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We're all constantly told to ignore the trolls—a nice idea, but pretty ineffective in execution. The trolls are packing peanuts that exploded via opening a box on your living room floor. They're not going anywhere. Thankfully, it looks as though responding to sexist numbskulls on Twitter invites others to do the same, and effectively benefits women's mental health. Anyone who has grown up female, a person of color, LGBTQ, or otherwise marginalized knows the Internet can be a personal hell. Slurs and hate speak are commonplace,...
Punxsutawney Phil, the asshole he is, told us this week that we're going to be enduring six more weeks of winter. Great, you think, as you empty the slush that somehow made its way inside your boots. If only we could all just crawl back into the ground and sleep for a month and a half. Groundhog jerk. So yes, you're stuck in your winter wardrobe for what looks like the foreseeable future. But instead of grudgingly pulling on another sweater, why not brighten up those...
For this Freebie Friday we're giving away 1 autographed copy of  Joni Mitchell: Love Has Many Faces 4-CD set! In addition, the lucky winner will receive an exclusive tote bag, featuring one of the art pieces from the box, painted by Joni! Joni Mitchell: Love Has Many Faces is a career-spanning 4 CD box set, familiar but fresh, curated and sequenced by the artist, and packaged as a book containing 53 lyrical poems, six new paintings, and an autobiographical text illuminating her recording process. It is funny, mystical, and...
In honor of Black History Month, we here at HQ wanted to commemorate 5 amazing ladies that may go under the radar in the memory of civil rights in America.  1. Madam C. J. Walker (1867-1919)  “I got my start by giving myself a start.”  Born as Sarah Breedlove on a Louisiana plantation to two former slaves, Madam Walker had a difficult early life. She was a wife at age 14, a mother at 17, and a widow at age 20. How she turned her life around? Her hair-care...
Three young fashionistas got a firsthand look at the despairing world beyond the clothes they buy, blog, and wear each day: The premise of the Norwegian reality show, Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion, follows fashion lovers Anniken Jorgensen, Frida Ottesen, and Ludvig Hambro as they step into the lives of Cambodian sweatshop workers in the nation's capital, Phnom Penh. Once the group of women are on the ground in Cambodia, the vibe goes from chill to chilling. “The truth is, we are rich because they are poor,” Hambro...
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