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Reminder: Don't put balls of tea leaves in your vagina

Embrace Pangaea, a "holistic company that provides high-quality herbal detoxes and information to educate clients about natural living" wants you to …

How to Keep Writing When No One Gives a Sh*t

No one cares if I write.<p>No one's waiting for me to publish my next essay. No one's waiting for me to overcome my low self-esteem or manage my depression and anxiety or move through my fears or stop doubting myself or get a good night's sleep and drink enough water and caffeinate sufficiently to sit …

Creative Writing

Rowan Blanchard Handles Fan Backlash to Saying She’s Queer Like a Boss

File this one under “celebs we wish we were around when we were kids.” Disney Channel’s <i>Girl Meets World</i> star Rowan Blanchard has been making a name for herself in the past year as a strong and important role model for young women, and while you (see: we) were busy finishing your latest Netflix …

Green Tea Springerle Cookies

There is something about Springerles. I don't quite know what it is, just so beautiful I suppose. This Round Rose mould from House on the Hill is one …

Matcha Green Tea Jelly

This is a Japanese dessert made by Matcha green tea powder with gelatin, water, sugar and whipped cream. Quite easy recipe. Summer is coming soon and …

Habitual -- Matcha Raspberry Tart

We acquire habits throughout our lives -- some are conscious, while others are subconscious, patterned into our mind and body.<p>I have a list of bad habits that I'm trying to get rid of or to re-program. One more recent addition to the list is Candy Crush, something I spend too much time playing.<p>I …

Baking

Matcha Cake Sushi Rolls

I guess you could say this is a recipe revisited. This past January I discovered and made "Tiramisushi", the brain-child of Elizabeth Faulkner<i>,</i> …

Strawberry Matcha Rainbow Cookies | Hungry Rabbit

Directions:<p>1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350℉. Butter and flour three 9-by-12-inch rimmed baking sheets and line with …

Matcha green tea soft & chewy cookies - Country Ma'am style

Cream the butter in a medium bowl until smooth<p>Add in sugar and mix well with a balloon whisk<p>Crack the egg into the bowl along with a dash of vanilla …

Dessert

This Company Is Trying To Change The Way That Trans Men Experience Their Periods

"We thought, if our goal is to break this taboo and eliminate the shame associated with periods globally, we've gotta do that for everyone."<p>A new line of underwear recently hit the market that aims to address a specific, clothing-based need for the transgender community.<p>THINX, a company that …

Women's News

The Moon's Two Sides Look So Different Thanks To 4.5 Billion-Year-Old Physics

If you’ve ever looked up at the brightest and closest celestial object in the night sky, our Moon, you’ve probably noticed how <i>different</i> some parts of it appear to be from others. And if you’ve ever taken a look at it through a telescope, especially if it’s not in its full phase, you’ve very likely …

After outcry, judge reverses order taking baby from lesbians

Instead, they were shocked and devastated when a judge in the central Utah city of Price ordered the child be removed from their home within a week and placed with a heterosexual couple, citing a belief that children are worse off when raised by gay couples.<p>There were audible gasps in the …

LGBTQI

Hydroponic Jar Basil Mint Set

Want to make the perfect pesto? Look no further than your kitchen window. This Garden Jar set from Modern Sprout includes two self watering herb kits—basil and mint—in cute, colorful mason jars. This means is that even the forgetful gardener can have a flourishing herb garden at home. Who wants a …

8 Unique Room Dividers to Section Off Your Space in Style

1/9<p>Room Divider Ideas<p>While we've got nothing personal against shoji screens, there's just something about them that screams, "I really couldn't think …

Signily keyboard brings sign language to the emoji landscape

Attempting to create a universal glyph-based language for human beings in the digital age is a noble endeavor. But unfortunately, the entity behind …

9 Things You Might Not Know About Children Who Are Deaf

My daughter Sarah, who is 4 years old, was born profoundly Deaf. She communicates using American Sign Language, but is also a typically developing …

"I Was Fed Up" — The 180-Degree Decision to Stage Shakespeare With Only Women

Phyllida Lloyd, director of the all-female Henry IV playing St. Ann's Warehouse, reveals the moment she decided to disrupt the status quo by casting …

More Universities Move To Include Gender-Neutral Pronouns

More and more colleges and universities are allowing students to choose their own gender pronouns, meaning instead of just "he" and "she," the options now include pronouns like "ze," which are intended to be gender neutral.<p>Harvard is one of the universities that made the change official this year. …

Same-sex couple receives Japan's first 'partnership' certificate

Documents issued in Tokyo for first time as part of symbolic gesture that is not legally binding but is designed to boost recognition of partners in society<p>A district in Tokyo has become the first municipality in Japan to issue certificates recognising same-sex unions as equivalent to marriage, in …

6 Million People Have Watched This Video of a Starbucks Barista Using Sign Language With a Deaf Customer

"I hope it helps make more people aware of what they can to do [to] serve others in their communities," says the barista, 22-year-old Katie Wyble.<p>Starbucks prides itself on having superior customer service, but one recent transaction went beyond what usually happens during a coffee order.<p>On …

Official English "One-Punch Man" Anime Trailer Posted

Viz has posted a localized preview for fall's anime adaptation of One and Yusuke Murata's <i>One-Punch Man.</i> The series will premiere on October 04, 2015, …

People Are Really Mad About This Transgender Beauty Pageant's "Prize"

"We believe that access to hormones, surgeries and other transition related treatments are basic, necessary, and life-saving."<p>The Miss Transgender UK pageant in London has come under fire for having transgender women compete for an all-inclusive trip to get free "gender correction surgery" in …

American English teacher in Japan takes a moment to remind student that anime is not real

Spend enough time <b>teaching a foreign language</b>, and eventually you’ll find yourself in a situation where you have to stop and ask yourself whether your …

University of California offers six choices for 'gender identity'

The University of California admissions department believes students can be whatever they want to be.<p>At least when it comes to their gender.<p>Admission applications used by the UC system are giving potential students a host of choices for gender-related questions – including six varieties to describe …

She Put Her Mug In The Microwave, And Out Came CAKE! This Is Brilliant.

Fast and Easy Ready-To-Serve Desserts In Mere Minutes. . . From Your MICROWAVE!<p>I’ve heard of these mini-cakes you can make in your minutes, but I …

Unsuspecting U.S. Travelers Bring Novel Disease Home, And It Spreads

When a disease threat looms, you might expect that everyday people won’t recognize the danger, but professionals will. That isn’t always the case, though. Some data made public last week demonstrates that even people well-informed about risks can be vulnerable—and underlines the threat that one new …

5 minute chocolate mousse with Earl Grey tea

Method<p>Brew just over a cup of Ear Grey tea after boiling your Breville Kettle at 100C. Allow to steep for 5 minutes.<p>Place the tea, chocolate and …

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