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Emojis Will Have Exciting New Roles for Women

The emojiverse just keeps on growing. This time, though, the focus is on giving women more representation and less old-fashioned stereotyping.<p>In an …

Stereotypes

Why I'm Glad I Had A Child Before Marriage

When imagining their lives in the future, I'm willing to bet there aren't many people out there who want to get in a relationship, have a baby, and then get married. From childhood we have been taught that first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage. This day and …

Relationships

Diabetes And Beer -- The Nutrition Information Revealed

Does beer have carbohydrate? How much carbohydrate is in a can of beer? How many calories are in a can of beer? Do all types of beer have the same carbohydrate content? As a diabetes educator these are the types of questions I'm asked on a daily basis -- especially during the hot summer months. For …

Diabetes

What You Should Never Wear on a First Date, According to Experts

Terrifying but true: I'm newly single, which means there are a lot of first dates on my horizon. To give myself credit, I'm already Bumbling with the …

This Woman Wrote A Moving Open Letter To The Mistress Who Destroyed Her Marriage

Carlie Maree is a writer and life coach from Yarra Valley, Australia, who remembers the exact day her life changed forever. On May 22, 2015, she received an email simply titled, “Your Husband,” from a woman who had been carrying on an affair with her spouse for more than a year. In a blog post on …

Why More and More Young Women Are Getting Arrested for Prostitution

London has seen a 191 percent increase in the number of 18 to 25-year-old women arrested for prostitution, according to exclusive police figures obtained by Broadly. Why are young sex workers getting apprehended by cops?<p>Maria* was working as a prostitute on the street in east London when a pimp …

Crime

Japan's $1m fertility gambit to help women become mothers

With the country’s population in decline, one city plans to spend 90m yen to preserve women’s eggs for future use<p>Iwaho Kikuchi will measure his success in the number of babies born in his city. Not this year, or next year necessarily, but in 10 or even 20 years’ time.<p>Kikuchi is the doctor in charge …

Reproductive Medicine

29 Habits You Need to Break Before Turning 30

Most of us spend our 20s figuring sh*t out: our careers, our relationships, ourselves. And we're going to make plenty of mistakes along the way.<p>That's more than OK--no one's perfect. Plus, mistakes build character. As someone recently told me, "Sometimes you win, and sometimes you learn."<p>But as I …

Distracted Driving

5 reasons couples divorce after many years of marriage

Splitting up later in life, sometimes called "gray divorce," is on the upswing.<p>In 2010, one in four divorces occurred among people age 50 and above and the 50-plus set was more than twice as likely to be divorced than in 1990, according to the National Center for Family and Marriage Research at …

Middle Age

Kate Middleton Has Declared Headbands Fashionable Again

Looks like the 80s essential — and little girl favorite — is back in style.<p>The Duchess of Cambridge is known for her impeccable style credentials, with outfits she has worn sometimes selling out in minutes and hairdressers frequently asked to recreate her hairstyle.<p>It's no wonder, then, that Kate's …

'God's Not Dead 2' ad rejected at Cleveland convention for being ‘way too incendiary'

Democrats are not all that fond of the Almighty. In fact, you might remember back in 2012, when they booed God during their political convention in Charlotte. I can’t recall if that was before or after they tried to remove Him from the party platform.<p>Republicans, on the other hand, believe we are …

Theology

Town Steps Up To Help Homeless Teen Who Biked 6 Hours To Register For College

Homeless teen found sleeping in tent on college campus after he biked 6 hours to register<p>Fred Barley is a 19-year-old biology major from Conyers, …

Homelessness

6 Ways To Be A Fabulous Partner

If you're aching finally to find love in the new year, forget about dating advice.<p>And if you want to improve your relationship, we have some surprising advice: forget about trying to make your relationship better!<p>Complaining that there are no good people out there or that your partner needs to …

How to Curb Your Social Media Addiction

More than half of American adults say they're addicted to their digital devices, but going cold turkey isn't an option for most.<p>As the parents of three young children, Paul and Milena Berry spend a lot of time thinking about the role of social media in their lives.<p>On the one hand, social platforms …

Public Relations

Vagina Power: Alexyss K. Tylor Talks Spiritual Sexuality and the Pitfalls of Viral Fame - PAPER

Atlanta-based sex guru Alexyss K. Tylor captured our hearts, hit the walls and worked the middle when clips from her brilliant, outrageous public access TV show <i>Vagina Power</i> went viral all the way back in 2008. The original <i>Vagina Power</i> show, which ran all-too-briefly from 2006 to 2007, was a forum …

Charisma

Why Is It Still Considered Controversial Not to Have Kids?

Read some powerful writing by and about women who don't have children.<p>Why is it still considered "culturally controversial" not to have children? The idea was highlighted this week when Jennifer Aniston fired an impassioned, articulate salvo in the Huffington Post against the constant rumors that …

20 Little Habits That Will Help You Live A Better Life

As Aristotle famously said, we are what we do repeatedly. Success and happiness are largely the results of practicing good habits.<p>The most important habits are keystone habits; habits which have positive cascading effects throughout your life. Here are 20 of the most effective, valuable keystone …

Self-awareness

The Value Of Me Time And Skin Care

Forever alone, and loving every minute of it<p>As I have gotten older, my skin-care routine has become a vital part of my daily process. Aside from having a radiant and smooth face, the thing that brings me the most joy about this level of commitment is dedicating a productive amount of downtime to …

Your 'biological age' can now be read in a drop of blood

A simple blood test can now be used to estimate your 'biological age'.<p>Biological age, unlike chronological age, looks at how your body id developing …

Dementia

THE BIG THREE

Each epoch of golf has its heroes. Since 1967, Rolex has walked the course with most of them, crowning the achievements of the sport’s greatest players – “Big Three” a name first assigned to Rolex Testimonees Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer for their dominance in professional golf in …

10 Forgotten Fantastical Novels You Should Read Immediately

Fans of magical prose and magical worlds, take heart. Titan Books has recently released a special limited edition version of steampunk legend James …

Think God Doesn't Love You? Please, Think Again.

In the student chaplaincy at Dartmouth College where I work, we say "All are welcome--no exceptions," and we do our very best to live that out. In my 3.5 years involved with the Episcopal Campus Ministry, 2.5 of which have been as the coordinator, I have seen this lived out. As a group, we do our …

Mary Magdalene

Want To Radically Increase Your Emotional Intelligence? Stop These Toxic Habits, Like Now

Positive and happy people have really good boundaries. Here's what you will never see them doing.<p>Something is in the water. Everybody, it seems, is blogging, speaking, or doing research about the concept of happiness and freedom in the workplace.<p>Some call the new happiness movement frivolous. But …

Emotional Intelligence