Homeless Women Are Often Denied the Simple Luxury of Pads and Tampons

Of the all the extreme challenges faced by homeless people, the lack of access to menstruation products is one that, for many homeless women, is among the worst and most humiliating. » 1/15/15 7:00pm 1/15/15 7:00pm

Homeless Mother Arrested For Leaving Kids in Car During Job Interview

Shanesha Taylor, a mother of two from Scottsdale, Arizona, was called in for a job interview last week. Because she's homeless and doesn't have access to childcare, she had to leave her six-month-old and 2-year-old in the car with the windows cracked while she did the interview. While she was gone, police were called… » 3/28/14 6:15pm 3/28/14 6:15pm

Saved By the Bell Drops Some Knowledge

So I'm enjoying my snow-free snow day and I'm watching some Saved By the Bell because WHY WOULDN'T I? I'm watching Home For Christmas, Part 1 (Season 4, Episode 24 - GOOD MORNING MISS BLISS COUNTS) and Saved By the Bell is throwing down some real truth. » 12/11/13 9:01pm 12/11/13 9:01pm

Colbert Sticks It to the Homeless with 'Homeless for the Holidays'

Fox News' Bill O'Reilly and John Stossel have dedicated much of the holiday season to fighting against the worthy cause of homelessness — I'm, sorry. Did I say "homelessness?" Because what I meant to say was that they've dedicated much of the holiday season to fighting against the homeless — as in the people who don't… » 12/10/13 2:20pm 12/10/13 2:20pm

State Rep 'Fixes' Homelessness by Smashing Homeless People's Stuff

Hawaii State Representative Tom Brower is plum fed up with homeless people, all homelessing around on the streets not having homes, right out there where good homeful people can see them. It's like, UGH, why don't they just go ho—er, um, nm. Fortunately for everyone (oh, except for the victims of the social travesty… » 11/19/13 3:15pm 11/19/13 3:15pm

'Gritty' Homelessness Tour Guarantees Unforgettable Adventure

Homelessness is badass, according to this guided three day "sub-urban adventure" tour of the "gritty underbelly" of Seattle, which can be yours for $2,000. » 10/02/13 6:50pm 10/02/13 6:50pm

Homeless Teenage Girl Graduates as Valedictorian, Is a Total Badass

What was your excuse for not being valedictorian of your high school graduating class? Mine was Law & Order. Those weekday marathons sucked me in within minutes, and before I knew it, it was 11pm and all I had learned about human anatomy was what Detective Briscoe and the medical examiner had discussed over the dead… » 5/24/13 12:10pm 5/24/13 12:10pm

New York Police Officer Buys Shoes for Barefoot Homeless Man, Says 'I…

Stop the presses — there's some heartwarming news coming out of the NYPD! Yesterday, a photo depicting an unknown New York City cop giving a pair of winter boots to a homeless man went viral after the woman who took it (a tourist and fellow police officer from Arizona) posted the picture to the NYPD's Facebook page… » 11/30/12 4:20pm 11/30/12 4:20pm

San Francisco Aims to Limit Panhandling Through the Power of Adorable…

While San Francisco is known for being one of the most dog-friendly cities in the United States, the city has recently seen a spike in the number of abandoned dogs brought into area animal shelters, with 2,424 dogs taken in in the last fiscal year, compared to 1,939 in 2008. Equally distressing, San Francisco has long… » 7/09/12 12:30pm 7/09/12 12:30pm

New Homeless-Inspired Fashion Spread Is Super Tasteful!

Oh, look: it's fashion, engaging with the social issues of the day again! Are you a homeless poor? Do you sleep on a flattened cardboard box? Do you tote your possessions from place to place in recycled shopping bags? You've just gone into style, darling.
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Porn Site Accused Of Exploiting Homeless Men In "Beatdowns"

Today in news that will make you lose your faith in humanity: two homeless men are suing a porn producer, alleging that his company recruited them to get savagely beaten on camera. » 4/13/11 2:45pm 4/13/11 2:45pm

Woman Donates Wedding Banquet From Canceled Wedding To The Hungry

A Colorado's woman's wedding was called off at the last minute, so the banquet was turned into a dinner for people in need. Hollywood bridal movie spinners, take note. » 12/06/10 2:30pm 12/06/10 2:30pm

Life On the Streets Is Tough. Being Homeless At 97 Is Tougher.

How do you envision your life at 97? For one woman, life is lived in the front seat of 1973 Chevrolet Suburban with her two sons, spending the days panhandling and scrounging for social services. Bessie Mae Berger is homeless. » 10/16/09 3:40pm 10/16/09 3:40pm

"Miss Homeless" Pageant Gives Winner A Home — The Rest Are Out Of Luck

The winner of Belgium's "Miss Homeless" pageant will get a rent-free apartment for a year. The losers go back to being homeless. One critic says, "I am outraged. These girls turned into puppets parodying their own life. Absolutely pathetic." [Sun] » 10/13/09 6:30pm 10/13/09 6:30pm

Today In Homelessness & Fashion: An Internship, An Ill-Advised Photo…

We were psyched to learn that a homeless blogger won an internship with Elle's E. Jean — and a lot less excited about W's "homeless chic" photo shoot. » 8/25/09 1:20pm 8/25/09 1:20pm