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  Academy Award-winning documentarian Freida Mock’s new film Anita premiered at Sundance on Saturday, January 19. The film revolves around one of the most famous senate hearings of the late twentieth century, in which attorney Anita Hill accused Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. Over twenty years later, it's easy to forget the controversy of the Thomas  hearings; I was totally unprepared for the gale-force emotions that came from watching them all over again. My history in the workplace led me to a take a personal interest...
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  Ever since her adolescence, Rosie Schaap, who writes the “Drink” column for The New York Times, has felt an attraction to bars. As a teenager, her obsession begins when she starts giving tarot card readings in exchange for beer in the bar car of the Metro North commuter train. When she attends college in a small town where the local bar is the only means of entertainment, drinking in bars becomes Schaap’s devoted hobby. She even abandons her PhD studies when her favored bar in...
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When was the last time you found yourself inspired by a public restroom? Well, one girl was. A university student came across this handwritten note taped to the door of the stall she was using at her school. A good samaritan had responded to some of the graffiti left by other girls who wrote about "some of their most horrifying life experiences". At a time where we hear so many stories about girls teasing and bullying and just being all around mean to each other, it...
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Upworthy just reposted a batch of images from the Breast Cancer Foundation’s 2010 advertising campaign, “Are you obsessed with the right things?”. The campaign, created by DDB for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, won the Effies Gold Award in 2011. The eye-bending body paint work featured in these ads is well worth a good look, particularly the creative use of nipples. And the message of these ads, as a belated World Cancer Day reminder, seems pretty spot-on.    Photos via Upworthy.com...
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You know Reborn baby dolls? The ultra-realistic dolls that look for the world like actual newborns? They’re super popular, painstakingly created, and treasured by their owners. But do you ever find them to be just too...human? Artist Bean Shanine certainly did, and remedied the issue by creating a whole new breed of Reborn dolls. At The Twisted Bean Stalk, Shanine creates realistic, spot-on baby dolls. They just happen to be vampires and zombies and all manner of creep-tastic monsters. So, while you may not want to...
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