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  • Friday Talking Points — Trump Suffering From ‘100 Days Envy’ We’d like to boldly add a new disease’s definition to the political lexicon. We feel this is necessary since Donald Trump seems to have caught a rather drastic case of “100 Days Envy.” Symptoms are a tendency to flail around looking for a legislative win you can brag about, and an unnatural fear of being ...
  • We All Have The Right To Bodily Autonomy #SAAM function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video;a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); If anyone ever tells you that you’re a lesser human being because you don’t want to have sex with them ― cut them out of your life. We all have rights to our own bodies and we all have the right to say no. We should all have the ...
  • Weekend Roundup: Amid Great Cultural Shifts, Voting Settles Little In an era of profound cultural transformation, elections and referendums have very real consequences ― such as the repeal of environmental regulations or crackdowns on press freedom. But as much as they reveal how markedly divided societies are at this historical moment, they settle little. For those who are nostalgic for an ideal past, the ...
  • At Sea With Captain ‘Wrong Way’ Trump Baby boomers like me fondly remember the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons of childhood (and adulthood, for that matter — in their grown-up jokes and cultural references they presaged The Simpsons by a good 25 years and are still pretty hilarious). You may particularly recall one Rocky and Bullwinkle character, Capt. Peter “Wrong Way” Peachfuzz, an addled ...
  • Frozen Condoms For Post-Childbirth Pains Are A Thing For SELF, by Korin Miller. One dad recently shared his advice — and doctors say it’s legit. It’s pretty much a given that you’re not going to feel amazing below the belt after you give birth to a baby vaginally. Many women bleed for weeks afterward, and the entire vaginal area is pretty swollen and sore for ...
  • PhRMA Shows Biggest Spike In Lobbying Spending In First Quarter Of President Trump by Ashley Balcerzak With President Trump’s 100th day looming, he’s struggled to check off some of the big initiatives on his to do list, such as getting rid of Obamacare and overhauling the tax code. These hefty projects invite companies and other groups with something at stake to frantically lobby the government, hoping the legislation can ...
  • What’s A Scientist To Do? March! It’s hard to believe that 92 years after the Scopes Monkey Trial (which debated teaching evolution in public schools), the integrity of the science community is in politically charged territory. The reality of climate change, possibly the greatest concern of the 21st century, is challenged by those who refuse to accept findings which indicate that the ...
  • U.S. Cities To Watch In 2017 For Condé Nast Traveler, by CNT Editors. When it comes to American cities, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles dominate the market — and the conversation. Yet the Big Three continuing to grow more crowded (and more expensive) has proved advantageous to other cities across the country, which attract people with cheaper rents, space to create, ...
  • The Best Rooftop Bars In The World For Condé Nast Traveler, by Paul Rubio. From the 118th floor of a Hong Kong skyscraper to old Quito’s best-kept secret, these cocktail bars — and their spectacular rooftop views — are worth a trip across the world. 1. Flair Rooftop Restaurant Bar, Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, China Discover the best views — and drinks — in Shanghai on the ...
  • The Most Beautiful Churches in the World For Condé Nast Traveler, by Caitlin Morton. Whether it’s a Gaudí-designed masterpiece in Barcelona, an underground cathedral in Ethiopia, or a tiny stone chapel in New Zealand, there’s no denying the aesthetic draw of churches—and these 20 incredible structures draw extra attention for their angles. Here, proof that a little faith (and a lot of artistic ...
  • The Best Rooftop Bars In The U.S. For Condé Nast Traveler, by Paul Rubio. Well-made cocktails and Instagram-worthy views go hand in hand at our favorite hotel rooftop bars around the country. 1. Sugar at East, Miami, Florida A highlight of downtown Miami’s futuristic transformation is this hyper-cool, sky-scraping rooftop bar that crowns the East, Miami, an Asian-influenced hotel that’s part of the billion-dollar Brickell ...
  • Best New Hotels In The U.S. And Canada For Condé Nast Traveler, by CNT Editors. In this year’s list of the top new hotel openings around the world, the U.S. and Canada lay claim to 22 hot properties, including some surprises in smaller cities (hello, Marfa and Nashville!) and a Charleston, SC charmer that had multiple editors clamoring for yet another weekend away. 1. 11 ...
  • Best New Hotels In The World For Condé Nast Traveler, by CNT Editors. Our editors vetted hundreds of recently opened hotels and resorts, from West Africa to Miami, and found that what stands out are the properties that combine old-school extravagance and service with just the right measure of modernity. Here is a sampling of the best new hotels in the world. ...
  • United Airlines Has A Bigger Problem Than You Think United has a big, stupid, obvious mess on its hands. Big because it dragged a bloodied, ticketed passenger off a plane for the simple crime of wanting to go where he paid to go. Stupid, because it was entirely avoidable. Obvious, because for all our shock, nobody was particularly floored to learn that a major airline ...
  • Democrats Need To Step Up To The Plate On Reproductive Health As part of the Democratic Unity Tour, Senator Bernie Sanders and DNC Chairman Tom Perez have hit the road to visit press junkets, local races, and big events to support down-ticket Democratic candidates. It’s not exactly clear why Sanders is there ― as he said in an MSNBC interview, he’s not a Democrat ― but ...
  • The Real Reasons Why Marriages Fail — And How To Not Let Yours Suffer The Same Fate For BRIDES, by Jaimie Mackey. You’re going into your marriage with your heart in the right place — because you’re in love and want to spend your lives together! — but even as the divorce rate drops, not every marriage is destined for success. However, yours doesn’t have to be one of the ones that fail! ...
  • New York Fashion Week Shortens Schedule To Become An Actual Week For W magazine, by Kyle Munzenrieder. Don’t let the “week” in New York Fashion Week fool you. Sure, the standard meaning of a week may be seven days, but in recent years NYFW has expanded to an eight-day official schedule. Of course, there’s always more than a few unofficial shows and events the day before the ...
  • This Is How Trump Won I have observed many ideas about and reactions to the election since November that perplex me. One idea that stands out among Hillary fans is that Bernie was too dirty in the primary and has a lot of ground to make up if he is to win the support of the Clinton wing of the ...
  • Brown Narcissus: My Leap Out of a Queer White Space She has a name as white as the spaces that have held her. “Dorian” was chosen at random out of a book of names by my late Tia Julieta, my mother’s sister. “Wood” is the surname of my late Irish-American grandfather, who married a Costa Rican woman, my Abuelita Camita. Both my parents are dark-skinned ...
  • Love Conquers Everything: Bryon Adopts Jason Originally published on Gays With Kids, by David Dodge. Most fathers have to wait years before hearing their children say, “I love you.” Bryon Denton, however, heard those magic words from his son, Jason, the very first day they met. At the time, Bryon was working as a contract nurse at a home for children with developmental ...