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Can exercise help with bullying?

A great deal of research points to the physical and psychological benefits of exercise. For teens, these benefits are particularly important, given that adolescence is a time of accelerated development and habit formation.<p>It's also, unfortunately, a time when a lot of people get bullied, and there …

CNN

“Every ounce of homophobia I ever experienced was firmly rooted in sexism”

Imagining Steubenville, a gutsy young-adult novelist considers coming of age around sexual violence<p>In March of 2013, Ma’lik Richmond, one of two teenage male football players accused of sexual assault of an intoxicated teenage girl in Steubenville, Ohio, told ABC’s Elizabeth Vargas, “I didn't rape …

How Walmart keeps giving its workers the shaft — and fuels America’s inequality epidemic

The retail giant’s recent moves to increase its minimum pay earned applause, but let’s look at the big picture<p>This past February, Walmart (Official motto: The Death Star of retail!) earned itself some positive press for once. The company announced it would raise the base pay of its store employees …

Why College-Educated Women Can't Find Love

If you’re a single, college-educated woman in Manhattan, the cards of love are stacked in favor of you remaining single.<p>You feel like you’re in …

Relationships

America is for the rich: How we became a nation of “have nots”

Data suggest a majority of Americans believe they’re on the right side of the income gap divide. They are mistaken<p>After the #BlackMonday panic sent westward shockwaves last week, the stock market seems to be rebounding even further Wednesday—quelling the concerns of many who worried their …

The Inequality Act: Weaponizing Same-Sex Marriage

On June 26, five justices of the Supreme Court found an unwritten “fundamental right” to same-sex marriage hiding in the due process clause of the …

LGBTQ

Toys aimed at girls 'steering women away from science careers'

Leading physicist Dame Athene Donald says toys aimed at girls emphasise passivity, and that early influences affect academic choices<p>Toys aimed at young girls are steering them away from science and engineering before they even reach school age, according to a leading British researcher.<p>Dame Athene …

The Best Wine for Your Zodiac Sign

Not that we're stopping you from serving them all.<p>You could choose your next bottle based on its label — or go for the one that's so you it's practically written in the stars. No, really: Elle.com's Astrotwins and Wine All The Time's Marissa A. Ross have found your perfect match.

No school, no rules: would you sign up to the latest parenting trend?

Allowing children complete freedom – no limits, no enforced bedtimes, no eat-your-greens. Welcome to the world of 'radical unschooling'<p>With the new term starting, most children will be mourning the end of summer. But for a growing number of families, the school year never begins.<p>Take Kim Constable. …