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How Noom is Reimagining the Wellness Industry

How Noom is Reimagining the Wellness Industry

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jan 16

"New Year. New You." It's a phrase we've heard countless times, but what exactly are we striving for? Enter Noom, which has people lead healthier lives through behavior change since 2016.

Judge: Alabama Transgender License Policy Unconstitutional

Judge: Alabama Transgender License Policy Unconstitutional

NEWS | By Kim Chandler | Jan 16

Alabama's policy requiring a transgender person to undergo full gender reassignment surgery before they can change the sex on their driver's license is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Friday.

California Bill Would Ban Intersex Surgery for Young Kids

California Bill Would Ban Intersex Surgery for Young Kids

NEWS | By Adam Beam | Jan 16

The legislation would ban specific types of surgeries on infants born with intersex characteristics. Advocates are pushing to delay these types of surgeries until the child is old enough to develop a gender identity.

Transgender Athletes Look to Changing of White House Guard

Transgender Athletes Look to Changing of White House Guard

NEWS | By Pat Eaton-Robb | Jan 16

Transgender athletes are getting an ally in the White House next week as they seek to participate as their identified gender in high school and college sports.

Ralph Lauren Drops Justin Thomas After Gay Slur Heard on TV

Ralph Lauren Drops Justin Thomas After Gay Slur Heard on TV

STYLE | By Doug Ferguson | Jan 16

Ralph Lauren Corp. said Friday it is ending its sponsorship with Justin Thomas after he was heard muttering a homophobic slur to himself after missing a putt last week in Hawaii.

5 Reasons to Wear a Mask Even After You're Vaccinated

5 Reasons to Wear a Mask Even After You're Vaccinated

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Liz Szabo | Jan 16

"Masks and social distancing will need to continue into the foreseeable future — until we have some level of herd immunity," said Dr. Preeti Malani, chief health officer at the University of Michigan. "Masks and distancing are here to stay."

More Shocking Social Media Posts of Armie Hammer Emerge

More Shocking Social Media Posts of Armie Hammer Emerge

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 15

Armie Hammer has ended his very bad week with the shocking contents of his secret Instagram being leaked.

Montana, North Dakota Bills Target Transgender Athletes

Montana, North Dakota Bills Target Transgender Athletes

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 15

Lawmakers in North Dakota and Montana are considering bills that specifically target transgender student athletes.

What Are Our Favorite LGBTQ Travel Influencers Up To?

What Are Our Favorite LGBTQ Travel Influencers Up To?

TRAVEL | By Matthew Wexler | Jan 15

If ever we needed a rainbow at the end of the tunnel, look no further than our favorite queer travel influencers. Some are navigating travel restrictions to hit the road, while others have stayed in their own backyards. (Just like Dorothy!)

Watch: Anthony Mackie Talks Fanboying Over Betty White With Jimmy Fallon

Watch: Anthony Mackie Talks Fanboying Over Betty White With Jimmy Fallon

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 15

Anthony Mackie talks with Jimmy Fallon about his love for "The Golden Girls" and Betty White.

News

Trump Administration Carries Out 13th and Final Execution

Trump Administration Carries Out 13th and Final Execution

NEWS | By Michael Tarm, Michael Kunzelman | Jan 16

The Trump administration early Saturday carried out its 13th federal execution since July, an unprecedented run that concluded just five days before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden — an opponent of the federal death penalty.

Business

Chick-fil-A in Castro Valley? Let the Battle Begin

Chick-fil-A in Castro Valley? Let the Battle Begin

BUSINESS | Jan 15

Chick-fil-A hit a roadblock this week in an effort to open a new location in Castro Valley. But was it traffic concerns or the company's stance on LGBTQ issues that ruffled the Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council's feathers?

Technology

A Different Kind of Lockdown: Hacker Attempts Chastity Cage Extortion

A Different Kind of Lockdown: Hacker Attempts Chastity Cage Extortion

TECHNOLOGY | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 15

A hacker was able to take control over the internet-connected chastity cages in an attempted extortion of several victims, security researchers found.

Finance

Liz Weston: Start 2021 Off Strong with These Money Moves

Liz Weston: Start 2021 Off Strong with These Money Moves

FINANCE | By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Jan 11

After the train wreck that was 2020, you may well question whether it's worth trying to plan anything. But knocking off a few financial tasks early in the year can better prepare you for whatever 2021 has in store.

Cars

Edmunds: 5 New Trucks and SUVs to Look for in 2021

Edmunds: 5 New Trucks and SUVs to Look for in 2021

CARS | By Reese Counts of Edmunds | Jan 16

Trucks and SUVs will dominate the news in 2021. Edmunds' experts cover the five they think will make the biggest splash.

Style

Milan Opens 1st Fashion Week With No VIP Guests Due to Virus

Milan Opens 1st Fashion Week With No VIP Guests Due to Virus

STYLE | By Colleen Barry | Jan 16

Italy's fashion chamber opened on Friday the first Milan Fashion Week that won't have VIPS populating runway front rows, as the reality of Italy's persistent resurgence of the coronavirus has forced an all-virtual format for presenting menswear previews.

Health/Fitness

Study: PrEP Use Rising, Still Low Among Gay, Bisexual Men

Study: PrEP Use Rising, Still Low Among Gay, Bisexual Men

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 15

A scholarly paper based on surveys of gay and bisexual men finds that while PrEP use has increased, only a fraction of men who have sex with men have taken it up — and a third of those abandon PrEP over time.

Travel

UK Imposes Travel Restrictions Amid Worries of New Variant

UK Imposes Travel Restrictions Amid Worries of New Variant

TRAVEL | By Danica Kirka | Jan 15

Britain's government has banned travel from South America and Portugal to ensure a new variant of COVID-19 found in Brazil doesn't derail the country's vaccination program, although there are no signs the variant has reached the U.K.

Nightlife

Sexual Fluidity: What We Know and What We Don't

Sexual Fluidity: What We Know and What We Don't

NIGHTLIFE | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 9

The term "sexual fluidity" has come under scrutiny as researchers further explore the nuances our sexual expression, attraction and behavior.