safety

bdsm

How to Tell if Your BDSM Relationship Is Abusive

A psychologist explains the line between a healthy exchange of power and potentially fatal abuse.
Matthew Terrell
4.4.19
guns

Ohio school board that wanted to arm teachers sued for allegedly censoring and doxxing parents

The district is among at least 215 nationwide that have voted to arm school staff.
Tess Owen
3.1.19
government shutdown

"We cannot even calculate the level of risk" during the shutdown, airline workers say

Air traffic controllers, flight attendants, and pilots are saying that critical resources and security measures are strained.
Emma Ockerman
1.24.19
elon musk

Elon Musk’s blunt thoughts on weed might be causing problems for SpaceX with NASA

NASA is reportedly going to investigate the safety of Elon Musk’s SpaceX after he smoked weed on Joe Rogan’s podcast.
Rex Santus
11.21.18
safety

Cracker Barrel's Bloodthirsty Decorative Pineapples Shred Human Flesh, Prompting Recall

The rustic-slash-tropical tchotchke you pick up on a road trip may take you on another trip to the ER.
Hannah Keyser
10.10.18
rideshare

China Suspends Carpool App After Two Passengers Murdered

Hitch, run by rideshare app Didi Chuxing, has been shut down for the time being.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.11.18
spending

A Bulletproof Backpack Isn't Enough to Keep Kids Safe in School Shootings

Some kids are heading back to school with bulletproof vests, jackets, and backpack inserts. But keeping kids safe is about more than buying expensive gear that may not be effective against an active shooter.
Gina Ragusa
8.14.18
crime

A Cop Explains Why Curfews Don't Work

How a 90s panic spawned a toxic trend that doesn’t make you safer and can target kids of color.
Ivonne Roman
8.2.18
ten questions

Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Poison Control Phone Operator

"We’ve [had people call about] sex toys that were accidentally swallowed and continued to vibrate in somebody’s stomach."
Justin Caffier
7.19.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

As a Sex Worker With a Chronic Illness, FOSTA Means Losing My Medical Care

In a nation lacking universal healthcare, recent legislation effectively cut a thread by which many disabled people climbed out of poverty.
Zia Moon
6.18.18
safety

A Country That Has More Than 100 Nukes Is Just Owning Itself

A new report out today shows that launching more than 100 nukes puts the aggressor country at risk of starving its own population.
Matthew Gault
6.13.18
clean water

Chicago's drinking water is full of lead, report says

Lead was found in 70 percent of the 2,797 homes the Chicago Tribune sampled across the city since January of 2016.
Alex Lubben
4.13.18
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