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Why Do So Many Women Continue To Deny The Existence Of Sexism?

flickr/Jay MorrisonA startling number of women participate in their own oppression. I once did too.Sitting with a handful of my colleagues recently, …

Feminism

Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery's 'Hard History'

"In the ways that we teach and learn about the history of American slavery," write the authors of a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), "the nation needs an intervention."<p>This new report, titled <i>Teaching Hard History: American Slavery</i>, is meant to be that intervention: a resource …

Black History

This is what the solar eclipse looked like from the moon

The great North American solar eclipse of Aug. 21 may be in the history books, but NASA has given us a chance to the see the event from a new perspective. The space agency released an image on Tuesday of the eclipse shadow falling on Earth as seen by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which hangs …

Solar Eclipse

We should never have told people to start taking vitamins, and new research linking one type to cancer shows why

Not so fast. A growing body of research— including a study published August 22 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology— suggests that some supplements can carry real health risks. These risks range from vomiting and nausea to an increased risk of cancer and death.<p>Epidemiologists at two American cancer …

Mayo Clinic

A perfectly-timed photo of the space station and the moon puts human achievements in perspective

The International Space Station is the size of a football field. But a stunning image by Spanish photographer Dani Caxete shows it as a tiny figure dwarfed by the moon—a jaw-dropping reminder of the magnificence of nature, and the persistence of human achievement.<p>The image is on the shortlist for …

Astronomy

Glowing galaxies, marshmallow-like ceramics, and other amazing images of the week

Newsworthy eyecandy.<p>The glowing object at the center of this image from the Hubble Space Telescope is the star HD 107146, our neighbor here in the Milky Way. But the real scene stealer is the distant "Vermin Galaxy" to the lower right. So-dubbed for its annoying habit of turning up where it isn't …

If you wrong a raven, it will remember

These bitter ravens are animals after our own heart<p>Don’t try to wrong a raven, not even once. It’s not going to forget and it’s probably going to shun you for a long time.<p>When it comes to animal personalities, there are dogs, which are loyal and usually love you no matter what. And on the other …

Ravens

This Lingerie Brand Just Tapped a 50+ Year-Old Model As Its Freshest Face

We’ve always had fashion icons such as Helen Mirren (who rocked a Prince tattoo to last year’s White House Correspondents Dinner), the always outspoken Meryl Streep, and 63-year-old <i>Sports Illustrated swimsuit model</i> Christie Brinkley around to continually remind us that age is nothing but a state of …

Physicists Have Observed The Light Spectrum of Antimatter For First Time

Putting Einstein's special relativity to the test.<p>After two decades of trying, physicists at CERN have reported the first ever measurement of the …

How history forgot the black women behind Nasa’s space race

In the 1940s, a group of female scientists were the human computers behind the biggest advances in aeronautics. Hidden Figures, an upcoming book and film tells their remarkable, untold story<p>Growing up in Hampton, Virginia, Margot Lee Shetterly was surrounded by brilliant female scientists and …

Women of Color

Ceres: The tiny world where volcanoes erupt ice

Ahuna Mons is a volcano that rises 13,000 feet high and spreads 11 miles wide at its base. This would be impressive for a volcano on Earth. But Ahuna …

5 Things Shakespeare Taught Me About Sex

For centuries, the dirty side of Shakespeare has been an elephant in the literary room. Many critics not only distanced themselves from the sexuality …

Children's Book Review: The Singing Bones by Shaun Tan. Scholastic/Levine, $24.99 (192p) ISBN 978-0-545-94612-4

The Singing Bones<p>Shaun Tan. Scholastic/Levine, $24.99 (192p) ISBN 978-0-545-94612-4<p>More By and About This Author<p>Tan (<i>Rules of Summer</i>) fashions 75 …

What Listening to Music at Work Does to Your Brain (It's Pretty Amazing)

Music has enriched people's personal lives pretty much since the beginning of time, but scientists today have uncovered how best to make music enrich your professional life, too.<p>When the office is almost too much to stomach, music can deliver much-needed relief on the job. Before you press Play, …

'Honour' killings, hypocrisy, and the moral policing reserved only for women | Maliha Aqueel

Qandeel Baloch was failed by Pakistan society at every step. The same nation that topped Google searches for pornography strangles women like her to death<p>News broke on Saturday of Pakistani social media celebrity, Qandeel Baloch, being strangled by her own brother. Since then, I have spoken to many …

Pakistan

10 Lies We Tell Ourselves That Keep Us From Living Happy And SMART

I do my best with my writing here and on my blog SMART Living 365 to stay away from politics. That's not because I don't have an opinion, but my intention is to instead inspire and encourage us all to think and form our own opinions from a space of awareness, compassion and personal responsibility. …

Happiness

Trunk bombs: South Africa's elephant street art – in pictures

South African graffiti artist Falko One’s street art project, <i>Once Upon a Town</i>, sees lively elephant murals storming the walls of neglected neighbourhoods. “I want to make people happy,” he says. “The aim is for these communities to feel pride. The happiness in the form of the bright colours must …

South Africa

I'm a Man, and Here Are Three Male Privileges I Don't Have

Shares 99<p><i>Men who are subjected to these problems don’t know where to turn for support, because all the awareness efforts are focused on …

Feminism

You Don't Have To Go Vegan To Eat Way More Sustainably

Eating meat is wreaking havoc on our planet. Going cold turkey isn't the only way to do something about it.<p>We’ve known for some time now that eating meat is putting a massive strain on our planet.<p>But if you want to take steps to reduce the carbon footprint of your dinner, it’s not necessary to …

Mom's Instagram artwork shows the love between fathers and daughters

“It’s hard being a single father raising a daughter,” Reddit user ClosingDownSummer wrote last week when sharing a watercolor from the Instagram account of a Russian artist who goes by the name of Soosh.<p>Soosh, who is a mother of a 9-year-old son, Frol, lives in southern Ukraine near the city of …

Coachella 2016: 25 Must-See Acts

The 1975<p>The spectacular live shows put on by this group of British blokes were made for a festival setting. Songs like the giddily snarky "Love Me" …

Why Women Are Tired: The Price of Unpaid Emotional Labor

<i>Authored by Christine Hutchison, Executive Editor for Psyched in San Francisco Magazine and therapist. Christine is studying for her doctorate in Psychology at the Wright Institute, as well as working as a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern at New Perspectives Center for Counseling.</i> …

Emotional Intelligence

Could This Digital Math Tool Change Instruction For the Better?

Math instruction can be the most resistant to changes in pedagogy — even schools that have had success with project-based learning or …

Education Technology

10 inspiring female writers you need to read

As a response to Gay Talese’s failure to name any inspirational female writers, we asked our readers to explain why and how these authors changed their lives<p>It is hard to believe that this piece is still necessary. We long for the day when we don’t have to single out authors – or anyone of any walk …

Books

Tips to Becoming a Better Writer  --  From a Terrible Writer

I was a certified bad writer. I even had documentation to prove it.<p>Literally, legal documentation was ordered to confirm how terrible my skills were, I suppose, just in case anyone challenged this truth. My parents, or the school, or somebody paid thousands of dollars to have me tested, and then I …

Thousands of Young People Are About to Lose Their Food Stamp Benefits

If you are younger than 50, don't have children or a disability, and rely on government benefits to eat, you could be in trouble soon.<p>Two years ago, Barack Obama signed the latest "Farm Bill," a piece of legislation that is generally renewed every five years and funds a bevy of food- and …

The 'Criminal' Black Lesbian: Where Does This Damaging Stereotype Come From?

Since the Black Lives Matter movement gained national attention in 2013, organizers have pushed to prioritize voices of black queer and transgender women. Two of the three founders identify as queer, and along with drawing attention to numerous brutal murders of transgender women of color, they …

27 Book Confessions That Prove You Are Not Alone

Who here *hasn't* called in sick so they could finish their book?

Point to high-fliers to get girls into maths, says leading teacher

Colin Hegarty, shortlisted for a $1 million-dollar teacher prize, has also said girls need to be exposed to more stories of "amazing female mathematicians"<p>Teachers should use female high-fliers and scientists as inspiration to get girls into maths rather than using pop stars and beauty products to …

Teaching, not testing makes better students

Teaching is more than just assembling a series of best practices that are expected to lead students to perfect standardized test scores.<p>According to …