Krystie Lee Yandoli

Abortion Legal In Ireland For First Time (Sorta)

On Wednesday in the Republic of Ireland, a new law that allows women to have abortions, the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act, came into effect. This is the first abortion-supportive legislation that Ireland has ever seen. Under the new act, in…
By Krystie Lee Yandoli

Colo. Pot Rakes In $1 Mill. In 2 Days

We knew Colorado liked pot, and now we know exactly how much: On Wednesday, 24 "pot shops" opened up in the state of Colorado, with the vast majority in Denver, and have pulled in $1 million in two days. "Everything's gone pretty smoothly," said Barb…
By Krystie Lee Yandoli

Facebook Sued For Selling User Info To Advertisers

Ever wondered how the advertisers that target you on Facebook track you down? Well, according to two plaintiffs in a new lawsuit filed against Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and co are sifting through your private messages and selling its contents to adve…
By Krystie Lee Yandoli

Meet The First Asteroid Of 2014

At midnight on Jan. 2, the first asteroid of the year was discovered before it hit the atmosphere. The asteroid, catchily named 2014 AA, was found hours before it actually hit planet Earth — for just the second time in history. 2014 AA was very small…
By Krystie Lee Yandoli

Walmart's Donkey Meat Also Contains Fox

Bad news for Walmart customers in China: the world's largest retailer has recalled its “Five Spice” donkey meat, because tests from the The Shandong Food and Drug Administration revealed the product contained the DNA of other animals. For example, fo…
By Krystie Lee Yandoli

This Kid Must Have The Worst Parents

What happens when two major sports fans from Alabama procreate? A baby named Krimson Tyde enters the world, that's what. Summer and Steven Steele from Andalusia, Alabama selected the name for their son, born on Dec. 17th, as a way to show their appre…
By Krystie Lee Yandoli

Shocker: Eating Slowly Doesn't Make You Skinny

One of the biggest diet myths has finally been debunked: eating slowly doesn’t necessarily help you lose weight, according to a new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Researchers at Texas Christian University an…
By Krystie Lee Yandoli

Why This Pregnant Woman Got Fired

After suffering through three miscarriages, 29-year-old Dreonna Breton of Pennsylvania decided to take extra precautions when she got pregnant this time around. Breton was a nurse at Horizons Healthcare Services when she was told that all employees w…
By Krystie Lee Yandoli

Our Most Unpopular War: Afghanistan Or Vietnam?

It has been over a decade since the United States entered Afghanistan — 12 years, to be exact — and according to a new national poll from CNN, support for the war in Afghanistan has reached an all-time low. Apparently, only 17 percent of people suppo…
By Krystie Lee Yandoli

Danish Cinnamon Rolls Are Causing Trouble

Cinnamon rolls may be all kinds of awesome, but the European Union is having none of it. The EU's proposed ban on cinnamon rolls — or "kanelsnegler" as they're known in Denmark — attempts to limit the amount of coumarin found in the country's foods. …
By Krystie Lee Yandoli

Apparently, Strict Parents Win on This One

Apparently, stricter parents don't always cause their kids to rebel. According to a new study out of Georgetown University, people who were raised by traditionally "authoritative" and "structured" parents are less likely to smoke cigarettes. Research…
By Krystie Lee Yandoli

10 Groundbreaking Statistics From 2013

Say what you will about this past year, but 2013 was an important year for the United States. From government decisions, to current events, to cultural shifts, public opinion polls showed time and again that the times they are a (continuing to) chang…
By Krystie Lee Yandoli

Chiara de Blasio Started an Awesome Conversation

Bill de Blasio — who in case you haven't heard is New York City’s recently elected Democratic mayor — will be sworn into office on New Year's Day. Now, de Blasio’s 19-year-old daughter Chiara has decided to open up about her struggle substance abuse …
By Krystie Lee Yandoli

What To Know About Breast Cancer Testing

While screening for breast cancer certainly seems like a reasonable precaution, experts are now saying that most women don't actually need to go so far as to take genetic tests. According to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), only a sm…
By Krystie Lee Yandoli

We Need To See Movies Like 'Obvious Child'

Back in 2009, a short film named Obvious Child was released online and at a number of film festivals. The romantic comedy is set in Brooklyn and is about a comedian named Donna Stern (played by Jenny Slate of SNL fame) who gets an abortion after real…
By Krystie Lee Yandoli

Why Title IX Should Favor Sex Assault Victims

In the past few months, a number of female students at colleges and universities across the country have filed federal complaints about their schools’ handling of reported sexual assaults. We’ve seen it at UConn, the University of Southern California…
By Krystie Lee Yandoli

Well, This Is a Problematic Punishment

After 20-year-old Alisha Hessler was allegedly physically assaulted in Florida by a man named Gabriel Urena, she gave her perpetrator an unusual option: if he wore a sign that said, "I beat women. Honk if I am a scumbag" at a major intersection in Ta…
By Krystie Lee Yandoli

Utah's Shocking Gay Marriage Ruling

It’s a Christmas miracle — or, maybe just a call to common sense. On Friday, a federal judge struck down Utah’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby issued a 53-page ruling, deciding the ban violates what the …
By Krystie Lee Yandoli

10 Places Prostitution Is Totally Legal

Technically, prostitution already wasn't illegal in Canada. But in our logical neighbor's backyard, there were a lot of related activities that were classified as criminal offenses. On Friday, Canada's Supreme Court struck down anti-prostitution laws…
By Krystie Lee Yandoli

Did Jolie's Mastectomy Raise Cancer Awareness?

Back in May, actress Angelina Jolie wrote a New York Times op-ed about her decision to undergo a double mastectomy. Jolie’s mother, Marcheline Bertrand, died of breast cancer, which made the actress hyper-aware that she's genetically predisposed to d…
By Krystie Lee Yandoli