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I Went on a Date With Eric Schneiderman. It Took Me Years to Process What Happened That Night.

Let’s start at the beginning.<p>I’m 23, and the story I tell is called "The Time I Went Out with the (Relatively) Hot Older State Senator.” I deploy it as a nerdy leg-up on the social ladder among friends. Picture a couple of girls—almost-women, really—sitting on a futon, smoking weed, eating Odessa …

Why Don't Police Shoot at the Arms or Legs?

The vast majority of police officers are fortunate enough to go their entire careers without having to fire their sidearms outside of training or …

Sponsored: Hacking it: a peek into the life of a cybersecurity professional

The 2017 news cycle was inundated with headlines about high-profile, large-scale data breaches. In their wake, millions of Americans were left wondering if their sensitive information—social security numbers and credit card details—had been compromised.<p>The apparent uptick in breaches is …

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#MeToo is important, but the war on women is a far, far bigger deal | Heather Barr

Educational injustice, weaponised rape, child marriage – the fight for equality still has to be won on many fronts<p>This year was a remarkable one in terms of women’s rights. From the euphoria of the Women’s March to the pent-up trauma released by the #MeToo disclosures, 2017 has been a rollercoaster …

The Advice I Wish I Had Heard In My Sexless Marriage

Female sexuality runs differently than a man’s. And that is OK.<p>Into my late 20s, I found myself in a sexless marriage. After a passionate beginning, I had lost my libido. Gone. No sexual desire or even a fluttering in my genitals.<p>Feeling broken, I sought out ways to be fixed to look and act like I …

After I Adopted Two Black Babies, I Realized My Church Was Full Of Racists

<i>Soul Searching</i> <i>is our series about how the most secular generation in history is changing the face of religion.</i><p>“It’s really good that you adopted him. …

My husband tortured me for years in every way he could think of — this is my story of survival

Physical, emotional, psychological, and financial abuse — and plotting my dangerous escape from them all.<p><i>Details have been changed to protect the author's safety.</i><p>"When I was pregnant with my second child, my husband made it his personal objective to decimate my self-confidence. He would tell me …

“Empty barrel”: The real meaning of John Kelly’s slurs against Frederica Wilson

<b>Frederica Wilson (AP/Alan Diaz)</b><p>So much for military honor. Kelly’s attack on Wilson was not just false but redolent of racism and sexism<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>October 24, 2017 9:00am (UTC)<p>Donald Trump gets particularly upset when women or black people dare to disagree with him. So black women are the …

Donald Trump

Why Are So Many Women Being Misdiagnosed?

Emily was bedridden with severe cramps, but five doctors told her she was simply “unlucky” to have painful periods. Tina had crushing chest pain yet was sent home from the hospital and told she had a gastrointestinal problem. Tanieka’s doctor attributed her fatigue and heart palpitations to stress. …

Medicine

Don’t Leave a Job Interview Without Asking These 3 Questions

Nailing a job interview can be a lot of pressure – you’re finally face to face with a potential employer, so of course you want to make a good and …

The important reason why brides should step away from Pinterest

Especially if you suffer from anxiety<p>Fact: Pinterest is one of the most valuable sources of wedding inspo for the millennial bride. From stunning …

Isis brides reveal reality of married life

Isis brides have revealed the reality of being a wife in the caliphate, describing jihadi speed-dating, women fighting in dormitories and religious …

We Talked to Young Couples About What It's Like to Share a Bank Account

Six couples who live together share what it's like to run a household together and still bone each other regularly.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>For many of us, romantic love—however complicated it can be—often boils down to this: You meet someone, you fall in love, and if it doesn't …

When I Broke Up With Him, My Boyfriend Threatened To Leak My Nude Photos

“The whole world is going to know what kind of a person you are,” he texted, nonchalantly.<p>His words angered every cell of my being, while also …

What To Expect (With Your Finances) When You're Expecting

Five years ago, my wife and I found out we were having our first baby. This thrilling moment in our marriage was quickly followed by the sobering realization of the costs involved in raising a child.<p>Many people receive help from family, friends and baby showers in accumulating the big one-time …

Everything We Know About Russia's Election-Hacking Playbook

Just when the cybersecurity world thinks it's found the limits of how far Russian hackers will go to meddle in foreign elections, a new clue emerges …

Is Russia or North Korea Behind Petya, the Latest Cyberattack?

<i>This article first appeared on the Atlantic Council site.</i><p>A little over a month since WannaCry spread across the world in an unprecedented …

The Couples' Guide to Clubbing

How to enjoy nights out when you're in a relationship.<p>There's plenty in the way of unspoken rules and tacky etiquette when it comes to navigating nightclubs as a single person. Pick-up artists have filled sordid books with negging techniques and terminology like "dancefloor real estate," in order …

5 'Say Yes to the Dress' Brides on Life After the Show

The women open up about marriage, divorce and struggles to conceive.<p>In the 10 years <i>Say Yes to the Dress</i> first aired on TLC, hundreds of brides have stopped into Kleinfeld's wedding dress shop on their way to the aisle. Some had happy endings and, for others, the wedding gown lasted longer than the …

Falling in love is the easy part

Did you know you can fall in love with anyone just by asking them 36 questions? Mandy Len Catron tried this experiment, it worked, and she wrote a …

Relationships

Anti-racist author Tim Wise: White America desperately wants to be numb, and Donald Trump “is a walking, talking opioid”

<b>Tim Wise (City Lights Publishers)</b><p>Author of “Dear White America” says Donald Trump is a painkiller for white people’s anguish — but it won’t work<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>June 19, 2017 9:00am (UTC)<p>Barack Obama was America's first black president. During his two terms in office he was beloved by …

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Russian hackers have a terrifying new cyberweapon

In fact, the tool is nothing new—it has been around in various forms for a decade—but its implications are every bit as frightening as the headlines suggest.<p>The first test of such a weapon, it's worth noting, was devised by the United States government. On March 4, 2007, the Department of Energy …

Cybersecurity

Mindful eating: 'Suddenly, you have power over food'

<b>(CNN) —</b> It happened by accident.<p>Kathryn Hutchinson, a 52-year-old retired teacher, was accompanying her father to a doctor's appointment last year when his doctor recommended that Hutchinson make an appointment of her own.<p>Hutchinson was diagnosed with prediabetes at the time and was obese, with …

The 5 Biggest Revelations About U.S. Cybersecurity Failings

Trump leaked crucial intelligence to the Russians and Philippines.<p>The <i>New York Times</i> published a deft expose Monday into America’s ongoing …

Cyber firms warn of malware that could cause power outages

(Reuters) - Two cyber security firms have uncovered malicious software that they believe caused a December 2016 Ukraine power outage, they said on Monday, warning the malware could be easily modified to harm critical infrastructure operations around the globe.<p>ESET, a Slovakian anti-virus software …

333 Weight Loss Tips That You'll Wish You Read Sooner

Totally doable advice from nutritionists, personal trainers, and people who have successfully lost weight and kept it off.

Weight Loss

Top-Secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election

The report indicates that Russian hacking may have penetrated further into U.S. voting systems than was previously understood. It states …

Why Republicans (and Trump) May Still Win Big in 2020 — Despite 'Everything'

<i>The author is the founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform.</i><p>Donald Trump’s unexpected victory in 2016 did not lay the groundwork for …

The Real—and Really Creepy—Lesson of That ‘Atlantic’ Slave Story

Yes, the mother was cruel, but the important point is Lola’s kindness in the face of that cruelty, and how it was used against her to sustain her …