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6 reasons you should leave Facebook NOW

<b>Unlike Myspace, Bebo and countless other social media platforms, Facebook is behaving like a cockroach and steadfastly refusing to die, nimbly</b> …

Sex, scandal, Facebook and feminism: the 17 best comment pieces of the year

Over the past 12 months our writers have been giving their views on all of the most thought-provoking topics in the news, from the Scottish …

Separating real feminism from fad feminism

Last year was an immense year for feminism.<p>It appeared onstage with Beyonce, who helpfully let Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie define it for us in her song "Flawless." Taylor Swift said she wasn't one, then realized she was. (Taylor Swift also said many other remarkable things, such as "Have you heard of …

Feminism

7 Crazy, Mind-Blowing Facts You Never Knew About the Pill

<b>1. Pre-Pill Birth Control Options Were Terrifying</b><br>Before the pill came along with its 99 percent effectiveness, reliable birth control options for women were few and far between—leading women through most of history to rely on folklore-inspired, potentially dangerous methods such as inserting lemon …

Dirty Bathrooms, No Privacy: The Horrifying Struggles Of Breastfeeding Moms Who Need To Pump At Work

<i>Complaints filed with the Labor Department show that breastfeeding mothers can face serious hardships when they need to pump at work, including lost wages, lack of privacy and dirty bathrooms. (Photo: David Leahy via Getty Images)</i><p>In February 2012, a fast-food worker returned to her job at a …

Elegant Images of Women Merged with Exquisite Blooms

Double exposure images can have a powerful effect when used with the right elements. The photography of Paris-based Lara Kiosses definitely has a …

Juxtaposer: The Best Layering App Ever

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Want to be a game piece in Candyland? Want to ride a roller coaster down the Rocky Mountains?<p>Now you can do it all! …

Tutorials

Tips for Using ISO Settings in Photography

When you as a photographer—amateur or professional, analog or digital–practice your craft or hobby, you will at one time or another become acquainted …

Shutter Speed

'The Other Woman': When Terrible Movies Happen To Funny Actresses

There is a moment in <i>The Other Woman</i> in which Leslie Mann and Cameron Diaz, playing a wife and her husband's former mistress — now friends — fall into a hedge together. When they're spotted, there's a little bit of physical business that's legitimately funny. If you can ignore the fact that the …

How feminism became a great way to sell stuff

A recent spate of 'feminist' adverts shows adland belatedly discovering women's rights as a marketing ploy<p>• Be your beautiful selfie – by buying into Dove • Paris Lees: I don't need Veet to make me feel any worse<p>It happens to Guardian readers, too: feminist fatigue™ – a debilitating condition that …

Porn: Why We Make It, Why We Watch It

Illustrated By Ly Ngo.<p><i>The word "porn" remains a serious lightning rod in our culture. Some see it as a positive, empowering expression of sexuality,</i> …

Bagan at dawn

Rewind! The unlikely rise of cassette labels

Back from the dead, the humble C90 has been given a new lease of life thanks to a rash of niche tape-centric labels<p>The 10 British record labels defining the sound of 2014<p>Thought cassette tapes were as obsolete as Betamax, Marathon bars and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen? Think again. For some they're a …

Self-Publishing Part 3 – Edits, Proofs and Book Endorsements

<b>Author consultant Lynn Serafinn looks at the artistic rewards of self-publishing, how to work with an editor, and how to approach endorsers for your</b> …

Writing

11 Ways To Avoid Sounding Like a Sexist Jerk--Even If You're a Woman

Whatever your opinion of the campaign by Sheryl Sandberg’s <i>Lean In</i> foundation to ban the word bossy — which, for the record, I advised on — one thing …

Feminism

Rashida Jones is Doing Her Part for Women in Hollywood

Rashida Jones has been <i>busy</i>. In the two years since the Harvard-educated actress co-wrote, produced, and starred in <i>Celeste & Jesse Forever</i>—the honest and nuanced breakup comedy with Andy Samberg—she and her writing partner, Will McCormack, have sold five pilots, all of which center on strong female …

Rashida Jones

Meryl Streep's Advice to Women: Don't Worry So Much About Your Weight

You've got to be a confident man to be Don Gummer, Meryl Streep's husband. His wife is pretty much the best at everything, and excellence seems to come so easily to her—like earlier this week, when she accepted an honorary degree from Indiana University, the school Gummer studied at. Casual.<p>Meryl …

Hey Photographers! Facebook Changed Again (and this time, they want you to pay)

It’s happened. Facebook, aka the free marketing platform we have come to know and love, now wants businesses and organizations to pay to engage with …

Shopping: Is there an app for that?

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Ramneek Bhasin, VP & GM, Product and Mobile, TheFind.</i><p>Our fascination with the smartphone is in full swing. We now live in a world where more phones are activated daily than there are babies born, and they seem to be just as demanding. We check our phones every six …

7 Incognito Wearables You'd Never Guess Were Gadgets

Incognito Wearables You'd Never Guess Were Gadgets<p>1. The Dash Headphones<p>2. Cuff<p>3. Ring<p>4. The D-Shirt<p>5. Smarter Socks<p>6. Smart Diapers<p>7. Google Glucose …

What is Blog Advertising or Sponsoring?

If you are thinking of paying for advertising but are feeling a little clueless about your options and what it’s all about in general – here’s an …

You don't have to be a conspiracy theorist to find Google alarming

Dear Eric Schmidt,<p>As you know, I am a great admirer of Google's entrepreneurial success. Google's employees are always extremely friendly to us and to other publishing houses, but we are not communicating with each other on equal terms. How could we? Google doesn't need us. But we need Google. We …

5 Free Apps For Keeping Great Notes

If you have more ideas than places to store them, this edition of Free App Friday is for you.<p>As always, while they’re free now, we can’t guarantee how long they’ll last–so don’t wait too long.<p><b>Papyrus (Android)</b><p>A simple stylus app that’s a decent alternative to Evernote’s new Handwriting feature. …

Apps

The Vagenda Book | The Vagenda

Paperback out now!<p>Here’s what our lovely publishers have to say about it:<p>“As students, Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett and Holly Baxter spent a lot of time …

Back From Maternity Leave - A Survival Guide

Back From Maternity Leave – A Survival Guide<p>After a few beautiful months getting to know my new baby, it was time to make the transition into a Proud …