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Absolute Beginners: Germs At The Gym

Here are some tips on how to avoid gym-related infections.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 29, 2015

NYC Subway Manspreaders Profiled And Arrested

Quota policing and profiling are resulting in really petty subway arrests.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 28, 2015

10 Mantras To Get You Through Your Summer Struggles

The summer struggle is real.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 28, 2015

25 Percent Of Harvard Seniors Never Had Sex During College, And Other Interesting Factoids

The Harvard Crimson published results from its annual survey of Harvard’s graduating class, with some pretty interesting data points, like:

24% of Harvard seniors reported that they never had sex during their student tenure
43% of seniors said they always used a condom but 31% said they rarely or never used condom…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 28, 2015

Scott Walker Plans To Ban All Abortions After 20 Weeks, Even If A Mother’s Life Is In Danger

Scott Walker to ban all abortions after 20 weeks; today is Menstrual Hygiene Day worldwide; that chocolate weight loss study was a fake; Hanna Tuulikki brings her artwork Away with the Birds online.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 28, 2015

UN: World Hunger Has Dropped By 10 Percent Over The Last 25 Years

There are 200 million fewer hungry people in the world than there were in 1990; FIFA’s mum while the Qatari government won’t let Nepalese workers attend funerals for earthquake victims; a GIF art exhibit in Paris sounds just awful; Casa Ruby provides hope and help for trans* adults in D.C.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 27, 2015

Watch Jason Segel’s Beautiful Portrayal Of David Foster Wallace

I’ve been questioning the choice of Jason Segel to play David Foster Wallace in the upcoming biopic, “The End of the Tour,” based on David Lipsky’s 2010 book-length interview with Wallace, Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself – possibly because the last Segel movie I watched was “I Love You, Man.”

But…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 27, 2015

Facebook’s Research Vs. Academic Research: Why Oversight Matters

Facebook’s research is way less ethical than it could and should be.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 27, 2015

You Can Touch The Artworks At The Prado Museum

The Prado has an exhibit for the visually impaired; campaign finance reform has bipartisan support; a League of Legends troll is arrested for doxxing and harassment; AI might (or might not) destroy humanity.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 26, 2015

Bill Gates’s Beach Reads Are Actually Pretty Nifty

In addition to the New York Times’ astoundingly white reading list, and The Grio’s extremely helpful and thoughtful response to it, now that we’ve passed Memorial Day, the internet has no shortage of reading recommendations for the summer. Even Bill Gates has a reading list!

The richest man on earth released his summer…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 26, 2015

10 Reasons I’d Rather Be In Texas

HELP ME, TEXAS! The post-Texas blues struggle is real. I’m ill, and the only cure is more Texas. I spent Memorial Day weekend in Austin, it rained every single day, I got sick, and I still had probably the best vacation of my life.

To be completely fair, part of this is because…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 26, 2015

Taco Bell Is Removing Their Artificial Ingredients

I will take four tostadas, thanks!

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 26, 2015

Drought-Crazy Californians Are Using Apps To Publicly Shame Each Other

Californians are being driven drought-crazy, I swear. I know the drought is a big deal and it’s helpful for neighbors to hold each other accountable, but instead of going through official channels or, say, having an actual conversation with each other, Californians are publicly “drought-shaming” each other through Twitter and geolocating apps.

One…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 26, 2015

Honoring Trans* Soldiers This Memorial Day

It was only about three months ago that the Pentagon announced protections for transgender service members. Prior to March, a transgender soldier in the Army could be dismissed from service by a mid-level officer; now, those officers have to take their concerns to the Army’s top civilian for personnel matters and explain the dismissal. Thi…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 25, 2015

Absolute Beginners: SoulCycle And What “Community” Means

There’s a SoulCycle-licensed tank top you can buy that describes the phenomenon thusly: “Pack, tribe, crew, posse, cult, gang, community, SoulCycle.” I was told, specifically, that it would be a cult, and I’m glad that the company is itself embracing that term, because there is something at least a little bit cult-like about sweating your…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 22, 2015

Qatar’s World Cup Construction Has Killed Hundreds Of Slave Workers

Obama says climate change is a national security threat; FIFA stays mum on slave worker deaths; Bush’s abortion policies suddenly seem pretty reasonable; Anne Pasternak is named chief curator at the Brooklyn Museum. All in Today’s Lady News — now click!

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 20, 2015

Cannes Film Festival Turns Women Away For Wearing Flats

Tunisian women are getting involved in politics; Tennessee has a new 48-hour abortion waiting period; Cannes says flats aren’t formal enough; what’s trolling and what’s just harassment?

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 19, 2015

Jay Z And Beyoncé Donated Thousands To Meet Baltimore Protester Bail

The Carters stay quietly involved in the Black Lives Matter movement; Notorious RBG tips her hand about gay marriage; in-state tuition is harder to get; new tree-sex drug “flakka” isn’t all that bad — all in Today’s Lady News!

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 18, 2015

“Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”: “Game Of Thrones” And Rape On TV

How should TV shows handle rape? (Warning: Major spoilers ahead.)…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 18, 2015

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