Netflix done good. Netflix done reeeeeeal good. According to a recent post on Netflix’s blog, Netflix employees now have unlimited maternity and paternity leave. You read that right: unlimited maternity and paternity leave. Not only do both mothers and fathers receive leave after the arrival of their new child, but “parents can return part-time, full-time, or return and then go back out as needed. We’ll just keep paying them normally, eliminating the headache of switching to state or disability pay.” Is this not fantastic? It’s fantastic. Read More
Fujifilm just released an iteration of their bestselling mirrorless camera, the X-T1, with one crucial difference: the new model, X-T1 IR can see through clothing. IR can see infrared light and long-wave ultraviolet light, which not only yields some interesting photos (think of that trippy Photobooth filter!), but also the ability to zoom right through thin clothing. Fujifilm denies creating the camera for voyeurs, insisting it’s designed with crime-scene investigators, healthcare applications, and scientists in mind. Read More
I have trouble sleeping and I knew I had to get to bed to wake up early the next day, so I took an Ambien, washed up, and got ready to go to bed. I checked my phone and saw a male friend of mine had left a text: “I missed the last train home, can I crash at your place?” Of course he could crash at my place. How could I say no? And so, growing sleepier as the Ambien kicked in, I let this boy into my apartment. I had warned him before he even got there, “I took an Ambien, so I’m going straight to bed.” He assured me that was fine. Read More
Julie Klausner is one hell of a broad. The 37-year-old creator, co-star, co-writer, and executive producer (along with Amy Poehler) of Hulu’s new comedy series Difficult People (out August 5) is a thoroughly modern Millie. After all, the luminous redhead has a wildly popular podcast—How Was Your Week?—as well as the aforementioned brand new show on a new media platform. Read More
Women of the workplace, unite! Even your office building’s air conditioner is sexist, new research suggests. This week, two scientists (both male, thanks fellas!) published a study revealing the guidelines most office buildings use to set temperatures were created in the 60s, when women were largely absent from office environments. You know, because we weren’t wanted there and women aren’t fit for work outside the home, blah, blah. With only male employees, the “thermal comfort model” equation was formulated with male metabolic rates in mind. Read More
Kevin Bacon wants to see wiener. Balls, butts, the whole nine yards. In a recent video, Bacon hilariously demands more male nudity in films and television, but he just may have a point. It’s true that you can catch more than a glimpse of boobs or lady tush in a single episode of Game of Thrones or True Blood, but you’ll rarely - if ever - see more than a shirtless man. What gives? We’re not just being deprived of some serious man junk, though. No, no. Read More
The latest issue of Allure has a feature on how to achieve hairstyles popular in the 1970’s. It includes an Afro, which was (and remains) a symbol of Black Power. To model this, they chose to use a white woman. The fact that this ran so soon after the much-publicized criticism of Rachel Dolezal is simply baffling. There’s been TONS of backlash against this ridiculousness. Here's some highlights: Via Twitter Via Instagram Via Twitter Via Instagram In response to this, Allure said, “The Afro has a rich cultural and aesthetic history. Read More
“Maintain a healthy diet and exercise,” they said, “you’ll live a long and happy life if you do.” Guess what? They were wrong. Okay, maybe not entirely, but 110 year-old Agnes Fenton says that the reason she’s gotten to that age is because she drinks three beers and a shot of whiskey a day.  Long ago, when Agnes was experiencing her only medical issue, a benign tumor, a doctor prescribed her three Miller High Life beers per diem.  She decided to add a daily shot of whiskey (Johnny Walker Blue Label to be exact, because she’s classy as hell). Read More
Yesterday, in a 53-46 vote, the measure to defund Planned Parenthood failed. YAHOO. Many conservatives in both the House and Senate are still willing to do whatever it takes (no matter how absurd and irresponsible) to block federal funding to Planned Parenthood. For instance, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told reporters the GOP should use "any and every procedural tool available" to defund Planned Parenthood. Read More
Nearly two weeks ago a gunman opened fire during a screening of Trainwreck in Lafayette, Louisiana. Eleven people were shot and three people were killed, including the gunman. Now, actress and comedian Amy Schumer is working with her second cousin Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) as he unveils new legislation to combat gun violence. The two Schumers presented the proposed legislation at a news conference Monday. The legislation would reward states that submit information to the background-check system and penalize states that don't comply. "These shootings have got to stop. Read More