Either you've done it yourself or you've given it a highly-coveted "like," but either way, we've all seen engagement photos on Facebook. Usually they're on a beach (regardless of the season), on a windy day, and there are about 200 pictures of the same two people who can't stop making googly eyes at each other. Overall, the entire ordeal makes me want to barf a little at its cuteness.
Donald Trump has implied an assassination threat against Hillary Clinton, proving once again (as if we needed more proof) that he is a complete and total asshat. At a rally in Wilmington, North Carolina, the Republican presidential candidate said, “Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish, the second amendment.” The crowd responded with a chorus of boos. He continued, “If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the second amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know. But I’ll tell you what, that will be a horrible day.
Photo by Kay Wang Stitch, Please BE A BLUE JEAN QUEEN WITH THIS JAPANESE DENIM-REPAIR TECHNIQUE Sashiko, which translates to little stabs, is a traditional Japanese hand-repair technique developed by the working class in the 18th century as a way to fix holes in apparel and home textiles. Back then, indigo was the most inexpensive textile dye, so it was most common among the poorer classes—farmers, fishermen, and laborers—who often fixed blue items using white thread with this “functional embroidery.
Welp, it's true that we as a society take two steps back every time we take one step forward. With greater social awareness of what cultural appropriation is and why it's not okay, we still have time after time where celebrity "role models" commit major social faux pas.  Kylie Jenner, daughter of Kris and Caitlyn Jenner and Instagram star extraordinaire, recently celebrated her 19th birthday.
Unknown Painting by Ivan Makarov, 1870. During the early and mid-Victorian era, a great many health and beauty books echoed the popular 19th century sentiment that plumpness equaled good health. It was leanness, not heaviness, to which beauty experts directed the majority of their criticism. For example, in his 1870 book Personal Beauty: How to Cultivate and Preserve it in Accordance with the Laws of Health, author Daniel Brinton states that a “scrawny bony figure” is “intolerable to gods and men.
Something rotten is going on in the Bronx and not many people are noticing. Last month, New York City councilman Andy King publicly voiced his worries about teenage girls in the Bronx. Sine July 2014, 14 Bronx girls have gone missing and six of them went missing in the month of June alone. The girls were between 12-19 and all black or Hispanic. King said in a statement per Daily News, “Ever other week our young girls are just vanishing off our streets. Something is going on. They are attractive girls.
If Barb Holland isn’t your favorite character on Stranger Things, you’re wrong. Now, she even has a “sensitive rap tribute” about her. If only we could all be so lucky…YouTube comedy channel Dr. Chorizo Productions posted the tribute to our queen, titled “R.I.P. Barb.
It's about time that someone redefined the phrase #LikeAGirl. For years, pad/tampon manufacturer Always has inspired little girls and young women to redefine what it means to play sports like a girl—strong, tough, courageous, and perserverant. Now, the brand has come out with a new, Olympics-themed bout of inspiration. If you have 30 seconds to spare (and if you don't, I'm judging you so hard), please watch this wonderful video full of amazing young athletes telling other amazing young athletes to never give up.
As the host of a birth stories podcast, I have many mothers come on the show to share their birth stories of all types but some of my favorites (and I may be biased having had two of them myself) are homebirth stories. Of the 25 homebirth stories I've recorded so far, here are some of my favorite images and the stories to go along with them! via Coeur de La Photography When giving birth at home, women have so many different places where they can labor, including the comfort of their own bedrooms.
September 10 will be an exciting day in several major cities across the country. In Cleveland, Miami, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Atlanta, a free night of music and comedy will be hosted all in the name of access to abortion by everyone thanks to the All Access Coalition, a group of organizations that promote awareness of rights and access to abortion. The main All Access event is in Cleveland. “It’s fitting that the All Access main event is in Ohio,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.