Author Sherry Johnson was just 11 years old when she forcibly became a wife and mother. The father of her child was a 20-year-old member of her church who’d raped her. When she was a little girl, Johnson and her family attended a conservative Pentecostal church in Florida, and says she was sexually assaulted by both a minister and a parishioner, one of whom...

On May 22, suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated a homemade bomb following singer Ariana Grande’s concert at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. In what was the deadliest attack in the U.K. since the July 2005 London bombings, 23 adults and children, including Abedi, were killed and 119 were injured. The youngest victim was just eight years old. Families...

Regardless of how you feel about cell phones, there’s no denying that they’ve made spotting and sharing social injustices way easier. Social media has lent a hand in catching criminals by allowing total strangers to share suspect photos and other bits of information online, which in turn can help authorities crack the case. After a social media post went...

We’ve all seen it happen: a customer goes completely bonkers on a manager for what is usually a small problem. Fortunately, most of these incidents don’t end in physical violence, though they can take their toll on service professionals. In 2015, a gas station manager was actually the victim of violence at the hands of a customer, but the footage is just...

We’ve written recently about the success animal activists have had in putting an end to the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. This is a huge victory for the thousands of dogs and cats that would be slaughtered there each year, but it’s important to remember that dog meat is still a delicacy in many Asian countries. Even though the festival has been stopped, dogs...

Loads of people (including me) are fans of the show “American Ninja Warrior.” The reality television program (along with its counterparts across the world) features athletes tackling obstacles that are tough by any standard imaginable. It’s a celebration of the human body and what’s possible with the right conditioning and training. Often,...

Applying to colleges is a stressful experience, especially when it comes to writing those dreaded essays that are supposed to prove whether you’re a good enough fit for the school of your choice. No pressure, right? While it’s pretty safe to say that not many people particularly enjoy writing them, one teen from Brentwood, Tennessee, must have had a lot...

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always found ventriloquism kind of creepy. That’s not to say that I don’t think it’s a talent. It’s totally a talent, it just usually involves creepy dolls saying and doing totally weird stuff. That could be why it’s going out of style now. You don’t see many young people picking up ventriloquism...

Weddings are full of all kinds of crazy traditions, and some of them are pretty entertaining. One popular activity at wedding receptions is for the unmarried women in attendance to stand behind the bride. The newly married woman then throws her bouquet of flowers into the crowd of people behind her. The tradition states that the person who catches the bouquet will...

Pulling pranks on loved ones is a time-honored tradition. Recently, I wrote about an adorable elderly woman who decided to pull a prank on her husband using nothing but a water bottle and a coin. It worked to hilarious effect and the video went totally viral. They just couldn’t stop laughing and obviously they charmed the world, inspiring many to say their relationship...