This boxing gym is giving the underserved kids of Detroit a second chance at a future.

This boxing gym is giving the underserved kids of Detroit a second chance at a future.
Before he became a boxing coach, Khali Sweeney walked down a troublesome path. He never learned to read and dropped out of high school when he was in 11th grade. Before he was even 18, he had cards stacked against him. As a result, he turned to a life of crime. Then one day, a few years later, he made a harrowing realization — most of the kids he knew growing up in Detroit were either in jail or

Hot take: Chip and Joanna Gaines need to be called out for procreating

Hot take: Chip and Joanna Gaines need to be called out for procreating
Fans of “Fixer Upper” no doubt have heard that stars Chip and Joanna Gaines have announced they’re having a fifth child. That’s good news, right? In an opinion piece for Canada’s CBC News, Kristen Pyszczyk was surprised by (but not opposed to) some of the online backlash, “because it’s a sentiment so seldom heard in a society that generally celebrates procreation with almost militant cheerfulness.” We can already see where this is going. Idiotic. “Procreation is becoming a global public health

I Made These Comics To Compare Chinese Culture With Western Culture Through Everyday Life

I Made These Comics To Compare Chinese Culture With Western Culture Through Everyday Life
I started "tiny eyes" comics a year ago in the hope of sharing Chinese culture through everyday life, To me, learning about other cultures has always been a fun experience, and I want to pass this feeling to people who are curious about China. In lots of my comics, I compare Chinese culture to western culture. Through comparison, we realise how differently we act in front of the same situation and how we tend to think in a certain

Honours for Gibb, Starr and Bussell

Honours for Gibb, Starr and Bussell
Twelve famous faces on the list Wiley and Hugh Laurie among entertainment honours Space science recognised MBE for autism 'instruction manual' author Organ donation campaigner, 18, receives BEM AI chief Demis Hassabis becomes a CBE The lists in full Author and historian Lady Antonia Fraser and broadcaster Lord Melvyn Bragg join the elite Companions of Honour.And there is an OBE for ITV's This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes, who said "2018 will be my 38th year as a broadcaster and

While You Were Offline: Trump’s Nuclear Tweet and Other Hot-Button Issues

While You Were Offline: Trump’s Nuclear Tweet and Other Hot-Button Issues
Happy New Year, dear readers. It’s comforting—no, wait, what’s opposite of comforting?—to see that, despite still being able to laugh at Oregonians and gas problems and accidental movie reference mix-ups in news reports, 2018 actually got off to a terrifyingly fast start. Even though we took a week off for the holidays, everything you’re about to read has happened in the past seven days. Whatever happened to starting things off nice and slow, huh? Turns out that never happens

The Ten Worst Things Scott Pruitts EPA Has Already Done

The Ten Worst Things Scott Pruitts EPA Has Already Done
No part of the government has been untouched by the Trump revolution. Multiple Cabinet departments are headed by people opposed to their core missions, the judiciary is being transformed at an unprecedented rate, and thanks to the new tax cut, even the sacred cows of Medicare and Social Security are now in line for legislative slaughter.But nowhere is the takeover clearer than at the Environmental Protection Agency, now headed by Scott Pruitt, who made his name suing the watchdog

If you want to build a sustainable farm, look to the water and back into history.

If you want to build a sustainable farm, look to the water  and back into history.
One of today's most innovative forms of sustainable farming is old. Like, really, really old. Aztec Empire old. With all the focus we put on technology, it's easy to believe that sustainability is a new-age idea. Scientists are frantically trying to develop something to save the world from our recent mistakes — the pollution of the Industrial Revolution, spills from any number of oil companies, and the human-made climate change that scientists only began to notice in the late

Taylor Swift Says She ‘Couldn’t Have Asked For A Better Year’ & Twitter Is Dragging Her Because 2017 Sucked HARD

Taylor Swift Says She ‘Couldn’t Have Asked For A Better Year’ & Twitter Is Dragging Her Because 2017 Sucked HARD
2017 might've been a garbage fire for everyone else — but for Taylor Swift, it was great! Now you know we love our girl T. Swift but continuing to ignore all the shitty things that happened this year under Donald Trump's command is just not OK! We understand things like the travel ban or the fact that millions may lose healthcare or the glaring presence of racism in this country (the list goes on and on) don't affect the

Professor Reads Out His Own Terrible Rate My Professor Reviews In Front Of The Class, And Theyre Absolutely Brutal

Professor Reads Out His Own Terrible Rate My Professor Reviews In Front Of The Class, And Theyre Absolutely Brutal
Naturally, professors are not exempt from this. Under pressure to deliver not only practical knowledge to be used to pass courses and kick start careers, professors are rated on their ‘hotness’ and ability to deliver classes with charm, wit and entertainment. Failure to do so risks a scathing anonymous review on the review site ‘Rate My Professors.' This professor decided to turn the tables and deal with his criticisms in the best possible way, with humour and grace. With

People are loving this giant panda happily rolling down a hill in the snow.

People are loving this giant panda happily rolling down a hill in the snow.
All it takes to get in a festive mood is a sprinkling of snow and a soft hill to sled — or even roll — down. Just ask MeiXiang, an adorable 19-year-old giant panda. A new video of MeiXiang playing in the snow is downright delightful. Taken by the team at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., where MeiXiang lives, the playful panda is seen gleefully running up and rolling down a snow-covered hill in her enclosure. 🐼❤️❄️ #MeiXiang’s

Apple Is Leading a Revolution in Office Chairs

Apple Is Leading a Revolution in Office Chairs
If you know one office chair by name, it’s probably Pacific, a task chair from Swiss furniture giant Vitra that hits the market this winter, illustrates how ideas about work have changed since then. For one, it shuns Aeron’s standardized look. Instead, you’re expected to customize the sleek, minimal Pacific before you place an order. It comes in three backrest heights and a plastic or aluminum finish; it can be upholstered with four fabrics in dozens of hues, ranging

Fitness Blogger Who Hasn’t Shaved In Over A Year Is Turning Heads On Social Media

Fitness Blogger Who Hasn’t Shaved In Over A Year Is Turning Heads On Social Media
In spite of the fact that we live in a relatively free society, we do have very strict expectations when it comes to our ideas about beauty. And those of us who choose not to conform to these restrictive ideals are often regarded as outcasts. One way in which some people choose not to adhere to society’s ideas on beauty is by deliberately not falling in line with gender expectations in the way we present ourselves. And often it

The Real Reason Parenting Is So Insanely Hard (That the Parenting Books Wont Tell You)

The Real Reason Parenting Is So Insanely Hard (That the Parenting Books Wont Tell You)
ShareTweet I had a rough day as a parent earlier this week. It wasn’t the first time and I’m sure that it won’t be the last. My wife and I have 5 kids and we have fostered 16 other children for varying lengths of time. If I have learned anything over the 20 + years of my marriage, it is that parenting is incredibly hard. I’m sure there are many reasons for that, but these 6 come immediately to

Man With 19-Inch Penis Has Now Been “Registered As Disabled”

Man With 19-Inch Penis Has Now Been “Registered As Disabled”
People who say that size doesn’t matter have clearly never met Roberto Esquivel Cabrera, who is better known as the man with the 19-inch penis – unofficially the largest in the world. While possessing the world’s largest penis is a dream come true for many, for Cabrera it is a living nightmare. Because of his third leg, the 55-year-old has been unable to get a job, wife or even a good nights sleep. Despite all of the problems that

Dont Stop the Presses! When Local News Struggles, Democracy Withers

Dont Stop the Presses! When Local News Struggles, Democracy Withers
Thomas Peele’s friend keeps bugging him. “Are you going to win?” the friend writes over Facebook. “I think you’re going to win.” “What are you going to do when you win?” “Shut up,” Peele thinks. He’s an old-school watchdog reporter. Blue eyes that bore into you. Fewer words, better.It’s a Monday in April, and Peele and his colleagues at the East Bay Times, a newspaper in Oakland, California, are waiting to find out whether they’ve won the biggest award