Alex Shimmin

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The 17 Lesser-Known Cities You Should Visit To See Street Art

Various street art festivals and creative organizations are luring international art stars to the walls of lesser-known cities.<p>London. Berlin. Paris. New York. These are the cities oft ballyhooed for their vibrant walls and eclectic outdoor art. They are the major cultural hubs that attract stars …

Fiorina Can Play the Gender Card, Too

Women, take heart. Even a misogynistic blowhard like Donald Trump can be cowed.<p>In Wednesday's debate of Republican candidates, Carly Fiorina was …

Carly Fiorina

Most awkward moments in the GOP debate

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Republican presidential hopefuls came prepared with their one-liners, zingers and attack lines. But the delivery didn't always play as well in practice as it might have in theory.<p>Trump's high-five/handshake moments with Bush, Carson<p>Jeb Bush offered up a slick reply to Donald …

Government

Food that markets to both genders confuses people’s tastebuds

Given the choice between a container of fruity yogurt and a tray of fried chicken, most women will gravitate toward the former and most men toward the latter, thanks in part to the way clever marketing strategies dictate our unconscious food preferences. What’s more, marketing food toward one …

University of Manitoba

Boss Who Asked Transgender Woman 'What Are You?' Agrees To Significant Settlement

"They saw the writing on the wall."<p>Last November, Jessi Dye showed up at Summerford Nursing Home for what would turn out to be both her first and last day of work.<p>The morning started well. Dye attended a series of training sessions, completed paperwork, received vaccinations. She was excited about …

The Secret World of Women Surgeons You Had No Idea Existed

Somewhere near the end of my eight years of surgical training, I was operating with an older female attending surgeon. We were exchanging stories about the traumatic yet awesome experiences of residency.<p>"Surgery made a man out of me," she chuckled.<p>We finished the operation and I headed home later …

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

What T-Pain, Ja Rule and More Really Think of Donald Trump

All across these United States, the same unlikely word echoes from one town to the next: <i>Trump!</i> Could the MTV Music Video Awards in Los Angeles be so …

Donald Trump

What One Month's S.F. Rent Gets You In Other Millennial Cities

We can’t say that we were surprised when we learned that San Francisco was high on the list of cities where millennials can’t afford to buy homes …

San Francisco

A Relaxing Yoga Sequence You Can Do In Bed

I love to sleep. My life encourages me to burn bright most of the time, so I fully embrace rest whenever I can take it. Though sleep isn't the only …

What We Can Learn from #BoysInMakeup

Who says only girls can look flawless? That's the thought process behind #BoysinMakeup, a new Instagram movement that's slowly taking over the social …

Beauty

Weed and Meditation – Some Tips and Best Strains for Meditation

Meditation and Marijuana have gone hand in hand for centuries, but marijuana and productivity seem to be at two different ends of the stick. I mean, …

Meditation

Being in Nature Changes the Brain

When is the last time you were out in Nature?<p>“How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain” by Gretchen Reynolds<p>“A walk in the park may soothe the mind …

The Brain

Tony Gum Might Be the Coolest Girl in Cape Town

In this digital age of the World Wide Woman (WWW), wherein an Instagram feed of a stylish stranger located on the other side of the planet is as transportive as unused frequent flyer miles, there is simply no dearth of beguiling international cool girls to discover and fall for.<p>Hence, why we poured …

Why Aren't We Talking About Sexual Assault in High School?

A new survey sheds some light on the topic.<p>Daisy Coleman was just 14 when she was raped. Her story lit up social media about a year ago. Older boys—popular athletes at her school—had encouraged her to drink two large glasses of alcohol. Then once she was incapacitated, she was sexually assaulted. …

High School

Arctic braced for oil rush as Shell eyes return to Alaska

Oil majors are preparing to push into the world's final frontier in search of energy riches<p>When the wreck of Royal Dutch Shell’s Kulluk drilling rig washed up on the coast of Alaska in 2012 following a storm at sea, many environmental campaigners hoped that the incident would draw a line under big …

Is it time to stop reading books by white men?

Attempts to correct unthinking prejudice with pro-active steps are always met with backlash. Science fiction author K.T. Bradford’s now-notorious “No …

Writing

Student Discovers Insanely Hot Math Teacher Is Also an Insanely Hot Male Model

Holy hot for teacher.<p>Model students—as in, the ones who pay attention and do well in school—aren't generally too hard to come by. But what about a model <i>teacher</i>?<p>Upon noticing that his math lecturer was really ridiculously good looking, University College London co-ed Arief Azli decided to do a …

Uber isn’t driving gender equality: Why its new hiring scheme is a road to nowhere

<b>(dnberty via iStock)</b><p>The ride-for-hire app company has a well-known woman problem. It’s latest PR ploy doesn’t offer much of a solution<p>Sarah Jaffe<p>March 28, 2015 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on DAME.<p>There have been a lot of ridiculous claims made about apps and what is loosely called …

Customers

#FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare their breasts on Twitter

Women have been sharing topless photos on social media after a 17-year-old was trolled for doing the same, as part of the #FreeTheNipple movement<p>The <b>#FreeTheNipple movement</b>– where women do exactly that – has now taken off in Iceland.<p>Dozens of women have posted photographs of their bare nipples on …

Michelle Obama, Race and the Ivy League

The education of a future first lady.<p>In 1988, a group of black students at Harvard Law School compiled a report designed to recognize the growing achievements of black students on campus and share their wisdom with newcomers. The longest essay in the 50-page newsletter was written by a 24-year-old …

College & University

Why We Like Food That Makes Noise

The crunch of a chip, the snap of a carrot, or the fizz of a freshly opened beverage may greatly influence just how good we think those foods taste, …

Ice Cream

Top 10 Cities Embracing Solar Energy—Did Your City Make the List?

While giant new solar farms located in rural areas and deserts have been grabbing the headlines lately, America's cities have been embracing solar …

Solar Power

4 lessons I wished I learned in my 20's

What is it that I would say to my 20 year old self and any other entrepreneur who asked for a few words of wisdom on running a business? Focus on the organization.<p>I am not sure I ever thought of running a digital business payments service in my 20's. Back then I was a consultant and product …

Leadership

Presidential Politics And Climate Change: How Will Voters Assess Candidates?

If Senator Ted Cruz doesn’t take climate change seriously, should the American electorate give his 2016 presidential bid any credence? Whereas the history among those who doubt the science had, generally, been flat-out denial, the trend now is to say that they lack the science background to make …

The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …

2014’s Most Skewed, Misleading, And Wrong Pieces Of Climate And Environment Coverage

This year was a big one for environment and climate news. America moved to limit greenhouse gas emissions from coal plants for the first time. China …

In Their Own Words: Girls On Self-Esteem

"The most important thing we can do to begin to address issues of self-esteem and body image in girls is to listen to what they have to say about it," says Jenny Williams.<p>I am fan of Williams' powerful fashion blog and Instagram project called What My Daughter Wore, which beautifully captures …

6 Things You Should Stop Saying Around Women At Work

There are a number of subtle ways women are treated differently from men in the workplace, whether its enduring harsh judgment for their appearence or being seen as overly emotional when they show anger.<p>Here are six things people should stop saying around women to help lessen these biases in the …