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Want to learn a new language and brighten someone’s day at the same time? This seems to be the philosophy behind FCB Brazil’s “Speaking Exchange” project, which pairs young Brazilians who want to learn and practice their English, with elderly Americans living in retirement homes.  The agency FCB Brazil partnered with the CNA Language Network to create a virtual exchange program with the Windsor Retirement Community in Chicago. This ... Read More
If you've ever taken a trip with your mom to the Mall, or as in my case, taken your kids to the mall, you will no doubt appreciate this awesome clip by our favorite Mom impersonator, John Roberts. He also plays the voice of Linda Belcher on Bob's Burgers, and most certainly loves his mama. Happy Mothers Day!  Check out his YouTube page for more awesome videos by ... Read More
Might be a nice surprise--it probably doesn't happen to her much anymore. Sure, sure, there's no way you left it to the last minute. You're not one of those kids. You definitely already got a card for Mother's Day.  Not. We've all been there: scrambling to make a sucky Mother's Day card at the last second, scribbling furiously as you hear mimosa glasses clinking in the next room. I usually end up with some bubble letters on the outside, something like, "YOU ... Read More
 Thanks to a shameful (but successful) week-long Netflix binge on three full seasons of “Scandal”- I have been classically conditioned to feel an amalgam of excitement and delight whenever encountered by the name “Shonda Rhimes.” So naturally, after stumbling upon the news that my girl Shonda has just booked a third ABC show starring none other than African-American female icon Viola Davis (who literally moved me to tears in ... Read More
Today we want to wish Rosario Dawson, a lovely 35th birthday! She has led a wonderful acting career in which she has played many powerful, challenging female roles and continues to be a role model in the feminist community.Dawson has strong familial roots in activism and has always been an avid supporter of several different organizations dedicated to immigration rights, women's rights, the environment, and so much more. In addition to being an awesome social ... Read More
 Well Buzzfeed, you've done it again. This might be your best quiz yet. May many male tears be shed on this day of glory. Find out how misandrist you are simply by checking a few boxes! The jokes go from "ouchy mama" to "HOOOO BURN" to "Wow. Just wow. Society, man." Preach, BF, let's all just #BanMen.I answered a little too honestly, mostly because I was laughing too hard to click, so I got: "You're well on your way to becoming the misandrist ... Read More
 Back in 2011, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore launched the Real Men Don't Buy Girls campaign to educate the public about child slavery and sex trafficking in the U.S. If you do not recall, here is a video to reacquaint yourself with the campaign ads. At the time these star-studded ads gained national attention, they received some critique because of the way it mixed comedy with the serious nature of the issue at hand. Some felt that the comical ... Read More
From the late 1950s to the mid-1960s, it was common practice for publishers to put out little dictionaries specifically edited and designed for preteen and young teenage girls. Their vinyl covers featured popular characters or aspirational figures (the cute scholar on the white one pictured here is named “Miss Sophista Kate”) and they were often a single item in a whole line of similarly designed accessories, from scrapbooks and photo albums to makeup ... Read More
Growing up is difficult for everyone, include puppies, but learning new things can also be deeply rewarding. Sometimes, life transitions seem daunting, whether you’re leaving college, switching jobs, or jumping from a very tall couch for the very first time. 9-week-old puppy Pierre (how French!) recently faced this challenge. He was frightened at first, but with the encouragement of his friends and family, he made the leap. As we face future transitions, the ... Read More
Did you just drop your panties and realize you forgot to stop by Duane Reade on your way home? Have no fear my feisty friends, because L. will readily send a bicycle delivery woman or man anywhere in Manhattan to hand you a box of high quality condoms in an hour or less, for a flat rate of $8. Could it get any better than that? Yes, because for every condom you buy, a condom is distributed to high-need areas, adhering to L.'s 1-to-1/buy-one-give-one ... Read More
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