Leyah Shanks Is Leading A Revolution… The Body Confidence Revolution

July 10, 2014 by

Leyah Shanks was relentlessly bullied from a young age. This, combined with seeing all the “perfect” images that lined the pages of the magazines she read, caused her to hate herself, her body and feel utterly worthless. Fortunately, a switch flipped and she started to see things and herself differently. Today, the 21 year old Woman You Should Know ... [Read More]

Frozen Is The New Black: A Brilliant Mashup

Frozen Is The New Black: A Brilliant Mashup

July 10, 2014 by

Are you a fan of Frozen and Orange Is The New Black? Well then, this is for you...actually, you don't really need to be a fan of either to be thoroughly entertained by this new mashup, created by animator and comedian Leigh Lahav. As the story goes... Elsa must serve time in princess prison for freezing the kingdom of Arendelle. She's joined by fellow Disney princess inmates including Ariel, Mulan and ... [Read More]


Meet The ReFashionista, She’ll Change The Way You Think About Fashion

July 9, 2014 by

Writer, designer, and eco-fashion revolutionary, Jillian Owens, aka the ReFashionista, is out to change the way the world thinks about fashion. Jillian started to refashion ugly thrift store duds into high fashion frocks when she became “Sickened by the rise of fast fashion giants who rely on unethical labor practices and worried about the impact on our planet ... [Read More]


10 Things You Should Know About Pioneering Food Writer Clementine Paddleford

July 8, 2014 by

Meet Clementine Paddleford (September 27, 1898 - November 13, 1967)... America’s culinary "it" girl of the 1950s. The pioneering food writer and columnist had an unparalleled ability to describe foods and their flavors, and is said to have intensively researched the articles she wrote for publications like ... [Read More]


A Muslim Girl Who Wears The Hijab Draws Herself As Comic Book Characters

July 8, 2014 by

Nora is a 17-year old from Canada who describes herself as “A Muslim girl who wears the hijab and prefers to wear long/loose things that go below the butt.” So when she started to draw herself as her favorite comic book characters as part of the Tumblr Draw Yourself Challenge, she stayed true to her religious and style convictions. ... [Read More]

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Chocolate Day 2014: 5 Really Good Reasons To Eat Dark Chocolate Today And Every Day

July 7, 2014 by

Chocoholics rejoice... today, Monday, July 7th is Chocolate Day, an indulgent holiday that pays homage to your favorite, oh-so-satisfying and highly-additive drug (seriously) of choice. Not that anyone we know needs an excuse to rendezvous with a decadent square, bar, truffle or ganache, but for those who do need ... [Read More]


Buy A Poem, Help A Girl.

July 7, 2014 by

Since 2001, WriteGirl has been giving teen girls the power of the pen and helping them to find their own voices. The writing and mentoring program promotes creativity, critical thinking and leadership skills. Through this innovative combination, these young women gain confidence and write their way to brilliant futures. For the third year in a row the Los Angeles based organization, named California’s ... [Read More]

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Celebrating America’s Independence… Happy July 4th

July 4, 2014 by

"You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism." - Erma Bombeck ... [Read More]