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  • 8 Secrets Of Women Who Always Smell Good You know that friend who always smells amazing no matter what time of day it is? Well, choice of perfume aside, there is some strategy behind when and where to spray (which affects how strong the scent is and how long it will last). Here, we sniff out their secrets. Related: 5 “Perfumes” for People Who ...
  • News Roundup March 10, 2017 Welcome to your daily news roundup, we hope it’s not too depressing. 1. Seven states have joined Hawaii in legal challenges against Trump’s new travel ban. Surprise, surprise, the prejudiced ban is still prejudiced. More here. 2. The nude photo scandal involving the Marines is blowing up with investigations now spanning across all US Military organizations. Sexism ...
  • Let’s Unite On National Abortion Provider Appreciation Day January 21st 2017 was a day that marked the uprising of an incredible movement in the U.S. People from all genders, races, ethnicities and religious backgrounds joined hands and took a stand for what they believed in, and in many cases, who they believed in. During what can feel like a divisive time in America, the ...
  • Nike’s Controversial New Shoes Made Me Run Faster By Ed Caesar for WIRED. Earlier this week, WIRED ran a story about the new Nike sneakers tied to Breaking2, the company’s attempt to help runners break the two-hour mark at a special marathon this spring. As part of WIRED’s exclusive look at that initiative, our writer took a trial run in the sneakers as part ...
  • A Selfie Could Tell You If You Have This Thyroid Cancer Symptom For Teen Vogue, by Brittney McNamara. When actor and producer Lorna Nickson Brown was diagnosed with cancer in 2015, she says she went numb because she couldn’t understand how she — a 26-year-old who felt totally fine — could be seriously ill. But it turns out Lorna was exhibiting a classic symptom of thyroid cancer that ...
  • Why America, Not Donald Trump, Will Win In The End Ok, so Donald Trump is president. Leader of the Free World. Commander-in-Chief. Occupying the White House and Oval Office. There. I’ve said it. And, like most of the country, no matter how many times I say it, it still remains an unfathomable reality. Some even call it a nightmare. But president he is. And for ...
  • From Zombies To Reality: Chatting With Andrew McMahon, Ian Hunter And Son Volt’s Jay Farrar, Plus BoDeans’ ‘My Hometown’ Exclusive A Conversation with Andrew McMahon Mike Ragogna: Andrew, your new album Zombies On Broadway seems like it could be converted into something more than just your second Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness project. Was that your evil scheme? Andrew McMahon: You know, it’s always kind of my evil scheme, truthfully. I’ve always loved records that seemed to ...
  • When White Women Magazines Disregard Indigenous Women Of Color This is a two-part post. First, this post will lay out the specific incident that sparked a dialogue around these issues and also contains my perspective as a white cis queer disabled woman who tries to be an ally to women of color, including Indigenous women and Black women. The second piece (but not second ...
  • The Dangers Of Daylight Savings Time — How You Can Adapt Daylight savings time (DST) heralds longer days, more sun, and warmer temperatures, but did you know that it is also associated with an increased risk of fatal car accidents? Multiple research studies have found a higher rate of car accidents on the Monday following the shift to Daylight Savings Time. The same association is not ...
  • The Country That Everyone Used To Know I’ve said this before, but I’m saying this again. Trump is a walking, talking illustration of what psychologists call “the disowned self,” a person who refuses to recognize his own flaws and instead projects them onto others. He accused Hillary Clinton of being a liar and said she was “Putin’s puppet,” when that glove seems ...
  • What Have Muslims Done For America And The World? 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); It’s no secret that Islamophobia is at an all time high in the United States. This is (at least in part) thanks to President Trump, who has made an enduring promise to enforce his travel ban against Muslims seeking entry to the United States. While the ban doesn’t fully ...
  • Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Is Still Mired In Prejudice Donald Trump says he inherited “a mess” when he became president, but many of those messes are of his own making, as shown by his latest effort as president to make good on wild promises he made on the campaign trail. Trump first called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” ...
  • Bill O’Reilly’s Sexism Toward Andrea Mitchell Offers A Trifecta Of Teachable Moments I watch Bill O’Reilly on FOX News from time to time. He’s extraordinarily obnoxious, but so are some of the hosts on other national news outlets. And I certainly don’t watch him to get the “news.” It’s more about trying to hear arguments and perspectives from a spectrum of vantage points. I can’t usually keep ...
  • Meet The Partially Deaf Musician Sharing the Joy of Homemade Music What do you call someone who can play the banjo, guitar, and harmonica? Talented. What do you call someone who can play the banjo, guitar, and harmonica who also happens to be deaf? Incredible. And that’s exactly what Patrick Costello is, an incredible example of what the human spirit can achieve when determination overcomes adversity. ...
  • No, My Critique Of White Liberalism Is Not ‘Dividing’ The Movement The year is 1776. You’re a slave working on an indigo plantation in the blistering heat of a South Carolina summer. You don’t know much about indigo, except that it’s not grown in your homeland — a small village along the southern coast of Sierra Leone. For decades, your life has mainly consisted of grueling forced labor and ...
  • 9 Ways My Son Lives A Simple, Beautiful Life My husband and I often wonder what goes on in our son Alex’s head (in a good way).  Alex very obviously experiences the world differently from the rest of us, and when I observe him, I wish I had a pair of goggles that would permit me to see things from his perspective.  Lacking the capacity ...
  • Florida Senate President’s Plan To Buy Farmland Not Going Over Well – According to Black Voters in His Own District Florida made national headlines this summer when thick, green algae showed up on its southeastern waterways and coastlines. Once the algae cleared, fingers were immediately pointed inland to the rural parts of South Florida known as the Glades communities, an area with a significantly large African-American population. Environmentalist activists from mostly wealthy coastal communities tried ...
  • A Muslim Ban By Another Name Is Still A Muslim Ban 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); On Monday, President Trump signed his new Executive Order (without fanfare this time), and instead had Attorney General Sessions, Secretary of State Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary Kelly roll it out to the public. The revised “travel ban” is pretty similar to the first one, except that Iraq is ...
  • How Plastic Bottles Benefit ExxonMobil America has a dangerous and deadly addiction to plastic. If recent trends in New York State are any indication, it’s not going away anytime soon, thanks in part to multi-million-dollar lobbying by the plastic manufacturing industry. Yet the recent showdown over plastic bag fees in the Empire State shows the unwillingness of even climate-committed states ...
  • A Post Dedicated To All The Parents Who Are Totally Killing It I see you out there in the world. You’re just like me. You’re often harassed, rushed, and frazzled. You’re usually on the verge of a complete nervous breakdown. Some days you just don’t know if you can get it all done much less do it all over again the next day. But you’re killing it. If your ...