Anneke

168 Added | 10 Magazines | 134 Followers | @annekelisa | Keep up with Anneke 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 “Anneke”

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

Why Do You Hate the Sound of Your Own Voice?

“We hate it because it is so foreign,” said Dr. William Cullinan, dean of the College of Health Sciences at Marquette University in Wisconsin.<p>You …

The naked celebrity hack: an outstanding example of sexism

Why are there almost no men included on the list of celebrities whose privacy has been violated?<p><b>Now that September is here, what are the big autumn trends for women?</b><i>Fiona, by email</i><p>Well, Fiona, I could, I guess, regale you with the usual guff about pointy-toed flats and midi-length skirts, and all …

A Majority Of Students Entering School This Year Are Minorities, But Most Teachers Are Still White

A majority of the public school students heading back to school this September aren't white. But the teachers leading their classrooms are still overwhelmingly so.<p>This year marks a milestone for U.S. public schools in that it is the first time a majority of students will come from minority groups. …

LGBT people still need basic civil rights – not just watered-down legislation

The Employee Non-Discrimination Act is a loophole-ridden bill. Where is the systemic change we've been waiting for?<p>Forty years ago last week, Bella Abzug introduced the Equality Act in Congress, which would have amended the Civil Rights Act to include protections from discrimination based on sexual …

If Your Grandma Gave You Savings Bonds for Your Birthdays, You Just Might Be White

How’s this for a shock­ing stat­ist­ic: Al­most 40 per­cent of Afric­an-Amer­ic­ans and more than one-third of Lati­nos have no fin­an­cial as­sets …

No, seriously: Why is Glenn Beck mocking women who have experienced sexual assault and violent harassment?

Please put Glenn Beck in a dumpster and then put that dumpster in a dumpster<p>What is going on in Glenn Beck's baby man garbage brain this week? Beck is always very, very terrible, but he is on something of a tear right now trying to minimize violence against women and girls. After a segment mocking …

The peril of hipster economics

On May 16, an artist, a railway service and a government agency spent $291,978 to block poverty from the public eye.<p>Called psychylustro, German artist Katharina Grosse's project is a large-scale work designed to distract Amtrak train riders from the dilapidated buildings and fallen factories of …

If You Needed Further Proof Racism Is Not Dead

If you think race is not an issue anymore and that America has dealt with the past and come through it, you are dead wrong.<p><b>If you think race</b> is not an issue anymore and that America has dealt with the past and come through it, you are dead wrong.<p>A black man was told he could not use the water …

Political Satire

What's behind the rise of stay-at-home dads?

<b>A new study by the Pew Research Center shows that the number of dads who choose to stay home and care for their children and families has quadrupled over the past 25 years. Can social and economic factors explain the change?</b><p>Make no mistake - fathers who are the primary caregiver for their children …

Demographics

Watch these high school boys explain why men can and should be feminists

George Will and the Washington Post opinion pages got you feeling terrible about the world? Watch this and cheer up<p>Feeling pretty terrible after reading George Will's and W. Bradford Wilcox's wildly misogynistic garbage over at the Washington Post? Feeling tired and maybe a little bit like you are …

Why does sexism persist in the video games industry?

<b>Is creating female video game characters too much work?</b><p>That might sound like a rhetorical question, but it was actually one of the main topics of discussion at this year's E3 conference - the video game industry's biggest event, which ended on Thursday.<p>The issue arose after James Therien, technical …

Feminism

World’s largest study on same-sex parents finds kids are healthier and happier than peers

Children raised by gay parents are doing just as well, if not better, than the general population<p>A cross-sectional study of children raised by gay couples, the largest of its kind, found that the kids are all right -- and are, by some measures, doing even better than their peers. Conducted by …

Sorry - Server error

The website encountered an error while retrieving your page.

Women like sex. Stop making 'health' excuses for why we use birth control

When 99% of the female population uses contraception, it's sad that we can't just come out and say that we use it for sex. And that we like the sex – a lot<p>Women like to have sex. Some women who like to have sex don't want to get pregnant, so they use birth control. I understand that these are not …

How Everything We Know About Early Childhood Has Changed Since Head Start Was Founded

In 1912, a teach­er in the one-room school­house out­side Stone­wall, Texas, made a de­cision that would ul­ti­mately lead to bil­lions of dol­lars …

Criticising popular things: why is it so popular?

That popular thing that everyone likes, that entertains many while causing no discernible harm or inconvenience? Well, it’s actually a very bad thing, and therefore anyone who likes it is, by proxy, a terrible person. But why are so many people compelled to point such a thing out, in defiance of …

Harvard's Class of 2017 Is Full of Virgins

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Sixty-five percent of the young adults starting at Harvard this fall are virgins, which is either a …

Why our best students are totally oblivious

While being up in arms about popular injustices, they’re educated how not to see race, empire and colonialism<p>This past week, I taught my first classes of the semester. The college where I teach attracts young men and women who are generally left of center. Some of them are the children of …

Everyone In America Is Even More Broke Than You Think

The massive and growing gulf between rich and poor is one of the direst challenges facing the U.S. economy.<p>Highlighting this gap, more than half of U.S. wage earners made less than $30,000 last year, according to an analysis released by the Social Security Administration on Tuesday. That's not far …

The Messy, Messy Relationship Between Income (and Race) and Obesity

Has Being a Young Adult Always Been a Financial Nightmare?

Young people have never had it easy, but they have certainly had it better.<p>Young adulthood has always been financially perilous. But is it more perilous today than in the past? That question has come my way a fair number of times, ever since I shared a bit of new research showing that roughly a …

How Feminism Hurts Men

Yesterday somebody on Facebook told me that feminism elevates women at the expense of men, that its agenda to validate women emasculates us guys.<p>He was right.<p>For men, the rise of feminism has relegated us to second-class status. Inequality and discrimination have become part of our everyday …

There Really Are Two Americas: Republistan and Democravia

One reason for the stark divisions in Washington is that lawmakers represent two starkly different populations—with huge differences in wealth, color, and more.<p>If you've watched the high-profile legislative fights of the last few years and found yourself thinking the two parties in the House of …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

9 Ways to Incorporate Tea Into Your Day

Antioxidant- and vitamin-rich tea has a slew of health and wellness benefits. Whether sipping an electrolyte-filled rooibos blend or a metabolism-boosting green, a daily cuppa does the mind and body good. However, it's not always easy (especially on hot August days) to incorporate a steaming cup …

One Single Surprising Habit of Happy People

The single most frequent habit of happy people is gratitude. They notice it, feel it, express it, absorb it, and practice it. Gratitude is a stress reliever, a mood booster, and it gives the immune system a lift. (1) It offers these benefits of exercise plus better sleep without all the …

How Anxiety Affects Sleep

<i>By Jennifer Warner Medically reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, M.D.</i><p>Does your mind race as soon your head hits the pillow? Does anxiety over work, money, or relationships keep you from going to sleep?<p>It's normal to be anxious from time to time. But when anxiety and emotional problems routinely get in the …