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27 Books Every Woman In America Should Read

These novels, essay collections, memoirs, histories, and more will help you understand why there is no feminism without intersectionality, why we should remember our history before we repeat it, and why Roe v. Wade is a lot more tenuous than you might think.

Neuroscience: Millennials Need to Lay Off the Social Media (Here's Why) | Inc.com

In this age of ever-increasing technology, it's no secret that spending time on our screens is detrimental to our overall well-being. Being distracted by our electronic devices has already been shown to decrease our actual personal, face-to-face interaction with our peers, as well as contribute to …

Public Relations

Will Racism End When Old Bigots Die?

Shelly Fields is a 46-year-old white woman living in Richton Park, a racially diverse Chicago suburb. She says she's raised her four daughters, who are biracial, to see people of all races as equal, just as her parents raised her. Fields doesn't think that racism will ever disappear completely, but …

High School

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Women's March on Washington barred from Lincoln Memorial

National Park Service documents bar access to key sites around time of inauguration, including those celebrated for their role in 1960s protests<p>For the thousands hoping to echo the civil rights and anti-Vietnam rallies at Lincoln Memorial by joining the women’s march on Washington the day after …

Women's March on Washington

Life expectancy in the US has dropped for first time since the AIDS crisis

The total US population's life expectancy in 2015 was 78.8 years, a decrease of 0.1 year from 2014, said the report by the National Center for Health Statistics.<p>Deaths from eight of the top 10 causes mounted, including spikes in accidental deaths among children and deaths from Alzheimer's disease …

Public Health

E-cigarettes are unsafe and ‘major public health concern’ for young people, warns US surgeon general

E-cigarettes are leaving young people at risk of nicotine addiction, brain development problems and mood disorders, the US surgeon general has warned in a wide-ranging report published today.<p>America's most senior doctor Vivek Murthy said e-cigarette use among young people and young adults is ‘not …

Humans and Cats Have a Strange, Complicated History

When a stray cat wandered onto the tracks of a midtown 7 train last month, the MTA halted the entire subway line until the animal was out of harm’s …

How to Feel Confident & Less Self-Conscious in the Bedroom

We're often given the advice to get out of our heads and live in the moment during sex, but it's hard to know how to feel confident when you're naked in front of another person. While we would all ideally be comfortable with every part of our bodies (and power to you if you already are!), that's …

Self-awareness

Women Protesting Donald Trump’s Inauguration Will Have to Meet at an Intersection, Not the Lincoln Memorial

<b>UPDATE:</b> The Women's March on Washington has an official location for protesters to gather come January 21, 2017, the day after Donald Trump's inauguration, according to the <i>Washington Post</i>. On Thursday morning, Washington, D.C., police confirmed that a permit was issued for the event, and …

Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton Makes First Remarks on Capitol Hill Since Election

Hillary Clinton spoke publicly for the first time on Capitol Hill since her defeat in the 2016 presidential election, speaking against "fake news," as well as paying tribute to retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.

Fake News

A Shocking Number of Transgender Americans Are Afraid to Use Public Restrooms

In the past year, almost 60 percent of transgender Americans have avoided using a public restroom for fear of being harassed, according to a …

A ridiculous gift guide for your Trump-loving family

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

What the Surgeon General’s E-Cigarette Warning Means for the Red-Hot Vaping Industry

With the U.S. Surgeon General calling electronic cigarettes a “major health concern” for youths, the wildly popular vaping could lose some …

Public Health

Eating disorders are far more common in LGBTQ communities — here's why

Megan, an LGBTQ-identifying Eating Recovery Center alum who asked to be identified only by her first name, wasn't formally diagnosed with an eating …

Mental Health

This Is What It Means To Be Six Weeks Pregnant

Ohio lawmakers recently passed the so-called "Heartbeat Bill," which bans abortions in the state from the moment an embryonic heartbeat can be …

How to Become Infinitely More Attractive, According to Psychology

When we think about attractiveness, a fresh coat of lipstick, a striking outfit, and a fresh blowout stereotypically come to mind. At least, that's …

US life expectancy falls for first time in 23 years, with rises for 8 of the 10 leading causes of death

Life expectancy fell in the US last year for the first time in more than two decades, with death rates tied to eight of the ten leading causes of death all on the rise according to new data from the National Center for Health Statistics.<p>The last time life expectancy fell was in 1993 in the midst of …

Biomedicine

This Is the Ideal Number of Sexual Partners, According to Science

While love is difficult to quantify with facts and figures, research suggests certain qualities are deemed more attractive than others. For example, …

7 science-backed ways to become more charismatic

But contrary to popular belief, anyone can become more charismatic over time.<p>"Charisma is simply the result of learned behaviors," says Olivia Fox Cobane, author of "The Charisma Myth."<p>In fact, Ronald Riggio, a professor at Claremont McKenna College who's spent years researching the development of …

Charisma

What It’s Like to Try “Orgasmic Meditation” | Men's Health

Before class started, I introduced myself to the guy next to me. And within 5 minutes, our conversation had covered consent, sexual shame, and sex education. This was going to be intense.<p>As the lesson began, all the students in class went around and said why we were there. One woman became …

How to handle heartbreak, Buddhist style

<i>What’s the high-vibe way to deal with your lowest moments? Lodro Rinzler, the co-founder of MNDFL meditation studio in New York City, tackles that</i> …

Relationships

Robert Redford-Narrated 'National Parks Adventure' Is Highest Grossing Documentary of the Year

Shot with IMAX 3D cameras, movie’s visual beauty impresses critics and audiences<p>MacGillivray Freeman’s “National Parks Adventure,” featuring the …

If you're left-handed, this is how your brain might work differently

Aside from the fact that I was robbed of the opportunity to use colorful gel pens as a tween (it was rough, guys, let me tell you), I absolutely love …

This Is How You Fight Fatigue—Without Caffeine

<i>Why am I always tired?</i> Have you asked yourself this question yet today? Yeah, us too, along with millions of other Americans. In fact, a survey found …

Feline-friendly design: 5 homes created with cats in mind

Kitties may be aloof, but some owners are still eager to please<p>Research has shown that cats are more independent than dogs. Is this why when it comes to domestic life, dogs are content just chilling around the house—and looking adorable doing it, of course—while the most spoiled cats get their own …

Has Depression Affected My Masculinity? Come On, I Jump Through Fire For Fun

I had never shared in public the fact that I suffer from depression until the recent 'Boys Do Cry' campaign here on the Huffington Post caught me at …

Extended Human Capacities of Tibetan Monks

<i>When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.</i><p><i>Napoleon Hill</i><p>Harvard Professor of Medicine, Herbert …

16 Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books for November

It’s November already. How the hell did that happen? Best hope you’re caught up on your October reading, because November boasts a bumper crop of …

Books