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NFL Says Legally It Doesn't Have to Address Cheerleaders' Shitty Wages

Over the course of the last year, NFL cheerleaders have attempted to raise their pay to at least minimum wage through various lawsuits. In June, two Oakland Raiderettes sued the league for fair pay. The NFL's official response? Not our problem. » 8/20/14 4:30pm 10 minutes ago

Ariana Grande Is a Kabbalist and Suspected Serial Killer

Pint-sized pop singer Ariana Grande is the reason why the phrase "cutie patootie" exists, even at age 21. But did you know that lurking deep down that adorable, quinceañera-frequenting exterior, below even the demons she speaks freely about, may be the cold-blooded heart of a serial killer? It's true, she said it… » 8/20/14 4:13pm 27 minutes ago

This Week in Tabloids: George Clooney is Pregnant

Welcome back to Midweek Madness, in which in which we venture through the hellish landscape contained within the pages of Star, Us Weekly, OK!, Life & Style and InTouch, like the last remaining survivors of a cataclysmic event. This week: Amal Alamuddin AND George Clooney are pregnant; North West's diaper cream costs… » 8/20/14 4:07pm 32 minutes ago

Earthquake Threat in Yellowstone Region Bigger Than First Thought

In a new report that's sure to eventually set your Facebook feed all aflutter with fresh volcanically-charged paranoia, scientists say that the risk for damaging earthquakes in the Yellowstone region is greater than originally thought. » 8/20/14 4:01pm 38 minutes ago

Is On-Screen Text Messaging the Future of Cinema?

What's the worst part about the modern day in-theater viewing experience? If you said "the fact that people can't take out their phones and send text messages about whatever they're thinking to be displayed on the screen for everyone to see" and you live in a major city in China, you're in luck! » 8/20/14 3:53pm 46 minutes ago

How Twitter Could Beat the Trolls, And Why It Won’t

Twitter has a troll problem. It has from the beginning, really. But it's been particularly loud this month, thrown into sharp relief with the sickening attacks on Robin Williams' grieving daughter, Zelda. Twitter's response has been tepid at best—and as far as squashing trolls goes, it's the most we can ever expect. » 8/20/14 3:50pm 49 minutes ago

Dumb Tech Conference Sues Pointless Tech Conference for Word "Summit"

When your tech conference is best known for paying $40 million to buy its own mountain, it's hard to stand on moral high ground. But Summit Series, the "hipper Davos" is suing Paddy Cosgrave, the creator of another vanity tech confab called F.ounders, aka "Davos for geeks," for damages of at least $2 million. » 8/20/14 3:24pm Today 3:24pm

Feds Want American Teens To Just Get Drunk And Have Sex In The Woods

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is tasked with keeping our roads and highways safe, and generally they do a very commendable job. They recently started a new campaign to prevent teen drunk driving, and I think the subtext of it is impressively realistic: if you're drunk in the woods, don't drive;… » 8/20/14 3:13pm Today 3:13pm

Those Endless Ice Bucket Challenge Videos Are All Worth It for This

Sure, cynics can argue that the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a faddish, self-promoting waste of water, and people shouldn't need a stupid meme to convince them to fight life-threatening diseases. They can also bite their damn tongues, because that stupid meme has raised more than $20 million for people like Anthony… » 8/20/14 3:05pm Today 3:05pm

Sorry, That Viral Free Speech Photo Is from Bundy Ranch, Not Ferguson

Before you hit "retweet," you might want to source that political statement. On Tuesday night, thousands of Twitter users shared this image of a protest sign next to a "First Amendment Area" with the hashtag "#Ferguson," making it appear the picture was taken in the troubled St. Louis suburb. » 8/20/14 2:58pm Today 2:58pm

Stop Complaining About Gentrification Unless You Know What It Is

In many cities, it's become popular to hate "gentrifiers," rich people who move in and drive up housing prices — pushing everyone else out. But what's going on in these rapidly-changing urban spaces is a lot more complicated than that. » 8/20/14 2:44pm Today 2:44pm

Watch These Awesome Super Rapid One-Minute Satellite Scans

When NASA launched the first weather satellite back in 1960, it was little more than two television cameras strapped to a satellite and shot into orbit. Fast forward through the technological explosion of the late 20th century, and now you can watch the evolution of storms in near real-time, one-minute increments from… » 8/20/14 2:37pm Today 2:37pm