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  Today is October 3rd, which means that the Mean Girls references will be pouring in on all social media fronts. In fact, they should just make October 3rd “Mean Girls Day”, whoever the “They” are who make holidays…… Here is a lovely list, thanks to Thought Catalog, of 20 movies that you may like if you like Mean Girls. WHICH IS EVERYONE. Realtalk: Mean Girls completely validated my lifestyle as a teenager. I was a Janis Ian and so badly bullied that I practically faked sick everyday...
  Sinead O’ Connor, the mother of controversy who once tore up a picture of John Paul II, had a few things to say to Miley Cyrus this week. By "a few things," I mean Sinead dropped massive wisdom bombs on the twerking pop star.    Miley cites Sinead O'Connor as her influence for the “Wrecking Ball” video in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, and Sinead is not happy. O'Connor writes, “I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe, or encouraged you in your own belief,...
That is the big question that New York City is raising through a new campaign called the NYC Girls Project, which aims to help promote self-esteem in tweens. In the newest “public education campaign geared towards girls ages 7-12,” new ads will appear on buses, subways, and phone kiosks. While the ads include phrases like, “I’m adventurous,” “I’m a leader,” “I’m creative,” and “I’m smart,” these traits are featured in a smaller font, while the main tagline that’s generously displayed is “I’m beautiful the way I am.” The campaign...
  Since a study came out about the long term effects of high heels on women's health, I’ve noticed a slew of essays, blog posts, and editorials on the cultural implications of what we choose to put on our feet. After scouring the web for insights, it’s hard to determine exactly how women feel about high heels.  Buzzfeed reports that shoes were used to “immobilize women” starting in Imperial China and the Middle Ages. From torturous foot-binding practices to three-foot-tall platforms, women’s feet have served as a literal...
Chanel Reynolds of Seattle, WA, never got around to doing any estate-planning—after all, she and her husband José were young and super-healthy. So when José was killed while bicycling near their home, Reynolds found herself drowning in confusion, grief, and unexpected paperwork. For three years, she wrangled insurance documents and muddled her way through probate court battles. Her lack of planning was typical—a recent poll found that 61 percent of American adults don’t have a will, let alone power of attorney or other legal documents in...