Miley Cyrus: Instagram Will Hurt Your Brain More Than Weed

Miley Cyrus, appearing on Australian TV series Sunday Night, said that she believes the internet and social media like Instagram are probably worse for you than smoking some pot. This is something she can actually speak about with some authority, given that she has uploaded a series of videos of herself getting… » 9/02/14 3:38pm 6 minutes ago

"40 Days Felt Like 40 Years": What It Is Like to Be a Prisoner of ISIS

As the Islamic State's militants planned their brutal videotaped killing of a second American prisoner, one photographer in Turkey was describing for readers and other journalists how he was treated as a captive of the group—and how he almost didn't survive the ordeal. » 9/02/14 3:21pm 23 minutes ago

I Was the Weirdest Person at BronyCon 2014

"Brony" is the nickname given to the adult (mostly male) fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Their community—which is large, voracious and one of the most widely-ridiculed fan collectives this side of Equestria—gathers annually in a convention center to celebrate their enthusiasm for friendship tolerance and… » 9/02/14 3:07pm 36 minutes ago

Fox News Host: Snowden Is Just as Bad as the Celeb Nude Photo Hackers

Fox News' Outnumbered, the show where one rotating male guest explains to a group of women how cat calls are flattering and Michelle Obama is fat, had a segment on celebrity nudes today. Dude expert Greg Gutfeld pointed out to the ladies that while being mad at the hackers who released Kate Upton's nudes is fine, we… » 9/02/14 2:40pm Today 2:40pm

10 Words You Didn't Know Used to Be Dirty

We chortle today at the number of "ejaculations" in Sherlock Holmes stories, and laugh at how old newspaper stories describe the "erection" of skyscrapers. But previous generations would snicker just as hard at us. A look at archaic slang shows that we say a lot of very suggestive things without knowing it. » 9/02/14 2:34pm Today 2:34pm

Darren Wilson Fundraisers Halt Donations Amid Reported Tax Issues

Two Darren Wilson-supporting GoFundMe campaigns/internet hang-out spots for trolls and racists stopped taking donations over the weekend amid confusion about what the fundraisers could legally do with the money. Together, they've raised $433,170 since Michael Brown's death. » 9/02/14 2:25pm Today 2:25pm

The IRS Wants to Take a Bite Out Of Silicon Valley's Free Lunches

No employee perk in Silicon Valley is as cherished as the gourmet meals dished out in corporate cafeterias. But soon, Google's multimillion dollar chicken tab could come with a tax bill from the IRS. » 9/02/14 2:16pm Today 2:16pm

Penn State Junior Dresses Up, Whispers With Squirrel Named "Sneezy"

Penn State junior Mary Krupa is, according to her peers and WJAC-TV, the "Squirrel Whisperer." Over the course of her college career, she's developed a deep and lasting relationship with Sneezy the Squirrel, who seems to not mind the fact that Krupa likes to dress her up and take pictures of her. Sneezy is chill.… » 9/02/14 1:45pm Today 1:45pm

ISIS Kills Second American Captive, Releases Video Message "For Obama"

The Islamic State has released a 2-minute, 46-second video showing the beheading of Steven Sotloff, according to the SITE Intelligence Group. Sotloff, an American journalist, had been seen in captivity in an earlier video of the killing of his fellow prisoner, James Foley. » 9/02/14 1:31pm Today 1:31pm

Bitcoin Boss Charlie Shrem Pleads Guilty

After facing federal money laundering charges, accused of aiding the notorious Silk Road drug market, bitcoin booster Charlie Shrem is taking a plea bargain. He seems very happy about it. » 9/02/14 12:51pm Today 12:51pm

Justin Bieber Slapped With Assault Charge for Canada ATV Crash

Bored miscreant Justin Bieber has been charged with assault and dangerous driving following his arrest Friday by police for crashing his ATV into a minivan near Statford, Ontario, Biebs' hometown. » 9/02/14 12:44pm Today 12:44pm

North Korea Still Owes $393,000,000 For Volvos It Bought In 1974

When we ran a story a while back about the cars of North Korea, one photo in particular caught my eye. In that photo was a green 1974 Volvo 144, which made me wonder if it was part of those 1000 legendary stolen Volvos I'd heard rumors about. It was, because those rumors are true. » 9/02/14 12:36pm Today 12:36pm

Sit Back, Tell Us How Special You Are, and Win a Prize

While the drive to take quizzes and fill out surveys online is technically not included on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, it's nevertheless up there with eating, sleeping, and sex in terms of unstoppable human urges. When given the opportunity to reflect on your own special self by ticking off boxes— introvert or… » 9/02/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Twenty Days of Harassment and Racism as an American Apparel Employee

When I graduated college I moved to a new city and wanted a low-stress job that would allow me time to focus on creative projects. I knew people who had worked for American Apparel in the past, both in sales and at the LA headquarters, so I decided to interview for a part-time position. » 9/02/14 2:00pm Today 2:00pm