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Bill Cosby Has Finally Responded to the Rape Allegations


Bill Cosby finally broke his silence on the multiple rape allegations leveled against him, though his response is not exactly enlightening.

The Absurdity of How Walmart Treats Employees, in One Viral Thanksgiving Photo


It's well known that Walmart employees don't make much money, but one viral Thanksgiving photo may just capture exactly how poorly the country's largest employer treats their workers.

The Real Battle for Ferguson Is Being Fought by Its Young People


FERGUSON, MISSOURI — Michael Brown was killed on Canfield Drive, a residential tributary off West Florissant Avenue's main drag in Ferguson, Missouri.

No, Obama's Immigration Plan Doesn't Make Him an 'Emperor'


President Barack Obama announced a series of executive actions Thursday night that will protect millions of immigrants residing illegally in the United States from deportation and provide many of them with work permits.  Despite the fact that immigration is an exceptionally divisive issue, the bulk of the reaction to the announcement has centered on the way the president has chosen to pursue his agenda — specifically, the exercise of executive powers that bypass Congress.

Here's the Lawless Hellscape Washington Has Become After Legalizing Marijuana


The news: Four months after the sale of recreational marijuana began in Washington state, something remarkable has happened: Legal sales will likely bring in about $60 million more in revenue over the next five years than originally projected.

'Where the Sidewalk Ends' Just Turned 40 — and Matters Now More Than Ever


Where the Sidewalk Ends. The title alone is enough to take us back to our elementary school days, sitting on itchy classroom carpets, rapturously listening to our teacher read aloud some of the most beloved poetry ever written.

A Ferguson Investigation Casts Doubt on a Key Police Claim in Michael Brown Shooting


An investigation in Ferguson, Missouri, from journalist Shaun King has cast doubt on law enforcement's version of events just as the town — and the nation — prepare for the outcome of Officer Darren Wilson's grand jury investigation.

Stop the War on Drugs. Start the War on Obesity


Obesity is deadlier and more pervasive than drug abuse. According to a new study from the McKinsey Global Institute, obesity costs the United States $663 billion in health care expenses, lost productivity and anti-obesity investments every year.

Michael Brown's Father Has an Important Message for Ferguson Protesters


The news: As protesters and authorities alike await the decision of the grand jury investigating the circumstances of unarmed teenager Michael Brown's death, his father has an important message: There shouldn't be any violence in St.

Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love Reading Fiction


They tend to be more empathetic toward others.  It's not news that reading has countless benefits: Poetry stimulates parts of the brain linked to memory and sparks self-reflection; kids who read the Harry Potter books tend to be better people.

A 9-Year-Old Boy Perfectly Captures the Problem With "Being a Man"


When we talk about the unreasonable expectations of gender roles, we're normally talking about women.

A Fraternity’s Leaked Documents Reveal the Horrifying Truth about Rape Culture


When University of Edinburgh's newly minted Delta Kappa Epsilon's Alpha Sigma chapter put "feminists" as an agenda item, it shouldn't surprise anyone that the discussion wasn't exactly centering on female empowerment.

Obama Unveils Historic Immigration Plan and Challenges Republicans to 'Pass a Bill'


With Congress at an impasse, President Barack Obama has issued a sweeping series of executive actions that will shield up to 5 million people now living in the U.S.

Brain Scans Reveal What Dogs Really Think of Us


This partner story is part of BrainMic, a collaboration with GE to share the latest advances in brain research and technology.

5 Myths About Immigrants That Everyone Needs to See


President Obama will announce a series of executive actions Thursday night that will shield millions of immigrants who are in the U.S.

When Should You Call Someone an 'Illegal Immigrant'? Check This Chart


With a long-awaited executive order, President Obama is set to announce sweeping changes in how the U.S.

7 Charts Show Why Trickle-Down Economics Has Been an Enormous Failure


In 1974, an obscure economist scribbled some thoughts on a napkin that served as the engine for the most influential presidency of the past three and a half decades and the most unequal economy America has experienced since the Great Depression.  The napkin notes -- written by Arthur Laffer and later embraced by Ronald Reagan -- contained a figure illustrating the logic of "supply-side" economics, which translates to lowering taxes and regulations on corporations and the affluent in order to stimulate growth and have wealth "trickle down" to the rest of society.

So You Think Bill Cosby Is a Serial Rapist. Now What?


By now, almost everyone has heard about the multiple rape allegations against Bill Cosby. What was once a fairly taboo topic of conversation has shot to the forefront of the American consciousness due to the public statements of several of the alleged victims and the ensuing media firestorm.

There Was Another School Shooting Thursday — This Map Shows Every One Since Sandy Hook


Three students were injured early Thursday after a gunman opened fire at Florida State University's Strozier Library.  The shooter was killed by Tallahassee police after he reportedly opened fire at officers who were attempting to apprehend him.

This Brilliant Invention Could Change Every Coffee Drinker's Life Forever


Is your nearest Starbucks more than 100 feet away? Fear not, weary caffeine junkie. A startup has invented an on-the-go coffee maker.


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