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Teaching

Sam Smith's Oscars Speech Was a Disservice to LGBT Youth

Ladies and Gentlemen, we need to talk about Sam Smith. The 23-year-old singer and songwriter won an Oscar Sunday night with his writing partner Jimmy …

LGBTQI

Buongiorno, Starbucks

The Seattle-based company is finally making a foray into the finicky coffee market that inspired its culture.<p>Though Starbucks may be a 45-year-old company that originally sprung like a caffeinated dappling out of the soil of West Coast coffee culture, according to the liturgy, the behemoth under …

Coffee

Sam Smith quits social media over Oscars acceptance speech

Singer to take a break online after being mocked for claim to be the first openly gay man to receive an Academy Award<p>Sam Smith has announced he’s taking a break from social media, after being widely mocked following his Oscars acceptance speech.<p>Smith faced criticism after he received the award for …

Social Media

Why Gender Inequality Is More Acute for Women in the South

A new report reveals wider pay gaps and poor workplace treatment for the female workers of southern states.<p>The gender pay gap is a worldwide problem, but women in some places have it worse than others. A new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) reveals that working women in …

Top 10

Children and the Importance of Positive Body Image

If you have an overweight child, how secure is she with her body image? Between social media, television, film, and advertising, today's generation of young girls and boys are even more exposed to conflicting messages about their bodies. Today's teen spends a large part of her day perfecting and …

Self-esteem

Child's Play: The Importance of Tackling Body Image Among Children and Teens

(source: bustle)<p>The most talked about aspect of body confidence is predominantly how it affects adult women. Looking at the majority of tweets into …

Self-esteem

I May Have Body Image Issues, But My Daughters Don't Have To

“But you need it!" she urged.<p>I nodded and cracked some stupid, self-deprecating joke to let her know that, “Yes, you’re right, I know I am a monster covered in lip hair and I’ll deal with it someday, I promise!”<p>Inside, I was reeling. My struggle with body image is like an annoying ex-boyfriend who …

'Irresponsible' corset ad banned for promoting unhealthy body image

LONDON — A television ad showing women using a corset to make their waists appear "sexy" and "tiny" has been banned by the Advertising Standards …

Men twice as likely to appear on TV as women, finds Channel 4 study

Research finds just 2% of presenters, pundits or guests in sport shows are women, while sexism is most commonly found in comedy<p>Men are twice as likely to appear on television as women, according to a survey of all main channels in the UK, which also found as many as five sexist incidents an hour …

Sacrosanct

Drinking Soda Can Make You Store More Unhealthy Fat

From a health perspective, sugar-sweetened beverages don’t help the body. The very thing that makes sugary sodas, sports drinks and lemonade taste so …

Diabetes