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Want To Help Us Shut Down Some Of The Biggest Bigots On Facebook?

You might remember the organization known as One Million Moms for their charming boycott of JC Penney, which demanded that JC Penney find a replacement for talk show host and current spokesperson Ellen DeGeneres because she is a lesbian (spoiler alert: JC Penney refused). What you might not know is that One Million Moms is an arm of the American Family Association, which is classified as an anti-gay hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Luckily, the good people of the Internet were in no mood for the AFA's hateful antics when the group tried to stir a similar controversy over JC Penney's recent Father's Day ad featuring two gay dads. Now, I'm not saying everyone should go to the One Million Moms Facebook page and join the fun, but... actually, that's exactly what I'm saying.UPDATE: It looks like all the unwelcome attention has led One Million Moms to temporarily deactivate their facebook page. We'll let you know when the attack is back on, but in the meantime you should cruise on over to the new One Million Moms page, which is 100% supportive of LGBT rights. Let's get the new page more likes than the original!

Want To Help Us Shut Down Some Of The Biggest Bigots On Facebook?

Albert Einstein

One of the strangest things about being human is that people of lesser intelligence tend to overestimate how smart they are and people who are highly intelligent tend to underestimate how smart they are.

This is called the Dunning-Kruger effect and it’s proven every time you log onto Facebook and see someone from high school who thinks they know more about vaccines than a doctor.

The interesting thing is that even though people are poor judges of their own smarts, we’ve evolved to be pretty good at judging the intelligence of others.

“Such findings imply that, in order to be adaptive, first impressions of personality or social characteristics should be accurate,” a study published in the journal Intelligence says. “There is accumulating evidence that this is indeed the case—at least to some extent—for traits such as intelligence extraversion, conscientiousness, openness, and narcissism, and even for characteristics such as sexual orientation, political ideology, or antigay prejudice.”

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'Merry Christmas' on YouTube.

The world must have been—mostly—good this year. Because Elton John and Ed Sheeran have teamed up to gift us all with a brand new Christmas single.

The song, aptly named “Merry Christmas,” is a perfect blend of silly and sweet that’s cheery, bright and just a touch bizarre.

Created with the holiday spirit in every way, it has whimsical snowball fights, snow angels (basically all the snow things), festive sweaters, iconic throwbacks and twinkling lights galore. Plus all profits from the tune are dedicated to two charities: the Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

I personally don’t know which is more of a highlight: Ed Sheeran channeling his inner-Mariah, performing a faux sexy dance in a leg revealing Santa outfit, or him flying through the air with a giant Frosty the Snowman … who seems to be sporting glasses similar to Elton’s. Are we meant to believe that Elton is the Snowman? This music video even has mystery.
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