Caitlin Henriksen

85 Flips | 2 Magazines | 1 Like | @CaitlinHenr3fdp | Keep up with Caitlin Henriksen on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Caitlin Henriksen”

50 Cool DIY Projects That Can Make Your Home More Beautiful

Small DIY projects are a great way to pass the time and also do something useful or nice for your home. Even you’re not really into this sort of …

Revenge porn would be a crime in Ohio under new bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A new bill would make it a crime in Ohio to distribute or post online nude photos or video of someone without the person's …

14-year-old sues Facebook over naked photos

A 14-year-old girl is suing Facebook after a naked photograph of her was posted on the site.<p>Lawyers for the teenager from Northern Ireland claim the …

Hundreds of high school girls victims of online ‘pornography ring’

More than 2,000 graphic images of female students have been shared by teen boys on a website that can only be described as disgusting.<p>Over 70 schools …

Allison Schmitt Proves Depression Doesn't Have To Hold You Back

The Olympic champion is getting real about the disorder.<p>World, meet Allison Schmitt. She’s a 26-year-old swimmer who helped the U.S. women’s swimming team win a gold medal in Rio de Janeiro this week. She also won a silver medal of her own for in the 4x100m freestyle relay. She’s one of the most …

Summer Olympics

'Suicide Is Not Selfish': Author Posts on Death of Robin Williams

Two years ago, the comedian and actor Robin Williams killed himself in his home. The death of a man who created such joy struck millions of people …

Why Is It So Hard to Write a Decent Revenge Porn Law?

The first federal law against revenge porn could be in the works. Too narrow and victims won't be able to get justice; too broad and the law will nail innocent parties.<p>If you were betting on a proposal that would become law this year, few seemed less controversial than the Rhode Island bill to …

Rhode Island

Thousands of women unknowingly have intrusive photos shared on Twitter

Thousands of women have had intrusive photographs, taken of themselves without their knowledge, circulated on Twitter for years.<p>Covert photos taken of women on beaches, public transport and elsewhere have been shared to two hashtags for several years with apparent impunity.<p>The images predominately …

Social Media

'I collapsed on the floor, screaming': Meet the YouTube star taking on Britain's revenge porn law

At the age of 22, Chrissy Chambers was a social media star. She co-ran a successful YouTube channel with her partner Bria Kam, and their ‘Bria and Chrissy’ show had hundreds and thousands of subscribers.<p>They were living the dream – until one day in 2013 when it came crashing down around them.<p>“A …

Hackers Could Steal Your Data and Use It to Extort Nude Photos—in Fact, They're Already Doing It to Hundreds of People Every Day

"Sextortion" is the fastest-growing hacking sex crime—and there's currently no legal protection for its victims.<p>Imagine your phone is hacked and your very personal information is stolen: phone numbers, pictures, emails, everything. You are now being blackmailed by the hacker. The request? That you …

31 Incredible Books You Simply Must Read This Summer

Brilliant reads from July to September (UK release dates).

Books

Insecure People Love to Sext

According to a new study, people who are anxious about dating are more likely to sext.<p>While those who navigate a Snapchat minefield of "You up?" messages on a daily basis have already been formulating their own theories about what type of person is going to want nudes, sexting is a relatively new …

This Congresswoman Just Introduced a Bill to Criminalize Revenge Porn

On Thursday, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) introduced the Intimate Privacy Protection Act, a bill that seeks to outlaw the distribution of nonconsensual sexual photos—more commonly referred to as "revenge porn"—and make the act a federal crime.<p>Victims of revenge porn, many of whom are women, …

Hundreds of women have had naked pictures of themselves stolen and posted online

Revenge porn website Anon-IB has re-emerged with hundreds of Welsh women falling victim.<p>The site hit the headlines in 2014 when pictures of stars …

Football Toss Game

By Jamison Rantz<i>Disclosure: This project is sponsored by The Home Depot but the opinions are 100% my own. Enjoy!</i>My friend Brad from FixThisBuildThat …

Home Depot

Book Review: The Class: Living and Learning in the Digital Age by Sonia Livingstone and Julian Sefton-Green

<i>Based upon fieldwork at a London school,</i> <b>The Class: Living and Learning in the Digital Age</b> <i>is</i> <i>a new study of how adolescent learning and identities are</i> …

UK Universities

All the Books You Desperately Need to Add to Your 'To Read' Pile This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means there’s no TV on, which means it’s finally time to dig into those books you’ve been saving for your weekends, …

Join a cult this summer with The Girls

Picture the dark parts of human history, the moments completely devoid of warmth or compassion. None of them were inevitable, but a first step was …

Sexting offences increasing in schools, say senior police officers

Report submitted to MPs says sexual harassment in schools is not always recognised for what it is<p>Senior police officers are seeing an escalation in sexting offences in schools, according to a report submitted to MPs.<p>In its evidence to a Commons select committee, published this week, the National …

Crime

Stanford rape case: Brock Turner may have sent photo of victim to friends

The documents also contained the account of a witness who claimed he saw "a female subject lying on the ground behind the dumpster… [and] a male …

Joe Biden pens open letter to Stanford rape victim

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday he is "filled with furious anger" over a case that has attracted widespread attention after a judge handed down a six-month sentence to the attacker.<p>"I am filled with furious anger — both that this happened to you and that our culture is …

Joe Biden

Online survey finds 8 in 10 adults have engaged in sexting

<b>(CNN) —</b> Think sexting is just for carefree (or careless) teens? Think again.<p>Researchers at Drexel University's Women's Health Psychology Lab conducted an online survey to explore the potential benefits of sharing sexually explicit messages or images through electronic means, cell phones in …

Relationships

Psychologists Say That Sexting Can Be Good for You

We know that sexting can ruin political careers or lead to arrests. But as long as both participants are adults, it’s legal, and a study presented …

In survey, 88% of U.S. adults said they had sexted and 96% of them endorsed it

If you've ever sent racy text messages or revealing selfies to your sweetie, you're not alone. More than 4 out of 5 adults in a new study reported sexting – that is, sending or receiving sexually explicit text messages or pictures on their phones – in the last year. And they were glad they …

Relationships

Sexting Is Way More Common Than You Think

Sending a sext? Experts weigh in on what you need to know

Would it shock you to know that eight out of 10 people in the United States send sext messages? Not only are most of us sexting now, grown-up couples who do report high levels of relationship satisfaction, according to a new study.<p>Out of 870 adult participants in an online poll, an astounding 88 …

Sexting is shockingly common, and the places people do it will surprise you

The concept is called "sexting," and as it turns out, it's not just used by hormone-charged teenagers: more than 80% of adults do it too.<p>To see just how integral it's become, psychologists at Drexel University surveyed 870 heterosexual men and women (a little more than half of participants were …

How Sexting Is Changing Our Sex Lives IRL

Strange as it may seem, sexting represents the real us—the better version of us.<p>I've always been on the fence about sexting. Part of me engages in it with gusto; the other part of me still feels weird about receiving unsolicited dick pics and being asked by men I've never met to "come over and …

What Sexting Can Teach Us About Consent

Sexy texting may promote key habits that we should apply to our IRL sex lives, too.<p><i>Academic studies can be fascinating... and totally confusing. So we decided to strip away all of the scientific jargon and break them down for you.</i><p><b>The Background</b><p>Sexting has gotten a bad rap. News stories about young …

Relationships

Sexting scandal shocks US high school

Some of the kids in the photographs were as young as 12, and included eighth graders from the middle school, The New York Times reported.<p>The students, many of whom are on the football team at Canon City High School, could now face criminal charges, reports said.<p>The school district announced …

High School