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Before & After: A Fresh Kitchen Makeover For Under $500

I've wanted to redo my kitchen since I bought the house five years ago. It was old, dingy, and dark, and I wanted it to look new, clean, and bright. …

YouTube CEO: How to get girls excited about tech careers. Plus, how to get women to stay.

How would you respond if your 10-year-old daughter told you it was “super lame” to like computers? Now imagine that conversation playing out at home …

Susan Wojcicki

15 incredible places to pitch a tent this fall

We've put together a collection of destinations that offer everything from beautiful foliage to clear skies you can enjoy year-round.<p>From the dramatic landscape of Utah's Arches National Park to star-filled skies in Africa's Sahara Desert, here are 15 unique destinations for camping this fall.

National Parks

The 10 Coolest Places To Visit In 2015

The world is enormous. And getting bigger. Every serious traveler I know says their wish list grows longer, not shorter, every time they visit a new corner of the world.<p>So how to prioritize? What’s newly safe or newly uncovered? What’s right at that sweet spot between sleepy backwater and developed …

Top 10 winter camping and glamping breaks in the UK

From cosy cabins and yurts to campervans and huts with character and mod-cons, winter camping can be cool, rather than just chilly, in these beautiful UK settings<p>Great Langdale, Cumbria<p>Winner of the Great Outdoors accommodation of the year award 2014, this campsite at the head of a valley is a …

Why These Women Won't Smile For Strangers On The Street

Spend enough time walking down the street alone as a woman, and someone will probably tell you to smile.<p>But knowing how to respond to such a frustrating line from a stranger is a dilemma. Should you smile to make the person leave you alone, continue walking without changing your expression, or stop …

Feminism

The Book We're Talking About: 'Bad Feminist' By Roxane Gay

<i>Bad Feminist: Essays</i><p>by Roxane Gay<p>Harper Perennial, $15.99<p>Publishes August 5, 2014<p><i>The Book We're Talking About is a weekly review combining plot description and analysis with fun tidbits about the book.</i><p><b>What we think:</b><p>Feminism needed Roxane Gay.<p>She certainly isn’t the first writer to point out that …

Books

Zoe Kazan: 'Who Are You To Tell Me What My Feminism Means To Me?'

With so many celebrities fumbling the definition of feminism lately, it's refreshing to hear from those who truly <i>do</i> understand the fundamentals of gender equality.<p>"What If" star Zoe Kazan took down some misconceptions about feminism during an interview with The Frisky posted on Aug. 6.<p>"I do …

Feminism

6 Charts That Prove We Actually Are Making Progress Towards Gender Equality

The fight for gender equality can feel a bit bleak at times, but new research offers some encouraging information about the attitudes of most Americans.<p>Drawing from data collected by the General Social Survey, the Council On Contemporary Families has tracked public support of gender equality for …

Demographics

Career Myths To STOP Believing

<i>Refinery29 is participating in First Lady Michelle Obama's #GimmeFive challenge. To learn more, click here.</i><p>There's a <i>lot</i> of career advice out there. …

This Rottweiler Loves Taking Showers More Than Life Itself

Everybody loves a good shower at the end of a long day, but this Rottweiler seems to enjoy it more than most humans.<p>In this video from Oz Rottweiler, we see Lena the Rottweiler bask in the glory of warm water -- after her owner got out of the shower, she jumped right in while the water was still on.<p>…

Pets

Dating Advice: How Not to Lose Yourself in a Relationship

If you're anything like me, the minute you commit yourself to a partner, everything starts to revolve around him or her. You want to make sure you meet his or her needs, but you're also unconsciously always thinking of ways to make him or her happy. You genuinely like striving to be the perfect …

Relationships

Hillary Clinton Opens Up About Dealing With Sexism And Letting Go Of 'Perfect'

As her book tour winds down and she considers whether she'll make another attempt to shatter the "highest, hardest glass ceiling," Hillary Clinton spoke with Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive for the magazine's September issue.<p>When it comes to sexists, the former secretary of state has generally …

Government

These Are The Things Men Say To Women On The Street

Street harassment is defined as any unwanted gawking, whistling, commenting and/or physical contact of a sexual nature -- something that up to 99 percent of women report experiencing in their lifetimes. In case you needed proof that the sidewalk can be a hostile place for women, these are just a …

Geraldo Rivera's Extremely Sexist And Weird Rant About Marriage

Fox News' Geraldo Rivera had some...interesting insights into marriage on Monday's "Outnumbered." Let us take you on a frightening journey through his thoughts, which left four women staring at him in complete shock.<p>Rivera decided to argue that while men bring money to a marriage, women bring their …

Geraldo Rivera

Women Are Getting Smarter Faster Than Men, Study Says

By: Tia Ghose, Live Science Staff Writer<p>Published: 07/28/2014 04:01 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>When it comes to smarts, women are catching up to men in some areas and outpacing them in others, new research has found.<p>In particular, women, on average, are better than men at so-called episodic memory, which …

The Problem With Little White Girls, Boys and Voluntourism

White people aren't told that the color of their skin is a problem very often. We sail through police check points, don't garner sideways glances in affluent neighborhoods, and are generally understood to be predispositioned for success based on a physical characteristic (the color of our skin) we …

Dominican Republic

This Is What Sex-Positive Parenting Really Looks Like

It happened yet again. As I was sitting at the table for dinner with my children, I noticed my daughter's hand fishing around under her skirt.<p>"We don't play with our vulvas at the table. Go wash your hands and finish your food," I scolded. She nodded, ran off to wash her hands, and resumed picking …

Parenting

8 Great New Books By Women You Should Definitely Read

2014 has been deemed the Year of Reading Women. I wholeheartedly support this movement; after all, only diminutive steps have been made towards gender parity in the literary world since the institution of VIDA's annual book review count (with the notable exception of the <i>New York Times</i> book review, …

Books

The Trouble With Gender Quotas

What we know: Having women in the boardroom is a good thing. But are more women a better thing? That depends, of course, on how they get there.<p>The persisting imbalance of women in positions of power has spurned debate in recent years over whether or not companies should implement gender quotas in …

4 Ways to Handle Workplace Frenemies

<i>By Katie Parsons for KnowMore.tv's GalTime</i><p>It turns out that high school hallways aren't the only places mean girls exist. Twenty seven percent of American workers report being bullied at some point in their career, according to the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI), and women are the biggest …

The Workplace

In Defense of Beauty

Within the heart of a woman rests the question, "Am I beautiful?" How we answer depends entirely on our understanding of beauty and the value it plays in our lives.<p>Throughout history, if you were to ask the goal of art, poetry and music, that answer would have been "beauty." Beauty was seen as a …

Beauty

'Supreme Court: No Girls Allowed' Perfectly Parodies The Hobby Lobby Ruling

You've probably heard the Supreme Court referred to as an "old boys' club," but did you know about the blanket forts, secret passwords and the stash of Playboy magazines? Probably not.<p>Posted on July 24, the new Funny Or Die sketch "Supreme Court: No Girls Allowed" parodies what went on behind the …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Here's What 'Yellow Fever' Really Means

"All my ex-girlfriends are Asian."<p>If you've ever come across this charming come-on, you've probably been exposed to the social phenomenon known as "yellow fever."<p>A step-by-step takedown of "yellow fever," or the desire to date Asian women often accompanied by bizarre, offensive attempts to do so, …

World Health Organization

For All the 'Happily' Single Women

We are intelligent, goal-oriented and determined. We are attractive enough, involved in numerous activities and not too shy. We like to think we have our lives together, that we are people worth knowing, worth being invested in.<p>Yet we are also single.<p>Whether this status is of our own doing has yet …

When It Comes To Female Orgasms, It's Literally The Thought That Counts

By: Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, LiveScience Contributing Writer<p>Published: 07/29/2014 04:36 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>A woman's orgasm may have a lot to do with her ability to focus on her body and steer her thoughts a certain way, a new study suggests.<p>Women in the study who reported regularly reaching orgasm …

The Brain

July 14 2018 | Portland Oregon | Get Into Your Willamette River!

<b>The Big Float 8</b><p><b>WHEN: Saturday, July 14, 2018</b><p><b>11:00 am - 7:00 pm</b><p>7:30am – Noon: Beach Bash and Clean Up - participants receive free entry to TBF<p><b>11am: on</b> …

Portland, OR

The Best Bakeries for Cookies in Portland

Portland may be a small city, but when it comes to cookies, Bridgetown can most definitely hold its own. From delicate French macarons to hefty oatmeal cookies that are almost substantial enough to qualify as breakfast, you can find a cookie for every craving.<p>Scroll down to see all of our top picks …

Can Men and Women REALLY Just Be Friends?

<i>By Kelly Coleman for KnowMore.tv/GalTime</i><p>This month marks the 25th anniversary of when the classic rom-com <i>When Harry Met Sally</i> debuted in theaters and captured our hearts. The film follows main characters Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) through years of friendship -- until …

Relationships

Local Makers Making Their Marks (Supportland blog)

When Stacy Maiano opened Red Sail retail shop, she never intended it to become a hub for local artists and designers.<p>She launched Red Sail as a …