What happens when people search for new bathrooms type “bathroom sweets” instead of “bathroom suites” into their search engines?

This.

The Maderno Sweet bathroom set includes a 210,000-calorie chocolate bidet, a 210,000-calorie chocolate sink, an 8 million-calorie chocolate tub and a 980,000-calorie chocolate toilet. The entire set has 9.4 million calories and is listed for sale on the site for $133,040.

And yes, we’re serious.

A high school freshman in Naperville is a finalist in the Google Science Fair for something she hopes helps others.
The program, dubbed Rethink, sends prompts to people attempting to post potentially hurtful messages on social media sites. In her project, Prabhu found the prompts helped drastically reduce the incidence of those type of messages being posted among 12 to 18-year-olds.
"No adolescent deserves cyber bullying," she said, recalling the story she read about an 11-year-old girl who committed suicide after being attacked online. "I knew immediately I needed to do something to stop this."

A high school freshman in Naperville is a finalist in the Google Science Fair for something she hopes helps others.

The program, dubbed Rethink, sends prompts to people attempting to post potentially hurtful messages on social media sites. In her project, Prabhu found the prompts helped drastically reduce the incidence of those type of messages being posted among 12 to 18-year-olds.

"No adolescent deserves cyber bullying," she said, recalling the story she read about an 11-year-old girl who committed suicide after being attacked online. "I knew immediately I needed to do something to stop this."

CeeLo Green tweeted what about rape?
Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke tells us that singer CeeLo Green has become the latest in a mind-bogglingly long string of men who think they’re qualified to expound on the subject of rape.
Here’s Huppke’s take:
There is no legitimate rape. There is no rape that is part of God’s plan. And there is no circumstance - ever - in which this crime should be discussed flippantly. Why that’s so hard for some men to understand is beyond me.
The best - and the only - thing a man should say regarding the subject of rape is this: How can I help?

CeeLo Green tweeted what about rape?

Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke tells us that singer CeeLo Green has become the latest in a mind-bogglingly long string of men who think they’re qualified to expound on the subject of rape.

Here’s Huppke’s take:

There is no legitimate rape. There is no rape that is part of God’s plan. And there is no circumstance - ever - in which this crime should be discussed flippantly. Why that’s so hard for some men to understand is beyond me.

The best - and the only - thing a man should say regarding the subject of rape is this: How can I help?

Pop! Goes the lawsuit.

You know that famous ‘Chicago Mix’ from Garrett Popcorn? Well, it’s not ‘Chicago Mix’ anymore. It’s ‘Garrett Mix.’ And you know why? Because the trademark ‘Chicago Mix’ is owned by a company based in St. Paul, Minn., and it has been since 1992.

Whoa.

Read more here.

Video purportedly shows ISIS beheading U.S. hostage Steven J. Sotloff

The Islamic State militant group released a video today purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven J. Sotloff.

A masked figure in the video also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned governments to back off “this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State”, the SITE Intelligence Group monitoring service said.

Sotloff, a freelance journalist, was kidnapped in Syria in August 2013. Sotloff’s mother Shirley appealed on Aug. 27 in a videotaped message to Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, for her son’s release.

The White House said it could not immediately confirm the authenticity of the video. White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters in a briefing that if there is such a video, it would be analyzed very carefully, adding that the administration’s thoughts and prayers were with Sotloff’s family.

The theme this week is green, and @mike_fan captured a real beauty at Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk. Thank you so much for tagging it #trib2014. We’ll be featuring this today in our feed, on our blog and on our tumblr. It’s easy being green, so send us your green all week by tagging them #trib2014 -scott

The theme this week is green, and @mike_fan captured a real beauty at Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk. Thank you so much for tagging it #trib2014. We’ll be featuring this today in our feed, on our blog and on our tumblr. It’s easy being green, so send us your green all week by tagging them #trib2014 -scott