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  Sinead O’Connor, the Irish rocker who became a staple of the sad rock that was huge in the 90’s, gave her fans a scare when she tweeted about her depression and her desperate need for medication and psychiatric help last January.   Shortly after, the bipolar singer attempted suicide for the second time, overdosing on pills.      But there’s good news from all this gloom.  O’Connor has since made a full recovery, and has been asked to take part in The Suicide Safer event in Brighton, England.  Suicide Safer...
A new survey released by the Women’s Media Center (a non-profit organization founded by Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, and Robin Morgan) revealed that roughly three-quarters of the presidential coverage in newspapers is written by men.  The survey included well-known papers such as The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal, among others.  From January 1 to April 25, 76% of articles were written by men, and from April 16 to August 25, 72% of articles were written by men.   We already know it’s...
I don’t even own a TV, so it’s not really difficult for me to avoid 16 and Pregnant. However, even if my apartment was filled wall-to-wall with televisions (which would be a  pretty weird decorating choice, but whatever), I’d probably avoid the hit MTV reality show. Admittedly, I have seen a few episodes, but I always find the show pretty tragic. When I do watch TV, I prefer something a bit more lighthearted, like 30 Rock, or Parks and Rec, or okay,...
Remember when Todd Akin, the Republican representative currently vying for a seat on the Missouri Senate, made his now-infamous rape gaffe earlier this month? Well, it looks like angry white men across the country just can't stop committing political suicide by drowning in Akin’s word vomit. From “legitimate rape” to “forcible rape” and everything in between, here are five of the worst rape-related comments lawmakers made this month. Oh, P.S. Not one of them has a uterus.     1. Missouri Rep. Todd Akin: "First of all, from...
Flight of the Conchords is one of our all-time favorite television shows, so you can imagine how heartbroken we were when Jermaine Clement and Bret McKenzie never came back to HBO for a third season. This new song from the duo, created to help the New Zealand charity, Cure Kids, makes the pain a little  easier. Clement and McKenzie reunited to ask kids how they should write a song for charity. The guys are as hilarious as always, and the kids are pretty funny, as well...
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