With Louis C.K., millennial men are finally forced to reckon with rape culture

With Louis C.K., millennial men are finally forced to reckon with rape culture
It fucking depresses me that this comes from experience rather than an outsider perspective,” Greg, 29, tells the Daily Dot. New York Timesan explosive reportLouis C.K.C.K. is just the latest in a long list of powerful men who have been accused of sexual harassment or assault in the past month. In many ways, these nonstop reports have been a loud wakeup call for the segment of America who wasn’t already woke. Many men that women faced harassment, but they

When these kids are told to create their own classroom, the results are badass.

When these kids are told to create their own classroom, the results are badass.
Think back to high school. What if your teacher had told you to throw out the curriculum and run the class yourself? What would you have done? Would you extend recess by several periods? Would you turn the class into Watching "Real Housewives of Atlanta" 101? Or would you pull yourselves together, get creative, and make something incredible like, say, a piano powered by celery and old bananas? If your answer is the latter, you'd probably love Makerspace in

21 unexpected ways to give back and do good on Black Friday.

21 unexpected ways to give back and do good on Black Friday.
Thanksgiving is around the corner and you know what that means ... Black Friday and all its beautiful madness is almost upon us. Photo by Powhusku/Flickr. Sure, it's crowded and intense, but those glorious sales make it worth it, right? Maybe you'll find that game system your kids have been begging for marked down 50% or a pair of earrings you could never justify buying for yourself until the price hit the floor. Regardless of why someone chooses to

In the Future, Well Love Our Robot Pets, But Will They Love Us Back?

In the Future, Well Love Our Robot Pets, But Will They Love Us Back?
Humans are obsessed with robots. Leonardo da Vinci attempted to build one in the 16th century, and the Jetsons were served by Rosie the robot maid. Todays pop culture robots are indistinguishable from living, breathing humans (some examples: Blade Runner, Westworld, Ex Machina,and Black Mirror).Were obsessed with the pursuit of replicating or replacing ourselves. But strangely, the same obsession hasnt really been applied to pets.aibo (stylized in all lowercase letters, as opposed to its all-caps predecessor AIBO) might change

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

In both whisky and business, it pays to play the long game

In both whisky and business, it pays to play the long game
The Balvenie Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE is blessed with more than a great nose and palate, he operates with what appears to be a sixth sense. The longest serving malt master in the industry, Stewart’s ability to plan 40 or even 50 years in advance is nothing short of extraordinary. From choice of oak to the careful selection of the special casks that will one day become decades-old bottles of The Balvenie, Stewart has mastered the art

How YouTube is being hacked to abuse children

How YouTube is being hacked to abuse children
As someone who grew up on the internet, I credit it as one of the most important influences on who I am today. I had a computer with internet access in my bedroom from the age of 13. It gave me access to a lot of things which were totally inappropriate for a young teenager, but it was OK. The culture, politics, and interpersonal relationships which I consider to be central to my identity were shaped by the internet,

How the GOP’s tax plan will screw you specifically

How the GOP’s tax plan will screw you specifically
One of the Republicans’ favorite fiscal tricks is masking benefit cuts for average Americans behind tax cuts. The hope is that most voters will see a paltry middle-class tax cut instead of the massive cuts to programs and huge breaks for the rich. The House GOP’s newest attempt at a massive tax cut for the wealthy was released on Thursday. Called the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” the plan is heavy on cuts and low on jobs. We don’t

The BBC ghost spoof that duped a nation

The BBC ghost spoof that duped a nation
"I said to her, 'why don't we do it instead as an investigation, a mystery story - pretending it's a live transmission from a haunted house?'," Volk recalls."I remember that moment very clearly, when she was really excited by that." Image caption Michael Parkinson was among a host of familiar, trusted faces on the programme The team wanted to push the boundaries of reality even further. They didn't want it fronted by conventional actors - they wanted familiar and

Mueller probe may ground Trump’s unconventional success

Mueller probe may ground Trump’s unconventional success
Washington (CNN)Donald Trump can't tweet his way out of this one.Like clockwork, Trump sought Tuesday morning to discredit the probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and his campaign's potential role in it.Mueller's command of the Washington game and mechanics of the law, on show in his first salvo against the Trump team, also represent a test for Trump's instinctive mastery of disruption and diversion."This was an impressive strategy that played out," Frank Figliuzzi, former assistant director of

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

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

Why it always feels like Facebook is spying on you

Why it always feels like Facebook is spying on you
How much is paranoia and how much is real?Image: christopher mineses/mashableBipul Lama believes Facebook is spying on him.  And he's got proof, sort of. Lama performed a test. For two days, all he talked about was Kit-Kats.  "The next day, all I saw on my Instagram and Facebook were Kit-Kat ads," Lama said.  After his Kit-Kat experiment, he successfully repeated it with chatter about Lysol. The 23-year-old musician is now more convinced than ever that Facebook is listening to

Romances Between Work Colleagues Are More Likely To Form In Winter, New Study Suggests

Romances Between Work Colleagues Are More Likely To Form In Winter, New Study Suggests
Tis the season to be jolly, and maybe even flirty, soon, because according to Reboot Digital, winter is the time when things are most likely to heat up amongst colleagues. In fact, they found that 31 percent of first time kisses between co-workers happen at the office Christmas party, perhaps due to a little liquid courage. It’s no surprise that the colder the weather gets, the more singles are looking for a way to heat up their love lives. Reboot

6 Creative Ways To Enjoy Being Single So You’re Not Thinking About How Single You Are

6 Creative Ways To Enjoy Being Single So You’re Not Thinking About How Single You Are
I've been single for a while, and finally, I love it. It took me a while to figure out how to enjoy being single, but I have it down to a fine science. For years, I was the third wheel, accompanying all of my coupled-up friends while they did couple-y things, dying of jealousy and loneliness and literally feeling bad for myself — no exaggeration here. But then, I decided I was wasting a lot of my precious lifetime concentrating

Meet The Women Who Are Stripping Off For Men’s Rights

Meet The Women Who Are Stripping Off For Men’s Rights
Business is booming for feminism as the modern world has awoken to the injustices women have faced since the dawn of time. This surge in awareness sexual equality has sparked a profitable industry off the back of activism (who remembers the “We Should All Be Feminists” t-shirt created by Dior, which retailed at $645. (A price many would argue is another injustice…) Despite the mass interest in feminism and the profits that can be made from the movement, these