You Want Your Daughters To Feel Safe In College, But Here's Why They Often Can't

You Want Your Daughters To Feel Safe In College, But Here’s Why They Often Can’t

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_58155d1af1376’).addService(googletag.pubads()) googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_MB”, “VN_”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_SC”, “VN_ORGN”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_TS”, “TS_D”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_AT”, “VN_ORGN_PG_D_REV_1.0_ASYNC_DEFAULT”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_CC”, “VN_ORGN_D_UNK_118255_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_58155d1af1376’); }); On Thursday, October 20, University of Wisconsin Madison student Alec R. Cook was charged with four counts of sexual assault for attacking another student. Since the 20-year-old’s arrest, many other women have come forward and reported similar occurrences on campus and in his apartment. One student’s report of being inappropriately touched multiple times during class this year brought 15 more counts against him. However, the most disturbing part of this whole situation is that Cook has been keeping lists of potential women to stalk, rape, and even kill. Though Cook has been suspended and banned from the school, the emotional and physical damage has already been done to his victims. But what can we do to prevent this kind of violence before it happens? Some schools and parents are […]

In Honor Of Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize, Here Are 6 Dylan Songs Made Famous By Others

In Honor Of Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize, Here Are 6 Dylan Songs Made Famous By Others

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Bob Dylan’s lyrical prowess has never been kept secret or overlooked, and the Nobel Committee just honored the prolific singer-songwriter with the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature. While the win has kicked up some controversy in literary circles, it’s easy to argue that Dylan’s songwriting stands at the helm of his success. Very few artists adjust to the ebb and flow of musical tides quite like he’s done since the early ’60s. Fewer still pen lines that never lose their consequence or relevance in changing times. His strange, relentless cadence is instantly recognizable. His iconic tracks continue to fill coffee shops, ride on radio waves, and fly in the face of generational difference. But sometimes, mastery is found in the last place you’d think to look. To honor his Nobel Prize win, let’s leave no stone unturned. Here are six Bob Dylan songs made famous by […]

People Are Totally Freaking Out Over This Swing, And You Will Be Too When You See It

People Are Totally Freaking Out Over This Swing, And You Will Be Too When You See It

A bucket list staple for intrepid travelers, Hawaii’s Haiku Stairs attract hundreds of adventurers every year. This hiking trail on the island of O’ahu is made up of almost 4,000 steps, and it provides climbers with unbeatable views from atop the Ko’olau mountain range. The only catch? Sadly, it’s been illegal to use the trail since 1987, and a storm rendered the stairs totally unsafe in 2015. And if you know anything whatsoever about humans, you know that plenty of people go right ahead and ignore all of that nonsense on a daily basis. In fact, one search on Yelp yields hundreds of reviews written by daredevils who decided to climb the Haiku Stairs anyway. Wikimedia Commons One such daredevil built a swing alongside the trail because that doesn’t sound like a terrible idea at all. As you might imagine, young people have taken it upon themselves to say, “You […]

12 Ridiculous Jobs That Thankfully Don’t Exist Anymore

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); Everyone complains about work every now and then. It’s impossible not to. Most people are expected to undergo at least four career changes by the time they turn 32. For those of you looking for a new career path or just standing around the water cooler complaining about your current job, remember that thanks to technology and other advancements, the possibilities are endless. (After all, a “social media specialist” was not a thing a few years ago.) Although we have our fair share of bizarre jobs, these 12 occupations from the past are pretty odd, too. 1. Rat Catcher Wikimedia Commons It’s pretty self-explanatory, but rat catchers would travel the streets of London during the Victorian Era, catching mice and rats with their bare hands. Sometimes, they used poison and terriers to help them out. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); 2. Body Snatcher Wikimedia Commons Also known […]

These 6 Lifestyle Choices Aren't As Bad For You As You Once Thought

These 6 Lifestyle Choices Aren’t As Bad For You As You Once Thought

If you search the internet looking for the truth about healthy dos and don’ts, you’ll find some rather conflicting reports. The news is always flooded with the latest university study announcing the next healthy habit to pursue or avoid. As science develops, we have come to discover that many of the habits we once thought were horrible for our health, can actually be quite beneficial. From me to you, here’s a sampling of six lifestyle habits that aren’t so bad for you after all. 1. Exercising while tired iStock After a long day at the office, the last thing on your mind is changing into your favorite workout clothes and hitting the gym. However, according to a study published by Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, a simple 30-minute workout while feeling fatigued can actually have the reverse effect. It can quickly reduce your tiredness, improve mood, and reduce […]

If You Think All Meteorologists Look The Same...You Actually Might Not Be Wrong

If You Think All Meteorologists Look The Same…You Actually Might Not Be Wrong

One could argue that the most important segment of the morning news is the weather report. This report dictates what we wear, whether we ditch our bikes for the subway, and whether or not we lug around our umbrellas all day. Luckily for us, there are dedicated meteorologists out there who make it their mission to help us out in that regard. But have you ever noticed that these lovely ladies tend to look similar? These meteorologists decided to take that idea and run with it. One woman posted a link for a dress on Amazon on a private Facebook group for meteorologists nationwide, and they all decided to buy it. Imgur / fujitagirl83 “More than 50 of us purchased the dress, so if you travel and watch the news, you might see something familiar,” Fox 4 meteorologist Jennifer Myers writes. “This dress had all of those qualities we look […]

Trump Swears Clinton Talked More Than He Did, But Here's What Was Really Going On

Trump Swears Clinton Talked More Than He Did, But Here’s What Was Really Going On

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); According to CNN’s reports on speaking times during the second presidential debate, Donald Trump spoke for 40 minutes and Hillary Clinton spoke for 39. The #debate was nearly a draw, in terms of speaking times — CNN (@CNN) October 10, 2016 Despite those numbers, Trump went on to say that Clinton was given more time to speak than he was and that it was “three against one,” Trump being the one and Clinton, Anderson Cooper, and Martha Raddatz being the three. It is difficult, however, to spin the web of debate corruption when the numbers just don’t add up. Although Mr. Trump is no stranger to stretching the truth, his perception of speaking times may have more to do with social conditioning and less to do with crafting a media spin. Although its findings are academia-centric, one Harvard study sheds light on what really […]

These Castaways Harnessed Their Inner Chuck Noland When They Needed To Be Rescued

These Castaways Harnessed Their Inner Chuck Noland When They Needed To Be Rescued

Three men found themselves stranded on Fanadik Island, which is part of the Federated States of Micronesia, earlier this month. They were traveling from the island of Pulap when a massive wave overturned their 19-foot boat. Because the world is a terrible place and nothing is fair, they then had to swim two miles in total darkness until they reached dry land. The following morning, they pulled off a movie-worthy stunt that would make Chuck Noland from “Cast Away” proud. The U.S. Coast Guard received a search request on Tuesday, April 5, at which point they sent out a rescue team to locate the unlucky mariners. Facebook / U.S. Coast Guard Hawaii Pacific After a few days, the stranded men started panicking, so they gathered some palm fronds and got down to business. Facebook / U.S. Coast Guard Hawaii Pacific Channeling every search-and-rescue movie in the history of forever, they […]

Alaska Might Have A Serious Serial Killer Problem On Its Hands

Alaska Might Have A Serious Serial Killer Problem On Its Hands

From the 1970s until the 1990s, America was the playground for some of the world’s most notorious serial killers. Lately, however, things have been suspiciously quiet on the serial killer front. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); American law enforcement has not had to deal with another Ted Bundy or Jeffrey Dahmer for a while, but officers in Alaska may have a new psychopath on their hands. Since June 2016, police in Anchorage, Alaska, have been investigating 15 homicides that share a similar mode of operation (MO). Nearly all 15 took place late at night along isolated trails. In at least three of the cases, there was more than one victim. iStock googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); As of this writing, the killings remain unsolved. While local police search for the killer, they’ve warned residents to stay safe. They’re hesitating to say that this is a case of serial killing, but it’s looking […]

Wal-Mart Raises Its Minimum Wage To $9 An Hour

Wal-Mart Raises Its Minimum Wage To $9 An Hour

The retailer is America’s biggest private employer. Its minimum wage will rise to $9 an hour this year, and $10 an hour in 2016. Wal-Mart, America’s biggest private employer, is boosting wages for its workers. The retailer said its minimum wage in U.S. stores will increase to $9 an hour in April, and rise to $10 an hour in 2016. Some department managers will see a pay raise to $13 an hour this summer and $15 next year. About 500,000 associates will get a raise from the change in the first half of this year, Wal-Mart said in a statement today. CEO Doug McMillon alluded to worker dissatisfaction in a blog post announcing the changes today. “We frequently get it right but sometimes we don’t,” he wrote. “When we don’t, we adjust.” “In recent years we’ve had tough economic environments, a rapidly growing company, and fundamental shifts in how customers […]