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A 21-year-old created a genius replacement for nutrition labels — and it reveals a better way to decide what's healthy

What's black-and-white, clunky, and impossible for 90% of Americans to read?<p>A standard nutrition label. The receipt-size panels are unwieldy things, sometimes listing up to 25 different food components at time. This makes sizing up the healthiness of a bag of chips or a box of crackers a tall order.<p>…

Nutrition

Tippi Hedren: Weinstein Reminds Me of Alfred Hitchcock’s Abuse

Actress says Hitchcock assaulted, harassed, and threatened her while filming ‘The Birds’ and ‘Marnie.’ Such abusers are deficient, she says, and …

Girl, 17, 'suffers three separate sex attacks' on way home from night out

A 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted three times by three separate men within an hour in an “unprecedented” and gravely traumatising ordeal.<p>The teenager was walking home from a nightclub in Tower Hamlets, east London, when she was targeted by the men in quick succession.<p>The local authority …

Anti-Social Behaviour

6 Foolproof Tips for Growing Out Your Hair, According to Pro Stylists

“The day you decide to grow out your hair, you have to <i>really</i> start taking care of it,” explains hairstylist Mark Townsend. “To get the length, there are sacrifices.” This is what Townsend told his longtime client Ashley Olsen when she set her sights on a chest-grazing mane, inspired by supermodel …

Hair Care

Monica Lewinsky's Anti-Bullying PSA Shows What Online Comments Sound Like IRL

Melania could certainly learn a thing or two from Lewinsky's efforts.<p>Monica Lewinsky has become a driving force in the anti-bullying movement, and her new PSA about the impact of hurtful online comments is a must-watch for, well, anyone who uses the internet.<p>“In Real Life,” which Lewinsky worked on …

Feminism

As a man with no daughters, here are my views on feminism

Are women even human? How can we be sure?<p>When I read news stories about sexual harassment, rape culture or mansplaining, I find myself completely and …

United Kingdom

The model behind the controversial Dove ad has spoken out to defend the company

The model at the center of a Dove ad that went viral this weekend for perceived racially insensitive tones is breaking her silence on the controversial image and, in a shock to many, is defending the company.<p>The ad, which has now been deleted, showed a black woman lifting off a shirt to reveal a …

Anti-Vax Message Gets Meaner on Social Media

It’s getting ugly out there on social media.<p>Anti-vaccine activists are attacking pediatricians head to head on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms, and they’re not hesitating to make their attacks personal.<p>A few fed-up doctors are fighting back, both online and, more recently, in the …

Public Health

A Lawyer Explains Who Really Owns Your Tattoos

Just because it's inked on your bicep doesn't mean it's yours.<p>When you get a tattoo, you probably presume that it's yours. After all, the design's inked on your skin, and you paid an artist to put it there. However, the truth is that no matter how personal a body modification may be, tattoo …

My whole life has been marked by sexual harassment - just like all women

‘It doesn’t happen here,’ one boss told me. He was wrong: from the flasher in the park to the ‘groper’ manager, the abuse has never stopped<p>I didn’t grow up in Hollywood. Far from it. But I did grow up a girl, and I remember. Because who can forget? We are in the park. Someone has “told” us about a …

Sexual Harassment

Should we ban sex robots while we have the chance?

People are blowing a fuse about sex robots – or rather, “rape robots”. Journalists from the New Statesman and the New York Times among others have all reported on the sex robot Roxxxy TrueCompanion’s controversial “Frigid Farrah” setting: a mode in which she has been programmed to resist sexual …

Robots

The Women Making Feminist Tentacle Porn

Illustrations of women engaging in sexual acts with tentacled creatures often follow a restrictive, rape-centric narrative. But a new crop of female artists are subverting the genre's sexist tropes.<p>For erotic manga artist Toshio Maeda, tentacle porn was a genre born from necessity, or rather, a …

Young woman who baffled doctors for 10 years with her agonising pain diagnoses herself thanks to Lena Dunham

A young stand-up has turned to comedy to raise awareness of a condition that left her with chronic pain that baffled doctors for 10 YEARS.<p>Amy Vreeke, …

How Cosmopolitan’s Helen Gurley Brown taught women to prize skinniness above all else

<i>If my weight’s okay, dinner for me might be muesli with chopped prunes, dried apricot, six unsalted almonds, dusting of Equal, and a cup of whole milk. Delicious! If weight-fighting, it’s back to tuna salad with one slice seven-grain toast and half a tablespoon of diet margarine. Dessert every</i> …

Penguin Random House

Moschino Is Launching Its First-Ever Makeup Line at Sephora and It’s the Absolute Cutest

Just when we thought our love for Sephora couldn’t get any deeper comes the most exciting beauty news we’ve heard all day: Italian fashion house Moschino, beloved by celebs such as Mindy Kaling and Katy Perry, is teaming up with Sephora to launch its first-ever beauty line, and come next month, …

Target Adds Private Bathrooms to Quell Transgender Debate

Target Corp. said it will spend $20 million to add a private bathroom to each of its stores by next year, following customer protests over its policy allowing transgender individuals to use whichever restroom corresponds with their gender identity.<p>Most of Target's 1,797 locations already have …

LGBTQI

This Picture Perfectly Sums Up How Women Will Always Be Shamed, No Matter What They Wear

Its creator was inspired to draw the picture by the debate around the burkini.<p>View this post on Facebook

Feminism

The overlooked link between emo music and a mental health crisis

Like disco before it, emo music and its fans spend much of their time in the spotlight being mocked and ridiculed. The music is whiny and dramatic, …

Eating disorders: Patients with 'wrong weight' refused care

<b>Eating disorders are complex and can affect anyone.</b><p>When Eliza Small started seriously restricting her eating two years ago, she was referred for specialist help.<p>Her family had a history of eating disorders. But she was refused specialist outpatient mental health treatment because her body mass …

Brilliant Cartoon Sums Up Trump And Clinton Campaigns In 19 Identical Lines, Read In Reverse Orders

<b>“For Hillary, read it from bottom to top.”</b>This is the critical instruction that punctuates editorial cartoonist Joe Heller’s “Two Views” cartoon, …

Green Bay

Margot Robbie Wore a Sequin Unicorn Dress to the Suicide Squad Premiere and It Is Everything

This is the only dress that matters, the end.<p>Margot Robbie attended the New York premiere of <i>Suicide Squad</i> on Monday night, an event that she could have worn literally <i>anything</i> to because the world is her sartorial oyster. But when faced with her pick of designer gowns, Robbie chose one with a giant …

Under Eyebrows Are Now a Thing

Why have two brows when you can have four?<p>According to Pinterest, in France, girls are all about the under brow — aka floating brows. So, WTF is an under/floating brow? Think of it as a modern-day way to wear liner like Twiggy did in the '60s.<p>Makeup artist Alexander James explains it best: "We live …

This 18-Year-Old Shut Down Her Teacher by Wearing This Gorgeous African Print Prom Dress

The teacher said that the Ankara print would be "tacky."<p>File this under things that make no sense; also, people are the worst: When high school senior Makalaya Zanders of Cleveland, Ohio, mused about wanting to wear an Ankara print gown to prom, one of her white administrators told her that it …

Behold, The Greatest Mascara Ever

“Lashes so f-ing big”<p>We’ve all experienced this problem to some degree: mascara that never <i>truly</i> satisfies our needs; one that creates big, full lashes, that really make our eyes pop, without clumping them together. Well, all of your lash issues have just been solved, with Ardency Inn’s new Modster …

FBI Reaching Out About Female Genital Mutilation

More than 500,000 women and girls across the country—most of them living in metropolitan areas—are at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation, a …

The things I wish everyone knew about anxiety

My first experience of anxiety was when I was nine – I'd had a family bereavement and was being bullied at school. I remember feeling tearful, out of …

Inflammation

Model Iskra Lawrence fakes thigh gap in Instagram pictures to 'prove social media isn't real life'

Model and body confidence campaigner Iskra Lawrence has revealed the fake trickery social media users employ to fool people into thinking they have a …

Sexism in advertising: What Canadian men and women find unacceptable

For advertisers, job number one is to sell, not to tackle social issues. But recently, some ads are doing both: betting on their ability to win over consumers by being progressive, as well as persuasive.<p>Brands have won attention for championing young girls' confidence; tackling the stereotypes …