The Rapid Decline in the Teen Birth Rate Remains a Giant Mystery

America's teen birth rate has been falling at an unprecedented rate for the past five years, which is great news; frustratingly, though, no one really knows why this is happening. (We do know that Teen Mom has yet to be ruled out as a contributing factor.) » 8/21/14 5:00pm 24 minutes ago

Rich People Work Out to Lose Weight, Poor People Take Diet Pills

The relationship between poverty and weight is a vital yet often downplayed aspect of the "obesity epidemic." Poor people have less nutritious food in their neighborhood stores (if they have stores at all), less money to buy it, less time to cook it, and less access to preventive medical care. But the fact that… » 8/21/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

Chris Pratt Visits Kids' Hospital in Guardians of the Galaxy Costume

Chris Pratt's campaign to become the most likable actor (person, even) in America continues apace. The actor made good on a promise to visit the pediatric ward of a hospital dressed in his Guardians of Galaxy costume yesterday, having shown up as Star-Lord at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, much to the delight and… » 8/21/14 3:40pm Today 3:40pm

You Don't Need To "Figure Out" Women To Sell Them A Car

The auto industry is constantly trying to capitalize on the next big "target market." Seeing as female buyers influence more than 80% of carbuying decisions, dealers and automakers are trying figure out what makes them tick, but it is really not that complicated. » 8/21/14 3:37pm Today 3:37pm

Katie Holmes Serves Prim and Proper Justice in Miss Meadows

In the trailer for Miss Meadows, Katie Holmes serves gun-toting vigilante justice all over a small town. Between shots of Meadows teaching children about courage and murdering bad guys, one line delivered by a male voice-over caught my ear; “Personally I'm not buying that a woman is pulling all this off.” » 8/21/14 3:20pm Today 3:20pm

Another Clinic Closes, Thanks to Ohio's Shitty Abortion Laws

Ohio's unnecessarily severe abortion restrictions have forced yet another clinic to close its doors permanently — leaving women in the Cincinnati area with only one abortion provider, which is also in danger of being shut down. And thus the pro-life mission to deprive women of control over their own bodies continues… » 8/21/14 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

21 Things I Learned from 131 Years of Ladies' Home Journal

Ladies' Home Journal was launched in 1883 by the Philadelphia-based Curtis Publishing Group; over its lifetime, it straddled three centuries. But it's a monthly publication no more—the staff has been gutted and it'll survive as nothing more than a "special interest publication" sold only on newsstands. I.e., a ghost. » 8/21/14 2:40pm Today 2:40pm

Bigots Use Robin Williams to Support 'Ex-Gay Conversion Therapy'

As if we haven't had enough of the Family Research Council's bigotry, they're at it again in a new essay horrifically connecting actor Robin Williams' history of overcoming alcohol and substance abuse through rehabilitation to the need for "sexuality reorientation," or, you know, that "conversion therapy" shit we know… » 8/21/14 2:01pm Today 2:01pm

George R.R. Martin Is Ready to Kill Your Favorite GoT Character

Anyone who's read "A Song of Ice and Fire" and/or watched its televised spin-off Game of Thrones knows that series author George R.R. Martin is notoriously cold and callous when it comes to killing off characters. No one is safe — in fact, Martin recently confirmed that he's prepared to wield his hammer of death… » 8/21/14 1:40pm Today 1:40pm

Forget the Hosts: The New View Is Going to Be All About SOCIAL MEDIA

Regular or semi-regular watchers of The View probably noticed that in the months before and after Barbara Walters' departure, the show started experimentin' a little bit. Most egregiously, they introduced a new thing with viewer selfies, which allowed people to submit photos of themselves with the stars on the screen… » 8/21/14 11:40am Today 11:40am