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'Survivor' Is Shaking Up Its Premise Again For Season 36

Survivor 35: Healers Vs. Heroes Vs. Hustlers is wrapping up Dec. 20 on CBS, and it's turning into quite the battle. This season has been filled with idol strip searches, clues under pasta plates, and a whole lot of emotional stories. Fans though are …
By Hannah Shapiro

Everything You Need To Know About The New 'Survivor' Cast

If you listen closely, you can hear the sounds of coconuts being cracked open and the gentle voice of Jeff Probst saying, "Survivors Ready." OK, not really of course — but Survivor 35: Heroes Vs. Healers Vs. Hustlers premieres Wednesday, Sept. 26 on …
By Hannah Shapiro

Why Outing 'Survivor's Zeke Smith Was Beyond Unacceptable

Popular reality TV game show Survivor is no stranger to controversy or to nasty animosity. Over the show's 34 seasons, fans have been treated to backstabbing, sabotage, and drama galore. However, the venerated program saw an ugly turn this week when …
By Mari Brighe

Get To Know The 'Survivor' Season 34 Cast

A year ago, I traveled to Fiji to compete with a bunch of strangers for a million dollars and the title of "Sole Survivor." I didn't eat much, didn't sleep, and pooped in the ocean for 39 days straight. I was a contestant on the oldest running realit…
By Hannah Shapiro

'Survivor' Should Switch It Up With These Tribes

Well, Survivor fans, you made it through grueling immunity challenges, tribal council blindsides, and tears on tears on tears, but you did it. You got to the two-hour Season 33 finale of Survivor airing Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. And now…
By Laura Rosenfeld

Why I Don't Give Two Sh*ts About Turner's Release

Ever since Brock Turner and his lenient prison sentence became the poster child for rape culture, my email inbox, text threads, and every social media news feed under the sun (minus Instagram, interestingly) has become a hotbed of facts, fallacies, a…
By Alicia Ostarello

'Survivor' Is Still Must-See TV

OK, I'll say it: Survivor was especially tough this season. On top of the three mandated evacuations for contestants with heat stroke, infections, and um, gastroenterological distress, the castaways were in near-constant discomfort or danger. I mean,…
By Aubrey Page

Twitter Users Share #ThingsThatDidntBreakMe

Although real life isn't Girl Scouts, it's hard to shake the feeling that some folks deserve a medal for surviving the worst of the worst. Whether it's experiences with abuse, sexism, money troubles or relationship woe, Twitter users have been sharin…
By Kristen Sollee

15 Reality TV Couples That Make Perfect Pairs

Though plenty of evidence suggests that reality TV is the nail in the proverbial coffin for Hollywood couples (I'm still not over Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson, guys), there are actually many examples of couples who either met on reality TV and for…
By Arielle Tschinkel

What Cancer & Infertility Have Taught Me

As I lay on the exam table, my main goal was to focus on my doctor instead of the throbbing rib pain that my pancreatic tumor was causing. It was one of seven tumors — four of which were in my organs. I’d just been diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkins…
By Carrie Cabral

'Jessica Jones' & My Experience As A Survivor

At first, it didn’t seem like such a big deal not to eat at Balthazaar anymore — there were other French bistros in Manhattan, after all. Then my best friend moved, and I realized that I couldn’t take the train past his stop without experiencing hear…
By Patricia Grisafi

The Night I Was Drugged

The exact details of the night that I was drugged elude me. From the timeline I was able to piece together through text messages, phone calls, and cab receipts, I arrived at Bar #1 around 12:15 a.m. The man I was seeing at the time, H, and I went to …
By Crystal MacKenzie

Vicki Gardner Is A Community Leader

Virginia journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward were fatally shot while on the air Wednesday morning, but there was a third victim who survived. Who is Vicki Gardner, the Virginia TV shooting survivor? Parker was interviewing Gardner at Bridgewater …
By Lauren Holter

8 'Big Brother' Twists We Need To See

In the game of Big Brother, there's no such thing as an accident. The conspicuous absence of the BB Takeover since Week 4 has people scratching their heads and wondering when the other shoe is going to drop. The BB Takeover is definitely going to m…
By Chelsea Mize

I Am A Rape Victim Who Turned To Stripping

“I just don’t even know who I am anymore” is a statement I often hear while working with domestic abuse victims — one that saddens me, and is reflective of an issue that no one seems to be talking about. The girl uttering those words was a rape victi…
By Eden Strong

Pemba Lama, 15, Rescued After 5 Days Under Rubble

Five days after the devastating earthquake that killed at least 5,600 in Nepal, a teenage boy was pulled from the rubble in Kathmandu. Onlookers applauded as the boy, identified as 15-year-old Pemba Lama, was extracted from the remains of a guesthous…
By Kirsten O'Regan

The Irony Of Loretta Lynch's Delayed Confirmation

The recent debate over the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, which has been stalled in the Senate for the past month, is what many senators have called a "sad irony" because it has prevented senators from confirming Loretta Lynch, President Bar…
By Josephine B. Yurcaba

Photo Series Explores Gunshot Survivors

When we often learn of unfortunate situations that result in someone getting injured, we often call them victims. Although it might be politically correct, sometimes it causes us to turn a blind eye to the people that survive, and the stories that th…
By Rikki Byrd

7-Year-Old Girl Is Lone Survivor Of Plane Crash

As the world continues to reel from the AirAsia crash, another tragic aviation accident occurred here in Kentucky. According to the Associated Press, a 7-year-old girl is the lone survivor of a plane crash that killed her parents, her sister, and her…
By Lauren Barbato

A Boston Bombing Survivor Said Yes to the Dress

Confession? Bride Day Friday — TLC's wedding themed block — is my guilty pleasure. I have approximately zero intention of getting married anytime soon but I like pretty dresses, crazed women, and the blatant emotional manipulation of the audience. It…
By Jamie Cuccinelli