Amanda

77 Added | 16 Magazines | 15 Likes | 2 Following | 10 Followers | @aelswickgentry | Keep up with Amanda on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Amanda”

17 Badass Women You Probably Didn’t Hear About In 2016

Badass women alert.<p>The unidentified girl took part in a protest to mark the anniversary of Chile’s 1973 military coup.<p>According to <i>La Tercera,</i> the photo was taken after police began randomly arresting people from a group marching through the city. The photographer, Carlos Vera Mancilla, said the …

13 Kate Middleton Looks That Will Remind You of a Very Specific Disney Princess

Some of Kate Middleton's most regal gowns leave our jaws on the floor. And others? They're gorgeous and all — but they immediately conjure images of our favorite Disney princesses. It's not that we think Kate copied their beautiful ballgowns. It's just that, well, maybe she took a little style …

Bill Of Rights

If "Harry Potter" Had Modern Technology

A good wizard never leaves home without a smartphone.

12 Corgis Whose Magical Fluffy Butts Give Them The Power Of Levitation

Everyone already knows this, but Corgis are magical puppers. Not only do they have the magic powers of twerking and shaking their butts amazingly …

God's Great Banquet: Why Christians Need Trans and Intersex People

<i>Three years ago, I preached a sermon that radically transformed my life -- ending my career as a theologian, professor and ordained minister. That sermon has been watched by people all over the world, many of whom have come out as trans or intersex nourished by these words of the gospel and</i> …

To the Wife Who Has Anxiety and Depression, From Your Husband

<i>Written by Brandon Geib</i><p>To my wife and my best friend,<p>When we first met five years ago, I never thought I would be writing this. As we stood on stage in front of all of those strangers, acting our hearts out, I never once believed we would find ourselves here. We've come a long way.<p>When we first …

12 Brilliantly Literary Hotels for Book Lovers

Add this grand, dramatic hotel set in a palace built in 1894 to your bucket list, not just for the regal digs, but for the massive library, which …

El Salvador: Home of the world’s strictest anti-abortion law

It's been nearly a year since Myrna Ramirez walked out of jail for the last time, but she still can't quite believe she is free. She can't believe, in fact, any of it: that she served nearly 13 years in jail for attempted murder, that she nearly bled to death in police custody, that she missed her …

NASA has to talk about periods in space if we ever want to go to Mars

In 1983, NASA astronaut Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space.<p>Before launch, a group of NASA engineers came to Ride, asking if …

20 Things I Never Imagined I'd Say to My Dog

1. No. It's really cold outside and it's not time for a walk yet. I just want to spoon you and watch Hallmark movies. All day.<p>2. I know the FedEx truck looks tasty, but YOU CAN'T EAT IT. Stop barking as if you're possessed. Please try to act like a normal dog.<p>3. Must you INHALE your food? CHEW …

19 Slightly Odd Things All Dog Owners Have Done At Some Point

*Flops dogs ears back* "I love your new hairstyle!"

21 Brilliant Books You’ve Never Heard Of

Championed by 21 writers you have.<p>Ever come across a book—on a nightstand in an Airbnb, in a box of your mom’s college junk, on a shelf at a friend’s <i>Bachelor</i> viewing party—that’s so energizingly rip-roaring, so envelopingly world-building, that you can’t really believe you’ve never heard of it …

6 Women on How the TRAP Laws Changed Their Lives

"I wanted that baby. But there was just 100-percent chance he would die."<p>In the past five years, state governments passed more restrictions on abortion access than they had in the entire previous decade. Twenty-eight states now insist women wait some length of time between pre-abortion counsel and …

Maya Angelou

25+ Random Acts Of Genius Vandalism

When we talk about vandalism, as long as it doesn't involve actual Vandals sacking cities, many people would agree that some acts of vandalism are …

If You Have This Gene, Don’t Smoke Weed

The genes that predispose pot dependence are also linked to schizophrenia and depression.<p>According to new research, you don’t sit around in …

Cannabis

Top 10 illustrated children's novels that open the door for reluctant readers

From Flat Stanley to Lemony Snicket, Phil Earle picks the books that tell stories through words AND pictures<p>Phil Earle will be appearing at the amazing Just So festival in August: see a preview of the festival<p>Illustrated books and graphic novels were my way in.<p>Without them, I’d never have read a …

The Only Thing Better than Plain Rice Is Crispy Rice

Rice is good. Crispy rice is better.<p>If you've been wondering how to add a thin, golden crust to your fluffy white rice without burning the house down, we've got a secret to tell you: It's way easier than you think.<p>Got a pot of rice that's a couple days old? This method reintroduces moisture and …

Food & Dining

21 Things That Prove Periods Are Actually Pretty Funny

"Sorry your crotch is bleeding."

Cute

22 Tumblr Posts To Remind You That Harry Potter Fans Are Hilarious

We plumbed the darkest depths of Tumblr and defeated a basilisk for these.

Stylish NASA posters imagine the future of space tourism (pictures)

Gallavanting the gas giants<p>A Red Planet not just for robots<p>A trip home<p>Living in the cloud<p>Ceres-ly important pit stop<p>Jupiter's lights?<p>The greatest geysers<p>The real Titan-ic<p>Under the sea<p>The longest trip<p>The Dark Planet

9 Best Wines Under $9

The best cheap-ass red wines, reviewed by a drunk girl.<p>I've been to fancy restaurants. I've watched as the wine is poured. I've swished it around, smelled it, nodded my approval. But what makes a truly good wine?<p>Or, more specifically, what makes a good <i>cheap</i> wine?<p>Let's be real: I'm not buying $30 …

Most romantic line in the English language revealed

An oft-quoted line from Sense And Sensibility has been voted the most romantic line from literature, film and TV drama<p>The words ''My heart is, and always will be, yours'' from Sense And Sensibility have been voted the most romantic line from romantic literature, film and TV drama.<p>They are uttered …

GO TO HELL: Madeleine Albright Offers Dire Threat To Women Who Don't Vote For Hillary

That’s definitely a novel approach to campaigning.<p>Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright had an unusual campaign pitch on behalf of Hillary …

20 of the Best Pop Culture Love Quotes Ever

Valentine’s Day makes us feel all the feels. And we’re not talking about the “oh, I have to get my sweetie something sweet” kind of feels; we’re talking “time to update the Netflix queue” feels. It’s rom-com season, y’all! It doesn’t matter if you’re a V-Day lover or hater — deep down we all have …

Relationships

Where Do Refugee Women Turn for Abortions?

When refugee women are raped—something that happens with infuriating frequency—their options are dangerously limited.<p>While Hillary Clinton and Bernie …

Richard Blumenthal

This is not Casualty – in real life CPR is brutal and usually fails

Only 3% of over-80s survive CPR and 1.9% of secondary cancer patients. It’s time we doctors stopped meddling and let such patients die with dignity<p>“I feel a pulse, but it’s weak,” says the young doctor who has just given prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to a patient, alongside a …

Alan Rickman's Moving Good-Bye Letter to Harry Potter Will Break Your Heart

"A lifetime seems to have passed in minutes."<p>The world is still grieving over the loss of actor Alan Rickman, who died Thursday after a long battle with cancer. Tributes from friends, fans, family, and fellow castmates have flooded in since the news of his death broke.<p>For many, he will forever be …

Severus Snape