Are you done with diets?

America's weight loss industry is worth $66 billion, yet the majority of us are overweight or obese. Many say this discrepancy proves diets don't work. And even when dieters succeed at losing weight, 95 percent will regain the weight they lost within one year. Critics say the entire diet industry is a scam, but others argue Americans can't just keep going this way. Diets aren't fun, but neither ar…

Should Girl Scouts be permitted to sell cookies outside of weed dispensaries?

The Girl Scouts of Colorado now allows Girl Scouts to sell cookies outside cannabis dispensaries. Previously, Girl Scouts could only ply their wares outside "family-oriented" businesses, but the new regulations now permit sales at weed stores, and some scouts are making bank as a result. Critics are horrified and argue we must protect children from marijuana, but others applaud the girls' entrepre…

Do you prefer your margarita frozen or on the rocks?

It's National Margarita Day and we're asking: do you want your margarita frozen or on the rocks? Aficionados usually scorn the frozen variety and argue you get much more tequila and citrus flavor in a margarita on the rocks. But others say there's nothing better on a hot summer day than a super slushy margarita with a fruit puree, and if loving the ultimate sorority girl drink is wrong, they don't…

Greatest royal style icon: Princess Diana or Kate Middleton?

The late Princess Diana is one of the great style icons of all time. But some say the fashion influence of Diana's daughter-in-law Kate Middleton is even greater. Diana was dramatic: dressed by renowned designers, she wore bright colors, bold prints, and amazing jewels. Kate's fashion choices lean more proletarian; her habit of re-wearing dresses and sporting outfits from retailers like Zara makes…

Is it wrong to have kids in an age of climate change?

With the threat of climate crisis looming, a recent NPR story asked if we have a moral duty not to have children. Some say people should stop having children altogether: the planet is so overpopulated, and producing offspring is pretty much the worst thing you can do for the environment. Others argue children are the biggest reason to stop climate change. We can't just give up on the planet or on…

Does pineapple belong on a pizza?

The debate surrounding whether or not pineapple belongs on pizza has been dividing the world since time immemorial. Pineapple lovers say the fruit is the perfect foil to any pizza—sweet and savory is a great pairing, and that's no different here. Pizza purists say pineapple pizza is straight up disrespectful. Pineapple should never be anywhere near a pizza. What do you think? 🍍 🍕…

Is Valentine's Day overrated?

Is Valentine's Day a romantic holiday filled with chocolate, roses, champagne, and love... or is it a commercialized racket that pressures people into needless spending? Nearly 62 percent of Americans celebrate Valentine's Day, but some complain it can feel like a compulsory display of affection. Plus, it makes single folks feel like outcasts. And with consumers spending nearly $18 billion on Vale…

Would you call yourself a feminist?

"Feminist" is a word that gets people worked up, but in the #MeToo era, some say we need it more than ever. President Donald Trump told Piers Morgan he would not call himself a feminist—he and many others find the label divisive. But many say Trump's election has galvanized the feminist movement. Barack Obama has proudly declared himself a feminist; Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls him…

Should SeaWorld be closed down?

SeaWorld is laying off 350 employees after guest attendance dropped in the first half of 2017—shortly after the death of Tilikum, the park's most famous orca. Tilikum's tragic story was immortalized in the 2013 documentary "Blackfish" and renewed calls to shut down SeaWorld. Animal rights activists say it's inhumane to hold sea mammals in tanks, forced to perform for humans. Supporters say SeaWorl…

Is it racist to fly the Confederate flag?

Until recently, many Americans saw the Confederate flag in neutral or positive terms. But today, the rebel flag has become a flashpoint in America's culture wars, particularly because of the resurgence of white supremacist groups. Those who fly the rebel flag say it represents Southern heritage, honors the Confederate dead, and symbolizes defiance. Critics of the flag say it's a symbol of slavery,…