Thursday Night TV Implores You Not to Sweep The Leg

Solar eclipse this afternoon, Mercury comes out of retrograde tomorrow, and that's all I know today about our common enemy, the sky. While you're setting your intentions and figuring out that your phone is actually not broken like you thought, but was being acted upon by astronomy like a dick, here's some TV to chill… » 10/23/14 5:59pm Just now

Why I Will Never Tell My Daughter to Give You a Hug

I feel grumpy. It's probably too late for me to be up. There's a house full of people, some kind of party. I go to my parents' room to lie on the bed, and my Grandpa Pat comes after me. He wants a hug and a kiss. I don't feel like it. I like him, but I'm always a little shy: he's got that big barrel chest and smells… » 10/23/14 5:05pm 53 minutes ago

Why Is a Conservative Group Running These Ridiculous Pro-Weed Hulu Ads?

If you live in North Carolina and you watch a lot of online TV, you might have seen the ads. "More weed, less war," exclaims a twentysomething dudebro in one of them, waving a pot leaf-emblazoned poster. "Vote Sean Haugh...Ohhhh Yeah." But Haugh, a Libertarian Senate candidate, has nothing to do with them. » 10/23/14 4:33pm Today 4:33pm

Ello Raises $5.5 Million to Stay Anti-Corporate

When a small group of disgruntled Facebook users decamped to Ello four weeks ago, a million more people followed looking for The Next Big Thing in Social Networking. But Ello's newcomers didn't find much reason to stick around, and the anti-advertising "Facebook killer" is already fading away into the internet's… » 10/23/14 4:24pm Today 4:24pm

Doctor Who Treated Ebola in Guinea Being Tested for Virus in NYC

A doctor who returned from West Africa last week is being tested for Ebola at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan. Dr. Craig Spencer, who reportedly worked with Doctors Without Borders treating the deadly virus in Guinea, was rushed to the hospital earlier today after showing signs of a high fever and gastrointestinal… » 10/23/14 4:13pm Today 4:13pm

Boko Haram Gunmen Reportedly Abduct at Least 25 More Girls in Nigeria

A week after an alleged ceasefire agreement between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram, at least 25 more women have been reportedly abducted by the Islamist militant group. » 10/23/14 3:45pm Today 3:45pm

High School Cheerleading Coach Admits to Summer Sex Fling With Student

Former biology teacher and assistant cheerleading coach Ashley Zehnder, 24, quit her job at Pasedena High School in Houston, Texas on October 9 after she admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old student all summer long. She was prompted to confess after a nude pic she Snapchatted him made its way around campus. » 10/23/14 3:15pm Today 3:15pm

Donations Pour In To Buy Car For Pennsylvania Cop-Killer Lookalike

James Tully walks two hours to work everyday along a Pennsylvania roadway, in the vicinity of where suspected cop-killer Eric Frein has been spotted. Tully has a slight resemblance to Frein and has been stopped by police several times. Now donations are coming in so he can have a car to get to work. » 10/23/14 2:59pm Today 2:59pm

Senator Rockefeller Demands Privacy Answers from Whisper

Whisper sold itself to the world as the safest place to spill your secrets online, and it turned out that wasn't really true. Now the privacy backlash has reached so far, even this 77-year-old dude cares about it. » 10/23/14 2:50pm Today 2:50pm

People Can't Download Facebook's Retro Rooms App

Facebook's habit for blowing app launches has doomed another debut. Rooms, a pseudo-anonymous forum app that appears to be Reddit crossed with 90s-era forums, was supposed to make a big splash in the press today. Instead, people are taking to Twitter to complain the app has been pulled from the App Store. » 10/23/14 2:23pm Today 2:23pm