to the victim, Jada, she drank some punch offered to her by a boy at a party she was attending, which turned out to be spiked. She says she…
  • The Most Common Misheard Song Lyrics Of 2014

    18 December 2014, 4:00 pm by: Katie Oldenburg

    Every year, Jeff Wyanski of Pleated Jeans compiles a video montage of the year’s most misheard music lyrics. For 2014′s roundup, we hear from Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, MKTO, Jason Derulo and a bunch of other artists who clearly had issues…
  • This Judy Garland GIF Sums Up All My Feelings On #MeninistTwitter

    18 December 2014, 3:30 pm by: Rebecca Vipond Brink

    Buzzfeed just posted a collection of #MeninistTwitter tweets, and the hashtag is such a hot mess of contradictory motives, logical fallacies, and bad rhetorical skills that I actually consider it beneath a formal response. My only addendum to Judy’s total…
  • Donate Your Voice To Help Improve Quality Of Life For People With Speech Impairments

    18 December 2014, 3:10 pm by: Rebecca Vipond Brink

    If you really want to help other people but you’re not exactly fond of leaving your house, here’s a great opportunity: Donate your voice to VocaliD, a company that’s developing technology to match people with speech impairments who use text-to-speech…
  • Michelle & Barack Obama Talk Racial Profiling

    18 December 2014, 2:30 pm by: Claire Hannum

    “I think people forget that we’ve lived in the White House for six years. Before that, Barack Obama was a black man that lived on the South Side of Chicago, who had his share of troubles catching cabs … I tell this story – I mean, even as the first…
  • Girl Talk: What My Mom Taught Me About Motherhood

    18 December 2014, 2:00 pm by: Rebecca Vipond Brink

    I was in an online networking group, for a while, in which there coincidentally happened to be many, many children of narcissistic parents, mothers especially. Well, either it was a coincidence, or there are more narcissistic parents in the world than one…
  • Here’s Why Republicans Oppose Ending The Cuba Embargo

    18 December 2014, 1:30 pm by: Robyn Pennacchia

    Yesterday, President Obama announced his plans to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba, which has been the subject of a trade and travel embargo since October 19, 1960 — two years after the overthrow of the Batista regime. The embargo was enacted largely due…

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