Straight/Curve: A Documentary About Body Image, The Fashion Industry & Society’s Unrealistic Standards Of Beauty

May 26, 2016 by

Straight/Curve, a documentary on body diversity, has released its second official trailer, which premiered at last week's United Nations' Body Inclusivity and Diversity Summit. The film looks at the current trends around female body image, ... [Read More]


Man Asks Advice Columnist Why Women Don’t Shave Their Arms… Her Response Is Priceless

May 25, 2016 by

As the nationally syndicated advice columnist of Ask Amy, Amy Dickinson gets a LOT of letters. Known for her wisdom and wit, she just tells it like it is. So when she received this gem from a reader who calls himself “Curious Guy,” asking why women don’t remove the hair on their arms, she didn’t hold back. ... [Read More]


I’m 29, Child-Free and Just Had My Tubes Tied

May 25, 2016 by

By Anjali Sareen - I am single, I have no children, and recently, at the age of 29, I underwent a tubal ligation. It was, undoubtedly, the best decision I have ever made. The process of the tubal was less about physically preparing myself for the procedure than it was about mentally and emotionally preparing everyone else in my life. I was most surprised by the reactions ... [Read More]


Anonymous Girl Writes Encouraging Note, Hides It On Bookstore Shelf; Unsuspecting Girl Discovers Note, Inspiration Ensues

May 25, 2016 by

The subtitle of Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes is “How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person.” So it's no wonder why a mystery girl chose this New York Times best-seller behind which to hide the note of encouragement ... [Read More]


Troop Leader’s Petition Calls Out Girl Scouts For Gender-Stereotyped Cookie Program Prizes, Demands More Balanced Options

May 24, 2016 by

"...plush toys, play spatulas, jewelry boxes, nail wraps, mixing bowls and cookie stamps." These items were among the 20 or so options some local Girl Scouts were able to choose from in a recent survey about "what cookie prizes ... [Read More]


3-Year-Old Aspiring “Police K-9 Girl” Teased, Gets Surprise Backup From Mass State Police

May 24, 2016 by

"A girl can be anything she wants to be, including a Police Officer." That’s what the Massachusetts State Police wrote on their Facebook page last week as the lead to a post recounting what two awesome South Boston Troopers did after hearing about a 3-year-old girl who had her dreams of being a “Police K-9 Girl” ... [Read More]


Hermina Hirsch, A Holocaust Survivor, Fulfills Dream Of Singing The National Anthem At Detroit Tigers Game

May 23, 2016 by

Last month we introduced you to 89-year-old Hermina Hirsch, a Holocaust survivor whose bucket list wish was to sing the national anthem at a Detroit Tigers game. Well, on Saturday that wish came true. Hermina loves to sing, and the national anthem is one of her most favorite songs. ... [Read More]

History And Science Of The Makeup Of Makeup… Is What’s In It Actually Bad For You?

History And Science Of The Makeup Of Makeup… Is What’s In It Actually Bad For You?

May 23, 2016 by

In an August 2015 article on the "makeup tax," The Atlantic reported, "Most women wear at least some makeup, some of the time," citing cosmetic use polls that report "between 50 and 80 percent of women use it at least occasionally." Given those numbers (and the fact that everyone on our crew uses some form of makeup), ... [Read More]