Alexis Wilson

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The State of Women of Color in the United States

Endnotes and citations are available in the PDF and Scribd versions.<p>Throughout the 20th century, women fought for and achieved countless victories …

Why We Need a Fair Shot

Endnotes and citations are available in the PDF and Scribd versions.<p><i>“It doesn’t stop … having to clean up, do laundry, cook dinner … there’s no</i> …

Polygamy In Utah: It’s Still Illegal

Over the weekend, you might have seen a news story with a headline like, “Court Strikes Down Utah Polygamy Law.”<p>If all you read was the headline, you …

Religion

Valentine Cookie Sticks Pan

This new Valentine Cookie Sticks Pan from Wilton has a strange sounding name, but the pan actually allows you to easily bake some very unique cookies …

How to Be One of a Kind

10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. It’s also no surprise that it’s the Nr.1 value …

Happiness

Writing and Speaking for Introverts : The Art of Non-Conformity

106 Comments<p>Greetings, fellow introverts.<p>(Is that not you? Then you can safely skip this post. Everyone else, keep reading.)<p>At every meetup I host, …

Self-improvement

Is He 'The One?' How To Know, According To The Author Of 'How Not To Marry The Wrong Guy'

How do you know if you've found 'the one'?<p>According to Anne Milford, the married author of "How Not To Marry The Wrong Guy" who called off her first wedding five months before the Big Day, it's about that "certain spark."<p>"With my first fiance, I just felt that there was a certain spark missing," …

The Secret to Meaningful Relationships: Be Willing to Be Uncomfortable

Technology has not only changed the ways in which we communicate with each other but perhaps more importantly the degree to which we value each other. For many people, the primary form of communicating these days is via text. Short bits and bobs on life: nuts and bolts, quips and banter. When you …

Relationships

12 Things You're Not Gonna Hear a Guy Say Any Time Soon

Pinterest<p>"You better not forget to call me next time there's a shoe sale at Saks!"<p>I can't scientifically verify that no man anywhere has ever or will ever say these things, but according to Twitter, here are 12 #ThingsGuysDon'tSay:<p><b>Not to stereotype that straight men don't like fashion, but I've</b> …

Back-to-School Nostalgia: How Did You Handle Your High School Relationship When Heading Off to College?

Despite the fact that I haven't gone back to school in about, oh, six years, I always get a rush of excitement at the end of summer remembering that old feeling of new beginnings that came with a new school year. And there was no greater (or scarier) sense of a totally fresh start than taking off …

Kiss & Tell: 10 Curious Stats About Kissing, Social Media, and Breakups

It's easy to get lost in the Internet k-hole of The Book of Odds, compendium of all things statistical. But you don't necessarily have time for that, do you? So, we pulled together some of their most interesting facts about social media, breakups, and kissing—all potential fodder for your …

10 Things to Do With Your Summer Fling While You Still Have the Chance

1. Take a day off to play hooky together and hit the beach (or whatever your choice of favorite summer day activity may be).<p>2. Outdoor sex. Sure, it will probably end in some kind of poison ivy/sand in uncomfortable places/bug-bitten disaster, but at least you can say you tried?<p>3. Take a road trip. …

13 Things That Go Through Your Head Before a First Date

The anticipation of a first date is usually more nerve-racking than the date itself. The outcome is generally somewhere between the worst- and best-case scenarios you inevitably play out in your head, but that doesn't stop us from analyzing all of the first-date possibilities. Here are a few things …

9 Hot Makeup Looks for Fall 2013

Browse some of our favorite celebrity inspirations for fall makeup.<p>The season's most memorable—and magnificent—makeup looks have a bit of daring and a lot of sex appeal. Even better? They're easy enough to try at home.<p>Scarlett Johansson<p>Lily Collins<p>Olivia Wilde<p>Allison Williams<p>Karolina Kurkova<p>Kate …

The 11 Reasons We Fall in Love With Someone

1. Similarity in attitudes, background, personality traits<p>2. Geographic proximity<p>3. Desirable characteristics of personality and appearance<p>4. Reciprocal affection, a.k.a. the fact that the other likes us<p>5. Satisfying needs<p>6. Physical and emotional arousal<p>7. Social influences, norms, and the …

Letting Him Go

When the guy Alysia Abbott had fallen in love with told her that he wanted to try again with his ex, she did what any strong, smitten woman would do: She said okay.<p>When I bumped into Jeff at a friend's birthday party, I noticed how he went out of his way to introduce himself, and how, later, his …

Relationships

Juan Pablo Galavis Apologizes After Controversial Gay Bachelor Remarks

Juan Pablo Galavis has issued an apology following his commentary about the idea of a gay <i>Bachelor</i>.<p>At a TCAs party on Friday, Galavis said that a gay …

LGBTQ