FBI Sex-Trafficking Sting Saves 79 Teens and Rounds Up 104 Pimps

It was a busy weekend in the fight against sex trafficking. The FBI has announced that it conducted a three-day sweep that resulted in the rescue of 79 teens who were being held against their wills by sex-trafficking rings across the country. The FBI cooperated with state and local law enforcement authorities in the… » 6/25/12 10:00pm 6/25/12 10:00pm

Moms and Dads Are Both Equally Capable of Ruining Their Children's Lives

Have you been longing for scientific confirmation of what every adult has figured out in therapy or learned from watching TV? Well, you're in luck. It's now been proven that our parents can fuck us up like almost nothing else can. And it's not just our mothers who mess us up. It turns out our dads are equally… » 6/13/12 2:40pm 6/13/12 2:40pm

Horrible Pastor Advocates Beating the Gay Out of Young Kids [UPDATED]

There have been some very bizarre and unfortunate arguments made in service of fighting gay marriage, but one pastor in North Carolina has just taken discourse to a dreadful new low. Pastor Sean Harris of Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville thinks he's come up with a simple solution for preventing gay people from… » 5/02/12 11:20am 5/02/12 11:20am

Woman Saves the Day After Happening Upon a Father Trying to Kill His…

When one talks about being in the right place at the right time, that place isn't usually a cemetery. Yet that was exactly where 21-year-old Jaymisha Pires was this weekend with a friend when she saw a man starting to slice the arms of a young boy with a sharp object. The man turned out to be 30-year-old Joseph… » 4/30/12 11:55pm 4/30/12 11:55pm

That Thing Where Someone Breaks Into Your House and Tries to Breastfeed…

It looks like we have another thing to add to the list of horrifying things that can happen when you have a baby. Police have arrested a woman in Brookings, South Dakota for breaking into another woman's house and trying to breast feed her baby. The mother called police early Sunday morning after she discovered the… » 4/09/12 9:00pm 4/09/12 9:00pm

How Goldman Sachs Invested in Child Sex Trafficking

Investment bank Goldman Sachs isn't one of America's most popular institutions right now—given the country's anti-Wall Street sentiment and their participation in the near total collapse of the global economy. And now things are about to get a teensy bit worse for them. After a little digging, Nick Kristof of the New… » 4/02/12 11:20am 4/02/12 11:20am

Should You Tell Your Facebook Friends You've Had a Miscarriage?

People are comfortable sharing almost any kind of news on Facebook these days—from "I am so wasted right now" (good to know, bro) to "My dog/father/hairstylist/favorite physicist died today"—but there's one area that remains complicated, difficult to navigate Facebook territory: miscarriages. » 3/29/12 2:40pm 3/29/12 2:40pm

Teen Girl Forced to Stand on Busy Corner Holding an 'I Steal From My…

Kids usually don't think before they steal, but you can bet 13-year-old Natia Wade never thought she'd end up standing on the corner of a busy intersection holding up a hand-written sign that read, "I steal from my family." Wade, who lives in Memphis, ended up there after she racked up a record of taking things—mostly… » 2/15/12 10:30pm 2/15/12 10:30pm

Uh Oh: Your Baby Can Understand More Than You Think

Bad news for all you people who think your babies don't have a clue what you're saying: A new study has found that infants as young as six months can understand words being spoken to them. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania conducted two picture tests with infants, using images of food and body parts. In… » 2/15/12 9:30am 2/15/12 9:30am

Your Morning Cry: Woman Induces Labor So Her Dying Husband Can Meet His…

Last month, 52-year-old Mark Aulger was very sick with complications from his treatment for colon cancer. His wife Diane was pregnant and was just two weeks from her due date when the doctor informed them that Mark's condition was fatal. When he was told he only had five or six days to live, Mark said "I'd like to see… » 2/13/12 9:30am 2/13/12 9:30am