Is Brie Larson the New, Lower-Key Jennifer Lawrence? 

Lest I be accused of pitting women against one another, just know, I really don’t care about your opinion. Also, these two actresses are both blonde-ish, tall, white, and immensely talented, so the comparison really isn’t much of a stretch. Why point out this parallel now? Lawrence, of course, is best known for her… »10/11/15 10:20pm10/11/15 10:20pm


Storytime With Mom: A Genealogy of Rape

"If two people come together," my mother began, "who've never had any power except by the way of abuse, it's going to be bad. Both of us had power exerted over us as children. I eventually learned that as an adult, I was still doing the dance, seeking out abusive relationships. That doesn't mean it was my fault. But… »3/01/15 3:13pm3/01/15 3:13pm

Here Are the Most Painful Ways to Learn That Santa Doesn't Exist

I'm going to start with the story of how I learned that Santa didn't exist. It's not a happy story, as these types of stories generally aren't, but I'm laughing about it now. And I hope that the people whose stories were compiled into a list of painful revelations on Buzzfeed are laughing too. Or at least have a good… »12/24/14 5:00pm12/24/14 5:00pm

Therapy Pit Bull Helps Girl Get Ready for Fourth Grade at Sandy Hook

Since even really stupid, useless dogs can be wonderful companions, it stands to reason that especially intuitive dogs can effectively help people cope with the most devastating kinds of psychic trauma. Jeffrey, a nine-year-old Staffordshire terrier that was hours away from being euthanized when he was rescued and… »8/25/13 5:00pm8/25/13 5:00pm

Child Abuse & Military Combat Have Similar Effect On The Brain

It's well known that experiencing or even just witnessing abuse as a child can have a significant effect on a person's development, and now researchers are looking into exactly how violence changes children's brains. A new study found that children who've been exposed to violence at home have such a profound reaction… »12/05/11 11:56pm12/05/11 11:56pm