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My School Edited My Yearbook Photo To Make Me Appear Thinner

January 9, 2015 by

15 hours ago, a student at an unnamed, all girls' high school posted the following on Reddit. It's her personal account of a chain of events that left our mouths hanging open in utter disbelief and our lips curled with ire. Just as we went to publish her story, she added an "urgent update" to her original Reddit post. Read it and weep. ... [Read More]

Shred Like A Girl… 16 Year-Old Guitar Player Shows Us How It’s Done

Shred Like A Girl… 16-Year-Old Guitar Player Shows Us How It’s Done

January 9, 2015 by

"I believe we all have thousands of dreams and we will make sure one of them comes true." - Mel Meet Meliani Siti Sumartini (a.k.a. Mel). She’s a 16-year-old girl from Indonesia who’s into blogging, writing (she’s working on a novel), and art (she’s got quite a gift for drawing). But Mel also has another talent… playing guitar like a badass. Here she is showing the world ... [Read More]

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99 Years Apart To The Day: One-Year-Old Delaney And Her 100-Year-Old Great-Great-Grandmother Rosalee

January 8, 2015 by

"This is a picture of my wife's 2nd cousin and her great-great-grandmother from New Year's Eve this (past) year. They share the same birthday, 99 years apart. 12/31/2013 - 12/31/1914." - posted by Imgur user, theotherdave702, two days ago This is truly one of the best family photos we have ever seen. ... [Read More]

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Aweome Illustrations Celebrate Great Women In Science

January 7, 2015 by

Rachel Ignotofsky is a graphic designer and illustrator working at Hallmark Greetings by day and as a freelance illustrator by night. In her most recent series, Women In Science, Rachel pays homage to great women scientists Valentina Tereshkova (lead image), Rosalind Franklin, Patricia Bath, Jane Goodall, and Marie Curie. ... [Read More]

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Fannie Merritt Farmer: Your Recipes Turn Out Exactly Right Because Of This Cookbook Pioneer

January 7, 2015 by

Prior to the 20th century, if you decided to whip up a dish using a recipe, all bets were off as to how it would turn out. That’s because back then, ingredients lists were estimates, offering no levels of accuracy, and guaranteeing inconsistent results. But 119 years ago today, on January 7, 1896, that all changed when ... [Read More]

What Happens When a Lady “Manspreads”

What Happens When a Lady “Manspreads”

January 7, 2015 by

If you're not familiar with the term "manspread," then you've likely never ridden a NYC subway or bus. So here's how we define it: the rude and self-indulgent act of spreading one's legs far wider than necessary to accommodate anything that might exist between them, even among the most blessed men, while seated in a communal row, thereby encroaching on everyone else's right to some personal ... [Read More]

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Living Different: A Four-Part Special Featuring Extraordinary Women, To Premiere On Oxygen Tonight

January 6, 2015 by

From Oxygen comes a four-part series called Living Different, which explores the stories of nine women who live their lives authentically and on their own terms. “These women will empower viewers as they live the truth of who and what they are, despite ... [Read More]

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The Girl Scout Cookie Program Goes Digital And Gluten Free

January 6, 2015 by

On the Barbie hiking boot heels* of announcing that its annual cookie program is going digital for the 2015 selling season, the Girl Scouts are also bringing three new cookie varieties into the offering mix, two of which are gluten free. Jockeying to knock the ever-popular Thin Mints out of their top-selling cookie slot are newcomers Rah-Rah Raisins ... [Read More]