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The real sex lives of Muslim women

<i>Writer Fariha Róisín and artist Ayqa Khan talk about growing up without intimacy, losing their virginity before marriage, and navigating faith and a</i> …

Relationships

Troian Bellisario Opens Up About Her Taylor Swift 'False Feminism' Comment

We need to take a collective chill pill.<p><i>Pretty Little Liars</i>' star Troian Bellisario clarifies her Taylor Swift "false feminism" comment that caused quite a stir on the internet. In a series of tweets on Friday, fan favorite Troian pleads with us all to seriously calm down.<p>"For goodness sake what I …

Feminism

Jaden Smith Refuses To Accept Conventional Gender Rules

The recent Jaden Smith dead news shocked his fans to no end. The actor, who is also a spokesperson for the gender-fluidity movement, was rumored to …

Bestselling Feminist Author Jessica Valenti Quits Social Media After Rape and Death Threats Directed at Daughter

On Friday, author Jessica Valenti told her Twitter followers that she had received “a rape and death threat directed at my 5 year old daughter.” …

Social Media

Why Women Are Smarter Than Men

Trying to compare intelligence and gender doesn't typically yield much in the way of productive discussion, but sometimes research comes along that's worth opening this particular can of worms.<p>Decades of research show unequivocally that men and women are equal in general intelligence (IQ), but that …

Self-improvement

Trump and Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Take away all the 'other' labels of Donald Trump - such as racist, bigot, fear monger, elitist or fascist - which are in and of themselves hard to fathom as characteristics of a U.S. presidential candidate, and there is something even more disturbing about Mr. Trump that every American voter should …

Narcissism

Why the gap between old and new black civil rights activists is widening

As waves of protesters gathered in Atlanta night after night to condemn the fatal police shootings of African American men, civil rights veteran Andrew Young stepped in to provide some encouragement – not to activists, but to police officers.<p>"Those are some unlovable little brats out there," the …

The world's cheapest (and most expensive) beaches

Beach bums in search of a bargain could do far worse than head to Vietnam, new research has suggested.<p>When it comes to the cost of food, drinks and an all-important bottle of sunscreen, the country’s beaches are the world’s cheapest, according to the second annual Beach Price Index – a survey of …

Channel Your Inner Ariel With These Mermaid-Inspired Swimsuits

It seems the world is having quite the love affair with all things mermaid this summer. We’ve all had those moments when we try to hack our way to life under the sea. Who doesn’t remember bathtub time when we pretended to be Ariel from <i>The Little Mermaid?</i> These days, it’s infinitely easier to turn …

Clothing

How To Release Chronically Tight Hamstrings - Monthly Yoga With Abi

<i>About Abi</i> -<br>Abi Carver designs yoga routines for mountain bikers looking to eliminate muscular aches and pains, gain an edge in competition and unlock …

Meet the British girl who grew up as a Japanese idol

When Beckii Cruel first started uploading videos of herself on YouTube, it wasn’t in a bid for fame. But a clip of her dancing to “Danjo” a pop song by Taro that had become an internet meme in Japan, sent her viral. She became one of the country’s most subscribed-to YouTube channels and quickly …

Tantric Techniques For Getting In The Mood When You Just Don't Feel Sexy

<i>Psalm Isadora is the top tantra expert in the world, and a highly sought-after sexuality, relationship, and trauma expert specializing in women’s</i> …

Here's What Happened When I Recreated Rachel Green's Greatest 'Friends' Fashion Moments

So much '90s realness.<p>I did not watch <i>Friends</i> growing up.<p>Before a couple weeks ago, I'd only watched reruns when nothing else was on, and out of sequential order for that very reason. Of the show's 236 episodes, I'd probably seen 14 1/2 in my life (I'm 26), but I knew the SparkNotes version: six …

Thrifting

This Water-Based Video Installation Is Not a Piece of Art—It’s a Medium

The 3D Water Matrix is coming to Italy and Germany this year.<p>The first thing you need to know about the <i>3D Water Matrix</i> is that it isn’t a piece of art—it’s a medium. In 2001, video installation artist Shiro Takatani dreamed up an intelligent fountain which would be able to communicate through …

Art

13 Natural Hairstyles To Try When The Humidity Is Trying You

Protect ya neck...from the heat.

Lady Gaga Gets Pulled Over Just 2 Weeks After Getting Her Driver's License

Lady Gaga is already experiencing the downsides of driving.<p>Just two weeks after getting her driver’s license, the singer and actress had her first …

Calvin Klein Model Ebonee Davis Takes Down Racism In The Fashion Industry

“As artists in the fashion industry, we are the embodiment of free speech.”<p>For all the beauty it creates and magic it inspires, the fashion industry is not one that is known for being altogether socially, or, specifically, racially aware and active. Ebonee Davis is trying to change that.<p>After …

Emoji Gender Equality Is Finally Here!

Women: Whenever you get particularly discouraged about making less money than men, or the fact that there’s still no federal paid maternity leave policy, just be thankful that at least we’ve reached gender equality in emoji land. If you recall, back in May, Google proposed 13 new female emoji in a …

How Our Country Fails Black Women and Girls

And why we need to talk about it.<p><i>The following was delivered before the Congressional Caucus for Black Women and Girls in April.</i><p>I hold a professorship named for one of the most extraordinary Americans to live in the 20th century. Born in 1928, Maya Angelou experienced childhood poverty and …

Women of Color

Beyoncé and Rihanna Share '23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black in America'

This is important.<p>In wake of the recent police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, a group of celebrities have come together to create a PSA drawing attention to all the horrifying "reasons" black people have recently been murdered by police — and it's as heartbreaking as it is …

Celebrity Gossip

Sorry conservatives, new research from Harvard shows a profound amount of racism by police…not less of it

Don’t believe the right-wing spin about Harvard’s damning study that illustrates how cops target blacks<p>Philando Castile was killed by a Minneapolis-area police officer while giving him his identification. Like so many other black men, Levar Jones was also shot by a white police officer while fully …

Justice

Pokémon Go Fans Share Experiences of the App Improving Their Mental Health

As <b>Pokémon GO</b> has begun to roll out across the world, some fans are reporting that the smartphone app has already had a positive effect on their …

Mental Health

A High-Intensity Circuit Workout You Can Do at Home

At this point, you know that getting an awesome workout doesn’t mean you need lots of expensive equipment or fancy gym machines. (You can work out at …

27 of the Most Beautiful Places In America

From sea to shining sea and everything in between.<p>Narrowing down the list of America's most scenic spots is clearly an impossible task, but these stunning places are totally worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list.

National Parks

Dallas shooting: A democracy as racist as America will never be at peace

Dallas. The name was already a byword for political violence before Thursday’s massacre – the place where Lee Harvey Oswald shot John F Kennedy in 1963 and shattered America’s post-war innocence.<p>Now, five local policemen lie dead, killed while serving their community. Others fight for their …

Black Lives Matter

What It's Like to Be an Empath

If you feel the Earth's pain before an earthquake or have a panic attack because someone near you is anxious, you might be an empath too.<p>If you search for any article about "empaths," you'll find it has thousands of likes and hundreds of shares on Facebook, and in the comments, dozens of people …

Mental Health

33 Feminist Films Every Girl Should See In Her Lifetime

Because nothing is more important than girl power.

Meeting Iceland’s bubblegum trap queen

Our first impression of Alvia Islandia is when we see her onstage at Secret Solstice wearing red adidas three-stripe tracksuit pants, rapping over trap beats in Icelandic and enlisting members of the Gum Gum Clan (her label and collective) to launch packets of Hubba Bubba into the crowd from the …

7 mental tricks to stop worrying about what other people think

In fact, scientists in one study found that the reward center in people's brains was active when they were told that someone approved their taste in music.<p>It's only a problem when you're <i>consumed</i> by worries about your reputation — when every decision about what to wear, who to hang out with, and …

Self-help

The Spice Girls’ ‘Wannabe’ gets feminist with a multicultural cast in an ode to gender equality

It’s been 20 years since The Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” was released, giving rise to the words “girl power.” And, as it turns out, girls still want, …