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Writing Contests in 2017

Reedsy has carefully and lovingly curated a list of the year's best writing contests. Whether you're a fiction or non-fiction author, a writer of …

Creative Writing

15 Websites You Need To Know To Give Your Creative Freelance Business A Kick Start

Getting in to the creative freelance business can be hard, whether you are a graphic designer, a writer, a videographer, an animator, or some other …

Web Design

The Best, Most Durable Black Tights You Can Buy, According to Reviews

<i>Groan</i> — it happened. Before we had a chance to truly get accustomed to the whole idea of Fall and Winter weather, it was time to break out the tights again. And while we always try our hardest to switch things up color-wise, we know in our heart of hearts that the true hue for us will always be …

11 Habits Of Insanely Fashionable People

Working in fashion and being surrounded by incredibly stylish women inevitably means that we've picked up on a few things as HuffPost Style editors. We have mastered the sometimes difficult pronunciation of designer names, we've caught on to fashion week etiquette, but most importantly, we have …

Clothing

Miley Cyrus Freed Her Nipples While on Vacation (NSFW)

Her boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger went topless too.<p>Miley Cyrus is enthusiastically pro-nudity. She constantly challenges Instagram's censorship rules, took full-frontal Polaroids for <i>V</i> magazine, and even recorded a song for a movie based on the #FreetheNipple campaign.<p>So the singer practiced what …

The ‘Fifty Shades’ Movie Won’t Include The Tampon Scene, But Here It Is

As you may have heard, one of the most memorable scenes in the <i>Fifty Shades Of Grey</i> book – which I will keep reminding everyone was originally written as <i>Twilight</i> fan fiction under the pen name Snowqueens Icedragon – was when wealthy industrialist Christian Grey pulled out sheltered Anastasia …

Fanfiction

Why The 'Body-Positive' Lammily Doll Is Anything But

I hate to criticize Lammily -- the new "normal" looking doll for little girls -- as challenging the all-mighty Barbie and her size negative-four standards is a commendable act.<p>That said... I'm about to criticize Lammily.<p>The doll's much-heralded creator, Nickolay Lamm, has just unveiled "Lammily …

Fashion Week

America’s Bill Cosby awakening: Why the rape allegations are finally sticking

Hannibal Burress and social media raised awareness, but there’s also been a sea change in the way we view sex abuse<p>In one of the stranger developments in the world of pop culture scandals, much media attention has been focused on allegations that Bill Cosby raped over a dozen women over the course …

What Happened When I Took Off My Clothes For A Male Photographer

I first learned about L.A.-based photographer Nick Holmes when I saw, and was mesmerized by, the portraits he took of a friend. I loved the visceral, velvety feeling of his work and I initially contacted him to see if he would like to be profiled on my blog. That led to my own photo shoot with him, …

Clothing

Anarchy in the GOP: Why Obama’s immigration move exposes the right’s lunacy

A fine speech ignored by networks — but Fox still calls plan “amnesty,” while wingnuts warn of “ethnic cleansing”<p>Well, he did it. Thursday night President Obama finally went ahead and threw a “partisan bomb” that may cause “violence” and “anarchy” and might even warrant a “jail penalty,” in the …

Egypt’s first female genital mutilation trial ends in not guilty verdict

The first doctor to be brought to trial in Egypt on charges of female genital mutilation (FGM) has been acquitted, crushing hopes that the landmark verdict would discourage Egyptian doctors from conducting the endemic practice.<p>Raslan Fadl, a doctor and Islamic preacher in the village of Agga, …