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Some People Think CrossFit Is Nutty and That Makes CrossFit Really Angry

Critics question its safety and its culture, but CrossFit’s aggressive response is a tad more worrisome.

4 Terrible Mistakes Can't Afford to Make With Ebola

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300 Million Infected With Ebola Hysteria

Many of the politicians who are now the biggest promulgators of Ebola hysteria fever were also the ones pushing the budget cuts over the last decade.

6 of America's Most Panicky, Misinformed Overreactions to the Ebola Virus

Imagine what would happen if Ebola was a widespread threat? In the U.S., there’s growing evidence that Ebola can be quarantined.

Oklahoma Man Opens Fire on Ex-Girlfriend for Not Leaving ‘Fast Enough’: Police

As the woman collected her belongings and prepared to walk out the front door, the man allegedly fired a “long gun” inside of the residence.

How a SWAT Team Killed an Innocent Man Outside His Childhood Home

A SWAT team mistook Sam Mullane for two suspects and shot him in the driveway. In the middle of the night of May 31, 2012, a SWAT team arrived at a house deep in Oregon’s coastal forest, searching for two men suspected of a brutal beating in nearby Yachats.

The Right's Lena Dunham Delusion: How Misogyny and Hatred Fuel Their Screeds

The National Review's hit piece was disgusting, but far from unique. There is an intractable kind of misogyny that resists all argument.

Monica Lewinsky Joins Twitter to Fight Online Shaming and Harrassment

The woman at the center of the Internet Era's first scandal says enough is enough when it comes to cyberbullying.

Special Note to Readers: AlterNet Regrets Author's Plagiarism

Articles by CJ Werleman discovered to have numerous examples of plagiarism. Dear Reader, it is with regret that we announce that frequent AlterNet author CJ Werleman was discovered to have failed to attribute text taken directly from other news and information sources.  AlterNet takes allegations of plagiarism seriously, and has removed Werleman's articles from our archives.

How Overblown Ebola Panic Could End Up Costing Billions

Fear is even more expensive than medical costs. According to a recent Gallup poll, nearly a quarter of Americans are worried about catching Ebola, despite the fact that their chances of actually getting it are vanishingly small at this point.

Paul Krugman Divulges Exactly Why Amazon Is So Evil and Dangerous

Case in point: Delivery times for Paul Ryan's book and book criticizing Koch brothers. Sometimes Paul Krugman eases into his column by writing metaphorically, or giving some valuable background.

The Toxic Marriage That Killed Comedy Legend Phil Hartmann

Reading Mike Thomas' bio of Hartman, nothing will prepare you for the horrific ending you already know is coming.

Alabama Jailers Let Prisoners Die From Easily Treatable Illnesses to Save Money

A 19-year-old died in jail as the result of a gangrenous wound in his foot. Three lawsuits recently filed in federal court accuse the state of Alabama of denying prisoners with easily treatable illnesses or injuries proper medical care resulting in the prisoner’s death.

What If New Atheists Stopped Screaming About Muslims and Actually Talked to Some?

Blanket statements fall apart when you’re confronted with the diversity of religious and nonreligious experiences.

Big Challenges Ahead in Fighting Ebola

A vaccine may not be ready for commercial use until late 2016. The World Bank warned the fight to stop Ebola was being lost, as the UN pleaded for more money to combat the escalating epidemic and global travel fears mounted.

What Was the First Act of Sexual Intercourse In the World Like?

Fossils of point to bony, L-shaped male organs and female ‘cheese-grater’ genitals. The first act of copulation has been traced back to ancient animals that were endowed with such cumbersome sexual organs they had to mate side by side.

Indecision Is Essential: Why We’re Looking at Our Tough Choices All Wrong

An exciting new theory posits that our trouble making choices is actually essential to learning who we are.

Big Pharma Has An Interest in Rich People Being Sick

What profit is there in a healthy population? The giant pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline said yesterday that its work on a vaccine for Ebola will “come too late” to do anything about the current situation.

Ancient Siberian Mummy Had Breast Cancer and Self-Medicated with Marijuana

Russian scientists make an important discovery. A team of Russian scientists has determined that the Siberian “ice maiden” likely died of breast cancer and used marijuana to treat the pain, The Siberian Timesreports.

I'm a Hazmat-Trained Hospital Worker: Here's What No One Is Telling You About Ebola

Here's what everyone is failing to report. Ebola is brilliant. It is a superior virus that has evolved and fine-tuned its mechanism of transmission to be near-perfect.