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Mama, I love you. Mama, I care. Mama, I love you. Mama, my friend. The Spice Girls really summed it up in "Mama," didn’t they? Moms are super special and should be honored. Share your Momma Love by helping photographer Ali Smith publish Momma Love, a book about motherhood. Watch this video and find out more:   For the past 12 years, Smith has been working on Momma Love: How the Mother Half Lives, which features compelling stories and portraits of 40 mothers. Smith says: “Six months ago, I signed a...
You see this weird ass plastic-looking thing? Apparently it's a condom, and it could be the next big thing in safe sex. The Origami is a collapsible silicone condom inspired by, well, origami, and it's designed to be a stronger, more comfortable, and realistic alternative to latex. They're also going to make a variety of condom types, including a male, female, and anal condom. From what we can tell, it looks a little thicker than the typical latex condom, but it seems like there's some pretty...
     Ursula Todd is born and dies during a snowstorm in England in 1910. The next time she is born in that snowstorm, circumstances change and she lives. And so Kate Atkinson’s compelling novel bears witness to a life and the ability to change it, given a second (or third, or more) chance. Although Ursula dies at the end of each version of her life, she manages to change the outcome the next time around, as one avoided or changed moment dictates a whole different...
In this golden age of entertainment, TV is not only better than ever, but more diverse. It's incredibly refreshing to see that some of today's best comedies and dramas feature a ton of women as well as people of color in prominent roles. Unfortunately, it looks like it's still a bunch of white dudes behind the scenes at some shows. The Writer's Guild of America West (WGAW) recently released statistics that reveal a depressing disparity in TV writing staffs. While there's been an increase of...
OMG it FINALLY feels like springtime here in N.Y.C.! Yesssss! That means I’ve officially retired my parka for the season, have resumed stealing my boyfriend’s hoodie as outerwear, and am now salivating over salads instead of the soups and stews that got me through the colder months. Truth be told, I wasn’t always a salad person. I was one of those vegetarians who basically lived on different iterations of starch and cheese. And then when I went vegan, I moved heaven and earth in search of...
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