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28 Inspiring Women Share Some Wise Words About Equal Pay

"If you're doing the same job, you should be compensated and treated in the same way."<p><b>1.</b> "We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn't a reality yet. Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average …

6 things to know about the gender pay gap

Equal Pay Day is April 12 this year.<p>It symbolically marks how long into the new year full-time working women need to work until their earnings can catch up to what full-time working men earned the year before.<p>Here are some key facts about the gender pay gap:<p><b>1. Women generally earn 79 cents for</b> …

Gender

Dakota Johnson Had The BEST Reaction To This Wardrobe Malfunction

maybe the greatest moment of the people’s choice awards.<p>Ah, the celebrity wardrobe malfunction. It’s both embarrassing and cringeworthy, and, yet, beautiful in it’s own absurd way. Really, though, it’s not the specific malfunction that’s important or even the bit of skin the star accidentally …

'The Martian' a comedy? Hilarious!

<b>(CNN) —</b> Let us tell you the one about how "The Martian" ended up nominated -- and winning -- in the category of best motion picture, comedy or musical, at this year's Golden Globes.<p>The nomination of a film that seemed pretty straightforward in a category with more traditional comedies "Spy" and …

Golden Globes

Leonardo DiCaprio wins the Internet by advocating for the rights of indigenous peoples at Golden Globes

Politics and entertainment don’t often intermingle well — but when they do, it can be spectacular<p>Denizens of Twitter reacted very favorably to Leonardo DiCaprio's acceptance speech for best actor in a motion picture drama for "The Revenant." DiCaprio spoke eloquently about the rights of indigenous …

Art Squat

The Austrian-born artist and teacher Rainer Ganahl has a few guidelines for his prospective students: 1. Don’t expect him to like you; 2. Don’t expect him to like your work; 3. Expect to be criticized. “That is the life of an artist,” he writes in his pedagogical manifesto, “Strange Teaching: The …

Meet the new faces of fiction for 2016

A genre-breaking war story, a widow uncovering the secret life of her dead husband, the comic fortunes of a young woman trying to find a dream job… just a few of the subjects chosen by our pick of 2016’s debut novelists<p>Harry Parker: ‘I wanted to be seen as someone who could write, not a legless …

13 Times Amazing Women Ran The World In 2015

In case you needed a reminder: Cool, thoughtful women absolutely <i>killed it</i> in 2015.<p>Though women faced many attacks this year, including the tragic …

Essay: Patricia Highsmith's The Price of Salt -- The Lesbian Novel That's Now a Major Motion Picture

The following article first appeared in The National Book Review<p><i>The movie Carol, starring Cate Blanchette and Rooney Mara, opened in New York and Los Angeles last weekend. Carol, which has gotten rave reviews and is generating Oscar talk, is based on The Price of Salt, a novel by Patricia Highsmith.</i><p>…

Bolshoi acid attack, ballet's underbelly examined in HBO documentary

LONDON (Reuters) - Sergei Filin, the Russian ballet director who was partially blinded in a 2013 acid attack, is the focus of the behind-the-scenes HBO documentary "Bolshoi Babylon" that shows the flipside of a world most people associate with glamor and beauty.<p>On the night of Jan. 17, 2013, a …

'Smile!' How a villain's phrase in 'Jessica Jones' exposes modern-day sexism

Just 30 minutes into the series premiere of "Jessica Jones," the title character, in flashback, is shown at a table in a high-end restaurant. It's a version of Jones we've never seen before, polished and pristine, an evening gown replacing her traditional jeans. But the most significant change in …

Comics

7 Reasons Adult Coloring Books Are Great for Your Mental, Emotional and Intellectual Health

There are many times when I suggest adult coloring books to patients, and they look at me like perhaps we should be switching seats. However, time and again, they come back to me and tell me how beneficial they find them to be. Many psychologists and therapists "prescribe" these to patients for …

The blind woman who switched personalities and could suddenly see

It had been more than a decade since “B.T.” had last seen anything.<p>After suffering a traumatic accident as a young woman, doctors diagnosed her with cortical blindness, caused by damage to the visual processing centers in her brain. So she got a seeing eye dog to guide her and grew accustomed to …

Mental Health

Facebook campaign protests demand for scanner to detect menstruating women at temples

Situated in the southern state of Kerala, Sabarimala is one of the most popular Hindu pilgrimage centres in India, but it still prohibits the entry …

Cecily Strong Looked Down On Comedians Before Becoming One

The host of this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner (and, oh yeah, a star of SNL) is one of Esquire's 2015 breakouts.<p><i>We threw a dinner party for</i> <i>the men and women behind the biggest blockbusters, breakthroughs, and debuts of the year. Read the rest of the interviews here.</i><p>Cecily Strong …

Comedy

A Peek At Brain Connections May Reveal Attention Deficits

A look at the brain's wiring can often reveal whether a person has trouble staying focused, and even whether he or she has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD.<p>A team led by researchers at Yale University reports that they were able to identify many children and adolescents with …

The Brain

The universal power of empathy: The science behind why everyone loves Adele

Sad songs say so much, of course, but in “25,” Adele once again taps into something deeper than sorrow<p>Adele’s first album in four years is set to break records during its first week in release. At a time when “people don’t buy albums,” 25 is on track to sell at least 2.5 million copies—and might …

Psychiatrist Who Examined Jared Fogle: Weight Loss from Subway Diet Caused 'Hypersexuality' that Led to Prostitutes

Three months before former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle was sentenced to 15 years and eight months in federal prison for charges related to sex with …

Nonprofits

Charitable Acts Can Lead to Bad Behavior

After donating to the food pantry or toy drive this holiday season, watch yourself. Some new research suggests donations might make you temporarily …

Matthew McConaughey Kicks Off ‘SNL’ With His Story Behind ‘Alright, Alright, Alright’

The storytelling power of Matthew McConaughey is never in question, which is why he went to the well to pull out a classic for his <i>SNL</i> monologue. You’ve likely heard this tale detailing the origins of ‘alright, alright, alright’ from an interview back in 2011, but that doesn’t mean it has lost its …

Matthew McConaughey

My Open Knees Are None of Your Business

I watched Amy Schumer's HBO special the other night. Her performance at the Apollo Theater is one of the most brilliant stand-up routines I've ever seen. Aside from being hysterically funny, she's a thought-provoking feminist who understands how to turn everyday situations into comedy gold.<p>Schumer …

Humans of New York and the Cavalier Consumption of Others

The most famous photograph from Brandon Stanton’s new book, “Humans of New York: Stories”—the one you have probably seen or read about or heard discussed—is of a boy in an open black bubble jacket. Beneath the jacket is a fleece-lined hoodie, also black, and in his hand the boy holds a black …

Books

Veterans Day: Michael Stokes shows wounded warriors in a new light

CNN

Just your luck: 13 fun facts about Friday the 13th

<b>(CNN) —</b> Yet another Friday the 13th has arrived, bringing the usual superstitious chatter along with vows to avoid flying and other fear-inducing activities. Why are we so weird about the 13th?<p>The answer is unclear but our aversion may have religious origins. Some Christians believe Friday is …

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Everything you need to know about Saturday's Democratic debate

<b>When is the next Democratic presidential debate?</b><p>The second Democratic presidential debate will be Saturday, Nov. 14, live from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The school has been a staple for primary debates: It has hosted nationally televised debates every presidential cycle since 2007. …

Government

The Silicon Valley Suicides

Why are so many kids with bright prospects killing themselves in Palo Alto?<p><i>The air shrieks, and life stops. First, from far away, comes a high whine like angry insects swarming, and then a trampling, like a herd moving through. The kids on their bikes who pass by the Caltrain crossing are eager to</i> …

Parenting

Five Fascinating Facts about Margaret Atwood

Fun facts about Margaret Atwood, the author of The Handmaid’s Tale 1. Atwood has had a record number of nominations for the Booker Prize. The …

Margaret Atwood

A Ballerina’s Tale: Misty Copeland Builds Her Brand Beyond Ballet

A young girl from a large California family with a single mother and few resources starts ballet training at the (late) age of 13. A lucky break …

What Your Dinner Plate Says About Your Personality

You'll never look at your meals the same way again.<p>Just like a fancily plated dish can speak volumes about a restaurant, the way you arrange a family-style meal on your plate can say a lot about you, according to Juliet Boghossian, a behavioral food scientist and Food-ology founder who has been …

Does Mixed-Gender Wrestling Promote Equality or Violence Against Women?

Australian wrestling companies are shutting down bouts between men and women due to a growing number of complaints.<p>Australian women are being hit, thrown, and slammed through tables by men in a form of sports-entertainment, and it has some domestic violence campaigners outraged. Even though the …

Feminism