Writer's $600 Sneakers Render Him Incapable of Relating to Loved Ones

Every November, media types, ourselves included, trot out the trope that spending time with family during Thanksgiving is necessarily a difficult thing. Your sister is hateful, your uncles are racist, your nana's candied yams are a brutal, sunset-hued chore to be endured. Today, we meet the saddest victim of these… » 11/26/14 3:35pm 4 minutes ago

Scheming Mom Tricked Son Into Thinking He Had Cancer to Raise Thousands

Sandy Nguyen was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail, five years probation, and 125 hours of community service for admitting to having collected tens of thousands of dollars after convincing friends, family, and her own son that he was dying of leukemia. Nguyen would apparently shave her son Jaiden's head every day… » 11/26/14 3:22pm 17 minutes ago

Video: Cops Shot, Killed 12-Year-Old Two Seconds After Arriving at Park

Authorities released video this afternoon of a police officer fatally shooting 12-year-old Tamir Rice this weekend in a Cleveland park. In the video, you can see police opening fire at Rice, who was carrying an airsoft gun, within two seconds of arriving on the scene. » 11/26/14 2:50pm 49 minutes ago

How Long Will I Be Stuck in This Airport? A Thanksgiving Travel Forecast

If you're one of the tens of thousands of people who are trapped in one of the United States' many fine airports on this Thanksgiving Eve, you may find yourself wondering when the hell you're going to get out of here and on to your destination. Here's a quick forecast for your (eventual) departure. » 11/26/14 2:49pm 50 minutes ago

Thank God: Kendall Jenner Was Not Bullied by Models at Fashion Week

Earlier reports indicated that Kim Kardashian's teenaged sister Kendall Jenner was bullied by the other models at fashion week this fall. But Kendall, who has quickly become successful in the fashion industry for you know, whatever reason, told Dazed that no one hates her because she is rich and beautiful. » 11/26/14 2:30pm Today 2:30pm

The Former Basketball Player Who Brought Down Bill Cosby

Without Andrea Constand, none of this happens. Bill Cosby is still America's No. 1 dad, still beloved for giving us the Huxtables and Fat Albert, still embraced in too many corners of the country for telling young black men to pull up their pants, still selling out arena after arena. » 11/26/14 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

How to Explain Net Neutrality to Your Relatives: A Thanksgiving Guide

Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means turkey, mashed potatoes, and getting peppered with questions about tech-related news stories because hey, you read a bunch of blogs and you even know what a yik-yak is! It's only a matter of time before they ask you "So what's up with that thing on the internets?" » 11/26/14 1:37pm Today 1:37pm

Teachers Want You to Know: We Don't Get Summers Off

A little over a week ago, we posted a story calling for submissions from teachers, administrators, and aides working in America's public schools. The post itself received over 1,000 comments and my inbox was backed up with hundreds of emails from teachers who wanted to share not just horror stories but successes, too.… » 11/26/14 1:30pm Today 1:30pm

The Fool-Proof Guide to Banging During Your Family Gathering

Here is a truth most universal: Nothing makes sex more appealing than a situation where it's totally inconvenient, making Thanksgiving the ideal time for furtive and risky sexcapades. But with family obligations and creaky beds, what's a person to do? Here's our guide to sneaking around on Turkey Day. » 11/26/14 1:20pm Today 1:20pm

Siberians Stuck on Frozen Plane Had to Get Out and Push

A flight from from Siberia's Igarka airport to Krasnoyarsk, the regional capital, was delayed due to temperatures of minus 52 Celsius. The plane was literally frozen on the runway. But the 70 passengers on board, who had already waited one day for their flight, refused to be grounded so easily: They got out and pushed. » 11/26/14 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

Ta-Nehisi Coates has a post-Ferguson Thanksgiving proclamation for you: "Barack Obama is the president of a congenitally racist country, erected upon the plunder of life, liberty, labor, and land....Black people are the chastener of their own country. Their experience says to America, 'You wear the mask.'" » 11/26/14 1:12pm Today 1:12pm

Opportunistic Duggar Cousin Chooses "Music Career" Over Breeding

What to do with Amy Duggar, the little Duggar that could? The whole hour of Tuesday's 19 Kids & Counting was lavished on Amy's pursuit of a music career, from her performance on board the Branson Belle showboat to singing to a room of Nashville music executives to her brand new music video (oh yes, there's footage… » 11/26/14 1:08pm Today 1:08pm

How to Battle the Necessary Evil That Is Holiday Travel

Until the day when virtual reality is able to successfully replicate an afternoon spent watching football with your family and a tryptophan hangover, you're going to have to travel around the holidays. And while it's nice to finally arrive at your destination, the journey? Not so much. But holiday travel isn't doomed… » 11/26/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

How to Win Fights With Your Family This Thanksgiving: Don't

Tomorrow you'll gather around the Thanksgiving table with your family—those precious few souls that walk this cold Earth draped in the same flesh and blood that coat your weary bones. Invariably, they will say something that makes you want to murder them or, at the very least, ruin dinner in the process of setting… » 11/26/14 12:45pm Today 12:45pm