Ebola Is Temporarily Halting Female Genital Mutilation in Sierra Leone

The devastating Ebola outbreak in West Africa has one slim silver lining: it's temporarily putting a stop to the female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone, where the procedure is traditionally performed on most pre-pubescent girls. Bloomberg reports that many FGM practitioners are refusing to do the procedure, because… » 1/14/15 4:20pm 1/14/15 4:20pm

Bridal Shop Closing Due to Ebola Nurse's Visit May Be Saved After All

Yesterday, we reported that Akron Ohio's Coming Attractions bridal store — now known to many only as "the Ebola shop" — was closing due to the fact that no one wanted to buy dresses from a place where someone with Ebola (who has been cured) had been at one point in time. Now, the store might be saved! » 1/09/15 2:30pm 1/09/15 2:30pm

Latest Ebola Outbreak Caused By Bat Play, Horrifying Rain of Bats

While ebola hasn't been in the news as much in present weeks—prompting some to speculate that it's a government-created conspiracy meant to distract us from the real issues such as chemtrails—scientists have been busy at work behind the scenes figuring out exactly what caused the outbreak. Spoiler: It's probably bats. » 12/30/14 10:50am 12/30/14 10:50am

Nurse Kaci Hickox Still Won't Take No Quarantine, Goes For a Bike Ride

Everyone loves nurses, right? WRONG. Everyone loves nurses until they're like, "Wait, actually, I think for no scientific reason that you definitely have Ebola, so please sit alone for like three weeks with only your probably-not-Ebola-infected pet, an endless supply of ChexMix and your dwindling Netflix queue for… » 10/30/14 12:30pm 10/30/14 12:30pm

Mama June's Dated Sex Offenders Before, Sugar Bear Doesn't Want Custody

With all the shocking news that's come out about Mama June lately, it's kind of hard to be surprised by the latest nugget of information that's found itself out of the bleak and awful mess that is Mama June getting back together with her daughter's molester, but here it is anyway: This isn't June's first time at the… » 10/29/14 8:30pm 10/29/14 8:30pm

​Kaci Hickox Is Definitely Not Going to Follow Those Quarantine Rules

Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was placed in quarantine for three days upon returning from treating Ebola in Sierra Leone despite testing negative for Ebola, has been placed under a more relaxed quarantine in her Maine home. Still smelling traces of bullshit and paranoia, Hickox will not be following the updated… » 10/29/14 12:10pm 10/29/14 12:10pm

Do Not Try to Fight Ebola With a Dance Party

Time for the latest dispatch in our ongoing series, "Let's Stop Embarrassing Ourselves With Our Ebola Response, World." It's only human to feel a little alarmed at scale of this terrible epidemic (though you should not panic). But no matter how badly you want to help, maybe don't throw a tone-deaf dance party… » 10/27/14 1:30pm 10/27/14 1:30pm