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Happy Birthday, Malcolm X—What Can We Learn From His Legacy? 

Malcolm X left this world with compassion, as well as a desire for equality and peace between folks of all ethnicities.
Giana Ciapponi    |   05.19.15 12:07pm   |   SHARE

The 5 Amazing Life Lessons We Learned From "Pretty Girls"

Like most Millennials, much of my life lessons have been gleaned from Britney Spears' music videos. (Playing with a man's heart is not nice; when in doubt, take out your anger on a chair; celebs have guardian fairies—you know, the usual.)  Because of this, we... Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   05.13.15 12:27pm   |   SHARE

On Mother's Day: What Mama Said

After 365 days of kid-topia time, Mother's Day is finally upon us! At last, Mama can put her feet up, drink her coffee sans interruption (among other things), and be showered with gifts of fine macaroni picture frames and pipe-cleaner rings. I mean, that's... Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   05.10.15 4:00am   |   SHARE

Happy Birthday to Beautiful Badass, Audrey Hepburn

Quick! What do you know about iconic actress Audrey Hepburn? Though she's most famous for playing that daring, darling Holly Golightly in Breakfast At Tiffany's—among other classic films like Roman Holiday and Charade—Hepburn also boasts an impressive legacy... Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   05.4.15 10:58am   |   SHARE

A Vegetarian T-Rex Cousin Has Just Been Discovered

According to recently published findings in the science journal Nature, a new species of dinosaur—called Chilesaurus, (cleverly) named for the country where the fossils were found—proves that the theropod family also included a . . . wait for it! Herbivore!... Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   04.29.15 10:30am   |   SHARE

Hush Hush Hullabaloo: Rumors Fly That Tesla Is Releasing A Home Battery

They're cool.  They're elusive.  They're innovative.  And, they're really, really shiny.  Since the late aughts (yup we did it—we said aughts) Tesla cars have been quietly infiltrating our streets. (Literally. Have you been inside one? Talk about stealth.)... Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   04.28.15 3:12pm   |   SHARE

Justice Alito Compares Gay Marriage To Polygamy During SCOTUS Trial

In the Supreme Court case Obergefell vs. Hodges (aka, the gay marriage trial), we expected to hear some crazy things. And one day in, courtesy of Justice Alito . . . we have. In case you aren't familiar with Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., allow us... Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   04.28.15 12:53pm   |   SHARE

5 Quick Facts About The SCOTUS Gay Marriage Case

Last fall, we told you that the Supreme Court of the United States would confront gay marriage head-on in the near future. And well: that future is here. On April 29, Obergefell vs. Hodges hits SCOTUS for 2.5 hours of argument, and people are literally... Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   04.27.15 3:54pm   |   SHARE

Why Obama's "Anger Translator" Routine Has Become A Viral Sensation

The Obama administration has been famously successful at reaching millennials—during the Democratic primaries, for instance, hip Obama t-shirts were peddled to college students (yup, I still have mine) and YouTube sensation "Obama Girl" (remember her?) was... Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   04.27.15 2:42pm   |   SHARE

Father Pens Heartbreaking Obituary About Daughter Who OD'ed On Heroin

Some 23.5 million people in the U.S. have sought treatment for illicit drug or alcohol abuse. And yet, despite the ubiquity of addiction, it's often not talked about because of fear or shame.  One man hoping to change that paradigm is Tom Parks. The New... Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   04.24.15 12:35pm   |   SHARE