Kate Dailey

Left Out of the World Wide Web

As protests continue in Egypt, the government has cracked down by suspending the country's Internet service and disrupting much of the cell-phone coverage. Reporters Without Borders closely monitors how nations restrict the Internet access of their citizens. Here are the worst violators.

Cory Booker's Snowspiration

Cory Booker used Twitter to help dig out residents of Newark during the last blizzard. Now, with much of the Eastern Seaboard covered in snow, more Americans implored the mayor to come to their aid. While Booker can't be everywhere, ordinary citizens inspired by his example often heeded the call.

Very Personal Trainers

The history of televised fitness is almost as long as the history of television. From syndicated shows to videos on demand, exercise shows have been capturing our attention for years—and making their stars national icons. Here's a look at some of the most notable figures and biggest milestones in fitness TV.

Women and Whisky: Why Not?

A new ad promotes whisky as a holiday treat for women: a rare sight in a culture that associates the hard stuff with manliness. Marketing this type of alcohol to a female audience may be novel, but there's nothing new about ladies who like Scotch, rye, whisky, or bourbon.

The 13 Worst Trends of 2010

The year 2010 had its share of heroism and human uplift—the Chilean miners, the viral success of the "It Gets Better" campaign, the Saints winning the Super Bowl—but it also had a whole lot of really dumb stuff. Here we've collected 13 of the most persistent and egregious trends of 2010, all of which we'd like to see disappear.

Workplace Shootings: Rare, Horrifying, and Totally Unpredictable

Nine people died Tuesday when a disgruntled employee opened fire at a Connecticut beer distributor, killing himself as police arrived. Allegedly, Omar Thornton was about to be fired for stealing beer, and had previously accused co-workers of racism—accusations that he says went unanswered by management. Mass shootings always make big headlines, but they're only a small fraction of the murders committed each year.

'Pornland': How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality

Pornographers are no longer in the business of making love, says Gail Dines. Now they're making hate. With more than 370 million Internet sites, it takes something pretty shocking to stand out. The result? Dines argues that "gonzo porn," which is extreme, is graphic, and was once relegated to the fringes, is now mainstream. And it's undermining the ways men and women approach sex.

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