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CDC Confirms: Life Starts At Conception

I have some important questions I’d like the Centers for Disease Control to answer. First, are unborn babies people? Second, does alcohol impregnate …

Time I

National Geographic Travel

This photographer takes inspiring pictures of women within 24 hours of giving birth

About six years ago, photographer Jenny Lewis posted leaflets throughout London's Hackney borough looking for 10 women who would pose with their newborn baby within 24 hours of giving birth. Her goal: to capture a woman's strength during one of the most intimate times of her life.<p>Her friends …

The Best Exercises for Your Lower Abs

If you're like us, there's probably one area you feel like you can't work enough: your abs. More specifically, your lower abs. It seems like no …

Workouts

Four Reasons for Decline of Religion

Religious participation is declining among Americans even though religion is still very popular. According to the latest Religious Landscape Study by the Pew Research Forum, the percentage of Americans who believe in God, attend religious services and pray daily has declined significantly during …

Here's What You Missed At The Big, Crazy Affirmative Action Hearing

Check out the highlights from Wednesday's Supreme Court drama.<p>WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday heard nearly 90 minutes of oral arguments in a case that could permanently curtail the role of diversity in higher education.<p>Chief Justice John Roberts opened the session in Fisher v. …

Unstoppable! New mom explains why she took a college exam during labor

Tyler Collins was born just over a week ago and, already, the baby girl has some pretty big shoes to fill. Tyler’s mom, Tommitrise Collins, completed a college exam while laboring in her hospital bed — and is being praised for her determination and focus after a photo posted to Facebook by her …

Pregnancy

Climbing On Mount Denali

Why millennial parents get their financial priorities so wrong

Millennial moms and dads have misguided savings priorities.<p>Millennial parents rank saving for their kids’ college as their No. 1 savings priority, a …

Personal Finance

What students of color are fighting for on college campuses

When I was 19 years old, I was turned away from a party because I am black. I was standing at the door of a fraternity on the University of Southern California's Greek Row. I'd arranged to meet a friend there. I expected to walk through the door with ease, the way students do at student parties at …

College & University

8 Glamping Spots That Are Perfect for Any Season

It's no secret that we love glamping so much that we'd like to do it all year long. As fun as sleeping on the rocky ground is, we prefer a cozy bed sheltered in a sturdy (already assembled) canvas tent. From treehouses to Airstreams, we can't get enough of this luxurious take on traditional camping.<p>…

21 of the most iconic photos ever taken

The image of a napalm scarred little girl running from her burning village in Vietnam is one of the most well known photographs in the world.<p>Kim …

AP FACT CHECK: Clinton, Sanders revise history in Dem debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton revised history in the Democratic debate when insisting she's not a flip-flopper on a trade deal she …

Who Was the Most Destructive Jewish "Messiah"? It Wasn't Jesus

<i>Moses Maimonides</i> by Wzwz--commons.wikimedia.org<p>(Maimonides Set Requirements For Fulfilling Messianic Prophesy)<p>Ask Jewish people why they reject Jesus, and most will say it's because he falsely declared himself to be the Messiah. In maintaining this stance they are following the view of …

Simple Mindsets To Make You Happier Every Day

Our mindset influences every single aspect of our life, so it’s important to be conscious of how we’re thinking and what we believe about the world. …

Self-improvement

How Pregnancy Feels, According to Disney GIFs

I’m at my 35th week of pregnancy, and it’s getting a little harder to get around. When I walk down the street, I feel like that heavy-breathing slug …

Pregnancy

This Pregnant TV Host Has The Best Comeback For Her Body-Shaming Critics

Morning TV host Sarah Harris is seven months pregnant, and she’s had enough. Not enough of pregnancy, though, she’s proud to be growing a baby boy. …

Rumors I Heard About My Body: Is My Period Weird?

News flash: Most women's cycles aren't exactly 28 days long.<p><i>This is from the debut issue of</i> <i>Lenny</i><i>: Feminism, style, health, politics, friendship, and everything else from Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner. Like it?</i> <i>Share it with a friend</i><i>.</i><p><i>In "Rumors I Heard About My Body," Lenny teamed up with Planned</i> …

There’s No Greeting Card for Miscarriage. She’s Changing That.

A ‘Sorry For Your Loss’ card doesn’t quite do it when it comes to miscarriage or stillbirth. Now, a doctor and an artist have created a line of …

Stranger's Act of Kindness Toward New Mom on Plane With Crying Baby Goes Viral

Almost 100,000 people have shared this heartwarming story.<p>Anyone who has ever traveled with an infant knows it is no easy task. Every parent does their best to keep their child from crying the entire flight, all while avoiding eye contact with annoyed passengers.<p>When Rebekka Garvison boarded her …

The First 6 Weeks of Motherhood, Let's Be Real

Recently, I was approached by a fellow new "mommy" friend who asked, "Did you think the first couple weeks of motherhood were rough? I expected cute clothes and sweet memories but wow I have cried and still do."<p>So, the truth? The first few weeks were hard and some days down right sucked. There I …

Viola Davis and the 'white feminist' backlash

By most accounts, Viola Davis’ speech at the Emmys was an instant classic. She directly addressed the lack of diversity on television, saying, “The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.”<p>But Davis’ words about race made one actress feel uncomfortable.<p>Sunday night, …

Feminism

Unedited Photo Series Celebrates the Beautiful Bodies of Motherhood

Photographer Ashlee Wells Jackson created the empowering <i>4th Trimester Bodies Project</i> to help mothers everywhere embrace their beautiful bodies. "The project exists because women are judged too crudely on the way we look and are often told we don’t measure up. Because no real person can compete with …

Pregnancy

Things From My First Year Of Motherhood I Won't Apologize For

When I was pregnant, I had sweet dreams about my early days of Motherhood. Visions of beautifully medicated labor, peaceful and easy nursing and a …

Pregnancy

These 5 Apps Will Help You Finally Organize Your Money

Organizing your personal finances is the first step toward solid budgeting and savings habits. Fortunately, there are plenty of free apps that can …

There's a critical difference between how rich people and average people choose to get paid

In his book "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," self-made millionaire T. Harv Eker sheds light on how the richest people separate themselves from the average Joe.<p>Their success boils down to specific choices they make on a daily basis that most of us fail to emulate, he writes, and these choices …

Baby Girl Pranks Dad With Fake Crying When He Tries To Cut Her Nails

Marcelinha, an adorable little girl in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has just become the internet’s cutest prankster after a video of her pranking her dad went …

Cute

Topless Protesters Expose Radical Islam’s Real Boobs

Bare-breasted activists may have stormed the stage of a Muslim conference near Paris, but the true vulgarity is how too many of Islam’s leaders want …

26 People Who Completely Failed At Cooking

Bad cooking happens to good people.<p><b>1)</b> An ex-housemate destroyed our kettle attempting to cook baked beans in it.<p>Submitted by @WashyAndIrony.<p><b>2)</b> When lived in Japan, I didn't understand some packaging, and made what I thought was a tuna mayo sandwich.<p>It was dog food.<p>Submitted by ‏@nakedvix.<p><b>3)</b> When I …