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Anyone who’s ever tried to get a band together knows what a hassle it can be to get musicians to commit to a schedule. Now imagine if you also have the added obstacles of seven decades of violent ideological conflict between your singer and members’ homelands, military checkpoints on the way to practice, religious taboos around music and gender, and—oops—the fact that some of your members never really learned an instrument.American filmmaker Jen Heck decided to take on the nearly-impossible when she assembled a (mostly)...
After first period, seniors began strutting the halls, spreading the salacious word: Today was sex day in Bible class. Living Christian High School’s version of sexual education was taught in Bible—as opposed to, say, Biology—because school administrators believed the sex act—if done right—could be transcendent. In science class, we memorized the stages of gestation. However, what came before fell under the purview of a man we’ll call Mr. Pastor, the Bible teacher, who also considered Rush Limbaugh videos to be curriculum.At the 2:45 p.m. bell,...
Yogurt. Yoghurt. Yoghourt. Yo, gurt. Reining in many forms, it’s a diet staple. A cultured luxury. A wholesome family-friendly food. A tasty snack. But what other comforts can this fermented wonder provide? Warped in a cosmic Pinterest hole, I came up with a list of the most luxurious uses for yogurt. Enjoy your enzymes.1. Face MaskImage from onegoodthingYogurt contains enzymes and lactic acid which help hydrate the skin, smooth it's texture, and provides a calming and soothing sensation. This easy four ingredient mask can be...
New York State legislative leaders and Governor Cuomo have reached a budget agreement that includes one of the most progressive paid family leave policies in America to date. While the effects of the policy won’t be in full throttle for a few years, the implications of its passing are huge. New York State is setting a precedent for the fair treatment of workers nationally. While other states like California, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Washington have all passed family-leave programs, New York’s is the most...
Celebrities are tired of being labeled. Recently, many famous women have been speaking their minds about the labeling of models and clothing as “plus sized,” which leads to the separation of women based on numbers on a scale.Melissa McCarthy, who recently launched a badass clothing line for women, told Refinery29, “Seventy percent of women in the US are a size 14 or above and that’s technically ‘plus-size,’ so you’re taking your biggest category of people and telling them, ‘You’re not really worthy.” Her new line,...