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Jessica Valenti: Dress codes assume that male students' education needs to be protected. What girls need doesn't rate
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Celebrities that Look Like Matresses. March 27th, 2012. Via The Walthamstow Tourist Board. Jason Statham. Mickey Rourke. Sandra Bullock. Britney Spears. Rihanna. Miley Cyrus. Leonardo DiCaprio. The Queen. Ashlee Simpson. Alan Cumming. Nicki Minaj. David Mitchell. Jessica Simpson. Lindsay Lohan ...
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“Before we can teach a kid how to academically excel in school, we need to teach him how to have stillness, pay attention, stay on task, regulate, make good choices,” said Larochette. “We tell kids be quiet, calm yourself down, be still. We tell them all these things they need in the classroom, but we’re not teaching them how to do that.”
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LOVE this!
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"If you are 35 or younger - and quite often, older - the advice of the old economy does not apply to you. You live in the post-employment economy, where corporations have decided not to pay people. Profits are still high. The money is still there. But not for you. You will work without a pay rise, benefits, or job security. Survival is now a laudable aspiration."
The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
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Great line:

We live in the tunnel at the end of the light.

I'm curious if you're personally finding this to be true.
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Higher-income "single ladies" often push back against "patriarchy." But the statistics don't lie: Low-income, unmarried women face significant economic challenges when they stay single. 
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JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA—Solemn-faced sources confirmed today that you do not want to know anything at all about what is happening at this very moment to 36-year-old Saudi Arabian woman Assi Omran.
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"As a public health issue, family planning is almost as clear a case of cause and effect as any sentient being could ask for. Less money for family planning providers means fewer family planning providers serving fewer low-income clients who will receive less, and less frequently affordable, birth control and pap smears. Which means more unplanned pregnancy and more undiagnosed cancers, leading to more Medicaid-funded births, a higher demand for abortion, and, when cancer goes undiagnosed, more terminal illness.

I know these things are beyond obvious. Even writing them out this way approaches downright absurdity. But I think these things need to be laid out, if we are to understand the almost unimaginable cruelty and selfishness of the Texas legislators who deliberately engineered the destruction of the family planning safety net in our state."
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"This choice goes for many facts about a person besides an interest in beauty products and celebrities. As much as we might hope it won’t affect whether people see us positively or negatively, expression of interests or beliefs does shape how people see us. It’s not realistic or fair to expect a person to appear completely inoffensive and bland – especially since different people are offended by different things. So how can someone in the workplace balance being her or his authentic self with the awareness of how it could affect workplace perception?"
Especially in the workplace, it often seems like people assume there's a gap between being girly and being serious. Steve Carell articulates that divide clearly in this quote about Mindy Kaling: “Mindy is exceptionally smart, but is not afraid to talk about nail polish,” Carell said. ”And yet, her love of nail polish does not take away from her smartness.” There is nothing inherently dumb about being girly, or liking nail polish. So why does Care...
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Rattlesnake Ledge — Washington Trails Association
www.wta.org

This is a fine hike on a well maintained, albeit busy trail through a cool forest with views of the Cedar River watershed, Mount Si, Mount W

Enforcing school dress codes teaches girls to be ashamed, not 'modest' |...
www.theguardian.com

Dress codes assume that male students' education needs to be protected. What girls need doesn't rate

Surviving the post-employment economy
www.aljazeera.com

The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.

The Danger of Telling Poor Kids That College Is the Key to Social Mobility
www.theatlantic.com

Higher education should be promoted to all students as an opportunity to experience an intellectual awakening, not just increase their earni

Wealthy Women Can Afford to Reject Marriage, but Poor Women Can't
www.theatlantic.com

Higher-income "single ladies" often push back against "patriarchy." But the statistics don't lie: Low-income, unmarried women face significa

The Reading Net - BOOK RIOT
bookriot.com

I'm not sure it's healthy for a 35 year-old man to be as jealous of these kids as I am. But you know what? If your family has a breathtaking

Texans: If You're Not Scared, You're Not Paying Attention
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Was it true belief, absolute ignorance, or ruthless political opportunism that caused Texas legislators to decimate the state's family plann

This Film Should Be Seen By The Entire World!
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This video is about an island in the ocean at 2000 km from any other coast line. Nobody lives, only birds and yet.. you will not believe you

My abstinence-only education
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I was 17 before I found an adult who told me the simple truth about sex. Until then, I heard some crazy things

Parents, Your Fat Talk and Calorie Counting Is Setting Your Kids Up For ...
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One fifteen-year-old girl shared that her father will eat the french fries off her plate while explaining that he's trying to save her from

INFOGRAPHIC: The Most Efficient Health Care In The World
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As supporters and opponents of the Affordable Care Act debate the best way to overhaul a clearly broken health care system, it's perhaps hel

Crystal Castles' Alice Glass: 'The mainstream hates women'
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Singer hits out at artists like Katy Perry who, she says, 'sell sex to children'

The MPAA’s backwards logic: Sex is dangerous, sexism is fine
www.salon.com

If only the ratings agency looked as closely at gender bias as it does at consensual sex, it might do some good

Brain scans support Freud: Guilt plays key role in depression
www.sciencedaily.com

Scientists have shown that the brains of people with depression respond differently to feelings of guilt -- even after their symptoms have s

Planned Parenthood In Court to Protect Texas Women's Health
www.huffingtonpost.com

Today, Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop the Texas law that would

The Economics of 'Slut-Shaming'
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For price-cutters and bargain hunters, the sexual cartel is a harsh mistress.

Watch Adventure Time season 5 episode 16 - B-Mo Lost online |
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BMO is kidnapped by an eagle and then is forced to find a way home. On its way, BMO meets Bubble (voiced by Levar Burton) and a baby, and th

What It's Like to Grow Up in a Country That Doesn't Hate Sex
www.alternet.org

I was lucky to come of age in a country so evolved about intercourse. And it's how I raised my daughter, too

6 Mind Hacks That Keep Stress In Check (Really!)
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"Stress is our perception of what's happening outside of us and the power we give it," says Lauren E. Miller, author and stress expert.