Carrie Christensen

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The 20 questions that will save your relationship

Everyone in a long-term relationship knows there’s a price to be paid for security. All-night sex sessions are traded for a good night’s sleep, and “lovey-dovey” chats cede to logistical briefings. (When did you last have a conversation that didn’t end with: “You forgot to buy BIN BAGS?!”) As the …

How To Know When You Are Ready To Get Married

1. When we give up on perfection<p>It used to be when you’d hit certain financial and social milestones: when you had a home to your name, a set of qualifications on the mantelpiece and a few cows and a parcel of land in your possession.<p>But when, under the influence of Romantic ideology, this grew to …

Marriage

Why Millennial Women Are Embracing Atheism

Danielle Schacter never thought she would become an un-Christian. "I slowly became more and more disgusted by the way I saw people treating others," says the 32-year-old, who was raised Baptist. "I didn't want to be associated with a religion that preached so much hate."<p>Danielle Schacter, who …

13 Eye-Popping Quotes That Defined The Week

For someone who speaks with as much conviction as President Trump, he sure has a way of changing positions with an equal level of certitude.<p>We looked into those reversals here and here, and some of them make up a good chunk of some of the list below of eye-popping quotes from the week that was. You …

Donald Trump

'I had an abortion': 'Pro-voice' replaces judgment with conversation

<b>Seattle (CNN) —</b> One woman raised her hand to share her 40-year secret, something even her 46-year-old son doesn't know. Another spoke up to say she feared that God would no longer love her. A third wept in the back of the room, quietly grieving for those around her.<p>They were among the dozens of …

8 People Reveal How They Knew They Were In Love

'Undying respect, no matter what.'<p>“You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you …

These "Feminist Baby" Comics Will Make Your Ovaries Fist Pump

Feminist Baby DGAF.

This man makes amazing surreal animations from famous artwork

Famous pieces of artwork are fun to look at, but it turns out they're even more fun to animate.<p>Kajetan Obarski (a.k.a. Kiszkiloszki) is an …

Why I Ended a Happy Relationship

I knew I loved him when, a few months into our relationship, I told him I had sharp stomach pains and he tenderly suggested I go sit on the toilet …

19 Things You Know If You Like To Get Drunk And Shout About Feminism

Your ideal Friday night is drinking wine and dismantling the patriarchy.

Your "Religious Freedom" Argument Is Bullsh*t

The First Amendment does not protect the right to impose your religious values on others.<p>Earlier this month, <i>The Nation</i> got ahold of one of President Donald Trump’s draft executive orders, this one on “religious freedom.” It’s a term that sounds innocuous enough — America was founded on the …

The Age of Rudeness

In a world as unmannerly as this one, how is it best to speak?<p>There’s no need to be rude, I say to the man in the packed hall at passport control. There are people everywhere, and his job is to send them into the right queues. I have been watching him shout at them. I have watched the obsessive way …

How to Tell if You've Really Found Your Soulmate

<i>How can you be sure the person you're going to marry is the one? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Richard Muller, Professor of Physics at UC Berkeley, author of Now, The Physics of Time, on</b> …

Relationships

What It's Like To Get An Illegal Abortion, From 4 Women Who Know Firsthand

"Abortions will continue regardless of whether it’s legal or not legal ― as it always has."<p>“He said, ‘I’m not going to give you any anesthetic’ and he said ‘If you scream, they will hear you.’”<p>That’s how Connie described the illegal abortion she received in 1953 when she was 16 years old. Now a …

President Trump Has Done Almost Nothing

Tune out the noise coming from the White House. So far, very little has actually happened.<p>Just weeks into Donald Trump’s presidency, you would think that everything had changed. The uproar over the president’s tweets grows louder by the day, as does concern over the erratic, haphazard and …

Immigration

The GOP’s new war on women: Mitch McConnell, Elizabeth Warren and the newly empowered sexism of the right

<b>(AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Getty/Mark Wilson)</b><p>Some right-wingers are going even further into overt misogyny — but they’re being met with a feminist force of fury<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>February 9, 2017 12:00am (UTC)<p>Perhaps Sen. Mitch McConnell should have skipped his quadrennial all-day post-inauguration nap. …

Feminism

In Donald Trump's America, women have no authority over their own bodies – Arkansas Act 45 proves this

The heart of all moral and legal arguments about abortion is this: who owns a woman’s body? Is it the woman herself, or is it someone else? In the …

Birth Control: A Letter to the Young Women of 2017

It was the summer of 1963, Martha and the Vandellas’ “Love Is Like a Heat Wave” blasted from every transistor radio on the Jersey Shore, and truer words were never sung. Without planning to, I lost my virginity under a beach blanket late one afternoon. I was 18; he was 19. Our dicey method of birth …

Republican men are out of touch on the facts of abortion, yet unwilling to overturn Roe: survey

I’ve been studying public opinion on abortion for the past few years. A central finding is that voter support for women’s rights on abortion is steady, if not increasing.<p>A majority (64 percent) wants abortion legal in all or most cases. Seven in 10 agree with the <i>Roe v. Wade</i> decision. Two-thirds …

Feminism

Don’t Tell Me How to Feel About My Abortion

It was late August, I was days away from turning 29, and my boyfriend of a few months and I were on our first trip together in Italy. I had just started a great new job as a senior copywriter at an advertising agency, and on most fronts my late 20s were looking pretty good. After a year and a half …

The hidden reason Republicans are so eager to repeal Obamacare

Repeal cuts taxes for millionaires, even if millions lose insurance.<p>What does the American Health Care Act — the healthcare bill the House of Representatives is voting on Thursday, after weeks of negotiation and a previous failed attempt — actually do?<p>You can answer this by talking about what’s …

I was the kid at the pro-life rally: My long road to understanding “my body, my choice”

<b>(Getty/Olivier Douliery)</b><p>Everywhere I looked, I was bombarded with images of death. It took me years to hear what the other side was saying<p>Kelsey L. Munger<p>January 15, 2017 12:30am (UTC)<p>I wasn’t the only kid standing in the rain outside of the Washington State capitol building during the annual …

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What Would Happen in the Minutes and Hours After the US Invaded Canada?

Here’s a play-by-play of the unthinkable.<p>We're living in interesting times, folks.<p>Some may say they're tense times or scary times while others would classify them as exciting and hopeful. No matter your disposition, the one thing you can't dispute the fact they're interesting.<p>At lot of people never …

What Happens If Republicans Repeal Without A 'Replace'?

A primer is in order.<p>As the new Congress ramps up, the steady stream of news on “repealing and replacing” the Affordable Care Act is becoming a deluge. If you are confused, you are not alone. The ACA has lots of intersecting parts, and so changing it is complex. Even experts have trouble staying …

How the Special Effects of Silent Films Were Done

When you can’t rely on a computer to improve (or fake) a movie scene, you gotta improvise. And back in the days of silent films, filmmakers were …

Here's the Full Transcript of Obama's Farewell Address

The president delivered his remarks in Chicago on Tuesday night.<p>President Barack Obama delivered his farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday, less than two weeks before he leaves office. Chicago is the president's hometown, where he cut his teeth first as a community organizer and later as a college …

10 Women Who Have Opened Up About Their Own Abortion

From Chelsea Handler to Nicki Minaj, these words should console anyone in a tough situation<p>Right now, abortion is still illegal in Ireland and Northern Ireland, except in certain extreme circumstances. Trump's presidency is threatening abortion rights in the US, with news that the Republican …

Feminism

Robert Reich: 12 ways to disrupt Donald Trump’s first 100 days as president

<b>FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2016 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. Trump challenges U.S. intelligence agencies to provide decisive evidence of Russian involvement in election-season hacking. Ahead of a highly anticipated congressional</b> …