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When 23 year old badass Shelby Swank was left by her fiance five days before their wedding, what did she do? Well, she knew “a pity party was the farthest thing from what [she] wanted or needed.” So at her photographer Elizabeth Hoard’s suggestion, she gathered her family and friends on November 1st, the day of the intended nuptials, and together they trashed her wedding dress. A day that could have been spent in mourning, with plenty of ice cream and wine, was instead embraced. After...
Like many people in every corner of the world, we were pretty gutted when Jon Stewart announced his retirement from The Daily Show yesterday. It really speaks to how beloved and talented someone is when 16 years at the same job just doesn’t seem long enough. We’ll miss so much about Stewart’s hosting—his better-than-the-real-news fact-checking, readiness to interview everyone from Malala Yousafzai to Bill O’Reilly, and relentless criticism of dumb idiots like Glenn Beck. But most importantly, we’ll miss his super-feminist rants, like this one:  The...
Obviously, the best way to get women interested in securing their financial freedom is to lure them in with perfumed credit cards, right? That’s one marketing strategy an Islamic bank has implemented in order to grab the attention of the growing population of women working in the Gulf region. Al Hilal Bank PJSC, a Shariah-compliant lender owned by the Abu Dhabi government, has been wafting The Laha Card (whose Arabic name translates to “for her”) in employed women’s faces since last month, and they plan on...
Ahh, doesn’t the promise of another six weeks of winter just warm your heart? Yeah, it doesn’t for us, either. With the weather outlook remaining bleak for the upcoming holiday weekend, it might be time to settle in next to a laptop and queue up some of the latest flicks arriving on Netflix. Girls Just Want To Have Fun (1985) Of course we had to start off our list with this classic '80s standard. Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Biff Yeager, and Helen Hunt, this flick follows Janey’s (Sarah Jessica...
  Ah, Valentine’s Day. The annual event can conjure up a bevy of emotions for people in any stage of a relationship. So whether you’re feeling Single As Fuck, or floating in a sea of marital bliss, we can agree that all anybody wants on this day is to feel… good. If that kind of good comes in the form of an extra large cheese pizza for one or a massive sushi boat for two (or more) then by all means, you do you. But in the...
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