You Can Still Bully Straight White Males​, But There Are Rules

You're not supposed to bully anybody in the workplace, but if you absolutely must go all Wolf of Wall Street on somebody for not respecting IPO day, make sure it's a straight white male. It's illegal to bully somebody because of their race or gender. But white males are not a "protected class" for employment… » 4/07/14 4:50pm 4/07/14 4:50pm

Student Loans: A $1 Trillion Hole You'll Never Escape

The quest to make education "affordable" to every American has meant that every young person now has the opportunity to take on a crippling amount of debt that will ruin their lives. The Associated Press reports that roughly 37 million Americans are now saddled with a total of $1 trillion in student loan debt. Student… » 3/28/14 12:20pm 3/28/14 12:20pm

6th Grader Beats School After Invasion Of Facebook Privacy

Facebook is public, but that doesn't mean school officials can punish you for what you say on Facebook from the privacy of your own home. It certainly doesn't mean that the school can demand access to your Facebook password. A Minnesota school just learned that lesson, and now it has to pay a teenager $70,000 for the… » 3/26/14 1:14pm 3/26/14 1:14pm

Robot Surgeon's Death Ray Hurt Stock Prices, Investors Say

Intuitive Surgical makes the da Vinci robotic surgery device. It's been approved by the FDA to perform various laparoscopic procedures. But sometimes it gets a little over eager. A faulty "tip cover" that was voluntarily recalled caused the machine's lasers to burn into tissue that was not being operated on, resulting in … » 3/25/14 12:17pm 3/25/14 12:17pm

Forced Motorboating Makes Me A Sad Panda​

When woman-on-man sexual harassment happens, it happens pretty much the same way as man-on-woman harassment. There's no special "this wouldn't be harassment if she were hot" exception. Simply put, once you start offering your male coworkers a sample of your "duck taco," you are creating a hostile work environment... » 3/24/14 2:27pm 3/24/14 2:27pm

Reckless Driving: The Price We Pay For Cities

Take your average, "I get safe driving checks from Allstate" driver, plop them and their America F**k Yeah car in the middle of Manhattan, and you will produce a "reckless" driver. There are too many pedestrians and cars and dogs and construction zones for anybody here to even approach a modicum of "safety" out on these… » 3/20/14 5:06pm 3/20/14 5:06pm

Court Tells Breastfeeding Mother To Suck(le) It Up

On her first day back at work after maternity leave, Angela Ames couldn't gain access to the company's lactation room, or the grimy "wellness" room, and was in pain with the severe need to express milk. Then she was told by her boss: "You know, I think it's best that you go home to be with your babies." She then had her… » 3/18/14 1:30pm 3/18/14 1:30pm