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15 Pro-Approved Salt Sprays For Every Hair Type

Even in the midst of summer, when beachy waves can be attained by actually going to the beach, there are a lot of reasons to love a sea-salt spray. …

Hair

Billions of women are denied the same choice of employment as men

EVEN as rich countries seek to rid workplaces of subtle gender bias, in many developing ones discrimination remains overt. According to the World …

How To Train Yourself To Take Feedback Well

Receiving feedback is hard. Here are some tips on how you can be better at it.<p><i>This</i> <i>piece</i> <i>originally appeared on</i> <i>Shine</i><i>, a free daily motivational text, and is reprinted with permission.</i><p>With all the “be your best self now!” hullabaloo, we can get overwhelmed with what we think we <i>should</i> be doing. We can …

Self-help

10 Super Easy Meals You Never Knew You Could Make in Your Rice Cooker

The Instant Pot may be all the rage, but there's no need to buy another kitchen gizmo—your rice cooker can do so much more than cook rice. This …

Recipes

Girl Effect’s Army Of Young Researchers Is Helping Discover What Solutions Help Girls The Most

For cause groups, the best way to figure out what problems need solving is to ask the people on the ground.<p>A few years ago, Saginaw, Michigan, was deemed the most dangerous city in America for women to live, according to FBI data. The former manufacturing outpost suffers from widespread …

Sexual Health

Charlottesville and the Trouble with Civil War Hypotheticals

Even before the insipid forces of radical whiteness had withdrawn from Charlottesville, Virginia, one heard the beseeching protestation “This is not us.” That sentiment blossomed into a hashtag, exculpating our society after some of its citizens had seemingly forgotten our standing position against …

Feminist Knock-Knock Jokes

Knock, knock!<p>Who’s there?<p>Roe v. Wade.<p>Roe v. Wade who?<p>Get out of my joke, Paul Ryan.<p>**<p>Knock, knock!<p>Who’s there?<p>Impatient feminist.<p>Impatient fem—<p>WHY DON’T WE HAVE EQUAL PAY YET??<p>**<p>Knock, knock!<p>Who’s there?<p>Online harassment.<p>Online harassment who?<p>Isn’t that just like a stupid whore to say something …

12 Stunning Cafés Every History Buff Needs to Visit

The best historic coffee shops around the world, from Paris to Buenos Aires.<p>You don’t have to be a caffeine addict to appreciate a coffee house with …

Buenos Aires

The Most Beautiful College in Every State

You'll want to go out of your way to see them all.<p>A good-looking university does much more than attract potential students. Handsome quads, manicured …

The Case Against Contemporary Feminism

It’s the same with feminism as it is with women in general: there are always, seemingly, infinite ways to fail. On the one hand, feminism has never been more widely proclaimed or marketable than it is now. On the other hand, its last ten years of mainstream prominence and acceptability culminated …

The Music Donald Trump Can’t Hear

One of the pleasures of music-streaming services is that, day after day, they remind you effortlessly of the almost incredible wealth and beauty of American popular music—from the blues and Tin Pan Alley to jazz, R. & B., country, rock and roll, and on to hip hop—and of its strange, snaking unity. …

A Delicious Hot Chocolate Crawl Through Paris

Paris is an epicure’s dream. Culinary delights wow and tempt from storefront windows down every street and alleyway. Bakeries and pastry shops are filled with literal eye candy—macarons, pain au chocolat, and buttery kouign-amann, to name a few—that will lure you in without any hesitation. Tempting …

The Ultimate Canadian Bucket List Travel Guide in Honor of Canada’s 150th Birthday

Canada is enjoying a moment—not only because of Justin Trudeau mania and the country’s post-U.S.-election appeal, but also because it’s celebrating its sesquicentennial. That’s right, 2017 is the 150th anniversary of confederation, a milestone that will be celebrated countrywide. It’s no wonder …

The 5 Loveliest Afternoon Teas in London

Holiday visits from friends are a perfect motivator for better living. The impulse to spin out December drinking sherry in reindeer socks, however universal, will not bear scrutiny. Before the doorbell rings, the halls need to be decked and the dead potted plants replaced with pluckier descendants. …

The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

Send your love this year with a travel-inspired gift on Valentine’s Day.<p>Is it more difficult to buy gifts for women or men? It’s a toss-up, but when …

Why Can’t Silicon Valley Solve Its Diversity Problem?

Earlier this year, Facebook released its diversity numbers—which were only incrementally higher than they had been a year before, despite several internal initiatives—in a blog post that outlined what is usually known as the “pipeline” problem. “Appropriate representation in technology . . . will …

These Posters of Extinct Animals Are Our Latest Wall Décor Obsession

Start planning that gallery wall.<p>Expedia UK is making wall art and we're totally into it. The travel company recently unveiled a series of posters …

Posters

Getting Fired for Being a Woman

At the 2016 New Yorker TechFest, on October 7th, Sallie Krawcheck listed—and quickly debunked—the myths often used to explain the financial industry’s gender gap: that boys are better at math, that men are better at investing, that women are too risk-averse. “As if the uterus will keep you from …

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Doesn't Completely Agree With Beyoncé's Feminism

Beyoncé may have quoted Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's TED Talk in her song "Flawless," but the Nigerian writer doesn't necessarily agree with the …

Feminism

The Best International Beauty Products You Can Buy on Amazon

1<p>Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Eye Cream<p>Luxury K-beauty brand Sulwhasoo makes an eye cream so potent with ginseng—a skin rejuvenating …

Skin Care

Patagonia’s CEO Explains How To Make On-Site Child Care Pay For Itself

For the past five years, turnover among Patagonia employees who use its child care program is 25% lower than in its overall workforce.<p>To support our families, Patagonia provides company-paid health care and sick time for all employees; paid maternity and paternity leave; access to on-site child …

Child Care

Joe Biden Demands Work/Life Balance From Staff In Now Viral Memo

Joe Biden’s memo to his staff about work life balance goes viral because its awesome<p>Reading a memo from your boss is usually as enjoyable as getting …

Joe Biden

How To Be A Non-Threatening Woman

<i>Sarah Cooper is a writer, comedian and creator of TheCooperReview.com. Her first book, 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings comes out October 4. Sign up for her free newsletter to get updates. The original post mentioned here can be found at The Cooper Review.</i><p>Women in leadership positions are …

Feminism

14 Hair-Removal Products That Actually Work

While we’re firm believers that you don’t need to be hairless to live your best life, that doesn't necessarily mean you won't give some thought to …

Beauty

Why So Many Diversity Programs Fail

Sociology professors unpack research into why traditional diversity efforts don’t work to get more women and minorities hired and promoted.<p>While some tech companies have made incremental gains for their efforts to increase women and under-represented minorities among their ranks, the overall …

Human Resources

Why Women (Sometimes) Don't Help Other Women

It’s not because they’re inherently harsher leaders than men, but because they often respond to sexism by trying to distance themselves from other women.<p>There are two dominant cultural ideas about the role women play in helping other women advance at work, and they are seemingly at odds: the …

Why It's Time To Close The Gender Gap In Unions, Too

Liz Shuler speaks with a woman union member at a worksite.<p>The leadership of the largest federation of unions in the country voted on Thursday to …

Americans Don’t Realize How Big The Gender Leadership Gap Really Is

A new initiative aims to get more women CEOs at top companies to help solve the huge gender gap in leadership.<p>Gender disparity is the greatest at some of the highest positions in the business world. According to the research firm Catalyst, women only make up 4% of CEOs in Standard and Poor’s …

CEOs

Why Becoming Parents Makes People Better Employees

Working moms are often viewed as frazzled and less committed to their jobs, but for many women motherhood can make them more ambitious.<p>A funny thing happens if you search “working dad clipart” and “working mom clipart” on Google. The dads look pretty relaxed: One is straightening his tie, another …

Parenting

“Sexual Politics” and the Feminist Work That Remains Undone

<i>This piece was drawn from the afterword to a new edition of “Sexual Politics,” by Kate Millett, which is out in February from Columbia University Press.</i><p>In the fall of 2014 <i>Time</i> magazine published a list of words that, it proposed, should be banned—a click-bait compilation of terms and phrases that …