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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 …

'It gets me mad' - Obama acts alone on gun control

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tears streaking his cheeks, President Barack Obama launched a final-year push Tuesday to tighten sales of firearms in the U.S., …

Sheriff to Announce South Carolina Deputy Ben Fields to Be Fired: Sources

The school resource officer who was caught on camera violently flipping a South Carolina high school student at her desk has been fired, authorities announced Wednesday.<p>Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said an internal investigation over the Monday incident at Spring Valley High School in Columbia …

The Only Thing Changing About Mass Shootings Is That I'm More Scared

I spent the last "Hunger Games" movie thinking about what I would do if a shooter walked into the theater.<p>My family went to the movies the night …

Women Fight Terror Through Education

<i>*Aliya Khalid [2015] is doing a PhD in Education with the support of the Gates Cambridge Trust. She is from Peshawar. Picture credit: Wikipedia.</i><p>Ideas …

Landmark: Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Marriage Legal Nationwide

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday made marriage for same-sex couples legal nationwide, declaring that refusing to grant marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples violates the Constitution.<p>The landmark ruling will produce the most significant change in laws governing matrimony since the court …

Why our brains see the black and blue dress as white and gold

Have you seen this dress? Depending on whom you ask, it might be black and blue or white and gold.<p>Tumblr/Swiked<p>The debate, which started after a photo of the dress was posted on Tumblr, has raised some obvious scientific questions about why people are seeing the dress in different colours. Experts …

Make-Up Mind Control

As I've said over a million times: I like makeup and clothes, and I like thinking. I don't believe the two are mutually exclusive. In fact, quite often a lot of my thinking is about both the infinitesimally small ("Which lipstick should I wear?") and infinitesimally large ("Why do we all do this?") …