Majestic Capybara Debased By Adorable Puppies Crawling All Over Him

JoeJoe the capybara, an internet celebrity who often gallivants through life in stylish costumes, has finally had it. He'll do a lot for stardom, but you can see in the look in his squinty little eyes that having puppies use him as some kind of play structure wasn't in his contract. He will burn down everything those… » 9/02/14 5:10pm 37 minutes ago

Texas Cops 'Swarm' School, Pray Over 'Possible Fetus' Found in Bathroom

Dallas police reportedly "swarmed" a high school after a "possible fetus" was found in the bathroom, and announced that they were treating the girl who apparently miscarried and then "abandoned" the fetus as a "suspect." They were also praying for her, said Dallas Police Major John Lawton. Well, isn't that nice. » 9/02/14 4:30pm Today 4:30pm

Columbia Student Will Carry Her Mattress Until Her Rapist Exits School

Columbia University senior Emma Sulkowicz (who we have written about before) has taken her experience attending college with her rapist and turned it into her senior thesis project. "It's endurance performance art piece," Sulkowicz told the Columbia Daily Spectator about the endeavor, for which she will carry her… » 9/02/14 3:50pm Today 3:50pm

The Disturbingly Inexact Science Of Food Expiration Dates

It's an all too common ritual: A product in the kitchen passes its "best before" date, so you toss it. Trouble is, it was probably perfectly safe to eat — and you just wasted good food. This is a problem that's only getting worse. Here's what you need to know about "expired" foods — and how to make sure you're eating… » 9/02/14 3:48pm Today 3:48pm

Woman Who Left Kids in Car During Job Interview Regains Custody

There's some good news in the case of Shanesha Taylor, the 35-year-old homeless Air Force veteran who lost custody of her children after being arrested for leaving two of her kids in a car alone on a hot day while she attended a job interview. After five months, she has been granted full custody of her children. Her… » 9/02/14 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

I Was the Weirdest Person at BronyCon 2014

"Brony" is the nickname given to the adult (mostly male) fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Their community—which is large, voracious and one of the most widely-ridiculed fan collectives this side of Equestria—gathers annually in a convention center to celebrate their enthusiasm for friendship tolerance and… » 9/02/14 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

Twenty Days of Harassment and Racism as an American Apparel Employee

When I graduated college I moved to a new city and wanted a low-stress job that would allow me time to focus on creative projects. I knew people who had worked for American Apparel in the past, both in sales and at the LA headquarters, so I decided to interview for a part-time position. » 9/02/14 2:57pm Today 2:57pm

Groom Causes Brawl After Groping Pregnant Bartender on His Wedding Night

Weddings are probably the most common way for newlyweds to drunkenly embarrass themselves before all of their loved ones, but one belligerent groom definitely took that tradition too far. A wedding in Pittsburgh ended with fisticuffs and then handcuffs after the newlywed groom continuously felt up pregnant bartender… » 9/02/14 2:20pm Today 2:20pm

Lifetime, We Have to Talk About That Saved By the Bell Movie

Last night, Lifetime aired what was supposed to be The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story filled with drugs, threesomes and terrible-but-real portrayals of America’s sweethearts. What I watched was a bunch of teenaged spats, implied sex and Screech, the friend-starved child alcoholic. Lifetime, do better. » 9/02/14 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

Sit Back, Tell Us How Special You Are, and Win a Prize

While the drive to take quizzes and fill out surveys online is technically not included on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, it's nevertheless up there with eating, sleeping, and sex in terms of unstoppable human urges. When given the opportunity to reflect on your own special self by ticking off boxes— introvert or… » 9/02/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm