Shannon Anderson

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Herpes virus and EBV could be tackled by heart drug

Spironolactone, commonly used in cases of heart failure, has surprised scientists by blocking infection by Epstein-Barr virus, in a breakthrough that …

And the Winners of Our Christmas Cookies Contest Are…

This holiday season has been full of festive cheer. We asked you to show off your best Christmas cookie recipes, and you definitely broke out the oven mitts and displayed some serious baking skills. We know your eyes are hungry and your tummies are rumbling, so let’s check out our winners.<p>AND THE …

I took myself offline completely. Here's why

The increasing power of governments and companies to spy on us is worrying. We need to think more carefully about how we act online<p>Last week, I gave up my entire digital identity. That is, during the course of a panel discussion entitled, "Data Shadow: Anonymity is our only right, and that is why …

Here Are 7 Weeknight Dump Dinners You Can Make In Your Slow Cooker

Set it, forget it, then come home to deliciousness.<p>There's a ~little bit of prep~ in the morning — chopping and then adding everything to the pot — but it's all worth it for a more relaxing post-work evening.<p>If you don't have a slow cooker, check out these other ideas for dinner here and here.

23 Wonderfully Cozy Things You Need To Bake This Fall

If you bake one thing this fall, let it be all of these things.

Lemon Ricotta Cookies — Most Popular Pin of the Week

Find out how to prepare easy, guilt-free cookies with Giada De Laurentiis' simple recipe.<p>It's not too early to indulge in fall flavors. Try Food …

Communication Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

Communication is at the core of almost everything we do. If you want to build better communication skills, a good first step is identifying and avoiding these common problems.<p>Everyone communicates and occasionally misspeaks. But the best leaders, the greatest bosses, and the entrepreneurs we admire …

Self-improvement

6 Tips For Job Seekers On Body Language

6 Tips For Job Seekers On Body Language <br>CAREEREALISMBody language speaks volumes at a job interview. Everything from your handshake, eye contact, and …

Famifi

Working at an abortion clinic challenged my pro-choice views — and confirmed them

I was startled by the realities of the procedure, but profoundly moved by the women who needed it<p>The first woman I ever saw have an abortion was a young, petite blonde. She was already on the table when I came in the room. She wore only a thin blue blouse and socks. A medical paper cover draped …

Game Of Thrones star Lena Headey reveals new baby with awesome blog post calling for gender equality

Lena Headey as Cersei in Game Of Thrones.<p>Lena Headey, perhaps better known as Queen Cersei on <i>Game Of Thrones</i>, has revealed that she's giving birth to …

TV Series

The U.S. military, where sexism runs rampant: 5 things you need to know about female servicemembers this Memorial Day

Women in the military face higher rates of unintended pregnancy and additional barriers treating PTSD<p>Katie McDonough<p>May 25, 2015 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for the dead, but also an opportunity to reflect on the living. Here are five things you need to know about women in the …

The Problem With the Backlash to the Game of Thrones Rape Scene

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TV Series

Melissa McCarthy Schools Critic On Sexism After He Targeted Her Looks

Melissa McCarthy handled a critic, who viciously targeted her looks in a film review, by giving him a lesson on sexism.<p>The actress sat down with Ellen DeGeneres and talked about a recent interview she gave Entertainment Weekly. In the interview, the "St. Vincent" star discussed the negative reviews …

Empowering Women One Brand At A Time

Women are everywhere. No surprise, right? They do, after all, make up 50 percent of the world’s population. Yet, everywhere we look, women are a topic of conversation. Michelle Obama’s outfit choices on a recent tour of Japan are proclaimed to break down female stereotypes. Sweaty, jiggling, and …

Indonesia's 'Virginity Tests' Obsession Highlights Its Truly Rotten Armed Forces

For decades, Indonesian women wishing to join the armed forces and police force, and also those planning to marry military officers, have had to …

Armed Forces

Why do men still exist? Scientists finally find the answer

New research suggests that sexual competition for mates keeps populations healthy<p>Feminists have debated it for decades, but scientists have finally got to the bottom of why men still exist.<p>Biologists have always puzzled over why males have survived given that their only contribution to reproduction …

Here's the Secret Truth About Economic Inequality in America

We all know that inequality has grown in America over the last several years. But the conventional wisdom among conservatives and even many liberals …

Income Inequality

The War Against Human Nature: Feminism and the Mirage of ‘Equality’

“As far as feminist endorsements are concerned, this was the holy grail: A word with a complicated history reclaimed by the most powerful celebrity …

Feminism

Nigel Barker: What My Mom (and Emma Watson!) Taught Me About Gender Equality

It may have the feminine prefix, but as Emma Watson has told us, feminism isn’t just about women.<p>Watson’s memorable U.N. speech, calling for <i>both</i> …

Congress’ despicable war on working women: How our warped laws perpetuate discrimination

Salon talks to author Caroline Fredrickson about how women have been excluded from key labor victories<p>Women account for two-thirds of minimum wage workers, and a great many of them are supporting families on just $7.25 an hour. For a family of four, that's well below a poverty wage. Women also …

How Slavery Gave Capitalism Its Start

Capitalism in the U.S. owes much of its start to slavery, which in turn owed much of its success to government handouts.<p>Perhaps the most durable myth …

Robin Danielson Act Calls for Independent Testing on Tampons, Femine Hygiene Products

American women spend over $2 billion a year on feminine hygiene products—which makes sense, when you consider that there are roughly 67 million women of reproductive age living in the U.S. And since at least half of those women use tampons, it would also make a whole lot of sense for tampons and …