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10 Powerful Life-Altering Things You Need to Do Alone

Pivotal things that only you can decide<p>There are many major decisions in life where you should consult the wisest people you know. There are other, profound things you need to do on your own.<p>Your success hinges on being able to trust your personal intellect and intuition. Looking to your own …

Siblings

The gender pay gap starts with your college major

The gender pay gap in the United States starts early — with what you choose as your college major.<p>Majors that tend to lead to higher-paying jobs are …

Where Are the Female Einsteins?

Last January, Harvard University president Lawrence Summers offered a few mild, off-the-record remarks about innate differences between men and women …

Brands see the future of fashion in customized 3D-knitted garments produced while you wait

One of the futuristic promises of 3D printing in fashion was that one day the technology would allow you to walk into a store, give the staff your measurements, and walk out with a garment made on the spot, just for you.<p>We’re not there yet, but the scenario is becoming a reality for 3D knitting, a …

Clothing

This Is When I Learned the Healing Power of Clothes

Scarlett Curtis is a 21-year-old New York-based, London-born blogger who writes about culture in all its forms. She likes baking, cross stitching, …

Sex and the City

How to navigate office politics, according to a trauma expert

Politics are everywhere, even in the office.<p>When we form relationships, we create the potential for differences in opinions and conflicts of …

Self-help

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

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Astronomers May Finally Have the First Picture of a Black Hole

Westford, Massachusetts<p>Using a massive telescope network, scientists have data in hand that could open new frontiers in our understanding of gravity.<p>For the monster at the Milky Way’s heart, it’s a wrap.<p>After completing five nights of observations, today astronomers may finally have captured the …

This $35 Million Penthouse Is Inside the Former NYPD Headquarters

Calvin Klein was once a resident<p>Used as the New York Police Department headquarters from 1909 to 1973, the "Police Building" was converted into luxury living spaces in 1988, reports StreetEasy. The 5,500-square-foot penthouse features four bedrooms, four and a half baths, and an additional 1,200 …

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Google Pixel review: Nearly everything you'd want in a flagship phone

Google couldn't have picked a better time to hit reset on its flagship phones. Samsung's Galaxy Note7 is literally burning up in flames, and that's …

IBM Watson Will Run On IBM and IBM Alone

You’ve got to give UBS analyst Steven Milunovich major props. During IBM’s earnings call on Monday, he asked whether IBM Watson, the company’s golden …

Why Are All of These Women Getting Naked and Shouting 'F*ck You'?

Have they got your attention yet?<p>ICYMI: Women’s reproductive rights are taking up an increasingly large percentage of our political rhetoric. And rightly so.<p>RELATED: What I Learned Working the Front Desk at Planned Parenthood<p>It seems like we can’t go a day without hearing about another …

5 Eco-Friendly Prefab Homes You Can Order Right Now

Modern green living<p>One of the major benefits of prefab homes is efficiency. This starts with the basic premise of on-site assembly with precise factory-made elements, which is often completed in a matter of days and eliminates lots of potential for waste. And then there are sexier sustainability …

Playboy Remove Naked Photos Of Women From Magazine, But 'It's Not A Victory For Women'

Playboy made history on Monday when it announced it will be removing images of naked women from its print magazine.<p>The magazine, which was first …

Mainstream Media

Stackable Guest Beds for Small Spaces: Rolf Heide’s Stapelliege

A modern solution for small spaces dates back to 1966 when German designer Rolf Heide created his stackable daybed. The simple wooden bed frames pile …

How to eliminate sugar from your diet in 21 days

Mounting research shows that going overboard on sugar can lead to high cholesterol and blood pressure and a greater risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, not to mention excess weight gain.<p>But there’s a difference between added sugars and the kinds found naturally in whole foods, like …

12 Pranks Of Christmas Past

Ah, the holiday season: Glad tidings. Comfort. Joy. Pranks.<p>Say what?<p>For some earlier Americans, Christmas was the yearly open season for playing practical jokes on other people — filching wagon wheels, turning road signs the wrong way, lighting firecrackers to scare animals. A sort of cold weather …

How to Build a Walk-In Shower in a Small Bathroom

Walk-in showers are popular DIY projects as they can be installed in tighter spaces than a tub and are safer to use for older family members.<p>Bathroom remodeling projects rank a close second to kitchens in popularity, as they can boost the value of your home and make a great universal design …

The Return of the RV

We subjected two of the best new campers to a rigorous test: a road trip with the kids.<p>Trip 1 of 2<p><b>Westchester County, New York to Acadia National Park, Maine</b><p><b>Miles:</b> 884 <b>Vehicle:</b> 2016 Winnebago Brave 27B<p><b>By:</b> Ryan D'Agostino<p>The term "recreational vehicle" is weird because—like, as opposed to what? A …

Revenge porn and the morality police: stop blaming women for being alive | Gabrielle Jackson

This patronising assumption that it’s only stupid girls who are victims of revenge porn shows a stunning lack of understanding of the issues<p>Bicycle theft is a common and intractable crime and yet I’ve never heard a police officer come out and say: “If you don’t want to have your bike stolen don’t …

Feminism

meet the texas teen feminist whose body hair set the twittersphere on fire

Suraiya’s stomach selfie, showing her natural body hair, has sparked an international conversation about beauty expectations, race and feminism, with hordes of trolls being overrun by an even bigger army of supporters. i-D caught up with the latest...<p>Suraiya, or @iranikanjari as she's known on …

Turn your $60 router into a $600 router

Of all the great DIY projects at this year's Maker Faire, the one project that really caught my eye involved converting a regular old $60 router into …

Wi-Fi

Why Can’t We End Mass Incarceration?

On October 6th, news reports heralded a historic development: The world’s largest incarcerator, the United States of America, was about to make the …

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Religious Sisters Pose As Prostitutes To Rescue Trafficking Victims From Brothels

The low-key network of 1,100 sisters currently operates in 80 countries.<p>LONDON, Nov 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An army of religious sisters who rescue victims of human trafficking by posing as prostitutes to infiltrate brothels and buying children being sold into slavery, is expanding to 140 …

Paris Attacks Underscore Need To Crack Down On Groups That Oppress Women

"Women and girls have been a particular target for ISIL, just as they are for other groups ... that view progress of women as a threat."<p>LONDON, Nov 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The deadly attacks in Paris by Islamic State militants demonstrate the need for world efforts to crack down on …

Gambia Bans Female Genital Mutilation

76 percent of women and girls in Gambia have undergone FGM.<p>Gambia, a small West African nation where about three quarters of girls have undergone female genital mutilation, has banned the brutal practice.<p>Heeding to mounting pressure from a global campaign launched by the Guardian, President Yahya …

5 Questions Every Woman Must Ask Herself in Order to Be Happy

<i>By Alison Jacobson for DivorcedMoms.com</i><p>If someone were to ask you whether you want to be happy, you'd probably think they were crazy. I mean, who wouldn't want to be happy? But what if someone were to ask the question a bit differently?<p><b>Are you willing to do whatever it takes to be happy?</b><p>Usually, …