Black men tell you all about dating outside of their race.

"And I was like, you think that's a compliment?"

Dating is the worst.

You're at your most vulnerable, sensitive, and defensive. You're equal parts brutal and fragile. It's crazy-making.

Now let's add a whole other dimension.

Say you're out at a bar, having a great time. Then someone comes up to you. This person is very attractive and is way, way into you. You start hitting it off, making jokes. One thing leads to another. The person leans in and says: "I'm not usually into your type, but you're different than the rest."

Sounds pretty odd, right? It's like that person is saying, "Usually I think people like you are hideous, but somehow you've proved me wrong."

They might have meant it as a compliment, but isn't it really a hint of something very troubling?

The guys in this video give some eye-opening explainers on how it feels to receive that kind of comment (and much, much more):

Have you ever experienced one of these "insults in disguise" while dating? Share your story! Who knows ... it might just make dating the not-worst.


They say that kids say the darnedest things, and seriously, they do. Anyone who has spent any significant amount of time with young children knows that sometimes the things they say can blow your mind.

Since teachers spend more time around little kids than anyone else, they are particularly privy to their profound and hilarious thoughts. That's why NYC kindergarten teacher Alyssa Cowit started collecting kid quotes from teachers around the country and sharing them on her Instagram account, Live from Snack Time, as well as her websiteand other social media channels.

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Earlier this month, a beluga whale caught the world's attention by playing fetch with a rugby ball thrown by South African researchers off the waters of Norway.

The adorable video has been watched over 20 million times, promoting people across the globe to wonder how the whale became so comfortable around humans.

It's believed that the whale, known as Hvaldimir, was at some point, trained by the Russian military and was either released or escaped.

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It's incredible how many myths about the female body persist, despite all of us living in the information age. Young and old, educated or not, we're all susceptible to misinformation — especially when the same false info gets shared widely without question or correction.

Exhibit A: The female hymen.

Rapper T.I. made headlines recently with his horrific description of accompanying his 18-year-old daughter to the gynecologist to have her hymen checked. According to him and countless others like him, the hymen is a sign of virginity — a gateway of sorts that indicates whether or not a woman has had sex (or otherwise been vaginally penetrated). Popular belief has it that the hymen is a thin layer of tissue in the vagina that "breaks" the first time a woman has sex, so an "intact" hymen is proof of virginity.

The problem is that's a bunch of anatomically incorrect hogwash.

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Plus-size women are in the majority. In America, 68% of women wear a size 14 or higher. Yet many plus-sized are ignored by the fashion industry. Plus-sized clothing is a $21 billion industry, however only one-fifth of clothing sales are plus-sized. On top of that, plus-sized women are often body shamed, further reinforcing that bigger body types are not mainstream despite the fact that it is common.

Plus-size fashion blogger Katie Sturino recently called out her body shamers. Sturino runs the blog, The 12ish Style, showing that plus-sized fashion isn't – and shouldn't be – limited to clothes that hide the body.

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