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  • Sexual Violence: Not On My Campus; Not In My Locker Room. Peace Over Violence, a sexual and domestic violence center, and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) have worked as partners for over 20 years to educate Los Angeles students on what it means to have a healthy and violence free relationship. Through this partnership, thousands of students have received education and trainings in their ...
  • I Can’t Believe I Ate That On Alabama’s Gulf Coast The trouble with eating raw oyster isn’t the taste (it’s delicious) or knowing where it’s been (filtering water on the bottom of the bay) but that it’s alive. “If you open it right, you can still see the heart beating,” says oyster farmer Lane Zirlott, who co-owns the perhaps appropriately named Murder Point Oysters in Bayou ...
  • As France Shuns Mainstream Political Parties World Experts React Simon P. Watmough, European University Institute; Balveer Arora, Jawaharlal Nehru University ; Donatella Della Porta, Institute of Human and Social sciences, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence , and Luis Gómez Romero, University of Wollongong The first round of voting in France has concluded, but nerves are hardly calmed. Emmanuel Macron, a former French finance minister who heads ...
  • Meeting My Abuser In The Mirror This piece by Dawn Clancy originally appeared on The Establishment, an independent multimedia site founded and run by women. Content Warning: descriptions of child abuse. My mother had a thing for serrated steak knives. When she was sober, those knives, unlike the silver ones with the dull edge she’d use to spread soft butter on toast or yellow mustard on white ...
  • Will We Abandon Women’s Rights In The Name Of Progressive Politics? By Rebecca Traister The most disturbing thing to emerge from last week’s badly bungled Democratic “Unity Tour” staged by Vermont senator Bernie Sanders and new DNC head Tom Perez was the fact that the only thing on which the two men seemed to easily agree was that reproductive rights are not necessarily fundamental to progressive politics. ...
  • The Reality Of Raising A Daughter With Special Needs Today my daughter and I used a birthday gift card from her godfather to the hair-accessory-jewelry-everything-a-pink-loving-girl-could-possibly-want store, Claire’s. As Lizzy and I managed our way through the racks of headbands with flowers, gems, and bows, I got very anxious. All Lizzy wanted to do was be left alone to pick out what she wanted. That’s a ...
  • The Last Of Manhattan’s Gilded Age Mansions Is On The Market For $50 Million For Architectural Digest, by Melissa Minton. In 1873, Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner dubbed their era the Gilded Age in America, characterizing the display of new wealth in America after the Civil War. Impressive homes like this one, now on the market for $50 million, were built for magnates like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, ...
  • One Of America’s Most Historic Small Towns Is Getting A Redesign For Architectural Digest, by Sara Tardiff. Founded in 1733, Savannah, Georgia, was the country’s first planned city. With an elaborate design that boasted public squares, neoclassical architecture, and a road system that allowed the urban market to flourish, the city was ahead of its time. Today, the historic downtown is known for its unique infrastructure and ...
  • Process Of Elimination: How Do We Stop The Persecution Of Gay Men In Chechnya? We are born. We exist. We are not flaws in the grand design. We are perfect as we are. We will not be eliminated. Chechnya. 2017. Gay men are being starved, beaten, murdered. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or have chosen to ignore this information, you’ve probably seen a headline or 20 come through your Facebook ...
  • News Roundup For April 24, 2017 Looks like it’s going to be a busy week of terrible news… 1. The French election will see Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen face off in another vote to take place on May 7th. A political noob and a right wing whack job… France is just looking for attention! More here. 2. China wants Donald Trump ...
  • No, You Don’t Need To Be Trying For A ‘Super Orgasm’ For Allure, by Hayley MacMillen. Whether or not you’ve achieved multiple orgasms in a single sex session (alone or partnered), you’re probably aware that some women have them. While male-bodied people generally require a “refractory period” to recover from climax before they can come again, female-bodied people don’t, even though prior research suggests only around 15 ...
  • 5 STI Myths That Just Won’t Die For Glamour, by Suzannah Weiss. Nobody wants to hear it, but it’s true: sexually transmitted infections are incredibly common, and even the most careful among us can contract them. Culturally we are trying to talk about the realities of STIs more often, but there are still a lot of misconceptions out there. If you’ve heard one ...
  • The Price For Killing Workers Must Be Prison Every 12 days, a member of my union, the United Steelworkers (USW), or one of their non-union co-workers, is killed on the job. Every 12 days. And it’s been that way for years. These are horrible deaths. Workers are crushed by massive machinery. They drown in vats of chemicals. They’re poisoned by toxic gas, burned by ...
  • New Survey Shows Bernie Is Right: Young Americans Want To Reverse Runaway Inequality A new survey conducted by the Runawayinequality.org Educational Network shows that younger Americans (ages 18-40) overwhelmingly support bold proposals to reverse inequality―- Sanders-type policies such as Medicare for all, free higher education, ending mass incarceration, wealth taxes on multi-millionaires, financial speculation taxes on Wall Street, public banks, immigrants rights, worker rights, a guaranteed job at ...
  • How To Get A Raise Without Asking For One We all want to get ahead. Still, even when it seems you’re doing everything right—you’re never late to work, rarely take a sick day, and always meet deadlines—promotions can be few and far between. You’re putting the work in, so why aren’t you getting rewarded? The answer is simple: you don’t get promoted for fulfilling your ...
  • The 38 Most Inspiring Quotes I Know No one can deny the power of a good quote. They motivate and inspire us to be our best. Here are 38 of my absolute favorites: 1. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” -Mother Teresa 2. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, ...
  • 25 Years Later, Los Angeles Hasn’t Fully Recovered From The Rodney King Riots. Why? It has become a ritual with me. On the 10th, 20th, and now 25th anniversary of the L.A. riots, I do a press tour of several of the same burned out empty lots in South L.A. I preface the tour with a finger point at the empty lots, and ask, no challenge, with the question: ...
  • Grilled, Baked & Cedar Planked: 7 Easy and Delicious Salmon Recipes Salmon fillets are typically sold prepped and ready to cook — and there are endless ways to prepare them. From baked salmon with honey mustard and a pecan panko crust to mirin-glazed salmon, these tested and perfected recipes are perfect for fast and flavorful dinners. 1. Baked Salmon with Honey Mustard and Pecan Panko Crust This wonderful ...
  • Poor Sleep Hygiene Is Killing You And Your Career The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer. According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep ...
  • Why Is There So Little Protest Against Recent Threats Of Nuclear War? In recent weeks, the people of the world have been treated to yet another display of the kind of nuclear insanity that has broken out periodically ever since 1945 and the dawn of the nuclear era. On April 11th, Donald Trump, irked by North Korea’s continued tests of nuclear weapons and missiles, tweeted that “North Korea ...