Baby Steps: China Has Finally Made It Illegal To Chain A Live Bear At The Front Of Your Driveway And Surgically Attach A Mailbox On Its Head

Thanks to the tireless work of animal rights groups around the world, the Chinese government has finally made it illegal to chain a live bear at the front of your driveway and attach a mailbox to its head. The cruel practice, which has been illegal in the United States for decades, was long considered acceptable in…

Environmental Stewardship FTW! Wendy’s Just Announced Plans To Reduce The Number Of Napkins It Stuffs Into Drive-Thru Bags From 20-Something To 15-Ish

Fast food restaurants are typically not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of environmental consciousness, but now Wendy’s is seeking to change that: The burger chain announced that it’s going to reduce the number of napkins it stuffs into drive-thru bags from 20-something napkins to a more eco-friendly…

Anyone Who Thinks Petitions Don’t Accomplish Anything Needs To Remember That Only 3 People Signed The Petition That I Drink My Own Urine, And I Still Did It

In today’s charged political climate, it feels like we’re constantly debating the effectiveness of activist tactics. Though most people accept that strikes, boycotts, and protests are valid tactics, petitions have become a bit of a joke. On sites like Change.org and Whitehouse.gov, petitions can accrue thousands of…

Taking A Stand: The National Have Announced They Aren’t Going To Play Their Songs Very Good Until HB2 Has Been Repealed

The civil rights of LGBT people are being threatened in this country every day, and there’s no greater affront to their freedom than HB2, North Carolina’s highly controversial “bathroom bill.” That’s why popular indie-rock band The National are standing up against the hateful law by announcing that they won’t be…

Students Were Frustrated With The Dress Code, Then One Of Them Had An Idea, Then He Forgot It, Now He Can’t Remember It

When one Indiana high school decided to ban leggings and bare shoulders for being “too distracting,” they probably didn’t know they were about to ignite a national conversation. That’s when sophomore Benjamin Nitz thought of a solution that he knew would make the school board, parents, and students happy. And then…