Let’s break down 15 terrible excuses from accused sexual harassers and predators.

Let’s break down 15 terrible excuses from accused sexual harassers and predators.
The world is currently being treated to a slow-rolling reveal of the alleged bad behavior of some of its most powerful men. And inevitably, with bad behavior comes excuses. It's no surprise that prominent accused harassers and predators, once cornered, would try to wriggle out of accusations of sexual conduct and abuse. What is surprising is the variety in their attempts to justify their alleged behavior. Excuses by way of apology. Excuses by way of confession. Excuses by way

See stunning before and after shots of coral reefs as ocean temps rose by only 2 degrees.

See stunning before and after shots of coral reefs as ocean temps rose by only 2 degrees.
This is what it looks like when a piece of coral dies. This is a phenomenon known as coral bleaching, now captured in the award-winning documentary "Chasing Coral." To get these impressive shots, a team of photographers, divers, and scientists traveled the world to capture time-lapse photographs of coral bleaching events. "The beauty with time-lapse photography is that you have the ability to shift how we as humans see and perceive changes that may move in the slow lane,"

Celebrity chef Carluccio dies at 80

Celebrity chef Carluccio dies at 80
'A charming don'Jamie Oliver paid tribute to his "first London boss", working with the Italian at Carluccio's Neal Street Restaurant in Covent Garden 25 years ago."He was such a charismatic charming don of all things Italian," Oliver wrote on Instagram."Always hanging out the front door of the restaurant with a big fat cigar, a glass of something splendid and his amazing fuzzy white hair."Viva Antonio Carluccio... Cook a feast up there mate," he added. Report End of Twitter post

Charlie Sheen Responds To Allegations That He Raped 13-Year-Old Corey Haim

Charlie Sheen Responds To Allegations That He Raped 13-Year-Old Corey Haim
Charlie Sheen is no stranger to controversy. The 52-year-old actor’s problems with alcohol and drug abuse have been widely reported in the media, and it’s no secret that he’s a womanizer, spending over a million dollars on the services of prostitutes. Now it’s been alleged that the father-of-five raped 13-year-old Corey Haim on the set of the set of the 1986 movie Lucas. This claim has come in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, which has led to a

50 Ways To Live On Your Own Terms

50 Ways To Live On Your Own Terms
Toa Heftiba 1. Stop consuming caffeine Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is, why — not from external stimulants.The scientific backing is substantial and unsurprising: Tony has a morning routine that includes several breathing exercises and visualization techniques that get him to a state of clarity and focus. For me, I use prayer and pondering (my version of meditation) as the same vehicle. Whatever your approach, the goal should be clarity and focus. What do you want to be about

Steve Bannon had to explain the 25th Amendment to Trump and the threat it poses to him

Steve Bannon had to explain the 25th Amendment to Trump and the threat it poses to him
Guys, there are really SO MANY AMENDMENTS, how can just one man keep track of all of them?Image: AP/REX/ShutterstockAt this point, nine months into the Donald Trump presidency, we shouldn't really be surprised by anything that happens. And, yet, stories like Trump being completely unaware of the 25th Amendment still manage to instill us with shock and awe. This latest revelation about Donald Trump comes from Gabriel Sherman's latest dispatch for Vanity Fair in which it sounds like every

Genealogy sites are whitewashing the history of slavery

Genealogy sites are whitewashing the history of slavery
700 physical monuments honoring the ConfederacyGenealogy and white supremacy have been linked in the United States since colonization, when wealthy families were obsessed with purity in bloodlines. In recent years, Americans have taken a renewed interest in discovering their lineage (some to prove that purity), heading to genealogy sites where the constructs of race and heritage—from family trees to DNA testing—are omnipresent. Without any historical context, though, what’s being compiled on sites like Ancestry.com is an alternative national history that

Trump keeps up attack on ‘wacky’ congresswoman over Gold Star call

Trump keeps up attack on ‘wacky’ congresswoman over Gold Star call
(CNN)President Donald Trump on Saturday continued lashing out at the Democratic congresswoman who offered a critical account of his conversation with the widow of a fallen US soldier, calling the congresswoman "wacky."He continued using the nickname in another tweet Sunday."Wacky Congresswoman Wilson is the gift that keeps on giving for the Republican Party, a disaster for Dems," Trump wrote. "You watch her in action & vote R!"The controversy over Trump's call with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson,

Donald Trump just hit a new low in the La David Johnson fiasco

Donald Trump just hit a new low in the La David Johnson fiasco
(CNN)Calling the widow of an American soldier killed in action is, emotionally speaking, absolutely gut-wrenching. Knowing that nothing you will say can bring true comfort. Knowing a life -- and likely many lives -- have been altered forever. Facing down pure loss and pure grief.To which Trump almost immediately replied via Twitter: "I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!" It's staggering to consider what

Psychologists Turn Conservatives Into Liberals With One Strange Thought Experiment

Psychologists Turn Conservatives Into Liberals With One Strange Thought Experiment
Studies have consistently shown that turning liberals into conservatives (at least temporarily) is surprisingly easy. All you need to do is scare them.  For example, one group of experimenters asked students to think about their own death before taking tests designed to assess their political beliefs. Over several experiments, the researchers, from the University of Central Arkansas, found that when the participants had been asked to think about their own death they became more conservative, and had attitudes in line

These ‘Stranger Things’ waffles are super easy to make

These ‘Stranger Things’ waffles are super easy to make
Image:  sorbetto/Getty imagesIt’s one of business’ most brutal truths. Not to mention one of its most paradoxical. And it happens — in the words of legendary founder Ben Horowitz — “all the time.”  “A founder develops a breakthrough idea and starts a company to build it. The product succeeds, and the company grows. Then … employees start complaining that the CEO is paying too much attention to what the employees can do better without her and not enough attention

The Air Force set this man up for a surprising career: as a food truck chef and comedian.

The Air Force set this man up for a surprising career: as a food truck chef and comedian.
A comedian, a chef, and a nuclear engineer walk into a bar... ...but in this case, it's no joke. It's just Chuck Anderson, Air Force veteran-turned-comedian chef, heading into work at East Nashville hotspot Rosemary and Beauty Queen. Photo via Jonathan Kingsbury. The 33-year-old is the entrepreneur owner of Death from a Bun, the food truck best known for bringing soft, doughy pork-filled Taiwanese bao buns to Nashville. He’s also a sports podcaster, a stand-up comedian, and a dad

What the UK and Australia did differently after mass shootings

What the UK and Australia did differently after mass shootings
(CNN)It has become a predictable affair. A mass shooting happens, there is a call for tighter gun laws and then it's business as usual.The UK has some of the world's strictest gun-ownership laws and it is now rare for civilians to own private firearms.The turning point for the country came in 1996, when 43-year-old Thomas Hamilton used legally owned handguns to kill 16 children, all ages 5 and 6, as well as a teacher, before taking his own life.The

Blac Chyna Is Now Suing The ENTIRE Kardashian Family!

Blac Chyna Is Now Suing The ENTIRE Kardashian Family!
There is no end to this drama! It's being reported on Tuesday that She's saying they made it so difficult for shooting of the E! show to continue, the network decided it was best to put an end to it altogether. But E! sources are actually claiming it was Chyna who made filming difficult by refusing to shoot in the same room as Rob, and they say they have the e-mails AKA receipts to prove it! Adding to the

Gordon Ramsay Exposes The Truth About A-Listers Obsession With Cocaine

Gordon Ramsay Exposes The Truth About A-Listers Obsession With Cocaine
We have all seen pictures of celebrities stumbling out of nightclubs accompanied by a light dusting of white powder around their nostrils. In some cases, we have seen A-listers brazenly snort the substance, oblivious that their actions are being caught on camera. So it was no surprise when celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay announced that the cocaine culture in Hollywood is “out of control”. Ramsay, the unlikely whistleblower on A-list drug culture, made the surprising revelation on his new show, Gordon

Portraits of the Las Vegas shooting victims

Portraits of the Las Vegas shooting victims
(CNN)One was a man who died shielding his wife from gunfire on their wedding anniversary. Another was a city of Las Vegas employee who died in his boyfriend's arms. And two others were a veteran corrections officer and his girlfriend who died on the trip they had planned for weeks. Here are the victims' stories:Denise Cohen of Carpinteria, California, was a property manager in Santa Barbara with two children. She attended the concert with her companion, Derrick "Bo" Taylor.The