What could possibly make revenge porn worse than it already is? Try the lack of interest from the very authorities that exist to protect us from it.
If sex education in American schools was truly comprehensive in the way that such an education in a rich, first-world nation should be, then maybe the U.S.
The news: If current trends hold, in just a couple of years, solar power will no longer be a niche market limited to well-off, eco-conscious people: It will become a mainstream method of energy production.
Boston has lost its mascot. Thomas L. Menino, who served as Boston's longest-serving mayor through the beginning of this year, died Thursday at age 71.
Burkina Faso is in the middle of a quiet revolution. Protesters toppled the statue of the West African country's president and stormed Parliament on Thursday before setting the building on fire as the third day of demonstrations reached a tipping point in the capital Ouagadougou.
Why do men not understand the meaning of harassment? A viral PSA documenting the ceaseless street harassment a woman encounters in New York in one day dovetailed into — you guessed it — more harassment.
The American Dream is dead! We’re no longer #1! America is falling apart! With all the sensationalist media coverage of everything from America’s terrible economy to the Ebola epidemic, you would think America is on the brink of collapse.
The news: Last month, 43 student teachers went missing in the small town of Iguala in the state of Guerrero, Mexico.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged he's gay for the first time. In an op-ed for Bloomberg Businessweek, the 53-year-old said he hopes his openness will help others struggling with their sexuality and help establish equal rights for people regardless of their personal leanings.
The news: With midterm elections just days away, it looks like the Tea Party will have little trouble mobilizing its base: a Gallup poll last week found that 73% of self-identified tea partyers were "extremely/very motivated" to participate in the upcoming elections, a much higher number than other Republicans or Democrats.
If you've been accused of crimes against women, it's been a good week for you. Whether you're part of New Zealand's "Teen Rape Club" who just got completely acquitted of any charges or you're Bill Cosby, a man who still roams free despite being accused of rape by 13 different women, there's no pitchfork mafia going after you.
Millennials are America's largest generation. And in this election cycle, they're up for grabs. Harvard's Institute of Politics published a poll of America's 18- to 29-year-olds Wednesday that indicates this critical constituency hasn't hardened into a predictable voting bloc, and they could be a game-changer in some states on Election Day.
The news: If there was any doubt that marijuana legalization is the future of America, the U.S. Senate has its first marijuana legalization advocate.
If baseball is a metaphor for America, then there's no better way to see how much society has changed than a look back at the World Series a century ago. In 1914, the Boston Braves, who had rallied from last place in July to capture the National League pennant, defeated the heavily favored Philadelphia Athletics in four games.
Jim Crow laws are back. At least according to civil rights giant Rev. Joseph Lowery, as reported by Al Jazeera America, which released a new investigation Wednesday into a wave of injustices behind a huge program meant to fight voter fraud.
The news: America's best companies would love to start hiring Millennials — if only they weren't such selfie-taking narcissists.
The news: When Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore announced this week an initiative to extend his 27-year rule over the West African nation, his citizens decided they had had enough.
Halloween is this week, and while you might be too old for trick-or-treating, you're probably old enough to watch an R-rated movie.
The news: The Red Cross' problems just keep growing. Investigative journalists at ProPublica and NPR released an extensive report Wednesday accusing Red Cross management of massive incompetence and mislaid priorities following Hurricane Sandy in 2012.