New App Will Help Keep You Safe When You're Walking Home Alone

As much as I like to grumble about how women's movement is limited by a world that makes us afraid to walk alone at night — it's something I grumble about whenever my mom forwards me a chain email that's like, "IF YOU'RE LEAVING THE MALL GET INTO YOUR CAR THROUGH THE PASSENGER'S SEAT!!!" — the fact remains that… » 4/17/14 6:50pm 4/17/14 6:50pm

Study Finds Racial, Gender Disparities in Helmet Use Among Kids

Bike helmets are, for bike-wielding kids with only a rudimentary understanding of their own motor skills, a necessary form of public humiliation Even really sleek, Tron-looking bike helmets are humiliating (and uncomfortable) to strap on, and, for a kid with a bike, the first true act of childhood rebellion is… » 10/26/13 3:00pm 10/26/13 3:00pm

That Woman Is Not Adam Lanza's Mother, and She's Distracting Us From…

In light of last Friday's tragic school shooting, some people are arguing that gun control is just a band-aid, and that access to mental health services in this country is the real problem. But the thing is, if I cut myself, I'm not going to say, "No, no band-aid for me, thanks! It won't heal the wound completely on… » 12/17/12 12:00pm 12/17/12 12:00pm

Killjoy Pediatricians Confirm That Trampolines Are Still Dangerous

Is it really shocking anymore when the hand-wringing medical powers-that-be expound on the dangers of trampolines? "Kids playing on trampolines can hit their heads!" "They can break their bones!" "They can get tangled up in that stupid netting like butterflies and flail wildly in the noonday sun until you, responsible… » 9/24/12 10:00am 9/24/12 10:00am

Crap, They Found Another Case of Mad Cow Disease (But Don't Spit Out…

The USDA announced today that it found a case of mad cow disease in a poor cow in California. Yikes. It is the first case of the dreaded disease to be seen here in six years, and while it sounds scary as shit, authorities say there's no reason to be alarmed because the U.S. food supply is not in danger. So keep… » 4/24/12 10:00pm 4/24/12 10:00pm

Online Dating Will Now Be Slightly Less Dangerous

Finding love on the internet is complicated enough, it would sure be nice to know that you don't have to worry about ending up on an awkward coffee date with a registered sex offender. Now, thankfully, you're about to have a little more protection in that department. Three big dating sites—Match.com, eHarmony, and… » 3/21/12 9:30am 3/21/12 9:30am

Here's the One Place You Should Probably Never Put Your Baby


Here we all were thinking the cocaine-smeared baby changing tables of the world were bad, but it turns out it can get a lot worse. Thanks to one missing letter, this innocent public changing table has been transformed into a terrifying baby-hanging apparatus. Though with a label like that, only a sick freak would do… » 1/15/12 11:30pm 1/15/12 11:30pm

Sports Bra Saves Stranded Hiker • L.A. Strippers Sue Clubs For Tips

An American hiker in the Bavarian Alps who was stranded for 3 days was rescued after she attached her sports bra to a cable used by lumberjacks to get their attention. • A new study has found that men are more likely to share their creative work online than women. • Lesbians are barred from donating blood in China… » 6/23/08 4:30pm 6/23/08 4:30pm