The results of the latest study about vaccines and autism are in, and they’re not surprising.

August 22, 2017

Here’s the thing about science. Science! Photo from “Maniac”/Wikimedia Commons. It has a mind of its own. And sometimes, it won’t do what you want it to do. At least one anti-vaccine group recently learned this the hard way. Beginning in 2003, SafeMinds, a group that attributes the majority of new cases of autism to “worrisome changes in our environment,” spent hundreds of thousands of dollars over 10 years to…

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7 powerful photographs of terminally ill patients living out their final wishes

August 22, 2017

Before 54-year-old Mario passed away, he had one special goodbye he needed to say … to his favorite giraffe. Mario had worked as a maintenance man at the Rotterdam zoo in the Netherlands for over 25 years. After his shifts, he loved to visit and help care for the animals, including the giraffes. As Mario’s fight against terminal brain cancer came to an end, all he wanted to do was…

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One of the wealthiest people on earth just announced he’s giving all his money to charity.

August 22, 2017

This is Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. He’s CRAZY rich. Like, wealthier-than-the-entire-country-of-Paraguay rich. But don’t fret. He’s great, I promise. Read on… We feel you, Anne. GIF via “Love & Other Drugs.” …you should know Alwaleed uses a good chunk of his change to make the world a better place. The prince has given billions of dollars to various philanthropic efforts. His foundation has supported projects in 92 countries around the…

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Boys at Exeter academy wear skirts in uniform protest – BBC News

August 22, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThese boys want to be cool in school Some 30 boys have worn skirts to school in protest at being told they were not allowed to wear shorts. The pupils from ISCA Academy in Exeter asked permission to modify their uniform because of the hot weather. One of the boys who took part in the protest said: “We’re not allowed to wear…

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Mike Pence, The US Vice President-Elect, Has Said He Doesn’t Believe That Smoking Kills

August 21, 2017

Mike Pence, the vice president-elect of the US, has said he doesn’t believe smoking kills people. He made that case in an op-ed article published in 2000 and has made no public effort to update his position since. “Time for a quick reality check,” Pence wrote. “Despite the hysteria from the political class and the media, smoking doesn’t kill. In fact, 2 out of every three smokers does not die…

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These Two Women Senators Are The Real ‘Mavericks’ Of The GOP Health Care Vote

August 21, 2017

Not only did Murkowski and Collins join McCain in voting against the Health Care Freedom Act, they were also the only two Republicans to vote against a motion to proceed on ACA repeal efforts earlier in the week.And they did so, despite men in their own party, in the White House, and on the internetopenly threatening them. To sum it up: yet again, women in the Senate nevertheless persisted. And…

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10+ Of The Funniest Reactions To United Airlines Violently Dragging A Man Off A Plane (Add Yours)

August 21, 2017

The video shows the man refusing to disembark the aircraft after United announced that four people had to give up their seats. Despite declaring that he was a doctor who had patients to attend to, the airline had law enforcement wrestle the man from his seat before dragging him bruised and bloodied off the plane. Since then, the internet has been ruthlessly trolling United Airlines with funny tweets and memes….

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Mental Health Support Will Disappear Under The GOP Healthcare Act

August 21, 2017

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Obamas landmark healthcare bill, is going to be torn up by the GOP and replaced with the American Healthcare Reform Act of 2017 something that has been met with a chorus of disapproval from both Democrats and Republicans, and medical professionals. Despite the problem with rising premium costs, Obamacare meant that over 20 million Americans received health care and plenty of them had their…

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Right after announcing he was taking a pay cut to raise employees’ salaries, business is booming.

August 21, 2017

You might have heard a story from a few weeks ago about a CEO named Dan Price and his plan to raise the starting salary for his employees to $70,000 per year. He told his employees about the change at Gravity Payments, his credit card processing company, during their quarterly staff meeting. Needless to say, they were pretty excited about the news, giving him a standing ovation. CBS News interviewed…

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80-Year-Old Man Builds A Dog Train To Take Rescued Stray Dogs On Adventures

August 21, 2017

Eugene and his brother Corky live on a dead-end street where many locals bring their unwanted dogs to leave them behind. Eugene began adopting them and taking them for rides with his tractor. “We started feeding them, letting them in, taking them to the vet to get them spayed and neutered. We made a place for them to live,” Eugene told Dodo. MellieKooIt Here’s a video about their heart-warming dog…

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Dads Behind Bars Hold Their Kids for the 1st TimeThe Look on Their Faces Is Almost Too Much to Bear

August 20, 2017

From convicted murderers to drug dealers, some of these dads have been locked away for all of their children’s lives. Scottie Barns dad was a convicted drug dealer, and shes never even been told I love you from him. He spent most of his life locked up, so Scottie knows the deep-rooted pain associated with growing up without a father. Thats why she decided to create this prison ministry program…

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Jodie Whittaker: Doctor Who’s 13th Time Lord to be a woman – BBC News

August 20, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSee how Jodie Whittaker was revealed as the next Time Lord Jodie Whittaker has been announced as Doctor Who’s 13th Time Lord – the first woman to be given the role. The new Doctor’s identity was revealed in a trailer broadcast at the end of the Wimbledon men’s singles final. The Broadchurch star succeeds Peter Capaldi, who took over the role in…

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An App That Makes It Easy to Pester Your Congress Member

August 20, 2017

Joe Trippi pioneered the use of social media as a fundraising tool. As campaign manager for Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean in 2004, he started a trend that has reinvented that way politicians run for office. But he believes that many politicians are still missing out on the power of the internet once they’re elected. “There’s been a lot of focus on winning campaigns, but there’s been less focus on…

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So Coconut Oil Is Actually Really, Really Bad For You

August 20, 2017

Youd be hard pressed to find someone who doesnt like coconuts. They are furry spheres of deliciousness, after all. Coconut water though is pointless it doesnt have any clear health benefits and its just a saltier version of normal water. Then theres coconut oil. Its the latest cooking fad, and people all over the Web are claiming that its much healthier than any other oil out there. Well, sorry to…

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Finsbury Park attack: Theresa May condemns ‘sickening’ terror attack – BBC News

August 20, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage shows the suspected attacker being tackled to the ground before the police arrive Prime Minister Theresa May says the terror attack near a north London mosque is “every bit as sickening” as other recent ones to hit the UK. A man drove a van into worshippers close to the Muslim Welfare House in Finsbury Park as they were gathered to help…

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When Trump Asked Not To Publish Unflattering Double Chin Pics, This Is How The Internet Responded

August 20, 2017

Politico reported that Trump recently held a meeting with around 25 media executives and anchors in Trump Tower. During the discussion he complained about the way certain news outlets were covering him, especially relating to unflattering photographs of his double chin. And it didn’t take the internet long to respond! Take a look at these hilarious Photoshops to see what we mean. Think you can do better? Then feel free…

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Trevor Noah Calls Out NRA For Silence Over Legal Gun Owner Philando Castile

August 19, 2017

How does a black person not get shot in America? Noah asked. The bar is always moving, the goal posts are always shifting. Theres always a different thing that explains why a person got shot. Oh, the person was wearing a hoodie. Oh,the person was running away from the police. Oh, no, the person was going toward the police. Oh, no, the person was running around at night. Philando Castile…

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Zoos Get Into Brutal #CuteAnimalTweetOff Battle, And Its Exactly What The Internet Needed

August 19, 2017

While bad news and political turmoil were turning everyone against each other, a #CuteAnimalTweetOff erupted, and it was exactly what Twitter needed. The catalyst was a precious grey seal pup released to the press by Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Sarah Hill, a user from Virginia, challenged the VA Aquarium to do better – or rather, cuter. A friendly fire of back-to-back adorable animal moments followed, and hundreds of Twitizens eagerly watched…

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Biosensing Tattoo Changes Color When Your Blood Sugar Levels Change

August 19, 2017

Having type 1 or 2 diabetes requires a person to always know what their blood sugar levels are. This normally takes time and can be quite invasive normally people prick their finger with a special device and place a small drop of blood on a testing strip. Others have a device implanted just under their skin that continuously measures their blood sugar levels and sends the information to an external…

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Sir Bruce Forsyth: TV legend dies aged 89 – BBC News

August 19, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow Brucie entertained us for decades Sir Bruce Forsyth, the veteran entertainer and presenter of many successful TV shows, has died aged 89. The former Strictly Come Dancing host had been unwell for some time and was in hospital earlier this year after a severe chest infection. His long career in showbusiness began when he was aged just 14. He became Britain’s…

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‘I Love You, But…’: What Your Trump Vote Tells My Family

August 19, 2017

As the election approaches, I have not unfriended anyone on Facebook or turned away from them over their intended vote. But I have to admit, when I hear people who love me say that they are voting for Donald Trump, it wounds. I don’t mean that I’m irked or politically offended; I mean that it hurts my heart to understand that someone who claims to care about my family can…

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This 50-Year-Old Singaporean Photographer Stunned The World With The Body Of A 20-Year-Old

August 19, 2017

His friends call him CD and he’s been catching eyes all over the world since recently appearing in an article for a Chinese news website. The half centenarian, who has over 160k followers on Instagram, co-owns photography firm ChuanDo & Frey, but it may come as no surprise to learn that he was once one of Singapore’s most popular models back in the late 80s and early 90s. He even…

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Millions Of Americans Think Chocolate Milk Comes From Brown Cows

August 18, 2017

If you go to the Innovation Center for US Dairy’s website, their top frequently asked question is: “Does chocolate milk come from brown cows?”.They answer itclearly and politely: “Actually, chocolate milk or any flavored milk for that matter is white cows milk with added flavoring and sweeteners”. Unfortunately, this message does not appear to be sinking in with the American public, as a survey commissioned by the Center has found…

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EU Will Ignore White House And Work Directly With US States On Paris Agreement

August 18, 2017

The US is slowly withdrawing from the Paris agreement, but the rest of the worlds not having it. Last week, the European Union and China released a joint statement declaring their intentions to move on with the Agreement with or without America. They were clearly referring to just the Executive Branch, however, as now theyve decided to work with US states and cities that are keen on cutting their carbon…

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Your Friend Who Orders Gin & Tonics Is A Psychopath, According To Science

August 18, 2017

We all have those gin-drinking friends. Don’t get me wrong, I can get down on a gin and tonic, but like, I’ll drink anything that makes me forget how terrible work was, so I don’t count. I’m talking about those friends that scoff anytime there’s vodka within a five mile radius of them because Eye roll. Well now there’s a study that says people who drink gin are more likely…

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Patagonia Had $10 Million In Sales On Black Friday And Is Donating Every Cent To Save The Planet

August 18, 2017

Patagonia saw an astounding $10 million in Black Friday sales   five times its own expectations and, as promised, will donate every cent toward helping save the environment. The high-end outdoor apparel and gear retailer announced the record-breaking haul Monday, saying the “enormous love” its customers showed to the planet will benefit hundreds of grassroots environmental organizations around the world. Company spokeswoman Corley Kenna told The Huffington Post that the idea which…

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