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    Here's Why Both Democrats And Republicans Are Wrong About The Budget

    Here's Why Both Democrats And Republicans Are Wrong About The Budget

    Ever since the budget was released, a considerable amount of vitriol has been directed toward Donald Trump’s proposed discretionary spending. Responses have largely been emotionally charged, which given the nature of certain allocations and cuts, isn't terribly surprising. What is surprising is a fundamental question seems absent from the discourse: Does a budget crafted by a […]
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    These Successful Sex Coaches Offer Solutions For Issues In People's Sex Lives

    These Successful Sex Coaches Offer Solutions For Issues In People's Sex Lives

    Dr. Zhana Vrangalova and Kenneth Play's unofficial headquarters at Bushwick's Hacienda Villa isn't exactly a place for the modest. Because the two are professional sex coaches, they routinely discuss things like squirting and double penetration. They talk to clients in a room adorned with photographs of people in various states of undress and a lamp in the […]
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    This Millennial Still Can't Get Over The Historic Loss

    This Millennial Still Can't Get Over The Historic Loss

    Game seven of the 2016 World Series was played six nights before the presidential election. As a Cleveland Indians fan who's also a political lefty, a friend asked me if one had to lose, who would I prefer: the Indians or Hillary Clinton? Giphy Obviously, I prefer my country to the trivialities of baseball, but it was […]
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    Fake Donald Trump Gropes Women And Incites Pandemonium At Trump HQ

    Fake Donald Trump Gropes Women And Incites Pandemonium At Trump HQ

    Even though Alison Jackson isn't a household name, much of her work is recognizable: Queen Elizabeth on the toilet, Barack Obama ripping cigs on a park bench or JFK seducing Marilyn Monroe. No, these aren't real photographs. The subjects are lookalikes, scouted and hired by Jackson and placed in specific scenarios, depending on the celebrity. […]
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    This Father's Charity Builds Halloween Costumes For Children In Wheelchairs

    This Father's Charity Builds Halloween Costumes For Children In Wheelchairs

    When we see people with noticeable disabilities or illnesses, even the best among us can become standoffish. It's not necessarily a hostile instinct, and even Ryan Weimer — father of two children in wheelchairs — understands. How do you approach someone if a basic social cue like a handshake isn't possible? Are you supposed to […]
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    Woman Figures Out How To Fake Her Death To Get Out Of Paying Student Loans

    Woman Figures Out How To Fake Her Death To Get Out Of Paying Student Loans

    Americans owe $1.23 trillion in student loan debt as of March 2016. Economists report on how this debt, which particularly maligns young people, is a drain on the American economy, discouraging entrepreneurial pursuits and greatly reducing spending power. On a human level, unimpeachable loans have resulted in countless squandered dreams, disempowerment, homelessness and even suicide. […]
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    This Is How Millennial Republicans Really Feel About Donald Trump

    This Is How Millennial Republicans Really Feel About Donald Trump

    Millennials for Donald Trump, as a concept, feels almost oxymoronic. Even for young Republicans, who tend to apply their “limited government” ideology across social issues that traditional conservatives oppose, such as gay rights and abortion. They hear Trump call for a ban on Muslims. Call Mexicans drug dealers and rapists. Make fun of the mentally […]
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    The Jocks, Volunteers, Social Workers And Survivors Fighting Domestic Violence

    The Jocks, Volunteers, Social Workers And Survivors Fighting Domestic Violence

    Why doesn't she just leave? It's a common question asked in individual cases of domestic violence. Of course, it's rarely an attempt to actually understand a situation. It's rarely even a suggestion. It's a dangerous platitude, one that places the onus of a bad situation on the victim and doesn't reconcile the various pressures that […]
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    Sana's Story: A 24-Year-Old Syrian Refugee Fights To Reunite Her Family

    Sana's Story: A 24-Year-Old Syrian Refugee Fights To Reunite Her Family

    November's terrorist attacks in Paris precipitated an ugly cycle that's become the norm in recent American history. Fear and xenophobia led to the rise of opportunists willing to perpetuate each for personal gain. The current targets: Syrian refugees. The current beneficiary: There's the temptation to say Donald Trump, but he's hardly singular. After all, 31 governors […]
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    Meet The Real Life Jedi Who Have Devoted Their Lives To The Force (Video)

    Meet The Real Life Jedi Who Have Devoted Their Lives To The Force (Video)

    In 2001, census-takers in the United Kingdom and other commonwealth countries noticed a curious trend: nearly 1% of responders designated their religion as Jedism. The impact of a film released nearly 40 years ago is obvious. It's only a slight exaggeration to say those who love “Star Wars” do so religiously. But an actual religion? […]
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    Meet The Rap Group Challenging Our View On Disabilities (Video)

    Meet The Rap Group Challenging Our View On Disabilities (Video)

    Before meeting them, we were fascinated by Zulu P, the group of four developmentally challenged rappers who create some wild beats. Our first meeting was filled with a range of emotions: intrigue, awe, and — admittedly — discomfort. The last probably stemmed from pity, but nonetheless felt typical of most people who, instead of acknowledging […]
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    The Story Behind The Contest To Find The World's Greatest Vagina (Video)

    The Story Behind The Contest To Find The World's Greatest Vagina (Video)

    Is he an assh*le? That's the question everyone asks about sex toy entrepreneur Brian Sloan. It's the question that inspired our video crew to follow him around for a week in Berlin. It was also the last question I asked him during our interview. His answer was “no” but came with a concession, It's not […]