Hey girl, what's your sign? In this starry embroidery workshop lead by Jessica Marquez, maker behind Miniature Rhino and author of Stitched Gifts  from Chronicle Books, we'll make personalized zodiac constellations, and learn a handful of stellar stitches. $12 kit fee includes fabric constellation pattern, practice fabric, embroidery floss, needle, embroidery hoop, and a cotton bag for storing.  All signs are available, so you can pick your ... Read More
This morning, Amy Poehler gave us a couple of heartfelt ponderings through her webcam. In the latest episode of "Ask Amy", she responded to a young viewer's question about how much exposure to internet imagery is actually healthy or helpful to us. The comedian somberly admits that she personally does feel bombarded by visual media these days, “In light of recent events, I’ve, and I’m sure you have, and the rest of the world, if not America have ... Read More
  Hey LA, don’t forget: The Brokechella Music Fest is happening tomorrow downtown. This year’s lineup features Mann, Vindata, Mystery Skulls, and more.    Tickets are only $10! Get yours now if you haven’t already. Would be a shame for you to miss out. It might be the only totally sick thing this season that won’t make you wince at your bank account. image via ... Read More
Senior student Katelyn Campbell of George Washington High School, West Virginia, has been battling her school’s administration over their methods of sex education. Katelyn Campbell, soon-to-be high school graduate The conflict was sparked when Pam Stenzel, an international speaker and avid promoter of teen abstinence, was recently invited to speak at the school. Campbell refused to attend the event, claiming that Stenzel was engaging in ... Read More
We all heard about Obama’s recent faux pas with California attorney general Kamala Harris, him describing her as “by far the best-looking attorney general in the country.” Some of us were turned off, others didn’t think it was such a big deal. Amongst all these opinions, is there actual evidence that telling a female politician how good she looks is bad for her career?  Yes, there is! A recent survey done by the Name It, Change It ... Read More
We all love to point out the poseurs. But if you're thinking about telling the girl next to you that she doesn't know shit about gaming, just make sure she's not Rae Johnston, the gaming editor at TechLife. You might embarrass yourself is what I'm saying:   via The Mary ... Read More
In their latest New-York-themed issue, The Hollywood Reporter released a list of 35 Most Powerful People in Media. Of course, we just had to know - Where 'dem girls at? To my surprise, Oprah was not on the list. There were, however, fifteen female contenders of equal caliber. Let's take a moment to reminisce: It was 1974 when Barbara Walters became the first female co-host in network news. (Barb, by the way, is still on the list.) Today, seeing celebrated women ... Read More
After a fiery petition and subsequent protests outside their flagship store in New York City, Reebok has finally dropped rapper Rick Ross from their campaign. The controversy with the rapper stemmed from a line of his lyrics that glamorized date rape. UltraViolet, the gender equality group that spearheaded the movement, celebrates this positive turn in events. Co-founder Nita Chaudhary says, “We are thrilled to hear that Reebok is joining the fight against ... Read More
  Who should be the one to cut the cord? Nobody, perhaps. Mary Cealleigh, a midwife educator from Texas, believes that leaving the umbilical cord attached after birth is healthier for the baby. "Babies' immune systems are going through huge changes at a very rapid rate when they're first born," Cealleigh says. "Not disrupting the baby's blood volume at that time helps prevent future disease." Those who have tried it say that it also helps the navel ... Read More
Award-winning slam poet Denice Frohman drops some fresh verses against gay hate. There's not much I can say about the video that doesn't speak eloquently for itself. Just press play. She'll make you laugh, cheer, and cry - all in three minutes.   via Upworthy image via ... Read More
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