'Let's Have a Panda,' Says NY Congresswoman With Extremely Good Priorities 

“Securing pandas for any American city is an undertaking of extraordinary diplomatic and financial complexity,” writes the New York Times, in a piece about Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney’s extremely specific quest to bring two pandas to New York City. “The costs of leasing pandas from China, feeding them and building a…

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From Escaped Llamas to Carrie Fisher to @fart: A List of 2015's Most Relatable Heroines 

If you can trust the internet to reliably do anything, you can trust it to tell you that some bullshit is inspiring when some bullshit generally is not. A quick survey of certain prominent websites’ use of the word proves very inauspicious: one offender, for example, labels the following as inspirational—body positive…

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Flesh-Eating Disease Victim Aimee Copeland on her Loss of Limbs: "It's Just How the Cookie Crumbles"

Aimee Copeland, the 24-year-old woman who made headlines after she lost her hands and most of her legs to a flesh eating bacterial infection (known as necrotizing fasciitis) that she sustained in a zip-lining accident last Spring, has now recovered enough to make press appearances and talk about her nightmarish…