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This Video Shows How The Big Bang Theory Tries to Make Misogyny Look “Adorkable”

This video from Pop Culture Detective looks at how <i>The Big Bang Theory</i> reinforces misogyny with its joke construction, character arcs, and dialogue. …

4 Intimate Questions Partners Should Ask Each Other

The experience of intimacy is complicated and easily misunderstood, for new lovers as well as those in committed relationships. Most relationship …

The latest pore-clearing Korean beauty trend? Volcanic ash

When you look at the beauty innovations to come out of Korea, you’ll notice one overarching trend: an obsession with having clear pores. (It’s one I …

The Art of Reading Pictures

KUROSAWA x KIM / Seven SamuraiThere is an ‘art’ to reading pictures– not just looking at pictures.Images traced of AKIRA KUROSAWA, one of the masters …

In Thrilling Western "The Keeping Room," Three Women Battle the Foe of Sexual Violence

<i>The Keeping Room</i> is a new thriller set in the South at the end of the Civil War. But the heroes and villains are different than most Civil War-era …

Feminism

This Workout Reverses Signs of Aging, According to Science

Mayo Clinic researchers say interval training may have anti-aging benefits at the cellular level.<p>HIIT—or high intensity interval training—has been <i>the</i> …

Exercise

Radical fashion magazine challenging Nigeria's definition of masculinity

In a country where homosexual acts can be punished with 14 years in prison, this provocative website featuring photos of men in mini-skirts is simply …

High Heels

Canada introduces gender-neutral 'X' option on passports

Canadians are able to identify as gender neutral on their passports from Thursday under changes that have been enthusiastically welcomed by rights campaigners.<p>Canada becomes the first country in the Americas to allow its citizens to use an “X” category, joining those in Australia, Denmark, Germany, …

LGBTQI

The Bride Doesn’t Always Wear White—and Other New Wedding Rules

WEDDING PROTOCOL USED TO BE so much simpler. Take the dress, for instance. According to 46% of Americans polled by Harris, white is on its way out.1<p>And then there’s the all-important matter of who pays. A generation ago, the answer was obvious—the bride’s parents got the bill. But demographic and …

Trump's attacks on press 'could amount to incitement,' U.N. human rights chief says

In his most sharply worded criticism of President Donald Trump yet, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights said that freedom of the press is "under attack from the president" and that Trump's salvos against journalists "could amount to incitement."<p>Speaking Wednesday at a news conference in …

Rights & Freedoms

Georgia police officer at DUI stop: 'We only kill black people'

A lieutenant from a police department in Georgia is under investigation after a dash-cam video obtained by Channel 2 Action News appears to show the officer telling a driver during a DUI stop, “Remember, we only kill black people.”<p>Lt. Greg Abbott of the Cobb County Police Department reportedly …

3 Secrets to Having a Better Morning

A morning ritual sure sounds nice (if it didn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this) but what’s the point of one? What’s it even supposed to accomplish?<p>No, …

Happiness

5 Habits of People With High Emotional Intelligence

In a world where critical intelligence (IQ) is growing atThe post 5 Habits of People With High Emotional Intelligence appeared first on iamwire.

You Can Become Highly Productive If You Start Keeping a 'Defensible Calendar'

High performance executives are masters of their priorities and schedule; here's how they do it.<p>Most executives I work with who struggle with productivity complain that their schedules are overloaded and they can't "find" the time to work on their key priorities. They show me calendars which are …

Time Management

Former federal law clerk details rich history of Arpaio trial in blunt tweets

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A litigator, crime novelist and former law clerk to the federal judge overseeing former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's racial profiling trial in 2012 unleashed an unusual flurry of revealing tweets Tuesday about the trial, Arpaio's tactics, and how he believes Judge G. Murray Snow has been …

Donald Trump

The Secret to Happiness Is 10 Specific Behaviors

Despite happiness being a primary human motivation, only one in three Americans say they're very happy.<p><i>Listen to this song while you read</i><i>? It's a beaut.</i><p>***<p>Despite happiness being a primary human motivation, only one in three Americans say they're very happy.<p>Several years ago in an interview with …

Happiness

UFC Fighter Rescuing Hurricane Victims Finds Man With Confederate Flag. What He Does Next, Wow

It sometimes takes the world to be at its wit's end to see some of the best humanity has to offer.<p>While most people know UFC's Derrick Lewis as the …

Confederate Flag

Why are so many white men so angry?

What emboldened white nationalists to brazenly march through a sleepy college town and then violently assault counterprotesters? That’s the question lingering in the minds of Americans two weeks after Charlottesville.<p>Although many forces came into play to produce these heartbreaking events, a …

Pew Research Center

Asking These 3 Questions Every Day Will Make You Incredibly Productive (and Successful)

Beat procrastination and maximize productivity by staying focused on what matters most.<p>With so many competing demands for our attention at work, and in our personal lives, it can be a real challenge to focus on what matters most and stay productive.<p>Our to-do lists seem to get longer each day, each …

Time Management

James Baldwin and the Ugly Moral Problem in America's Heart

In August 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Over 250,000 people were in attendance and even more …

Black History

Behold Our ‘Child King’

REPUBLICAN lawmakers have seen the Trump disaster coming for a while now. They simply have no clue what to do about it.<p>A couple of months ago — before we learned that Donald Trump Jr. wanted to spend quality time with people he believed represented the Russian government, before the president …

This Holocaust Survivor Noticed A Detail In Charlottesville You Might Have Missed

“You see something like this, you know, it brings back memories and I’m concerned about what could happen in this country.”<p>Shock and anger were common feelings for most Americans who followed the recent tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia.<p>To Jack Rosenthal, the hate-filled imagery was …

Rights & Freedoms

Tammy Duckworth Says It Doesn't Matter If The Troops Saving Your Life Are Trans

Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) has released a powerful statement about Donald Trump's proposed ban on transgender people serving in the military.<p>A …

U.S. Army

Wall Street Journal Editor Berates Reporters For Critical Trump Coverage

The editor-in-chief told reporters their coverage was packaged in "selective criticism," according to emails obtained by The New York Times.<p>The editor-in-chief of the Wall Street Journal reportedly berated reporters at the newspaper in a late-night email Wednesday over their coverage of President …

North Korea mocks Trump’s ‘ego-driven’ Twitter posts as military exercises continue

North Korea is protesting annual joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises this week with predictably hyperbolic flair. But amid the threats and insults (South Korea's defense chief is President Trump's “puppy”) came one indication that the leadership is as intrigued and confounded by Trump's …

North Korea

The Republican Party Is Enabling an Increasingly Dangerous Demagogue

With every passing day, the stain and responsibility for Trump’s actions stick more lastingly to the Republican establishment.<p>Last night I was in circumstances where I could hear only a few excerpts from Donald Trump’s inflammatory speech in Phoenix. The parts I heard were remarkable enough.<p>They …

Donald Trump

5 Truths About Trump Displayed In His Phoenix Rally

President Trump led an incendiary rally at which he ripped at cultural divides, played to white grievance, defended himself by stretching the truth or leaving out key facts, attacked members of his own party and the media, played the victim and threatened apocalyptic political consequences — all …

This is what it's like to eat at the secret Disneyland club that has a 14-year waiting list

Right in the middle of New Orleans Square in Disneyland, located across from La Mascarade d'Orleans, is the inconspicuous entrance to one of the most-whispered-about spots in Disney parks across the globe: Club 33.<p>Club 33 is a secret five-star restaurant that the regular public cannot access. There …

10 free yoga videos that’ll give you a studio-quality flow from home

Staying in might be the new going out, but that doesn’t mean you have to pass up the good vibes that a great yoga class can bring.<p>There are tons of …

Protesters demand removal of NYC statue hailing doctor who experimented on slave women

NEW YORK - When Sharon Thompson was a girl, she used to get a bad feeling when she walked by an imposing statue of a man on the edge of Central Park near East Harlem.<p>On Thursday, Thompson learned the story behind the statue when a local news station produced a piece on it. The bronze sculpture …