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11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Happiness

Jimmy Kimmel demonstrates why ‘freedom to discriminate’ against gay couples is dangerous

Jimmy Kimmel has taken on religious business owners who refuse to serve gay people.<p>The anti-LGBT lobby are celebrating a victory this week after a …

Thomas the blind bisexual goose to buried beside his male partner of 30 years in the greatest love story told

There has never been a greater love story than Thomas the bisexual goose.<p>He was so devoted to his partner Henry that the 40-year-old bird has been …

7 things to do instead of shouting at your kids

Swore you'd never be a 'shouty mum' but yell on a regular basis? You're not alone. Top parenting experts offer some alternatives<p>The reasons we shout …

This art student's response to being told to 'dial back the feminism' is bang-on

Which of us hasn't fantasised of having the perfect comeback to a teacher?<p>Art student Alex Ruth Bertulis-Fernandes' piece in response to her teacher …

Stunning photo series celebrates the complex identity of LGBTQ Africans

An ongoing photo series tells the complex stories of LGBTQ Africans, encouraging the celebration of two identities too many believe are at odds with …

This Student Responded To A Homophobic Assignment With A 127-Page Defense Of Marriage Equality

"God created me bisexual, and he made no mistakes, and he creates some people gay, and makes no mistakes."<p>As Whitney Houston sang, "the children are …

Genetics May Determine if Gay Men Are Tops or Bottoms

A new study explores the potential origins of male homosexuality.<p>A lot of people think that homosexuality is a simple matter of genetics—if you have the so-called "gay gene," well, you know the rest. In other words, gays and lesbians are just "born that way" and that's that.<p>While this explanation …

23 Things LGBT People Wish They'd Actually Learned In Sex Ed

We're here, we're queer, and FFS we really want inclusive sex ed.

Fairytales are not just harmless, innocent fun. They need to be interrogated | Kathryn Heyman

When children hear stories, they are making sense of the world, and casting themselves in the various roles. That’s one of the reasons girls grow up wanting to be princesses<p>The headlines came as a shock. First, it was Seven News shrieking that fairytales in schools were “facing the chop”, while the …

This Man Did A Sexism Experiment With A Female Co-Worker, And Was Completely Surprised By The Results

Some may say that sexism at work doesn’t exist or it’s exaggerated, but this man just experienced what it’s like to walk in a woman’s shoes.<p>Martin R. …

Sexism

People Aren't Reacting Well to Noted Feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Comments About Trans Women - PAPER

TEDx speaker and author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was interviewed this week by the UK's Channel 4 News about her views on feminism. Adichie, whose talk "We Should All Be Feminists" was sampled in Beyoncé's song "***Flawless," is now coming under fire for her answer to the question of whether being a …

Feminism

Understanding the Roots of Homophobia Around the World

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> The Conversation.<p>With President Trump’s removal of federal protections for transgender students, debate over …

Why are so many women working below their potential?

Back in the Sixties, American professor Dr Laurence Peter wrote a satirical book called <i>The Peter Principle</i>, in which he argued that most male workers are promoted one level above their competence. Almost 50 years later, another book is set to spark a similar debate by proposing that the reverse is …

5 Ways to Slow Down and Be Happy

When we are in hurry and try to get things done quickly, we realize that there is hardly any joy in what we do. It becomes only a means to an end …

Mindfulness

A statue of a young girl is now staring down the Wall Street bull — and gender inequality

A company commissioned the statue for International Women’s Day.<p>For decades, a bronze statue of a charging bull has stood in New York City’s Financial District, representing the strength and power of the American people. Now the sculpture has a companion: a statue of a young girl, representing the …

ISIS Hunter: Time to Wake Up to the White Nationalist Terror Threat

Rita Katz has been tracking jihadist radicals for nearly two decades. She says an equally grave threat is being largely ignored: the rise of white …