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As the unprecedented Ebola outbreak continues to ravage Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, a startling fact regarding the death tolls has come to light: 75% of those who die from the virus are women. That's because most of the primary caregivers, nurses, and cross-border traders in those counties are female. Specialists say that the disease is fairly manageable as long as those in close proximity with the sick avoid bodily fluids or other forms of physical contact. That is a difficult order for those who are losing...
A tribute to the struggles and triumphs of growing up, first-time director Jen McGowan's film Kelly & Cal tells the story of a former Riot Grrrl whose transition into suburban motherhood is, well, not going very smoothly. Kelly, played by real life rock star Juliette Lewis, begins an unlikely friendship with her seventeen-year-old neighbor, played by Jonny Weston, who has recently suffered a spinal cord injury. Their culminating connection might be just the thing to jump start both of their lives.  It’s gotten great reviews, though the...
Susan Gregg Koger, ModCloth co-creator & Nicolette Mason fashion writer and designer   Nicolette Mason, a 20-something fashion columnist and editor, finally has a fashion line with ModCloth! If you aren’t already familiar with Nicolette’s particular brand of awesome, you might have forgotten you've stumbled upon her column “Big Girl Skinny World”  in Marie Claire or on Cosmo’s YouTube channel. If not, well here is a way to start falling in love with her: Mason paired up with Mod Cloth to create a fashion line of a...
If you were ever categorized as “basic” by the Internet, perhaps you are lamenting the loss of pumpkin in your diet this fall as you construct a less PSL-dependent existence. Whatever, HATERS GONNA HATE. The lack-o’-jack-o’-lantern food is a shame given the pulpy nutrients inside: one cup of cooked, mashed pumpkin has 245% of your daily vitamin A and 16% of your daily potassium (not that you were getting that in your latte). Don’t give up on that pumpkin. Here is a hypothetical menu to eat...
    Halloween is approaching quickly, and there’s one city that has a little-known obsession with the holiday: Portland, Oregon! We asked Portland’s Sallie Ford and the ladies of her new, all-girl rock band for some tips and tricks for the season of the witch. Weighing in are Sallie Ford (vocals/guitar), Anita Lee Elliot (bass), Amanda Spring (drums), and Cristina Cano (keyboards). Check out the interview below to find out who had an exorcism in her garage, who’s found multiple uses for her gorilla suit, and what...