M. Zhang

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Is science pretending both sexes have the same brain?

Neuroscientists have found a key molecular difference between males and females in how synapses are regulated in the hippocampus. The findings …

Neuroscience

The Secret To Getting A Job After College: Pick A University That Offers Experiential Learning

The approach of most higher education institutions is completely backwards today. Rather than first year college students picking their classes based on their goal of a specific dream job, they end up picking classes based on what the University deems to be generally required, the classes their …

Employment

Trolls are attacking this girl for saying pads and tampons should be free — but she's still fighting back

Every month, about half of the population gets hit with an expected but unwelcome visitor: The cost of buying more pads and tampons for their period. …

Kiss Me With Those Red Lips

<i>by Chelsea G. Summers</i><p>I own nine tubes of red lipstick. All are unapologetic reds. There’s nothing natural about them. Pressed against a white shirt, …

Makeup

Body Shaming Black Female Athletes Is Not Just About Race

Serena Williams won her 21st Grand Slam title at Wimbledon this month. This marks the 17th time in a row that she has defeated Maria Sharapova. Yet …

Feminism

Nobody Picnics Like Daniel Boulud Picnics

Daniel Boulud has created the most delightful spread in the history of picnics.<p>It all started innocently enough. Months and months ago, we asked chef <i>par excellence</i> Daniel Boulud if he'd be down to school us on the art of the French picnic. We'd go to Central Park, put out a little nosh, and take a …

Cindy Crawford's Tricks Of The Trade

<i>Nobody knows beauty like a supermodel. Nobody. So when Cindy Crawford offered up some beauty tips (some more beauty tips, really, because we learned</i> …

Alexa Chung Goes To The Met Gala

<i>And now for a bit of eye candy (and because Instagram took care of the red carpet deluge from last night's Met Gala): Alexa Chung wearing Erdem for</i> …

The best sweet and savoury chocolate recipes

Chocolate mug cake, chocolate brownies, even chocolate glazed ribs. Here, we bring you our favourite chocolate recipes in honour of World Chocolate Day<p>Today is World Chocolate Day so you have the perfect excuse to whip up a chocolatey delight in the kitchen... not that you ever need an excuse.<p>Sweet …

Dessert

Get Your Chocolate Fix With This 150-Calorie Smoothie

Whether PMS has you obsessing over chocolate or you're just in need a little something sweet and don't want to indulge in a 400-calorie dessert, this low-calorie smoothie has got your fudgy cravings covered!<p>At only 150 calories, this four-ingredient smoothie offers all the chocolaty goodness you …

Simple Two-Layer Chocolate Birthday Cake with Milk Chocolate Ganache

12 Servings<p>Icing on top and in the middle, sides left bare: This modern-looking style shows off the cake’s decadent (and perfectly even) chocolate layers.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan<p>2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan<p>6 ounces …

Black like her: Is racial identity a state of mind?

The civil rights activist in Washington state who has come under fire for her disputed racial identity said she was stepping down as president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter.<p>The civil rights activist in Washington state who came under fire for her racial identity said she was stepping down.<p>While …

Rachel Dolezal

Former Ivy League admissions dean: 'Racial stereotyping is alive and well'

"Nowadays nobody on an admissions committee would dare use the term racial 'quotas,' but racial stereotyping is alive and well," Harberson writes in a Los Angeles Times op-ed article. "And although colleges would never admit students based on 'quotas,' they fearlessly will 'sculpt' the class with …

8 Bodyweight Exercises to Do in Your Dorm Room

Schedules aren’t the only thing that get crowded. If you’ve got a roommate, space can be a pretty hot commodity.<p>But just because you’re enjoying …

salted chocolate chunk cookies

I would like to go on record as stating that I was not in the market for a new chocolate chip cookie recipe. Maybe I’m getting a little cranky in my …

This Lebanese anchorwoman shot down a misogynistic guest in the fiercest way. Werk.

Here’s a name to remember: Rima Karaki.<p>Karaki is a Lebanese news anchor who recently showed us the best way to deal with rude, misogynistic guests. …

Model Xiao Wen Ju on Her Secret Skin Care Weapon from China—and How to Stay Warm During NYFW

On the most frigid night of New York Fashion Week thus far, we braved the cold and headed backstage at Opening Ceremony, where we caught up with one of our favorite models of the moment, <b>Xiao Wen Ju.</b> As backstage hairstylist <b>Anthony Turner</b> slicked her shoulder-length crop into a deep, …

The Food Story Of My Marriage

It is almost 10 years since I found Young — the man who is now my husband. We met in Edinburgh, the perfect backdrop for any love story. It’s a city of dark alleyways, cobbled streets, and cosy pubs with log fires. It also has more restaurants per capita than any other city in the U.K. You will …

Chocolate Brownie Pudding Recipe

These super-decadent brownies combine three luscious kinds of chocolate that will make you swoon.<p>Take a trip to France this Valentine's Day by making …

10 Organizing "Tricks" That Are Actually Huge Mistakes

Make sure you're not making these blunders.<p>Having "a place for everything and everything in its place" doesn't necessarily mean you're organized — it just means you have enough space to become a borderline hoarder. Before you crown yourself queen of organization, make sure you're not making these …

Eating the 5:2 way: healthy and delicious recipes for fasting days

More easy brunch, lunch and dinner dishes under 360 calories to pep up your fast days<p>5:2 is the most flexible approach to weight control and health you'll ever find.<p>On two days a week you cut your calorie consumption to around 25 per cent of what your body needs, and the rest of the time you eat …

How to Overcome Your Own Laziness

You read productivity tips, you've used a million to-do list apps, and you promise yourself every month that you're going to start being productive, …

Procrastination

Make Meringues in Three Minutes, No Whisking Required

Meringues are delightful, airy little desserts, but if you don't have the time or motivation to whip the egg whites until they're the right …

Dessert

How to Look Better in Photos Based on Your Body Type

Most of us don't like to see ourselves in photographs because we don't like to see our imperfections. Here are a few tricks anyone can implement to …

Photography

Chocolate Soufflé

Chocolate Soufflé<p>Serves: 8<p>Ingredients<p>For the ramekins<p>Cooking spray<br>• 5 teaspoons granulated sugar, optional<p>For the soufflés<p>1 cup powdered sugar<br>• ½ cup …

14 Skinny Dessert Recipes for the Holidays

We’re all about lightening up the holidays around here where we can, and these 14 desserts are sure to do just that. Well, they’ll at least provide some balance for that deep fried turkey on your table, but whatevs. Just know each of these swoon-worthy creations promises to be a totally decadent …