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Sad news: Debbie Martin, Angelina Jolie’s maternal aunt, died this Sunday after a nine-year battle with breast cancer. This comes less than two weeks after Angelina’s breast cancer story rocked the world and sparked widespread talks about the disease and its treatment options. Debbie was the younger sister of Angelina’s mother, who died of ovarian cancer in 2007. All three women carried the “faulty” BRCA1 gene that Angelina describes in her now famous New York Times Op-Ed. Unlike Angelina, Debbie didn’t discover her BRCA1 gene in time...
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Hey girl. The Beautiful Cervix Project wants you to know you’re beautiful on the inside. Way, way in. The project uses workshops and toolkits to help women explore the deepest parts of their vaginas, all to show them how “beautiful” their cervixes are. The official website is packed with info about the mighty cervix and the joys of examining it. First question: do we really need to see that? Errrr nope, no we do not. BUT if you’ve never read about the wonders of cervical self-examinations (like me,...
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Well this is awesome - two students from Cornell University have created a mannequin modeled after real plus sized bodies, building the most accurate curvy shape the fashion industry has ever used. That sounds a little strange (why would an accurate plus-size mannequin be revolutionary?) but until now, most mannequins for larger clothes were made by just magnifying the general proportions of smaller mannequins. That means the proportions of plus-sized mannequins have been pretty far from the real proportions of your average plus-sized bod. Sophomores Brandon Wen...
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In what parallel universe does a woman publicly apologize to a man who threatens to beat her up and make her “suck skin off" his dick? Our universe, apparently. And as an added bonus, this woman is Katy Perry, idol to millions of teenage girls. After Perry tweeted “Just heard a new song on the radio called "I hate being sober" I now have serious doubt for the world,” the song's artist, Chief Keef (real name Keith Cozart) decided to respond. The rapper wrote that Perry should...
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Are you sitting down? Good! Because your eyes are about to explode from the sheer cool that is the Etsy site, Togetherness. Togetherness is the brainchild of Australian designer Esther Sandler. Esther combines cross-stitch, needlework and macramé to create individual pieces that you will just need for your body, home and brain! That’s right, not only is Esther a crafty wonder, she also makes zines for your reading pleasure.  And just because she loves you, Esther wraps all her products up in personalised, adorable packaging! Here are our BUST faves: This uniquely designed...
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