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Prince Wrote About Women in a Way That Most Contemporary Male Artists Still Can't

Women usually exist in men’s songs as passive objects, which is to not exist at all. With Prince, they were addressed with awe and empathy.<p>When I heard that Prince had passed away, it was the first time the death of a celebrity hit me in a real and immediate way. There was disbelief, followed by …

Feminism

Questlove Remembers Prince: In This Life, You're on Your Own

In a powerful essay, the Roots leader goes deep on the genius, loneliness and the secret hip-hop heart of his idol<p>When I first got Prince's <i>1999</i> …

7 Things You Need To Learn About Autism

<b>Autism is not a mental illness or disease</b><p>It’s been included in the diagnostic manual that some clinicians use: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. So if you think it’s a mental illness, that’s understandable. But it’s not. It’s a developmental condition, one that is rooted in …

Autism

Here's How One DIY Pro Built His Own Backyard Hobbit Hole

Just wait until you see how much storage space there is inside.<p>Tucked away in Bedford, England is a hobbit hole with a <i>very</i> modern twist. While no real hobbits reside there, the house is exceptionally made.<p>After a tree died in his backyard, Ashley Yeates decided to repurpose the space into this …

The Hobbit

Turn Adult Coloring Book Pages Into Magnets!

Have you been bitten by the adult coloring book bug? I am amazed at how this craft trend is still going strong! I guess it makes sense; it’s super …

Coloring Book

Wisconsin Mom of 8 Opens Her Home – and Heart – to Terminally Ill Babies: 'No Baby Should Have to Die Alone'

In August 2012, Cori Salchert received a call from her local department of family services that would change her life forever.<p>“They said, ‘We have a …