Nicole Piri

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Sharapova handed Madrid Open wildcard

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Former world number one Maria Sharapova has been invited to play at the Madrid Open in May, which takes place less than two weeks after her 15-month doping ban expires, tournament organizers said on Wednesday.<p>Mar 7, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Maria Sharapova speaks to the …

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Take a Look at the Eye-Popping B&W Wildlife Images of Fine Art Photographer Anup Shah

Anup Shah considers himself a fine art photographer, and his amazing B&W images of wild beasts in Africa definitely take wildlife photography to a …

Ice That Sparkles Like Diamonds Washes Onto Japanese Shores

Large lumps scatter across a beach at the mouth of the Tokachi River on Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan. They shine like diamonds beneath evening moon beams and glow like amber under a setting sun. At first glance, the scene looks like the remnants of a giant’s jewel heist gone wrong. But …

Robert Wood Johnson becomes first N.J. hospital to offer specialized LGBT care

The introduction of PROUD Family Health at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's (RWJUH) Somerset Family Practice on Jan. 30 will make it the …

New Jersey

Transgender Americans rush to change IDs for Trump era

<b>East Point, Georgia (CNN) —</b> On a recent Friday morning, Cazembe Jackson donned a sharp blue suit and green paisley tie and made his way to Atlanta's Midtown US passport office.<p>It was a day he had long been waiting for, one he thought might never come. He took a number and sat with friends who were …

Who Needs Asteroids? Earth Makes Its Own Water Deep Within The Mantle

Our planet could be self-sufficient.<p>Life on Earth depends on the existence of water, but despite it covering some 70 percent of the planet's surface, …

Trump’s Immigration Ban Is Illegal

President Trump signed an executive order on Friday that purports to bar for at least 90 days almost all permanent immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries, including Syria and Iraq, and asserts the power to extend the ban indefinitely.<p>But the order is illegal. More than 50 years ago, …

Netherlands government to counter Trump abortion funding ban

<b>The Netherlands is to set up an international fund to support abortion services hit by President Donald Trump's order to cut US foreign aid.</b><p>Lilianne Ploumen, a Dutch minister, said it would set up "a well-financed fund" to allow other governments, businesses and charities to donate.<p>The Netherlands …

17 Badass Historical LGBT Women Who Gave Absolutely No Fucks

Everyone should know about 1930s drag king Gladys Bentley. *Swoons*

Brad Marchand is 100% right. The NHL will completely accept a gay athlete.

Nobody should be surprised by the answer Brad Marchand gave when asked about having a gay teammate. It’s not that Marchand was being “politically …

Obama’s recommended reading list for his daughter includes feminist classics

Barack Obama knows his books. The US president and accomplished memoirist has a well-documented appetite for reading that spans literature, history, popular fiction, and more.<p>In an interview (paywall) with Michiko Kakutani, the New York Times chief book critic, he revealed the titles he recommended …

20th Century

Lucasfilm Promises Not To Digitally Re-Create Carrie Fisher In Future ‘Star Wars’ Films

There was a lot to love in <i>Rogue One</i>, but one of the most jarring aspects of the film was the digital resurrection of the long dead Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin. The character, who had a more central role than anyone predicted, definitely took a turn towards the Uncanny Valley, and many were …

31 Gorgeous Non-Diamond Engagement Rings You'll Totally Fall For

Think outside the diamond box.

House GOP rules change will make it easier to sell off federal land

By Juliet Eilperin<p>, Reporter<p>House Republicans on Tuesday changed the way Congress calculates the cost of transferring federal lands to the states and other entities, a move that will make it easier for members of the new Congress to cede federal control of public lands.<p>The provision, included as …

Forests

Artist Creates Simple, Beautiful Subway Maps for 100 Different Cities

Your morning commute doesn't have to be a complete eyesore.<p>The Mini Metros project began for Peter Dovak as an attempt to code an iPhone application, derived from the artist’s mock-up before he finally arrived at a series of subway maps that can fit on a pin. Dovak has mapped 60 countries, with …

25 Netflix Hidden Treasures You Really Should Be Watching

New year, new List.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Probing the depression-rumination cycle

The word "ruminate" derives from the Latin for chewing cud, a less than gentile process in which cattle grind up, swallow, then regurgitate and …

Psychology

Why Bisexual Men Are Still Fighting to Convince Us They Exist

Travis has had both boyfriends and girlfriends since high school. But when his coworkers discovered his dating history at a board game night, they …

5 Common Mistakes Photographers Make in Photoshop

Taking photographs and editing them can often be two different stories. When starting out with photography, the important aspect is taking photos …

A Cultural History of Why Lesbians Love Rings of Keys

There’s a beautiful scene in the memoir-turned-musical <i>Fun Home</i> where an elementary school–aged Alison Bechdel spots a masculine deliverywoman in a …

Anthropology

Serena Williams Gets Candid About Sexism and Race

Record-breaking tennis star Serena Williams is one of the most powerful athletic forces to be reckoned with. At Wimbledon in July, she was dubbed the …

43 Women Who Came Out as LGBT, Showed Up or Got Girlfriends In 2016

A look at all the ladies who came out as lesbian, gay, queer, bisexual or otherwise-lady-loving-ladies in 2016! There's so many!

LGBTQI

11 Reasons Why the Nikon D810 is the Best Landscape Photography Camera

If you’re a landscape photography enthusiast and want to equip yourself with the ideal camera for that kind of work, there’s plenty of options that …

Cameras

Long Seen As Victim, 17th Century Italian Painter Emerges As Feminist Icon

She was one of the great female protagonists of the late-Renaissance art world. Forgotten in the 18th and 19th centuries, she was rediscovered in the 20th as a feminist icon.<p>Thirty paintings by Artemisia Gentileschi are on view at Rome's Palazzo Braschi, in a major new exhibit running through May …

Add Impact and Drama to Your Landscape Photos with These Easy Composition Techniques (VIDEO)

Marcus McAdam is a professional landscape photographer from one of the world’s most picturesque locations—Scotland’s Isle of Skye, which offers …

What It Feels Like To Have Anxiety And Depression At The Same Time

<i>YourTango writer Rebecca Jane Stokes shares what it feels like to have both anxiety and depression.</i><p>Anxiety and depression are two mental illnesses …

Military-Trained Police May Be Less Hasty To Shoot, But That Got This Vet Fired

There are plenty of recent stories involving white police officers who have shot and killed black men, including some who are on trial for those shootings. Then there's the case of a white cop who <i>did not</i> shoot a black man holding a gun — and it may have cost him his job.<p>It started with a 911 call …

Law Enforcement