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For years, the icons on Facebook have stayed the same. Last year it updated the notifications globe to be less America-centric. Depending on what region you’re viewing Facebook from, you’ll either see an Europe-centric globe, an Asia-centric globe or the original America-centric version. Now, Facebook has finally updated its people icons and it’s all due to one designer, Caitlin Winner. Winner was looking at the icons one day when she realized the female icon had a chip in her shoulder. Read More
Curiosity cabinets gained popularity during the Renaissance, and are considered the precursor to museums. Originally, a “cabinet of curiosity” referred to an entire room filled with extraordinary items. Eventually, though, the term came to mean a single “curio” cabinet used to display a personal collection of objects—including (but certainly not limited to) preserved animals and bugs, bones, teeth, claws, feathers, horns, coral, stones, shells, plants, medical objects, drawings, paintings, interesting relics, and creepy doll heads. Read More
Meet Caya, a new and improved version of the diaphragm birth control option. For those unfamiliar to what a diaphragm is, the idea is simple: a flexible, dome shaped cup is vaginally inserted to block the cervix, thus preventing sperm from entering. This is awesome news for women looking for a non-hormonal option of birth control due to either medical conditions or personal choices. Its process of creation took 10 years and involved user feedback to make this a modern, easy-to-use device. Read More
Change is in the air, and Cara Delevingne is pleased as punch. The bisexual model told Daily Mail Australia, “I think everyone has a right to be whoever they want to be, so I’m just very happy,” with the news of Caitlyn Jenner’s coming out as transgender. When Ireland and the United States legalized same-sex marriage, she said, “I think it’s wonderful that you know, it’s being accepted more and more. Read More
Guess who landed an internship with HBO’s Girls? The president’s accomplished first daughter, 17-year-old Malia Obama.  An aspiring filmmaker, Malia has been working on set in Williamsburg with show creator Lena Dunham and actresses including Jemima Kirke. The internship, however, is hardly Malia’s first foray into entertainment. Read More
Add a base primer of “Bye-bye DOMA,” foundation in “Obergefell v. Hodges,” and eye shadow from the “YAS” palette for the ultimate marriage equality look. Sound confusing? Have a look for yourself:   YouTube comedian, Megan MacKay hilariously celebrates the SCOTUS same-sex marriage ruling by giving the issue a makeup tutorial. Read More
You probably saw Humans of New York’s heartbreaking photo of a little boy, head in his hands, with the caption, “I’m homosexual and I’m afraid about what my future will be and that people won’t like me.” It quickly went viral, getting nearly 59,000 shares (and counting) on Facebook. Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton and talk show guru Ellen Degeneres showed their support on Friday. “Prediction from a grown-up: your future will be amazing,” Clinton wrote in a Facebook comment. Read More
A new proposal that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is considering could mean hell for some domain owners. Currently, when you register a domain, you are required to provide a host of  personal information, including your mailing address, a phone number, and your email address. Anyone can look that information up on whois.icann.org. Luckily for those who would like a bit more privacy, there are companies you can pay to hide your information for you. However, this new proposal could take away that privacy for many domain owners. Read More
In a huge win for world health, Cuba has become the first country ever to receive validation from the World Health Organization for ending mother-to-child HIV and syphilis transmissions. An estimated 1.4 million women with HIV and 1 million women with syphilis give birth every year. Children born from a mother with HIV have 15-45% chance of being infected with the virus. Syphilis can cause death in fetuses or leave children with horrible neonatal infections. Cuba has been working for many years to end the mother-to-child transmission of these infections. Read More
  “There’s only me. I am the law,” Buffy says to her friends in one of the final episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This is what I wanted: To be singular, and singularly powerful. My sophomore year of high school, I could never concentrate in class because I was constantly thinking about two things: my after-school snack and watching an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The former was always a piece of toast or a bowl of cereal, and I fantasized about it for basically the entire second half of the school day. Read More
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