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10 books to read during the #MeToo era

In the #MeToo era, both men and women are being encouraged to speak out against sexual misconduct and in favor of greater equality. And learning …

The Enslaved Woman They Called Lola

Enslavement is a process, not an identity. The use of the word “slave” obscures that fact.<p><i>This article is part of a series of responses to Alex Tizon’s Atlantic article “My Family’s Slave.” The full series can be found here.</i><p>Eudocia Tomas Pulido’s 2011 obituary in <i>The</i> <i>Seattle Times</i> is now a curious …

Positive Fashion for Awesome Kids

Good Listener Bunny Baby / Kids T-Shirt - NEW!<p>$ 16.95<p>Bunnies are cute, fuzzy, and adorable, which typically lands them exclusively on the girls' side …

Kids

How the Bible shapes contemporary attitudes to rape and sexual assault

A retiring judge recently faced accusations of victim blaming when she used her final courtroom case as a plea to women to “protect themselves” from …

There's A Japanese Word For People Who Buy More Books Than They Can Actually Read

Hello, fellow book hoarders.<p>Book hoarding is a well-documented habit.<p>In fact, most literary types are pretty proud of the practice, steadfast in their desire to stuff shelves to maximum capacity. They’re not looking to stop hoarding, because parting with pieces of carefully curated piles is hard …

Books

What to Do with a Baby

Show it some flowers or trees or whatever. Let it touch on a flower or feel grass on its tiny ass feet.<p>Sup, fam? It's your boy, Kool A.D., professional rapper, visual artist, astrologer, male model, and now, apparently, parenting columnist. Ten months ago my wife/swag coach/fun-employed …

A History of ‘Basic English’, A Language Economy That Limits Vocabulary to a Mere 850 Words

In a fascinating episode of their incredibly informative whiteboard series for Mental Floss, linguist Arika Okrent and illustrator Sean O’Neill …

6 Cool Things To Do If Someone Hurts You

Have you ever felt so upset with someone for hurting your feelings that you didn't want to ever speak to them again? It's a common scenario: someone says something that's rude, accuses you of doing something wrong, or in some way makes you defensive. But does harboring dislike, revenge, even hate, …

Three Terrifying Words: What to Say When Your Partner Asks 'What Are We?'

Dating's tough. Labels are tougher. So here's a scientific breakdown of every stage of your relationship.<p>"I'm going to block you now." Those are the last words I heard from a person I was... seeing? Hanging out with? Dating? I don't even know. When we were together, we felt like a couple, complete …

The True Story of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's Love Affair

Their marriage shaped a nation — and an era.<p>An obsessive letter writer and journal keeper her entire life, 20-year-old Queen Victoria put pen to paper to describe her first evening of married life, after the lavish ceremony and public celebration: "I <i>never ever</i> spent such an evening!! My <i>dearest</i> …

These two baby boys are twins, but an Italian court says they aren’t brothers

MILAN — Fifteen months ago in California, a surrogate mother gave birth to twin boys. The babies were the sons of a gay Italian couple who had used in vitro fertilization to have children.<p>But when the two men returned to Milan with their newborns, a clerk at the registry office refused to …

Pregnancy

Children of obese parents at risk of developmental delays, says study

<b>(CNN) —</b> Being overweight may impact not only your health but your future child's development as well, a new study suggests.<p>Children of obese parents may be at risk for developmental delays, says the study, published in the journal Pediatrics.<p>In the United States, an estimated one in five women is …

Autism

How Would You Rate On This 1930s Wife Test?

A 1930s “marital rating scale” re-emerged<p>When it comes to considering the state of one’s marriage or long-term relationship, some people might ask: …

This badass Afghanistani female rapper is using her voice to promote women's rights and just YES

Paradise Soroui is a musical badass. And not just because she has a hauntingly beautiful voice. Despite the fact that she receives regular threats, …

"La Divine Comtesse": Photographs of the Countess de Castiglione | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

[The Gaze]<p>Hide caption <b><br>[The Gaze]</b>, 1856–57<br>Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)<br>Albumen silver print; 8.9 x 6.4 cm<br>Gilman Paper Company Collection, …

9 Documentaries That Are Far Scarier Than Any Horror Film

<i>The Imposter</i><p>Embedded from www.youtube.com.<p>A 13-year-old boy goes missing in Texas and is found in Spain three years later with a thick French accent …

Horror

The World's Oldest Man-Made Pyramids Hidden In Bosnia

An amateur archaeologist Semir Osmanagic known as ‘the Bosnian Indiana Jones’ claims he’s discovered the world’s oldest pyramids in the Balkans. In …

Bosnia

These 6 Free Online Programs to Help You Totally Change Careers

You know how the old saying goes: Never stop learning. And thanks to advances in technology, gaining access to education is easier (and cheaper!) than ever. Another perk to free online education? Getting one step closer to making your career goals even more of a reality. So whether you’re ready to …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

When ship maintenance spoils a cruise vacation, passengers have little recourse.<p>12:02 a.m. Today12:02 a.m. April 13, 2018<p>The study analyzed a billion …

Researchers study how routine 'date nights' impact married couples — here are the results

Just how important is it for couples to go out on routine date nights?<p>That's a question that researchers in the United Kingdom recently explored, …

The incredible true story of “The Lovers and the Despot”: “Until North Korea collapses and we get access to the files, we’ll never know for sure”

Salon talks to documentarians about the actor and filmmaker kidnapped by Kim Jong-il to make propaganda films<p>The lovers in the new documentary, “The Lovers and the Despot,” are South Korean actress Choi Eun-hee and her husband, filmmaker Shin Sang-ok. The despot is Former Supreme Leader of North …

Jill Soloway on Season 3 of Transparent, Intersectionality, and Why It’s ‘Unacceptable’ for Cis Men to Play Trans Women

Season three of <i>Transparent,</i> out today on Amazon, finds the dysfunctional Pfefferman family on a continued path of self-discovery in respectively …

Feminism

How has rape become such a common trope of television drama?

I didn’t set out to contribute to rape culture. Like all sensible people, I’m a feminist. Granted, the white, privileged kind who’s gone through life with easy access to education, well-paying jobs, sexual liberation, freedom of speech and the right to trash men and the patriarchy in the most …

100-Year-Old Man Can't Let Go of His Dying Wife's Hand After 77 Years of Marriage

The viral photo shows what it truly means to grow old together.<p>This real-life love story is one for the ages: After 77 years of marriage, a …

Barstool Sports

The Strange Saga of JT LeRoy: Inside the Literary Hoax That Fooled the Stars

Author: The JT LeRoy Story humanizes the bizarre tale of a folk hero who turned out to be more fiction than fact.<p>If we’ve learned anything in the …

Books

Turkey's Gulen crackdown comes to Bosnia

The Turkish president's struggle with Fethullah Gulen is also being felt in the Balkans. Bosnia and Herzegovina is home to private schools founded by …

Chuck Norris: A GOVERNMENT COVER-UP OF EPIC PROPORTIONS

The global weather warfare/biological warfare assault that is being waged against populations and the entire web of life is now becoming all but …