She Did Everything She Was Supposed To Do. The Least These Cops Could Do Is Show Some Sympathy.

Most of the time, the Internet is a magical place where you can react with .gifs and a cat named Maru is a local hero. However, some of the time, the Internet is also a sad place where angry fans go to bash the wives of popular antihero TV characters for getting in the way of their husbands doing terrible things. If you know anyone who refuses to see the plot from the perspective of these women and insists that they're naggy, ungrateful buzzkills no matter how horrible their husbands are, you might want to consider removing that person from your life. Or at least make them watch this.

The sad thing is, while this is a parody, a lot of real women in abusive relationships receive similar reactions when they try to seek help. The way we talk about TV characters can reveal a lot about our society and subconscious belief systems. So next time you hear someone hating on a TV wife for being a complex and fully realized character who has personal motivations that might conflict with or stand in the way of her antihero husband achieving his goals, stand up for her. Because it does matter.

A breastfeeding mother's experience at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo is touching people's hearts—but not without a fair amount of controversy.

Gemma Copeland shared her story on Facebook, which was then picked up by the Facebook page Boobie Babies. Photos show the mom breastfeeding her baby next to the window of the zoo's orangutan habitat, with a female orangutan sitting close to the glass, gazing at them.

"Today I got feeding support from the most unlikely of places, the most surreal moment of my life that had me in tears," Copeland wrote.

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People have clearly missed their free treats.

The COVID-19 pandemic had us waving a sad farewell to many of life’s modern conveniences. And where it certainly hasn’t been the worst loss, not having free samples at grocery stores has undoubtedly been a buzzkill. Sure, one can shop around without the enticing scent of hot, fresh artisan pizza cut into tiny slices or testing out the latest fancy ice cream … but is it as joyful? Not so much.

Trader Joe’s, famous for its prepandemic sampling stations, has recently brought the tradition back to life, and customers are practically dancing through the aisles.

On the big comeback weekend, people flocked to social media to share images and videos of their free treats, including festive Halloween cookies (because who doesn’t love TJ’s holiday themed items?) along with hopeful messages for the future.
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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21

Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.

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