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Why Don’t Women Help Other Women at Work?

Women at work.

Women at work are awesome. Women at home are awesome. Basically, women are just awesome. (Duh.) But there are some women – women who don’t help other women — who are downright toxic to the rest of us gals who just want to learn and bond.

Women who don’t help other women are everywhere and we’re sure you’ve encountered a few of these ladies in your lifetime. These women work with you and sit next to you in your college courses. Although these ladies do get on my nerves, I …

The Recipe for a Great Anti-Rape Campaign Includes Sanitary Napkins and Social Media

This anti-rape campaign is using sanitary napkins... you read that right.

A German artist created a brilliant anti-rape campaign that uses one of things that makes men stand aghast in horror: sanitary napkins.

Elone, the German artist who got the idea to “post” all sorts of anti-rape, pro-feminist messages (for example: “Rapists rape people, not outfits”) atop sanitary napkins throughout her German city after she saw this hilariously true tweet from @cutequeer96:

Anit-rape tweet

Elone embarked on this artistic journey to show that feminism is all about …

Does Earth Hour Really Make a Difference?

Does Earth Hour Really Make a Difference?

The short answer is yes, Earth Hour makes a big difference.

When Earth Hour started in March of 2007 in Sydney, Australia, no one knew the phenomenon that it would become. And now just eight years later, what started in one city has spread to nearly 7,000 cities and towns worldwide. Today, nearly 2.2 million people globally turn their lights out in a sign of solidarity. Earth Hour represents the need for action on global climate change. The event makes a big difference and you can …

8 Ways to Ditch Self-Sabotage and Get Out of Your Own Way

8 Ways to Ditch Self-Sabotage and Get Out of Your Own Way

Self-sabotage is evil. Here’s how to stop getting in your own way.

If there’s something I’ll never understand, it’s why we take simple things and make them complicated. We want to lose weight, so we buy out the cherry cheese danishes. We have oodles of projects to finish, so we binge-watch “Grey’s Anatomy.” We really, really (really!) want to do something, so we do everything but. We drown ourselves in self-sabotage.

There have been many times I’ve wanted to punch myself in the …

Talking ‘Hello Barbie’ Doll Is Basically the Stuff of Nightmares

Talking 'Hello Barbie' Doll Is Basically the Stuff of Nightmares

Shouldn’t ‘Hello Barbie’ really be named ‘Backstabbing Barbie’?

Barbie has gotten a lot of flak over the years. From her body shape to her career choices to her taste in men, she’s more controversial than most celebrities—and there’s way more to come. Mattel, along with San Francisco startup ToyTalk, is set to release ‘Hello Barbie’ this fall, a talking Barbie that has real conversations with kids and—like a parrot from hell—remembers everything the child has ever said.

“Mattel has always been at the forefront of …

Ladies: Please Love the Labia You Have

Uniformity isn't hot. That's why we really don't dig vaginal plastic surgery.

These days, a growing number of women are choosing to alter how their genitals look by choosing to have labiaplasty, a type of plastic surgery that alters the appearance of the labia. Typing that last sentence makes me and my labia very sad.

Throughout the past year, I’ve seen multiple pieces about vaginal tightening, clitoral hood reduction, “laser vaginal bleaching,” and labiaplasty. Apparently, this up-tick in articles about designer vaginas wasn’t just a coincidence — some of these cosmetic procedures are being …

The Amazon Rainforest Can’t Digest as Much Carbon as We Thought

The Amazon Rainforest Can’t Digest As Much Carbon As We Thought

What happens when the Amazon Rainforest has taken in its capacity of carbon?

We’ve long depended on the Amazon Rainforest to help us bear the brunt of climate change. That is–as carbon dioxide has dramatically accelerated, the forests of the world have taken in more carbon than they expel to help keep a balance. But new research shows that the Amazon Rainforest in particular has begun to reduce its uptake of carbon, according to The New York Times.

Researchers from the University of …

French Law to Require Green Roofs or Solar Panels on New Commercial Buildings

New French Law Requires Green Roofs or Solar Panels on New Commercial Buildings

France just passed a new law that will require all new buildings in commercial zones to be covered with green roofs or solar panels.

Environmental groups hope to reduce the energy costs of commercial buildings while creating an urban jungle in the world’s most beloved city of progress.

According to The Guardian:
The law approved by parliament was more limited in scope than initial calls by French environmental activists to make green roofs that cover the entire surface mandatory …