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Sadly, Photoshop exaggeration is old news. “Nobody really looks like that”, you remind yourself every time a commercial flashes an image of an airbrushed-to-“perfection” model.  Although, do we as individuals really have any power to change the marketing industry standard?  One father says “yes." Seth Matlins, a former chief marketing officer, has seen his fair share of computer-altered waistlines and falsely whitened skin. ... Read More
Yesterday I ran away with the circus.  Let me rephrase that.  Yesterday I left work a little early to take the 20 minute PATH Train ride to Aerial Acrobat Entertainment in Jersey City.  There, I took an hour-long Lyra & Trapeze class, taught by Guinevere DiPiazza.  I’ll admit that I was a little nervous—I can’t remember the last time I attempted anything that requires upper body strength (unless typing on a computer counts ... Read More
Once upon a time, beauty companies were telling women that their bodies weren't smooth enough, their faces clear enough, and their hair, shiny enough. However, after various body-positive movements in addition to all the feminist scholars critiquing the issue, companies have attempted to alter the explicit ways in which they enforce constant body surveillance. Now more recently, we are seeing women's beauty advertisements "praise" empowerment over body image. Take ... Read More
In the world of HelloFlo, girls are so excited to get their period that they fake it with glittery red nail polish on a giant maxi pad in order to win the respect of their equally adolescent peers.   If you’re unfamiliar, HelloFlo is a company that assembles care packages geared toward preteens that are just about to get their period. And they include the works - tampons, pads, and snacks (yes, SNACKS).  In this little video, a mom lets her ... Read More
Darek Isaacs claims to have thought long and hard about evolutionary theory.  But then again, he also thinks that it excuses rape, a belief that pretty clearly illustrates that he should think a little harder. Isaacs, a creationist, is clearly trying legitimize his own studies of evolution when he states in an episode of “Creation Today” that he has critically examined the work of Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, E.O. Wilson, and ... Read More
Oh Lizzy, I couldn’t agree more. We women have been gracing the world with our comedic talents for far too long. It’s time for the boys, with their biologically inferior jokes, to share a little of the glory. Check out her interview on Comedy Bang! Bang! about how the comedy world should be a little more equal for the genders:  Man, nothing I love more than some good satire.   Image via ... Read More
Artist: Sarah Maloney Brain – detail
 Knitted cotton, stainless steel armature
 35.6 x 35.6 x 152.4 cm
1998-99 
Collection Beaverbrook Art Gallery Knit one, purl two, less stress and eternal youth, woo-hoo!  Recent studies have shown that knitting is not only an awesome pastime that allows you to de-stress and kill some time, but it is also a great way to help keep your brain beach-bum-fit and at lower risk for illnesses like dementia (no ... Read More
Earlier this year, the My Brother’s Keeper program, a national initiative with the goal of improving the lives of boys and young men of color (specifically Black and Latino youth) was established. The initiative itself is somewhat flawed in that it is perpetuated by a rhetoric that supports white supremacy. While, yes, the fact that the first Black president is coming out with this type of program is eons beyond what we would expect a white president to do ... Read More
Apparently, cell phones can do more harm to us than simply getting us in trouble for playing Candy Crush and perusing Twitter in class. Grrreat.  What is actually great, though, is that this scientific discovery was made by none other than a group of ninth grade girls. Go young women in STEM! According to a new experiment carried out by five ninth graders at Hjallerup School in Denmark, the radiation emitted by cell phones can have a detrimental effect on life ... Read More
Searching for a summer jam to make you feel AWESOME? Girl, have I got something for you. I’ve been listening to Meghan Trainor’s new single, “All About That Bass,” nonstop for about an hour and my mood has significantly improved. The best part of Trainor’s single is that it’s all about loving yourself, no matter what you look like. Trainor starts off her retro pop jam singing about how she “ain't no size two”but how ... Read More
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