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Pope Francis Calls Pay Disparities Between Women and Men a 'Pure Scandal'

Women’s rights advocate Patricia Arquette will have to make some room for Pope Francis, the feminist.<p>The leader of the Roman Catholic church declared …

Feminism

HIV Disclosure: Privacy, Pressure & Public Health

Medical anthropologist Adia Benton spent two years looking at HIV programs in Sierra Leone. What she saw unsettled her. “It calls into question what …

In Kansas it's Now Legal to Discriminate Against LGBT Employees

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback yesterday issued and executive order that eradicates an order instituted by his predecessor, former Governor Kathleen Sibelius, which called for workplace protection from discrimination for LGBT employees. Yes, you read that right: Governor Brownback has now made …

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15 Packing Tips That Will Forever Change Your Toiletry Bag

We're always in for a good packing hack, whether it's the lazy way to stockpile shampoo or the brilliant carry-on bag that feels like you're carrying nothing at all.<p>One of the biggest packing headaches we face is, well, the stuff for our face (and hair, and nails...). Toiletries and bathroom …

How to Pull an All-Nighter and Actually Get Sh*t Done

Chugging Red Bull is not the answer.<p><b>1. Time It Wisely</b> <br>Pull your all-nighter when you have nothing on the next day so you can just sleep it off. Also, Mondays tend to work well because you'll already be pretty well rested from the weekend (depending on what you got up to, of course...)<p><b>2. Take a</b> …

Why You Should Work Out With Your Partner

You know what they say about couples that sweat together.<p>Your job, social life, and general laziness can knock a new healthy habit off-course, but new research suggests there's someone who can help: Your partner.<p>In a new study of 3,722 cohabitating or married couples involved in the English …

There's New Evidence That Drinking Could Be Healthy

The glass is half full!<p>If you need some solid science to excuse your drinking habit, new research should do the trick: A study recently published in <i>European Heart Journal</i> found that moderate drinkers are less likely to experience heart failure than people who abstain completely.<p>In the study, …

Holistic Medicine

8 Ways to Stay Fit When You're Broke

Here's how to save on gyms and gear without getting your budget out of shape.<p><b>1. Kit up.</b> It's motivating to have a fabulous sports bra that gives you good support and a pair of sneakers you love and will use regularly. Get steep discounts at PlanetGear.com (up to 70 percent off) and TheClymb.com (up …

Now Women Are Using Laughing Gas During Childbirth

And loving it.<p>Most moms will tell you that childbirth is no walk in the park. The mental part — the fear and the anxiety — certainly doesn't help, especially among those brave souls who opt out of an epidural (the spinal tap doctors use to alleviate labor pains by decreasing sensation in the lower …

10 Genius Color Combos to Count Down to 2015

Break out of your makeup routine and go wild this New Year's Eve by wearing two bold shades instead of one.<p>Behold 10 stunning duos, created by makeup artist Robin Black, that will make heads turn!<p><b>1. Electric Blue Eyes + Plum Lips</b><p>Switch it up from your usual black smoky eye and red lip, and …

Watch 100 Years of Hair and Beauty Trends in One Minute

So much style inspiration, so little time.<p>Last month's video of a woman modeling iconic hair and beauty looks from the past century was so popular, the team behind it made another one.<p>Watch as model Marshay gets dolled up in a berry-stained lip from the 1940s, a round Afro from the 1970s, box …

Nail Art How-To: Pretty in Pink Ombré Glitter Mani

A subtle yet stunning way to wear sparkle.<p>Nail art can sometimes be a huge pain in the ass to execute, but this glitter ombré design is anything but difficult. Nail artist Holly Falcone shows you how to flawlessly nail the look below in just a few easy steps.<p><b>1. Prep and paint.</b> After you've filed …

17 Surprising Ways You're Ruining Your Clothes

You've been washing, folding, and storing your clothes all wrong.<p><b>1. You're using wire hangers when you should be using felt.</b> Wire hangers aren't supportive enough for heavier fabrics and will warp the shape of your clothes over time. Invest in felt hangers instead, which don't leave little points …

Flu vaccine paradox adds to public health debate

People who receive flu vaccines year after year can sometimes show reduced protection, an effect that Canadian infectious disease specialists say …

Young Women And Men Seek More Equal Roles At Work And Home

Young women these days are encouraged to lean in, to want and have it all. And national polls show the idea that a woman's place is in the home has been losing traction among young people since the 1960s.<p>Given the option, the majority of young men and women say they would prefer to share both work …

Social Sciences

Emma Watson's He for She Speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos 2015

To hear Emma Watson address a roomful of suited professionals on gender equality is a truly amazing thing. Her voice is lovely, she's beyond eloquent, and the way she chooses to phrase everything is stirring. Following up her much-lauded UN speech in September, she just spoke at the World Economic …

Belle : A Lesson in the Timelessness of Racism and Misogyny Against Black Women

It's not often that audiences are exposed to a portrayal of racism that is viewed through the lens of black women. Dido Elizabeth Belle, a mixed-race woman in 1700s England, was the daughter of an admiral and an enslaved African woman. The film <i>Belle</i>, which was released nationwide this weekend, …

Darren Wilson's gun was NOT tested for Michael Brown's fingerprints, and officer was able to wash blood from his hands: Probe's serious errors exposed in grand jury files

• <b>A jury ruled Darren Wilson will not stand trial over Michael Brown shooting</b>• <b><br>Jury files reveal examples of crime scene protocol not being</b> …

Justice

It’s Incredibly Rare For A Grand Jury To Do What Ferguson’s Just Did

A St. Louis County grand jury on Monday decided not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson in the August killing of teenager …

'Racism without racists': White supremacy so deeply American that we don't even see it

White supremacy is so deeply ingrained in American life that institutionalized racism doesn’t even need racists to persist.<p>Most Americans understand …

10 Themed Holiday Party Ideas You Haven't Thought Of

Sure, you could host a White Elephant gift exchange like you did last year (and the year before). Or, you could wow your friends with one of these inventive party ideas, which – with a little planning – are surprisingly easy to pull off.<p><b>1. Holiday Movie Marathon</b><p>Outdoor films are one of the best …

Decorations

30 Books To Read Before You Turn 30

A mixture of literature that indulges the romance and glamour of staying out late drinking and listening to rock and roll, along with words that remind us we're just now on the cusp of understanding, well, anything.<p>A lot happens in life before we turn the big 3-0. There's teenage angst, …

'Facing Race' and Moving Towards a Better World

<b>This week</b>, many were disheartened to hear of the killing of 37-year old Tanesha Anderson, a Black woman who suffered from bipolar disorder and was …

Justice

This Teacher Taught His Class A Powerful Lesson About Privilege

With a recycling bin and some scrap paper.

Teaching

11 jobs where an honest day’s work earns you poverty

The current minimum wage is a maximum shame on America. Just look at our fast food and casino workers<p>Why should people in the richest country on Earth toil long hours for wages that would make Charles Dickens recoil in horror? A lot of Americans have been wondering the same thing.<p>The Bureau of …

ROCK YOUR HAIR STYLE WITH CONFIDENCE | WRAPS-STUFFED TWIST-BRAIDS-UPDOS-SEWINS-RELAXED or NATURAL

Updated 4-23-2107<p>By Arica Hart, Master Stylist<p>Have confidence in your beauty. Women & men have so many diverse qualities. We have all different hair …

Breathless: Dating Is Impossible when You’re Still in Love with Your Ex

There are many stages of heartbreak. Three months deep into my break-up, I have experienced almost all of them. First there’s shell shock, followed by denial, and then some combination of paralysis, anger, and loneliness. Then there’s this period where you just feel numb and find yourself staring …

Making Poverty History

In December, the United Nations sounded the alarm. Releasing its report on the World Social Situation of 2013, entitled “Inequality Matters,” the UN …

7 Annoying Things That Couples Do But Never Admit To

It is also deaf, dumb and pointblank immune to convention & courtesy, we say. Here are seven extremely annoying things couples do that you’ll never …