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Here's Proof All Beauty Brand Models Actually Look Exactly The Same

These composite images tell all.<p>"However, allure is not the only component of successful aesthetic advertising. Relatability is also key."

Why don’t more women ask for a pay rise?

Eight women reveal their salaries and discuss the politics of pay<p>• Katie Roiphe: ‘Why am I being paid less than my male colleagues?’<p>• Would you ask for more money? Share your experiences in the comments below<p>Related: Katie Roiphe: ‘Why am I being paid less than my male colleagues?’<p>I’d wait to ask …

These 3 tax breaks favor the rich

<b>Mortgage interest</b> <br>Though it's one of the most well-known tax deductions, you may not think of the mortgage interest deduction as a tax break for the rich. However, keep in mind that in order to utilize this deduction, taxpayers need to itemize -- which is much more common among the rich.<p>There are …

Diversity Pictures Won't Fix Hollywood's Diversity Problem

As a young kid, I wanted nothing more than to have career in Hollywood. I remember making films in my backyard and premiering them at school; I was even nicknamed a young Steven Spielberg in the 8th grade superlatives.<p>Perhaps the allure was the glamour or the willingness to tell stories that could …

How Can the Oscars Actually Fix Their Diversity Problem?

On this week’s Little Gold Men we dive into #OscarsSoWhite, with input from Don Cheadle, John Legend, and Spike Lee.<p>The primary story about this year’s Oscars has had nothing to do with the nominations themselves. In the two weeks since nominations were announced, the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, a …

Lena Dunham branded hypocrite for criticising Hollywood's lack of diversity when Girls has all-white leads

Lena Dunham has been called a "hypocrite" for criticising Hollywood’s lack of diversity while the lead characters in her HBO series <i>Girls</i> are all …

Obama Weighs In on #OscarsSoWhite: Diversity ‘Makes for Better Art’

The president made it clear where he stands on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.<p>After the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated 20 …

What We're Really Talking About When We're Talking About Diversity At Awards Shows

By Riley Silverman | Think Pieces | January 29, 2016 | Comments ()<p>By Riley Silverman | Think Pieces | January 29, 2016 |<p>So it shouldn’t be a huge …

Forget equality and diversity, my university only cares about appearances

Efforts to improve inclusivity are no more than box-ticking exercises - reputation and league tables are the only real concerns around here<p>I want to start an honest conversation about equality, diversity, and inclusivity in our universities. The fact that I feel I have to be anonymous to do so …

18 Embroidery Instagram Feeds to Follow

If you read design and lifestyle magazines and blogs, you know that ceramics are having a <i>major</i> renaissance right now. Everywhere I look, there’s a …

Social Media

Ten hand-embroidery stitches you must know | (NØ)NARRATIVE-LINES

Today is a special day as (NØ) goes back to school, but not a random school ! She goes back to stitch-school to offer you ten hand-embroidery …

Sewing

Not Your Grandma’s Hobby: Cross Stitch Projects You’ll Love

Having a hobby is the perfect creative outlet to let your mind decompress and gives you something to do that you truly enjoy! Let me cross stitch you …

Planned Parenthood is STILL Not Selling Baby Parts, You Fucking Idiots

Sorta transcript:Just a quick update to my previous video in which I pointed out that Planned Parenthood isn’t selling baby parts, you fucking …

To Students and Millennials: Take Another Look at Hillary Clinton

For over twenty-five years Republicans and the elite east coast media have tried to bring down Hillary and Bill Clinton. They have been stymied by the truth and by all both Clintons have accomplished for the country.<p>Contrary to what Bernie Sanders and his campaign have said; groups representing …

Oklahoma lawmakers push 26 ways to discriminate against gay and transgender Americans

Last year, Texas set a record with 23 anti-LGBT bills. But this year Oklahoma is nipping at the Lone Star state’s heels with 26 of its own egregious …

LGBTQI

Monica Loera Is the First Known Trans Woman Killed in 2016

After last year witnessed the killings of at least 23 transgender women, 43-year-old Monica Loera is now the first known trans homicide victim of …

Affirmative Action in College Admissions: Yes or No?

<i>There were so many great blogs from students in my fall course, National Agenda: Race in America, that I thought I'd post at least one more. This blog, from Communication Senior, Brooke Snell, examines the longstanding arguments for or against affirmative action. This is the latest installment of</i> …

As a university professor, what does Peter Singer think of affirmative action?

I favor affirmative action in university admissions where students have been disadvantaged in their education up to the point at which they are …

Affirmative Action Is Great For White Women. So Why Do They Hate It?

The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the program benefits the women who fought against it most of all.<p>On Thursday, the Supreme Court narrowly upheld affirmative action in higher education admissions, protecting a landmark victory of the Civil Rights movement against yet another assault.<p>The face …

Awarding Purity & Preserving Patriarchy: Why I Don't Agree With Scholarships for Virgins

If you thought we were moving away from the topic of purity and premarital sex, guess again.<p>Brelyn Bowman’s Certificate of Purity set off a national …

Feminism

Poverty and Racism Aren't the Same, But Black People Are Getting Screwed by Both

Racial inequality and economic inequality are not synonyms, but they are as closely linked as it is possible for two things to be. They are the bread …

Income Inequality

Academy clarifies Oscar rule changes following diversity row

Academy Awards organisers aim to double the number of women and ethnic minority members by 2020 after complaints of bias against older, white members, but say new rules will not exclude veterans<p>The US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has clarified its plans to revolutionise the Oscars …

The Oscars

Barstool Sports

Obama moves to close gender wage gap

The first bill President Obama signed after taking office in 2009 was designed to help close the pay gap between men and women.<p>But saying progress has been slow, Obama announced a new plan Friday to try to ensure that women earn the same as men for doing the same job.<p>The proposal, which doesn't …

Will Smith elaborates on the Oscars diversity controversy

After Smith was snubbed for his performance in the acclaimed film "Concussion," his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, announced that she would boycott the awards ceremony this year.<p>Smith followed, along with others like Spike Lee and David Oyelowo.<p>Smith was a guest on the "Graham Norton Show" last night …

Americans named their favorite movie stars, and the top 5 are all men

It's hard to argue. Over Hanks' 36-year career, he's evolved from being the star of light-hearted, feel-good movies like "Splash" and "The Money Pit" to Oscar-winning dramatic roles in "Philadelphia" and "Forrest Gump." Regardless of the role, he's played the characters with a quality of genuine …

Could Bernie Sanders Be The Best Small Business President?

With the Iowa caucuses approaching on Monday, February 1, and the New Hampshire Primary following a little more than a week later on Tuesday, February 9, the U.S. Presidential hopefuls are elbowing each other to present themselves as the best candidate for small business over the next four …

How To Grow Your Brand Through Kickstarter With Customer Avatars…

<i>By Russell Nohelty</i><p>We at Wannabe Press are in the middle of our third Kickstarter campaign for My Father Didn’t Kill Himself. My Father Didn’t Kill …

13 Herbs and Spices That Will Reduce Inflammation in Your Body

Inflammation is your body’s protective response to injury or damage. It helps your natural healing and repair processes. A problem starts when your …