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Adorable Video Rockets Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys Into the Celebrity Couple Crush Stratosphere

The internet has many boyfriends—be they handsome actors with smooth dance moves, cave-loving premiers of massive North American nations, or Tom Hiddleston. Thus far, however, the roster of couple crushes has been scandalously skimpy. It’s basically the Obamas and the Carters. Now, thanks to the Hollywood Reporter, we can add Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys to the pantheon.

Most Americans Support Legal Late-Term Abortions for Zika-Related Birth Defects

A new poll from STAT and Harvard University has found that the majority of Americans support legal late-term abortions in cases where the fetus has probably developed Zika-related microcephaly.

Vogue: It’s Time to Feel Bad About Your Wrinkly Cleavage

Moore’s Law is an early computing principle that observed transistors were shrinking so fast that every two years the number of them that would fit on a single chip could double. There’s a similar accelerative shrinkage principle at work in women’s magazines. Show More Summary

Why Is Esquire Giving a Platform to Grizzled Bigot Clint Eastwood?

Do not read Clint Eastwood’s recent Esquire interview until you’re sitting down. Do not read it less than 30 minutes after eating a meal. Do not read his latest secretion of racist, anti-woman phlegm if you’re about to attend an important meeting, look after a small child, or operate heavy machinery.

Joe Biden Wishes Barack Obama a Happy Birthday by Tweeting a Photo of Friendship Bracelets

When wading into the waters of the public happy-birthday message, it’s ideal to do something that reflects your relationship with the recipient. For President Obama’s 55 th birthday Thursday, his wife, first lady Michelle Obama, went...Show More Summary

Higher Minimum Wages Lead to Healthier Newborns, According to Two New Studies

The potential benefits of raising the federal minimum wage continues to be a matter of controversy among economists. Proponents of a minimum wage hike believe it would reduce poverty and decrease income inequality. Skeptics argue that it would lead to fewer jobs and higher prices. Show More Summary

President Obama Wrote an Essay About Feminism for Glamour, and It’s Not Bad

In the battle of North American male-feminist heads of state, America has just one-upped Canada big time. On Thursday morning, Barack Obama published an essay about feminism in Glamour, and it does not suck.

No One Should Be Surprised That a Young Boy Called Hillary the B-Word at a Trump Rally

When a boy who looked no more than 10 years old repeatedly screamed “Take the bitch down” at each invocation of Hillary Clinton’s name at a Donald Trump rally in Ashburn, Virginia on Tuesday, his yells landed like a thunderbolt.

Saatchi & Saatchi Chairman Resigns After Making Sexist Comments, Acting Like a Jerk

The chairman of advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi announced his resignation on Wednesday after an outcry following remarks that were widely perceived as sexist. Business Insider published an interview with Kevin Roberts last Friday in which Roberts denied that gender diversity is a problem in the advertising industry. Show More Summary

You Must Watch Kate McKinnon Gush Over Her 17-Pound Cat, Nino

In the enduring global battle for the hypothetical affections of Kate McKinnon, every last one of us has lost to a handsome male named Nino. McKinnon describes Nino as “the funniest person you’ve never heard of.” According to the Saturday Night Live comedian and Ghostbusters star, Nino is also “17 pounds” and “my personal cat.”

Shirtless Justin Trudeau Pops Out of a Canadian Cave and Charms a Family of Hikers

Things you might reasonably expect to encounter while spelunking: bats, for sure. Stalactites, probably. While you’re at it, stalagmites. But a glowing, sun-dappled, half-naked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau?! Believe it, ba...

Korryn Gaines Is the Ninth Black Woman Shot and Killed By Police in the U.S. This Year

On Monday afternoon, 23-year-old Korryn Gaines became the ninth black woman to be killed by police in the U.S. this year. Gaines was shot in her Randallstown, Maryland home after a several-hour standoff with Baltimore County police officers, who were there to apprehend her after she failed to appear in court for charges stemming from a March traffic stop.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Bans Sex Offenders From Playing Pokémon Go

Registered sex offenders in the state of New York will no longer be able to download and play Pokémon Go thanks to an order Governor Andrew Cuomo sent to the state’s Department of Corrections on Monday. In addition to prohibiting sex...Show More Summary

Court Rules Former Columbia Student Suspended for Alleged Rape Can Sue for “Anti-Male Bias”

Title IX, a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination at schools that get federal funding, is usually invoked by alleged victims of sexual assault who say their universities failed to adequately respond to their reports. On Friday, the 2 nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made it easier for men accused of sexual assault to sue schools for taking the alleged victims’ side.

Here’s a Really Good Pro-Life Argument for Hillary Clinton

Shannon Dingle is a mom of six who blogs about “all facts of [her] life, from family to ministry and products we love to perspectives on race, adoption, faith, disability, and more.” Previously, Dingle was a single-issue voter—she strongly opposes abortion—and consistently voted Republican. Show More Summary

Mansplaining Is Real! But Male Self-Citation in Academic Work Isn’t So Simple.

“New study finds that men are often their own favorite experts on any given subject,” ran the headline to a Washington Post Wonkblog entry published on Monday. The post’s art was a deeply irritating stock photo of a profoundly self-satisfied white guy in a button-down. Show More Summary

Donald and Eric Trump Imagine What Ivanka Should Do If She Was Sexually Harassed

Donald Trump, who has said that the sexual harassment allegations more than 20 women have made against Roger Ailes are “totally unfounded,” has some advice for Ivanka. If his daughter experienced sexual harassment on the job, the candidate said, “I would like to think she would find another career or find another company.”

Can You Trust Yourself to Make Healthful Food Choices When You’re Ordering on a Touchscreen?

If you’ve eaten at a Chili’s, Uno Pizzeria, or Applebee’s in recent years, you might have encountered a touchscreen menu: a tablet from which you can select your order instead of talking to a server. Uno found that installing touchscreen menus in some restaurants pushed their dessert sales up by 30 percent, Planet Money reported last year. Show More Summary

Trump’s Smear of the Khan Family Shows How Islamophobes Use Feminism to Stoke Fear

Say what you will about Donald Trump’s treatment of women, but the man has learned a thing or two from Western feminism. In an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Saturday, Trump wondered whether Ghazala Khan, who stood...Show More Summary

Is Casting Hillary as Mom-in-Chief Good for Moms? It’s Complicated.

The moral virtues of motherhood was one of the major leitmotifs of the Democratic National Convention. Michelle Obama praised Hillary Clinton for her “lifelong devotion to our nation’s children; not just her own daughter, who she has...Show More Summary

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