Penn State Frat Shut Down Following Sexual Harassment Investigation

Good riddance, Kappa Delta Rho: Penn State University shut down the notorious fraternity for three years following a sexual harassment investigation effective this past Tuesday. » 5/26/15 11:00pm Yesterday 11:00pm

Let's Take a Tour of Martha Stewart's Farm

Martha Stewart, the woman with a better everything than you, went on a drive around her farm yesterday and took a few dozen pictures documenting its perfection. Today she uploaded them to her blog, complete with detailed descriptions for each. Based on her post, I’ve created a brief guide for her Bedford, NY property. » 5/26/15 10:20pm Yesterday 10:20pm

Oregon is Attempting to Ban Upskirt Photos Taken Without Consent

Yes, you read that headline right: the state of Oregon is “attempting” to ban unwarranted upskirt photos. Because as is infuriatingly the case in many other municipalities, there’s a question of whether or not the practice of taking pictures of women’s genitals without their consent is entirely illegal. » 5/26/15 9:40pm Yesterday 9:40pm

The VA Can't Fund IVF for Soldiers Because Congress Loves Embryos More

As we exit another Memorial Day weekend full of solemn paeans to The Troops, the Washington Post reminds us that the Veterans Affairs Administration still won’t cover in vitro fertilization for injured returning veterans. The ban has been in place for nearly a quarter century, and it’s there to protect fertilized… » 5/26/15 8:15pm Yesterday 8:15pm

Very Dumb #BlameOneNotAll Campaign Is India's Answer to #NotAllMen

Mintified is an Indian website devoted to “inspiring” and/or “viral” posts, using Upworthy-style, desperate headlines. You’ve never heard of it before, you’ll never read about it here again, and you’re only reading these words at this exact moment because of the thunderous trainwreck that is their latest effort:… » 5/26/15 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

The Creepy Fundamentalist Homeschool Cult That Trained the Duggars

You know about the Duggars, the evangelical Christian family whose 19 children catapulted them to fame through Discovery Health specials and TLC show, 19 Kids and Counting, and you know about Josh Duggar, the eldest son, who admitted last week to molesting several underage girls as a teen—including his own sisters. » 5/26/15 6:28pm Yesterday 6:28pm

So Many Men Fell in Love With A Woman Who Never Existed

Social media creates a false sense of intimacy and, because we want to believe that people on the internet are who they say they are it’s still fairly easy for people to trick themselves into believing the beautiful stranger who’s taken an interest in them is made of flesh and blood and not ones and zeroes. In some… » 5/26/15 6:15pm Yesterday 6:15pm

Nigeria Fashion Week: Pretty Prints and Patterns for All Occasions

Africa Fashion Week Nigeria began Saturday in Lagos, and already there are a clutch of runway clothes for which I’d gladly hawk my whole wardrobe. Lovely prints were key, as some designers played with new ways of incorporating ankara and jacquard, all in super-modern silhouettes and bright color saturation that looked… » 5/26/15 6:15pm Yesterday 6:15pm

Ciara Is Roberto Cavalli's Latest Muse, Gorgeous as Ever

Twitter went wild over Rihanna’s stunning Dior spot, and the fact that she was the storied French fashion house’s first black woman spokesmodel. Now, we’re guaranteed to see at least one more black pop star in the fall/winter advert cycle: Ciara is the new face of Roberto Cavalli, another revered European design house… » 5/26/15 5:40pm Yesterday 5:40pm

A Good Flannery O'Connor Stamp Will Soon Be Easy To Find

Fifty years after her death, Flannery O’Connor has officially made it—she’s going to be on stamp. Set to be released as part of the USPS Literary Arts commemorative series, the stamp depicts O’Connor surrounded by peacock feathers. Linn’s Stamp News, my new favorite website, reported on the mail’s newest star.
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