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Social Workers Warn Mobile Phones Could Be Putting Women in Danger

For all the supposed safety technology offers us, it can also be used against women who have fled domestic violence.<p>I'm in my early 20s and consider myself a digital native. But the difference mobile technology has made in my life since high school is staggering. In the days before Google Maps, …

Domestic Violence

6 Surprising Beauty Buys You Can Find At Costco

<i>By Taylor Bryant</i><p>Our Costco shopping list typically looks a little like this. Toothpaste. Check. Enough toilet paper to last us the year. Check. Cheez-Its. Double-check. But, it's also making its way up the ranks to becoming our new budget-beauty destination. And not just for liter-sized shampoo -- …

Costco

See the 100 Most Famous Wedding Dresses of All Time in 1 Glorious Chart

These wedding belles made memorable walks down the aisle.<p>As much as we like to think a wedding is about love, it's also a lot about the dress. Over the decades, many famous brides have worn some truly standout wedding gowns (and pantsuits). Jewelry company Vashi put together a chart of the most …

Weddings

Textured Textures at Giambattista Valli Fall 2015 Couture

The intricate details are what make couture so special. Here, photographer Isabel Martinez, aka @IsabelitaVirtual on Instagram, captures the beading, textiles, and embellishments at Giambattista Valli’s Fall 2015 couture show.

Haute Couture

2 Ways to Beat Your Fear of Rejection, Backed by Research

We all deal with fear of rejection. Jia Jiang did too. But he overcame it… thanks to a box of donuts.<p>He explains how this happened in his wonderful …

Krispy Kreme

I Want to Make Women Laugh. I Want Them to Use Their Voice

Amy Schumer has spent more than a decade cultivating her fierce, feminist voice. Now, with her hit Comedy Central show cracking up women everywhere, and her autobiographical movie <i>Trainwreck</i> set to hit theaters July 17, she tells the person who knows her best—her sister, writer Kim Caramele—how it …

Comedy
Rachel Dolezal

Here Are The Premiere Dates For 2015's Summer TV

Set your DVRs for the return of Orange Is the New Black and Hannibal and the debut of Scream and Sense8.<p>Just because some of your regular-season favorites are signing off, that doesn't mean television is lacking this summer. With the slew of season finales also comes the kickoff of brand-new shows …

The (almost) secret life of a K-pop star at Georgetown University

<b>On the day his worlds collided</b>, Roy Kim was sprinting across campus.<p>Georgetown was a blur as he bolted toward class, nearly late for his Chinese lecture again. Backpack over his shoulder, head down, he turned the corner — and that’s when he heard the screaming.<p>“Roy Kimmm! Roy Kimmmmm!!!”<p>A little …

South Korea

The 5 Craziest Things Men Have Said to Women to Keep Them from Doing Things

Like that your uterus might fall out if you run. You know. Sure.<p>For all the strides we're making in the fight for women's rights, looking back at the old-fashioned reasoning against females participating/competing/doing things men do is kind of like looking back at a joke book—these can't be real, …

Christianity
Africa

Golden Dawn trial begins in Greece amid fear of reprisals and repercussions

Lawyers, politicians and locals have told The Telegraph of their hopes and fears ahead of the hotly anticipated Golden Dawn trial<p><b>Greece</b>on Monday begins its most important and politically sensitive trial in 40 years, as the entire political leadership of the far-Right Golden Dawn party is held to …

Europe
Christianity

9 Places That Are Surprisingly Cheap This Year

(Photo: Peter Zelei/Getty Images)<p>Call it the year of the bucket list. A strong dollar in destinations around the world is making this an amazing time to go farther and do more for much, much less in 2015. Find great value around the globe -- from usually pricey destinations like Japan and France to …

Eastern Europe

For Homeless Women, Having a Period Isn't a Hassle, It's a Nightmare

As long as sanitary ware is classified as a "nonessential" and "luxury" item, and isn't given out for free like condoms, homeless women may be forced to shoplift for tampons and towels, or resort to using tissue from McDonald's toilets.<p><i>This post first appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>No woman actively looks …

Menstruation

five bands that are going to rule your 2015

watch the throne.<p>Here at NYLON, we're not concerned about Top 40 hits and generic songs. To us, true artists are the ones that carve their own totally different, totally awesome place in music. 2014 brought us some kickass new tunes, with females like Lorde, Lana Del Rey, and Charli XCX dominating …

Lana Del Rey

2014′s best music videos

the 15 ones we loved<p>Sometimes, the best way to take the temperature of a year is to look at its most iconic music videos, the ones that got people thinking and allowed musicians to show off their full artistry. This year serves up smart sex, social commentary, and a whole lot of cameos. Here are …

Pit Bull Terriers

Here's When All Your Favorite Shows Are Returning To TV

Below is a list of when the popular shows will be back from hiatus or will kick off their midseason premieres.<p><b>Thurs., Jan. 1</b><br>"A to Z," first of remaining four episodes, 9:30 p.m., NBC<br>"Bad Judge," midseason return, 9 p.m., NBC<br>"Lucas Bros. Moving Co.," season 2 premiere, midnight, FXX<p><b>Fri., Jan. 2</b><br>"Blue …

TV

2014: our favourite albums off the beaten track

2014 gave us some great music. We saw the comeback of iconic musicians such as The Pixies and Pink Floyd, as well as new releases by popular contemporary bands like Coldplay.<p>Off the beaten track, this year also saw new works by a bunch of lesser known artists and newcomers.<p>Marie-Flore is a young …

We Definitely Shouldn't Ban 'Feminist'

'Time' is currently conducting their fourth annual "word banishment poll," focused on expelling annoying overused terms like 'bae.' But there is one word in the poll that doesn't quite fall in line with the rest—'feminist.'<p><i>Time</i> is currently conducting their fourth annual "word banishment poll," …

Feminism

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer Bring Their 'Broad City' Hilarity to the Stage

Photo: Comedy Central<p>Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are not content to walk on stage. (That wouldn't be any fun, they explain.) When the comedians and pot enthusiasts perform, they like to make an <i>entrance</i>.<p>Jacobson and Glazer proved their commitment to showmanship at the inaugural stop on the <i>Broad</i> …

Why I can’t wait to be a fat bride

I grew up assuming I would never get married, because marriage was for thin women. What I needed to hear was that that you can be fat and happy and in love<p>A few weeks back I was sitting at a bar, holding hands with my fiance, when a woman recognised me from the internet (it happens, I swear!). She …

What You Need to Know About the Results of the Midterm Elections

Photo: Getty Images<p>If you're a Democrat, last night's mid-term election results were a predictable disappointment: Republicans kept the House, picked up seven formerly blue seats in the Senate, and now have the majority there, and had a few significant gubernatorial victories in states like Florida …

The Making of Kiesza: From Navy Sharpshooter to Beauty Queen to Pop Diva

Her hit single “Hideaway” shot to No. 1 in the U.K. and spawned a viral video and her debut album, Sound of a Woman, comes out Oct. 21. Meet the …

Cornel West Has Reportedly Been Arrested In Ferguson, Missouri

Prominent activist Cornel West has been handcuffed during demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, according to Fusion and reporters on Twitter.<p>West was also seen at protests Sunday night.<p>Los Angeles Times reporter Matt Pearce wrote on Twitter that West was joined by clergy in a march to the Ferguson …

Justice