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Things to Consider When Traveling Solo as a Female

On my way back from Stockholm last December, I met a lovely old lady at the airport who told me about how excited she was to visit her daughter in New York. Over the course of our chat about how beautiful Stockholm was, she noticed that I was by myself. Taking no time at all, she segued and asked …

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Skipping breakfast makes you fat, yes. Not exactly

Researchers at a New York City hospital several years ago conducted a test of the widely accepted notion that skipping breakfast can make you fat.<p>For …

How Male Possessiveness Kills Women

We interviewed one of the academics behind the biggest ever study of men who kill women.<p>When you read horror stories in the news about men killing their wives or girlfriends, they might come across as one-off tragedies that could never really be properly explained. But do you ever wonder if there's …

How the Boyfriend Excuse Undermines You

I'm going to confess to you, right here and now, that I have done feminism a grave disservice.<p>And I'm a repeat offender.<p>I have used the "I have a boyfriend" excuse to duck, dodge, or deflect unwanted attention. On many occasions.<p>I said it when I was 100% single. And every time I've said those words …

I Asked 3 Women to Talk About Sex Work & Trafficking in the U.S.

Are sex work and sex trafficking two separate issues? Should sex work be legal? It really depends on who you ask.<p>There are many different opinions surrounding these important questions. To better understand all sides, I spoke with 3 women who are known for speaking about the same issues, but in …

Rape’s long shadow: Dealing with the personal costs of sexual assault

When women who have been raped come to Amanda Dale's trauma recovery group, many don't know what damage the attack may be wreaking.<p>"They just know they're in trouble," says Dale, executive director of Toronto's Barbra Schlifer Clinic, which helps women facing violence.<p>Some survivors feel deep …

Photographer Justin Bartels' Impressions Series Highlights How Women Suffer For Fashion

A photographer has captured the marks left on a woman's skin after she takes off her clothes, in a bid to ask the fashion industry to take greater …

The Right-Wing War on Lena Dunham

The right-wingers obsessively document and chastise her every move. Why are conservatives so threatened by a 29-year-old TV showrunner and author?<p>In …

Forbes: Most powerful women in the world, in pictures - Telegraph

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Was Refused Emergency Contraception in Italy

I was 22 and freshly graduated when I moved to Florence. Two friends had decided to go out there to study Italian, and in a desperate bid to put off the grown-up world of "real" jobs and responsibilities, I decided to tag along as well.<p>Within a few weeks, I’d set up a little life for myself out …

Taylor Swift's Bad Blood posters - in pictures

The pop star’s latest video - unveiled on 15 May - is a Sin City inspired extravaganza, starring the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Lena Dunham, Gigi Hadid, Hailee Steinfeld, Hayley Williams, Ellie Goulding, Lily Aldridge and Zendaya as a leigon of anti-heroes

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

New Arrivals<p><i>GQ</i>’s editors pick the freshest menswear, sneakers, watches and more worth your disposable income.<p>15 Photos3 days agoView …

Everyday injustices for working women: The slights add up

<i>This story is part of Solving for XX, a CNET special report exploring what people and companies are doing to make the tech industry more diverse, more equitable and more welcoming to women.</i><p>As an editor, writer and, above all, a human being, I've taken a keen interest in the issue of women in …

Rubella (German measles) eradicated from Americas

<b>North and South America have become the first regions of the world to eradicate rubella, or German measles, after no home-grown cases in five years.</b><p>The virus - spread by sneezes or coughs - can lead to serious birth defects if contracted by pregnant women.<p>Up to 20,000 children were born with …

Public Health

Watch The Many Weird Moments During The Orioles-White Sox Empty Stadium Game

The Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox played the first ever Major League Baseball game closed to the public. Playing in front of an empty stadium provided plenty of awkward moments. Such as …<p>Caleb Joseph signed some autographs for imaginary fans.<p>Chris Davis, the gracious person he is, threw a …

29 Terrible Dating Tips For Women From The '80s

How to Be Popular With Boys by Stacy Rubis — an advice book about love, dating, and romance for teenage girls — was published in 1984. Here are 29 of the most ridiculous quotes from the book.<p>1. "Do you know the one quality boys can't resist? It's innocence."<p>2. "When you're shy and natural, boys …

Clueless dude catcalls women during interview about anti-catcalling campaign

<b>(Buzz60)</b><p>The video is so bad, we sort of hope it’s a prank<p>Jenny Kutner<p>April 20, 2015 7:25pm (UTC)<p>For some reason, there still seems to be debate about whether catcalling is obnoxious or complimentary. It is obnoxious, even when it's intended to be complimentary. And here's a really great video …

Feminism

35 Empowering Feminist Quotes from Inspiring Women

Words of wisdom from the trailblazers who make us proud to be women.<p>To all the women and men continuing the fight for feminism in 2017, get inspired by the words of the trailblazing women who've said it best. From Hillary Clinton to Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Rihanna and all the unapologetic, …

Not drinking enough water has same effect as drink driving

Motorists who are dehydrated make twice as many mistakes, a study reveals<p>Having as few as five sips of water an hour while driving is equivalent to being over the drink drive limit.<p>Drivers make more than twice as many mistakes when they are just mildly dehydrated, according to new research.<p>The …

21 Inspiring Fitness Girls To Follow On Instagram

All the motivation you need to get in shape—and stay there—in 2018.<p>From ballerinas to yogis and celebrity trainers, these stylish and in-shape girls show off the best workout motivation on Instagram. Follow along and be inspired to get fit—the healthy way.

If You Have a Problem with Public Breastfeeding, That's Your Problem

In case you missed it, another mom just trying to feed her kid was booted out and humiliated for flashing a little boob in public recently. Only this …

Breast Feeding

12 Cartoons to Help You Break Awkward Silences

We all know the wide conversational gap between "Hello, how are you?" and "You're my new best friend, let's hang out tomorrow and the day after that, would you like to get matching neck tattoos?" How do we bridge that gap? Whether it's a first date or the first ten minutes at a party, you need …

Father, brother, uncle arrested after Indian teen alleges years of rape

<b>KOLKATA:</b> The father, uncle and brother of a 16-year-old girl in eastern India<br>have been arrested accused of raping her repeatedly over a<br>period of two …

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Bill To Limit Vaccine Exemptions Moves A Step Closer In California

A California bill that would allow students to opt out of mandatory school vaccinations only if they have a medical condition that justifies an exemption is one step closer to becoming law, though it still has a long way to go. The bill was introduced in the California Senate in response to a …

A majority of Americans support gender equality — so why don’t they identify as feminists?

<b>(MTV)</b><p>A new poll shows only 18% of people call themselves feminists — which means they really don’t get feminism<p>Jenny Kutner<p>April 9, 2015 2:20pm (UTC)<p>The vast majority of Americans have finally come around to the idea of people of different genders having equal rights. Great! Here's one thing that …

Feminism

Watch These People Play A Hilariously Awkward Game Of "Truth Or Drink" With Their Parents

"Have you ever performed oral sex on Dad?"<p>Things got crazy. Things got real. Here are some highlights:

Only 18 percent of Americans consider themselves feminists

Plenty of people say they believe in equal rights for women, but when you ask those same people if they're feminists, most of them will say no.<p>That's what we found in a new Vox poll, which explores the public's view on feminism, abortion, and the Affordable Care Act.<p>The poll, conducted by research …