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Ari Seth Cohen, creator of Advanced Style--a fashion blog that features older people in amazing outfits--has partnered with Australian band Van She to create a series of videos that explore what happiness means. (Van She’s latest album is fittingly titled Idea of Happiness.)   Jean (L) and Valerie (R)   For the first video, Cohen picked two of the fabulous ladies from Advanced Style, Valerie and Jean (aka The Idiosyncratic Fashionistas), to talk about what happiness means to them. Their answers range from big moments in life like finishing...
  IKEA has been under fire this past week after it was revealed that they had airbrushed all the women out of the images in their annual catalog for IKEA Saudi Arabia. They have since apologized and expressed their “regret” for the situation, telling the Associated Press, "We should have reacted and realized that excluding women from the Saudi Arabian version of the catalog is in conflict with the IKEA Group values." The company’s home country of Sweden was the first to criticize this move, followed by the...
  With the new James Bond film, Skyfall, opening in theatres on November 9th, it’s time for a new jam to accompany it. As one of the most successful artists to come out of the UK, Adele was the obvious choice to sing the signature theme song for this installment of the franchise. And of course, her classic lady-crooner sound works perfectly with the classy feel of the Bond films. So why haven’t I melted into a pool of my own tears, as I usually...
  FAIR Girls is a wonderful organization that works to prevent exploitation of girls and end sex trafficking in Bosnia, Montenegro, Serbia, Russia, Uganda, and the United States.  FAIR stands for “Free, Aware, Inspired, Restored,” which is exactly what these young survivors of prostitution and violence become.  The name, according to their site, “reflects our ongoing commitment to providing girls around the world the chance to live happy, healthy, empowered lives.” In response to the U.N.'s declaration of the first ever International Day of the Girl, FAIR...
    This Is Personal, a new social media campaign by The National Women’s Law Center, aims to educate and empower young women on keeping our reproductive rights intact and personal (since they clearly are a personal issue).       The campaign’s site provides helpful visual resources that clearly explain policies that jeopardize our reproductive rights, like a map highlighting states that require invasive ultrasounds before having an abortion. The site is laid out in a way that is super easy to read and use, with attention-grabbing facts and statistics...