Terminally Ill Woman May Postpone Taking Her Life


A terminally ill woman who expects to take her own life under Oregon’s assisted-suicide law says she is feeling well enough to possibly postpone the day she had planned to die. Brittany Maynard said in early October she expected to kill herself Nov. 1, less than three weeks before her 30th birthday. She emphasized that … Read more

Why Women Live Longer Than Men


  1. Shade first, safety second. Source: Viral Nova 2. Flip-flops offer protection from electrocution, right? Source: Viral Nova 3. NOTHING CAN GO WRONG HERE. Source: Dump a Day 4. Not the way to fish. 5. Maybe don’t hold that there. Source: Thumbpress 6. This cannot end well. Source: Thumbpress 7. Tigers LOVE that. Source: … Read more

If Millennials Continue to Stumble, Our Economy Will Fail


After a year-long reporting effort by The GroundTruth Project, a clearer picture is emerging of a millennial generation facing an uncertain global economy. Our team of 21 GroundTruth reporting fellows journeyed to 11 countries to tell the story of their own generation. It’s a complex picture which combines devastating realities for many young people who … Read more

Artist Conducts Experiment Where he Draws Himself While on Different Drugs and Alcohol

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Art, drugs and alcohol have gone hand in hand for centuries. Van Gogh was an avid Absinthe drinker and was known to finish a long day by taking a seat on a terrace with glass in hand, absinthe and brandy following each other in quick succession. Toulouse-Lautrec and Degas were also fans of the aquamarine … Read more

Sexting Didn’t Ruin This Girl’s Life, But an Arrest Might Have


Michaela Snyder, a 15-year-old girl from Woodbury, Minnesota, was in seventh grade when her boyfriend asked her to sext with him. She complied—sending him semi-nude pictures of herself—but eventually her mother found the photos on her phone. Michaela then became the subject of intense bullying at school because rumors spread that she had deliberately ratted … Read more



A Special Response Team shattered a family’s window in the middle of the night, hurled a flashbang onto a couch next to a sleeping girl, then charged in and shot her in the head.  The hyper-aggressive tactics were made worse by the fact that police had taken it upon themselves to raid both sides of … Read more

73 Percent of Americans Favor Restoring Voting Rights for Nonviolent Drug Offenders


According to the latest Reason-Rupe poll, 73 percent of Americans favor restoring voting rights to nonviolent drug offenders who have served their sentences, with strong majorities among Democrats, Independents, and Republicans. Eighty-two percent of Democrats, 71 percent of Independents, and 66 percent of Republicans all favor allowing nonviolent drug offenders who have served their sentences … Read more

2nd HCW Test Positive for Ebola in Dallas


A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for Patient Zero Thomas Eric Duncan has tested positive for Ebola, the state’s health department said Wednesday. The worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated, health department spokeswoman Carrie Williams said. The facility will now begin monitoring all those who … Read more