Adrienne Vogt
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When ‘Textual Harassment’ Goes Too Far

Lauren* got home late one Friday night in March, feeling great after celebrating her friend’s birthday. She turned on her iPad as she got ready to relax in her Brooklyn apartment. But her feelings of happiness immediately turned to anxiety as she was…
By Adrienne Vogt

Guys, This is a Real Photograph!

Tuesday saw an end of an era when Microsoft ended support for its Windows XP operating system. Still, no-one will miss it too much — except, maybe, photographer Charles O'Rear. He actually took the photo that became Microsoft XP's default background …
By Adrienne Vogt

Lab-Grown Vaginas Are A Thing Now

Thanks to science, four women who were born without fully functional vaginas now lead normal lives. These women were the first people to have custom-made lab-grown vagina implants, and researchers report that they all doing just fine. The new organs …
By Adrienne Vogt

Child Dies in Day Care Hit-and-Run

It's a parent's worst nightmare: One girl is dead after a car was plowed into a Florida day care, injuring 13 others. The driver, whom authorities believe is an ex-convict named Robert Alex Corchado, then sped away from KinderCare Learning Center in …
By Adrienne Vogt

Teen Stabbing Suspect to be Charged as Adult

The teen who went on a stabbing rampage today at a Pennsylvania high school has been identified and will be charged as an adult, authorities say. The teen, identified as 16-year-old Alex Hribal by court documents obtained by CNN, will face four count…
By Adrienne Vogt

What's Going On With This Secret Space Plane?

Hope you're not paranoid, because there's been a mystery space plane orbiting Earth for 500 days or so. Oh, and the Pentagon won't disclose why it's been up there so long, what it's doing, or when it's coming back. The X-37B already broke the record …
By Adrienne Vogt

Electricity Could Help Paralyzed Move Again

It all started when one man was able to wiggle his toes. An electrical stimulator is helping four men paralyzed with spinal cord injuries to move once more, and it's as amazing as it sounds: Thanks to the device, the men can sit up, move their legs, …
By Adrienne Vogt

Forbidden Farm Love Produced this Adorable Baby

Squee! On a farm in Ireland, a rare sheep-goat mix has been born, and you should immediately stop whatever you're doing right now to marvel at how predictably cute it is. Owner Pat Murphy is raising the week-old "geep" like a lamb, and its mother is …
By Adrienne Vogt

Ebola Death Toll Rises In West Africa

Several countries in western Africa remain on edge as they deal with the rising death toll from an Ebola virus outbreak. Officials estimate that 84 people have died from the virus, which is highly contagious, and more than 130 people in three countri…
By Adrienne Vogt

George W. Bush's 6 Best Quotes About His Paintings

While we're over here worrying about the pullout of troops from Iraq, the fragile state of security in Afghanistan, and a continually soaring national debt, former President George W. Bush has been painting up a storm. Bush is channeling his inner Bo…
By Adrienne Vogt

Kent State on Lockdown After Reports of Gunfire

Kent State University was placed on lockdown after reports that a shot was fired at the school. Students at the Ohio university received a campus text-message alert urging them to stay in place and away from the area of Bowman Hall on the school's ma…
By Adrienne Vogt

Mississippi Passes Awful 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Here we go again. Mississippi passed a bill Tuesday that critics say is just a thinly veiled disguise of anti-gay discrimination legislation, potentially making it legal for anyone to refuse service to LGBT customers. Proponents counter that the bill…
By Adrienne Vogt

Hobby Lobby Invests In Contraception Manufacturers

Irony alert: Arts-and-crafts store Hobby Lobby, who is fighting Obamacare's contraception mandate in the Supreme Court, actually invests millions of dollars of retirement funds into companies that produce contraception. An investigation by Mother Jon…
By Adrienne Vogt

'Hunger Games': Fast Food Breakfast Wars Edition

Unless you've been living under a rock this week, you know that Taco Bell introduced its new breakfast menu, with the Waffle Taco as its pièce de résistance. Whether this news makes you want to barf or cry tears of joy, there's no denying that Taco B…
By Adrienne Vogt

3 Pillars Of Democracy Putin Could Care Less About

As Russian troops inch precariously close to Ukraine's border, President Obama has reiterated that President Vladimir Putin should move Russian military forces back now to reduce tensions with Ukraine and the rest of the world. The United Nations Sec…
By Adrienne Vogt

Should College Athletes Be Treated Like Employees?

This could be a game-changer. The Chicago National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern's football players should be considered employees of the school and have the right to unionize. The NLRB says the athletes deserve union rights because t…
By Adrienne Vogt

Hawaii Flip Flops On Prostitutes & Cops

Authorities in Hawaii are set to trash a bill exemption that allows police to have sex with prostitutes, which basically everyone — besides Hawaii coops — agreed was really terrible idea in the first place. Honolulu police and a state senator finally…
By Adrienne Vogt

Is an Apple 'Healthbook' On The Horizon?

Apple is about to take a bite out of the fitness industry, it seems. With the impending introduction of iOS 8 later this year, experts speculate that Apple will introduce Healthbook, an extremely detailed app that may be able to track everything from…
By Adrienne Vogt

Uh-Oh, E-Cigs Aren't Looking So Safe After All

Attempts by the $1.5 billion e-cigarette industry to brand itself as a safer alternative to smoking has gone up in smoke (or vapor.) New data shows that emergency rooms in the U.S. are seeing more young children with liquid nicotine poisoning. A smal…
By Adrienne Vogt

School Asks 8-Year-Old To Dress More Like A Girl

Well, this is awful: A Christian school in Virginia has told one little girl that she can be refused enrollment next year — because she looks too much like a boy. Timberlake Christian School apparently wrote a letter to the family of Sunnie Kahle, no…
By Adrienne Vogt