Practical College Courses That Don't Exist But Really Should

Why do we go to college? Is it to learn a skill? Is to learn how to think? Is it to meet a future mate? Is it to become a well-rounded person? Get shit-faced? Or is it purely a means to an end — a place to make valuable networking connections and net higher lifetime earnings? On some level it's all that stuff, and yet… » 2/26/14 4:50pm 2/26/14 4:50pm

Terrible New Arizona Law Forces Horrified Parents to Watch their…

It's tough to find a job in this sluggish economy, but now, thanks to a law about to take effect in the state of Arizona, there may soon be a need for something called a "fetal grief counselor" in the American Southwest. Thanks to anti-abortion lawmakers' efforts, starting Thursday, mothers of babies with fatal fetal… » 7/30/12 3:20pm 7/30/12 3:20pm

Hundreds of Stock Photos Add Up to One Very Sweet Love Story

To create an ad for Getty Images, agency AlmapBBDO sorted through some 5,000 stock photo images and found 873 of them that they pieced together to paint a picture of an entire life in one minute. From Love to Bingo is really quite remarkable, and it definitely shows the range of stock imagery—though now we need an… » 5/24/12 9:15pm 5/24/12 9:15pm

Congrats, New Grads! By the Way, You Don't Know Anything

It's the time of year when the internet is deluged with condescending lists of "advice for graduates"—stuff like "experience Paris" and "learn to wear purple until you laugh until you cry until you laugh"—and since all of that shit is just literal barf smeared on a laptop screen, I decided I might as well take a stab at it… » 5/16/12 1:50pm 5/16/12 1:50pm

A State-By-State Guide to 2012's Anti-Choice Laws (So Far)

No matter what you call this golden era in American legislating — the War on Women, the Imaginary War on Caterpillars, Tamponaroo — 2012 is, for better or worse, an exciting/harrowing time to have female anatomy, or to be a guy who enjoys having sexual relations with or cares about people who have female anatomy. But… » 5/11/12 11:10am 5/11/12 11:10am

Maurice Sendak Reflects on Life and Death

Here's a clip from the 2009 HBO documentary Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak in which the recently deceased and eternally beloved children's author reflects on the beauty and importance of life and death. » 5/09/12 7:00pm 5/09/12 7:00pm

Finally, a Reason to Stop Trying So Hard at Life

Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night and have a conversation in hushed tones with yourself about whether driving so hard to be a success in your professional life is really worth it? Well, here's some good news for you: It's not! A new study has found that ambitious people don't necessarily come out on top.… » 3/06/12 6:30pm 3/06/12 6:30pm

Why Not Let the World's Wisest 8-Year-Old Solve Your Problems For You?

Most of us made money selling lemonade when we were young, but not little Eve Hobsbawm. She's eight years old, and she's already a life coach in the making. She has her own website, called EveProblemSolver.com, which describes itself as, "A problem-solving consultancy founded by Miss Evie Mouse." Most adorably useful… » 2/27/12 9:30am 2/27/12 9:30am

DIY Abortions Will Be 2012's Hottest New Trend


Hey, girls, wanna know what's going to be hot in 2012? With funding being slashed for Planned Parenthood left and right and a group of nutjobs who think zygotes and corporations are people running for President, next year it's going to be super hard to afford a fancy storebought abortion. What to do? Do it yourself,… » 12/20/11 7:20pm 12/20/11 7:20pm

Heathen Pink Bibles Pulled From Shelves Due To Nefarious Planned…

Nearly every product imaginable, from Band-Aids to KitchenAid mixers, is now available in pink, and Americans are constantly encouraged to buy these items to support the fight against breast cancer. So why is a Christian bookstore furiously pulling pink Bibles from its shelves? Because they raise money for the Susan G. … » 12/16/11 9:50am 12/16/11 9:50am

Congress Prepares To Debate 'Let Women Die' Bill

Get ready to have your blood pressure raised: The overwhelmingly rich old white guys who run things in this country are about to start debating what should go on between your legs again. After quiet summer of talking about how everything that Barack Obama has ever done is killing jobs, conservatives are gearing up to… » 10/11/11 1:50pm 10/11/11 1:50pm

Tom Ford Thinks A Lot About Fat Women And Their Rolls Of Fatty Fat

  • Tom Ford, a man who immobilized his forehead with Botox, thinks people should go naked. Especially, well... "Fat women almost always look better without the constraint and lumpy pinching of clothes, all the straps and elastic squeezing and sucking." [ContactMusic]
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