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  I'm a big fan of the everyday cat-eye and this tutorial is long over due. With help from Jason Hood, I'm excited to finally share my cat-eye process. I've put together a tutorial for an easy way to recreate this look. This is my first video tutorial so bear with me and some of my ramblings. Hope you enjoy! For some added glamour, here are a few cat-eyed vixens who inspire me.  Ronnie Spector: My ultimate beauty icon.

  Have you ever woken from a dream that was so tangible, the damn thing haunted you for months after? If not, read Kiki Petrosino’s Fort Red Border (Sarabande Books) instead. Her debut collection is, for the most part, comprised of poems about a fantasized affair with actor Robert Redford and all the psychic turmoil that comes with it. Even though the book’s title is an anagram for Redford’s name, these poems aren’t just imaginative love letters written with winking metaphor.

I never thought I’d have to say this, but … does President Obama need to borrow one of Mitt Romney’s binders full of women? Recent appointments for Obama’s second-term cabinet shows a staggering lack of diversity. A now infamous photograph showing the President with his senior advisors – a room full of white men, lounging around in their best business casual – could just as well be a photo of poker night at the Hamptons, as at the Oval Office.

With over 37, 400 signatures and counting, New York writer Sabrina Lamb has succeeded in getting Oxygen to drop their heinous show proposal “All My Babies’ Mamas.” The cancelled show would have followed Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo and his eleven children with their ten mothers. The Parents Television Council said the show was “grotesquely irresponsible and exploitative.” When Lamb first saw a promotion for the program, her “blood curdled.” She was especially concerned with the embarrassment the children would face for entertainment’s sake.

Planned Parenthood has released a new video as part of its Not in Her Shoes campaign, imploring viewers to set aside labels like “pro-choice” and “pro-life” when it comes to their ideas about abortion. We had a bit to say about this topic last week, as have many other sites and publications, feminist or otherwise. With so many Americans taking issue with these binary points of view, is does seem like the right moment to consider setting them aside while discussing America’s relationship with abortion.

This week marks the release of The Heavy by Dara-Lynn Weiss, known popularly on the Web as “that horrible fat-shaming mother with the Vogue essay”. Weiss sent shockwaves of ire throughout the Internet last year when Vogue published her personal essay about dealing with her daughter Bea’s obesity in light of her own complicated feelings about food.  The essay, “Weight Watcher” was roundly criticized upon its publication. Internet commenters accused Weiss of humiliating her daughter and shamelessly cashing in on her condition.

Cute bracelets made from recycled metal and money that goes to a good cause? What's not to love! That's what Jessica Mindich, a former lawyer from New Jersey, was thinking when she started Jewelry for a Cause, a company that believes "purchasing jewelry could be guilt-free, even an act of philanthropy."  Having designed jewelry to increase awareness for Alzheimers and the shortage of drinking water in developing nations, this mother of two is now using her design talents to raise awareness for gun violence.

In response to mounting pressure from activists and everyday citizens alike, the White House has finally begun to explore ways to strengthen gun control in America. And as if the mere fact of that isn’t good news enough, the solutions under consideration are executive orders that would not require the backing or cooperation of our immovable Congress. After Vice President Joe Biden met with the NRA last week, it became abundantly clear that the White House would receive no support from the group with regard to improving gun control legislation in the United States.

How to beat the mid-workday slump in one easy step: watch this kid rock out on the xylophone like there's no tomorrow. I don't even know what's cuter—the impassioned enthusiasm of this little one's performance or that adorable sailor outfit. (Seriously, I want that outfit. I will search on Etsy all day if I have to.) May we all pummel our Tuesday morning anxieties and hang-ups with the ferocity that this kid pummels that crap out of those keys.

Birth Story is a compelling documentary that tells the story of Ina May Gaskin and her husband Stephen, who began a flourishing farming commune in Tennessee in the 1970s. “The Farm” began when Stephen, a spiritual leader and orator, was asked to go on a speaking tour around the U.S. The couple’s friends and fans of Stephen’s speeches asked to join them on the tour. Ina began teaching herself how to deliver on the tour when the pregnant women riding with them went into labor.
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