Micaela Michalk

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In Sweden’s Preschools, Boys Learn to Dance and Girls Learn to Yell

STOCKHOLM — Something was wrong with the Penguins, the incoming class of toddlers at the Seafarer’s Preschool, in a wooded suburb south of Stockholm.<p>The boys were clamorous and physical. They shouted and hit. The girls held up their arms and whimpered to be picked up. The group of 1- and …

Feminism

What Would A Less Gendered World Really Look Like?

Gender still matters. But how might our world change if we were all empowered to define it for ourselves?<p><b>I was in Barcelona</b> celebrating a friend’s birthday this past summer when I got kicked out of a gay bar.<p>I was following one of my guy friends into a small, well-lit room crowded with men when I …

What to Eat (and Drink) When You Have the Flu

When you’ve got the flu, the only true cure is rest and time—there’s no food or drink that will magically make your symptoms go away. But making sure …

Nutrition

16 Ways To Free Yourself From Overthinking

The Greek philosopher Socrates once proclaimed that the unexamined life is not worth living, implying that it is only through self-examination that …

Life-changing Trips for Couples

1 of 15<p>Bali, Indonesia<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 15<p>Santorini, Greece<p>3 of 15<p>Safari in Tanzania<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 15<p>Tulum, Mexico<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 15<p>Whistler, …

Abercrombie's New Gender-Neutral Collection Isn't Neutral — It's Lazy

Where are the skirts?!<p>After Abercrombie Kids announced its gender-neutral line last Wednesday, I was overwhelmed by the familiar feeling of …

On MLK Day, Let’s Tell the Whole American Story

All across the country, from New Orleans to New York, from Charlottesville to Philadelphia, our nation has been engaged in a necessary and long …

Black History

This Is What I Do When I Don’t Know What To Write

So, you don’t know what to write?Don’t worry, I’ve been there before.(And it is because I have experienced it, I will share my number one tip with …

Daily Rituals: How Artists Work

Franz Kafka, frustrated with his living quarters and day job, wrote in a letter to Felice Bauer in 1912, “time is short, my strength is limited, the …

White Christmas Margaritas: The recipe that means you can drink cocktails all year round

As the unofficial season of drinking, Christmas is a time for merry-making and festive drinks with friends.<p>But while the usual tipples – think …

Nikki Haley was asked about Trump and sexual harassment allegations. Her answer is pitch perfect. (WATCH)

Nikki Haley is amazing. Her speech to the U.N. was absolutely perfect, not to mention desperately necessary. On Sunday, she appeared on “Face the …

49 Unique Gift Ideas Anyone on Your List Will Love

The holidays can be stressful for so many reasons. So why not get a jump on things and start getting yourself prepared now? Take the time now to …

Study claims eating meat promotes the patriarchy

Being told meat is murder by vegetarians is one thing, but what if you were informed that eating barbecue brisket is actually making you sexist and …

A Mysterious Object Flying Past the Sun Is Our First Confirmed Visitor From Another Solar System

A mysterious asteroid detected speeding past the sun in October has been confirmed by scientists to be a visitor from outside our solar system, the …

Astronomy

Anti-gay supporters rally for Roy Moore, worrying LGBTQ community

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A smiling Roy Moore stood shoulder to shoulder with his fiercest religious allies.<p>Flanked by a huge sign for Moore's Senate campaign, one supporter railed against the "LGBT mafia" and "homosexualist gay terrorism." Another warned that "homosexual sodomy" destroys those who …

LGBTQI

The Bloody History of Bible Translators

LET ME BEGIN with my own heresy. I recently published a book called <i>Poets of the Bible: From Solomon’s Song of Songs to John’s Revelation</i>. There are …

Scientists Start To Tease Out The Subtler Ways Racism Hurts Health

The day Dr. Roberto Montenegro finished his Ph.D. was memorable. But not for the right reasons.<p>"I still cringe when I think about it," says Montenegro.<p>It had started well. His colleagues at UCLA had taken him and his girlfriend (now wife) out to a fancy restaurant to celebrate.<p>"I was dressed up in …

Pregnancy

Twitter stops verification badge after Jason Kessler backlash

Don't expect to get Twitter's coveted blue check mark any time soon.<p>Twitter temporarily suspended its verification process on Thursday after the social network drew widespread outrage for giving the recognizable blue-and-white check mark to the account of a noted white supremacist.<p>In a tweet, the …