We're only halfway through 2014, and state legislators have already introduced a whopping 468 restrictions intended to limit, control or otherwise regulate women's reproductive rights.
More and more of us will be single at age 40 — and we have our millennial status to thank. That’s the finding of an Urban Institute study that looked at marriage rates for previous generations and then projected them for younger folks.
The news: The United States is expected to receive its first Ebola-infected patient from the current, increasingly deadly outbreak throughout West Africa.
This week, when Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande's "Bang Bang" was released, the Internet erupted.
Who are the young men hellbent on holy war, making their way to Syria to fight? Turns out, they're fairly similar to the rest of their counterparts around the world.
Friday, July 25: Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian government consultant, dies in the city of Lagos, Nigeria, after testing positive for the Ebola virus.
One Seattle police officer found Washington state's new marijuana legalization laws "silly," and it sure seems like he decided to take matters into his own hands.
Graphic by Chris Walker. Data from the New America Foundation and the Cato Institute. Both figures in 2011 dollars.
Dating as an adult is challenging enough, but the process can seem like an almost impossible task if you're a woman of color, forced to combat racism in the process.
Adam O'Neal, the Republican mayor of Belhaven, N.C., just walked 273 miles in support of Obamacare. O'Neal is conservative and while he hasn't fully embraced the Affordable Care Act — "I understand some of the suspicions political leaders in my party have," he told the Washington Post — his state's decision to reject the expansion of Medicaid and one tragic death in his community paved the way for a political stand.
The news: Predicting if someone will die by suicide may be as simple as doing a blood test. It turns out that many people who try to end their life have a chemical alteration to a single gene, which scientists can spot with just a few drops of blood.
If Republicans love one thing, it's hating the federal government. But the states with conservative leaders who rail against government spending on social programs also benefit the most from it.
If Republicans love one thing, it’s hating the federal government. Since 2008, as the Tea Party movement has gained popularity across the U.S., the feds have been labeled anything and everything from “out of control,” in the words of Texas Gov.
The news: The Republican-controlled House of Representatives on Wednesday evening voted to sue President Obama over Obamacare.
The news: A massive majority of Floridians want weed legalized in their state, with a new Quinnipiac poll showing that an overwhelming 88% of likely voters favor medical marijuana.
Rape is one of the most dehumanizing experiences — but for many trauma survivors and witnesses of such trauma, especially those who courageously speak out about their experiences, the victimization doesn't end with the assault. Such was the case for one female Occidental College student, who was subjected to the violent, misogynistic sting of rape culture this summer. Her account is detailed within pages of a lawsuit filed on behalf of "John Doe," an Occidental student expelled last year from the Los Angeles school after he was found liable for sexual assault.
Richard Dawkins is a smart man; his contributions to the biological sciences are many. Too bad his expertise in biology doesn’t preclude him from making foolish and offensive claims about rape. Date rape is bad.