Marine Veteran Stacey Thompson On Life After Military Rape & PTSD

Marine Veteran Stacey Thompson On Life After Military Rape & PTSD

June 22, 2016 by

Stacey Thompson, a Marine veteran, was drugged and raped by her sergeant while serving in Okinawa in 1999. After reporting it to her superiors and pushing them to investigate the case, Stacey was outcast and then separated with an “other-than-honorable” discharge, which left her without any military benefits. Struggling with severe ... [Read More]

Danica McKellar Wants Middle School Girls To Know… “Math Doesn’t Suck”

Danica McKellar Wants Middle School Girls To Know… “Math Doesn’t Suck”

June 21, 2016 by

"Not everyone is going to have the experience that I did in the seventh grade where a teacher comes in and saves the day. So if I can be that for girls that makes me so happy." You might know her as Winnie Cooper from “The Wonder Years” (1988-1993) or as Elsie Snuffin in the fourth season of “The West Wing,” but did you know that Danica McKellar is also an internationally-recognized ... [Read More]

Why Is Contraception Still “Women’s Work”?

Why Is Contraception Still “Women’s Work”?

June 20, 2016 by

Why do women have so many birth control options, but men only have two? Laci Green, a sex education activist, says in part, because society still perceives contraception as “women’s work.” In this video, she gives us the low-down on where science is regarding new birth control methods for men, and what more options would mean for gender roles. ... [Read More]

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Are You Mostly Left-Brained or Right-Brained? This Flowchart Holds The Answer

June 20, 2016 by

Based on the theory of lateralization of brain function, it was once believed that people who tend to be more analytical (think language and logic skills) were "left-brained," whereas the "right-brained" leaned toward the creative (think spatial and visual skills). While complex humans clearly operate out of both hemispheres, according to the folks at HubSpot, ... [Read More]

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I’m Tired Of The Sexism Of This Calendar. Happy Father’s Day!

June 19, 2016 by

For the twenty-plus years I have owned this decorative country-style wooden calendar, I have experienced a flashpoint of rage every June 1st when I flip the banner tile over from May to June, and move the date tiles around. I always check my paper calendar to see if there are any special holiday tiles to be displayed each month. My calendar has a painted Christmas ... [Read More]

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Female Veterans Share Experiences Of Being Assumed Non-Military Based Solely On Gender

June 17, 2016 by

Earlier this week, we shared the Facebook post of Rebecca Hayes, a U.S. Navy veteran. It was her brilliant response to an anonymous, assumption-making stranger who left a "hey lady" note on her car, chastising her for parking in a designated "Veteran Parking" spot. In solidarity with Rebecca, a number of female veterans ... [Read More]

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This “Finding Dory” Makeup Transformation Is Insane

June 17, 2016 by

We’ve seen some pretty great makeup transformations before, but YouTube v-logger Chrisspy’s new Finding Dory tutorial is insanely awesome. Chrisspy, whose real name is Christina, shows off some serious skills as she transforms into Dory. Explaining her inspiration, she says, “Finding Dory is coming out and Finding Nemo is one of my favorite movies, so I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to see ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: Let There Be (Flattering) Light! How To Install A Dimmer Switch

My girlfriend Suzanne used to say, "There's no such thing as ugly people, only bad lighting." And I don’t know anyone who’s a fan of bad lighting. So if you'd like to be able to go from surgical room bright to get-you-in-the-mood sultry, all from the same fixture, let me shed some light on the world of dimmer switches. Installing A Dimmer Switch Changing a standard switch ... [Read More]

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