By April Simpson After an early career modeling in Los Angeles and New York City, Furonda Brasfield returned home to pursue her passion: practicing law in rural Arkansas. Brasfield had graduated from high school in 1999 in Stuttgart, a town of 7.2 square miles known for its fertile soil, good for growing rice, and the migratory ducks that draw serious hunters. She...
The first drag queen to be “afforded dignity, love and respect” on mainstream television came some 34 years before the debut of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” via a 1975 episode of “All in the Family.”  A Season Nine installment of the CBS sitcom introduced a recurring character named Beverly La Salle (played by Lori Shannon) at a time when TV “didn’t exactly give gender...
Chrissy Teigen, a judge on NBC’s “Bring The Funny,” tried to bring the gravy through airport security this week. It could have been a private learning moment, but that wouldn’t be Teigen’s style. She’s a cookbook author, too, so the vagaries of gravy travel become particularly important here. At an undisclosed airport on Tuesday, the model tweeted video of a companion...
Food labeling is a minefield. Bright colors and straplines such as “no added fat” and “high in protein” really draw people in. Marketing campaigns designed to add familiarity to brand name products, means we’re more than comfortable to just grab and go when in need of a snack, all without a second thought....
SÃO PAULO ― Millions of Brazilians sent a defiant message to right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday, at the country’s first Pride parade since the ardent homophobe took office in January: They won’t go back into the closet, no matter how hard he tries to roll back the rights they’ve gained. Bolsonaro, who won Brazil’s presidential election last October, once said that...
An old photograph in which Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney appears to be having an indifferent time on a giant slide is going viral. Will Sommer, a reporter for The Daily Beast, shared the picture — originally taken at the 2018 Iowa State Fair — on Twitter late Thursday evening. It inevitably took on a life of its own, just after...
If You Spend Too Much Time Searching for Symptoms Online, You Might Be a Cyberchondriac (and That’s Not Good) If someone feels pain or discomfort in any part of their body, they...
How often do you catch yourself in a position where you are totally dependent on other people’s kindness? Car broke down? Lost in the city without a map? Need someone to lend you a phone for a call? These are only a few examples of situations where you will not be able to get...
There are dozens and dozens of books on 'what to expect when you're expecting' that prepare mothers-to-be on the ins and outs of being pregnant, but instead of laying it out in a book, Bored Panda put together this hilarious series of comics.Some of these illustrations highlight the more well-known struggles of being...
We have all been through various emergency drills, right? Whether that would be a fire drill at work or a beautiful flight attendant waving their hand around, going through all the things that could go wrong on-flight. But, as it turns out, the Internet is full of surprises and offers not only endless cat...