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Achieve Minimalist Style With 4 Tips

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There’s beauty in simplicity. Minimalist fashion best encompasses this idea! With just a few key items, you can look fashionable and put-together. Rina shows us how: I’ve always been fascinated by the minimalist’s ability to create such stunningly classic ensembles with key pieces. Read on for 4 easy tips on creating a minimalist outfit. 1. Neutral tones are the way […]

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Boys Are Taught To Pressure Girls For Sex

Boys Are Taught To Pressure Girls For Sex

Whether we like it or not, boys grow up in a society that tells them they are owed sex. That, in turn, affects how boys look at girls and perceive relationships. This toxic perspective is changing, but it’s best to recognize the problem areas. If you grew up in the United States, it is almost inevitable that you’ve been subject […]

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Important Advice About Donating To Victims Of Disasters

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Years ago, ProPublica investigated American Red Cross’s failed support of Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2010. From their research, they have some crucial advice when it comes to donating to disaster relief, which is still relevant today following the rampage of Harvey and Irma. Two years ago, we published an investigation with NPR into the American Red Cross’ failures in Haiti. […]

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Why Our Communities Need More Empathy

Why Our Communities Need More Empathy

Here is something that we all know – humans are social beings. We thrive in community and rely on each other for our very survival. We are inclined to participate in each other’s lives for our own health and happiness. In order to do this, we must be able to identify with others through our capacity for empathy. Empathy is […]

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Slip Into A Slip Dress Before Summer’s End

Slip Into A Slip Dress Before Summer’s End

After the heat wave passed through San Francisco the previous weekend, the temperatures are finally becoming more moderate in the city. It’s not too hot and not too cold, which means dressing in layers, the characteristic fashion tactic of the Bay, can be light. Liat gives us an example of how to layer a slip dress for moderate weather: As […]

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What’s Happening To Maternal Healthcare In Rural America?

What’s Happening To Maternal Healthcare In Rural America?

We’ve iterated before how the proper treatment and care for mothers in America is at risk. And unfortunately, the mothers who are in most need of maternal care aren’t able to get it. Maternity care is disappearing from America’s rural counties, and for the 28 million women of reproductive age living in those areas, pregnancy and childbirth are becoming more […]

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Emotional Labor Has Become A Woman’s Responsibility

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In our society, women are often looked to for emotional support by everyone else around them. This responsibility is a full-time job. And women are conditioned during their youth to take on this responsibility. Here’s one experience of how this is so. “I want to say: we come from difference, Jonas, you have been taught to grow out, I have been […]

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Achieve The Bedhead Ponytail

Achieve The Bedhead Ponytail

The ponytail is easily one of the most recognizable and versatile hairstyles. The undone, bedhead ponytail is a stylish and effortless look that can be upgraded with simple accessories. Alyson shows us how: You’ve probably heard it a million times from your hairdresser to stop washing your hair so often. But what do you do when day 2 or 3 […]

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How Women Experience Discrimination In The Office

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In the workplace, women may experience discrimination without realizing it. Subtle sexism is frequent in the office because it’s thinly veiled by “professionalism” and for many women, when they experience such discrimination, they can’t quite “put their finger on it.” Here are four examples of sexism to recognize. When Ellen Pao faced gender discrimination at work, she decided to do […]

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Try Autumn Colors In The Summer

Try Autumn Colors In The Summer

Summer is almost over. Don’t fret! There’s still time for beaches and relaxation before returning to work and school. But as autumn draws closer, consider wearing those warm fall colors during the seasonal transition. Rina shows us how:  I used to think that you could only wear certain colours, prints or styles during specific times of the year. Floral only […]

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Why Men Need To Understand Intersectional Feminism

Why Men Need To Understand Intersectional Feminism

After leading my students, all high school seniors, on a field trip to a local domestic violence (DV) organization to get a better understanding of intimate partner violence (IPV), I didn’t expect to be the one to leave with an epiphany. On the bus ride back to school, I messaged my ex who had been with me through many of those thrashing years of high school and college:“Whenever I […]

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Education For Postpartum Nurses Needs Improvement

Education For Postpartum Nurses Needs Improvement

Over the past few years, maternal mortality has risen in America. Postpartum nurses need to be given better information to prevent any dangers that can take place for new mothers in the hours and days after childbirth. The solutions can be simple, but must be put into practice across the nation. This story was co-published with NPR. In recent months, […]

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How To Make Your Eyes Look Bigger With Makeup

How To Make Your Eyes Look Bigger With Makeup

If you didn’t get enough sleep from the night before or if you want to draw more attention to your eyes for your makeup look, the best thing to do is to make your eyes look bigger. This is actually quite simple to do with some core cosmetic products. Alyson shows us how: As someone with hooded lids, I’m always […]

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