Tech Companies Stoke Fears of a Talent Shortage to Get Cheaper Labor

How is Silicon Valley supposed to stay exceptional when its belief system keeps getting debunked? First empirical evidence proved there's no such thing as a meritocracy. Then they had to add a disclaimer that "change the world" may not mean for the better. Now the shortage of tech workers—a phenomenon used to justify… » 11/24/14 6:53pm Today 6:53pm

Smiling Nurse Poses With "Annoying" Patient She's Accused of Killing

Accused "killer nurse" Daniela Poggiali is suspected of murdering as many as 38 of her patients because she found them or their families "annoying." It was initially reported she'd taken selfies next to the bodies of her alleged victims, but the suspicious photos were actually shot by a coworker. They leaked to the… » 11/24/14 6:39pm Today 6:39pm

If You Wanna Dress Like A Convict, Wear PUMA®

In the '80s, wearing a pair of Pumas at Rikers Island, New York City's largest and infamously dangerous jail, was an invitation to a beating. "If you came in with Pumas on, you were going to be a target," says Jerry Fields, the author of The Bad Boys Chronicles: Memoirs of the Making and Unmaking of an Ex-Bank Robber » 11/24/14 5:12pm Today 5:12pm

This Is What Andrew Cuomo's "Weather Detection System" Will Look Like

While making boneheaded comments about forecasts leading up to Buffalo's seven feet of snow last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo mentioned that the state is developing a "weather detection system" that would have improved the city's snow forecasts. Here's why he's (mostly) wrong. » 11/24/14 4:58pm Today 4:58pm

Airbnb Had Housing Activists Pushed Into a "Free Speech Zone"

This weekend Airbnb held its first-ever conference for hosts in San Francisco. Inside, executives restated the company's goal to win a Nobel Peace Prize. Outside, local cops allegedly shoved housing activists who were protesting Airbnb's role in the eviction crisis, confining demonstrators into a "free speech" pen. » 11/24/14 4:46pm Today 4:46pm

Halle Berry Takes Ex-BF to Court for Straightening Their Daughter's Hair

As Halle Berry and her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry try to work out how much child support she owes him for the care of their six-year-old daughter Nahla, another issue has bubbled up. According to TMZ, Berry took Aubry to court this week for trying to make Nahla look "white." » 11/24/14 4:40pm Today 4:40pm

The Weirdest Things You Never Knew About Star Trek Season 2

No matter how much you already know about the original Star Trek, there's still undiscovered territory out there. And just like with season one, the new book series These Are The Voyages by Marc Cushman uncovers loads of surprising secrets. Here are a dozen things you probably never knew about Star Trek's second… » 11/24/14 4:20pm Today 4:20pm

Transgender Woman's Family Presents Her as a Man at Open Casket Funeral

Friends of a 32-year-old Idaho woman who died suddenly of a brain aneurysm last month said they were shocked to find that her family had cut her hair short and dressed her in a suit for her open-casket funeral, presenting her as a man. Jennifer Gable, a trans woman born with the name Geoffrey, had been presenting as a… » 11/24/14 4:08pm Today 4:08pm

HBO Hired 160 Lawyers for a Lawrence Wright Scientology Movie

Here we go: HBO is readying a film adaptation of Lawrence Wright's deep-dive on the Church of Scientology, Going Clear, for a 2015 debut. Per the Hollywood Reporter, famed documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney is attached to direct. http://gawker.com/5975537/lawren... » 11/24/14 3:47pm Today 3:47pm

Watch New York's crazy airport taxi activity during the holidays

Thanksgiving is almost here and it's already wreaking havoc in transportation systems all across the United States. New York City is one of the most extreme cases, with JFK and LaGuardia airports seeing a surge in traffic before and after the key holidays, as illustrated by this beautiful interactive taxi data… » 11/24/14 3:35pm Today 3:35pm

The Best Pranks and Elaborate Lies You Can Pull at Thanksgiving Dinner

As is the case with every annual holiday, Thanksgiving is a perfect day to take the piss out of your family as repayment for all the years they've been burning you. We are asked to be kind and patient with our kin all year long, so take advantage of the events where you're all gathered together to show them who is in… » 11/24/14 3:24pm Today 3:24pm

90 Day Fiance Is Only Catfish If You Don't Believe In Love

Those 90-Day memories keep accreting in Week Six of TLC's third-most popular show about making terrible life choices, now that a certain human thumb has been dragged offstage forever. This week: Incipient child neglect, imaginary music careers, a tank full of actual sharks, and more. » 11/24/14 3:07pm Today 3:07pm

Don't Pretend Seasonal Socks Are a Legit Christmas Present

Do you want some too-small, last-season sweater for Christmas? No? Then why on earth would you subject your loved ones to similar crappy gifts? Running around the mall on Christmas Eve trying to pick up the latest must-have gadget because you don't know what else to get the people on your list is a waste of time and… » 11/24/14 3:59pm Today 3:59pm

End Fraternities

The University of Virginia, in response to a recent Rolling Stone article that exposes an alleged 2012 gang rape at the Phi Kapp Psi chapter on its campus, announced over the weekend that it was shutting down all of its fraternities immediately. The only problem with that announcement is that the university also said… » 11/24/14 1:15pm Today 1:15pm