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The Myth of the Sustainable City

<i>Excerpted from</i> America’s Most Sustainable Cities and Regions: Surviving the 21st-Century Megatrends<i>, by John W. Day and Charles Hall (with</i> …

New York State

The 10 best girl groups in K-pop today

Finding the best performers in K-pop is much harder today than it was in the late ’90s, when bands like S.E.S. and H.O.T. ruled the scene. …

We canNOT wait for Korean lesbian thriller "The Handmaiden"

Some folks never get used to watching subtitles for their films, and thus miss out on a cornucopia of fantastic, inventive cinema from around the …

50 Most Delicious and Healthy Vegetarian Recipes

We have a treat today for those of you who are vegetarian. Making the decision to live and eat healthy sometimes means having to give up some things …

Ocean-Inspired Ceramic Sculptures Resemble Cresting Waves

Like artists Paul DeSomma and Marsha Blaker, Denise Romecki finds inspiration for her sculptures in cresting waves. The big difference is that, while DeSomma and Blaker work with glass, Romecki creates her original pieces using stoneware clay. Requiring at least two kiln firings, her ceramic …

June 2015

Ultimate Summer Road Trip: San Francisco to Los Angeles

Cruise along the Pacific Coast Highway<p>The 450-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway between San Francisco and Los Angeles is one of America's most iconic road trips. And for good reasons: vast beaches, towering mountains and uninterrupted views of the Pacific guide you down the California …

US Christian wears hijab for 40 days

Jessey Eagan is a Christian and a mother of two, who works as a children's director at Imago Dei Church in Peoria, Illinois. This year during Lent, she decided to wear a hijab. She kept a diary of her experience in a blog called #40DaysOfHijab, which is sparkling a debate both in the Christian and …

Abortion Denied: Consequences for Mother and Child

Abortion solves a problem. When this solution is denied or inaccessible, the unwanted, dangerous, or abnormal pregnancy persists. What happens thereafter to the woman and her child?<p>Both common sense and empirical evidence suggest that children fare best when they are wanted and loved. Studies using …

When it comes to abortion, do medical schools need to smarten up?

Thirty-one per cent of Canadian women under 45 have had an abortion — yet many schools simply won’t teach it.<p>Nina Nguyen, a third-year medical …

Feminism

These 90's Fashion Ads Are So Major

Click through for some of the boldest campaigns from Versace to Chanel.<p>While the '90s aren't normally highly regarded for fashion, the ad campaigns from the over-the-top decade are seriously fun. One thing is for sure—sex sold when it came to selling these clothes. Click through for some of the …

Yves Saint-Laurent

How To Trap A Cat In 3 Easy Steps

The Internet is collectively performing a study on cat behavioral psychology, and all of us (and our cats) can participate! After a few users on …

Feline

All Those '90s Guys Who Ruined Us For Future Boyfriends

Admit it: you totally had a fantasy boyfriend in the ‘90s. Mine was Brendan Fraser because I thought he was super adorable in <i>George of the Jungle</i> and …

Everything You Need To Calculate The Speed Of Light Can Be Found In Your Own Kitchen

You may <i>think</i> your microwave is good only for making popcorn or heating up last night's leftovers. But with a big chocolate bar and a little ingenuity, you can use use your microwave to calculate the speed of light.<p>"It's possible to measure the speed of light in your microwave because microwaves are …

Don't Choose Toys For Your Kids Based on Stereotypical Gender Roles

I always wanted a little girl. After having two boys, I yearned for pink and bows. My entire house was filled with cars, trucks, superheroes and …

A School Where Cat Power and Kim Gordon are Teachers? Sign Us Up.

Ever wish that you could sit in on a class taught by Sonic Youth mastermind Kim Gordon? What about one by fashion mavens Rodarte or artist Marina …

Trudeau Liberals Widen Lead Over Conservatives, Poll Suggests

Justin Trudeau's federal Liberals would be in majority government territory if an election were held tomorrow, a new poll suggests.<p>According to a …

Victoria Hotel Zed Goes Retro, Like Rotary Phones Retro

VICTORIA - When was the last time you played table tennis at a hotel? Probably never.<p>Or spent time in a hotel lobby listening to vinyl records on a …

How To Tell A Real Cowboy From A Stampede Cowboy

There are some big differences.<p>A real cowboy...<p>Mario Tama via Getty Images<p>... works with horses and cow and knows his way around the farm or ranch.<p>A …

Zooey Deschanel: Not Every Woman Is 'Dying To Give Birth'

Lest the doe-eyes and vintage flair fool anyone, Zooey Deschanel has reminded us of one thing she is decidedly <i>non</i>-retro about.<p>In the August issue of InStyle, Deschanel tells writer Mike Albo that she's sick of the sexist double standard implicit in the "do you want kids" question:<p>'Like every woman …

These 'X-Rated' Math Terms Sound Dirty But Aren't Really

For some people, math is a four-letter word. But even if you're comfortable talking equations, you might be a bit squeamish when making reference to math terms with names that sound X-rated.<p>Here are six math terms that sound dirty but aren't (see list below). The explanations for the terms were …

Excessive Sweating: Is My Perspiration Normal Or Abnormal?

Summer is probably the season most welcomed by Canadians, if only for its fleeting nature and the chance to be outdoors without wincing from the …

High School Boys Prove Feminism is For Everyone

The discussion around the label “feminist”—what it means, who can be one, who it excludes—is endless and exhausting. But a new video of a group of …

Feminism

Why I Won't Recommend Gluten-Free Diets to My Patients

On a warm spring afternoon several weeks ago, TV host Jimmy Kimmel, as part of a segment for his <i>Jimmy Kimmel Show</i>, had correspondents wander the …

If You Can't Afford Tampons, What Do You Do?

This is a problem that I never thought about until I was 25 years old. While my family had financial struggles, I never lacked the items most women take for granted -- pads and tampons. At 25, I met Shirley, who gently educated me on the impact of poverty on our womanly ways. I learned that women …

Courtney Love Wants To Be A Role Model

Courtney Love has only recently realized she should behave like a role model.<p>The Hole rocker has built a career on being outspoken and living on the …

How One Woman Filming Her Abortion Could Change Everything

A young woman's recent decision to film her abortion and share it with the world has been making headlines lately and, over the course of the past …