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In a story published yesterday, USA Today worked with journalists from 75 newspapers to take inventory of untested rape kits around the country—finding more than 70,000 untested, and possibly thousands more. Their comprehensive feature includes anecdotes from rape survivors, interviews with law enforcement, and even a search engine to see how many untested rape kits there are in your county’s police department. Yet, as they state, there is still more questioning and corresponding activism to be done.  The article makes important points, especially about the significance of...
Our lives were improved by watching Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson star as Annalise Keating and Cookie Lyon on ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder and Fox’s Empire, respectively. And thankfully, the Emmy gods noticed, nominating both women for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. But now, their badassery on these burgeoning primetime series isn’t merely impressive – it’s historic. Davis and Henson are the first black women to be nominated for the same Emmy category. The announcement comes two years after Kerry...
Meet Radamenes. He’s Polish, cuddly, and above all else, helps to save the lives of other animals. After surviving a respiratory infection, he felt it was his duty to assist his veterinarians in caring for the animals of his shelter. Radamenes adds extra warmth to his recovering, husky friend. Here, he gets up close and personal with a fellow cat. We imagine he’s telling his friend to “keep fighting!” This sick cat can’t clean itself, but that’s okay, because Radamenes is to the rescue! Radamenes stands guard over two...
We were completely awed by the work of The White Helmets, a group of civil defenders in Syria who work to save civilians left in the rubble after bombings by the Syrian government regime. Since public services don’t function in these areas, The White Helmets are essentially the only way for survivors of bombings to be transported from the rubble to organizations providing medical aid. We were particular drawn to their incredible work because of the influx of women they've trained in the past year....
Here’s a crazy stat for you: The 44-year-old founder of Spanx, Sara Blakely, is the youngest self-made lady billionaire in history. The business of whittling down women’s waists has been a big deal for a long time, so maybe it’s not too surprising that the person who started the modern restrictive undergarment craze is swimming in moola. But what are Spanx and other body shapers really costing you? New reports tell scary tales of compressed organs, squashed bowels, and numbness and tingling in the legs, all caused by...
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