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Japan’s Prisons Are a Haven for Elderly Women

Every aging society faces distinct challenges. But Japan, with the world’s oldest population (27.3 percent of its citizens are 65 or older, almost …

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12 hard truths about relationships no one wants to believe

It's easy to believe that your relationship is different from everyone else's. It's probably not.<p>Relationships take effort to maintain, and you won't …

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

Researchers confirm site of hangings for Salem witch trials

A team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the exact site where 19 innocent people were hanged during the Salem witch trials more than three centuries ago.<p>The site, known as Proctor's Ledge, is a small city-owned plot of woods nestled …

Straight Outta Excuses: It's Time We Confront Dr. Dre's History of Beating Up Women

<b>by Crystal Irby</b><br>Within the past year, more attention has been paid to Black men who abuse and victimize women. Bill Cosby, Ray Rice, and Floyd …

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The 9 Most Romantic Cities In The South

If you're in the mood for a romantic getaway with your significant other but don't quite know where you want to go, then we've got you covered.<p>From a quiet Tennessee town to the mountains of North Carolina, we've picked the nine most romantic cities in the South. Take a look, book a trip, and take …

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How to Start a Wine Collection

<i>Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images</i><p>When it comes to wine collecting, Master Sommelier Gilles de Chambure knows a thing or two. De Chambure has six wine cellars, spread across three continents, perfect for a man who frequently travels and entertains guests around the world.<p>But for …

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The plight of the bitter nerd: Why so many awkward, shy guys end up hating feminism

MIT professor Scott Aaronson wrote a post about how feminism makes him feel like a monster. Here’s what he meant<p>I feel your pain, bitter, lonely, nerdy guys. I really do.<br>It sounds corny to say it like that, but I don’t know how to say it and be believed. I know that because, having experienced this …

Feminism

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From Tater Tots To Cronuts: The Best Wine And Junk Food Pairings

<i>Photo: iStock</i><p>Wine has a much-deserved image as a classy beverage—we have special glasses for wine, special dinners for pairing wine, special people to select our wine, and even special tools for decanting it. Indeed, wine’s greatest asset is its ability to play well with others—including the least …

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6 Ways to Dress Your Kale Salad

Bitter kale is great with pungent, umami-rich and creamy dressings.<p>Bitter kale is great with pungent, umami-rich and creamy dressings. Here are six …