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  While Dr. Phil’s show is best known for bringing paternity fights and relationship advice to America’s homes, his wife Robin McGraw clearly has more altruistic ambitions, as she proved with the debut of ASPIRE News, her new free iPhone and Android app for victims of domestic abuse. The app is disguised as a typical news outlet, with stories from the day powered by Yahoo! News, but the “Help” section is a hidden guide to resources for domestic violence. It also includes a “Go” feature, which,...
  My grandmother was an artist, and throughout her career, she’d make abstract sculptures and embroidery that I’d stare at for hours as a child: “oh, that looks like a face, and that there? That’s an animal.” Our play was art-making, and I was always amazed at how different her aesthetic would become when she was with me. Her paper dolls weren’t abstract at all; I’d make an abstract shape, and she’d magically transform it into a dragon. Her work around my childhood self was whimsically...
Lena Dunham recently posted a teaser for the official Girls teaser on her Instagram, and even though it’s, like, 20 seconds long, it is STILL AMAZING. From Adam’s shirtlessness to Hannah’s total togetherness (lol JK), the preview will get you excited for the real teaser, which drops this Sunday.  But this isn't the only fabulous news!! The Girls season three trailer was released today, and it looks prettttty marvelous. And by marvelous, I mean that everyone's life is still a total freakin' mess.  Watch the teaser here, check out the trailer...
  Since “selfie” became Oxford English Dictionary’s word of the year, the internet has been abuzz with mediations on the trend’s implication for young women, the group with whom the trend has become most popular. Does the validation of the selfie as a word and as a fixture in modern society hurt or help those who take them?   Flavorwire’s Michelle Dean and Jezebel’s Erin Gloria Ryan view the photographic medium as dangerous to young women’s self-esteem and sense of worth. Both argue that the ubiquity of selfies...
Topman, an offshoot of the internationally renowned clothing line Topshop, is sponsoring a female blogger for the first time in its 35 year history.  Sonny Oram, founder of Qwear, identifies as a queer female whose wardrobe consists of menswear. Topman announced their new sponsorship in an interview with Oram, where she discussed how gender identity and sexuality helped inform her style.  She details how she prefers clothes that will hide her curves, but she shies away from the term “androgynous.” “Androgyny has grown to mean super...