How the GOP’s tax plan will screw you specifically

How the GOP’s tax plan will screw you specifically
One of the Republicans’ favorite fiscal tricks is masking benefit cuts for average Americans behind tax cuts. The hope is that most voters will see a paltry middle-class tax cut instead of the massive cuts to programs and huge breaks for the rich. The House GOP’s newest attempt at a massive tax cut for the wealthy was released on Thursday. Called the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” the plan is heavy on cuts and low on jobs. We don’t

Advice from police chiefs who dealt with mass shootings

Advice from police chiefs who dealt with mass shootings
In Las Vegas, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo has been the face of the police response to the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, which left 58 dead and injured 546 people on October 1. Sheriff clarifies Las Vegas shooting timelinePulse survivor: 'That night, I was helpless'What did you learn about your department, and about humanity? Burguan: You're proud of your folks when you see something terrible happen and you know that, at this moment, that the natural

With ‘House of Cards’ production halted, what’s next for Kevin Spacey?

With ‘House of Cards’ production halted, what’s next for Kevin Spacey?
(CNN)Production on the sixth and final season of "House of Cards" has been halted after star Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual assault by an actor who claims he was a minor at the time of the alleged incident. Spacey issued a statement late Sunday, claiming he did not recall the incident but apologized for what he said would have been "inappropriate drunken behavior.""But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for

When satire becomes its own kind of whisper network

When satire becomes its own kind of whisper network
On a 2005 episode of "Family Guy," Seth Macfarlane made a joke that seemingly referenced Spacey's sexual misconduct.Image: al selb/los angeles times via getty images/pete pavorich pool/getty imagesThe first person to technically break the Kevin Spacey sexual misconduct story was a 1-year-old animated boy named Stewie. In a 2005 episode of Family Guy, Stewie runs through a giant crowd crying, "Help! I've escaped from Kevin Spacey's basement! Help me!" As a diaper-wearing fictional child, Stewie doesn't have enough credibility

Laugh, cry and laugh some more with these audiobooks by funny women

Laugh, cry and laugh some more with these audiobooks by funny women
Women are funny, duh.Image: Flickr, Gage SkidmoreJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. From SNL to Veep to Broad City, funny women are dominating everywhere you look. In fact, "Wise Gals" is now a category under the humor section on Barnes & Noble's website. There are literally countless books written by hilarious women that will make you laugh, cry, and listen to "Run the World" on repeat.  SEE ALSO:

A closer look at the black women making headlines and breaking barriers this week.

A closer look at the black women making headlines and breaking barriers this week.
The talent and net worth in this photo alone is proof of awesomeness. Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Parkwood Entertainment. Black women are everything. I say it without reservation or hesitation. I say it with personal experience and anecdotal knowledge. We. Are. Everything. Need someone to replace your contaminated water pipes? We can do that. Need someone to tell off Paul Ryan? We can do that. Need someone to help you master a skateboard trick? We can do

Mary Berry reunites with Mel and Sue

Mary Berry reunites with Mel and Sue
They said the centre became a "lifeline" and, with the help of volunteers, had become "the beating heart of the community". This year, instead of those volunteers organising a Christmas party, Mel, Sue and Mary are throwing them a surprise party. Director of BBC content Charlotte Moore said it was a privilege to be working on the "comeback show" of "three of the most talented women on British television". When it was announced that the BBC had lost the

What youll need for New York Comic Con

What youll need for New York Comic Con
With great conventions comes great preparation.Image: thinkgeekJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Take it from someone who’s been to the past seven New York Comic Cons. When you’re hyped up to attend one of the biggest pop culture events on the east coast, it pays to be prepared.  Whether you’re navigating all of the booths on the show floor or just trying to make it to your next

The perfect tool to help you build authority channels and a lasting business on YouTube

The perfect tool to help you build authority channels and a lasting business on YouTube
If you want to grow your business to an advanced level then unlock the benefits to grow your YouTube profits with Channel Authority Builder.Channel Authority Builder is the most powerful tool for YouTube ranking, traffic generating and authority building system that manages and grows multiple YouTube channels from a single interface. Supercharge your YouTube channel profits with Channel Authority Builder. Check out here how: Build Traffic Authority And High Rankings With This Powerful YouTube Marketing Automation Tool from Aaron

Essential tips and tools to make your sex life deeper

Essential tips and tools to make your sex life deeper
Whether you’re taking time for yourself to wind down and relax or to massage the stress out, your mental health benefits from self care just as much as your physical health. And we all know they’re equally important – especially if you’re sexually active. Sexual self care is vital, end of story. Yes, regular doctor visits are important, but are they enough when it comes to your sexual health? Getting to know yourself sexually is not only a lifelong journey,

The Thought Catalog Writer You Grew Up With Is Here To Change The Way You Think About Poetry

The Thought Catalog Writer You Grew Up With Is Here To Change The Way You Think About Poetry
BriannaWiest’s Instagram Like most people, I first met Brianna Wiest over the internet. Her earnest writing about self-improvement connected with me as a person who was always trying to do better. When we met in person I saw where it all came from. Only the kind of aggressive happiness that floats out of Brianna’s pores could produce such a prolific catalog of inspirational articles that… make you feel inspired. It’s no wonder she’s one of the most read (and

A BBQ rig appeared outside a wildfire shelter. A famous chef was cooking inside.

A BBQ rig appeared outside a wildfire shelter. A famous chef was cooking inside.
Turns out, Guy Fieri is a pretty righteous neighbor. Even in the worst of times. Well that question was answered - @GuyFieri is in #SantaRosa w/@CBS crew & mobile BBQ at Vets building #SonomaFires (pic @biteclubeats) pic.twitter.com/pnr8U5GGi1— Sarah Stierch (@Sarah_Stierch) October 12, 2017 On Oct. 12, the "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" host set up a mobile kitchen outside Veterans Memorial Building in Santa Rosa, California, to help feed thousands fleeing deadly wildfires. "This is the least we can do.

More women accuse Weinstein of rape

More women accuse Weinstein of rape
More than two dozen women - among them actresses Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Rose McGowan - have made a number of accusations against him including rape and sexual assault.Weinstein has been a huge figure in the film world, where his productions received more than 300 Oscar nominations and won 81. Woody Allen 'sad' for Harvey Weinstein Exploring the casting couch culture of LA Harvey Weinstein: The accusers' stories Women in his own words 'Pathetic, revolting'Lysette Anthony told The

Former Blink 182 frontman and UFO enthusiast Tom DeLonge wants to go to space

Former Blink 182 frontman and UFO enthusiast Tom DeLonge wants to go to space
Tom DeLonge is the former frontman for Blink 182, and he’s also an award-winning UFO researcher, claiming he’s had alien contact while trying to better this world’s understanding of otherworldly beings that might exist. Now, DeLonge is taking it a step further. In a recent Facebook post, DeLong wrote: “Hello, my name is Tom DeLonge from the Blink-182. I have brought together an elite team from CIA, DOD and the FMR Director of Advanced Programs at Lockheed Martin’s SkunkWorks.

What Your AIM Screen Name Says About The Type Of Awkward Middle Schooler You Were

What Your AIM Screen Name Says About The Type Of Awkward Middle Schooler You Were
A few weeks ago, Toys 'R' Us declared bankruptcy and we all thought, “Okay so my childhood is officially dead.” Now, I regret to inform you that your middle school years are also dead,  because AIM is shutting down after 20 years of faithful service. Shocked to find out that AIM is still a thing? Same. But also like, nooooo don’t go! Anyone who was anyone in seventh grade had AIM—unless you had MSN Messenger, aka the Android of

‘Radiolab’ creator is back with a podcast that’s taking a long, hard look at America

‘Radiolab’ creator is back with a podcast that’s taking a long, hard look at America
Jad Abumrad, creator of "More Perfect" and master interviewer, who doesn't like to be the subject of interviews.Image: More perfectThe United States of America is swinging – culturally, legally, and of course, politically.  For Jad Abumrad, so-called public radio royalty, best known for bringing us the joys of Radiolab, the key to a more perfect union is finding a pivot point (the law) and using it to peel the layers of the onion (history) that has lead to the