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 5 minutes ago

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 7 minutes ago

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 25 minutes ago

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 55 minutes ago

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 57 minutes ago

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

New Details Emerge in Case of Horrifying British Sex Abuse Ring

It's been a week since a horrific report was released detailing the systematic child sexual abuse of approximately 1400 girls in Rotherham, England, between 1997 and 2013. The damning report, investigated by Professor Alexis Jay OBE, highlighted the failure of community leaders, council leaders, and of course police… » 9/02/14 12:45pm Today 12:45pm

Beauty Queen Won't Return Crown Until Pageant Organizers Apologize

May Myat Noe, the 18-year-old beauty queen from Burma who was recently stripped of her Miss Asia Pacific World title after turning down pageant officials' offer to buy her breast implants, has given a press conference to explain that she will not return her crown (worth $100,000) until receiving an official apology… » 9/02/14 12:15pm Today 12:15pm

Behind Every Bullied Woman Is a Man Yelling About Free Speech

Sunday's massive leak of photos of nude celebrities — including Jennifer Lawrence and Aubrey Plaza — spiraled out of 4Chan and Reddit, two web communities that fancy themselves promoters of free speech and privacy. Ostensibly, free speech and privacy are good things. But lately, those rights are so often invoked in… » 9/02/14 11:30am Today 11:30am

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