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Civil Rights, Climate Change, and Healthcare Were All Scrubbed from the White House Website

Now what?<p>Donald Trump was just sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Just gonna leave that there for a moment.<p>As part of the presidential transition, Trump's team assumes control of WhiteHouse.gov. Before today, the "Issues" tab of the website had a section devoted to climate change, …

Donald Trump

Piers Morgan and others weigh in on dress code debate: should women have to wear high heels at work?

People on social media have been debating whether women should have to wear high heels and make-up at work, after a report by MPs found that businesses are leaving women in pain by enforcing discriminatory dress codes.<p>While some say it is important to look smart, and that women in certain jobs …

#ThankYouTrump 'Twitter Rally' Doesn't Go As Planned

Whoops!<p>There’s always a danger in trying to get a hashtag to trend. Sometimes, it does for all the wrong reasons.<p>Supporters of President Donald Trump started a #ThankYouTrump “Twitter Rally” on Tuesday night, but it didn’t take long for them to lose control of the hashtag.<p>Soon there were plenty of …

Texas lawmaker wants to lock up women who've had abortions to teach them "responsibility"

Given the recent spate of anti-abortion bills passing through state legislatures, the word "draconian" has been rendered almost meaningless. But …

Thousands walk in Women's March to state Capitol in downtown Little Rock

Thousands of Arkansans marched to the state Capitol Saturday, a day after the presidential inauguration, to rally for women’s rights.<p>The …

Human Rights

12 Things We Saw At The Women's March In Washington DC

<i>Editor’s note: This article contains vulgar and sexually graphic content.</i><p><b>Washington D.C. —</b> The day after President Donald Trump was sworn into …

The enduring importance of feminist art

A glance at an art event’s geotag or hashtag on Instagram is direct evidence to which works hit a nerve, were most relatable, or most appealing. Earlier this year at London’s Frieze Art Fair, Portia Munson’s <i>Pink Project: Table</i> and its precariously positioned entirely pink presentation caught the …

Trump's Inaugural Cake Baker Confirms She Copied Obama's Cake

After being called out online, the cake's baker explains what really went down.<p>Being asked to design a cake for the president — one that'd be seen …

T-Shirts That Proclaim Your Love of Our National Parks — And Are Stylish Enough to Actually Wear

Ever been to a national park souvenir shop? Slim pickings, right? We’re not expecting a T-shirt to capture the grandeur of Yosemite, but shirts like …

National Parks

President Trump Will Probably Be Mad at a Park Soon

Presenting the badass Badlands.<p>The revolution will be Twitterized. The National Park Service retweeted several messages criticizing President Donald Trump during his inauguration last week and was subsequently ordered to "immediately cease use of government Twitter accounts." One of the Service's …

A Message to the Woman Who Didn't Support the March: You Are Not Equal, I’m Sorry

<i>This post was originally featured on Medium.</i><p>A post is making rounds on social media, in response to the Women's March on Saturday, January 21, 2017. It starts with "I am not a 'disgrace to women' because I don't support the women's march. I do not feel I am a 'second class citizen' because I am a …

Feminism

A National Park's Twitter Account Defiantly Tweeted Climate Change Facts

The tweets were just a bunch of scientific facts, posted without comment. Now they're gone.<p>President Trump's words and actions since taking office—including scrubbing the entire concept off the White House website—have made it abundantly clear that he opposes climate change. After his …

Why Environmental History Is Black History

A combination of history and branding left people of color out of national parks and nature.<p>National parks are waiving their entrance fees in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. On a day that's meant to honor one of history's greatest civil rights activists, it's welcome encouragement to find some …

Here's every piece of land Obama has put under protection during his presidency

On January 12, President Barack Obama created five new national monuments, bringing his total to 34 — more than any other president.<p>In total, the new monuments cover about 55,000 acres. Two of the protected areas — the California Coastal National Monument and Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument — …

17+ spots in Oregon to connect with nature and clear your mind

There’s more reasons to get outdoors in Oregon than we can count, but here’s our top 18 locations in Oregon to get you out into nature when you’re …

Map: America's Best Long Trails

40.1K<p>SHARES<p>Creating a thru-hike-worthy trail ranks as one of the hardest challenges in the outdoors. It takes decades to wrangle government agencies, …

Hiking

Iconic Paintings Reimagined with LEGO Figures

Italian artist Stefano Bolcato has the habit to work with LEGO figures. In his latest creations he chose to reimagined iconic painting by replacing …

The Most Anticipated Albums Of 2017

The start of a new year is always highly-anticipated in the music industry. It’s the chance to cap off all those year end list rankings and start over, looking ahead to the new artists who will emerge, the old favorites who might return, and those in the middle who could break out in a new way. The …

Anderson .Paak Shares Preview of Chance the Rapper Collab

We may be less than a month into the new year, but it seems like Anderson .Paak will be booked for the entirety of 2017. The artist has recently …

Wasp plagues are set to hit UK and New Zealand as climate change brings warmer springs

Climate change is already proving to be good news for wasps, as milder spring weather gives a boost to their populations in the UK and New Zealand, …

New York in 2050 Will Be Wetter, Warmer, and More Dangerous

New Yorkers should prepare for heat waves, floods, and natural disasters.<p><i>This story is part of VICE's ongoing look at how climate change will have changed the world by the year 2050. Read more about the project here.</i><p>Climate change will come to New York the same way water boils around one of those …

Climate Change

Parts of The Northeastern US Are Heating Up Faster Than The Planet as a Whole

This is happening.<p>Temperatures across the United States will increase much faster than the global average, scientists predict, and the northeast of …

Obama administration gives $500m to UN climate change fund

<b>The US government has given half a billion dollars to the UN's Green Climate Fund, just three days before Donald Trump takes office.</b><p>Barack Obama's outgoing administration announced the contribution of $500m (£406m; €468m) on Tuesday, bringing the total funds to date to $1bn.<p>Mr Obama pledged in 2014 …

Wyoming Considers De Facto Prohibition On Solar And Wind Energy

Wyoming’s legislature is considering a bill that would effectively outlaw renewable energy in the state.<p>The so-called “Electricity Production Standard” proposes to penalize utilities in Wyoming for generating electricity from solar and wind energy. The bill would allow electric power to be …

9 Eco-Conscious Beauty Brands You Need To Know

Go green for 2017<p>While there may be <i>some</i> people out there who don’t believe in climate change, there’s no denying that its devastating effects are already rearing their ugly heads. And while beauty and skin care—like most of the world’s larger industries—contribute to this global issue, there are …

Beauty

The Internet Is Freaking Out Over Glamglow's Bright Blue New Mask

Glamglow, the creator of the cult-favorite Supermud mask, has teamed up with an unlikely partner for its latest collaboration. In celebration of the …

Beauty

How to Use the Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Palette, According to Beauty Bloggers

In classic Kylie Cosmetics fashion, the Royal Peach Palette sold out faster than Kylie Jenner's Ferrari could go from 0 to 60. Before it restocks later this week, learn how to use the Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Palette with some help of our favorite beauty bloggers. We gathered up our favorite …

Beauty

These Are The Best Bang-For-Your-Buck Beauty Treatments Around The Country

Beauty girls know that half the fun — if not more — of having a big event on the calendar is getting ready for it. If we can find an excuse for a …

How to Look Great Without Makeup, According to a Celebrity Makeup Artist

Celebrity makeup artist Leslie Munsell shares her best skincare tips for mastering the no-makeup look that celebs like Alicia Keys and Jennifer …