May 25, 2012
Mitt Romney's Got A New Education Plan — But He Should Really Look To Finland If He Wants To Be Improve Our Schools
Schools in Finland are among the best in the world, whereas the U.S. routinely ranks somewhere down around 25th or 30th. Cenk talks to reporter Anu Partanan about her coverage in "The Atlantic" that explains how one country is getting an A+ in educa…
His alter ego is as an adopted stray named Wingshing. But at night he fights crime, obviously.
Besides not looking "stupid." The Fashion Mailbag is here to help by explaining smart's various interpretations when it comes to dress code.
He is such a good dancer!!!! What a cute li'l scientologist.
Nothing in that headline is inaccurate or an exaggeration. Mao Sugiyama is a Japanese chef who recently served his/her surgically removed male genitals to five connoisseurs for about $250 a plate. WARNING: Yes, there are photos.
Here is a tweet that Gawker writer Max Read retweeted a few days ago. RT @DavidWinkies: @max_read actually if you call a lawyer and say you're white a dude and str8, they say you have no case #truestory— max read (@max_read) May 23, 2012 So, sor…
You probably couldn't make it to Cannes. Not to worry! These films from Cannes directors on Netflix are crazier than anything they're showing in France.
"Put" your best face forward! There could be a whole other more challenging Olympic event called "Photogenic Shotput."
Holly Van Toast AKA the "topless paparazzo" struck again!
Rory McIlroy's about to miss his second cut in a row as world #1. Know how long Tiger went without missing a cut?
Last month, boyband-of-the-moment One Direction turned down an invitation to perform at the White House. But last night, this Secret Service agent could be seen with his charge at their Washington, D.C. concert.
This serves as a reminder that most of us, contrary to reality television, are actually decent people. From the great city of Lawrence, Kansas.
Levi Johnston had his 15 minutes of fame -- and about $1 million of fortune -- but now he's reportedly penniless and living with his mother in Alaska.
The games you'd be playing today, if only things had gone differently.
It's like she raided Aphrodite's closet. Plus one Hollywood star just announced her engagement and a man is filing for divorce on the grounds that his wife is a crazy cat lady.
A risky move, both in execution and interpretation, that is not to be attempted by amateurs. From amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2012 event at Cannes. Angelina Jolie's Right Leg is doing a slow, teary-eyed clap right now.
These ultrasounds sure look like something other than a human baby.
Beast told Mark he would've been a great CFO, and now look what happened.
The judge gave Amber Portwood one last chance, but it appears she's given up on herself. The Teen Mom star, who was recently arrested again for probation violation, has reportedly given up on rehab -- and asked to go to prison instead. The 22-ye…
Drivers Shea Holbrook, Verena Mei, and Emilee Tominovich, members of racing's first all-female team, talked to me about their dads, Danica Patrick, and how much they sweat during a race (hint: a lot).
I'd love to be able to say, as one does about C.S. Lewis, "oh, I didn't get the super-offensive subtext about how Muslims inadvertently worship a flaming devil-beast, even though Jesus will still consider taking them to heaven so long as they don't …
I have to cover news, and sadly, not every story can be puppy dogs and ice cream and Zac Efron getting peed on. This one is much less fun. You may remember Transformers 3 extra Gabriela Cedillo, who was left with brain injuries after an accident on …
The ethics of slightly used gadgets as presents. Plus, what do you when you send someone a highly insulting text message they weren't meant to see?
The GOP counts 14 Democrats who have broken ranks with the president over his attacks on Bain. "It's been a bad week for President Obama but a bad three years for Americans."
It's weird that people can't seem to understand it when a woman keeps her name after marriage.
Getting a birthday gift from your spouse is always a treat -- and when you have four wives, the gift should be four times as awesome, right? Well, not exactly. In this iVillage exclusive clip from the upcoming episode of
Good. Great. Wait, no. This is actually terrifying and not OK. I am not OK with this.
A 28-year-old Dominican dancer revealed that she was asked to dress up as Barack Obama at one of Berlusconi's racy "bunga bunga" parties. The former Italian prime minister is currently on trial for charges of hiring an underage prostitute and then abusing his powers to get her released from police custody after she was caught stealing from her roommate.
Mark this down as a win for society.
Thank you for responding to my online dating ad. Allow me to give you a tour of the home that we can share together.
This is what happens when your teammate tries to throw the ball through you.
First people were let down by her low-key wedding dress, and now they're bummed about her relatively modest ruby ring. Maybe they should stop trying to live vicariously through her.
Shut the beach down — there are white-finned, killer albino sharks all over the Jersey Shore!!! Yeah, this movie is gonna be great. Here's 15 reasons why:
This can only end poorly. In what may be the most condescending memo ever leaked, Sony feels confident the out-of-left-field firing of Harmon will fall off the public radar quickly.
The Dragon has landed! Photos of this morning's historic, first-ever instance of a private space craft docking with the International Space Station.
California, the first state to ban gendered pricing in 1996, found that, on average, women spent an extra $1,351 per year in these extra costs and fees.
Some kids asked him if he would walk in slow motion for a video, naturally he said yes.
If you’re tired of conventional, familiar Memorial Day fare, here are five new dishes you never thought would work well with smoke. Including oysters and peaches!
Those sights primarily being Kim Kardashian. Caught lookin'!
The Miami Heat guard was ridiculed by the Internet last night, when he arrived at the arena in pink pants. Those people clearly don't understand the power of SWAG.
He's only 15 years old, but he may soon save thousands of lives. Jack Andraka of Crownsville, Maryland won first place at this year's Intel Science Talent Search. He did so by devising a simple dipstick test that can detect pancreatic cancer cheaper…
Holly Deveaux will play the 26-year-old, who has been vilified by the public after a Florida jury found her not guilty of killing her two-year-old daughter Caylee.
So, Dan Harmon got fired and replaced by two guys, Guarascio and Port. Looks like "they've" got some fine (obviously fake!) ideas.
Including when, exactly, he rode the ostrich. "I absolutely was kind of winging it a little."
She was arrested for a DUI this morning and this is her mugshot. She looks pretty amused.
Also known as, Gettin' Jiggy With It For Grandparents.
Dean-a-ling: Dennis Culver's drawings of Jim Rash in Dean's many outfits are pretty fantastic.
According to a study, men were attracted to women who demonstrated "dumb" characteristics that made them seem "exploitable" – such as biting their lips or looking tired. Oh, great.
She's going to vegas! Okay, so her mother is going to vegas, but they should put this little girl through to the next round for extreme cuteness.
We were really excited when we saw how amazingly fierce Tilda Swinton looked all drag queened-out on the cover of Candy Magazine #4. Little did we know that this juicy little gem was lingering within the pages: “Baby Boom,” shot by Steven Klein and …
Bruno Walpoth uses simple carving tools to turn pieces of wood (lime and walnut) into human sculptures with detailed features that seen from afar look incredibly life-like. He has been sculpting since the '70s, and his talent shows in these amazing carvings. Warning: Some of these images may be NSFW.
The legislation would make abortion rights government policy. The President promised to sign the bill it "first thing" as President during a speech to Planned Parenthood in 2008. In an April 2009 speech the President said the bill was not his "highest legislative priority. The bill won't pass the Republican House, and he hasn't touched the issue since.
Barry was quite the accomplished marijuana enthusiast back in high school and college. Excerpts from David Maraniss' Barack Obama: The Story dealing with the elaborate drug culture surrounding the president when he attended Punahou School in Honolulu and Occidental College in Los Angeles. He inhaled. A lot.
There's a driving technique called heel-and-toe where the driver uses all three pedals (brake, clutch, throttle) at once to make deceleration smoother, especially in the turns.
This year’s International Cannes Film Festival has provided us with more gorgeous photos of gorgeous people in even more gorgeous clothing than we could wish for from a thousand Academy Awards red carpets combined. But just when we thought our daily…
So, here's a good one. [Jack's note: Add yours in the comments! We're going to need at least a hundred of these to make it through the day.]
In reality, Steve Jobs did return to Apple... and not only did he save the company (widely seen as doom as its stock plunged to $10 per share in the late '90s) he turned it into the most valuable in the world. It almost didn't happen, though; Jobs p…
NEW YORK (MainStreet) -- Turns out the recipe for cooking Google's(GOOG) goose -- or Amazon's(AMZN), eBay's(EBAY), Facebook's(FB) or really any Web giant for that matter -- is pretty darn simple.
Despite her widely admired bod (her arms practically have their own fan club), Michelle Obama says she doesn’t relish putting on a swimsuit, which we all know is a soul-sucking experience sometimes. In fact, she told People, she steadfastly avoids b…
This syllabus, accessed online, from a course then State Senator Barack Obama was teaching on voting rights showed the President taught about Bush v. Gore. He also had an AOL email address.
Every profile of Joan Didion begins the same way: some quasi-poetic observation of the slight figure she cuts out there in the world, seguing to a contrast with what has often been called the "steely" quality of her prose. (Most hilariously awkward …
A reader's girlfriend has a sudden religious conversion that leaves her not knowing what she wants.
Big Bang Theory's Sheldon Cooper may be the epitome of bluntness, but the man who portrays him, Jim Parsons, is a bit more subtle. Two-time Emmy winner Parsons quietly came out in a May 23 New York Times profile that -- three-quarters of the way thr…
“I was shocked when I found out that there is not a single study where dieting was successful for more than 5 percent of people. Most people can lose weight, but the body has physiological and psychological responses that cause the weight to be reg…
According to a lawsuit filed Wednesday, Stone's former nanny and live-in housekeeper Erlina T. Elemen is claiming damages for harassment sustained by the Basic Instinct star. Elemen says that Stone insulted her Filipino accent by telling her not to …
Gary Connery is apparently the first person to skydive out of an aircraft and land on the ground without injury without the use of a parachute.
We knew skinny jeans could sometimes be ego-damaging, but now doctors are warning that they may be physically damaging as well. ABC News reports that they can cause a nerve disorder called meralgia paresthetica. So do we need to immediately throw ou…
Does Anja Rubik know good sex? We’ll soon be finding out: The catwalk queen with the pelvic bone seen round the world is set to relaunch 25 Magazine, a project she started way back in 2009 with her then-future husband, fellow model Sasha Knezevic. S…
Gucci has won the three-year-long legal battle over a Guess logo and diamond pattern that the luxury brand says are direct copies of Gucci trademarks. But while Gucci may be the victor, the company isn’t exactly raking in the dough like they expecte…
The company will reportedly announce a deal with OnLive or Gaikai at E3.
DRESDEN, Germany, May 23 (UPI) -- A 16-year-old in Germany who solved a centuries-old math problem credited his accomplishment to "schoolboy naivety."
What’s cooler than getting a Rufio tattoo to cover up your Edward Cullen tattoo? The possibility of a Hook sequel centered on Rufio, easily the coolest Filipino character in early 90s pirate films not counting Cutthroat Island. This according to Dan…