Is the threat of terrorism real or overrated?

71% of Americans worry about terrorism a great deal or a fair amount, but terror events are extremely rare in the United States. Everyday events are far more likely to endanger your average American than a terrorist. It’s impossible to dismiss the concerns of 71% of Americans, and some argue that even one attack is one too many. But the U.S. spends over $100 billion per year on counter-terrorism a…
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Who covered Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' better?

Well 2016 is certainly not going to let us off the hook. This is the year that took David Bowie, Prince and now legendary singer songwriter Leonard Cohen. Cohen will be remembered for many things, but perhaps most of all his song Hallelujah. This chill-inducing song has been covered countless times. Two renditions stand out. Jeff Buckley's guitar based 1994 cover, which brought the song out of obs…
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Do we really need a men's rights movement?

Men's rights are often derided or ridiculed—but many men's rights activists argue that's exactly why they need a movement. Even though males still dominate pretty much every hall of power, men are also falling behind in education—and have higher rates of suicide, drug addiction, and incarceration. Others critique the men's rights movement for its all-too-frequent misogyny and violence, and disagre…
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Who's the best NBA shooter: Ray Allen or Steph Curry?

Steph Curry broke the NBA record for 3-pointers in a single game. Now fans are calling Curry the best shooter in NBA history. Though detractors rank other players higher than Curry, there's one player in particular that many feel rivals Curry. That's Ray Allen, who recently announced his retirement. Who do you think is the best shooter of all time? Read more below and vote now!…
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Has social media made the world better or worse?

The rise of social media platforms has radically changed how we interact with each other—but it's hard to tell whether or not the change is good. Fans of social media say we are more connected now than ever before. Revolutions have been sparked on social media. Critics argue the connections are superficial and is ruining how we communicate with each other. What do you think? Vote now!…
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Do you love or hate Starbucks' new red cups?

Starbucks just revealed 13 different designs for its annual holiday red cup, following last year's controversial effort to create a more inclusive cup. The designs were picked from over 1,200 individual submissions across 13 different countries. The cups are far more festive and "Christmas-y" this year, but with so many variations, some think the new cups lack a memorable design. Others preferred…
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Should California secede from the US?

"Yes California," a campaign for the state to secede from the U.S., is now trending on social media following the controversial conclusion of the 2016 election. Activists are trying to get a referendum on a 2018 ballot to make California an independent nation. If it were a country, California would have the world's sixth largest economy—but the legality of secession remains murky. Should the Gold…
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Should the X-Men move to the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

The X-Men franchise is facing production setbacks, but Fox is still holding on to the beloved comic book property. Marvel fans believe this is the perfect time for Disney and Fox to strike deal and move X-Men into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Others argue it'll be too difficult to introduce mutants into the MCU's continuity. Plus, fans have gotten their hopes in the past and Fox has respon…
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What do you call a soft drink: Soda or pop?

There are many things that divide this country. One of them is what we call soft drinks. Is it “soda” or “pop”? Be careful how you answer, relationships have ended over this. Read more and vote below! …
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Should we ban plastic bags?

California just became the first state to ban the distribution of single-use plastic bags from grocery stores. Environmentalists are hailing it as a great victory. But your average consumer might be a bit miffed next time they go to the corner store and don't have a convenient way to carry their items home (without at least purchasing a cheap paper bag). Should this ban on plastic bags go national…
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