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

Fox News Bans Kiss Frontman Gene Simmons for Life

Fox News Bans Kiss Frontman Gene Simmons for Life
Kiss frontman Gene Simmonsuntil this week, a favorite guest on Fox News and Fox Business Network programs, which couldnt get enough of his supposedly outrageous rock-star antics mixed with conservative politicshas been banned for life from the right-leaning cable channels.Fox finally had enough of Simmons after he crudely insulted female Fox staffers, taunted them and exposed his chest, and otherwise behaved like the demon character he plays onstage. Management was not amused, and Simmonss photograph was promptly posted Wednesday

This Is The No Bullshit Advice You Need To Hear For 2018, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

This Is The No Bullshit Advice You Need To Hear For 2018, Based On Your Zodiac Sign
Thought.is Aries (March 21-April 19) Alright Aries, 2017 has been a year of setting yourself up for the future. Socially, financially, career wise. Now, 2018 is right around the corner and while success is right there with it, your biggest obstacle will be Don’t fuck this up. Don’t be the reason you fail. Be smart in your decisions, follow the right impulses, and trust that everything will unfold how it should. It can be hard to trust the way

Lupita Nyong’o shares Weinstein story, hopes to end ‘conspiracy of silence’

Lupita Nyong’o shares Weinstein story, hopes to end ‘conspiracy of silence’
(CNN)Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has a Harvey Weinstein story, too. And she's sharing it in hopes of doing her part to end what she calls in a New York Times op-ed a "conspiracy of silence." Nyong'o writes of an incident that took place after she was invited to a screening of a film at Weinstein's house, where he said they were going to watch one of his competitor's films with his family. Once at his house, Nyong'o alleges Weinstein

Fallon resigns saying conduct ‘fell short’

Fallon resigns saying conduct ‘fell short’
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSir Michael Fallon: 'I've fallen below high standards' Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has resigned, saying his behaviour may have "fallen short" of the standards expected by the UK military.He told the BBC that what had been "acceptable 15, 10 years ago is clearly not acceptable now". He is the first politician to quit following recently revealed claims of serious sexual abuse in Parliament.The BBC understands fresh claims about his behaviour

11 TEDx talks on failure you need to watch right now

11 TEDx talks on failure you need to watch right now
Image: drogatnev/getty imagesHide. Run. Bury. Welcome to the 21st century’s default approach to failure. Sure, we enshrine motivational mottos like “Fail fast, fail often,” but moving those sentiments into our hearts is anything but easy. Pride dogs us. Ego protests. And the pain of disappointment — not to mention the pain of embarrassment — can be overwhelming. While a few brave souls confide their losses to trusted friends, the one thing we never do is share our failures to

Girl Is Inundated With Calls From Modeling Agencies After They See Her Homecoming Pictures

Girl Is Inundated With Calls From Modeling Agencies After They See Her Homecoming Pictures
Scrolling through the ream of infinite selfies on Instagram, it is easy to assume that everyone on the photo sharing site thinks that they’re a model. Inspired by the Insta-models, such as Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner, everyday users upload an incessant stream of selfies and contrived ‘candids’ to impress their followers. It may all seem a little narcissistic and vain to those who use the app recreationally, but for those that dedicate a large quantity of time to

Actor Terry Crews Has Spoken Out About Being Sexually Assaulted By A Hollywood Executive

Actor Terry Crews Has Spoken Out About Being Sexually Assaulted By A Hollywood Executive
The Harvey Weinstein scandal has firmly shaken Hollywood and it is only just beginning. In the last couple of days, A-list actresses Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow have joined more than 20 other women by admitting that they were propositioned by the film studio executive early in their careers. Weinstein is the co-founder of film studio Miramax, and was behind a plethora of critically acclaimed movies such as Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, The Artist, The Lord of the Rings and Good Will

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

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

The Framework Of A Lifelong To Do List

The Framework Of A Lifelong To Do List
Max Felner TO DO: Write things down every day. Bad things and good things, funny things and guilt-ridden confessions. 1. Write thoughts down every day. Write silly things and sad things, embarrassing things and monumental epiphanies. Ask yourself what is going on and take the time to physically record it. When you start, the words can feel forced and fake like you are writing a Letter to the Editor that you know the entire readership will judge you on.

New Solar Innovation Cuts Costs By 60% While Increasing Efficiency By 24%

New Solar Innovation Cuts Costs By 60% While Increasing Efficiency By 24%
This article was produced in partnership with Rayton Solar, a sponsor of IFLScience. Solar power isn't just fantastic for the planet. It's also a huge opportunity. Fortunately for us – and the planet in particular – industry doesn’t care so much about what governments do in terms of climate change regulations, more whether it can make a profit or save money. From the billions of dollars being injected into the Californian economy to the hundreds of thousands now employed

This campaign is recognizing incredible innovators fighting for social change.

This campaign is recognizing incredible innovators fighting for social change.
A solution for food waste and hunger, getting undocumented immigrants citizenship, an anti-cyberbullying app — these are things the world desperately needs. And thanks to a handful of social innovators, we now have them. The minds behind the technology and programs above have been named in the class of 2017 Tech Impact AllStars by the social impact media company NationSwell and Comcast NBCUniversal. "The main goal is to find and uplift the everyday heroes who are changing their communities

Solar Grew Faster Than All Other Forms of Power for the First Time

Solar Grew Faster Than All Other Forms of Power for the First Time
Solar power grew faster than any other source of fuel for the first time in 2016, the This marks the sixth consecutive year that clean energy has set records for installations. Mass manufacturing and a switch by governments away from fixed payments for renewables forced down the cost of wind and solar technology.The IEA expects about 1,000 gigawatts of renewables will be installed in the next five years, a milestone that coal only accomplished after 80 years. That quantity of

A Gentlemens Guide To Rape Culture

A Gentlemens Guide To Rape Culture
Sherry Zhu If you are a man, you are part of rape culture. I know … that sounds rough. You’re not a rapist, necessarily. But you do perpetuate the attitudes and behaviors commonly referred to as rape culture. You may be thinking, “Now, hold up, Zaron! You don’t know me, homey! I’ll be damned if I’m gonna let you say I’m some sorta fan of rape. That’s not me, man!” I totally know how you feel. That was pretty

Bossert Defends Trumps Wait to Waive Jones Act for Puerto Rico

Bossert Defends Trumps Wait to Waive Jones Act for Puerto Rico
President Why Puerto Rico Pushed Trump to Waive This Law: QuickTake Q&A“Finally, the White House is beginning to wake up, taking temporary action on the Jones Act and upping the military presence," Illinois Representative Luis Gutiérrez, a Democrat, said in a statement. "But it took a while and more is needed right now.”There is dispute about the importance of waiving the Jones Act. The top Republican and Democrat on the House Transportation Maritime subcommittee said they’re against it."The concerns about