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Oh, the weather outside is frightful…but Alex Silva’s cozy handmade knits are beyond delightful. Her intricate circle scarves—in luxe merino wool—are perfect to pair with even the drabbest of winter coats on chilly days. I’m especially loving her candy-colored Aztec Knit Print Scarf:   I’m also dying over these high-waisted knickers in a delicious dusty green.

Atlanta couple Bria Airb and Chrissy Chambers hit YouTube this past summer with humorous, equality-themed duets. Today, their videos collectively boast over 325,000 views –and with good reason. Tackling hot-button themes like Chick-Fil-A's anti-gay stance and the Republican Party's rape gaffes, they'll manage to make any feminist chuckle (instead of pulling out her hair). We chatted with the singing, song-writing, and dress-up loving duo about the 2012 election, their message for LGBT youth, and how they'll make us laugh next.

This Epic Alphabet Sampler is perfect for embroidery newbies and rainy days, and has everything to get you stitching away: fabric, embroidery floss, and iron-on transfers. Stitch out a traditional saying like "Home Sweet Home," or get creative with your own saying (how about "Mondays Blow"). When you're done, you'll have a new piece of art for your wall. Epic Alphabet Sampler, $20, sublimestitching.

A study by Yale scientists has shown that academic scientists are, on average, biased against women. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), tested scientists’ reactions to men and women with exactly equal qualifications. In the study, academic scientists — both men and women — were given an application from a student applying for a lab manager position. The applications were all identical, but some had a male name and some had a female name.

Nothing says holiday goodness quite like unique sweet treats!  Whimsy & Spice is a wonderful bakery founded in 2008 in Brooklyn, NY.  Wife and husband team Jenna Park and Mark Sopchak, combine their skills to create delicious treats.

The bitter winds are a-blowin’ and tis the season for blankets, hot drinks, and cuddling.  When you bundle up to endure the cold weather, or even if you’re just snuggled up at home with hot cocoa, consider slipping into a Toasty Time sweater!     Toasty Time sweatshirts are adorable hoodies with handmade mittens sewed on as pockets.  A family-owned knitting factory in Schenectady, New York makes the mittens with yarn.

  For me, winter is all about curling up with a Netflix or a good book and a nice cup of herbal tea. Actually, that’s how I cope with every season. I’m definitely adding some teas from Not Just Tea to my cupboard this holiday season. Not Just Tea is a “boutique specialty tea company that specializes in hand-blending the finest whole-leaf teas to create new and interesting tea blends for maximum taste and healthy benefits.” As the name suggests, Not Just Tea offers more than just your average English breakfast and green tea blends.

Get your best pin-up, rockabilly, or burlesque-style hair accessories at Dollsville NYC.  Dollsville creator Laura combines her love of vintage music and culture with 10 years of experience in the NYC fashion industry to create beautiful, unique fascinators, cocktail hats, veils, bows, and more.   All items are hand-sewn, sculpted, and painted  — and they’re all gorgeous, eye-catching standout pieces.

  Are you frustrated because, nothing is going as planned? Do you feel like this month has been blanketed as a haze of confusion? Do you find yourself lost and taking the wrong path, when you know the way? Well, prepare for more mayhem because Mercury is in Retrograde. This means that the planet Mercury appears to be going backwards in its orbit from our point of view on Earth. While it isn’t actually going backwards, it looks appears this way for about three weeks. It happens four times a year.

What’s the deal with Facebook hating so hard lately, taking down photos revealing realities of women’s issues?   This past week Facebook banned Hildur Lilliendahl Viggósdóttir, an Icelandic women’s rights activist, for reposting sexist comments she found publicly posted on the site.  Now we’re hearing that Facebook punished a woman for posting a photo of herself breastfeeding her daughter.   Gina Crosley-Corcoran is the creator of the feminist motherhood blog, The Feminist Breeder, and former member of the ‘90’s grunge band, Veruca Salt.
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