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Break out your Seder plates because Passover is upon us. The Seder is the most commonly celebrated Jewish ritual, and it is performed in celebration of the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. Exodus 13:8 commands the retelling of the story of liberation every year; the verse reads, "You shall tell your child on that day, saying, 'It is because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.
2009 did not get off to a good start for Amma Asante. Within a couple of weeks, three projects she was commissioned to write and direct collapsed. A couple were Hollywood studio projects and the third was a British indie, a labor of love for Asante. In an article penned for The Independent, she said she began to over analyze, wondering if she was really fit to forge her way in the film industry.But in her moments of self-doubt, producer Damian Jones sent her a photo of an 18th century portrait. The image of Dido Elizabeth Belle and her cousin Elizabeth Murray changed Asante’s world.
You are here and your sweetheart is there...either across a crowded room or across a continent. What to do? When your partner was close, you’d have to get up, go over, reach out and touch them; when they were far away, you’d have to email, sext or Skype. But that was before technology made distance (somewhat) obsolete. With teledildonics, the science of remotely controlled sex, you can now get up close and personal no matter how near or far away you are.
So I hear you're gonna be in Brooklyn this weekend.
Photographer Katie Salisbury embarked on a trip through Germany and Greece with a small group of filmmakers to document the stories of refugee women and girls, creating the "She Is Syria" project. She encountered Afghani, Kurdish, Iraqi, Palestinian, Iranian, and Syrian women. Many were traveling alone with children. “I miss everything...my friends, my house. I think it was a good life, it was. But now, no,” Nadia, a 37-year-old from Syria, told Sailsbury. Nadia is divorced and without children and was traveling with her mother and her younger brother.
True story: Type in "period tracker" to the App store on your iPhone, and you will get 361 results. YIKES! How do you know which ones are good?  How do you know which one you'll like?  Well, I picked 8 of the most popular and highest recommended FREE period tracker apps out there and tracked my period, PMS symptoms, and ovulation on all of these apps. Yes, that is a screenshot of my phone. I DON'T MESS AROUND!!!   I am so in touch with my uterus right now that my Patronus is a Fallopian tube.
After Tuesday’s primary in New York, dozens of New Yorkers expressed gratitude by leaving their “I Voted” stickers on Susan B. Anthony’s grave at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York.  The tradition began in 2014, when Brienne Wojetsa organized a Facebook group encouraging voters to honor the pioneer of women’s rights, as well as acting as platform for voter registration information. Thank You Susan B. Anthony shows pictures of her grave decorated with “I Voted,” stickers from approximately thirty voters and two bouquets of flowers.  Susan B.
There is life and there is Facebook, but it’s hard to tell the difference. Facebook is a parallel universe where pictures of babies and puppies are endless and life is one long Coachella weekend of sun and fun. But it’s not real. That’s what I had to tell myself over and over: It’s. Not. Real. Facebook is not an accurate representation of anyone’s life, not even those adorable puppies.In the beginning, Facebook seemed harmless. It was in some ways a “grown up version” of Myspace. It took months for 15-year-old me to accept that Myspace was dead.
Earlier this month, English comedian and actor Stephen Fry — who is also president of the mental health charity Mind — criticized survivors of childhood sexual abuse for their "self-pity" during an appearance on The Rubin Report. While criticizing the concepts of trigger warnings and safe spaces, Fry said, “It’s a great shame and we’re all very sorry that your uncle touched you in that nasty place, you get some of my sympathy, but your self-pity gets none of my sympathy because self-pity is the ugliest emotion in humanity.