Laura King

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‘First They Came’: The Poem of the Protests

Martin Niemöller’s lines, written just after the Holocaust, argued against apathy—and for the moral connectedness of all people.<p>One of the most striking elements of the protests taking place around the country this week have been the signs—signs that warn, signs that rage, signs that joke, signs …

17 Poems To Read When The World Is Too Much

“Where does it hurt? Everywhere. Everywhere. Everywhere.”<p>after the murder,<p>after the burial<p>Emmett’s mother is a pretty-faced thing;<p>the tint of pulled taffy.<p>I’m dying twice as fast<p>as any other American<p>between eighteen and thirty-five<p>This disturbs me,<p>but I try not to show it in public.<p>My grandmothers …

11 Addictive Books You Can Tear Through in a Weekend

Short, sweet, and page-turning.<p><b>1. The Girls by Emma Cline</b><p>This mesmerizing novel follows impressionable teenager Evie Boyd as she falls in with a sketchy, cult-like group inspired by the Manson Family. Come for the salacious connections to real life, stay for Cline's haunting depiction of female …

16 Easy Crock Pot Recipes

Are you looking for some Easy Crock Pot Recipes? Here are 16 fantastic recipes from some of my favorite bloggers that are a snap to throw together …

A Year Of Slow Cooking Recipes

I love cooking in my crock pot. Some of you may call it a slow cooker but they are the same thing no matter how you describe it. They are great for …

6 Prom Makeup Tutorials That Are Perfect For Everyone

<i>Photo: Youtube – Jaclyn Hill</i><p>Prom might just be the single most important night of any teenage girl’s life, so naturally looking your absolute best is …

Self-Portrait Of The Artist As Ungrateful Black Writer

No, I'm not happy to "just be here." Racism doesn't vanish the moment we set foot into the ivory towers and glittering soirees of the literati.<p>The November weekend after author Daniel Handler made a watermelon joke onstage at the National Book Awards, I got lost in the literal dark in Miami. "The …

The Best Yoga Workout for Your Abs

Flexibility, relaxation, less stress—even if you've never stepped foot in a yoga studio, you've probably heard all about the mind-body benefits of a …

13 Ways to Add a Braid to Your Hairstyle

Whether your locks are curled, straightened, chopped or teased, a single braid can add an instant upgrade to any hairstyle. From micro-braids to mastering the classics, we’ll try anything on our path to braid greatness. On the odd chance we don’t wake up one day to realize we’ve been Blake Lively …

Women Are Vanishing From Ads For One Day To Promote Gender Equality

Companies like Dove and magazines such as Vogue are editing out the women in their images for one day as part of a campaign from the Clinton Foundation.<p>The Clinton Foundation has been working with the Gates Foundation to compile 20 years of data on women's rights globally and will present their …

Conservative ‘principled foreign policy’ amounts to little more than vote-seeking

Voters should treat most of what politicians say about themselves with the same kind of skepticism normally reserved for recorded telephone calls …

‘The suggestion that rape in some places in India had official sanction made me want to learn more’

An interview with Sonia Faleiro, the author of ‘13 Men’ – an investigation into an accusation of gang-rape.<p><i>On January 22, 2014, a twenty-year-old</i> …

UN Chief Disappointed By Failure Of South Sudan Peace Talks

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday expressed deep disappointment after troubled talks to end more than a year …

‘Maharashtra beef ban law is unduly harsh’

A selection of readers' opinions over the past seven days.<p><b>Politics of beef ban</b><p>As the author writes in the manipulation of the beef ban, cow …

Will women's gains be sold out in Taliban peace deal? | Politics

"It is necessary that we strengthen women's role from within our civilisation and culture," said Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in his address to women in a gathering ahead of International Women's Day last Thursday in Kabul. "Our Constitution is clear, specific and, thank God, completely Islamic. …

China Harasses Women Activists on the Eve of International Women’s Day · Global Voices

At least 7 women activists were arrested on the eve of the International Women's Day. A collage of photo from Gender in China's Weibo.<p>A number of …

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Selma highlights hypocrisy on voting rights, Democrats say

Fifty years after the march, voting rights legislation is languishing.<p>SELMA, Ala. — Hypocrisy. Disappointment. Frustration.<p>That’s how Democrats described their feelings about Republicans as they listened to President Barack Obama call for a renewal of the Voting Rights Act in front of the Edmund …

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Trust us on this: This is a workout you should seriously get behind<p>Blast unwanted fat and create a knockout butt with this two-phase program from Perkins. First, the "Wake 'Em Up" body-weight exercises are designed to light up your central nervous system and get your glutes primed and ready. …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

7 Exercises for Better Sex

Master these moves, and an orgasm is practically in the bag<p>Exercise doesn’t just help you tone up and slim down—it can also make sex so much hotter. Try any (or all!) of these moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Sex</i> during your next workout for a more intense orgasm—no kegels necessary!<p>For …

What Is Okra Good For?

<b>Legendary Lychee</b><br>Botanical name: <i>Abelmoschus esculentus</i> or <i>Hibiscus esculentus</i><p>Many people fail to appreciate okra because of its slimy texture. However, …

The 10 Shoes Every Power Woman Should Own

<i>Below is an excerpt from "The 10 Shoes Every Power Woman Should Own" which originally appeared on popsugar.com/fashion. Read the full story at</i> …

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Walking on Water with Giant Green Frogs

In the wake of the <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> attacks, voices far and wide have been denouncing the Islamic extremists who perpetrated the attack as "not proper Muslims." While I might argue that the terrorists were not proper humans, I can't argue they weren't "proper Muslims" because there is no way to measure …

20 Casserole Recipes That Are Actually Delicious

Hello, weeknight dinner.

#BlackLivesMatter: These Two Young Women Rallied 50,000 to Protest Police Brutality in NYC

Photo: Elliot and Nichols marching (Getty Images)<p>On November 25, two ballet dancers, one from Harlem and one from the Bronx, started a Facebook event titled Millions March, which they sent to their friends in the hope that "a few people" would band together to protest the grand jury decision not to …

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Ready, set, drink: Somabar cranks out craft cocktails in under 5 seconds

Pretty much ever since DIY robotics went mainstream, nerdy booze enthusiasts have been building robotic bartenders to help them mix perfect …

Conflict Kitchen re-opens, says Palestinian voices central to their project

click to enlarge<p>Despite media cameras, reporters buzzing about, and a long line for service, Calvin Pollak sat at a table in Schenley Plaza over a …

How to Have the Healthiest Day of Your Life

Photo: Courtesy ELLE<p>Follow this hour-by-hour playbook to stay energized, organized, and focused all day, everyday.<p><b>6 a.m. Sleep a little longer</b>"Getting enough quality shut-eye affects not only your metabolism but also the quality of your day," says registered dietitian Laura Cipullo, author of</i> …

How Many Calories Do I Need To Lose Weight?

Here's exactly how to tell.<p>Calories are those little units of energy we consume whenever we eat, well, anything. And they are arguably the most talked-about part of any weight-loss journey.<p>The general rule is that if you eat more calories than you use, you’ll gain weight. And if you take in fewer …

Apple Cider Sangria

Looking for a last minute cocktail to go with your Thanksgiving feast?<p>Why not try this delicious apple cider sangria? It’s crisp, light and …