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The Proven Ideal Length Of Every Tweet, Facebook Post, And Headline Online

Feel like you’re too wordy–or too brief? Find out the right length for posts to Twitter, Facebook, and more, for the best impact possible.<p>Every so often when I’m tweeting or emailing, I’ll think: Should I really be writing so much?<p>I tend to get carried away. And for the times that I do, it sure …

The Ideal Length of a Blog Post, Facebook Update and Email Subject Line

You’re asking all the right questions…<p>How long should an email subject line be?<br>• How long should your blog post be?<br>• How long should your [Insert digital …

The Character Count Guide for Blog Posts, Videos, Tweets & More

Uncover the character limits and ideal character counts for posts to your blog, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube.

Snapchat

Twitter's darkest hour is now

In late October, after his first full quarter running Twitter as CEO, Jack Dorsey and his executive team just couldn't shut up about Twitter Moments, …

This One Small Change Makes It So Much Easier to Stick With Your Fitness Routine

“I practice yoga.”<p>As a personal trainer, I hear people express (or accept) this popular concept without a second thought. But if you said “I practice …

Lynda Barry’s Illustrated Field Guide to Keeping a Visual Diary and Cultivating a Capacity for Creative Observation

<i>“It gives me such a sense of peace to draw; more than prayer, walks, anything,”</i> Sylvia Plath wrote in her diary when she first began working on her little-known drawings. <i>“The great benefit of drawing … is that when you look at something, you see it for the first time,”</i> the great Milton Glaser …

Sexuality and Diversity

When Were You Sexually Harassed for the First Time? Brazilian Women React to Online Violence

On average, a woman in Brazil has her first experience of sexual harassment at the age of nine. This startling finding came out of the work of a …

I’m Muslim, and I’m Tired of Proving My Humanity

BuzzFeed recently released a video that has racked up over 15 million views. 15 million views is a lot, it must be pretty interesting, right? Well… …

Nicki Minaj Shuts Down New York Times Mag Interview: 'Do Not Speak to Me Like I’m Stupid'

After calling out Miley Cyrus in a now classic MTV VMAs moment, Nicki Minaj challenged Miley once again in a cover story for <i>The New York Times</i> …

Ryan Adams’s 1989 and the mansplaining of Taylor Swift

Despite good intentions, Ryan Adams’s 1989 has enabled dozens of music journalists to mansplain Taylor Swift’s own album to her.<p>When I first heard …

Songwriting

“Picture yourself as a stereotypical male”

There is empirical evidence to support the idea that males have a higher capacity for spatial reasoning than females. A large-scale 1995 …

The Feminist Voice of Decolonisation

The university is an institution that has been established as the central organ of knowledge, art and expression in various societies. As with other …

Minna Salami: An Interview with the Creator of Ms. Afropolitan

<i>Minna Salami is the creator of Ms. Afropolitan, an African feminist blog that explores African concerns from the much overlooked intersections of</i> …

An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media

Over the last few days, dozens of people have sent me a link to Andrew Watts’ “A Teenager’s View on Social Media written by an actual teen.” …

Social Media

Teaching Empathy Through Design Thinking

The core principles of design thinking are to empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test. Teaching design thinking can be a powerful way of …

MuslimGirl.com

What We Can All Learn From Nicki Minaj Schooling Miley Cyrus on Tone Policing

Sometimes tone policing comes in the form of concern. You think Black women have a point, but they’re “not doing the movement any favors” by being …

Sisterhood to Lena Dunham, Tina Fey & Co.: Shut up!

Our reigning feminist celebrities laureate can’t stop telling us what they think. But this isn’t feminism. It’s a single-issue lobby.<p>There’s a scene …

Erasing yourself from the Internet is really, really hard

Horrified, all I could do was count. One, two, three, four, five, six. <i>Six.</i> Six friends of mine who appeared on a list of doxing targets. Sick to my …

Designing The Best Board Game On The Planet

The game ends in nuclear war only about 5 percent of the time. That’s a good thing. It gives Ananda Gupta faith in humanity.<p>The game is called …

How to Decolonize Your Yoga Practice

<i>By Susanna Barkataki</i><p>As an Indian woman living in the U.S. I’ve often felt uncomfortable in many yoga spaces. At times, such as when I take a $25.00 …

The World’s Most-Spoken Languages In A Single Infographic

This fascinating infographic elegantly breaks down the world’s most popular languages and the countries in which they are spoken. Specifically, the …

Language Learning

Let Kristen Stewart Love Who She Wants

The Twilight actress and César Award winner has been on the receiving end of merciless tabloid scrutiny for her alleged relationship with a woman.<p>We …

Here Is What A Registered Dietitian Eats In A Typical Day

Jessica Jones, M.S., R.D., co-host of Food Heaven Made Easy, shares what she eats and drinks for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.<p>You may be wondering whether you should eat three large meals versus five to six smaller meals throughout the day. Research has shown that unless you have a …

​I Grew Up in a Polyamorous Household

As a kid, I lived with my mom, my dad, and an interconnected network of grownups who were all banging each other.<p>Few cultural symbols have as much heft as the "traditional" nuclear family. You know the one: two heterosexual parents, two kids, one dog, two tablespoons of white picket fence, whisk …

'Our Brownness Does Not Belong Here' | Hazlitt

<b>A few weeks ago,</b> I ran into an old high school friend in Toronto’s PATH, a winding underground community of interconnected shopping malls, food …